Unique to the Boyne Valley

Easter at the Boyne Valley – Treat yourself to something local

We are all laying low now across the country and the world, retreating to our homes and cocooning within our family units due to Covid-19. The best side of people has come out with many communities across Ireland coming together virtually to support each other, hospitality businesses doing their best to support the national effort by offering PPE and food to front line staff. This is a very different time for us all and hopefully one that we can rally through together.

Incredible drone pictures of passage tombs in Boyne Valley

These are the stunning snaps of Ireland’s premier historic site that author Anthony Murphy captured on a recent frosty morning.

He said: “I had been waiting to fly the drone during the winter.

“I was waiting for the perfect morning with frost and mist. I captured all three of the great monuments on the same morning and it had been my intention to do so for some time.

“It was early in the morning and the sun was low.”

€500k funding received for Navan to Wilkinstown Greenway

On Friday last, the first phase of the Boyne Valley to Lakeland Greenway was given the green light with funding of €500,000 announced. The funding will allow the construction of the Greenway from Navan to Wilkinstown.

The funding for this phase of the project will allow for the start of construction and provision of signage, furniture and lighting along the Greenway.

Tourism Industry gather to prepare for the season ahead

With the most recent tourist figures released indicating that tourism was worth €9.4bn to the state in 2019 (international & domestic) and 9.6mn overseas visitors coming into the country, the tourism industry in the Boyne Valley gathered at Monasterboice Inn this week to prepare for the season ahead. Over 50 businesses attended a networking event hosted by Boyne Valley Tourism on Tuesday 11th February and had the opportunity to learn from each other and create new tourism experiences. Latest trends for social media marketing were relayed by guest speaker Joe Wilde from MacDigital.

A new €4.5M state-of-the-art Visitor Experience opens at the Brú na Bóinne centre

(Story by Sally Harding)

A new state-of-the-art Visitor Experience at the Brú na Bóinne centre was opened today following a €4.5m  investment by Fáilte Ireland, OPW and Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

The new immersive visitor experience will showcase the archaeological and historical heritage of Brú na Bóinne in a way that is evocative, absorbing and entertaining for visitors while increasing the capacity of visitors to the site and monuments.  

From mystical tombs to Samhain festivities – why Boyne Valley is the real home of Halloween

"Buried under lifetimes of soil, the Neolithic passage tomb of Newgrange is swathed in the green grassy hills of Boyne Valley, with the Wicklow mountains looming darkly ahead in the distance." - https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/lifestyle/from-mystical-tombs-to-samhain-festivities-why-boyne-valley-is-the-real-home-of-halloween-955927.html

Molecular archaeology can reveal Newgrange’s secrets

"Who built Newgrange and the other Boyne Valley passage tombs – and why? It remains one of archaeology’s most intractable questions. In a renewed effort to find some answers, archaeologists are using chemistry to analyse molecules in bone, pottery and artefacts found during early digs at Newgrange and Knowth." - https://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/molecular-archaeology-can-reveal-newgrange-s-secrets-1.4023929

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