Things to do
The largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, constructed in the 12th century, is located in the heart of trim town.
For information on tours and opening hours visit http://www.meath.ie/Tourism/Heritage/HeritageSites/TrimCastle/
Trim Historic Town Trail
This trail which begins at the tourist information centre located beside the castle encompasses the many places of interest located in the medieval village of Trim. These include the Yellow Steeple, St. Mary’s Abbey and the Priory of St John the Baptist. The trail lasts for approximately one and a half hours and brochures for the self guided walk can be picked up inside the tourist office.
Click here for a downloadable version of the map http://www.meath.ie/Tourism/SportsandActivities/Walking/HistoricTownTrails/TrimHistoricTrail/File,43312,en.pdf
Trim Castle River Walk
This self guided walk along the River Boyne begins at Trim Castle and finishes at the remains of the 13th century town of Newtown. Interpretive panels along the marked pathways help to describe life in medieval Trim. Maps for the self guided walk can be picked up inside the tourist office.
Hill of Tara – 15 minutes
The seat of the High Kings of Ireland, the Hill of Tara, was the centre of political and religious power in early medieval Ireland. The Hill has been in use from the Neolithic period right through to the early medieval period. The oldest visible monument on the hill, the Mound of the Hostages, dates back from the third millennium BC. The Hill also offers vast views of the landscape of Ireland.
For more information visit http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/midlandseastcoast/hilloftara/
Bru na Boinne – 30 minutes
The Bru na Boinne World Heritage Site is located 30 minutes away from Trim, along the River Boyne. The complex includes the Neolithic monuments of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth, constructed over 5,000 years ago. For more information on access and tours visit
Slane – 30 minutes
The Hill of Slane is said to be the location of where Saint Patrick lit the first paschal fire in Ireland in 433 AD. The remains of a 14th century Franciscan monastery are also present at the hill. The village of Slane is also home to the 18th century Slane Castle and demesne.
For more information visit http://www.meath.ie/Tourism/MeathsTownandVillages/Slane/