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Navan (population 12,810) is the administrative centre for County Meath.
It is situated 28 miles north west of Dublin at the confluence of the Boyne and the Blackwater rivers.
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A lot of workers in Navan are employed in the services sector. However, the nearby Tara Mines, Europe's largest zinc mine, employs about 600 people. In addition, the well-known Navan Carpets are made here.

Attractions
Ruins of Donaghmore Round Tower (10th century) and Church (13th century).

Athlumney Castle, featuring a 12th-century Norman Motte and 15th-century tower house.

Motte of Navan, just west of the town.

Around Navan
Navan is ten miles from Newgrange, Knowth, and Dowth prehistoric passage graves.

Dalgan Park, a home for missionaries and priests.

Hill of Tara, ancient seat of the High Kings of Ireland.

Hill of Slane, where Saint Patrick is said to have lit his Pascal Fire, introducing Christianity to Ireland.

Newgrange Farm. A working farm showcasing vintage machinery.

Amenities
The Royal Tara Golf Club to the east.

Navan Racecourse is a few miles north of the town.

Walkers will enjoy the River Boyne Canal, which connects Navan to Drogheda.

Transport
There are 21 Bus Éireann buses from Dublin to Navan.

Useful contact details for Kells
Bus Éireann (01) 8366111 http://www.buseireann.ie/
Garda Station (046) 21445
Bank of Ireland (046) 21215
AIB (046) 29101
Chamber of Commerce (046) 23330
Meath County Enterprise Board (046) 27444
Hospital (046) 21210
Tourist Information (046) 21581
     
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