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Things to do in County Meath

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bus Stop
“Older than the Pyramids and even older than Stonehenge, the passage tombs at Newgrange and Knowth are gloriously impressive for the ingenuity and skill of the simple Neolithic peoples who built them. ☆☆☆☆☆”
  • 47 locals recommend
Landmark
“Though 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. Tara was at the height of its power as a political and religious centre in the early centuries after Christ. Attractions include an audio-visual show and guided tours of the site.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Amazing burial tombs older than the pyramids in Egypt and Stonehenge in the UK. A must see if you are in the area but go early as gets very busy ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Trim Castle is the largest, best-preserved & most impressive Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. More information including opening times and admission fees can be found on: www.heritageireland.ie/en/midlands-eastcoast/trimcastle/”
  • 12 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“That's an outlet shopping area in Dublin. Prices are not much cheaper than in town but sometimes they have good deals”
  • 15 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Older than the pyramids, located in the heart of the Boyne Valley, a wonder of Neolithic construction. There is an interpretative centre and cafe. Constructed in the stone age and aligned to sunrise at the winter solstice, definitely worth a visit”
  • 18 locals recommend
Landmark
“Famous location for Braveheart the movie but not only that, an amazing example of an Irish castle, worth a visit.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Tayto Park is an amusement park in Ireland, based on the Irish potato crisp brand Tayto. Meet Mr Tayto, see all the animals in their wildlife Park and even try out a pack of Tayto Crisps ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bus Station
“This is the nearest shopping mall for all your shopping needs, clothes & footwear stores, pharmacies, cafes, restaurants, food stores and much more. It's easy to get to and parking is free. It's a much more convenient option than going all the way into Dublin City for purchases such as clothes, books, gifts etc. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Tayto Park is Ireland’s only Theme Park and offers a huge variety of things to see, do and experience! Tayto Park has attractions for all ages, from thrill-seekers looking for an adrenalin rush to younger guests who can enjoy fun and exciting activities. It is home to Ireland's biggest rollercoaster, " The Cuchalainn" for those who dare!!!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Sports
“The National Aquatic Centre (NAC) is an indoor aquatics facility in Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland. The Centre houses a 50 metre swimming pool with an associated diving pool, an aquapark and leisure pool, and a fitness centre.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Leisure complex with waterpark, bowling, roller-skating, crazy golf, rock-climbing, casino and food.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Walking distance from house. Great Shops restaurants even a bar there for drinks if required . Pennys is always a facourite . My personal favourite is TK MAx and River Island ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Brownes Bar for food and drinks Gandon Room Restaurant Modern Irish Cuisine Closed Monday to Wednesday”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Blanchardstown Centre offers a unique shopping & leisure experience. Home to over 180 stores, 3 Retail Parks and 25 Restaurants, it is located just outside Dublin City on the N3, (M50 exit 6) linked to all major motorways making it Ireland’s most accessible and largest destination shopping centre. Parking is completely free.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Slane Castle, Home to the Conyngham Family, Exclusive Weddings, Famous Concerts and now Slane Irish Whiskey distillery open to the public.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“One of the most popular restaurants in Drogheda and has featured on many national best places to eat lists. Definitely book in advance. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“One of Navans most popular late night bars with live music most weekends and nice food served all day”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pub
“Gorgeous bar and restaurant. The staff are always so friendly and helpful. The restaurant offers a good early bird menu. The setting and decor is its most wonderful asset though - truly unique!!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Hotel
“Fabulous gourmet restaurant. Book in for a tasting menu and we'll get you there on an electric bike and back by taxi if you're too full. Gourgeous gardens and surrounding landscape.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent standard of cuisine situated along the Boyne river. An ideal place to take a walk afterwards and see the castle. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“My favourite pub in Drogheda. Old-timey with acoustic folk music at the weekend.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a great spot for food serving many locally sourced ingredients and delicious seafood. There is also music here at weekends and many events on during the year.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
“Good food menu, decent wines and nice, friendly staff. Ladies' night is on Thursday nights. There's also a Cocktail Menu.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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