Frederick Bourne

If you take a look at the Register of Electors you will notice that the Main Street in Ashbourne is actually called Frederick Street and one of the commercial buildings opposite the church is called Frederick House. Continue reading

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The Brindley Memorial

Many people travelling through Ashbourne wonder about the ‘thing’ on the hill in the field on the left hand side past the Niner as you travel into Dublin. It is also visible, on the right, as you travel towards Donaghmore church. Continue reading

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Murtagh’s of Main Street

Many residents of Ashbourne were very surprised one morning during the summer to see that the premises of Murtaghs Hardware, so long a familiar part of the landscape of the village, were no more. Continue reading

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Killegland Old Cemetery

The simple old cemetery at Killegland is the site of the last resting place of Dr. Michael Plunkett who ruled the diocese of Meath as Vicar General from 1691 until 1713. Continue reading

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The Ten Mile Stone

The 10 Mile Stone in Ashbourne is not that easy to spot, nestling as it does between the wall of the church and the wall of the Stag’s head where it blends in , as it is painted the same colour as the wall of the pub. Continue reading

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