As the vibrant autumn leaves make their final descent and the crisp chill of winter begins to creep in, November in the Boyne Valley is far from a time of hibernation. Our enchanting region in Ireland, steeped in history and natural beauty, comes alive with a variety of events and activities that cater to both locals and visitors alike. From historical sites to seasonal festivals, November in the Boyne Valley offers a diverse range of experiences that are sure to captivate the hearts of all who venture here. Here are the top events that you don’t want to miss out on in November.
The Cottage Market Drogheda
This monthly market is a must visit in the Scotch Hall Shopping Centre in Drogheda. Happening on Saturday 4th November from 10am to 5pm with over 40 local traders. Their sensory hour will be 10-11am. Find out more here.
Samhain Food Festival
One of our favourite festivals of the year! The Samhain festival of food and culture takes place in the heritage town of Kells from the 2nd to the 5th of November. Expect food demo’s, tastings, farm tours and so much more. Tickets are now available for all events. Find out more here.
Lú Festival of Light
Catch the last weekend of the Lú festival of Light in Drogheda from the 2nd to the 4th of November. Make your way to Drogheda after dark and admire some of the towns most famous buildings to life in an amazing display of urban animation. Find out more here.
Enjoy Race meetings at Fairy House Racecourse on Tuesday the 7th and Tuesday the 14th of November for national hunt racing. Find out more here.
Solstice Arts Centre
As usual, there are plenty of events happening in the Solstice Arts Centre this November. Music acts like Phil Coulter and Declan O’Rourke as well as theatre, exhibitions and cinema. Find out more here.
Droichead Arts Centre
A great line up awaits in Droichead Arts Centre this November. Port on Tour, Drogheda Classical Music, Film Club and Drogheda Traditional Music weekend. Find out more here.
Headfort Arms Hotel
Many of the amazing events for the Samhain Food Festival will be held in the Headfort Arms Hotel from the 2nd to the 5th of November. You can also enjoy a night with The Whistling Donkeys on the 17th of November and the Christmas Craft and Gift Fair on the 19th of November. Find out more here.
Historic Walking Tours of Kells
Enjoy a walking tour of Kells this Friday the 3rd of November from Kells Courthouse and Cultural Tourism Hub. You guide will bring you on a tour of the history of this great town, including a visit to St Colmcille’s house. Find out more here.
Navan Racing Festival
All roads will lead to Navan on the 18th and 19th of November for Navan Racing Festival! Join them for unmissable jumps action, live entertainment, fashion along with delicious food and drink. Find out more here.
The Dublin City Ramblers are coming to The Ardboyne Hotel on Saturday November 17th. Their impressive career has spanned more than 50 years, with over 40 albums, top ten hits, several awards for best Ballad/Folk Group and, to top it all off, 8 Gold Albums. It is certainly no wonder that they are classed as Ireland’s Number One Group! Tickets can be purchased from reception at Ardboyne Hotel. Find out more here.
A History of Drogheda
Highlanes Gallery presents “A history of Drogheda”, a five-week lecture series presented by Community Historian, Brendan Matthews. The lectures will vary in topic covering pre-history, the early Christian period, the foundation of Drogheda from the 12th to the 16th century right up to contemporary Drogheda in the 21st century. Find out more here.
Dan McCabe is coming to Newgrange Hotel, Friday November 3rd. Dan McCabe is an Irish Folk Musician from Kildare who emerged from the pandemic to become one of the biggest attractions in the country. Tickets are available now. Find out more here.
There really is something for everyone this November in the Boyne Valley. Treat yourself and stay a night or three in one of our beautiful accommodation members. You will find a full list here. Take in some of our beautiful walks and heritage sites too! We can’t wait to welcome you!
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