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COUNTY MEATH

If you are interested in visiting some of the wonderful attractions County Meath has to offer simply go to meathtourism.ie or www.meath.ie. Some of Meath's most popular Heritage sites are within a short distance from Navan.

  • Hill of Tara 
    Just 10 minutes drive south of Navan off the N3 you will find the Hill of Tara where Irish myth, legend and history meet.  
  • Bective Abbey
    Located 10 minutes drive west of Navan off the R161 is the remains of the second Cistercian Monastery founded in Ireland. 
  • Trim Castle
    The largest remaining Anglo-Norman castle in Europe built by Hugh de Lacy in 1173. Located in the designated Heritage town of Trim, 15 minutes drive west of Navan on the R161
  • Kells Town
    Kells or Ceanannas Mór located 15 minutes drive north of Navan on the N3 is also an officially designated Irish Heritage Town. 
  • Loughcrew Cairns
    Located 40 minutes drive from Navan, east of Oldcastle off the R163 is possibly the oldest cemetery in the world. Loughcrew Cairns form the largest complex of Passage Graves in Ireland. 
  • Slane Castle
    Located 15 minutes north east of Navan on the N51 is the ancient village of Slane and Slane Castle, one of Ireland's most important stately homes.
  • Brú na Bóinne - Newgrange
    Located 15 minutes drive from Navan is the world's best known collection of Neolithic tombs which have been designated a world heritage site by UNESCO.
  • Battle of the Boyne Site
    Located 20 minutes drive from Navan off the N51 is the site of the Battle of the Boyne. This was a battle of European significance fought on Irish soil. 
  • The Francis Ledwidge Museum, Slane 
    Just 15 minutes drive on the N51 from Navan, lies the birthplace of WWI poet Francis E Ledwidge. The 19th century farm labourer’s cottage has been fully restored to the period and houses the poet’s works and artefacts from World War I, alongside memorabilia of the period. 

     
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