Top things to do

Top Choice Castle in Trim

Trim Castle

Proof of Trim's medieval importance, this remarkably preserved edifice was Ireland's largest Anglo-Norman fortification. Hugh de Lacy founded Trim Castle in 1173, but it was destroyed by Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair, Irela…
Top Choice Interpretation Centre in Brú na Bóinne

Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre

Built in a spiral design echoing Newgrange, this superb interpretive centre houses interactive exhibits on prehistoric Ireland and its passage tombs. It has regional tourism info, an excellent cafeteria, plus a book…
Top Choice Historic Site in Brú na Bóinne


A startling 80m in diameter and 13m high, Newgrange's white round stone walls, topped by a grass dome, look eerily futuristic. Underneath lies the finest Stone Age passage tomb in Ireland – one of the most remarkabl…
Top Choice Cathedral in Trim

St Patrick's Cathedral Church

That huge steeple you see belongs to St Patrick's Cathedral Church, parts of which dates to the 15th century, although it wasn't granted cathedral status until 1955. Take a look at the beautiful stained-glass window…
Top Choice Historic Site in Brú na Bóinne


Northwest of Newgrange, the burial mound of Knowth was built around the same time. It has the greatest collection of passage-grave art ever uncovered in Western Europe, and has been under intermittent excavation sin…
Top Choice Modern Irish in Slane

Conyngham Arms

Some of the county's finest cooking is at the back of the beautiful Conyngham Arms hotel. Starters such as mozzarella, tomato and blood-orange salad with white-truffle vinaigrette are followed by amazing mains – Mea…
Pub in Trim

Sally Rogers

Pop in for a drink on the spacious riverfront terrace. It gets crammed at weekends when there's live music.
International in Trim


The eclectic menu at this buzzing, laid-back local favourite spans seafood pasta to teriyaki chicken with noodles and fajitas.
Farm in Brú na Bóinne

Working Farm

One for the kids. The truly hands-on, family-run 135-hectare working farm allows visitors to feed the ducks and lambs, and tour the exotic bird aviaries. Amiable Farmer Bill keeps things interesting and demonstratio…
Historic Site in Brú na Bóinne


The circular mound at Dowth is similar in size to Newgrange – about 63m in diameter – but is slightly taller at 14m high. Due to safety issues, Dowth's tombs are closed to visitors, though you can visit the mound (a…