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County Meath Leinster Historical Markers

 
Bective Abbey / Mainistir Bheigtí and Marker image, Touch for more information
April 11, 2009
Bective Abbey / Mainistir Bheigtí and Marker
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Bective — Bective Abbey / Mainistir Bheigtí
Bective Abbey — from Mainistir Bheigthí (Abbey of Beigtheach) This Cistercian abbey was founded in 1147 as a “daughter house” of Mellifont Abbey. The community here was Anglo-Norman. In 1386 men of Irish birth . . . — Map (db m24752) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Crossakiel — Jim Connell
Author of “The Red Flag” which became the anthem of the International Labour Movement Born Rathniska, Kilskyre 1852 Died Lewisham, London 1929 Oh, grant me an ownerless corner of earth, Or pick me a hillock of stones, . . . — Map (db m27347) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Culmullen — Culmullen & 1798They Gave Their Lives For Their Cause
Erected by the People of Culmullen and District to the memory of the Men and Women of Wexford and Meath who died for their Country and lie buried in the surrounding area There were two periods of intense Rising activity around . . . — Map (db m33354) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Donaghmore — Donaghmore Church and Round TowerDomhnach Mór agus Cloightheach
Donaghmore Church and Round Tower A monastery was reputedly founded here in the 5th century by St Patrick, who placed it in the care of St Cassán, whose relics were venerated here. The Round Tower was not built until the 11th or 12th century. . . . — Map (db m22542) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Duleek — Connell's HouseDuleek Heritage Trail
Close to the Courthouse along the western perimeter of the village green is Connell's House, the oldest house in Duleek. This building was in existence at the time of the famous Battle of the Boyne in 1690. — Map (db m24793) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Duleek — Duleek 1916 - 1981 Hunger Strike Monumentand Memorial Garden
The Memorial Garden is named after Vol. Joe Coombes, Platin Road. Vol. Noel Gallagher, Mountfield, Co. Tyrone Vol. Harry McCormick, Prioryland, Duleek and is in memory of all those who dedicated their lives to . . . — Map (db m27220) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Duleek — Duleek CourthouseDuleek Heritage Trail
Duleek Courthouse was built in 1838 by John Trotter as a sessions house for the Meath Grand Jury. It was designed by Francis Johnston. The main architectural features are the Doric door-case and fanlight, a simplified eaves pediment and corner . . . — Map (db m24803) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Duleek — Parochial HouseDuleek Heritage Trail
The original house was built in 1795. It was built in three stages and was acquired by Fr John Kearney to accommodate the parish priest and the curate. It was re-roofed in 1993 and presides over the very elegant village green. At the back of the . . . — Map (db m24801) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Duleek — St Mary's AbbeyDuleek Heritage Trail
One of the great churches of the 12th century, St. Mary's Abbey, was built by the Augustinians on lands presented to them by Hugh de Lacy, Overlord of Meath. In the 1500s a massive square tower was built alongside the earlier round tower. The . . . — Map (db m26384) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Duleek — The Lime TreeDuleek Heritage Trail
William of Orange and Mary accepted the throne of England in 1698, supplanting King James II who took refuge with his ally and sponsor Louis XIV of France. The tensions between James and William would reach their highpoint in 1690 at the battle of . . . — Map (db m24802) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Fordstown — Girley / FordstownMeath Villages
An introduction to Fordstown Fordstown is named after the Norman-Irish Ford family, who lived in the area. One part of the townland is sometimes referred to as Ballaghboy. Today, Fordstown is a growing, vibrant community. ‘Fordstown Street . . . — Map (db m27318) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Kells — Catherine Dempsey
Here rest the remains of Silvester O'Dempsey Esq. Who departed this life the 31 Dec. 1817 In the 70 year of his age A Man of the most steady Friendship Unblemished Integrity extensive charity And Universal Benevolence This frail . . . — Map (db m26423) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Kells — Headfort PlaceKells Heritage Trail
Headfort Place was purposely widened and lined with trees in the 18th century to make it a suitable setting for its attractive Georgian houses. It is also here that a site for a parish church was donated to the Roman Catholic community by Lord . . . — Map (db m27339) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Kells — Kells Courthouse
The courthouse, built in 1801, was designed by the prominent Irish architect Francis Johnston. Johnston also designed the General Post Office and Nelson's Pillar in Dublin, and Townley Hall, County Louth. A Vantage Point to the Past . . . — Map (db m27340) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Kells — Kells Round TowerKells Heritage Trail
This tower is located on the grounds of St Columba's church and was built in the 10th century as part of the early Christian monastery. Such towers were referred to as a cloigteach meaning bell tower. Modelled on early Italian belfries, they were . . . — Map (db m26440) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Kells — Market CrossKells Heritage Trail
This 9th century high cross, the cross of the gate of the Kells monastery, is one of five high crosses still surviving in Kells. The cross of the gate, currently at or near its original site, was a termon cross and signified that a fugitive could . . . — Map (db m27341) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Kells — St Columba's ChurchKells Heritage Trail
Diarmuld MacCarroll, High King of Tara, is said to have granted the dun of Cenannus to St Columcille in the 6th century for the purpose of establishing a monastery. This may explain why in 804 the Columban community on the island of Iona . . . — Map (db m26444) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Kells — Suffolk StreetKells Heritage Trail
Suffolk Street is an anglicisation of the ancient name Siofac, the meaning of which is today uncertain. The Annals of the Four Masters mentions a fire in 1156 burning the area of Kells from the cross of the gate to Siofoic. The name . . . — Map (db m26424) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Kells — The Churchyard WallKells Heritage Trail
This wall marks the boundary of the original monastery and was rebuilt in 1714. When part of the wall collapsed after heavy rains in 1997, it was discovered to have no foundation. It was rebuilt again in 1998, this time with reinforced bulwarks. — Map (db m26402) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Loyd — Kells Union Workhouse Paupers' Graveyard
Erected to the memory of the poor interred here during the operation of the English Poor Law System. 1838 - 1921. R. I. P. In the immediate aftermath of the Great ‘Famine’, this mass burial place was opened in 1851 for . . . — Map (db m27326) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Loyd — Spire of LoydKells Heritage Trail
The tower, a mock lighthouse, was erected in 1791 by the First Earl of Bective in memory of his father Sir Thomas Taylor. The architect was Henry Baker who completed the design of the Kings Inns in Dublin after Gandon. The tower has an internal . . . — Map (db m27324) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Newgrange — Knowth / Cnogbha
Within the great mound of Knowth there are two passage-tombs and around it, eighteen satellite tombs. The site remained a focal point for over 4,000 years. There is evidence of occupation from 3,000 B.C. to 1,200 A.D. This project has been . . . — Map (db m27219) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Newgrange — The Woodhenge/Pit circle / The Winter Soltice
The Woodhenge/Pit circle If you were here 4000 years ago in the Early Bronze Age you would be standing inside a large wooden enclosure. The passage tomb was no longer in use at this time but the site was still a focal point for ritual and . . . — Map (db m22522) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Slane — Saint Patrick on the Hill of Slane
Long established tradition tells that St. Patrick lit the Easter Fire on this Hill of Slane in 433. In doing so, he unwittingly disobeyed King Laoghaire at nearby Tara. The inevitable confrontation had a happy outcome: Laoghaire's druid, Erk, . . . — Map (db m22538) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Slane — Slane AbbeyMainistir Shláine
Slane Abbey It is believed that in 433 AD, the first Christian missionary to Ireland, later known as St. Patrick, lit a large celebration fire here on the Hill of Slane. Soon after St Patrick, a monastery associated with St Earc was built . . . — Map (db m22533) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Tara — Welcome to Tara of the KingsHill of Tara
The Hill of Tara is Ireland's most revered ancient landscape, a place where monuments, myths and memories combine to create an icon of national identity. Tara was the chief pagan sanctuary of early Ireland, an arena for ceremony, burial . . . — Map (db m92091) HM
Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Trim — Newtowntrim Cathedral / Ardeaglais an Bhaile NuaCathedral of Saints Peter and Paul — Ardeaglais nPheadair agus nPhóil
The priory of Newtowntrim was founded in 1202 by Simon de Rochfort, Bishop of Meath, for a community of Augustinian canons (priests). As well as functioning as part of the monastery, the church became the cathedral for the diocese of Meath after . . . — Map (db m27240) HM

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