County Meath is part of the province of Leinster but historically formed a section of the Kingdom of Mide, hence its nickname as the Royal County. A rich heritage characterises the county, along with an archaeological complex that dates back 5,000 years. The county is a combination of different landscapes with its fertile lands providing wealthy agricultural resources while Tara Mines remains Europe’s largest underground mine for lead-zinc ore. Boyne Valley, Trim, Kells and Tara are the areas that attract curious visitors who want to experience the nature and history of the place. The thriving dormitory towns are contributing to the development of the county, consequently boosting its popularity. Hiring a car is a great way to get around the county, whether for holiday or business.