29 Things To Do In Meath This Summer (For People That Like Hikes, History + Pints)

Published: 17 Jun 2020

Keith O'Hara of The Irish Road Trip has recently written a brilliant article on what to do in Co. Meath in the Boyne Valley. Take it away Keith...

29 Things To Do In Meath This Summer (For People That Like Hikes, History + Pints)

If you’re looking for things to do in Meath today, tomorrow, next weekend, or whenever, you’ll find plenty of ideas below. Many people have it in their head that the only places in Meath worth seeing are Newgrange and Trim Castle. Don’t fall into that same trap. Yes, both are well worth a nosey around, but there are LOADS more worthwhile things to do in Meath and places to see that are often overlooked.

In the guide below, you’ll find everything from whiskey distilleries and ancient sites to old-world pubs and sandy beaches. G’wan! Dive on in!

A clatter of things to do in Meath in 2020

Known as ‘the Royal County’, Meath is home to some of Ireland’s top archaeological sites, like Newgrange and Knowth. ‘Eh, hold on… what’s all this about a ‘Royal County’?!’

The story behind the name ‘the Royal County’ is as old as the hills. Mannnnnny centuries ago aspiring High Kings of Ireland travelled from across the land to County Meath.

Their destination? The Hill of Tara! It was here that those worthy were crowned in elaborate kingship rituals, hence the name!

Right, I’ll stop yapping away – below, you’ll find a load of worthwhile things to do in Meath at any time of the year!

Read the full article on The Irish Road Trip.