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Meath Tourism Brochure 2014

Things To Do in Meath

For guests at the Newgrange Hotel seeking to explore the area, there is a huge selection of things to do in Meath, from historical sites to world-class golf courses - with something to suit every taste. Visitors to Meath can explore sites of world importance such as the megalithic tombs of Knowth, Dowth and Newgrange, which together make up the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bru na Boinne. Then there is also the splendid Norman Castle at Trim, the fabled Hill of Tara and the holy Hill of Slane - each offering its own attraction. With so many things to do in Meath and surrounds, it may seem like you will never be able to fit it all into one day, but don't worry - you can save it for the next time. All of these sites and activities are on the doorstep of Newgrange Hotel, and transport can be arranged for guests wanting to explore the area.

Key things to do in Navan and surrounds include the following world-class attractions:

Historical Sites

Important historical sites to explore include the Battle of the Boyne site, which is an important battleground site of great historical significance, even in today's modern Ireland. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange and Knowth at Donore help us understand how far advanced our civilisation was 5000 years ago with this testament to their knowledge of the alignment of the heavens and its significance to their everyday lives. Also worth a visit is the Seat of the Kings of Ireland, the Hill of Tara, which is the most important centre of political and religious power in Pre-Christian Ireland as well as Trim Castle, which was one of the major locations for the film 'Braveheart'.
www.battleoftheboyne.ie
www.newgrange.com
www.mythicalireland.com
www.heritageireland.ie

 

Private guided tours of the Boyne Valley with Pick up and return to your hotel. Take our suggested tour visiting Newgrange, Monasterboice, Hill of Tara, Bective Abbey and Trim Castle or we can design a bespoke tour for you. . Visit us on Boyne Valley Tours


Outdoors

The Rathbeggan Lakes Angling Centre and Family Park offers a range of things to do in Navan Ireland, with fly fishing, Kiddy fishing, Pet Farm, Nature Walk, Frisbee Golf and much more. Fishing is popular in Meath, with the abundant fresh water River Boyne offering excellent fishing opportunities. There is also an indoor adventure centre at The Zone with two floors of action including indoor karting, paintball, pool tables, air hockey tables, simulators and computer games and more. Keen for a day out in the fresh air on horseback? Make sure to enquire about trekking and cross country riding at Kelly Equestrian.
www.rathbegganlakes.com
www.fishingireland.net
www.kellysequestrian.com
www.thezone.ie

Golf

The Meath region offers a haven for golfers, with breathtaking views and scenery creating the perfect backdrop. Outstanding championship golf courses offer a host of hidden gems to challenge every player. Meath has a number of golf courses including our sister hotel, The Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort.

Horse Racing

Horse racing meetings are one of the most thrilling things to do in Navan. Enjoy horse racing right on the doorstep with Fairyhouse Racecourse, Navan Racecourse and Ireland's first all weather race track at Dundalk. Every year during September, Meath also has a unique horse race on the beach at Laytown.
www.fairyhouseracecourse.ie
www.navanracecourse.ie
www.dundalkstadium.com


Horse Riding

Horse riding is both relaxing and fun for the whole family. Kelly's Equestrian Centre and the Royal Meath Equestrian Centre will allow you to roam through the beautiful countryside or even take lessons on how to become a better rider.
http://www.rmec.ie/
http://www.kellysequestrian.com/


Entertainment

Meath offers year-round events festivals; concerts and outdoor groups and events, with something for everyone. Trim offers a unique taste of fierce Vikings, fleeing monks and fighting lords. The newly refurbished Niteclub Solar based at the Newgrange Hotel, Bridge Street in Navan has being enjoying continued success since re-opening in August 2007. With its innovative Theme Nights, Solar boosts a modern décor and is home to four large bars and an exclusive VIP area.

For more ideas on things to do in Meath visit www.discoverireland.ie, or let the Newgrange Hotel help you plan your activities during your stay.

Cliffs of Moher - Ireland top tourist attraction.

For more ideas on things to do in Meath, let the Newgrange Hotel help you plan your activities during your stay.