Active Retirement Breaks in the Boyne Valley

Active Retirement Breaks in the Boyne Valley

Date: 31/08/2022

There has never been a better time to take an active retirement break in Ireland. The Boyne Valley is the perfect destination whether you want a 2-night break with that special someone, an activity break with friends or a longer break with a group. Many of our accommodation providers will have reduced priced packages for over 50’s and there is so much to do in the region. To help you plan, here is a list of accommodation breaks and activity ideas for your trip.

Accommodation breaks:

The Ardboyne Hotel

Ardboyne Hotel
Visit the newly refurbished Ardboyne Hotel for their 2 Night Over 55's Offer. The offer includes overnight accommodation on both nights, full Irish breakfast with a selection of hot and cold options and a 2-course meal on both evenings of your stay. All of this for only €260 per couple.

Knightsbrook Hotel

Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort

Visit the beautiful Knightsbrook Hotel for their "Fab over 50" three night break. The package includes three nights accommodation, a full Irish breakfast each morning, a 2 course lunch or dinner each day in the Terrace Lounge or Rococo Restaurant, a €20.00 spa credit per person on treatments over €70.00, a €10.00 Knightsbrook Hair Salon credit per person and a €10.00 golf credit per person off one round of golf. All of this for only €438 per couple. 

The Newgrange Hotel

Newgrange Hotel

Visit the Newgrange Hotel in Navan for their 2 night Over 55's Offer. The offer includes overnight accommodation on both nights, full Irish breakfast with a selection of hot and cold options and a 2-course meal on both evenings of your stay. All of this for only €260 per couple.

The Conyngham Arms Hotel

The Conyngham Arms
Life begins at 50 and at the Conyngham Arms, their prime time over 50s package certainly reflects this. Escape to the Conyngham arms in the historic village of Slane for a 'home away from home' setting. You will be welcomed with tea/coffee & scones on arrival, to be enjoyed in their cosy library. Later that evening, sit to a delicious 3 course dinner in their award-winning rosette restaurant, before retreating to one of the beautifully appointed bedrooms. A cooked to order breakfast the next morning is sure to complete a wonderful and relaxing stay in the Boyne Valley. All of this from only €149 per couple.

Trim Castle Hotel

Trim Castle Hotel
Explore the heritage town of Trim with a trip to Trim Castle Hotel. Their 2 night midweek active retirement break includes two nights bed & breakfast, dinner on both evenings in the Bailey Bar, robes and slippers in your room, Voya products in all bedrooms, central town centre location, return visitor offer and complimentary use of Aura leisure centre.
All of this for only €314 per couple.

Activity ideas:

Whether you want to keep active on your break to the Boyne Valley or relax for a few days, there is something for everyone on your active retirement break. Here are our top picks.

Discover our Greenways.

Boyne Greenway
Explore the Boyne Greenway in Drogheda, The Royal Canal Greenway with access point at Longwood or Enfield, or discover the new Boyne Valley to Lakelands Greenway at Nobber or Castletown. 

Take a Whiskey Tour

Slane Distillery
Slane Irish Whiskey is produced on the grounds of the historic Slane Castle and your visit to the Boyne Valley would not be complete without a tour of the distillery. Tours are available Friday, Saturday and Sunday and can be booked online.

Visit the farmer’s market

Rock Farm Market
Take a trip to Rock Farm Slane and visit their weekly farmers market held on a Thursday. Farm tours are also available by pre booking in advance.

Visit our heritage sites

Bective Abbey
The Boyne Valley is the heritage capital of Ireland and there is over 5000 years of history here. Step back in time at Brú na Boinne- Newgrange and Knowth, take a tour of Trim Castle, get lost at the ruins of Bective Abbey, experience the sunset at the Hill of Tara and so much more.

Take in a round of Golf

Killeen Castle Golf Course
Choose from 10 golf courses around our region on your active retirement break in the Boyne Valley. Many of our golf courses feature stunning views of the surrounding landscape and the Irish Sea. 

Discover the Garden Trail

Boyne Valley Garden Trail
The rich heritage of the Boyne Valley is reflected in gardens that date back to the 17th century. Each garden member is open either by appointment, or for a set amount of days per year. Many gardens host events, including walks, charity fetes, plant sales, outdoor theatre, music and much more. Check websites for more details or download the brochure here.

Spend a day at the races

Fairyhouse Racecourse
Choose from Navan, Fairyhouse, Laytown, or Bellewstown racecourses on your trip to the Boyne Valley. Many of the courses have monthly meetings that always guarantee a good day out.

Treat yourself to a spa day

The Spa Rooms at the Headfort Arms Hotel
Experience pure relaxation this Autumn at any of the spa facilities in the Boyne Valley. The River Spa at Knightsbrook hotel, Seoid Spa at Dunboyne Castle Hotel, The Spa Rooms at the Headfort Arms hotel or the Bathhouse Spa at Bellinter house are all amazing options. 

Explore one of our walking trails

St Colmcille's House_Kells
As well as our beautiful Greenways in the Boyne Valley, we also have plenty of woodland walks, historic trails and riverside paths for you to explore. Find them all on our website here.

For the perfect active retirement break this autumn, visit us here in the Boyne Valley- this is where your active retirement adventure begins.

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