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County Meath, Ireland

Meath
A view of the countryside around County Meath.

Meath Background

Activities with Meath


Background

County Meath is traditionally known as the “Royal County” because it contains the seat of the ancient High Kings of Ireland at the Hill of Tara. Older than the pyramids of Egypt, the passage graves of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth attract visitors the world over. Other places of interest include Slane Castle and historic Kells, where the Book of Kells originated. Kells also has 9th-century high crosses and a 1000-year-old Round Tower.

Click for Larger Picture of Newgrange
Foremost among the passage-tombs of Europe, Newgrange has long evoked the wonder of archaeologists and laymen alike. The most penetrating excavation work undertaken at any prehistoric site in Ireland so far has revealed much about its construction and purpose; but other secrets, such as the cryptic symbolism of its beautifully decorated stones, remain inviolate.
Apart from archaeological sites and beautiful views, you can enjoy a wide range of activities in Meath, from coarse and game angling to shooting and golf. The county is relatively flat and ideal for cycling and horse riding.

Meath
A view of the countryside around County Meath.
Navan is Meath's county town and is famous for its fine furniture and carpets. Trim, on the river Boyne, is a charming medieval town with an astounding collection of ancient sites, including the largest Norman castle in Ireland.

For a more cosmopolitan atmosphere, Drogheda is a bustling port town with excellent pubs and live music scene, including a summer Samba festival.


Click to view the Town of Cary Resolution dated July 12, 2001, Formalizing a Sister City Relationship Between Cary, North Carolina and County Meath, Ireland.  The Adobe Acrobat viewer must be installed to view this file. Click to view the Town of Cary Resolution dated July 12, 2001, "Formalizing a Sister City Relationship Between Cary, North Carolina and County Meath, Ireland". The Adobe Acrobat viewer must be installed to view this file.

Activities with Meath

  • August 2003. A delegation from Meath participates in the Cary Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival.
  • May 2003. Delegation from Cary visits Meath to visit local chambers of commerce, tour local industry, visit the national aquatics center in Dublin, and establish framework for school exchanges.
  • September 2002. The Town of Cary Sister Cities Commission staffed an information booth at the Celtic Festval in Cary.
  • March 12, 2002. “Magical, Mystical Ireland” - The Association cosponsored with the Town of Cary Sister Cities Commission and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources an evening of Irish entertainment. Held at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center, it featured bagpiper Sam O’Kane, followed with the slide presentation of Jack Crosson, the guest speaker.
  • November 14, 2001. GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day. Town staff demonstrated how Cary and its sister city, County Meath, Ireland exchange digital files containing geographic information on each community using MapInfo, a GIS software. Information on the Sister Cities program, history of Cary, history of County Meath, maps of the data received from Meath were included in the presentations.
  • August 2001. Official Town of Cary vist to County Meath, Ireland.
  • July 12, 2001. The Town of Cary officially formalizes its relationship with County Meath, Ireland.

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