County Meath is in the eastern province of Leinster.
The county seat is now Navan, where the county hall and government are located, Trim, the former county town, has historical significance and remains a sitting place of the circuit court.
County Meath also has the only two Gaeltacht areas in the province of Leinster, at Ráth Cairn and Baile Ghib.
Athboy, Kells and Kinnegad
An increasing proportion of Meath residents commute into Dublin, with a resulting shift to a services based economy in the developing dormitory towns.
Good land, with a strong farming tradition has been prominent historically for cattle, dairying, potatoes and grain.
Meath is Ireland’s leading county producer of potatoes, and a significant producer of beef, barley, milk, wheat, and root vegetables.
Europe’s largest underground lead-zinc mine, Tara Mines, has operated since 1977 west of Navan.
Current ore production from the mine is 2,600,000 tons of ore per year, containing over 200,000 tons of zinc metal.
A large cement plant near Duleek is situated in this territory.
interesting places include:
The Hill of Tara, an ancient historical site.
Castles at Trim, Slane (privately owned), Dunsany (limited opening), Killeen (being converted to a hotel).
Brú na Bóinne Unesco World Heritage Site.
Loughcrew, an ancient historical site.
Meath is home to Kells, with its round tower and monastic past.
The famous river Boyne, Blackwater, Nanny, Inny and Dee
10.4 km of coastline on the Irish Sea
Bordered by counties Cavan, Kildare, Louth, Monaghan, Offaly and Westmeath, as well as Fingal(Dublin)
The M1 motorway Dublin – Belfast road.
The M2 motorway bypasses the second largest town in the County, Ashbourne.
The main road through M<eath is the Dublin-Cavan N3.
The M4 motorway, which is partly in County Kildare and partly in Meath
There is a frequent commuter train service to the coastal villages of East Meath, serving Laytown.
Navan is currently served by a spur railway line from the Dublin-Belfast main line, for freight traffic (zinc and lead concentrates from Tara Mines in Navan to Dublin Port) connecting at Drogheda.
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