History & Heritage

Armchair Archaeology: Equinox Sunrise

Published: 02 Jul 2020

 Welcome to the twelfth edition of Armchair Archaeology! In this series we look at the famous and the less well-known sites in the Boyne Valley. As restrictions ease and we plan on where to explore once again, let Boyne Valley Tourism take you on a virtual tour of some of our favourite sites.

This afternoon we are visiting the magical hill of Loughcrew, Co Meath. Clare Tuffy of OPW is our guide on this journey….

 

 

Armchair Archaeology Breaking News: Ancient DNA secrets of the Boyne Valley revealed!

Published: 19 Jun 2020

Welcome to the tenth edition of Armchair Archaeology! In this series we look at the famous and the less well-known sites in the Boyne Valley. As restrictions ease and we plan on where to explore once again, let Boyne Valley Tourism take you on a virtual tour of some of our favourite sites.

Armchair Archaeology: Old Mellifont Abbey

Published: 11 Jun 2020

Welcome to the ninth edition of Armchair Archaeology! In this series we look at the famous and the less well-known sites in the Boyne Valley. As restrictions ease and we plan on where to explore once again, let Boyne Valley Tourism take you on a virtual tour of some of our favourite sites. This afternoon we have a special guest post by Lindsey Ilona Brady, OPW guide at the magnificent Old Mellifont Abbey, Co. Louth.

Armchair Archaeology: KnowYour5k

Published: 29 May 2020

The Boyne Valley needs YOU!

Welcome to the seventh edition of Armchair Archaeology! In this series we look at the famous and the less well-known sites in the Boyne Valley. Since the current restrictions mean we cannot go out and explore in person, let Boyne Valley Tourism take you on a virtual tour of some of our favourite sites.

Today we are going to flip it around however and make you all Armchair Archaeologists! Take some time to explore your 5km region on this bank holiday weekend.

Armchair Archaeology: the hidden passage tomb at Dowth Hall

Published: 22 May 2020

Welcome to the sixth edition of Armchair Archaeology! In this series we look at the famous and the less well-known sites in the Boyne Valley. Since the current restrictions mean we cannot go out and explore in person, let Boyne Valley Tourism take you on a virtual tour of some of our favourite sites. Today we'll be looking at the 5000-year-old passage tomb that was discovered under the small mansion of Dowth Hall. (Title photo: Ken Williams, Shadows and Stone Photography)

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