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Duleek, Co. Meath

Duleek (Irish: Damhliag ) is a village in County Meath that is situated in the quiet valley of the Nanny River.. Duleek takes is name from the Irish word daimh liag, meaning house of stones and referring to an early stone-built church, St Cianan’s Church, the ruins of which are still visible in Duleek today. St. Patrick also founded a church here in the 5th century but nothing now remains.

In later centuries the town was frequently raided by the Norsemen who were based at Drogheda, but somehow the small community managed to survive. A 9th century high cross has scenes of the crucifixion and Holy Family,

One of the O' Kelly family founded an abbey here around the 12th century dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. In 1182 Hugh de Lacy, to whom the district fell, founded St. Mary's Augustinian Priory. Today many interesting ruins remain in the area.

The Duleek Heritage Trail has been conceived as a series of stepping stones through the village and its long and varied history.





Gardens

Beaulieu House & Gardens, Drogheda County Louth
Beaulieu House, Gardens and Car Museum
Drogheda, Co. Louth
Beaulieu is a very special place, remarkable for its age, its history, and the fact that the same family have lived in the house ever since it was completed in 1666. The enclosed garden dates from a few decades later may have been designed by the ...
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Golf

Forest Little Golf Club - Swords County Dublin Ireland
Forest Little Golf Club
Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Parkland
Forest Little Golf Club is a par 72 18 hole championship standard parkland golf course designed by Fred Hawtree. The gentle rolling terrain with majestic trees provides a stern and fair test to all levels of golfers and measures 6,500 yards from ...
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Self Catering

The Cottages - Self Catering Cottages - Bettystown County Meath Ireland
The Cottages
Bettystown, Co. Meath
Traditional thatched cottages were once very typical of this part of Ireland and, although the six that make up this beach-side hamlet look so immaculate that you could be forgiven for thinking they are new, they are actually about 300 y ...
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What's On

Laytown Farmers Market - Sonairte Co Meath - 1st & 3rd Sunday each Month
Laytown Farmers Market - Every 1st & 3rd Sunday from March to December (21st Dec is last market until March), 10.30am-5pm

Sonairte, The Ecology Centre, Laytown, Co Mea ...
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Tourist Attractions

Old Mellifont Abbey - Drogheda County Louth Ireland
Old Mellifont Abbey
Drogheda, Co. Louth
Mellifont Abbey resides on the banks of the River Mattock and was the first Cistercian monastery to be built in Ireland, founded in 1142 by St Malachy of Armagh. The Abbey became the model for other Cistercian abbeys built in Ireland, with it ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Red Bank House & Restaurant
Skerries, Co. Dublin
Located just 25 mins on the new M1 from the airport (compared to almost 45- 1 hr from southside Dublin) Terry McCoy’s renowned restaurant in the characterful fishing port of Skerries is in a converted banking premises, which adds to the atm ...
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