On Monday 4 March the first of Fáilte Ireland’s 2019 marketing campaigns kicked off, featuring the sites and experiences of the Boyne Valley. The national TV and radio campaign will highlight the region as the ideal place to take a short break by showcasing the variety of experiences and attractions across the region in the leadup to St. Patrick’s Week, during the Easter holidays and beyond.
"Slane Distillery - The Boyne Valley is a paradise for artisanal food, and you can pick up a good selection at the Slane Distillery’s Christmas market..." - https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/ireland/20-best-christmas-markets-in-ireland-from-cosy-moseys-to-festival-fun-37570893.html
"Athboy and Ráth Chairn are to host next year’s Leinster Fleadh which takes place from 8th to 16th July, with the festival expected to attract up to 30,000 visitors to the area.
"My first glimpse of the Fleadh Cheoil; Ireland’s biggest, and most loved festival of Irish music, comes as I walked down Drogheda’s main street. Fleadh-bbergasted (I won’t do it again, I swear), I cannot get over the sheer volume of traditional Irish musicians who are performing outside nearly every pub, cafe and shop we see.
This is really fantastic coverage for the Boyne Valley region! Journalist Sarah Wolstencroft from The Scottish Sun was our guest recently as part of a media trip to Counties Louth and Meath. Sarah is full of positive praise for many of our tourism members and the hospitality that she received on her three-day trip here.
While Drogheda plays host to the main Fleadh Cheoil events this coming week, the rest of the Boyne Valley is ajoining in too! A number of Fleadh Fringe events are taking place in the towns and villages near Drogheda. Here's a slection of what to expect!
Just up the road from Drogheda, Monasterboice will be holding a Fleadh Beag fringe festival.
"Among the many reasons to visit Ireland’s Ancient East this summer is the fact the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will be in Drogheda this August." - http://www.theirishworld.com/fleadh-cheoil-comes-drogheda/
Published on June 20th 2018
The summer sunshine is here. The ice creams are being devoured. The mood is up and town of Drogheda is gearing up for Fleadh Cheoil in August.
In just over 4 weeks time, the town will be filled with thousands of visitors from near and far, coming to experience Irish music, language, song and dance.
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
"The Fleadh is the world's largest annual celebration of Irish music, language, song and dance, and attracts around 400,000 visitors to the host town every year.