County Meath

Meath

County Meath is in Ireland's East Coast and Midlands.

Towns

Other destinations

Understand

County Meath (the "middle") was formed from the eastern part of the former kingdom of Mide (see Kings of Mide) but now forms part of Leinster. Historically the kingdom included all of the current county as well as all of Westmeath and parts of Cavan, Longford, Louth, Offaly, Dublin and Kildare. The High King of Ireland sat at Tara in Meath. The archaeological complex of Brú na Bóinne is 5,000 years old and includes the burial sites of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth, in the northeast of the county. It is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site.

Get in

By bus

There is an hourly bus service from Dublin - The 109 bus from Bus Aras.

By Car

Navan is beside the M3 motoway. To get onto the M3, take exit 6 on the M50 ring road of Dublin.

By plane

Meath is less than an hour away from Dublin Airport. The N2 or M3 main roads will get you into Meath.

Get around

Car is the easiest way.

See

Do

Eat

The Forge Restaurant near Ballinlough is a top class rural restaurant with quality meals. Chef Pauric White has won regional awards. Excellent food and friendly staff in a convivial atmosphere. To get to the Forge take N3 from Kells to Whitegate and take first left after Dervor roundabout.

Drink

Popular bars in the town are Beggy's, The Central and Ryans. The Palace Nightclub, Navan, is the current hotspot of the county. Other nightclubs in the county include Solar, Xangos, Glow and Live. Popular nearby clubs include Vanity in Carrickmacross and Imperial in Cavan.

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