Oldcastle

  • Directions
  • From M1 Motorway

    At junction 10, take the N51 exit.

    Merge onto M3

    Continue onto R154
     

    From Dublin M3

    Continue onto Navan Road/N3, take exit onto R163

    Continue onto R154

    Turn right to stay on R154

    Turn right onto Cavan Street/R195

  • Region: Kells ,
  • Oldcastle

The town of Oldcastle was the 18th century creation of the Naper family, who received parts of the Plunkett estate following the cromwellian wars. Due in part to the continuation of a Gaelic way of life, the area, suffered badly during the Great Famine (1845-‘9) in comparison with richer, more arable and more progressive areas in the southern part of Co. Meath. The poorest inhabitants were obliterated by starvation and emigration. Nonetheless, land patterns still visible today reveal a strong attachment to pastoral farming of ‘Gaelic Culture'.

Learn more about the architectural heritage of Oldcastle

Listen to some wonderful audio on Loughcrew Cairns - part of the Boyne Valley Drive

Oldcastle
Facts:

Oldcastle had a Prisoner of War Camp from 1914 – 1918, it was the only permanent civilian POW camp in Ireland, detaining so called ‘enemy aliens’.

Other Information:

Off season contact Loughcrew Gardens (see below)

Heritage Categories
Town
Directions

From M1 Motorway

At junction 10, take the N51 exit.

Merge onto M3

Continue onto R154
 

From Dublin M3

Continue onto Navan Road/N3, take exit onto R163

Continue onto R154

Turn right to stay on R154

Turn right onto Cavan Street/R195

Latitude
53.7701
Longitude
-7.16266
Region
GPS: 53.7701, -7.16266

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