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County Meath

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County Meath is in Ireland's East Coast and Midlands.


  • Navan (An Uaimh) (County Town)
  • Enfield (An Bóthair Buí)
  • Oldcastle(Sean Caisleain)
  • Trim (Baile Atha Throim)
  • Kells (Ceannas Mor)
  • Moynalty (Maigh nEalta)

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County Meath (the "middle") was formed from the eastern part of the former kingdom of Mide (see Kings of Mide) but now forms part of Leinster. Historically the kingdom included all of the current county as well as all of Westmeath and parts of Cavan, Longford, Louth, Offaly, Dublin and Kildare. The High King of Ireland sat at Tara in Meath. The archaeological complex of Brú na Bóinne is 5,000 years old and includes the burial sites of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth, in the northeast of the county. It is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site.


Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

There is an hourly bus service from Dublin - The 109 bus from Bus Aras.

By Car[edit]

Navan is beside the M3 motoway. To get onto the M3, take exit 6 on the M50 ring road of Dublin.

By plane[edit]

Meath is less than an hour away from Dublin Airport. The N2 or M3 main roads will get you into Meath

Get around[edit]

Car is the easiest way.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Hill of Tara. The Hill of Tara (Irish Cnoc na Teamhrach; Irish Temair na Rí, "Hill of the Kings"), located near the River Boyne, is an archaeological complex that runs between Navan and Dunshaughlin in County Meath, Leinster, Ireland. It contains a number of ancient monuments, and, according to tradition, was the seat of Árd Rí na hÉireann, or the High King of Ireland. Recent scholarship claims that despite the rich narratives derived from mythologies, Tara was not so much a true seat of kingship, but a sacral site associated with kingship rituals. Other historians have argued that the concept itself is mostly mythical.  edit
  • Castles. at Trim, Slane (private), Dunsany (limited opening), Killeen (being converted to a hotel).  edit
  • Religious ruins. at Trim (two), Bective, Slane (two), Dunsany, Skryne (Skreen).  edit
  • Mound Structures. 2500-year-old mound structures of disputed origin at Telltown.  edit
  • Loughcrew,. an ancient historical site.  edit
  • High Crosses in Kells.  edit
  • King Johns Castle.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Fairyhouse Races Ratoath - Fairyhouse is one of Ireland's premier racecourses.

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Drink[edit][add listing]

Clems pub in Navan is a popular bar with locals and vistors alike and is often referenced by the Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan and is a good place to watch a match and have a pint.

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Get out[edit]

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