May Events in the Boyne Valley

May Events in the Boyne Valley 2024

Date: 24/04/2024

May Events in the Boyne Valley

As spring transforms our landscape into a vibrant tapestry of green, there's a particular allure that draws attention to the Boyne Valley in the month of May.

This historic region, nestled in County Meath and South County Louth, comes alive with plenty of events that celebrate its heritage, culture, and natural beauty.

From music to markets and everything in between, all these events in the Boyne Valley offer a captivating blend of tradition and community spirit.

Here is a full list of May Events in the Boyne Valley to help you plan your trip!

Kells Gin Summer Soiree

Kells Gin

Summer is just around the corner, and what better way to kick off the season of sun and fun than with an evening of indulgence at the Kells Gin 'Summer Soiree'? Mark your calendars for Friday, May 3rd, at 7:30 PM, and get ready for an unforgettable evening at The Vanilla Pod Restaurant. Find out more here.

Magic Men at the Newgrange Hotel

Newgrange Hotel

With dance moves and performances like those of Channing Tatum, Magic Mike Live! is the perfect night out. Get ready for a night of sizzling entertainment and jaw-dropping performances! Don't miss your chance to witness the magic firsthand and experience the thrill of a lifetime. Get your tickets now and be part of this unforgettable night! Find out more here.

Fairyhouse Racecourse

Fairyhouse Racecourse

Get ready for an evening of Flat Racing at Fairyhouse Racecourse on the 30th of May. This is always a great evening out with plenty of hospitality! Buy your tickets online. Find out more here.

Navan Racecourse

Navan Racecourse

Enjoy a day out at the Races on the 18th of May at Navan Racecourse. This is a flat fixture and children under 12 go free! Find out more here.

Glory Days at the Ardboyne Hotel

Ardboyne Hotel

Glory Days, the acclaimed Springsteen tribute band, is bringing a night of nostalgia and timeless rock to the Ardboyne Hotel on the 9th of May. Join them for an electrifying performance that will take you back to the heyday of The Boss.

Relive the most iconic Springsteen hits as Glory Days performs classics like Born To Run, Hungry Heart, The River, I’m On Fire, My Hometown, and The Rising. It's an event designed to capture the essence of Springsteen's most memorable concerts. Tickets available at Ardboyne reception or by contacting the Ardboyne Hotel team on 046 902 3119 or emailing Find out more here.

Swift Cultural Centre

Swift Cultural Centre

Join renowned Irish artist Eimear Crehan as part of her mesmerizing ‘Grá Mór’ tour on Saturday the 18th of May. Her extraordinary ability to captivate audiences turns theatres into vibrant hubs of emotion and connection. Eimear’s voice, weaving a tapestry of deep feelings, enchants and moves her audience, transcending ordinary performances. Find out more here.

Solstice Arts Centre

Solstice Art Centre

As usual, there are a host of events happening at Solstice Arts Centre this May. The Irish National Opera presents Vivaldi’s L’ Olimpiade on the 2nd of May, Eurovision Memories on the 3rd of May, Oppenheimer on the 8th of May, Anne Gidea on the 10th of May and so much more. Find out more here.

Droichead Arts Centre


Night moves continues into May at Droichead Arts Centre as well as Drogheda Musical Society on the 18th of May, music acts, movies and more. Find out more here.

Wilkinstown Community Centre Market

Wilkinstown Market

Wilkinstown Community Market is back on the 4th of May. 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 exhibition of poetry and illustration will be a Toradh Gallery 2 at Kells Courthouse and Cultural Tourism 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 Tours

Spire of Lloyd Tours

The Spire of Lloyd Tours in Kells will be running every Friday throughout the month of May. Book online for a tour at 10am, 10.45am or 11.30am. Find out more here.

Rock Farm Guided Tours

Rock Farm

Rock Farm Guided tours are available every Thursday in May at 11am by appointment. The Tours give a fascinating insight into this pioneering 90-acre organic farm and ecotourism destination on the historic Slane Castle Estate. Find out more here.

Ashbourne Baseball Club

Ashbourne Baseball Club

Make your way to Ashbourne Baseball Club from the 3rd to the 5th of May to see The American School of London vs The Irish Baseball Academy. This is always a great day out at the club with plenty of hospitality to enjoy your day. Find out more here.

Slane Castle Tours

Slane Castle

Experience a guided historical tour throughout Slane Castle this May.  The tour will give you an opportunity to learn about the Conyngham Family, the history of the building and all about the concerts that have been held at the venue over the years. Tours are available every Sunday in May and on Saturday the 18th. Find out more here.

Oldbridge House


The wonderful Ardee Brass Band will once again perform a selection of classic and contemporary music in the Pagoda Marquee at Oldbridge House on the May Bank Holiday, Monday, May 6th. Find out more here.

Darkness into Light

Darkness into Light

Set your alarm clocks for this years Darkness into Light for Pieta House. This year, walks are being held in Duleek, Enfield, Fairyhouse Racecourse, Laytown/ Bettystown, Moynalty, Navan, Trim and Drogheda. Find out more here.

Dunderry Fair

dunderry fair

Dunderry Fair takes place this year on Sunday May 12th. Gerry Gutherie will headline the music events and spectators can also enjoy lots of basket making, butter making and hand spinning on display. They will also have farm animals on show. Find out more here.

Rás Tailteann

Rás Tailteann

The fifth and final stage of the 2024 Rás Tailteann will be finishing in Bective, County Meath this year where the race will take in three laps of a 14.1KM spectator-friendly finishing circuit. This will be a great day out for young and old where you can cheer on the cyclists as they cross the finish line. Find out more here.

Dogitude Festival


The third year of Dogitude at the scenic Causey Farm in the heart of the Boyne Valley takes place on the 25th and 26th of May. This vibrant festival offers thrilling displays by top canine athletes, expert advice, engaging workshops, and plenty of have-a-go activities to try with your dog. Find out more here.

Rockathon at Fairyhouse


Rockathon is back at Fairyhouse Racecourse on the 25th of May. Experience the thrill of Ireland's largest outdoor rock festival as it returns in 2024, marking a momentous occasion - the official 10 Year Anniversary of Rockathon music festival since its inception in 2014. Find out more here.

Summer Series at Fairyhouse

Grill and Chill

The first of Fairyhouse Racecourse Grill and Chill evenings take place on the 30th of May this year. With top class flat racing, package and tickets to suit all package sizes and pockets, Friday's at Fairyhouse are the place to be to kick start your weekend. Find out more here.

Blue Jean Country Queen Festival

Blue Jean Festival

Get ready for the Blue Jean Country Queen Festival in Athboy this year. Starting on the 31st of May. 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. Find out more here.

For those planning a visit to the Boyne Valley in May, it's advisable to plan ahead and book accommodations early, as these events draw visitors from near and far. Consider staying in charming guesthouses or boutique hotels dotted around the valley, where you can enjoy warm Irish hospitality and easy access to the festival venues. We can’t wait to welcome you.

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