"Minister Josepha Madigan, T.D.
"People with disabilities and their carers are to be allowed free access to all Office of Public Works managed heritage sites nationwide from 1 May." - https://www.rte.ie/news/regional/2018/0222/942781-opw-heritage/
"Then, there are times during this line of work when you come across a particular spirits brand whose history is so genuinely fascinating and authentic, you can’t help but drink up their entire ethos. It’s the feeling I was left with after I visited Slane Distillery in County Meath, Ireland, earlier this week." - https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/02/sb-voices-you-cant-fake-heritage/
"Designed by Killian Walsh of Grandson Design in Jocelyn Street, Dundalk, the new map features a drawing of the village with a guide to many of its key features and attractions." - https://talkofthetown.ie/new-tourist-guide-walk-map-released-blackrock/
"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/
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."