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Sarah’s guidebook

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Sarah’s guidebook

Sightseeing
A lovely walk around Fore will uncover a fairy village, hedgehog huts and the mystery of the ancient 7 wonders of Fore, A trip to the local bar of the same name will also be an experience
Fore
A lovely walk around Fore will uncover a fairy village, hedgehog huts and the mystery of the ancient 7 wonders of Fore, A trip to the local bar of the same name will also be an experience
Trim Castle is a Norman castle on the south bank of the River Boyne in Trim, County Meath, Ireland. With an area of 30,000 m², it is the largest Norman castle in Ireland. Over a period of 30 years, it was built by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter as the caput of the Lordship of Meath. It is also the castle that the iconic Mel Gibson shot Braveheart in.
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Trim
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Trim Castle is a Norman castle on the south bank of the River Boyne in Trim, County Meath, Ireland. With an area of 30,000 m², it is the largest Norman castle in Ireland. Over a period of 30 years, it was built by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter as the caput of the Lordship of Meath. It is also the castle that the iconic Mel Gibson shot Braveheart in.
The town in which the book of Kells was found in the round tower- Find a few new bits of history and stories on a walk around this historic town
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Kells
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The town in which the book of Kells was found in the round tower- Find a few new bits of history and stories on a walk around this historic town
An amazing walk into a monument older than the pyramids but showing that the early Irish had a vast understanding of the universe, its rotations and sequences. A sister forth of the iconic Newgrange and hill of Tara - the sunrise of the Autumn equinox lights ups the chamber within LoughCrew
Loughcrew View
An amazing walk into a monument older than the pyramids but showing that the early Irish had a vast understanding of the universe, its rotations and sequences. A sister forth of the iconic Newgrange and hill of Tara - the sunrise of the Autumn equinox lights ups the chamber within LoughCrew
The sunrise on the winter solstice lights up the burial chamber within - An iconic burial chamber 5000 years older than the pyramids
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Newgrange
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The sunrise on the winter solstice lights up the burial chamber within - An iconic burial chamber 5000 years older than the pyramids
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Bective Abbey
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The Hill of Uisneach or Ushnagh is a hill and ancient ceremonial site in the barony of Rathconrath in County Westmeath, Ireland. It is a protected national monument.
Uisneach
The Hill of Uisneach or Ushnagh is a hill and ancient ceremonial site in the barony of Rathconrath in County Westmeath, Ireland. It is a protected national monument.
Talk an enchanting walk down the banks of the Boyne and pass Slane castle - home to Irelands favourite annual rock concert and whiskey distillery
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Slane
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Talk an enchanting walk down the banks of the Boyne and pass Slane castle - home to Irelands favourite annual rock concert and whiskey distillery
The centre is an information hub that’ll help you explore Newgrange and Knowth before you visit the attractions themselves. You’ll find an extensive exhibition here that includes a full-scale replica of the chamber at Newgrange, along with a model of one of the smaller tombs at Knowth. Take some time here to uncover the history of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth before you take the shuttle bus to the monuments.
Bru na Boinne (Visitor Centre)
The centre is an information hub that’ll help you explore Newgrange and Knowth before you visit the attractions themselves. You’ll find an extensive exhibition here that includes a full-scale replica of the chamber at Newgrange, along with a model of one of the smaller tombs at Knowth. Take some time here to uncover the history of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth before you take the shuttle bus to the monuments.
Knowth boasts the largest passage grave of the Brú na Bóinne complex. It consists of a large 12-metre high mound and 17 smaller satellite tombs. As is the case with Newgrange, the structure here is incredibly old. It has been estimated that the large mound here dates from c. 3,200 BC.
Knowth
Knowth boasts the largest passage grave of the Brú na Bóinne complex. It consists of a large 12-metre high mound and 17 smaller satellite tombs. As is the case with Newgrange, the structure here is incredibly old. It has been estimated that the large mound here dates from c. 3,200 BC.
You’ll find the fantastic Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre located in the recently restored 18th century Oldbridge House in Meath.The Battle of the Boyne took place in 1690 between the forces of King James VII and II of Scotland, England, and Ireland and those loyal to the Dutch Prince William of Orange.William brought 36,000 troops to the battle while James had just 25,000.
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Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre
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You’ll find the fantastic Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre located in the recently restored 18th century Oldbridge House in Meath.The Battle of the Boyne took place in 1690 between the forces of King James VII and II of Scotland, England, and Ireland and those loyal to the Dutch Prince William of Orange.William brought 36,000 troops to the battle while James had just 25,000.
The spire of Lloyd is actually an inland lighthouse. Now, up until around 5 minutea ago, I didn’t even know inland lighthouses were a thing… Designed by Henry Aaron Baker for the First Earl of Bective, this 30m (100ft) high spire can be found on the summit of the Commons of Lloyd. It’s said that the spire was used to view horse racing and hunting back in the 19th century. Inside the Spire, you’ll find a 164-step spiral staircase that leads to the top. On a clear day, you’ll be treated to spectacular views of the surrounding countryside out as far as the Mountains of Mourne in Down.
Spire of Lloyd
The spire of Lloyd is actually an inland lighthouse. Now, up until around 5 minutea ago, I didn’t even know inland lighthouses were a thing… Designed by Henry Aaron Baker for the First Earl of Bective, this 30m (100ft) high spire can be found on the summit of the Commons of Lloyd. It’s said that the spire was used to view horse racing and hunting back in the 19th century. Inside the Spire, you’ll find a 164-step spiral staircase that leads to the top. On a clear day, you’ll be treated to spectacular views of the surrounding countryside out as far as the Mountains of Mourne in Down.
The Hill of Tara was once the ancient seat of power in Ireland, and it was here that 142 kings are said to have reigned. It’s said that a quarter of the landscape of Ireland can be seen from the hill.It was at the Hill of Tara, in 1843, that an estimated one million people gathered to hear Daniel ‘The Liberator’ O’Connell speak against the union of Great Britain and Ireland
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Hill of Tara
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The Hill of Tara was once the ancient seat of power in Ireland, and it was here that 142 kings are said to have reigned. It’s said that a quarter of the landscape of Ireland can be seen from the hill.It was at the Hill of Tara, in 1843, that an estimated one million people gathered to hear Daniel ‘The Liberator’ O’Connell speak against the union of Great Britain and Ireland
Fourknocks Passage Tomb dates to 3000–2500 BC. It was unknown to archaeology until 1949, when a woman making a visit to Newgrange mentioned, "there are mounds like this on my uncle’s farm." It is not marked on any of the old Ordnance Survey maps. It was first excavated in 1950-52 by PJ Hartnett. He found cists, grave goods including a foot bowl and a carved antler pin, urns containing cremated remains and a posthole. Unlike other passage graves, the tomb at Fourknocks is not believed to have been covered over with stones. A wooden pole may have held up a wooden or animal-skin roof.
Fourknocks
Fourknocks Passage Tomb dates to 3000–2500 BC. It was unknown to archaeology until 1949, when a woman making a visit to Newgrange mentioned, "there are mounds like this on my uncle’s farm." It is not marked on any of the old Ordnance Survey maps. It was first excavated in 1950-52 by PJ Hartnett. He found cists, grave goods including a foot bowl and a carved antler pin, urns containing cremated remains and a posthole. Unlike other passage graves, the tomb at Fourknocks is not believed to have been covered over with stones. A wooden pole may have held up a wooden or animal-skin roof.
Fun for everybody
Tayto Park is an amusement park in Ireland, based on the Irish potato crisp brand Tayto. Meet Mr Tayto, see all the animals in their wildlife Park and even try out a pack of Tayto Crisps
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Tayto Park
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Tayto Park is an amusement park in Ireland, based on the Irish potato crisp brand Tayto. Meet Mr Tayto, see all the animals in their wildlife Park and even try out a pack of Tayto Crisps
Rathbeggan Lakes is another spot that those of you looking for things to do in Meath with kids need to have on your radar. This is a family Adventure Park that has racked up some seriously impressive reviews online (4.4/5 out of 900+ reviews on Google). If you visit here you can: Head off on a number of different walks Try your hand at fishing Hop around in the bounce zone Climb the high kings tower Hit the water on the swan paddle boats A handy place to whittle away a morning or afternoon with the kids.
Rathbeggan Lakes
Rathbeggan Lakes is another spot that those of you looking for things to do in Meath with kids need to have on your radar. This is a family Adventure Park that has racked up some seriously impressive reviews online (4.4/5 out of 900+ reviews on Google). If you visit here you can: Head off on a number of different walks Try your hand at fishing Hop around in the bounce zone Climb the high kings tower Hit the water on the swan paddle boats A handy place to whittle away a morning or afternoon with the kids.
The James Griffin Pub is a traditional Irish pub that’s been on Trim High Street since way back in the 1800s. If you nip in here on a Thursday, you’ll have a trad Session to accompany your finely poured pint, while acoustic sessions take place on Fridays and Saturdays.
James Griffin Pub
21 High St
The James Griffin Pub is a traditional Irish pub that’s been on Trim High Street since way back in the 1800s. If you nip in here on a Thursday, you’ll have a trad Session to accompany your finely poured pint, while acoustic sessions take place on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Irish Military War Museum offers a fascinating insight into Irish participants’ involvement in both World Wars. Inside this 5,000 sq ft ‘hands-on’ museum, you’ll find one of the finest collections of WW2 Allied and Axis vehicles and deactivated weapons in Ireland. There’s also: A family Park Petting zoo Playground Guided tour packages Tailored talks/Workshops
Irish Military War Museum
The Irish Military War Museum offers a fascinating insight into Irish participants’ involvement in both World Wars. Inside this 5,000 sq ft ‘hands-on’ museum, you’ll find one of the finest collections of WW2 Allied and Axis vehicles and deactivated weapons in Ireland. There’s also: A family Park Petting zoo Playground Guided tour packages Tailored talks/Workshops
Meath is home to several excellent beaches. Here’s 4 to try out during your visit (hit play on the video above to see what you can expect): Bettystown Laytown Mornington Gormanstown
Bettystown
Meath is home to several excellent beaches. Here’s 4 to try out during your visit (hit play on the video above to see what you can expect): Bettystown Laytown Mornington Gormanstown
Causey Farm Offers hen parties, educational tours, corporate & team building events with a difference - Try the unique Causey Atmosphere to see why!
Causey Farm
Causey Farm Offers hen parties, educational tours, corporate & team building events with a difference - Try the unique Causey Atmosphere to see why!
In the 17th Century, historian Geoffrey Keating wrote of the feast of Samhain, the pre-Christian forerunner of Halloween, and the fierce fire on a hill in Meath. Now Irish archaeologists digging at Tlachtga - the Hill of Ward- have found evidence of intense burning at the site dating back to 500 AD. Could this be where the first Halloween bonfire was lit? The story of Samhain has kindled imaginations across the world and, through the ages, has become our modern feast of Halloween. We celebrate with bonfires and masks, pumpkins and ghost stories. They took the feast more seriously...….
Hill of Ward
In the 17th Century, historian Geoffrey Keating wrote of the feast of Samhain, the pre-Christian forerunner of Halloween, and the fierce fire on a hill in Meath. Now Irish archaeologists digging at Tlachtga - the Hill of Ward- have found evidence of intense burning at the site dating back to 500 AD. Could this be where the first Halloween bonfire was lit? The story of Samhain has kindled imaginations across the world and, through the ages, has become our modern feast of Halloween. We celebrate with bonfires and masks, pumpkins and ghost stories. They took the feast more seriously...….
Shopping
Various Shops for all your needs
Navan
Various Shops for all your needs
A massive shopping complex, cinemas, food outlets and free parking
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Blanchardstown, Shopping Centre
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A massive shopping complex, cinemas, food outlets and free parking
Wedding Venue
Only a 100m walk to this fine wedding venue
Darnley Lodge Hotel
Only a 100m walk to this fine wedding venue
Only 15 mins drive from Athboy
Clonabreany
Only 15 mins drive from Athboy
Food scene
Those that visit will be taken on an interactive, immersive guided tour with a tutored whiskey tasting.
Slane Distillery
Those that visit will be taken on an interactive, immersive guided tour with a tutored whiskey tasting.