Ordnance Survey Field Name Book 1835 1836

Bounded on the east by Athlumney parish and Dillonsland townland.

Bounded on the north by the townlands of Abbeyland South, Moat Hill and Knockumber.

Bounded on the west by Knockumber and Robinrath townlands.

Bounded on the south by the townlands of Mullaghboy, Clogherboy, Navan Commons and Old Balreask. 

It is well intersected by roads, and contains a large portion of Navan town on the east side.

Recent Excavations

Excavations.ie number: 2004:1346        License number: 04E0583
Author: Aidan O'Connell, Archaeological Consultancy Services Ltd, Unit 21, Boyne Business Park, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth.
Site type: Various
ITM: E 684133m, N 766819m
Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.644387, -6.727569

An assessment of Testing Area 10 in Contract 3 of the Clonee-North of Kells PPP scheme was undertaken on behalf of Meath County Council.  Testing Area 10 is located north-west of the Navan-Athboy road and west of Navan town, in the townlands of Townparks, Robinrath and Knockumber.   The testing methodology generally consisted of mechanically excavating 2mwide test-trenches along the centre-line and perpendicular to the centre-line to the edge of the land-take every 20m.

One hundred test-trenches, representing 6388.6 linear metres, were excavated.  Two sites of archaeological potential were recorded.   Townparks 1 had seven linear ditches and four pits.  Townparks 2 consisted of three linear features, a pit and a posthole containing burnt-mound material, as well as a separate burnt mound.


Archaeological Inventory of County Meath, compiled by Michael J. Moore, (Dublin 1987), p. 152

1574 TOWNPARKS (Navan)
OS25:10:6 (40.6, 21.6) Not marked
OD 100-200 N 8712, 6765
Font - In St. Mary's C of I church is early-fifteenth-century font with two shields, one bearing Butler of Le Poer arms (Roe 1968, 88-91). Cross (1557) in graveyard.
SMR 25:27


Archaeological Inventory of County Meath, compiled by Michael J. Moore, (Dublin 1987) p.150
1557 TOWNPARKS (Navan)
OS 25:10:6 Not marked OD 100-200 N8712,6765
Cross Fragment of late medieval cross shart with figure sculpture in false relief on two faces (PRIA 1984, 112). In grounds of St. Mary's C of I church, Font (1574) within church.
SMR 25:27