, meaning 'river of Ferdia') and near Whitewood Lake, which is situated in the townland of Whitewood.It is on the Navan–Kingscourt road (R162) about 12 miles (19 km) north of Navan.
Recently several high crosses were discovered in the village's old cemetery (St Johns) dating from possibly the 10th century.
This places the village about 37 miles (60 km) from the M50 motorway ; the orbital motorway of Dublin.
The town of Kells is to the west and the town of Ardee to the east and the town of Kingscourt is to the north.
It is the last bridging point on the River Boyne before it enters the Irish Sea.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange is located 8 km to west of the town.