Meath is sometimes known as "The Royal County." The name itself means "the middle". The history of human habitation goes back more than 5,000 years. The county itself is the legendary seat of the High King of Ireland who was located in the town of Tara. The area is very popular with tourists and there are many hotels in Meath, available at all price ranges. While you're touring, you'll want to see the Hill of Tara. Tradition holds that the High King of Ireland sat here but controversy exists among scholars. Other important sites include the Bru Na Boinne Unesco World Heritage Site, dated to 5,000 years ago, the castles at Trim some of which require special accommodations to visit and the 2,500 year old mounds at Telltown.