History & Heritage

How To Accidentally Visit Ireland’s Trim Castle River Walk and Ruins

"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

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 Tourism and Cultural Hub

The Kells Courthouse reopend in May 2018 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


"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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