Ireland - Counties Meath, Louth, Cavan & Monaghan (PDF Chapter)
This is the Counties Meath, Louth, Cavan & Monaghan chapter from Lonely Planet’s Ireland guidebook.
Within Dublin’s commuter belt lies Brú na Bóinne and Loughcrew – which predate the pyramids – and the Hill of Tara, seat of high kings. After St Patrick’s, monks built abbeys, high crosses and round towers here to protect manuscripts.
- explore evocative prehistoric remains at Brú na Bóinne’s extraordinary ancient burial sites
- float above fascinating ruins and emerald-green fields on a hot-air balloon flight from Trim
- tour Slane’s 18th-century castle and state-of-the-art whiskey distillery in its former stables
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: County Meath, Brú na Bóinne, Battle of the Boyne Site, Slane, Tara, Dunsany Castle, Trim, Kells, Loughcrew Cairns, County Louth, Drogheda, Dundalk, Cooley Peninsula, County Cavan, Cavan Town, Killykeen Forest Park, Lough Oughter, Butlersbridge, Ballyjamesduff, Blacklion, County Monaghan, Monaghan Town, Carrickmacross, Inniskeen.
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