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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 areas in the southern part of  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'.

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


Slane Village

The popular Boyne Drive passes through Slane. For those with sporting interests the Boyne provides excellent fishing. Horse-riding, racing, golf, tennis, walking and canoeing are all available locally or lie within easy driving distance. Less than 20km to the coast where there are safe sandy beaches and miles of dunes to walk. In Slane and its environs you will find an increasing number of specialist food producers, small restaurants and craft workshops-modern gems among the ancient treasures of County Meath


Slane Co. Meath

Situated only 45 minutes from Dublin city centre and 90 minutes from Belfast, at an important intersection on the road from Dublin to Derry and the Northwest of Ireland


Trim Heritage Town

Medieval Trim

Trim contains more medieval buildings than any town in Ireland. Trim is situated on the banks of the River Boyne in an area of fertile plains. The town developed around Trim Castle, straddling the river to the north and west of the castle. In the 13th century the town was enclosed within a circuit of stone walls. Augustinian (1202), Franciscan (1260), and Dominican (1263) friaries were established, indicating the growing prosperity of the town.

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Trim Visitor Centre, 

Castle Street,


C15 TXA5

From M1 Motorway

At junction 10, take the N51 exit.

Continue onto R161 & continue onto Trim

From Navan

Take the 1st exit onto Railway Street & continue onto R161 & continue onto Trim

From Drogheda

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto N51

Continue onto R161 & & continue onto Trim

From Dublin M3

Continue onto Navan Road/N3, take exit onto R156

Merge onto M3, At junction 6, take the R125 exit

Continue to follow R154

Take exit onto Castle Street

Turn right & destination will be on the right