County Meath, Ireland
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There are two seasons in County Meath: the Flat season and the National Hunt season. Rainfall is quite high but that creates the fish-filled rivers and the luminous green of the countryside – when the sun shines you’ll realise why it’s called the Emerald Isle.
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PlanesThe town of Navan in the heart of County Meath is just 33 miles from Dublin International Airport (www.dublinairport.com). It takes about 45 minutes from the airport to Dublin city centre with Air Coach (www.aircoach.ie); a taxi costs about €35 (www.cabhire.net).
TrainsThe main coastal line between Dublin and Belfast passes 30 minutes of your time on its run through County Meath to Drogheda via Laytown (www.irishrail.ie).
AutomobilesA hire car is the easiest way to make the most of your stay. From Dublin | drive along either the M1 motorway | the N2 or the N3 – they all travel north through County Meath.
TaxisMinicabs are your only option here: Navan Free Phone Cabs operates 24 hours a day and can be contacted locally on 1800 313233. Otherwise, ask your hotel to book your transport.