GALLERY: Treasure Ireland – 16 images of Meath that will make you want to live there 6 years ago

GALLERY: Treasure Ireland – 16 images of Meath that will make you want to live there

Visiting the Royal County this week.

The Royal County of Meath is the focus of our attention this week and it truly is a beautiful place.

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Once again, the images come from the extremely talented Robert from IrelandUpClose. His website is full of brilliant images and well worth checking out.

This is a view of the Salmon-Leap weir on the Boyne This is a view of the Salmon-Leap weir on the Boyne

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 Boyne: Ardmulchan. Boyne: Ardmulchan.

Boyne at Newgrange. Boyne at Newgrange.

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The beautiful 14th Century stone bridge at Slane. The beautiful 14th Century stone bridge at Slane.

Boyne at Stachallan. Boyne at Stachallan.

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A view of an old cottage (the Nanny Cottage) at the mouth of the Nanny river at dawn in Laytown A view of an old cottage (the Nanny Cottage) at the mouth of the Nanny river at dawn in Laytown

Newgrange. An evening view of the great Newgrange Neolithic burial mound.  Newgrange. An evening view of the great Newgrange Neolithic burial mound.

This is a view of Newgrange This is a view of Newgrange
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 Newgrange. A morning view of the great Newgrange Neolithic burial mound Newgrange. A morning view of the great Newgrange Neolithic burial mound

A view of Slane Castle in Autumn. The castle overlooks the River Boyne, just a few kilometres upstream from Newgrange and the site of the famous Battle of the Boyne. A view of Slane Castle in Autumn. The castle overlooks the River Boyne, just a few kilometres upstream from Newgrange and the site of the famous Battle of the Boyne.

A view of the river Boyne and Trim Castle at sunset. Trim Castle is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. It was constructed over a thirty-year period by Hugh de Lacy. Hugh de Lacy was granted the Liberty of Meath by King Henry II in 1172 in an attempt to curb the expansionist policies of Richard de Clare, (Strongbow). Construction of the massive three storied Keep, the central stronghold of the castle, was begun c. 1176 on the site of an earlier wooden fortress. This massive twenty-sided tower, which is cruciform in shape, was protected by a ditch, curtain wall and moat. A view of the river Boyne and Trim Castle at sunset. 

A frosty early morning view of Slane village in late Autumn.   To the right of the photograph is the steeple of St Patrick's church.  To the left of the image, behind the trees, Slane Castle can be seen. A frosty early morning view of Slane village in late Autumn. To the right of the photograph is the steeple of St Patrick's church. To the left of the image, behind the trees, Slane Castle can be seen.

A view of the beatiful bridge over the Boyne river at Slane with the village and the Hill of Slane in the background. A view of the beatiful bridge over the Boyne river at Slane with the village and the Hill of Slane in the background.

Boyne at Stachallan. Boyne at Stachallan.

River  Boyne. This image was taken on Christmas Day River Boyne. This image was taken on Christmas Day

 Slane.  It is a dawn view of the Hill of Slane.  The ruins of the 16th Century Monastery are in the background Slane. It is a dawn view of the Hill of Slane. The ruins of the 16th Century Monastery are in the background