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.
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.
"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/
"Plans to create a stunning scenic nature walk from the historic King Williams Glen to the pretty village of Tullyallen have been unveiled."
"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
"Today, Kells is easy to miss. Not a large place, driving through the downtown takes just a few minutes en route to somewhere else around the Boyne Valley.
"Travel less than an hour outside Dublin and see prehistoric structures older than the Egyptian pyramids. The most famous of these is Newgrange." - https://blog.aerlingus.com/eight-reasons-to-visit-ireland-2018/
Published by Aer Lingus on January 8th 2018
"Looking for things to do in 2018? Below are 20 Irish experiences you can try out this year." - https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/travel/party-like-a-pagan-milk-a-cow-and-18-other-irish-experiences-for-2018-1.3344819