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Ratoath (Irish: Ráth Tó, meaning "Tó's ringfort") is a town in the barony of the same name in County Meath, Ireland. The town is centred on the point where the R125 and R155 regional roads meet. In the 1996 census, the population was recorded as 1,061. In the 2006 census, it was 7,249. By 2011 the population reached 9,043. The Broad Meadow River (Irish: An Gabhair) flows through the town. Ratoath is a commuter town with most of its adult population commuting to Dublin to work. More than three quarters of the population travelled to work by car. In 2011 10.9% of the workforce was unemployed compared to the national average of 19%. This may be due to the small percentage of the Ratoath workers employed in the construction sector, with Ratoath having more people than average from higher socio-economic classes. Social class A, employers and managers constitute 717 of the 2,751 households. Just outside the town is the horse racing track Fairyhouse racecourse, where the Irish Grand National is held. Ratoath gives its name to a village, a townland, a parish, an electoral division and to a barony. The derivation or meaning of the word is uncertain. Two alternative Irish forms are cited: Ráth-Tógh and Ráth-Tábhachta. These placenames occur in Irish manuscripts and scholars say that the writers were referring to Ratoath. Evidently they were trying to give a phonetic rendering of a name that was unfamiliar to them. Mruigtuaithe occurs in the Book of Armagh as the name of one of these places in Meath where Saint Patrick founded a church and Eoin MacNeill identifies it as Ratoath. If this is correct it would seem that the second portion of the word comes from the Irish word tuath which means a territory belonging to a family or sept. Mruig means a grazing plain. Ráth is the Irish for a ringfort. In a royal grant of land in 1468 it was described as Rathonth.


If you are looking for travel information of Ratoath in Ireland, you've come to the right place. A gripping city on its own right, Dublin also deserves a visit. Attractions in Dublin include National Library Of Ireland, Bram Stokers Castle Dracula, Irish Dance Party. Also, to reach Ratoath, you'll have to take a flight to Dublin; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A vacation to Ratoath can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Ratoath*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ratoath

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    • Air Pollution 28.37 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 34.26 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 42.59 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 53.31 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 39.02 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 23.24 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 21.91 (Low)
  • Ratoath: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ratoath for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ratoath.

    • Burglary and Theft 48.2 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 47.82 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 47.92 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 48.28 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 37.07 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 48.74 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 49.25 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 70.3 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.71 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45.13 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 49.62 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 29.98 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.89 (Moderate)
  • Living in Ratoath - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Ratoath is 148.17 (High)

    • Safety Index 49.86 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 85.89 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 35.89 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 39.51 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 88.84 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 51.66 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.89 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 93.49 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ratoath

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ratoath

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.33 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.55 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.66 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 97.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 97.77 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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