History & Heritage

All aboard for the Irish Maritime Festival this weekend in Drogheda

The award-winning Irish Maritime festival is back! Taking place this weekend in Drogheda Port, it’s a super-sized maritime celebration and it suitable for all ages. Hosted by Louth County Council and Drogheda Port Company in conjunction with Virgin Media, the event takes over the town for a wonderful weekend of maritime activities.

 

Parade of Sail: Friday 15th June, 12noon

Kells Courthouse reopens as new Heritage Centre

The Kells Courthouse will re-open on Tuesday May 29th with a special permanent Boyne Valley Exhibition designed to inspire tourists and local people to explore the town of Kells and spend time discovering its wonderful history, culture, arts and heritage. Located in the main hall of the Kells Courthouse, this much anticipated new exhibition uses the latest digital technology to showcase renowned and unique historic sites of the Boyne Valley and provide an exciting overview of Ireland’s Ancient East initiative.

Trim and Carlingford feature in 10 Charming Heritage Towns & Cities in Ireland’s Ancient East

Trim

"The ruins of Trim Castle, the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, dominate this heritage town along the Boyne River. The 12th-century fortress surrounded by a curtain wall and moat was featured in the movie Braveheart (1995). A bridge connects the castle to medieval ruins across the river – the Yellow Steeple at St. Mary’s Abbey and Talbot Castle, former home of author Jonathan Swift..."

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