"Slane, a small town about a half-hour drive outside of Dublin, has been on the radar of music fans for decades.
"Turn left, rather than right from Dublin airport and you’ll stumble across the time-warp towns, villages and castles of the Boyne Valley. Here’s why the region makes for a perfect 48 hour getaway." - https://www.loveexploring.com/news/76557/what-to-see-eat-and-do-in-the-boyne-valley-ireland
"To mark the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the world renowned Eastern Tomb at Knowth, we are publishing free online our six books on Excavations at Knowth via the Digital Repository of Ireland. - https://www.ria.ie/news/knowth
Published on August 21st 2018
One of the richest tapestries of archaeology in Ireland, the Boyne Valley is the gift that just kept giving this summer, with three separate discoveries to send experts worldwide into an excited tizzy.
Thousands will flock to see a significant Neolithic passage tomb cemetery, unearthed during works at Dowth Hall in Co Meath and revealed to the world in July.
A kerbstone at the site is heavily decorated with Neolithic carvings and represents one of the most impressive discoveries of megalithic art in Ireland in decades.
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.
Would you like to join a team of archaeologists uncovering medieval Trim? Then come along to our community archaeological excavation focusing on excavating the medieval garden at the Black Friary, Trim, Co. Meath, The dig will take place from August 14th-27th inclusive; 10am to 4.30pm. (Closed on Monday August 20th).
"Boyne Valley Tourism along with Meath and Louth County Councils welcomed representatives of leading UK and international media platforms to experience the 'best of the Boyne Valley' in a three day press trip designed to raise the profile of local businesses." - https://www.independent.ie/regionals/droghedaindependent/news/tourism-group-welcome-for-journalists-37072680.html
"Kells Courthouse has re-opened today as a Heritage Centre with a permanent Boyne Valley Exhibition to inspire tourists and local people to explore the Meath town and spend time discovering its wonderful history, culture, arts and heritage." - http://www.meathchronicle.ie/news/roundup/articles/2018/07/04/4158354-kells-courthouse-is-open-with-its-superb-boyne-valley-exhibition-on-display/
"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