The County of Meath know as "The Royal Country" due to the area being the seat of the High King of Ireland. Meath is known for all its historical sites such as the Hill of Tara, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Newgrange, high crosses at Kells, and the site of the Battle of the Boyne and the holy Hill of Slane and Donaghmore Round Tower and Trim Castle. Visit Slane Castle, Trim Castle, Bective Abbey, Athlumney Castle Ruins in Navan, Dunsany Castle and the Yellow Steeple and Danestown Ringfort and Loughcrew Cairns in Oldcastle.
Enjoy the local gardens in Meath Grove Gardens in Kells, Loughcrew House & Gardens in Oldcastle, and Glebelands and Glebewood Gardens in Ratoath. For Horseracing enthusiasts Fairyhouse Racecourse is located in Ratoath, County Meath. Fairyhouse Racecourse being home to the Irish Grand National steeplechase.
Newgrange, on the ridge of Brugh na Bóinne, lies between the valleys of the Boyne river and the little tributary river Mattock. On the ridge, each mound is set on the top of a knoll, as it may have been necessary for ritual purposes to set the mound on a high point. The site is a splendid vantage point looking straight down on the Boyne, which is one of the great rivers of Ireland, flowing through a fine fertile valley....more