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Newgrange is a Neolithic monument located in the region of Bru na Boinne, County Meath, Ireland. The name is fairly modern and comes from the 'newer' grange (farm) of the monks of Mellifont Abbey near Drogheda 8 miles (14 km) north. Although…
The Castle was used as a centre of Norman administration for the Lordship of Meath, one of the new administrative areas of Ireland created by King Henry II of England. Hugh de Lacy took possession of it in 1172. De Lacy built…
The monastic site at Monasterboice is situated 5 miles north of Drogheda just off the N1 .It dates back to the 6th century when it was founded by St Buite. Nothing remains of the original monastery but there are remains of two…
The Loughcrew passage tombs, also known as Slieve na Calliagh, meaning Hill of the Witch, are situated South East of Oldcastle, Co Meath. There are over 30 mounds and cairns, mostly on the two main hills, Carnbane East and Carnbane West. The…
As you approach this historic monument of Tara, bare in mind that it is a Royal Place in historic-prehistory times. One hundred forty two Kings are said to have reigned in the name of Tara. The coronation stone called The Lia Fail…
Ruins on the Hill of Slane. To the north of the village rises the Hill of Slane, which stands 158 metres (518 ft) above the surroundings. Such a commanding site could never have been ignored, and consequently there are a number of…
Bective AbbeyThe medieval world of monks and abbeys brings to mind an ascetic life of isolation, prayer and scholarly study. This tells only part of the story. Irish monasteries were often thriving and highly sought out enclaves of cultural creativity, quite literally…
Knowth is a Neolithic passage grave and an ancient monument of Brú na Bóinne in Ireland's valley of the River Boyne. It is the largest passage grave of the Brú na Bóinne complex and consists of a large mound (known as Site…
The Battle of the Boyne was fought in 1690 between the Catholic King James II and his nephew and son-in-law the Protestant King William of the Dutch House of Orange. In 1688, the English Parliament invited William, who was married to James’…
Oliver Plunkett was born on the 1st of November 1625 (earlier biographers gave his date of birth as 1 Nov 1629, but 1625 has been the consensus since the 1930s) in Loughcrew, County Meath, Ireland, to rich parents with Hiberno-Norman ancestors. He…
Millmount is a large fortified complex situated on a great mound on the South bank of the River Boyne located in Drogheda . The fort has played a crucial part in Drogheda's history and has been a dominant feature from Norman settlement,…
St Laurence's Gate, in Drogheda County Louth, is widely regarded as one of the finest of its kind in Europe. It consists of two lofty circular towers, connected together by a wall, in which there is an archway. Visitors can appreciate the…

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