County Meath is a county in Ireland, often informally called The Royal County. The county town is Navan, where the county hall and government are located, although Trim, the former county town, has historical significance and remains a sitting place of the circuit court. Trim contains Ireland's largest Norman castle and was the setting for many Norman-Irish parliaments. Meath is also home to Kells, with its round tower and monastic past, and Slane, known for its castle and annual rock concert and the Ledwidge Cottage Museum.
Meath is bordered by counties Cavan, Kildare, Louth, Monaghan, Offaly and Westmeath, as well as Fingal, one of the four parts of the historic County Dublin.
Its rivers are the Boyne, Blackwater, Nanny, Inny, Devlin, Knightsbrook, Hurley, Tremblestone, Tolka, Ward, Pinkeen, Yellow, Broadmeadow, Athboy, Clonymeath, Dangan, Moynalty and Owneroe.
Meath has 10.4 km of coastline on the Irish Sea.
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Birdwatch Ireland Meath Branch
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NR Golashane Farm
Golashane Farm is the IWT’s latest nature reserves and we are very proud of it. Situated in north county Meath near the Cavan border, the reserve is a privately owned farm managed entirely for wildlife.
CloudBirders was created by a group of Belgian world birding enthusiasts and went live on 21st of March 2013. They provide a large and growing database of birding trip reports, complemented with extensive search, voting and statistical features.
Places to Stay
Inis Saimer Island
The house on Inis Saimer can accommodate six people in one spacious self-catering unit. It contains three bedrooms (all approximately 4x4m) which have a choice of double as well as single sleeping accommodation, bathroom with separate bath and shower, a kitchen cum sitting room (approximately 5x7m) with open fireplace and a hallway. The kitchen cum sitting room has a television, video and stereo music system in the sitting area and cooker, microwave oven, fridge-freezer and washing machine in the kitchen area.