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County Meath Travel Tips

Meath Vacation Rentals Capture the Best of the Emerald Isle

County Meath is situated to the north of Dublin, Eire's historic capital city. It was once the territory of the kings of Ireland and some of Ireland's most important historic sights can be found here. Meath vacation rentals are the ideal bases for exploring the local rural area as well as the lively city of Dublin. Whether you are tracing family history or want a restful vacation in a friendly country of music and legend, Meath is a great place to stay.

Reasons to Choose Meath Accommodation for Your Ireland Vacation

Choosing Meath vacation rentals allows visitors to enjoy a real taste of local life in this beautiful area. Each small village will have a pub, shop and church, and local life centers around the three. The pubs are a hive of friendly entertainment in the evening, making them the perfect place to dine and listen to spontaneous fiddle music. Return home to your cozy cottage with its log or peat fire after a day exploring and enjoy the fully-equipped kitchen, TV, washer-dryer and other essentials which make your stay perfect. Meath cottages are far more spacious than a cramped hotel room and more economical for families and groups of friends traveling together. The chance to stay in an authentic Irish cottage in a great location will create a lasting memory of your happy visit to Ireland.

Meath Cottages Experience Mild Winters and Warm Wet Summers

Meath's weather is affected by the Gulf Stream and the southwesterly prevailing winds. Temperatures range from 1 C (34 F) in January to 20 C (68 F) in the height of the summer. It can rain at any time, although it is wettest in the winter.

Ireland Vacation Rentals Offer Plenty to See and Do

Meath is an ideal base for those who enjoy walking, fishing, cycling, golfing, horseback riding and exploring historic sites. Horses and racing are integral parts of Ireland's heritage. National Hunt and Flat Racing can be seen at Fairyhouse (home of the Irish Grand National) and Bellewstown. At Laytown, horses race on the beach, making for an exciting local spectacle. Meath has many excellent golf courses with the K Club playing host to the Ryder Cup on occasions. Eire has a culture of crafts and many local gift shops offer wonderful handmade souvenirs, sweaters and gifts. A visit to some of the pubs to hear traditional music is an essential experience.

How to Get to Meath Vacation Rentals

County Meath is very close to Dublin Airport which has daily international flights from all over Europe and the world. The ferry ports of Dublin and Dun Laoghaire (pronounced Dun Lair) are 41 kilometers and 57 kilometers from Navan respectively. Those arriving in Northern Ireland will find Belfast Airport and the ferry terminal are just 150 kilometers to the north of Meath.

Ireland Vacation Rentals near Places of Interest Around Meath

The Meath Heritage Trail runs from Tara to the site of the Battle of Boyne and was devised to allow access to some of the most important heritage sites in Ireland. Visit the Loughcrew megalithic cairns, a 5,000-year-old stone circle, and explore the archeological and historic sites of the Boyne Valley. A day in the compact city of Dublin is a must. A narrated bus tour is the best way to see the sights including the castle, Temple Bar and the Guinness Factory. Closer to your Meath accommodation is the Norman Castle at Trim, built in 1171, and Kells with its 6th-century monastery. The Book of Kells can now be seen at Trinity College in Dublin. Loughcrew Gardens, Tullynally Castle and Belvedere House all make for great days out from your Meath accommodation.

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