April Events in the Boyne Valley

April Events in the Boyne Valley 2024

Date: 27/03/2024

As spring blossoms across the Irish landscape, the Boyne Valley in County Meath and South County Louth, awakens with a plethora of events for all interests.

April, in particular, heralds a time of renewal and discovery, offering visitors a diverse array of experiences to cherish.

Here are our top events to enjoy in the Boyne Valley this April.

Fairyhouse Easter Festival

Fairyhouse Racecourse

The last day of the Fairyhouse Easter Festival takes place on Monday the 1st of April!

The BoyleSports Irish Grand National has become a stalwart at the heart of the Irish sporting calendar, a raceday which should be included on your bucket list.

This is a race which encapsulates everything that is great about Irish racing and attracts crowds from all over Ireland to celebrate the epitome of Jump racing. 

Find out more here.

The Irish Golf Show at Ballyboy Airfield 

Irish Golf Show

The Irish Golf Show will take place on Friday the 5th and Saturday the 6th April.

Whether you are new to the game, a seasoned player, within the trade, or looking for a family day out, The Irish Golf Show will have something for everyone!

The event will showcase the best products and services from the leading golf suppliers with emphasis on equipment, technology and travel, whilst also offering the opportunity for all visitors to hit the clubs on our driving range and simulators.

Find out more here.

Darnley Lodge Hotel

Darnley Lodge

Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones will be raising the roof for one night only at The Darnley Lodge Hotel on Friday April 26th.

Derek and the lads are one of Ireland’s best traditional ballad bands who deliver traditional music and folk songs with great energy and skill with hits including “Óró sé do Bheatha Bhaile” and “The Spanish Lady” to name but a few.

Find out more here.

Navan Racecourse

Navan Racecourse

Enjoy not one, but two race days at Navan Racecourse this April. Ther opening flat fixture happens on the 9th of April and their Vintage Crop Stakes Day on the 27th of April. Find out more here.

Drogheda Classical Music Concerts

Drogheda Classical Music

Drogheda Classical Music Concerts finish out the 23/24 season with Vanbrugh and friends on the 19th of April in St Peters Church of Ireland in Drogheda. The Vanbrugh Quartet are joined by Marja Gaynor and Ed Creedon in a glorious programme of rich and sonorous chamber works by Boccherini, Beethoven and Dvořák. This celebrated collection of musicians has always been a hit with Drogheda audiences. Find out more here.

Headfort Arms Hotel

Headfort Arms

April brings more great live music shows to the Headfort Arms Hotel in Kells. Mike Denver performs on April 5th, Abba Esque on April 12th and the Tina Turner Tribute on April 26th. Find out more here.

Swift Cultural Centre

Swift Cultural Centre

Swift Cultural Centre in Trim is the place to be this April with the Shorelines Trio performing on the 11th of April, and Trim Drama Group presents Moll by John.B Keane from the 24th to the 27th of April. Find out more here.

Solstice Arts Centre

Solstice Arts Centre

As always, Solstice Arts Centre will host numerous events in April including a screening of Poor Things on the 3rd of April, The Kings of Country Show on the 4th, Curtis Stigers on the 5th, Navan Theatre Group presents: Rathmines Road by Deirdre Kinahan from the 9th to the 13th of April and more. Find out more here.

Knightsbrook Hotel

Knightsbrook Hotel

Get ready for a night of foot-stomping, hands clapping Irish folk and Celtic rock when the Whistling Donkeys take to the stage at Knightsbrook hotel on the 20th of April. Get your tickets now and a night of high energy, catchy tunes, and fan-favorites like "Bees Wing," "South Australia," and "Can’t Help Falling in Love.

Droichead Arts Centre


There are numerous events to enjoy this April at Droichead Arts Centre in Drogheda. Slow Sessions continue as well as Night Moves, Pat Short and Faye Short appear on the 12th of April, Jump Cuts Youth Film Festival on the 26th and more. Find out more here.

Wilkinstown Community Centre Market

Wilkinstown Market

The Wilkinstown Farmers Market opens on the 1st Saturday of the month at the new Wilkinstown Community Centre building. It will take place on Saturday the 6th of April. They have a little bit of everything from bakers, artists, textiles, crafts and Carmel from D’finest coffee on-site so pop on down and have a browse and a chat. Find out more here.

Hoor Exhibition at Toradh Gallery 2

Hoor Exhibition

Hoor- An exhibition of poetry and illustration takes place in Kells Courthouse Tourism and Cultural hub until the 31st of May. Featuring the work of Belfast poet Jim McElroy, winner of the MCC Cultural Services Francis Ledwidge Poetry Award 2020 and winner of the International Book and Pamphlet award 2021, and Kells born, Berlin based illustrator Ann Kiernan, Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year 2020 and AI40 selected winner 2021. Find out more here.

Spire of Lloyd Guided Tours

Spire of Lloyd

The Spire of Lloyd Guided Tours take place every Friday in April at 10am, 10.45am and 11.30am. Experience Ireland’s only inland lighthouse and climb to the top to get amazing views of The Meath Countryside. Tickets must be booked in advance online. Find out more here.

Rock Farm Guided Tours

Rock Farm

Take a tour of Rock Farm this April. Tours are available to book each Thursday at 11am and 2pm.

Their farmer’s market is also open every Thursday between 11am and 2pm.

Find out more here.

Ashbourne Baseball Club

Ashbourne Baseball Club
 Come to the International Baseball Centre in Ashbourne, Co. Meath to watch two exciting games on April 6! At 11, watch the Giants play national champions, Mariners Baseball. This is a heated rivalry as they’ve met in 3 of the 4 past league finals. At 14:30, watch the Titans take on the Vikings. These two teams are young and talented and the future of baseball in Ireland. Other April events at the International Baseball Centre can be found here.

Walking Tour of Athboy

Walking Tour of Athboy

Professional tour guide and actor, Fiona Dalton brings the local Goddess of Samhain alive in an original living history tour of the heritage town of Athboy with a two hour guided walk around the sights to see and stories to hear as well as learning about her own legend from Celtic Mythology. The tours take place every Tuesday at 11am, 2pm or 5pm and must be booked in advance. Find out more here.

Portuguese Wine Pairing Dinner at Brabazon

Brabazon Restaurant

Enjoy a unique gourmet experience on Thursday 11th April at Brabazon Restaurant, Tankardstown, together with Tindal Wine Merchants. Indulge in an unforgettable culinary journey, where you'll experience the vibrant and rich flavours of Portugal through our exquisite 8 course Portuguese Tasting Menu, perfectly paired with an exceptional selection of Portuguese wines from Tindal Wine Merchants, including wines from Anselmo Mendes and Dow’s Port. Find out more here.

Sheridan’s Cheese and Wine Tasting Event

Sheridans Cheese

Join Kevin Sheridan & Enrico Fantasia in their Meath Shop on the 20th of April at 7pm.

You will have the opportunity to taste several natural wines specially selected from small vineyards along with Artisan cheeses and accompaniments.

Kevin & Enrico will chat through the wines and cheeses as well as answering all your questions on the fascinating worlds of Artisan Cheeses and Fine Wines. The atmosphere will be fun and educational. Find out more here.

As April unfolds its petals, the Boyne Valley emerges as a tapestry of history, culture, and exciting days out. We can’t wait to welcome you!

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