Welcome to Trim


It's hard to imagine nowadays, but a measure of Trim's importance was that Elizabeth I considered building Trinity College here. One student who did study in Trim was Dublin-born Arthur Wellesley (1769–1852), the first Duke of Wellington, who studied at Talbot Castle and St Mary's Abbey.

Today, Trim's history is everywhere, from atmospheric ruins to streets lined with tiny workers' cottages.


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CASTLES & WHISKEY TOUR

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Trim Castle, Trim, County MeathSTOP 1. PHOTOGRAPH OPPORTUNITY AT IRELANDS LARGEST NORMAN CASTLE BUILT IN 1172 BY HUGH DE LACY ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER BOYNE. THIS HISTORIC CASTLE HAS BEEN USED AS KING JOHNS CASTLE IN THE MAKING OF THE MOVIE 'BRAVEHEART" STARING MEL GIBSONDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Bective Abbey, Navan, County MeathSTOP 2. BECTIVE ABBEY IS A CISTERCIAN ABBEY FOUNDED IN 1147 BY MURCHARD O'MELAGHLIN ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER BOYNE, IT WAS AN ABBEY OF IMPORTANCE AS THE ABBOT WAS A SPIRITUAL LORD WHO SAT ON THE PARLIMENT IN THE PALEDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Hill of Tara (Temair), County MeathSTOP 3. IN THE HEART OF THE BOYNE VALLEY IS THE CEREMONIAL SITE ASSOCIATED WITH KINGSHIP RITUALS. FROM THE TIME OF CELTIC INFLUENCE UNTIL THE NORMAN INVASION IN THE 12TH CENTURY, THE HILL OF TARA HAS BEEN IRELAND'S POLITICAL & SPIRITUAL CAPITAL.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Slane Whiskey Distillery, Slane, County MeathSTOP 4. SLANE DISTILLERY IS HOUSED IN 250 YEAR OLD STABLES ON THE GROUNDS OF THE ICONIC SLANE CASTLE ESTATE. THIS NEW DISTILLERY PAYS HOMAGE TO THE HERITAGE AND SURROUNDING LANDS. THE STORYTELLERS WILL IMMERSE YOU INTO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WHISKEY WHILE INTERWEAVING THE FABRICS OF THE CONYNGHAM FAMILY IN THIS INTERACTIVE AND IMMERSIVE TOUR.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Slane Castle, Slane, County MeathSTOP 5. PHOTOGRAPH OPPORTUNITY SLANE CASTLE IS BUILT ON A 1500 ACRE ESTATE IN THE VILLAGE OF SLANE. THE CASTLE HAS HOSTED KING GEORGE IV TO SOME OF THE TOP MUSIC ACTS IN THE WORLD, INCLUDING, ROLLING STONES, MADONNA, QUEEN, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND MANY MANY MORE.Duration: 15 minutes