Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran TD has today announced a significant package of funding totalling €1m for Phase 2 of the Royal Canal Greenway. When launched it will be the longest Greenway in Ireland totalling 130km in length, connecting Maynooth in Co Kildare with Clondara in Co. Longford. The funding will be provided from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Budget 2020 allocation for Greenways.
Newgrange featured in this great article:
"The famous Neolithic monument is is over 5,000 years old, preceding Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids, and on the shortest day of the year sunlight fills the massive chamber with the rising of the sun." - https://www.irishpost.com/travel/12-breathtaking-views-province-leinster-ireland-170552
"Around 40 previously unknown monuments have been identified in the Brú na Bóinne area close to Newgrange as a result of what a leading archaeologist says was an “exceptionally successful” survey." - https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/unknown-monuments-identified-close-to-newgrange-in-exceptionally-successful-survey-942120.html
"This week in Drogheda, Fáilte Ireland is bringing history to life as it launches an expansion of its Historic Towns Trail initiative." - https://droghedalife.com/news/historic-towns-trail-initiative-extended-to-drogheda
With 120,000 visitors over the June Bank Holiday weekend, it was a great opportunity to showcase the Boyne Valley to potential holidaymakers to our region.
An exciting and interactive new exhibition on the Story of Kells was opened on May 30th by Brendan Griffin, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport with a ceremonial cutting of the ribbon. The new permanent tourism exhibition, developed with a Fáilte Ireland investment of €125,000 and matchfunded by Meath County Council, has created a state of the art tourism exhibition. Meath County Council has invested in restoring the Kells Courthouse building to the highest standard and yesterday marked the official re-opening as a new
Púca is the name of Fáilte Ireland’s exciting new festival that aims to position Ireland internationally as the home of Halloween. The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, has announced the name of the festival, which will take place this year in Ireland’s Ancient East, and has been developed in partnership with Meath and Louth County Councils.
"Members of the Kennedy family travelled to Trim, Co Meath, for the opening of an exhibition dedicated to Dot Tubridy who was a long time friend of the family and an unofficial Irish ambassador to the US." - https://www.rte.ie/news/leinster/2019/0512/1049008-exhibition-dedicated-to-dot-tubridy-opens/
"If you like your holidays injected with a touch of history, here are some of the world’s best prehistoric sites in suitably pretty surrounds." - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/lists/best-prehistoric-sights/