A hill that doesn't say
anything if one doesn't know what is the great meaning of these green
meadows. Three little roads leading to them Buses and cars finding their
place at the edge of the road, and tourists in short trousers spreading
on the green hills - no stone monuments, nothing to touch. All monuments
once were from wood and nothings remains only earth work.
This is the holiest place of
Ireland. Here the druids had their headquarter, the high kings their
seat and the life of the island was hold in this place. Myth and magic
was spreading from this place and the people of Ireland knew their
One of the biggest monuments in
Ireland an the middle of hills at the shore of the Boyne-river. This
large structure has more than 5.000 years and is older then Stonehenge
and the pyramids in Egypt. It shows that our ancestors were already
great architects with a big knowledge about astronomy and statics. And
they already knew how to give their people a place where they belonged.
In the complex there is also
included Knowth und Dowth, also passage tombs of the stone age.
On the hill of Slane, half a
kilometre out of the homonymous village, the legend says that Saint
Patrick has lit the Easter fire here in 433.
Later here was built a small
abbey from which there are only some remains. Not far from here and
visible from the hill there is the Slane Castle, owned by des Lord
Brù na Bòinne they are nearly unknown and much less overcrowded
than Newgrange but not less interesting. Over 5.000 years old
one has all the time to explore the site in an proper way
without guides to hurry after. The view from these hills are
great, especially in the early mornings when the fogs are still
lying over the land and the sun is bathing them in a pink light.
are the highest point in County Meath and the eye catches 14
counties - that's what they say.
The hill of Skryne
is situated in the homonymous village between Dunshaughlin and
Navan near to the N3. The hill is a little bit higher than the
hill of Tara and one can see it already from far away. Once in
this church they preserved the screen of Saint Columcille From
above the bell-tower there is a large view into the
On the hill of Ward there was
once a fort in the iron age and it was seat of the high kings. It was
also the place where to celebrate the feast of 'Samhain', an Celtic
celebration on 1st November which was celebrated publicly till 1168.
Nearby there is Rathcairn, a Celtic community where one can have lessons
in Irish, dancing, music and crafts.