Once the territory of the High Kings of Ireland, County Meath is often referred to as 'The Royal County'.
Almost every important aspect of Irish history from prehistoric times is associated with County Meath. The Hill of Tara was the seat of the High Kings, while the Boyne Valley is one of the most interesting places to visit, with its megalithic tombs and passage graves at Newgrange, Dowth, Knowth and Loughcrew.
The Meath Heritage Trail starts at Tara and finishes at the Battle of the Boyne site, and has been devised to allow easy access to some of the best heritage sites in Ireland.
The rivers Boyne and Blackwater join at Navan, and combine to make a very historic waterway, rich in aquatic life with salmon and trout among the finest in Ireland.
As a sporting location, Meath has a great deal to offer and boasts some of the finest golf courses in Ireland. Horse racing takes place regularly at Fairyhouse and Bellewstown, while Navan Racecourse is one of the finest possible tests for National Hunt horses.
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