GAA is the most popular sport in the county. football is a lot stronger than hurling. the football team has won 7 all-irelands placing it 4th in the roll-of-honour, behind galway and ahead of cork. the other main sport is national hunt horse racing. meath is home to irelands main racecourse: fairyhouse racecourse, home of the irish grand national. it is situated in ratoath.
meath is also home to brú na bóinne which is a world heritage site. it is is one of the largest and most important prehistoric megalithic sites in europe.
meath also has the only two gaeltacht area's in leinster: ráth cairn and báile ghib.