Meath:The Royal County (Part 2)

As Ive said before I’m from the Royal County of Meath. Ive all ready written about Trim and Bective abbey in an earlier postHome:The Royal County One fab evening during the summer I took an impromptu spin out to the Hill of Tara. Sometimes the unplanned trips are the best, the Sunset that evening over Tara was fabulous. For those who dont know about The Hill of Tara, It is a Neolithic site located between Navan and Kilmessan. It is known as the seat of the high kings , was a passage tomb and is associated with St.Patrick. The Views of the surrounding areas are breathtaking, you can see the nearby towns of Trim and Navan. On Clear days you can pick out Croghan hill all the way in Co.Offaly, also associated with St.Patrick, and as far north as the Mourne Mountains.It is said that you can see a quarter of the country from the hill.

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I also took a spin out to the Spire of Llyod in Kells, it is somewhere I had never visited but had passed on many occasion. On First look you think it is a lighthouse, inland.

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It dates back to 1791 and was built by the first Earl of Bective in memory of his father Sir Thomas Taylour. The tower was used in the 19th century as a viewing point for the surrounding areas. Even though it was a dull day the view of the surrounding was fantastic. When we arrived the Tower itself was closed however I do believe that you  can go up to the top.

Im hoping to visit more of our county attractions in the coming weeks, especially Newgrange and Trim Castle.

 

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