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.
The summer sunshine is here. The ice creams are being devoured. The mood is up and town of Drogheda is gearing up for Fleadh Cheoil in August.
In just over 4 weeks time, the town will be filled with thousands of visitors from near and far, coming to experience Irish music, language, song and dance.
"Not knowing anything about Trim, Ireland is just further evidence of all the interesting places there are to see and explore in the world. Trim is believed to date to the 5th century when it was founded by St. Patrick, and left to Lommán, patron saint of Trim" - https://wandertoes.com/trim-castle-river-walk-ireland/
Published on June 4th 2018
"Five journalists representing various print and online publications in Germany with a combined readership of more than 970,000 people are visiting Meath and Ireland's Ancient East this week, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland." - https://www.lmfm.ie/news/german-journalists-with-combined-readership-of-970/
"For our Easter Family Holiday in Ireland this year we decided to explore County Meath as Saoirse has been learning all about Newgrange this year and was eager to make a visit. We had planned a five days break but ended up spending six days in Meath as we were trying to fit in so much." - http://easypeazyfamilybreaks.com/family-holiday-in-ireland/
"Celtic Adventures organises everything from archery to canoeing to climbing, and caters for individuals, families and schools, as well as offering corporate team-building events for firms." - https://www.independent.ie/business/small-business/your-stories/sense-of-adventure-lets-couple-build-winning-team-in-outdoors-sector-36877392.html
The award-winning Irish Maritime festival is back! Taking place this weekend in Drogheda Port, it’s a super-sized maritime celebration and it suitable for all ages. Hosted by Louth County Council and Drogheda Port Company in conjunction with Virgin Media, the event takes over the town for a wonderful weekend of maritime activities.
Parade of Sail: Friday 15th June, 12noon