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Navan
An Uaimh
Location
WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates:
53.6528° N 6.6814° W
Irish Grid Reference
N872677
Statistics
Province: Leinster
County: County Meath
Elevation: 42 m
Population (2002)
 - Town:
 - Rural:
 
3,406
16,011
Website: www.meath.ie/NavanTC/index.html

Navan (An Uaimh in Irish, meaning "The Cave") is the administrative Capital of County Meath, Ireland. Situated on the N3 National Primary Road, it is the 9th largest and fastest growing town in Ireland according to Census 2002 statistics which state the population of the town increased by 51.6% since the 1996 Census. The capital of the county used to be Trim. The town is also home to Tara Mines, Europe's largest lead and zinc mine. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Meath seat was located in Navan until a backlash occurred against the Bishop of Meath, it is now located in Mullingar, County Westmeath. Bullet for locations in Ireland, displays location and not area. ... Image:Ireland map County Meath Magnified. ... GPS satellite in orbit, image courtesy NASA The Global Positioning System, usually called GPS, is the only fully-functional satellite navigation system. ... The Irish national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Ireland. ... During late Gaelic and early historic times Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the tuatha. ... Statistics Area: 19,774. ... The island of Ireland is divided into 32 counties (Irish language contae or condae, pronounced cun-day), the Republic of Ireland is made up of 26 of these; Northern Ireland is comprised of the remaining six. ... County Meath (Contae na Mí in Irish) is the fastest growing county in the Republic of Ireland, often informally called The Royal County. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... County Meath (Contae na Mí in Irish) is the fastest growing county in the Republic of Ireland, often informally called The Royal County. ... N3 is a textual notation for the Resource Description Framework (RDF). ... The word trim can mean: Adjustment of sails on a ship or boat. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The (Roman Catholic) Diocese of Meath since 1778 until the late 19th century had its seat in Navan, County Meath, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... County Westmeath (An Iarmhí in Irish) is a county situated in the Irish Midlands, in the western part of the province of Leinster. ...


The confluence of the River Blackwater (flowing south east from Virginia Lake and the famous River Boyne) occurs in Navan. Situated in the famous Boyne Valley the town is close to Brú na Bóinne (the Neolithic monuments of Newgrange, Knowth & Dowth), the Hill of Tara, Skryne and Slane, as well as the heritage towns of Kells and Trim. In geography, a blackwater river has water-colour ranging from clear tea to coffee. ... The River Boyne is a river in Leinster, Ireland, the course of which is about 112 kilometres (70 miles) long. ... Boyne Valley Township is a township located in Charlevoix County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Aerial view of valley Brú na Bóinne (English: Palace on the Boyne) is an internationally important complex of Neolithic chamber tombs, standing stones, henges and other prehistoric enclosures located in a wide meander of the River Boyne in Ireland. ... An array of Neolithic artefacts, including bracelets, axe heads, chisels, and polishing tools Excavated dwellings at Skara Brae Scotland, Europes most complete Neolithic village. ... Newgrange, located at , , is one of the passage tombs of the Brú na Bóinne complex in County Meath, is the most famous of all Irish prehistoric sites. ... Knowth, located at , , is the site of a neolithic passage grave, one of the ancient monuments of the Brú na Bóinne complex in the valley of the River Boyne in Ireland. ... Dowth (Irish: Dubhadh) is a Neolithic passage tomb which stands in the Boyne Valley, Co Meath, Ireland. ... The Hill of Tara (aerial view) The Hill of Tara (Irish Teamhair na Rí, Hill of the Kings), located near the River Boyne, is a long, low limestone ridge that runs between Navan and Dunshaughlin in County Meath, Leinster, Ireland. ... Skryne is a small village with a population of 1400 (Census 2002), situated on and around a hill between the N2 and N3 national primary roads in County Meath, Ireland. ... Slane (Baile Shláine in Irish) is an ancient town on the River Boyne in County Meath, Ireland. ... An old mill at Kells Folio 34r of the Book of Kells contains the Chi Rho monogram. ... The word trim can mean: Adjustment of sails on a ship or boat. ...

A street in Navan.
A street in Navan.

The town traditionally was famous for carpets (Navan Carpets closed in 2003) and for a thriving furniture industry (Beechmount Industrial estate). Both are now in decline, or have ceased, as a result of the move away from manufacture to cheaper locations like the Eastern Europe. Nevertheless, Navan has rapidly expanded with the Celtic Tiger to become a large dormitory town as it is only 50 kilometres (30 miles) from Ireland's capital city, Dublin. Image:Trimgate. ... Image:Trimgate. ... Cartoon of the Celtic Tiger - the press media in Ireland use pictures of green striped tigers to symbolise or sometimes mock the Celtic Tiger The Celtic Tiger is a nickname for the Republic of Ireland during its period of rapid economic growth between the 1990s and 2001 or 2002. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ...


Navan is also known for being the childhood home of Pierce Brosnan, the fifth actor to play the celebrated role of James Bond, for eleven years after his birth in neighbouring County Louth. T.V. personality Hector Ó hEochagáin, creator of the Freenet anti-censorship software Ian Clarke, and comedians Dylan Moran and Tommy Tiernan also hail from Navan. Pierce Brosnan at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival (photo by Rita Molnár) Pierce Brendan Brosnan (Honorary) OBE (born May 16, 1953) is an Irish film actor and producer. ... The James Bond 007 gun logo James Bond, also known as 007 (pronounced double-oh seven), is a fictional British spy created by writer Ian Fleming in 1952. ... County Louth (An Lú in Irish) is a county on the east coast of Ireland. ... Hector in Paddy Whiskey ad. ... Ian Clarke, around 2002 Ian Clarke (born February 16, 1977) is the original designer and lead developer of Freenet. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Tommy Tiernan is an Irish Comedian, Actor and Writer. ...


Other famous people included Sir Francis Beaufort famous for his wind scale. His birthplace was removed by the local council in the 1990s to make way for a road junction. Sir Francis Beaufort (1774 - 1856) was a great Irish hydrographer (map-maker). ... The Beaufort scale is an empirical measure for describing wind intensity based mainly on observed sea conditions. ... See also 1990s, the band The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, sometimes informally including popular culture from the very late 1980s and from 2000 and beyond. ...


The best-known secondary school in Navan is St. Patrick's Classical School, a Roman Catholic boys' school. Navan also has two convent schools, including St. Michael's Loreto Secondary School [[1]], and a large non-denominational vocational school. The town's only other Catholic boys' school, run by the Christian Brothers, closed amid scandal in the early 1970s. Its past pupils included Pierce Brosnan. The town's only Church of Ireland school, Preston School, closed in the 1970s. Secondary education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... St. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Congregation of Christian Brothers is a world-wide community of religious brothers of the Catholic church, founded by Edmund Rice, considered Blessed by the Catholic Church. ... The Church of Ireland is an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion, operating seamlessly across the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. ...


Railways

St. Mary's Church, formerly the cathedral.The Parochial House is in the foreground.
St. Mary's Church, formerly the cathedral.
The Parochial House is in the foreground.

The town has a freight only railway line. Navan was a railway crossroads, with the GNR(I) line from Drogheda to Oldcastle and the MGWR line from Kingscourt to Clonsilla (on the Dublin to Sligo line) passing through the town, connecting at Navan Junction. Image File history File links Churchnavan. ... Image File history File links Churchnavan. ... Most Rail services in Ireland are provided by Iarnród Éireann in the Republic of Ireland, and by Northern Ireland Railways in Northern Ireland. ... Oldcastle (An Seanchaisleán in Irish) is a village in County Meath, Ireland. ... The Midland Great Western Railway (MGWR) main line extended from Broadstone in Dublin to the Midlands (Athlone) and onwards to Galway and Clifden in what is now the Republic of Ireland. ... Kingscourt (Dún an Rí in Irish) is a town in County Cavan, Ireland. ... Clonsilla, originally a village in its own right, is now a heavy residential suburb in the northwest of Dublin, Ireland. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ...


The GNR(I) line from Navan to Oldcastle and the MGWR line from Clonsilla to Navan (View Photos)closed in 1963, leaving the lines from Drogheda to Navan and Navan to Kingscourt in place. A spur to Tara Mines on the Navan to Oldcastle trackbed was reinstated in 1977. 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


As of 2005 the railway is solely used by Iarnród Éireann for freight for the local zinc mine Tara Mines to bring it to Dublin Port (View Photos of line). The line from Kingscourt was used for transport of gypsum until quite recently but now this line is unused. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994: Iarnród Éireann Iarnród Éireann (IÉ; in English Irish Rail), is the national passenger railway system in Ireland. ... Cargo is a term used to denotes goods or produce being transported generally for commercial gain, usually on a ship, plane, train or lorry. ... General Name, Symbol, Number zinc, Zn, 30 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 4, d Appearance bluish pale gray Atomic mass 65. ... Chuquicamata, the largest open pit copper mine in the world, Chile. ... Kingscourt (Dún an Rí in Irish) is a town in County Cavan, Ireland. ...


A campaign to have the Clonsilla to Navan line reopened, Meath on Track seeks a commuter service to Dublin, initially via the existing Drogheda line, and then directly through reopening the direct line to Dublin via Dunboyne. The Transport 21 plan envisages the reopening of Clonsilla services happening in two stages, initially to a Park and Ride off the M3 at Pace by 2009 and later extending to Navan by 2015. Dunboyne (Dún Búinne in Irish) is a town in County Meath in the Republic of Ireland. ... a park-and-ride bus in Oxford Park and ride terminals are public transport stations that allow commuters to drive short distances in their personal automobiles to catch a ride on a bus or railroad system (usually classified as light rail or the heavier commuter rail). ... The N3 road is a National Primary Route in the Republic of Ireland, running between Dublin, Cavan Town and the border with County Fermanagh. ... PACE may refer to: Planetary Association for Clean Energy Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, in the United Kingdom Academy for Gifted Children in Richmond Hill, Ontario, the acronym PACE stands for Programming for Academic and Creative Excellence Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence... 2015 (MMXV) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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