October Events in the Boyne Valley

October 2023 Events in the Boyne Valley

Date: 28/09/2023

One of our favourite months of the year here in the Boyne Valley is October! The leaves are reaching gorgeous peak colour change, there are lots of festivals to celebrate Halloween and it is the perfect time to get out and about to explore our beautiful region before the cold of the winter sets in. Plan you trip to County Meath and South County Louth and enjoy all of the following events during your stay.

The Cottage Market Drogheda
The Cottage Market Drogheda
The Cottage Market Drogheda takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Enjoy Artisan breads, cakes, cheese, chutneys, Indian street food, olive oil, honey, kombucha, savoury treats, organic veg, plants and a zero-waste market stall. Find out more on our website here.

Fairyhouse Races
This October, you can enjoy the Mid-Week Jumps at Fairyhouse on the 2nd of October and the return of the jumps on the 7th of October. This is a hugely popular day as the National Hunt season kicks in to action in style at the home of the Irish Grand National. Find out more here

Solstice Arts Centre
Solstice Arts Centre
Visit The Solstice Arts Centre in Navan this October. The centre has a great line up of exhibitions, theatre, music and more. Events include The History of Light, group gallery tours, The Fureys, Pilgrim Street and more. Find out more on our website here.

Droichead Arts Centre
There is so much to enjoy at Droichead Arts Centre this October including the Leanbh Arts Festival, Drogheda Classical Music concerts, Film Club and more. Find more information on our website here

The Headfort Arms Hotel
The Headfort Arms Hotel
This October at the Headfort Arms Hotel you can look forward to a Holistic Fair on Sunday the 8th, Dance the night away fundraiser on Friday the 13th, and the Tumbling Paddies on October 20th. Find more information on our website here.

Historic Walking tour of Kells
Kells Courthouse and High Cross

The new historic walking tours of Kells are taking place on October 6th, 13th and 27th at 11am from Trim Tourism and Cultural centre. Spending an hour or more exploring the landmarks of this unique town is a wonderfully inspiring way to reach back over the centuries. Find out more, and book your tickets on our website here.

City North Hotel
City North Hotel
Abbaesque performs at City North Hotel on the 27th October 2023. The hotel are offering great overnight packages so you don’t have to worry about the taxi home. Find out more on our website here

Navan Racecourse
Enjoy quality flat racing with some of Irelands’ best horses, jockeys and trainers while the social racegoer can enjoy great hospitality at Navan Racecourse. The flat racing fixtures take place on the 4th and 18th of October. Find out more here.

Emily McCormack Artist
Emily McCormack ArtistEmily McCormack – Artist oil painting school and studio is located just outside Dunboyne, Co. Meath. There, she offers a wide range of workshops and dates to choose from.
Workshops are mixed levels, limited to 5 students and she caters especially for the complete beginner. Enrolment is now open for her Autumn / Winter programme as follows:

Beginners Introduction to Oil Painting (10 - 1pm) (€165 inc. Materials)
o     Saturday 21st October 2023 – 1 space left
o     Saturday 25th November 2023 
o     Saturday 26th December 2023

Oil Painting Classes (€75 excl. Materials)
o    Thurs. 19 Oct 23 - (10-1pm) or (2-5pm) 
o    Fri.       20 Oct 23 - (10-1pm) or (2-5pm)
o    23 or 24 Nov – (10-1pm) or (2-5pm)
o    14 or 15 Dec – (10-1pm) or (2-5pm)

1-2-1 Oil Painting Consultation (€150 excl. Materials)
o    26 Oct –(2pm–3.30pm) or (4.45–5.15pm)
o    30 Nov –(2pm–3.30pm) or (4.45–5.15pm)

Pastel Drawing Workshop (€75 inc. Materials)
o    27 Oct – (10 – 1pm) or (2pm – 5pm) 
o    01 Dec – (10 – 1pm) or 2pm – 5pm 

Full details and to Book now at https://www.emilymccormack-artist.ie/painting-workshops/ 

Find out more here. 

Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival

Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival
The Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival is one of the highlights of the year here in the Boyne Valley. Fun by day takes place at Emerlad Park, Beewise Nature Trail, Navan adventure Centre, Funtasia Waterpark to name a few. Frights by night take place at Farmapobia, The Forest of Doom and other scary destinations! Find out more about the festival here

Ardboyne Hotel
Ardboyne Hotel
Abba Esque are coming to Ardboyne Hotel, Saturday October 21st 2023. ABBAesque are undoubtedly Ireland’s number one tribute show ever! Their success over the past 21 years has been phenomenal making them without question Ireland’s most successful tribute show performing more than 150 sell out concerts each year. Tickets can be purchased from reception at Ardboyne Hotel, call our team on 046 902 3119 or info@ardboynehotel.com.

Púca Festival
Celebrating Ireland as the birthplace of Halloween, Púca is an authentic, immersive, and otherworldly festival. Púca will take place in festival hubs Trim and Athboy in County Meath, from Friday 27th to Tuesday 31st October 2023. Festival events include The Waterboys, Bressie, Jason Byrne, Macy Gray and more. Find more details on our website here

Lú Festival of Light
Lú Festival of LightFollowing on from its amazing success last year, The Lú Festival of Light will be back to the streets of Drogheda from the 27th – 31st of October and 2nd – 4th of November. Featuring characters from our mythical past, the festival will light up every corner of the town! Find out more on our website here.

Meath Beo at Slane Castle 
Join Meath Beo for a traditional Irish Music Session at Slane Castle on the 8th of October. The event takes place in the Castle Ballroom which is renowned for perfect acoustics. Find out more here

Eureka House
Make your way to Eureka House in Kells on the 15th of October for their Farmers Market. Pick up some local veg, fruit, flowers and more. Find more details on our website here.

Another great month of events to look forward to here in the Boyne Valley. Don’t forget to check out our accommodation providers for the best deals and offers, and always book direct. We can’t wait to welcome you.

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