County Meath

Meath is named after the historic Kingdom of Meath (from Midhe meaning “middle” or “centre”).
Motto: Tré Neart le Chéile ‘Stronger Together’.
Nickname: The Royal County

These are some of the most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in County Meath

Athcarne Castle, Balrath. County Meath 1590

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Battle of the Boyne, Spectres & Blood covered hands This foreboding looking building is Athcarne Castle located in Balrath co. Meath.  It was built for William Bathe in 1590. The Bathe family produced [...]

Athcarne Castle, Balrath. County Meath 15902020-04-25T20:16:38+00:00

The Athcarne Cross, Balrath. County Meath 1675 

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A unique cross embodying both Renaissance and Baroque influences This cross, now a national monument, was erected circa 1675 as a memorial to Sir Luke Bathe and his wife, Dame Cecilia Dowdall, who [...]

The Athcarne Cross, Balrath. County Meath 1675 2020-05-01T13:27:50+00:00

Trim Castle, Trim, County Meath 1176

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The earliest and one the largest Norman castles in Europe, Braveheart & Hugh de Lacy Trim Castle is not only the earliest stone castle to be built in Ireland but also one of [...]

Trim Castle, Trim, County Meath 11762020-04-29T17:31:08+00:00

Mellifont Abbey, Tullyallen. County Meath 1142

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Ireland's first and most important Cistercian Abbey Mellifont Abbey was founded by St Malachy in 1142. This was the first, the richest and the most important of Ireland's 35 Cistercian abbeys. The Cistercian [...]

Mellifont Abbey, Tullyallen. County Meath 11422020-04-26T13:28:39+00:00

Knowth Passage Tomb, Donore. County Meath 3000BC

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site with 25% of Europe's megalithic art in a single location! Knowth is Ireland's most spectacular complex of prehistoric passage tombs. This World Heritage site dates from about 3000 [...]

Knowth Passage Tomb, Donore. County Meath 3000BC2020-05-09T08:46:22+00:00

The Market Cross, Kells. County Meath 10th century

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A Master sculptor, Sanctuary & Hanging rebels The Market Cross is located outside the courthouse in Kells in County Meath. This early 10th-century cross was originally called the “Cross of the Gate” as [...]

The Market Cross, Kells. County Meath 10th century2020-04-29T15:58:41+00:00

Loughcrew, Oldcastle. County Meath  3200BC      

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The best kept archaeological secret in Ireland Loughcrew has been described as ‘Ireland’s greatest archaeological secret’ and is one of the BIG 4 megalithic sites of Ireland (the others being Carrowkeel, Carrowmore, and [...]

Loughcrew, Oldcastle. County Meath  3200BC      2020-04-30T11:54:12+00:00

Bective Abbey, Bective. County Meath 1147

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The most fortified Cistercian monastery in Ireland, Hugh de Lacy & Braveheart Bective Abbey is set in beautiful countryside beside a lovely old bridge over the River Boyne. It was founded in 1147 [...]

Bective Abbey, Bective. County Meath 11472020-04-29T19:43:26+00:00

St John’s Priory, Trim. County Meath 1202

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The Crutched Friars & a medieval hospital St John's Priory is located on the outskirts of Trim in County Meath. It was founded 1202 by Bishop Simon de Rochefort and was occupied by [...]

St John’s Priory, Trim. County Meath 12022020-05-04T16:16:49+00:00

Killeen Castle, Dunsany. County Meath 1820

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The Plunkett's, Hugh de Lacy & A stunning new golf course The first castle on this site was built by Geoffrey de Cusack, an Anglo-Norman who came to Ireland with Hugh de Lacy. [...]

Killeen Castle, Dunsany. County Meath 18202020-05-01T13:22:03+00:00