(population 12,810) is the administrative centre for County
It is situated 28 miles north west of Dublin at the confluence
of the Boyne and the Blackwater rivers.
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.
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.
is ten miles from Newgrange, Knowth, and Dowth prehistoric passage
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.
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
There are 21 Bus Éireann buses from Dublin to Navan.
details for Kells
County Enterprise Board
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