Caminos, Architecture and the High Kings: things to do in the Boyne Valley this summer

Published: 02 Jun 2020

The Irish Times have published ‘50 things to do in Ireland this summer’ and naturally the Boyne Valley (County Meath and County Louth) features strongly, as a perfect getaway destination.

Get your walking shoes on to travel the Boyne Valley Camino from Drogheda, an official Irish Camino, or explore the architecture of the towns and villages of the region. If you want a royal experience don’t forget the Hill of Tara, the legendary site of inauguration of the High Kings of Ireland and a fascinating archaeological complex.

For more details see extracts from The Irish Times below.

Take a self-guided walking tour of your home town

Sometimes, we fail to notice the architectural gems on our doorstep so go forth and discover the architecture of the towns and cities near you. Many places have impressive downloadable walking guides such as discoverboynevalley.ie

 

Drogheda – Boyne Valley Camino, Co Louth

Located 10km northwest of Drogheda, Mellifont Abbey is of profound historic significance as Ireland’s first Cistercian foundation. Now, the ancient pilgrim route linking Mellifont with Drogheda has been revived. Starting from St Peter’s Church, Drogheda, the trail follows the River Boyne before gaining the woodlands of the Townley Estate and then meandering quiet lanes to Mellifont. A separate return route gives a total walk of 25km. A route map is available for download. caminosociety.com

 

Visit a heritage site

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has an extensive reopening roadmap for all the heritage sites it manages (assets.gov.ie). So, from June 8th, outdoor sites such as the Hill of Tara in Co Meath will open to the public.

 

Full article here.

We look forward to the easing of travel restrictions and welcoming visitors and locals alike back to the Boyne Valley. In the meantime stay safe and for more information keep up to date with the Boyne Valley newsletter.