'Reunion breaks' and the Boyne Valley

Published: 01 May 2020

The Boyne Valley features in a beautiful video by Tourism Ireland, as part of an ode to the Ireland that we are all looking forward to seeing again in the future, one that also features in a recent Irish Independent article by travel writer and expert Pól Ó Conghaile; ''Reunion breaks' to be key driver of post-lockdown holidays in Ireland'.

The video contains a number of Boyne Valley sites inclduing the stunning green slopes of the Hill of Tara, where the ancient High Kings of Ireland were crowned. You can also see the mighty stone walls of Trim Castle, and the Yellow Steeple (also in Trim) in this stirring piece, overlaid with a moving poem that ends:

"The wandering lanes and rugged cliffs,
her fields laced with streams,
will still be there after I awake
but, for now, they're in my dreams."

Pól Ó Conghaile's artictle in the Irish Independent, tells us that 'Irish people are longing to reconnect with family and friends'

Physically reconnecting with family and friends will be a key driver of travel in Ireland once restrictions ease, according to consumer sentiment surveys carried out for Fáilte Ireland.

Short trips in Ireland and visiting family and friends are key desires being expressed by participants, it says, with terms such as "pubs", "eating out", "shopping" and "hugs" featuring strongly in responses.

The full article may be read here.

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