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County Meath, Ireland

county meathMeath, sometimes referred to as 'The Royal County' derives its name from the Irish 'An Mhí' meaning the middle.

The Hill of Tara in Meath was the seat of the High Kings and the fertile Boyne Valley attracted its first settlers during the Stone Age. The picturesque beauty of the Boyne Valley still captivates visitors just as it attracted the Normans and the Celts centuries ago.

Evidence of that ancient civilisation can still be found in the area and includes Newgrange, the finest Neolithic tomb in Ireland.

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