Meath Genealogy Tours

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.

Finding the Correct Church

Having found the Townland we must now find not just the Civil Parish identified on your records but the correct Church. On your records you may see a Civil Parish this most likely is not the Church your Family used for Marriage/Baptisms and weekly use.

An Example

As an example take County Meath there are 146 Civil Parishes in County Meath. Your Families Church may be Culmullin it is bordered by 7 different Parishes but it is also in the Parish of Dunshaughlin. Your records may say Parish of Dunshaughlin but your Ancestors Parish and church they used for important events is actually 10 Miles away at Cullmullin. To Compound the issue there are 5 Baronies in Meath with the word Rath and 47 Townlands with the word Rath included. 

Finding the correct Graveyard

Finding the correct Graveyard for your family for the Townland. Again an example a Parish like Dunshaughlin may have 10 Graveyards in Fact the Parish of Cullmullin above which is in the Civil Parish off Dunshaughlin has 3 Graveyards alone one for 1700 one for 1800s and a Modern graveyard.

Again this is our responsibility to find the Correct Graveyard for your Church and your families Townland.

Finding Relatives and Neighbours of your Family

At My Ireland Heritage our Data Base allows us to find the exact Location of your Families house in the 1800s. Once we travel her on your Behalf we will know very quickly if the family are still in the vicinity. In fact even if they are not we have the knowledge to know if the neighbors who may be there for 200 years are also still in the Vicinity.

  • Meath has 17 baronies
  • Meath has 145 Civil Parishes
  • Meath has 92 Electoral Divisions
  • Meath has 1595 Townlands
  • Meath has 16 sub townlands

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.

The Irish Celtic Tribes By Ptolemy 1st Century
500BC-500AD

  • County Meath –The Eblanioi and Kaukoi

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)