Perhaps not as well-known as Cork and Kerry, County Meath is located in what's known as the mid-east region of Ireland, on the coast not far from Dublin. It's the largest county and though its name means 'middle', it's often referred to as the Royal County, as once the King of Ireland resided there.
There's a lot to do besides the inevitable journey into Dublin. It's a beautiful corner of the world, boasting BrúnaBóinne, a collection of prehistoric structures, mounds tombs and stones that is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. There's also the important archaeological site, the Hill of Tara, which dates back to the Iron Age and features the mythically-named Stone of Destiny. Trim Castle - the largest Norman Castle in Ireland - is also worth a visit. It's a good idea to take the guided tour, though there's plenty of information displayed so you won't be at a total loss.
The county town is Navan, with its pretty market square. It's strewn with historical landmarks such as Bective Abbey and Donaghmore Round Tower, but you could always play a round at the Royal Tara Golf Club, visit a health spa, take the children to Causey Farm or have fun at The Zone. Naturally, there are many great taverns for you to sample a drop or two of the black stuff. If you're looking for a fact to impress your companions, Pierce Brosnan grew up here.
For entertainment and to hear some live music, you should try the James Griffin pub in Trim or Boyles in Slane, where 'trad-music' plays during the week or at weekends, try Sally Rodgers (also in Trim), but get there early as the pub gets very busy.
Or maybe just buy some local delicacies from one of the many farmer's markets and cook yourselves a delicious meal from the comfort of your own luxury cottage.