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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.
 

 

 

 

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O'Carolan Harp, Cultural & Heritage Festival, Nobber, Co Meath is held in September each year. The festival held in Nobber Co Meath, is the birth place of the famous harper Turlough O'Carolan, after whom the festival is named and celebrates his love of the harp and its music. Spirits of Meath, Co Meath meet each October marking the end of the Celtic Year as it was in olden times on the Hill of Ward near Athboy, Co Meath. Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival, Kells, Co Meath is held each year in Moynalty in the month of August showing the old time farm machinery and way of life.

 

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Danestown Ringfort, Co Meath

Meath a county steeped with Irish History where you can the UNESCO site at Newgrange which  was built during the Neolithic or New Stone Age by a farming community that prospered on the rich lands of the Boyne Valley. Continue on and visit the  Hill of Tara, where for two thousand years the high kings occupied this area. Kells High Crosses in the centre of Kells town is St. Columba's Church of Ireland whose cemetery contains the round tower, several high crosses and nearby, an ancient oratory said to be the house of St. Columcille

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The Venue, Co Meath

The Venue Theatre offers lots of entertainment in this venue in County Meath, if you are looking for a nights out  in Co Meath. Golfing in Meath includes Ashbourne Golf Club, Bellewstown Golf Club, Black Bush Golf Club and County Meath Golf Club just a sample of Golf Clubs in County Meath. Walking in Meath you can take in Athboy Heritage Trail, Clonard Heritage Trail, Duleek Heritage Trail and Loughcrew Hill Walk. Escape to some lovely gardens in Meath such as Loughcrew House & Gardens, Oldcastle, Co Meath and Grove Gardens & Open Farm, Kells, Co Meath

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