The North West trail: a 200-mile cycle route through Ireland
If you are in Ireland, and you have available time and you want to cycle through this country, do not hesitate to make a trip up in County Meath, located near of Dublin. In this county, located near the town Oldbridge was held in 1690 the famous Battle of the Boyne.
In the south of Navan will go beyond the Hill Country, which was the seat of the great kings of Ireland in Celtic times. There exist some exceptional archaeological remains such as ancient tombs of Dowth, Knowth and Newgrange and Slane Hills. You found near to Oldbridge a cemetery dating from the era megalithic, from around 3000 BC.
In Trim town is Norman castle and if you are looking for an old Irish settlement, should go to Kells. This location houses some of the most important artifacts of Ireland, dating from August until the 12th century.
Battle of the Boyne took place between King James II and his stepson, King William III, on July 11, 1690. The famous battle was won by King William and the victory paved the way to take control of Protestants in Ireland. St. Patrick supposedly proclaimed Christianity in Ireland from the Slane Hill, which dominates the Boyne, in 433. Hill Country is well known in Irish myths and legends and history as a magical place, dwelling place of gods, goddesses, warriors, druids and high kings.
In County Meath can practice many outdoor activities, fishing and cycling are among the most popular. The best places for fishing are the Boyne River, Loughs Sheelin, Drumconrath and Royal Canal. And the most famous athletic event in the Shire is Irish Grand National horse race that takes place at Fairyhouse.
Known among the Irish as the eighth wonder of the world, it is the most famous landscape in Northern Ireland. A serrated cliff, composed of hexagonal basalt columns, created now about 60 million years, a lava flow. Hexagonal columns were formed from volcanic explosions, which caused a discharge of lava on Earth. The moment when it has cooled and began to contract, caused these strange forms, which are seen even today. Individual columns are so perfectly aligned side by side, so you see only the small cracks between them.
This road of stone looks like a huge field full of geometric shapes, the location is truly spectacular. Below is the bridge of Carrick-a-Rede, between the coast and a small fishing village. To cross the chasm, you can take on this bridge move – not recommended to those suffering from heart!