: Dun Laoighre
: The Naper Arms
Car: not necessary
Oldcastle (Irish: An Seanchaisléan) is a town in County Meath, Ireland. It is located in the north-west of the county near the border with Cavan, approximately 21 km from Kells. The R154 and R195 regional roads cross in the town's market square. As of the 2006 census the town's population stood at 2,226.
In recent years Oldcastle has grown mainly due to an influx of workers from Eastern Europe to work in the several industries, particularly furniture, bedding and victualling located in the area.History
The area was the birthplace of St Oliver Plunkett, the last Irish Catholic martyr to die in England.
Oldcastle is the 18th century creation of the Naper family who had received parts of the Plunkett estate following the Cromwellian wars. St. Oliver Plunkett, a 17th century Archbishop of Armagh, who was hung, drawn & quartered in Tyburn, London in 1681 on false charges, was the most famous member of this family.
It was also the birthplace of Isaac Jackson, son of Anthony Jackson.
Other Activities: Pitch and Putt
Golf: Headfort Golf Club is one of the finest parkland complexes in the Country.
Boasting a 36 hole layout, both courses have beautiful trees which enhance this picturesque setting.