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.
"Having made rock ‘n’ roll magic happen for the past 37 years, the good folk at Slane Castle are applying the same alchemy to their masterfully blended Slane Triple Casked Irish Whiskey."
"One of Italy’s leading tour operators, Cocktail Viaggi, together with 14 of its top-producing travel agents, has been visiting Ireland – as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland." - https://www.hotelandrestauranttimes.ie/single-post/2019/03/11/Italian-travel-agents-say-%E2%80%98Ciao%E2%80%99-to-Ireland
"Not to hot, not too cold, and bursting with cherry blossoms, tulips, daffodils and orchids… spring can be a beautiful time to travel." - https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/ireland/spring-breaks-7-of-the-best-places-to-travel-in-ireland-and-overseas-37851483.html
"The fantastic rural location is just 30 minutes from the centre of Dublin and just over 30 miles from the port. We travelled by ferry as we wanted to be able to explore the area by car; we’d been encouraged to immerse ourselves in the local culture, though what exactly that meant remained a mystery until we arrived in Meath and found we had entered ‘The Home of Halloween’." - https://www.mygreenpod.com/articles/the-home-of-halloween/
"Boyne Valley Tour - Buried in the Boyne Valley is Ireland's most ancient history, much of it dating back to before the Pyramids or Stonehenge. It's a quick sprint out of Dublin up the M1 to Drogheda; when you exit the motorway, you leave the modern world behind." - https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/travel/a26027746/the-most-scenic-drives-in-ireland/
"A huge number of previously unknown monuments, mostly located in crop fields, discovered during last summer’s heatwave are visible on the latest Google Maps/Google Earth." - https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/new-monuments-revealed-after-summer-heatwave-905224.html
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.
In exciting news for the Boyne Valley a major national investment in rural Ireland has been announced, including significant investment allocated to Meath County Council and Louth County Council.