The house is a short walk from the village of Dunderry which has a small shop and petrol station, and a couple of pubs. The historic town of Trim is 10 minutes away and has most of the shops you’ll need.
If you’re into castles there are loads of them in Meath. You could start with Trim Castle, the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. It was constructed in 1174 and was used in the movie Braveheart.
Trim is also home to Ireland’s oldest unaltered bridge still in everyday use in Ireland. The existing version dates from about 1340 and has changed little since it was erected.
Navan is the home of Tara mines – Europe’s largest lead and zinc mine, but probably best known as the childhood home of Pierce Brosnan, aka James Bond.
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For a day out with the kids though, there are multiple attractions at the Tayto Park in Ashbourne.
One of the best ways to enjoy the landscape is on a bike, but this is fox hunting territory, so keep your head down. If you have the urge to back a horse, there are two race courses within the locality – Fairyhouse and Navan.