The population is 2,209. Over 14 percent of its residents are from eastern Europe, according to CSO Census 2006 figures.
There are many ways to get to Oldcastle and lots to do during your visit, so, come and see what Oldcastle has to offer.
Twice daily bus service to/from to Dublin. UPDATE: According to the bus eiran site this is no longer the case and a change of service will now be required in kells/virigina. Can a local confirm/deny this?
On foot or taxi is the only option. The place is very small so taxi is unnecessary.
Lots of independent butchers, green grocers and a branch of Londis and a large SuperValu. you will also be able to buy some beautiful scenic photos of Oldcastle and loughcrew by Irish Photo Scene in local outlets.
Kraft Kaffe is also worth a visit and hosts a large stock of local and national art work, and serves up some of the finest coffee you will find.
A lot of take-aways with pizza, Chinese, Indian, fish & chips, etc.
Plenty of pubs to choose from. Whether it's Irish music or a friendly chat with friends, the pub scene in Oldcastle has a lot to offer and the award winning black and white pub of the year, The Dublin Bar, with its old style decor and cosy atmosphere, is certainly worth a visit and is located in the centre of the town.
The Naper Arms Hotel, also provides the town with its fabulous Naper Tandy restaurant and tunnel night club is a popular choice for all, with top radio DJs and a variety of local and national musicians playing every weekend.
Some pubs will have rooms or there are a number of B&B's to choose from. There are also two hotels in the town and Boolies Country Hotel just outside the town.Currans B&B is also located on the Millbrook Road in Oldcastle and is the ideal location for your stay in Oldcastle.
Loughcrew Cairns is worth a visit, but be sure to wear proper footwear as this site is the highest point in county meath and can be dangerous after rainfall.