Historic Trails

Drogheda Walks

A team of Drogheda locals came together to map four walks which highlight the natural beauty, built heritage and historical wealth of our town.   The walks range in length from the 1.5km ‘Five Bridges’ walk, to the 6.5km ‘Steps’ walk.  The 4km historical ‘Walls’ walk and pretty ‘Spires and Towers’ walks traverse both sides of the river and reveal great views.  

The walks are aimed at locals as much as visitors to enjoy, and you can share your photos on #droghedawalks

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Drogheda Walks

Boyne Valley Camino

The Boyne Valley Camino is a self-guided, 25km looped walk from Drogheda, which forms part of the Celtic Camino series.   It was created by the Boyne Valley Walking and Drogheda Walks teams.

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Boyne Valley Camino

Athboy Heritage Trail

The town of Athboy began sometime during the sixth century A.D. as a settlement at the river crossing known as the Yellow Ford. Long before this however, the inhabitants of Athboy were Druids, who had settlements at the nearby Hill of Ward. The Hill of Ward, also known as Tlachtga, is the site where the feast of Samhain was celebrated. Samhain is credited with being the forerunner of Halloween.

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Athboy Heritage Trail

Slane Historic Trail

One of Ireland’s most well-known towns, Slane has been shaped by centuries of continuity, personal commitment and constant reinvention. Legend says that over 1500 years ago, St Patrick lit a fire that signalled a transformation in Ireland’s identity.

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Slane Historic Trail

Navan Points of Pride

Navan, Ireland's floral town, located in the heart of the Boyne Valley, is a vibrant business, shopping and tourist destination with plenty to interest the modern visitor. The Navan Points of Pride town walk starts at the Solstice Arts Centre and is 4km long. Navan also offers the stunning Ramparts Canal Walk along the Boyne if you wish to turn your short walk into an adventure.

At a leisurely pace it can be completed in approximately 2 hours and profiles the following points:

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Navan Points of Pride

Historic Drogheda Walking Tours

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Historic Drogheda Walking Tours

Kells Historic Trail

Kells, or Ceanannas Mór, meaning Great Fort, was known to be a royal residence before St. Colmcille established a religious settlement in Kells in 550. It is considered by many historians to be one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. A walk through the town will lead visitors to realise that its physical treasures are the monastic layout of the town. The trail commences at the Town Hall and Tourist information point (located beside the Headfort Arms Hotel at Headfort Place) where you will find parking.

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Kells Historic Trail

Beamore Heritage Trail

In journeying into Beamore and Kilsharvan you`re following the same paths as figures from every period of Ireland`s history: prehistoric hunters and farmers bound for Brú na Bóinne; St. Patrick and his monks; the Danes; Hugh de Lacy and the Normans; the protagonists of 1641; Oliver Cromwell; stragglers from the Battle of the Boyne in 1690; optimistic United Irishmen at the end of the 1700`s; victims of the Great Famine; idealists of 1916; raiding parties of The Troubles; and local people living everyday lives.

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Beamore Heritage Trail

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