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County Meath

Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla ©Sue Tranter

Birding County Meath

County Meath is a county in Ireland, often informally called The Royal County. The county town is Navan, where the county hall and government are located, although Trim, the former county town, has historical significance and remains a sitting place of the circuit court. Trim contains Ireland's largest Norman castle and was the setting for many Norman-Irish parliaments. Meath is also home to Kells, with its round tower and monastic past, and Slane, known for its castle and annual rock concert and the Ledwidge Cottage Museum.

Meath is bordered by counties Cavan, Kildare, Louth, Monaghan, Offaly and Westmeath, as well as Fingal, one of the four parts of the historic County Dublin.

Its rivers are the Boyne, Blackwater, Nanny, Inny, Devlin, Knightsbrook, Hurley, Tremblestone, Tolka, Ward, Pinkeen, Yellow, Broadmeadow, Athboy, Clonymeath, Dangan, Moynalty and Owneroe.

Meath has 10.4 km of coastline on the Irish Sea.



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County Recorder

Useful Reading

Books, CDs etc.

Fieldguides & Other Birding Books
For a full list of fieldguides and other books see the Republic of Ireland page


Birdwatch Ireland Meath Branch

Facebook Page



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NR Golashane Farm


Satellite View

Golashane Farm is the IWT’s latest nature reserves and we are very proud of it. Situated in north county Meath near the Cavan border, the reserve is a privately owned farm managed entirely for wildlife.

SPA River Nanny Estuary & Shore


Satellite View

The River Nanny Estuary is located near the village of Laytown, Co Meath. The designated site comprises the estuary of the River Nanny and sections of the shoreline to the north and south of the estuary mouth...

Trip Reports


Trip Report Repository

CloudBirders was created by a group of Belgian world birding enthusiasts and went live on 21st of March 2013. They provide a large and growing database of birding trip reports, complemented with extensive search, voting and statistical features.

Places to Stay

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Inis Saimer Island


The house on Inis Saimer can accommodate six people in one spacious self-catering unit. It contains three bedrooms (all approximately 4x4m) which have a choice of double as well as single sleeping accommodation, bathroom with separate bath and shower, a kitchen cum sitting room (approximately 5x7m) with open fireplace and a hallway. The kitchen cum sitting room has a television, video and stereo music system in the sitting area and cooker, microwave oven, fridge-freezer and washing machine in the kitchen area.


Mick - Meath Birder


Last updated may 2017 - Mick. Once upon a time I raced on two wheels, now I race on two feet. Birder, Runner - 5, 10, 13.1, 26.2 Also see Twitter page.