Boyne Valley Tourism welcomed a group of international journalists for a three-day press visit from August 11th to 13th. With an objective to showcase what the Boyne Valley has to offer, there was a particular focus on the guests experiencing Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Drogheda and the journalists were also given a special preview presentation of what the new and exciting PÚCA Festival offers.
3 Breath-taking Nights of Music, Food, Light & Spectacle
ATHBOY – DROGHEDA - TRIM - 31 OCTOBER – 2 NOVEMBER 2019
The first look at an exciting programme of events for Ireland’s new three-day Halloween festival, Púca was announced by Fáilte Ireland today, 30 July 2019.
"This week in Drogheda, Fáilte Ireland is bringing history to life as it launches an expansion of its Historic Towns Trail initiative." - https://droghedalife.com/news/historic-towns-trail-initiative-extended-to-drogheda
"In its 69th year, the festival is taking place in Drogheda from August 10 to August 18 and every piece of the town will be devoted to dazzling sessions, captivating céilís and lots of craic." - https://www.her.ie/life/droghedas-fleadh-cheoil-towns-amazing-surroundings-much-offer-465267
"A representative from Irish tourist agency Boyne Valley Tourism briefed the Chinese delegates and the participants about the tourism resources in Boyne Valley, a famous tourist site about 20 minutes' drive north of Dublin." - https://news.cgtn.com/news/189547-2/index.html
"The largest wooden rollercoaster of its kind in Europe is just one of the reasons to get yourself to Co Meath" - https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/getting-tayto-park-must-your-16314826
With 120,000 visitors over the June Bank Holiday weekend, it was a great opportunity to showcase the Boyne Valley to potential holidaymakers to our region.
"Tourism Ireland is filming for phase two of its global advertising campaign, with locations and attractions which will feature including Trim Castle and Slane Distillery." - https://www.meathchronicle.ie/news/roundup/articles/2019/05/21/4174352-trim-and-slane-in-global-tv-tourism-campaign/
An exciting and interactive new exhibition on the Story of Kells was opened on May 30th by Brendan Griffin, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport with a ceremonial cutting of the ribbon. The new permanent tourism exhibition, developed with a Fáilte Ireland investment of €125,000 and matchfunded by Meath County Council, has created a state of the art tourism exhibition. Meath County Council has invested in restoring the Kells Courthouse building to the highest standard and yesterday marked the official re-opening as a new
Púca is the name of Fáilte Ireland’s exciting new festival that aims to position Ireland internationally as the home of Halloween. The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, has announced the name of the festival, which will take place this year in Ireland’s Ancient East, and has been developed in partnership with Meath and Louth County Councils.