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 Donaghmore Roundtower

On the road from Navan to Slane after ca. 5 km there is a round-tower on the left. It s surrounded by an ancient grave yard with headstones of different times. Saint Patrick founded here once a small church which in times became a small abbey. The monks built the round-tower for protection against in Vikings, invaders of Ireland.

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Maiden Tower and Lady's Finger

At Mornington there are two lighthouses just where the river Bone enters the sea. In XIII century the place was known as 'Marinestown' and they were built to help the ships to enter secure in the the delta of the Boyne-river and go up till Trim and further. They were used also as watch-towers during the time they were afraid of a Spanish invasion which never arrived.

Here they found the famous brooch of Tara which one can admire in the National Museum of Dublin.

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Spire of Lloyd

The 'Spire of Lloyd' is a new construction of XVIII century and is situated on the homonymous hill. It was built in memory of the 'Earl of Bective' by his son and is called also lighthouse of the land.

 

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Kells Round-tower

It is one of the two round-towers in County Meath. It was built like the round-tower in Navan for protecting the inhabitants of the abbey and the village as well from invaders like the Vikings. It has five window openings which are showing on the five town-gates. The tower was used also as a watch-tower to see the enemy in time and bring the people in.

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