Self Catering Meath
Holiday Homes Meath
for 15/09/2014 - 22/09/2014
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THE COURTYARD BETTYSTOWN
Self Catering Bettystown
The seaside resort of Bettystown offers long sandy beaches, country walks, golf etc and is just less than 1 hours drive from the city of Dublin.
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KNIGHTSBROOK HOLIDAY HOMES
Self Catering Trim
These holiday homes are adjacent to Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort located just 26miles from Dublin in the picturesque heritage town of Trim.
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Holiday Homes Meath
County Meath – Ireland’s Heritage Capital.
Some say Meath is a special place and that's why special things happen there. This bit of magic which runs through six thousand years of Meath heritage touches just about everything Meath has to offer. Maybe it's the water of the Boyne Valley, or some unknown blessing from an ancient god. Regardless of the source, the county of Meath is worth experiencing. Meath provides the highest standard of self catering accommodation, all set in peaceful and tranquil settings.
Some of the most important historic sites and monuments of Ireland are located within the county of Meath and almost every important aspect of Irish history from prehistoric times is associated with the county. Visit the megalithic tombs of the Boyne Valley and the megalithic cemetery at Loughcrew. The site of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 is located near Oldbridge. Stop off in Kells, with its high cross and round tower and visit the Norman Castle at Trim.
There is something for everyone in Meath - horse racing at Fairyhouse – the home of the Irish Grand National, gardens at Trim, Dunboyne and Kells, and Fishing in the River Boyne, the Royal Canal, Lough Sheelin and Drumconrath lakes, golfing in Bettystown and Laytown. There is an abundance of self catering luxury accommodation in Meath, for guests wanting a home away from home atmosphere. Check out our full range of self catering Meath holiday homes, make your choice and book online.
Self Catering Meath - Travel Highlights
Newgrange was constructed over 5,000 years ago making it older than Stonehenge in England. Newgrange is a large mound covering an area of over one acre, retained at the base by 97 kerbstones, some of which are decorated with megalithic art. The 19-metre long inner passage leads to a chamber with a corbelled roof. Newgrange is part of a complex of monuments built along a bend of the River Boyne known collectively as Brú na Bóinne. The other two principal monuments are Knowth and Dowth, but throughout the region there are as many as 35 smaller mounds.
Newgrange Access to Newgrange is only by guided tour from the Visitor Centre on the south side of the river Boyne. Newgrange is on the north side of the river, and visitors cross the river by pedestrian bridge and take a shuttle bus to Newgrange. There is no direct public access to Newgrange by road, except for the mornings around the Winter Solstice.
Loughcrew is a magical experience. Delightful water-gardens lead to a fantasy mill, by the spectacular herbaceous and "hellfire" borders and a formal parterre. Walk past the "physik" border with cures for unspeakable complaints, the "grotesque" grotto with grassy roof, tortured pillars and weird mythical frescoes guards a hidden rockery with fairy sculptures. Short walks are signed, with plenty of information plaques.
Children’s' favourites include the Watermill cascade, hidden reptiles and fairies, giant bugs and spiders lurking in trees.
These passage graves are decorated with abstract art and bear the first depiction of a human face found in prehistoric art in Ireland. One passage grave was found intact during excavation, so the results were of immense importance and value to students of the megalithic period in Ireland and the world.
The contents found were of great importance, with human remains representing dozens of bodies of all ages and sexes. These were accompanied by grave offerings (stone beads and miniature hammer pendants, bone pins etc.) in the three side chambers.
Located in The Boyne Valley, Newgrange Falconry offer customers a stimulating, unique and memorable experience by a very experienced team in the art of falconry.
Best known as the seat of the High Kings of Ireland. The Hill of Tara has been an important site since the late Stone Age when a passage tomb was constructed there. Exciting new research and excavations by the Discovery programme team continue to add to our understanding of the site.
Kells Heritage Centre is a new visitor attraction located in the Heritage Town of Kells. It is housed in the beautifully restored courthouse and there are multi-media exhibitions, a gift shop and coffee shop. The exhibition gives an insight into the crafts and culture of monastic Ireland and entices the visitor to explore the various sites of interest throughout Kells.
The Book of Kells - heralded as the most decorated illuminated manuscript to survive form the early medieval period.
High Crosses - the 9th century market cross of Kells is now located in the grounds of the Heritage Centre. One of five crosses in the town, a self-guided walking trail is available in the centre.
Trim Castle is the largest Anglo - Norman castle in Ireland. Construction of the massive three storied Keep, the central stronghold of the castle, began around 1176, on the site of an earlier wooden fortress. This massive twenty-sided tower, which is cruciform in shape, was protected by a ditch and moat.
This magnificent site opened to the public in 2000 after an extensive period of excavation and restoration. Access to the Keep is by guided tour only for safety reasons and visitors also have access to the grounds of the castle where interpretation panels allow for self guiding.
- Fairyhouse Racecourse – Winter Festival
- Irish Grand National – Easter Monday
- Winter Solstice in Newgrange
- The Navan Shamrock festival - community-based event involving all aspects of the community, the festival is multi-racial and bilingual
- Tattersalls International Horse Trials
- Kells Summer festival in July - music, art, children’s fun, fireworks, poetry and sports.
- Heritage Trails – Meath Heritage Trail, Athboy Heritage Trail, Duleek Heritage Trail, Kells Heritage Trail
- Game Angling – Skane River and River Nanny
- Golfing – Navan Golf Club and Royal Tara Gold Club
- Equestrian and pony trekking – Rath and Broadmeadow Equestrian Centres
- Watersports – Irish Aquatic Sports Centre
- Go-karting – Puddenhill Activity Centre
- Dublin Airport (71km)
- Dublin Port (64km)
- Rosslare Europort (203km)
- Shannon Airport (225km)
- Cork airport (286km)