History & Heritage

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

Hill of Tara and Slane Distillery featured in Irish Times "Party like a pagan, milk a cow and 18 other Irish experiences for 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

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