Why relocate to Meath?

If you choose Meath as your home you will be surrounded by Irish history. Known as ‘The Royal County’, it was once home to the High King of Ireland and many of Ireland’s oldest and most popular arcaeological sites can be found there. 

It is an extremely scenic county with many forests, mountains and beaches to spend your free time exploring. People travel from all over Ireland to visit places like Newgrange and the HIll of Tara, but living in Meath means you are only a short journey away.

Meath is a popular location for people to live in while working in Dublin due to the lower cost of living and house prices. As well as that, Meath is a nice escape from the bustling city centre of Dublin, and allows you to enjoy a better work-life balance. 

Trim Castle: Why Meath

Business Environment

Being so close to Dublin has made Meath an attractive location for businesses to set up. The IDA have established Navan Business and Technology Park for new companies arriving in Ireland while there are also many local organisations thriving in the county too.

Major multinationals such as Alltech Biotechnology, Mafic or Kemek Ltd have all chosen Meath for their Irish operations while other companies such as NovelPlast or Gyproc have recruited large workforces in recent years. 

Salaries may be slightly lower than in Dublin, however the commute time for people living and working within the county is much lower. This combined with a lower cost of living, makes Meath an attractive destination for many working professionals. 


Meath population


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Family Life

If you are raising a family in County Meath then you will never be short of things to do. 

If outdoor activities are your thing then spend your weekends at beaches such as Bettystown or Laytown, hike Balrath Woods or Slieve Na Calliagh, or simply visit one of the many famous archaeological sites. Renowned sites such as Newgrange, The Hill of Tara or Trim Castle are perfect places to spend your free time. 

There are plenty of ways to spend your time when the weather is more suited for indoor activities, too. Visit your local library, go bowling or visit the shops in Navan Town Centre

If you feel like an adventurous day out, you could even visit Tayto Park in Ashbourne.


Family Life Why Meath

Lifestyle Meath


Meath offers an excellent balance between peaceful activities, exciting day trips and tempting nightlife.

As well as the famous sites and history mentioned already, Meath is very well known for it’s sport, too. Meath GAA are one of the most successful Gaelic Football teams ever, while there are several soccer, rugby and basketball clubs, too. It won’t be difficult to find a match to watch at the weekend!

In relation to music or festivals, Slane Castle is one of Ireland’s largest concert venues and has hosted some of the biggest acts in the world. Other smaller festivals include Spirits of Meath in October and the Lady Well Fete in August. 

On top of that, you are only a short journey to Dublin if you fancy a day out in the big city! If you choose Meath, you won’t regret it!

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