25 days in County Meath Itinerary

25 days in County Meath Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Meath travel planner

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Donore
— 10 nights
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Oldcastle
— 14 nights
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Donore

— 10 nights
Only 2 km (1.25 mi) from World Heritage Site Bru na Boinne, the tiny village of Donore in County Meath supports a population of roughly 700 people.
Do your shopping at Blackbird Books and Royal Ireland Gifts (Siopa an Caislean. Step out of the city life by going to Laytown Races and Boyne Ramparts Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Donore: Causey Farm (in Navan), Trim (St Mary's Abbey, Bru Brewery, &more) and Avoca (in Ardcath). Spend the 17th (Tue) in the animal kingdom at Tayto Park. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne, take in the dramatic natural features at Knowth Megalithic Passage Tomb, appreciate the history behind Newgrange, and contemplate the waterfront views at River Boyne.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Donore trip maker site.

Dublin to Donore is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In July in Donore, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oldcastle.

Things to do in Donore

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Oldcastle

— 14 nights
Oldcastle is a town in County Meath, Ireland. Take a break from the city and head to Headfort Golf Club and Girley Bog Eco Walk. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Loughcrew Cairns, steep yourself in history at Fore Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kells Monastic Site, and take a peaceful walk through Mullaghmeen Forest.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Oldcastle holiday maker website.

You can drive from Donore to Oldcastle in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Oldcastle can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You'll set off for home on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Oldcastle

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

County Meath travel guide

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Zoos · Ruins · Castles
Royal County
The birthplace of Irish civilization, County Meath served as a political center of Ireland for many centuries. The region's rich soil, the result of the last ice age, attracted the first settlers nearly 10,000 years ago. Thanks to an abundance of good land, plentiful water, and a strong farming tradition, the county remains one of Ireland's major agricultural regions, known for its production of potatoes, barley, milk, and grain. Much more than just fertile farmland, this area also boasts the country's largest Norman castle and one of the biggest megalithic complexes in the world, a sprawling archaeological site containing a network of 5,000-year-old burial mounds.