Welcome to County Meath


Today Meath's high-yielding land and plentiful water supply make it a vital agriculture centre. Its proximity to Dublin brought about unchecked growth during the Celtic Tiger's peak, however, and the larger towns are surrounded by soulless housing estates with heavy traffic at commuter time.

For visitors, though, there are numerous must-see attractions here, including many tangible reminders of Meath's absorbing history.


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$103.11 Outdoor Activities

Private Tours with adventure activities, music, Irish pub, sight seeing & more

Itinerary: 8.30am Pick up in Dublin city center  10.45– 13.30A choice of one of the four activities; Kayak or Boat trip to Clough Oughter Castle - Visit County Cavan, famous for its 365 lakes and take a kayak trip to Clough Oughter Castle. This is an enchanting castle built on a man-made island or crannog.  Hear about the many tales of Irish Chieftains and battles that are linked to this monument. The castle ruin is part of the Marble Arch Geopark on Lough Oughter lake adjacent to the charming Killykeen forest park and is only accessible by water. Hike the Cooley Mountains - Hike up Slieve Foye, take in the birds-eye view of the magnificent landscape and hear the Irish Stories of Queen Meabh, the brown bull of Cooley and the mighty Cuchulainn. Visit the quaint, colourful and picturesque village of Carlingford nestled in between the foot of the Cooley Mountains and Carlingford Lough. Hike the "Stairway to Heaven" to the Summit of Cuilcagh Mt - Enjoy a guided hike to the summit of Cuilcagh Mountain on Ireland's very own Stairway to Heaven, starting on a gravel road and then onto a wooden boardwalk that is there to protect the flora, fauna and rare blanket bog from erosion, by walkers. You then meet the stairway that brings you up the steep cliff to the summit of Cuilcagh Mountain to take in the magnificent views as a well-deserved treat.   Rock Climbing and Abseiling - Try rock climbing on a small crag in County Cavan made up of limestone rock dating back 3 million years.  This is a fabulous activity to get immersed into the Irish outdoors and no previous experience is required.  There is climbs to suit all abilities and low climbs for anyone who has a fear of heights but want to give it a go.  13.30 – 14.00 Lunch  15.00– 16.00 Loughcrew Megalithic Cairn & Vistor centre  A short hike to the highest point in County Meath where you will get to find Loughcrew Megalithic Cairn, an ancient rite of passage tomb older than the pyramids of Egypt. You will hear local folklore stories, see carvings on stones dating back 5000BC and visit the Loughcrew Megalithic centre, an old Irish thatched cottage for a cup of coffee/tea.or  Monasterboice Round Tower and High Crosses  if you choose to go to the hiking in the Cooley MTS 16.00– 17.00 Pub Stop Stop off at an authentic Irish pub for a pint to quench the thirst after the day's activities and your guide will lead into an Irish sing-song, singing a few well known local songs before heading back to Dublin City.  Drop off in Dublin city center @ 18.00pm

$370.75 Outdoor Activities

3-Day Private Tour to Co Cavan - Adventure Activities, Music, Pubs & More

All transport is included and you will be picked up at your chosen destination, accommodation or airport/port. Our Irish guides are outdoor instructors, as well as musicians and passionate about Ireland's culture and heritage. 2 nights accommodation included in a classic Irish Bed & Breakfast Day 1- Pick up at your chosen location and time (recommended between 9 & 10 am) - Travel towards Co Cavan, 1.5 hours from Dublin City -  In the morning visit Loughcrew Megalithic Cairn &  vistor centre ; A short hike to the highest point in County Meath where you will get to find Loughcrew Megalithic Cairn, an ancient rite of passage tomb older than the pyramids of Egypt. You will hear local folklore stories, see carvings on stones dating back 5000BC and visit the Loughcrew Megalithic centre, an old Irish thatched cottage for a cup of coffee/tea. - After Lunch,  take a kayak or a row boat trip to Clough Oughter Castle - Visit County Cavan, famous for its 365 lakes and take a kayak/boat trip to Clough Oughter Castle. This is an enchanting castle built on a man-made island or crannog.  Hear about the many tales of Irish Chieftains and battles that are linked to this monument. The castle ruin is part of the Marble Arch Geopark on Lough Oughter lake adjacent to the charming Killykeen forest park and is only accessible by water. Day 2  - Pick up at your B&B - In the morning, hike the "Stairway to Heaven" to the summit of Cuilcagh MtEnjoy a guided hike to the summit of Cuilcagh Mountain on Ireland's very own Stairway to Heaven, starting on a gravel road and then onto a wooden boardwalk that is there to protect the flora, fauna and rare blanket bog from erosion, by walkers. You then meet the stairway that brings you up the steep cliff to the summit of Cuilcagh Mountain to take in the magnificent views as a well-deserved treat.  Appropriate footwear and rain gear along with a relative level of fitness is required to complete this 7km hike to the summit.  The Path is part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark.  There is also the option of shorter hikes at this location if requested. - After Lunch you will have the choice of either visiting The Marble Arch Caves  or The Cavan Burren Park  or trying rock climbing/abseiling - On the final night, join your guide on a Music Session in a local Irish Bar, where your guide will play and sing some Irish Ballads  Day 3  - This is a more relaxing day and a opportunity to do some more sightseeing.  Your guide will make suggestions of things to do and see and you can choose what fits your interests, eg Erica's Fairy Forest or County Museum. - Drop off back at your preferred location hotel/airport around 18.00pm

$463.44 Private & Custom Tours

Private Boating day tour for group of 1 to 6 people with Irish music included

Itinerary:8.30amPick up in Dublin city center 10.45– 13.30 Boat trip to Clough Oughter Castle - Visit County Cavan, famous for its 365 lakes and take a kayak trip to Clough Oughter Castle. This is an enchanting castle built on a man-made island or crannog.  Hear about the many tales of Irish Chieftains and battles that are linked to this monument. The castle ruin is part of the Marble Arch Geopark on Lough Oughter lake adjacent to the charming Killykeen forest park and is only accessible by water.13.30 - 14.00 Lunch15.00– 16.00Loughcrew Megalithic Cairn & Vistor centre A short hike to the highest point in County Meath where you will get to find Loughcrew Megalithic Cairn, an ancient rite of passage tomb older than the pyramids of Egypt. You will hear local folklore stories, see carvings on stones dating back 5000BC and visit the Loughcrew Megalithic centre, an old Irish thatched cottage for a cup of coffee/tea.16.00– 17.00Pub StopStop off at an authentic Irish pub for a pint to quench the thirst after the day's activities and your guide will lead into an Irish sing-song, singing a few well known local songs before heading back to Dublin City.  Drop off in Dublin city center @ 18.00pm

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