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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
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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

The Island Golf Clubhouse
Island Golf Club, The
Donabate, Co. Dublin
Course Type: Links
The Island Golf Club is one of Ireland's premier links courses. A mere 15 minutes from Dublin Airport. This links course is located across the estuary from the quaint village of Malahide, just north of Portmarnock. This beautiful links course, ...
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Self Catering

The Cottages - Self Catering Cottages - Bettystown County Meath Ireland
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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

Ballymun Farmers Market - Dublin - Every Thursday
Ballymun Farmers Market

Ballymun Shopping Centre, Ballymun, Dublin 11

Every Thursday 9am - 3.30pm

Each market has a wide selection of stalls from organic vegetables ...
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Tourist Attractions

Malahide Castle - Malahide County Dublin Ireland
Malahide Castle
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Malahide Castle, set on 250 acres of park land in the pretty seaside town of Malahide, was both a fortress and a private home for nearly 800 years and is an interesting mix of architectural styles. There is a castle tour, numerous parkland wa ...
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Wedding
Beaulieu House, Gardens and Car Museum
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