Navan is an Irish town in the province of Leinster. It lies at the confluence of the River Boyne and Blackwater. It has a population of 30,173 inhabitants. Navan is a town of Norman origin and is one the world’s few towns that have palindromic names. Navan is surrounded by interesting sights, the most prominent being the Hill of Tara, one of Ireland’s most important ancient monuments. It is the spot where the High Kings of Ireland were once crowned. Other sights include the ruins of Bective Abbey, built in 1147; the ruins of Athlumney Castle and the Donaghmore Round Tower.