County Meath Travel Guide

  • Trim Castle before the storm
    Trim Castle before the storm
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  • Trim Castle
    Trim Castle
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  • You can't get any more central

    Trim Restaurants

    To be honest, we only ate dessert here. We had a huge lunch and decided to have a dessert and call it a day. The restaurant we wanted was closed on Monday and Franzini's had been recommended along with a couple others. We walked all over Trim and it seemed all the restaurants and even some of the pubs were closed. We had about given up and saw a...

  • Trim Castle Hotel

    Trim Hotels

    Castle Street, Trim, County Meath, Ireland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Visit the Castle

    Trim Things to Do

    You can't miss the castle in Trim. It is huge and stands above the entire town. It's right on the river so a lovely setting. You are required to take a tour and it's probably a good idea because there is ongoing restoration, hidden staircases and lots of ways to get lost. Here's my Journal entry for our first visit in gale-force winds and rain.We...



See all 18 Newgrange Tips
  • The Hill of Tara

    Newgrange Things to Do

    The Hill of TaraThe Hill of Tara is another sight close to Newgrange and it used to be the seat of some pre-historic Kings of Ireland and it used to be a holy place according to the irish mythology.There is not much to see except a few ruins like the one in my picture, the most important part of it is under the earth and the only way to see it is...

  • a Neolithic Passage-Tomb

    Newgrange Things to Do

    a Neolithic Passage-TombNewgrange is an interesting remain of a Neolithic Passage-Tomb dating back more than 5000 years, as it was built during the Neolithic period around 3200 BC. That said, they are older than the egytian pyramides and/or Stonehenge ! But what you see nowadays there is mainly a reconstruction and an adaption of the tomb, in order...

  • The Entrance stone with megalithic art

    Newgrange Things to Do

    The Entrance stone with megalithic artIn this picture you will see the Entrance stone of the tomb with some megalithic art carved into the stone. The purpose of these decorations is unknown by the scientists, but it is remarkable, that these decorations will also be on places that are not visible at all.And then you will also see in this picture...



See all 6 Laytown Tips
  • Brú na Bóinne

    Laytown Things to Do

    We visited the Newgrange grave site, being one of 3 sites forming the Brú na Bóinne (Palace of the Boyne).It was built in around 3200 BC and the grave was undiscovered until 1699. On the winter solstice, the sun shines in and lights up the chamber. The construction skills displayed by the builders are amazing - apparently they did not have metal...

  • roadside food

    Laytown Restaurants

    We just spotted this place as we drove through Julianstown and decided to give it a try.Its friendly and welcoming in the bar - a traditional place with no pretentions. The menu is not huge, but it was easy to find something that appealed.The service was fine. My pasta with meatballs had been in a micro a little too long, but the other 2 lunchers...

  • Mr Avis' wee Zetec

    Laytown Transportation

    Booked the cheapest car they have - it was fine for the purpose. Pick up was very easy - the desk is right by the arrivals exit and I didn't have to wait. The cars are parked only 2 minutes walk away, and getting out of the airport and onto the M1 was easy too. Such a contrast to somewhere like Heathrow, where you have to allow an hour from...



See all 4 Dunshaughlin Tips
  • A reminder of famine times

    Dunshaughlin Off The Beaten Path

    At the Southern end of the village (Dublin direction) you will find a church on the main road.The church has now been converted for use as the local Library, but outside the door stands a reminder of famine times.A large iron cauldron is suspended on a kind of tripod. It dates from the late 1840's, as the mainstay of a soup kitchen which was set up...

  • Good quality stuff, no tat.

    Dunshaughlin Shopping

    If there is one thing I cannot stand is twee gift shops selling complete tat that is all made in some Chinese sweatshop anyway.I'm glad to say that this place is nothing like that. It features a few leading Irish brands such a Galway crystal and Newbridge silver, together with pottery designers such as Nicholas Mosse (who my wife who knows about...

  • Might be a bit heavy to take home...

    Dunshaughlin Shopping

    I've put this recommendation under gifts, but the main stock-in-trade of this forge is producing ornamenral gates and the like to order.The extensive showroom is worth a look if you are passing through on the main road, although many of the product on sale are bought in from elsewhere. You will find everything from simple gift items to whole...


Top County Meath Hotels

Trim Hotels
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Navan Hotels
1 Review
Slane Hotels
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Longwood Hotels
1 Review - 1 Photo
Kildalkey Hotels
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Kells Hotels
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Ashbourne Hotels
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