Towns of Meath
Mornington —County Meath
Two beacons mark the mouth of the Boyne and warn ships of the river bar at Mornington. The first beacon, known as Maiden Tower believed to be dated from Elizabethan times, is 60ft/18.2 m high, while the other is called the Lady's Finger, this is a solid round tower tapering to a point thirteen meters high There is a local story that says a young maiden threw herself from the top of the Maiden Tower believing her lover had been lost at sea. She sustained an arm injury that resulted in one of her fingers being left sticking up and it is reputed that this is how the towers got their names.