County Meath

Meath is a land rich in the history of the ancient High Kings of Ireland. Essential parts of any visit to Meath are, as mentioned earlier, the Hill of Tara and the passage grave at Newgrange, centuries older than the pyramids and beautifully restored.



Trim Castle, the location for much of the Mel Gibson movie Braveheart, is another essential stop-off point for those interested in history. The castle is the largest and best preserved of all the castles of the Norman occupation and provides an insight into the way of life on the island at the time.

Meath has an abundance of leisure activities to offer. There are a number of famous golf courses near Navan and Trim, and fishing of every sort can be found by the River Boyne or along the stretch of Meath's coastline. Equestrian and walking holidays are also very popular here.

Meath has several big towns for shopping and big nights out, especially Navan, the county town.

In addition to being an estate of historic importance, Slane Castle is home each year to the Slane Concert, which has taken place in early summer each year since 1981 and has hosted such famous acts as The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Bon Jovi.


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