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
The dry weather this summer continues to bring out new discoveries in the Boyne Valley, or highlight exisiting ones. At Discover Boyne Valley we are very excited to see that one of our members, Noel Meehan of Copter View Aerial Productions, has taken some amazing images of a possible Bronze Age cemetery, consisting of a barrow burial mounds (one a triple ring barrow) and enclosures.
"A Megalithic passage tomb dating back some 5,500 years has been discovered at the 18th century Dowth Hall in Co Meath." - https://www.rte.ie/news/leinster/2018/0716/979038-dowth-hall-meath-megalithic/
Published on July 16th 2018
"The discovery of a possible archaeological feature near the UNESCO World Heritage Site close to Newgrange in Co Meath has been described as "a very significant find" by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht." - https://www.rte.ie/news/leinster/2018/0711/977969-newgrange/
Published on July 11th 2018
"The cultural wonders and historic attractions of Boyne Valley outside Drogheda, first caught the our attention in March when Drogheda was announced as the host for Fleadh Cheoil Na hÉireann 2018. (meaning “festival of music”) the biggest traditional Irish music festival on the planet.