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County Meath Hostels

Loughcrew Megalithic Centre

County Meath (Irish: Contae na Mí) is a county in the Republic of Ireland, often informally called The Royal County. The county town is Navan, where the county hall and government is located, although Trim, the former county town, has historical significance, and remains a sitting place of the circuit court, along with Ireland's largest castle (Norman) and was the setting for an Anglo-Norman parliament. Meath is also home to Kells, with its round tower and monastic past, and Slane, known for its castle and annual rock concert and the Ledwidge Cottage Museum.

For more information visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_Meath

County Meath Hostels

Loughcrew Megalithic Centre


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Visit County Meath's tourism site at http://www.meath.ie/Tourism/.

The abundance of historic monuments within the present day boundaries testifies to the ancient importance of the region. The two main rivers in the county, the Boyne and the Blackwater join at Navan, which stretches to the Irish Sea, is the most historic waterway in Ireland. The rich legend of the Boyne with Fionn MacCumhall and the Salmon of Knowledge is still told today. The waterways are rich in aquatic life and the salmon and trout are recognised as among the finest in Ireland.

The Boyne Valley is probably one of the most interesting areas in Ireland to visit. The massive megalithic tombs and passage graves at Newgrange, Dowth, Knowth and Loughcrew, the Royal site at the Hill of Tara, Tailteann, the site of the Great Aonach which continued tri-annually for over 3,000 years, monastic houses at Trim and Bective, 16th and 17th great houses, are all vivid reminders of a glorious past.

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