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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Trim

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Newgrange

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12,62,0

Laytown

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Dunshaughlin

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4,4,0

Navan

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1,0,9

Bettystown

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0,4,2

Slane

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7,10,1

Nobber

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Kildalkey

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Ashbourne

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Trim

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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...

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  • 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...

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Newgrange

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  • Newgrange

    Newgrange Things to Do

    Newgrange was really interesting and everything in the museum was very clean and updates. As you enter the building you will sign up for a tour time, then you can walk around the museum and learn all about newgrange. When it is time for your tour you have to walk to the buses which is about a 5 min walk. The tour is interesting but we had a tour...

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  • Knowth

    Newgrange Things to Do

    Newgrange is the obvious passage tomb to visit in the Brú Na Bóinne complex, especially for the experience of entering the chamber. After that, Knowth might be considered as rather less interesting. However, Knowth has different features from Newgrange. It consists of a series of mounds, the largest of which it is possible to climb for a view of...

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  • Newgrange and Knowth

    Newgrange Things to Do

    On the advice of our B&B owner we went to Newgrange first. It was nice and quiet when we arrived, but very crowded when we left. We took tours of Newgrange and Knowth (both prehistoric burial sites). Newgrange is impressive - built around 3500BC, the mound is oriented in a way that allows the sun to shine down the passage only around the winter...

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Laytown

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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Dunshaughlin

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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Slane

See all 7 Slane Tips
  • good irish fare

    Slane Restaurants

    watters is a local pub and restaurant in the center of slane. i ordered the "sweeny todd" it was a delicious meat pie with a very unique flavor. take a good look at the pictured sign to get the joke. seriously good irish fare at moderate prices. also the guiness was good and cold.

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  • mellifont abbey

    Slane Things to Do

    pictured is a 13th century lavabo where the monks washed their hands before meals. four of the orginal romanesque arches surrounding the lavabo remain today.

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Top County Meath Hotels

Trim Hotels
27 Reviews - 106 Photos
Longwood Hotels
1 Review - 1 Photo
Kildalkey Hotels
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Slane Hotels
7 Reviews - 10 Photos
Navan Hotels
1 Review
Kells Hotels
2 Hotels
Clonard Hotels
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Bettystown Hotels
2 Hotels
Balrath Hotels
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Ashbourne Hotels
1 Review - 2 Photos

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