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Pebbles and Sea Treasures...

We love exploring the Mornington Beach in County Meath. This is a quieter part of the usually busy Bettystown beach with plenty of history surrounding it. Situated on the south bank at the mouth of the River Boyne are two structures, the Maiden Tower and the Lady's Finger, which served as navigational aids for ships entering the River Boyne prior to the 1765 walls being built. There are various folk stories about the tower and the pillar.

Mornington Strand also consists of dunes, known locally since at least the mid-eighteenth century as The Burrows, and a wide sandy strand which extends south from the River Boyne towards Bettystown. You get the best of both worlds in this area with pebbly part as well as lovely sandy part of the beach.

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