St. Brigid's Day, celebrated on February 1st, marks the beginning of spring in Ireland and holds special significance in the Boyne Valley. As the region awakens from the winter slumber, locals and visitors alike come together to honour the traditions associated with St. Brigid, as seen with An Gobha`s handmade St Bridgets cross. We are also looking forward to our new bank holiday on the 5th of February in honour of St Brigid. There is nowhere better to spend your break than in the Boyne Valley in County Meath and South County Louth. Here are some ideas of how to spend it.
Plan a break in one of our hotels.
Why not make the most of the long weekend and check into one of our luxurious hotels in the Boyne Valley. Put your feet up, relax and enjoy delicious food, great hospitality and even a relaxing spa treatment. You will find something for everyone here.
Relax on a self- catering break.
Escape to a dog friendly country cottage, experience a self-catering farm stay and get up close with the animals, or just go off grid for the night along the Boyne. There is so much choice when it comes to self-catering accommodation in the Boyne Valley. You will find all your options on our website here.
Get to know the locals at our B&B’s and Guesthouses
Stay in beautiful accommodation and get to know the locals in one of our great B&B’s and guesthouses. Wake up to a gorgeous breakfast and soak in all the recommendations from your host. Find a list of the Boyne Valley B&B’s on our website here.
Visit our heritage sites.
Now that the accommodation is sorted, make the most of your stay and discover the amazing heritage around every corner of the region. Visit the beautiful Bective Abbey, Trim castle, Oldbridge House, Loughcrew Cairns and so much more. Many of our heritage sites are free to visit and are waiting to be discovered.
Discover our tracks and trails.
Be sure to bring the walking shoes on your St Brigid’s day trip to the Boyne Valley. Discover our 3 greenways! The Royal Canal Greenway, The Boyne Valley Greenway and the newly opened Boyne Valley to Lakelands Greenway. Explore the Trim Porchfields River walk, or amaze at the murals on the Drogheda Urban Art trail. You will find a list of 30 walks and trails on our website here.
Enjoy a gastronomic experience.
If enjoying local food is your idea of heaven, then you have come to the right place. Many of our local restaurants, café’s and hotels are members of Boyne Valley Flavours- a food network that promotes our local food and drink producers. You can be assured of amazing menus, and great hospitality in the Boyne Valley. Find a list of local restaurants and café’s here.
Celebrate St Brigid in style this Bank Holiday weekend and enjoy a break away to the Boyne Valley. We can’t wait to welcome you.
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