The village of Mornington on the Boyne Estuary was known as Marinestown in the 13th century.Two beacons mark the mouth of the Boyne and warn ships of the river bar at Mornington. Built during the war with o'Neill whan a Spanish invasion was feared, there is still mystery surrounding them.
The first beacon, known as Maiden Tower is 60ft/18.2 m high, while the other is called the Lady’s Finger, this is a solid round tower tapering to a point thirteen meters high. There is a local story that says a young maiden threw herself from the top of the Maiden Tower believing her lover had been lost at sea. She sustained an arm injury that resulted in one of her fingers being left sticking up and it is reputed that this is how the towers got their names.