"Exploring Ireland’s Ancient East by car immediately immerses you in some 5,000 years of history. Start with the Boyne valley, where you’ll find ancient burial mounds at Newgrange, Dowth and Knowth (which comprise the Brú na Bóinne Unesco world heritage site).
The dry weather this summer continues to bring out new discoveries in the Boyne Valley, or highlight exisiting ones. At Discover Boyne Valley we are very excited to see that one of our members, Noel Meehan of Copter View Aerial Productions, has taken some amazing images of a possible Bronze Age cemetery, consisting of a barrow burial mounds (one a triple ring barrow) and enclosures.
"A Megalithic passage tomb dating back some 5,500 years has been discovered at the 18th century Dowth Hall in Co Meath." - https://www.rte.ie/news/leinster/2018/0716/979038-dowth-hall-meath-megalithic/
Published on July 16th 2018
"The discovery of a possible archaeological feature near the UNESCO World Heritage Site close to Newgrange in Co Meath has been described as "a very significant find" by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht." - https://www.rte.ie/news/leinster/2018/0711/977969-newgrange/
Published on July 11th 2018
"The holidays are coming, and suddenly you have time on your hands. Here's our guide to Ireland’s very best family days out" - https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/ireland/the-irish-family-bucket-list-25-days-out-for-every-price-point-36990461.html
Published on June 10th 2018
"Not knowing anything about Trim, Ireland is just further evidence of all the interesting places there are to see and explore in the world. Trim is believed to date to the 5th century when it was founded by St. Patrick, and left to Lommán, patron saint of Trim" - https://wandertoes.com/trim-castle-river-walk-ireland/
Published on June 4th 2018
"Five journalists representing various print and online publications in Germany with a combined readership of more than 970,000 people are visiting Meath and Ireland's Ancient East this week, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland." - https://www.lmfm.ie/news/german-journalists-with-combined-readership-of-970/
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
"Stretching through large parts of counties Louth and Meath. the Boyne Valley is an unparalleled area of great historical importance, minutes North from Dublin Airport." - https://www.irishcentral.com/travel/best-of-ireland/hidden-beauty-spots-ireland
Published on May 19th 2018