If you’re planning a trip to Ireland, why not venture outside of the city centres, where historic ruins and family fun are coupled with traditional Irish hospitality. Most importantly, if it’s a kaleidoscope of adventure, culture and unique experiences you’re looking for, there are a host of things to do in County Meath that can satisfy your wanderlust.
Walk where noble royalty has stood and slept when you visit the largest Cambro-Norman castle in Ireland. This historic site is one of the most popular attractions in County Meath and dates back to the 12th Century.
Hill of Tara
Another ruins site for history lovers, this iconic land is documented in history books which dates back to the 11th Century. Boasting a collection of Celtic monuments and structures, this site is considered sacred and a place of royalty.
Loughcrew Adventure Centre
Not only can you find one of four megalithic burial grounds here, but it’s also home to an epic obstacle course, fit for the whole family. Those travelling in groups or with kids can expect to have a fun-filled day out, amongst the majestic surrounds of County Meath.
Battle of Boyne Visitors Centre
Located where the actual battle between King James ll and Dutch Prince William of Orange took place, this moment of history is considered one of the most prolific battles of the British Isles. There are several walkways available and points of interest, including Oldbridge House.
You don’t have to look for culturally rich things to do in County Meath. Built in 1803, this church – also known as St. Patricks Cathedral - still possesses the original ruins of its predecessor, which dates back to the 15th Century, making this site one of the oldest churches in Ireland.
This archaeological park is the only working farm that’s open to the public and an ideal place to spend the day with your little ones. From petting and bottle feeding animals, tractor rides and picnics to the annual sheep race, it’s easily an exciting day out for everyone.
Medieval Trim River Tour
If you’re looking for a unique experience, take a canoe down the River Boyne and explore the ancient Norman castles and trader’s paths of yesteryear. Groups of up to 8 people can experience first-hand the way of the Irish, through this guided and exciting tour on the ancient waterways.
Entertaining kids on holiday can be difficult, but, this activity centre will have them (and you) thrilled. From laser tag and go-kart racing to bowling and Xbox games, this safe and supervised environment can give parents the day off.
Brú na Bóinne
Dating back to the Neolithic period, this UNESCO site is made up of secret passageways, tombs and several historic monuments. By going on a guided tour, visitors can have all access to this attraction, that dates back almost 6000 years.
No holiday is complete without comfortable and luxurious accommodation. The Cusack Hotel Group offers four exquisite establishments, Knightsbrook, Newgrange, Castle Arch and Ardboyne Hotels, all centrally located to a plethora of exciting things to do in County Meath.