Meath

Contae na Mi in Irish, Meath is part of the Mid-East Region.  It is located in Leinster and is named after the
ancient kingdom of Mide (meaning “middle”).  It is Ireland’s Heritage Capital and was also once the territory
of the Hiigh Kings of Ireland.  

Some places of interest include:

Kells Heritage Centre

Kells Heritage Centre is a vibrant visitor attraction which is located in the Heritage Town of Kells. Please note
that the centre is temporarily closed.  Information on the centre is available at Kells Town Hall, in Kells County
Meath.

Fourknocks

Fourknocks is a megalithic passage tomb which is located about 16km from Newgrange, near Ardcath, County
Meath. The 5,000-year-old graves are adorned with abstract art. The main chamber features one of the few
prehistoric representations of a human face.

Hill of Tara

The Hill of Tara was the seat of the High Kings of Ireland. In pre-Christian Ireland, it was the most important
centre of political and religious power.

Dunsany Castle

Dunsany Castle, between Dunshaughlin & Trim in Meath, is located a short distance south of the Hill of Tara.

Trim Castle

Visitors can explore Ireland's largest Anglo Norman castle by visiting the historic Trim Castle, which is set in the
equally heritage rich Boyne Valley.

Glebelands & Glebewood Gardens

This attraction consists of two houses and two gardens with almost 200 years dividing them. Glebelands is a
rural Georgian house, that was designed in 1813 and Glebewood dating from around 1990.

Bective Abbey

The abbey at Bective sits overlooking the River Boyne and is just a 15-minute drive from Navan, County Meath.
It was the second Cistercian settlement in Ireland.  It was established following the success of the nearby
Mellifont Abbey.

Knowth Passage Tombs

The Megalithic Passage Tombs of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth, in the present day County of Meath, were
built around 3200BC making them older than Stonehenge in England and also the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

Killary Monastic Site

The Megalithic Passage Tombs of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth, in the present day County of Meath, were
built around 3200BC making them older than Stonehenge in England and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.


Navan in Irish; An Uaimh meaning “the cave”.  Interestingly, in english it actually is one of the few places whose
name is a pallindrome.  The town is set on high ground, on the banks of the River Boyne and is joined by it’s
tributary - the Blackwater.

The Tara Mine, Europe’s largest zinc and lead mine is located in Navan, Co. Meath.

Places of interest in Navan include: Athlumney Castle, Bective Abbey, Dumore Castle and
Donaghmore Round Tower.


With it’s magnificent castle by the River Boyne, Trim is the most spectacular medieval town in Ireland and is
one of the most delightful places to visit. It is well supplied with shops and pubs and lovely riverside walks.  
It is also within easy reach of all the wonders of the historic County Meath.

Places to visit in Trim may include:  Trim Castle, Trim Visitor Centre and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in Trim.


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