"This week 20,000 musicians, dancers and singers will descend on one of Ireland’s oldest towns for its biggest cultural festival: Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann"
Top Irish amateur jockey Jamie Codd helped kick off the countdown to the Dowth Point-to-Point and Country Fair, set to take place on Sunday 28th October at Dowth, Brú na Bóinne, County Meath.
Organised and sponsored by agri-technology company Devenish in conjunction with the Meath Hunt and Tara Harriers, the event celebrates the very best of country life with a jam-packed offering of racing, food and family fun in the historic setting of Dowth, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
(Translated from French) "Located a mere 1 hour drive from Dublin , this can be a nice Irish getaway for those who come to the capital and want to treat themselves to a few days in the heart of a beautiful nature.
"The inaugural cask at Slane Distillery has been filled with malt whiskey using barley harvested on the Slane Castle estate in the Boyne Valley, Co Meath." - https://www.farmersjournal.ie/first-barrel-of-whiskey-filled-at-new-distillery-in-slane-castle-399833
"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.