Meath is home to four major race tracks
- Carmel Smith Equestrian Centre
- Tel +353 (0) 46 9025877
- 2KM away
- Kellys Equestrian : Kilmessan, Co. Meath
Tel +353 (0) 46 9437530
Walking & Cycling Trails
Trim Historical Trail
This fantastic town trail breathes life into the historical significance of Trim!
you will see the sites of the old town gates, he remains of the old leper hospital, view the womb of the Tomb of the Jealous Man and Woman and hear your voice return at the Echo Gate. The walk takes approximately 60 minutes and profiles the following 22 historical points: 1. Trim Visitor Centre 2. St. Patrick's Church 3. Wellington Monument 4. Dublin Gate 5. Trim Castle 6. Maudlin's Cemetry 7. Echo Gate 8. Priory of St. John The Baptist 9. Tomb of the Jealous Man & Woman 10. Newtown Cathedral 11. Victorine Friary 12. Newtown Church 13. Navan Gate 14. Athboy Gate 15. St. Patrick's Cathedral 16. The Old Gaol 17. St. Mary's Abbey 18. Yellow Steeple 19. Sheepgate 20. The Cannon 21. Courthouse 22. Trim Visitor Centre. Distance from hotel 12,9 km - 16 minutes drive by car.
Please see this map
on the Kentstown Road outside Navan and avail of free car parking, picnic tables and playgrounds at this lovely wooded amenity. Distance from hotel 27 km - 25 minutes drive by car.
Kells Girley Eco Bog Walk
which is located a few miles outside Kells on the Mullingar Road. Distance from hotel 25,6 km - 24 minutes drive by car.
Fresh air, green rugged fields, the crystal waters of the Boyne river, friendly people ... discover why Meath is a great place to explore on foot. Please see this website for more information www.meath.ie
Kells to Virginia Circular Cycle Route
Distance: 85.30 km
Start location: Cavan Road N3
End location: Cavan Road N3
Something for everyone on this nice circular exploration of this corner of Meath/Cavan. Starts off with an a undualting run along the Kells to Oldcastle road, usually relatively light traffic, with some lovely stretches. We continue to follow the regional road to virginia wiht more rolling hills. Then off piste, through Cavan backroads before crossing the kells kingcourt road for a challenging hill at Screebogue. We can refuel at Carlanstown before a nice flat stretch avoiding the main roads all the way back to kells with the final stretch past the manicured lawns of the Headfort golf club.
Newgrange Valley Circular Cycle Route
Distance: 26.65 km
Start location: N51 Slane
End location: N51 Slane
The route starts from Slane village. After crossing the bridge over the Boyne at Slane there is a steep climb before turning off the main road. After that it's mainly gentle hills on fairly quiet roads. Some beautiful landscape, passing by Newgrange passage tomb, Dowth burial mound and the Boyne river, as well as crossing a beautiful old bridge over the Boyne. The route is suitable for anyone - the 1st hill can be walked up if needed (on a wide hard shoulder). All of the route is on tarmac.
For different routes and maps please see this website
For more information about cycling in Ireland and Dublin please see this website
Fishing & Sea Angling
Meath offers a great variety of waters. The River Boyne and it's tributaries will keep the game angler occupied while the coastline between Laytown and Clogherhead will hold the interest of all sea anglers.
The River Boyne
The River Boyne and its tributaries comprise nearly 330 miles of river channel which drain an area of approximately 1,000 sq. miles. This river is one of the countries premium wild brown trout angling waters offering superb fishing to the visiting angler. The River Boyne rises near Newberry Hall in Co. Kildare and meanders its way in a north easterly direction for seventy miles through counties Offaly, Meath and Louth before entering the Irish Sea below the historic town of Drogheda, between the townlands of Mornington and Baltray. It is good trout fishing in the Trim area at Newtown and Tribley. Fishing can be good early in the season depending on weather and water conditions but the best of the fishing is from mid May to mid September. Fishing generally takes place from March to September but most Angling Associations have different opening and closing dates. Anglers should enquire locally before fishing. Anglers wishing to fish for wild brown trout on the river Boyne must have the necessary permission and permit from the local Angling Association before fishing.
Season - February/March to September
- From Lough Ramour to Mapes Bridge: Trout and salmon fishing permits €15 approx per day
- Boyne River - Navan: Trout fishing permits €15 per day. Salmon fishing permits €25 per day
- Upper Boyne - Navan: Trout or salmon €10 per day
available from Clarke's Sports Den
39 Trimgate Street, Navan
Telephone (+353) 046 902 1130.
Stillwater rainbow trout fishery
Telephone: (+353) 01 824 0197
Dunshaughlin, County Meath
10 minutes from M50 Motorway.