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The Irish state has officially approved the following List of National Monuments in County Meath. In the Republic of Ireland, a structure or site may be deemed to be a "National Monument", and therefore worthy of state protection, if it is of national importance. If the land adjoining the monument is essential to protect it, this land may also be protected.

National Monuments

NM# Monument name Description Image Townland Location
Alexander Reid mound Barrow mound Alexander Reid 53°39′04″N 6°37′48″W / 53.651231°N 6.629919°W / 53.651231; -6.629919
546 Ardmulchan Passage Tomb Passage Tomb Ardmulchan 53°40′58″N 6°36′35″W / 53.682740°N 6.609606°W / 53.682740; -6.609606
496 Ardmulchan Fort Ringfort Ardmulchan 53°40′28″N 6°37′36″W / 53.674472°N 6.626735°W / 53.674472; -6.626735
239 Cannistown Church Church Cannistown Church - geograph.org.uk - 499314.jpg Ardsallagh 53°37′07″N 6°40′05″W / 53.618507°N 6.667935°W / 53.618507; -6.667935
539 Athcarne Castle Castle Athcarne Castle 1820.jpg Athcarne 53°37′19″N 6°26′29″W / 53.621945°N 6.441283°W / 53.621945; -6.441283
287 Athlumney Castle Castle Athlumney Castle.png Athlumney 53°39′01″N 6°40′30″W / 53.650258°N 6.675125°W / 53.650258; -6.675125
186, 468 The Yellow Steeple & Nangle Castle Priory (Augustinian) & Castle The Yellow Steeple, Trim, County Meath.jpg Trim 53°33′23″N 6°47′19″W / 53.556454°N 6.788628°W / 53.556454; -6.788628
356 Balrath Cross Cross Balrath cross, east face - geograph.org.uk - 789344.jpg Balrath 53°37′25″N 6°29′18″W / 53.623686°N 6.488256°W / 53.623686; -6.488256
187 Bective Abbey Abbey (Cistercian) Bective Abbey.jpg Bective 53°34′58″N 6°42′10″W / 53.582653°N 6.702748°W / 53.582653; -6.702748
469 Sheep Gate Town Defences Sheepgate in the morning.jpg Trim 53°33′19″N 6°47′16″W / 53.555280°N 6.787879°W / 53.555280; -6.787879
637 Calliaghstown Well (St. Columcille's Well) Holy Well Calliaghstown 53°40′17″N 6°19′46″W / 53.671492°N 6.329380°W / 53.671492; -6.329380
544 Carrickdexter Cross (Baronstown Cross) Stone cross (early 17th century) Carrickdextor or Baronstown Cross, Near Slane, Co. Meath - geograph.org.uk - 689961.jpg Carrickdexter 53°42′11″N 6°34′57″W / 53.702968°N 6.582497°W / 53.702968; -6.582497
676,148 Hill of Tara Ritual & burial site, church & graveyard Banqueting Hall Area Hill of Tara Ireland.JPG Castletown Tara and Castleboy 53°35′03″N 6°36′53″W / 53.584038°N 6.614793°W / 53.584038; -6.614793
107 Castlekeeran Crosses Crosses Ogham stone, Castlekeeran Church - geograph.org.uk - 232266.jpg Castlekeeran 53°44′28″N 6°57′16″W / 53.741042°N 6.954343°W / 53.741042; -6.954343
199 St. Patrick's Church Church Duleek 53°39′19″N 6°25′12″W / 53.655341°N 6.419963°W / 53.655341; -6.419963
179 Duleek Church Church & Crosses Tower of St. Mary's Church, Duleek - geograph.org.uk - 757989.jpg Commons 53°39′18″N 6°25′08″W / 53.655128°N 6.418852°W / 53.655128; -6.418852
440 Dowdall Cross (Duleek) Cross Commons 53°39′15″N 6°25′09″W / 53.654063°N 6.419194°W / 53.654063; -6.419194
290, 155 Loughcrew Passage Tomb Cemetery & Other Monuments, Cairn & Standing Stone Cairn T Loughcrew.jpg Oldcastle 53°44′34″N 7°08′08″W / 53.742881°N 7.135447°W / 53.742881; -7.135447
264 Cruicetown Church Church & Cross Cruicetown 53°48′16″N 6°47′37″W / 53.804411°N 6.793726°W / 53.804411; -6.793726
309 Danestown Fort Ringfort/Ringwork Danestown Ringfort - geograph.org.uk - 1702183.jpg Danestown 53°37′27″N 6°31′24″W / 53.624071°N 6.523253°W / 53.624071; -6.523253
106 Donaghmore Church Church & Round Tower DonaghmoreChurch Meath.JPG Donaghmore 53°40′13″N 6°39′44″W / 53.670415°N 6.66224°W / 53.670415; -6.66224
232 Donore Castle Castle Donore Castle, County Meath.jpg Donore (Lune barony) 53°29′37″N 6°56′31″W / 53.493631°N 6.941964°W / 53.493631; -6.941964
410 Dowth Mound Mound, Standing Stone Wakeman Dowth tumulus from South.png Dowth 53°42′13″N 6°27′01″W / 53.703650°N 6.450267°W / 53.703650; -6.450267
652 Dowth Passage Tomb Passage Tomb Entrance to South Passage Dowth Megalithic Tomb - geograph.org.uk - 491364.jpg Dowth 53°42′14″N 6°27′02″W / 53.703841°N 6.450629°W / 53.703841; -6.450629
482 Dunmoe Castle Castle Dunmoe Castle - geograph.org.uk - 290230.jpg Dunmoe 53°40′27″N 6°38′13″W / 53.674094°N 6.636899°W / 53.674094; -6.636899
489 Church of St. Nicholas Church Dunsany Castle in Meath mist.jpg Dunsany 53°32′11″N 6°37′03″W / 53.536281°N 6.617540°W / 53.536281; -6.617540
400 St. Seachnail's Church Church Seachnall's church.JPG Dunshaughlin 53°30′52″N 6°32′22″W / 53.514344°N 6.539433°W / 53.514344; -6.539433
472 Fourknocks Passage Tomb Passage Tomb Fourknocks-Kammer.jpg Fourknocks 53°35′48″N 6°19′35″W / 53.596739°N 6.326369°W / 53.596739; -6.326369
541 Gaulstown Barrow Round barrow Gaulstown 53°37′43″N 6°27′25″W / 53.628660°N 6.456907°W / 53.628660; -6.456907
257 Killeen Church Church Killeen 53°32′10″N 6°35′41″W / 53.536074°N 6.594700°W / 53.536074; -6.594700
409 Knowth Passage Tomb Cemetery Knowth.jpg Knowth 53°42′04″N 6°29′29″W / 53.701216°N 6.491398°W / 53.701216; -6.491398
549 Knowth Mound Enclosure & Mound KnowthPS.jpg Knowth 53°42′04″N 6°29′29″W / 53.701216°N 6.491398°W / 53.701216; -6.491398
543 Loughbracken Fort Mound and bailey Loughbrackan 53°50′09″N 6°40′38″W / 53.835872°N 6.677293°W / 53.835872; -6.677293
514 Trim Castle Castle Ireland.Trim32.jpg Trim 53°33′15″N 6°47′23″W / 53.554299°N 6.789731°W / 53.554299; -6.789731
651 Mountfortescue Hillfort Ringditch, Tumulus & Hillfort Mountfortescue 53°45′43″N 6°34′34″W / 53.762048°N 6.576048°W / 53.762048; -6.576048
147.03 Newgrange Passage Tomb Newgrange ireland 750px.jpg Newgrange 53°41′41″N 6°28′26″W / 53.694608°N 6.474026°W / 53.694608; -6.474026
110 Newtown Abbey Cathedral Newtown abbey Trim.jpg Newtown (Trim) 53°33′20″N 6°46′21″W / 53.555616°N 6.772612°W / 53.555616; -6.772612
551 Ninch Barrow 2014.07.16-1A.Ninch.jpg Ninch 53°40′37″N 6°14′38″W / 53.676840°N 6.243921°W / 53.676840; -6.243921
261 Rath Meave Ritual Enclosure (Henge) Odder, Belpere 53°34′00″N 6°36′33″W / 53.566703°N 6.609245°W / 53.566703; -6.609245
289 Rathmore Church Church, Cross & Base Ruined Church - geograph.org.uk - 166668.jpg Rathmore 53°38′35″N 6°52′21″W / 53.643171°N 6.872439°W / 53.643171; -6.872439
495 Realtogue Fort Ringfort Realtogue (Realtoge) 53°38′33″N 6°35′00″W / 53.642534°N 6.583406°W / 53.642534; -6.583406
322 Athcarne Cross Wayside cross (c. 1700) The White Cross, Athcarne - geograph.org.uk - 744412.jpg Gaulstown 53°37′39″N 6°26′58″W / 53.627487°N 6.449429°W / 53.627487; -6.449429
25 Robertstown Castle Castle (17th century) Robertstown 53°48′06″N 6°48′33″W / 53.801668°N 6.809086°W / 53.801668; -6.809086
542 Robertstown Fort Bivallate ingfort Robertstown 53°47′39″N 6°49′13″W / 53.794130°N 6.820141°W / 53.794130; -6.820141
553 Newtown Trim St. John's Priory St John's Priory.jpg Saint Johns 53°33′18″N 6°46′05″W / 53.555101°N 6.767919°W / 53.555101; -6.767919
547 Sarsfieldstown Cross Wayside cross (c. 1500) Wayside cross at Sarsfieldstown, Co. Meath - geograph.org.uk - 546968.jpg Sarsfieldstown 53°39′14″N 6°15′27″W / 53.653951°N 6.257573°W / 53.653951; -6.257573
109 Skryne Church Church & Crosses AnScrín.JPG Skryne 53°35′10″N 6°33′47″W / 53.586035°N 6.563158°W / 53.586035; -6.563158
666,188 Hill of Slane Church & College Hill of slane 1.jpg Slane 53°43′02″N 6°32′35″W / 53.71715°N 6.543149°W / 53.71715; -6.543149
108 St. Columb's House Church St. Columb's House, Kells 2018-07-24 - 1.jpg Kells 53°43′42″N 6°52′51″W / 53.728253°N 6.880766°W / 53.728253; -6.880766
158 Kells Round Tower Round Tower & High Crosses Kells-Round-Tower.jpg Kells 53°43′39″N 6°52′46″W / 53.727401°N 6.879579°W / 53.727401; -6.879579
679 Porch Fields Town gate & medieval roadway Trim 53°33′19″N 6°47′16″W / 53.555281°N 6.787865°W / 53.555281; -6.787865
150 Hill of Ward Earthworks Hill of Ward - geograph.org.uk - 1923643.jpg Wardstown 53°37′26″N 6°53′10″W / 53.624°N 6.886°W / 53.624; -6.886

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