The village of Donore, Co. Meath lies about 4km west of Drogheda and 18km from Navan. It is situated in the picturesque Boyne Valley, an area steeped in history dating back to pre historic times. Dun Uabair was the original name of the village which means "The Fort of Pride" This name suggests that it's foundation dates back to the early christian period 400-1200AD when a ring fort was probably located near the area. Rossnaree is situated on the south side of the river Boyne with a view of the ancient monument of Newgrange. It forms the western edge of the parish of Donore. Ros-na-Riogh translates as "Wood of the Kings". It is mentioned in Irelands ancient legends and is closely associated with Cormac Mac Art. Cormac held the governance of Ireland in the latter half ot the 3rd Centuary. The exact date of his death is unknown. He is said to have prohibited the burial of his body with his pagan ancestors at Bru. his people however were derermined to carry him towards the burial grounds of Newgrange.
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