History & Heritage

King Johns Castle featured in Talk of the towns "OPW hope to have King John’s Castle opened this summer"

"Last May €400,000 in funding from Fáilte Ireland’s Capital Grants Allocation was announced for King John’s Castle, aimed at boosting its visitor experience and appeal to tourists as a key project within Ireland’s Ancient East." - https://talkofthetown.ie/opw-hope-king-johns-castle-opened-summer/

Spring Tour of the Boyne Valley

An important and popular part of membership of the Discover Boyne Valley network is the familiarisation or 'fam' trip, where a number of sights and attractions within the Boyne Valley are visited. This is a chance of members to meet each other and visit parts of the Boyne Valley that they might not have experienced before, or hadn't visited for a number of years.

Gold award for Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre Newgrange and Knowth

One of the Boyne Valley's landmark attractions, the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre Newgrange and Knowth, was awarded a Gold Award at the CIE Tours for Excellence awards last night, 5th February. The UNESCO world heritage sites of Newgrange and Knowth, passage tombs from the Neolithic period, draw thousands of visitors to the Boyne Valley every year.

Boyne Valley region featured in Bemused Backpackers "Discovering Myth And Legend In Ireland’s Ancient East"

"Ireland’s Ancient East is bringing travellers closer to the soul of Ireland than ever before by using storytellers and tale spinners to interweave Ireland’s ancient myths and legends with a modern tourism boom." - https://bemusedbackpacker.com/2018/01/22/discovering-myth-and-legend-in-irelands-ancient-east/

Carlingford Lough Greenway featured in The Irish Times "The story behind Ireland's greenway success"

"This is only the first phase of an even bigger project to construct a Great Eastern Greenway linking Newry to Dundalk along the old railway, and then connecting it to a Boyne Greenway that is currently being planned in conjunction with Meath County Council." - https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/travel/ireland/the-story-behind-ireland-s-greenway-success-1.3352239

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