Out of all the counties of Ireland, Meath has the most historic remnants of Celtic Ireland. Many irish gifts are inspired by its many monuments and battles that have taken place. If you are a history buff, this county is the best in Ireland to visit. But if you are not, then it wont interest you as much. Here is a look at the top five sights to visit in Meath.
1. Hill of Tara
They say 'all roads lead to Rome' but in old Ireland all roads led to Tara. This Stone Age wonder was once the seat of the High Kings of Ireland where they were inaugurated. The halls and palaces have not remained; however, there are still at least 20 visible monument including the Mound of the Hostages. The Mound of the Hostages is a Neolithic passage tomb built so that sunlight passes through on Samhain and Imbolc.
This site was the original home of the famed Book of Kells. While the ornate gospels no longer remain there, what does remain are the typical structures of Irish monasteries, including several beautiful High Crosses surrounding the 25m high round tower and a stone church known as St. Colomba's House which may be the oldest structure on site.
No list on the attractions of Meath would be complete without menioning Newgrange. This 5,000 year old passage tomb is surrounded by approximately 97 spiral-engraved kerbstones and is aligned with the Winter Solstice. It is also mythologically the home of Aengus óg, of the Tuatha Dé Danann, who tricked his father into giving him Newgrange by arguing that "a day and a night" were "all days and all nights".