Kathleen and Brock of “Our favourite adventure.com” recently stayed at Decoy Country Cottages and used it as a base to explore the wealth of historical sites in the area. This is what they had to say:
EcoTourism in Co Meath has a wealth of things to offer. From touring the oldest man made structure on Earth, to connecting with the spiritual grounds of the Hills of Tara, you are sure to find amazing things at every turn. Even better, is the amazing accommodation option of Decoy Country Cottages that can set you right in the heart of the action and provide you with a quaint eco-sensitive headquarters as you explore County Meath.
Meath has so much history and cultural significance in Irish lore. The seat of the High King of Ireland was at the HIlls of Tara. People have inhabited this area for many millennia and have left behind their relics and ways of life… including the mystical Newgrange. You can feel a presence far greater than yourself seeping out of every wet blade of grass in Co. Meath. It is ripe and alive with tradition.
I was lucky enough to visit Meath, along with my wife, and immerse ourselves in it’s EcoTourism Network. We had no expectations other than to connect with Ireland, it’s countryside, it’s people, and its history. That is exactly what we were able to do with EcoTourism in Meath.
Newgrange is as beautiful as it is perplexing
What is it? What’s it for? Who knows! And that is half the fun. The speculation of its importance and exactly how it was used will be debated for another 1000 years. What is known is that is it the oldest man man structure on the planet. Older than the pyramids, stonehenge, or whatever other relic that might try to lay claim to the throne. It’s over 5000 years old!
What is known was that it was an above ground passage grave of sorts, it hasn’t leak in 5 millennia, and on the winter solstice light shines in through a narrow passage to light up the entire passage tomb! It is simply amazing to see and experience first hand. If you’re not too scared of squeezing into a dark narrow tomb check out the guided tours and walk into the oldest structure on Earth!
The power of Ireland, The Hill of Tara
The Hills have an undeniable aura about them. You can feel it’s significance. You can feel the Hills. It’s power is a spiritual encounter that is almost unquantifiable. You are standing at the seat of Irish power, and a place held in the highest of regards for hundreds of generations. It is Ireland, plain and simple.
EcoTourism at it’s finest
That’s the single most important part of the Hill of Tara and Newgrange. They are connecting you beauty, they are connecting you to history, and they are sustainably doing so. The two attractions are part of something more. They aren’t just some man made shopping center in downtown Paris. They are living breathing things intertwined in Irish history beckoning to be explored.
At the end of the day lay your head at Decoy Country Cottages
What’s a trip without amazing accommodations right? I couldn’t agree more, and that is exactly what Decoy Cottages is all about. It’s a fantastic old working farm that has been completely repurposed into an eco-friendly retreat. From geothermal heating, to wind power, and just about everything in between.
Decoy Country Cottages has went all in and has done some remarkable things in efforts to lessen its impact on the planet. Coupled with it’s close proximity to Newgrange and the Hill of Tara they make the perfect trifecta of EcoTourism in Meath.
If you are passionate about truly experiencing Ireland. If you want to feel part of it’s soul. You simply must get to Meath and explore it’s EcoTourism network. You will be able to touch Ireland’s 5000 year old history in your hands, you will be able to feel the rain on your face as you walk the Hills of Tara, and at the end of the day, you’ll be able to sleep soundly knowing you have made an eco-friendly decision to stay at Decoy Country Cottages.
Kathleen and Brock
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