The Laytown Races
Laytown is home to the only official strand races in Europe, which take place on Laytown Beach each September. Image provided by Ger Mulhall.
Newgrange World Heritage Site
Meath is home to one of three World Designated Heritage Sites in Ireland, the passage tombs of Brú na Bóinne (Newgrange) which are 500 years older than the Pyramids of Egypt.
Hill of Tara
Meath is known as the Royal County because it was once the seat of the High Kings of Ireland where they ruled from the Hill of Tara. The ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (Halloween) began in County Meath at the Hill of Ward (Tlachtga) over 2000 years ago. The ‘Spirits of Meath’ Festival commemorates this every October. Image taken by Anthony Murphy.
The Maiden Tower
The Maiden Tower at Mornington is very prominent in many course images and forms the main part of the club crest. The Maiden Tower and the Lady's Finger, two structures most likely to have been navigational aids for ships entering the River Boyne prior to the 1765 wall's being built. A ship approaching the river mouth would be lined up to safely enter the narrow channel when the view of the Lady's Finger was obscured behind the tower. Image provided by Ger Mulhall.
Trim Castle is Ireland’s Largest Anglo-Norman Castle and also the place where the film Braveheart was shot.
Image taken by William Murphy. http://www.infomatique.org/
Battle of the Boyne Site
The Battle of the Boyne (1690) site in Oldbridge had the largest number of troops ever deployed on an Irish battlefield.