June Events in the Boyne Valley 2024

June Events in the Boyne Valley

Date: 22/05/2024

As summer ushers in longer days and warmer weather, June becomes a particularly vibrant month for the Boyne Valley in Meath and South County Louth.

From walking events to music festivals, the Boyne Valley offers a variety of events that cater to both locals and tourists alike.

Here’s a look at some of the highlights.

Wilkinstown Market

Wilkinstown Market

Pair a walk or a cycle on the Boyne Valley to Lakelands Greenway with a visit to the Wilkinstown Community Market on the first Saturday of every month. The market happens on the 1st of June from 12-3pm. Find out more here.

The Cottage Market Drogheda


Another great market not to miss is the monthly Cottage Market in Drogheda. Happening on the first Saturday of every month, the market takes place on the Ground Floor Scotch Hall Shopping Centre from 10am to 5pm on the 1st of June. Find out more here.

Summer Series at Fairyhouse Racecourse

Fairyhouse Racecourse

With top class flat racing, package and tickets to suit all package sizes and pockets, Fairyhouse is the place to be to kick start your weekend - Thursday is the new Friday in June! Their Grill & Chill package is back for each of their Summer Series Flat fixtures - the perfect way to enjoy a day at the races with work colleagues, friends and family. Friday 7th June - Friday Fairy'Nights - DJ Lance West. First Race: 5.10pm. Friday 14th June- Friday Fairy'Nights  - DJ Lance West 
First Race: 5.05pm. Find out more here.

Blue Jean Country Queen Festival

Every June Bank Holiday weekend he town of Athboy, Co. Meath plays host to a feast of live music, family friendly entertainment and, of course, the crowning of the Blue Jean Country Queen. This is a weekend not to be missed with lots of music, dancing and family friendly events. Find out more here.

Headfort Arms Hotel

Headfort Arms

Cash Returns is happening on Saturday 8th of June in the Headfort Arms Hotel. Cash Returns is an award winning 9 piece Johnny Cash & June Carter show who bring the authentic sound of American Country Music’s most iconic couple back to the live stage. Stomp your feet and sing along to, ‘A Boy Named Sue’, ‘Jackson’, Orange Blossom Special’, ‘Hurt’, and & Ring of Fire’ among many more when you come to hear the very best tribute around to Johnny & June. - Don’t miss it! Find out more here.

Navan Racecourse

Flat racing takes place at Navan Racecourse on June 8th with tickets available to purchase online now. Find out more here.

Newgrange Hotel

Bingo Loco

The Newgrange Hotel plays host to Bingo Loco this June 22nd. Enjoy this 3-hour-long interactive stage show complete with dance-offs, rave rounds, lip sync battles, throwback anthems, confetti showers, and prizes ranging from international holidays to cars, air fryers, lawnmowers, and so much more.

Swift Cultural Centre

Pilgrim street take to the stage at Swift Cultural Centre on Saturday June 15th. Strongly influenced by Bluegrass, Old Time Country, and Folk music, fused with traditional folk songs from this side of the Atlantic, Pilgrim St bring a warm and lively atmosphere to their music and has garnered a glowing word-of-mouth endorsement from venues around the country with their powerhouse live performances. Find out more here.

Ashbourne Baseball Club

Ashbourne Baseball Club

Enjoy a day out at Asbourne Baseball Club this June and bring the family along. From June 4th – 11th, Falcons Baseball vs Irish Baseball Academy and from June 11th – 18th, Foreign Devils Baseball vs Irish Baseball Academy. Find out more here.

Oldbridge Summer Fair

The Oldbridge Summer Fair takes place on June 8th and 9th in the stunning setting of Oldbridge House Walled Garden. Enjoy music, food, crafts and so much more- entry is free. Find out more here.

Droichead Arts Centre

Droichead Arts Centre

As always, there is a great line up of events at Droichead Arts Centre. Tom Moran is a Big Fat Filthy Disgusting Liar on the 7th and 8th of June, Genevieve Noone School of Drama Summer Showcase on the 9th of June, events for Cruinniú na nÓg throughout the month and so much more. Find out more here.

Trim Hay Making Festival

Sunday the 16th of June marks the Annual Haymaking Festival in Trim, Co Meath. As ever it promises to be a fantastic family day out and takes place at the Porchfield. There will be plenty of activities for all interests and ages, everything from music, crafts, demonstrations and displays for all the family to see on the day. Find out more here.

Irish Legends at Seapoint Golf Links


Seapoint Golf Links will once again welcome the game’s greatest players as the third largest event on the Legends Tour returns to Termonfeckin, from 19th – 22nd June 2024. The Legends Tour is the official tour for players over 50. Part of the PGA European Tour alongside the DP World Tour and European Challenge Tour, it offers the chance for amateurs and celebrities to play alongside the professionals in a live tournament. Find out more here.

Boyne Mid-Summer Festival

Drogheda’s festival calendar is filling up with the addition of the new Boyne Midsummer Festival taking place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd June. This festival will have something for everyone to enjoy across its day-to-night programme!

Afternoons will be filled with family friendly entertainment, including fairground rides, a petting zoo, and more. The Friday evening will see ‘The Stowaway Sessions’ take place on a dedicated stage at Drogheda Port to kick off the festival. Each night the ‘Night Moves Midsummer Trad Trail’ programme will see live musicians play in pubs and venues all over the town. The full festival programme will be announced soon! Find out more here.


A Mid Summer Walk for the Homeless

Midsummer Walk - Decoy

Join Decoy Country Cottages on their annual walk from The Hill of Tara to Slane in aid of Dublin Simon Community. Enjoy a walk in the beautiful Boyne Valley Countryside passing alongside the River Boyne also. Find out more here.

Hinterland Festival

The 2024 Hinterland Festival takes place in Kells, Co. Meath from the 27th to the 30th of June. Hinterland is an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival based in the spiritual home of the Book of Kells. The 2024 festival promises an illuminating journey of debate, discussion, reflection, and imagination – on the world as it is, and how it might be.

International Harp Festival

Harp Festival

This year's festival takes place at An Grianán, Termonfeckin, Co. Louth from Sunday 30th June to Friday 5th July.

An Chúirt Chruitireachta — The International Festival for Irish Harp, ranks among the top international festivals for Irish harp, and warmly welcome harpers of every standard from all over the world.  Top quality workshops, classes, concerts and sessions are guaranteed. You will have an opportunity to engage with other harpers, gain a better understanding of Irish music, song and dance as well as learning more about the harp and its music. Find out more here.

June in the Boyne Valley is a time of celebration, culture, and connection. There is something for everyone to enjoy. The Boyne Valley’s rich heritage and welcoming community make it a perfect destination for those looking to immerse themselves in Ireland’s storied past and dynamic present. We can’t wait to welcome you!

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