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Trim, Co. Meath

Trim is a small town located in County Meath, on the banks of the river Boyne about 45km. (28 miles) North-West of Dublin. The name comes from the Irish 'Baile Atha Troim', which translates as 'the town of the ford of the alder trees' and its origin dates back to the 5th. century A.D.

Among its more recent claims to fame is the filming of a major part of 'Braveheart' there in 1994/95. Now the castle has been very successfully restored and opened to the public. The reconstruction has made minimal changes to the Castle and makes the best use of the existing structure with minimal alterations.

The Town Hall, known locally as the Market House, is reputed as one of Thin Lizzy's first concert venues, and has seen U2 and several other bands of worldwide influence play there over the years.

An annual classic car show takes place in Trim every July, Trim Veteran and Vintage Rally has been running since 1985.

Trim Haymaking Festival is another festival held in the town every mid-June. The Porchfields, an amenity space rich in historic value, are home to a fair, market, and cultural displays.The main event being the traditional making of the first hay of the year by hand and by old method machinery.

An Agricultural Show also takes place in the show in the first week of September each year, named "The Trim Show", and features trained dogs, as well as horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and goats.

Gardens

Grove GArdens - Kells County Meath ireland
Grove Gardens
Kells, Co. Meath
Pat Dillon is a gardener with attitude, a lovely attitude for he believes that gardens should be for everyone. This is a garden to interest the entire family from toddlers to grandparents. Where else would you find a fairy ring, a magic tree, al ...
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Golf

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K Club, The - Ryder Cup 2006
Straffan, Co. Kildare
Course Type: Parkland / Inland Links
Set amongst the lush countryside of Co. Kildare are two magnificent 18 hole championship golf courses within the resort that is to host the 2006 Ryder Cup. Both of The K Club's courses were designed by Arnold Palmer but each has its own character ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Tankardstown House & Cottages
Slane, Co. Meath
Tricia and and Brian Conroy’s magnificent Georgian country house with cottages is available to hire for an exclusive stay or to host a private house party (maximum sixty guests). Set in parkland near the charming village of Slane in Coun ...
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What's On

Carnaross Local Food Market - Co Meath - Saturdays
Saturday 10am-3pm

Sheridans Cheese Mongers, Virginia Road Station, Carnaross, Co Meath (just outside Kells, northwest)

Kevin Sheridan Tel: 046 924 5110 www.sheridansc ...
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Tourist Attractions

Castletown House - Celbridge County Kildare Ireland
Castletown House
Celbridge, Co. Kildare
Castletown is Ireland's largest and earliest Palladian style house. Built between 1722 and 1729 for William Conolly, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons and the wealthiest commoner in Ireland. The façade was almost certainly design ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
K Club - Kildare Hotel & Golf Club
Straffan, Co. Kildare
It would be hard to imagine a more luxuriously romantic location for a wedding than the K Club, especially for anyone with golfing connections - set in lush countryside, and overlooking formal gardens and its own pair of championship golf courses ...
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