Situated on the N2, Ashbourne is a thriving town that has seen much development since 1996.Of the streets developed in Ashbourne's "new" town centre, Killegland Street, has become a new commercial street containing a number of varied retail units along with a new library and council offices. Car parking in the town has been expanded thanks to both a large underground car park beneath Killegland Street linking into the Tesco supermarket.
Ashbourne was the scene of a notable engagement in 1916 in which British forces finally surrendered to the volunteers led by Thomas Ashe. A memorial by Peter Grant commemorates this engagement on the northern outskirts of the village.The monument has a dual image – on one side the figure is in the form of Christ, on the other an insurgent
2 km south is an 1890 obelisk with interesting panels, to the memory of Charles Brindley of Stafford, for thirty five years (1843 - 1878) huntsman of the Ward Hounds.It is from Ashbourne that the Gibson barons take their title.
Ashbourne provides a good base for exploring South Meath and the Boyne Valley.
Pillo Hotel Ashourne
Broadmeadow Country House
Duffy's of Ballybin
Thomas Diem Pottery
Things to do
The Venue Theatre, Ratoath
Fairyhouse Food & Wine School
Rathbeggan Lakes & Family Fun Park