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Trim

The heritage town of Trim is situated on the river Boyne. It is a thriving town where many activities, historical and cultural, regularly take place. It had one of the oldest and largest religious settlements in the country.

Soon after proclaiming Christianity in Ireland, St. Patrick built a church here on land granted to himby 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.

Trim Castle  Trim Castle 2  Yellow Steeple

After the Anglo-Norman invasion, towards the end of the 12th century, Henry II granted the whole of Meath to Hugh de Lacy. De lacy decided to make Trim his headquarters and built a magnificent castle on the outskirts of the town. In the 16thcentury, "Silken Thomas" Fitzgerald raided and occupied the town during his ill-fated insurrection against Henry VII

The Yellow Steeple is the most prominent of the many ruins in Trim. It overlooks the town from a ridge directly opposite Trim Castle. Originally part of the 13th century St. Mary's Augustinian Abbey, the steeple dates from 1368. Geoffrey de Geneville, Lord of Meath, founded the black Friaryof the Dominicans in 1263.

Accommodation in Trim

Hotels

Knightsbrook Hotel and Golf Resort
Trim Castle Hotel

Guesthouses

Cranmor Guesthouse
Highfield house  

B&B's

Tigh Cathain
White Lodge

Self Catering

Beechwood Lodge Self Catering
Kiltale Holiday Homes


Things To Do/See

Shopping in Trim
Trim Castle
Trim Heritage Trail

 

Food and Drink

Restaurants and Cafes in Trim

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