County Meath Things to Do

  • Trim Castle
    Trim Castle
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  • Braveheart, the movie
    Braveheart, the movie
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  • Trim Castle
    Trim Castle
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County Meath Things to Do

  • At the foot of the hill of tara

    There is a small complex of tourist services as the foot of the Hill of Tara. The restaurant is called Maguires, and features an acceptable to good range of staple café food, and few more substantial options in the pasta / noodle territory.I had a very tasty seafood chowder and home-made bread for 7 euro, which for Dublin prices is about average....

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  • The Hill of Tara

    The Hill of Tara, is an exceptional ancient site to visit set in county Meath. Nowadays there is little left but grassy mounds and swirls that mark a variety of ancient burial mounds, temples and the like. It is said to be the point at which the major ancient roads of Ireland met and the 'High Kings' of Ireland were crowned.This coronation was...

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  • Kells Round Tower

    It stands in churchyard at St. Columba's church.there is number of High Crosses, too.This round tower is 30m high dated 10thC.Kells= Ceanannas Moris hometown of the "Book of Kells".

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  • Prehistoric Sites

    On our first afternoon in Ireland we checked in to our B&B and then we went to the Hill of Tara (prehistoric site) after getting lost several times (signposting in Ireland is non-existent). We saw the audio/visual show and wandered around the site. Lots of mounds in the middle of a field. Our son enjoyed running up and down the hills.The next day...

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  • Duleek Priory and Wayside Cross

    St Mary Priory and tower ruins date from 12thC.There is a 10thC High Cross in outside priory.Duleek has a wayside Cross The Dowdall Cross by roadsideerectedin 1601 by Lady Jennet Dowell in memory of her husband and herself.

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  • Tara

    The Hill of Tara was where the High Kings of Ireland were crowned and is mentioned in many Irish legends from ancient times. To be honest, I expected it to be a little bit more impressive. It's historically very important but little effort seems to have been made to make it as popular as, say, Newgrange. Some more information woul d have been nice....

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  • Bru na Boinne (Newgrange)

    Bru na Boinne is a trio of prehistoric passage graves, the most famous being Newgrange, scattered over a small area on the banks of the River Boyne. Passage graves are huge mounds built over a tomb, similar in concept I suppose to the Pyramids, although these graves are several hundred years older! The complex is extremely popular and there is a...

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  • Newgrange

    The Megalithic passage tomb at Newgrange was built about 3200 BC. It covers an area of over one acre and is surrounded by 100 kerbstones . The 19 metre long inner passage leads to a chamber with a corbelled roof. It is estimated that the construction of the Passage Tomb at Newgrange would have taken a work force of 300 at least 20 years to build. A...

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  • Trim Castle

    Trim Castle is the largest remaining Anglo-Norman castle in Europe, and parts of the movie Braveheart have been filmed here. When I visited it it was just being restored and we could not go inside, but from the outside it looks absolutely massive.Also, the "Yellow Steeple" on the other side of the river makes a nice picture.

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  • The Hill of Tara

    The Hill of Tara is the ancient capital of Ireland and was the seat of the High Kings. There is not really a whole lot to see there except old earthworks, mounds and two standing stones, but I find it a very magical site. It is said that from the top you can see all four provinces of Ireland. Try to go there when there are as few visitors as...

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  • Newgrange

    Newgrange. The oldest Celtic site in Europe.......more explanation to come from my records......You can enter this "tomb-like" mound, see where the ray of the sun comes in once a year and travels down the pathway to the innermost chamber. Other ancient Celtic site nearby, such as Knoweth. More to come................

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  • Newgrange

    Newgrange is actually just part of a whole array of passage tombs and other megalithic astronomical sites. See the webpage for information on all of it.This picture shows one of the kerb stones around the mound with some megalithic carvings on it. These designs are often called Celtic designs but they've been carved an odd 2500 years before the...

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  • Newgrange

    Newgrange is a passage tomb dating from the megalithic period. As the sun rise on the morning of the winter solstice it shines straight into the passage to light up the cruciform chamber 19m into the mound.How they managed to do this 3200 years before Christ is mind boggling!

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  • Newgrange

    Newgrange is one of the most amazing ancient sites you will ever visit. It's strangely enough not as well known as Stonhenge or the Giza Pyramids yet it is older and just as interesting. Yes, you read correctly, it's older than the Giza Pyramids.

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  • Newgrange

    This is my favourite megalithic site in Ireland, and although I have visited it several times I always find it extremely fascinating. Newgrange is a restored Neolithic passage grave which was built around 3000 B.C. , making it older than the Egyptian pyramids. What is unique about Newgrange is a little square hole above the entrance which is...

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County Meath Hotels

  • Trim Castle Hotel

    Castle Street, Trim, County Meath, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Newgrange Hotel

    Bridge St., Navan, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Ashbourne Marriott Hotel

    The Rath, Ashbourne, ie

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Headfort Arms Hotel

    Headfort Place, Kells, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Neptune Beach Hotel

    Bettystown, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort

    Dublin Road, Trim, County Meath, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Ardboyne Hotel

    Dublin Rd

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Ashbourne House Hotel

    Main Street, Ashbourne, Ashbourne, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

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