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Trim, Co. Meath

This designated heritage town of Trim is situated on the River Boyne. It is a thriving town where many activities, historical and cultural regularly take place. Not long after proclaiming Christianity in Ireland St. Patrick constructed a church here on land granted to him by the son of the High King. He built it near an ancient ford that crossed the river just beyond the bridge and it was from this that Trim got its name.

Straddling the Boyne, Trim, now a small market town, was once destined to be the capital of Ireland. The town takes it's Irish name from 'ford of the elder tree'.

In 1172, Hugh de Lacy, Meath's first Norman baron, founded Trim castle, which was to be the keystone of Norman rule in the east of the country. The castle was built on the south bank of the Boyne as an outpost on the edge of the Pale, to protect Dublin from invaders attacking from the north. Damaged by Cromwell's soldiers in 1649, the castle is now safe and well preserved. At the centre of the castle is a 75ft high stone keep, built around 1200. Part of the castle's wall, along the river are now encompassed by a pitch and putt course.

On this page you can see a map of Trim, see what's on in Trim, find out how to get to Trim, find things to see and do in Trim, visit local websites for Trim, find Hotels in Trim, find Guesthouses in Trim, find Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Trim, find Self-Catering Accommodation in Trim, browse restaurants in Trim.

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Bus to Trim

  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 111:
      • Cavan (Bus Station- Farnham St) - Dublin (Busras)
      • Dublin (Wilton Terrace) - Cavan (Bus Station- Farnham St)
    • 135:
      • Navan (Shopping Centre) - Scurloughstown (Opp Jack Quinns)
      • Scurloughstown (Jack Quinns) - Navan (Shopping Centre)
    • 190:
      • Laytown (Rail Station) - Trim (Tourist Office)
      • Trim (Tourist Office) - Laytown (Playground)

Things to See and Do in Trim

Trim Castle Trim Castle

Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland
Trim Castle is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Hugh de Lacy began construction of the castle in about 1172 but the central tower - the keep - was not completed until the 1220s. This twenty sided tower is three storeys high and was protected by

Glebe Golf Club Glebe Golf Club

Trim, Co Meath, Ireland
Glebe Golf Course is a top quality course set in the heart of the Meath Countryside. The course with its mature trees, large greens, strategically positioned bunkers, and well manicured fairways all combine to make this one of the most exciting and

Knightsbrook Golf Club Knightsbrook Golf Club

Trim, Co Meath, Ireland
Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort boasts an 18 hole championship course which has been designed by former Ryder Cup player, Christy O'Connor Jnr. Measuring 7200 yards from the championship tees, the entire course has been designed and built to US

Hotels in Trim

Castle Arch Hotel Castle Arch Hotel

Summerhill Road, Trim, C15WD92, Co. Meath
By the River Boyne, the friendly Castle Arch offers large en suite rooms, seasonal food, and free parking. Dublin is a 35-minute drive away. All of the elegant rooms at Castle Arch Hotel have TVs and tea/coffee.

Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort

Dublin Road, Trim, Co. Meath
Located in Trim, the Knightsbrook Hotel is set in 186 acres of rolling parkland. It offers a Championship golf course, luxurious bedrooms, fine-dining, pool, and a spa and health club.

Trim Castle Hotel Trim Castle Hotel

Castle Street, Trim, Co. Meath
This hotel overlooks Trim Castle, one of the locations for the film Braveheart. It offers spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi for all guests. Trim Castle is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland.

Guesthouses in Trim

Highfield House Guesthouse Highfield House Guesthouse

Castle Street, Trim, Co. Meath
An elegant 18th century property set in the historic town of Trim, Highfield House Guesthouse offers all guests free Wi-Fi access. The award winning accommodation boasts magnificent views of Trim Castle, The Yellow Steeple, and the River Boyne.

Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) in Trim

Boyne View Bed and Breakfast Boyne View Bed and Breakfast

Drinadaly, Trim, Co. Meath
Set beside the banks of the River Boyne and within acres of picturesque Irish countryside, Boyne View Bed and Breakfast offers free on-site parking and a garden for guests to relax in. It is within 5 km of Trim and its historic castle.

The Bounty Bar Guesthouse The Bounty Bar Guesthouse

Bridge Street, Trim, Co. Meath
Featuring free WiFi, The Bounty Bar Guesthouse offers pet-friendly accommodation in Trim, 300 metres from Trim Castle. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms include a flat-screen TV.

Self-Catering Accommodation in Trim

Knightsbrook Hotel Courtyard Accommodation Knightsbrook Hotel Courtyard Accommodation

Dublin Road, Trim, Co. Meath
Located in Trim, Knightsbrook Hotel Courtyard Accommodation offers a spa centre and sauna. Trim Castle is 800 metres away. The accommodation is equipped with a TV and DVD player. There is a seating and/or dining area in some units.

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Pubs & Nightlife

Trim Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

Map of Trim