Meath Genealogy Tours

Newgrange a World UNESCO site 5,200 years old the sun shines through the Sunbox on the Winter Soltice 21st December bringing the chamber to life and brining you back to the dawn of Neolithic man in farming Ireland.

County Meath It is in the province of Leinster and is part of the Mid-East Region. It is named after the historic Kingdom of Meath (from Midhe meaning “middle”). Also known as the Royal County with its feature “ The Hill of Tara “ being the seat of the High Kings of Ireland stretching back 3000 year (see our Historical County Meath Tour). The population of the county is 194,942 according to the 2016 census. The county is drained by the River Boyne which rises in County Kildare and is 60 miles long.

Meath is the 14th largest of Ireland’s 32 counties the largest town is Navan, where the county hall and government are located, although the medieval town of Trim, the former county town, has historical significance and remains a sitting place of the circuit court since 1175ad.

Family Dynasties 1500-1600 AD

•          Irish – Nugent
•          Norman- Delacey, Cheevers,Dillon,Cusack,
•          Scottish -None
•          Viking – None

County Meath- Things to do and may be possible to include within your Ancestral Townland Experience Tour

·      Newgrange 5,000 year old World Unesco site
·      Knowth Neolitic Cairns
·      Trim Castle (Trim)
·      Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns (Oldcastle) 5000 years old
·      Hill of Tara and the Mound of the Hostages 5000 years old
·      Oldbridge Estate/Battle of the Boyne Visitors Centre
·      Hill of Slane  St Patrick 432 ad
·      Slane Castle and town
·      Kells Monastic Site (Book of Kells written here)
·      St Columbas House Kells 1000 years old
·      Spire of Lloyd (Kells) & Famine Graveyard
·      Francis Ledwege Poet Slane
·      Donaghmore Round Tower (Navan)
·      Dunshaughlin Famine House exterior view only.
·      Irelands Ancient East
·      Irish Military War Museum
·      Tayto Park (Ashbourne)