Savouring the Flavours of the Boyne Valley: 2024 Foodie Events in the Boyne Valley

Savouring the Flavours of the Boyne Valley: 2024 Foodie Events in the Boyne Valley

Date: 03/04/2024

The Boyne Valley, in County Meath and South County Louth, is not only renowned for its ancient history and breathtaking landscapes but also for its vibrant culinary scene.

Throughout the year, food enthusiasts from near and far flock to the valley to indulge in a plethora of foodie events that showcase the region's rich gastronomic heritage and innovative cuisine.

From farmers' markets brimming with locally sourced produce to gourmet festivals celebrating artisanal delights, there's something to tantalize every palate in the Boyne Valley. Boyne Valley Flavours host their Food Series throughout the year. Here are the top events to look forward to in 2024.

Lismullin Cookery School Artisan Baking Workshop

Lismullin School

This full day workshop on Saturday the 27th of April will start at 10am and last approximately 6 hours with refreshments and a seasonal plant-based lunch with some freshly baked bread.

There's something truly magical about the process of making your own bread, and the team at Lismullin will guide you every step of the way.

From kneading to baking, you'll gain the skills and confidence to create bakery-quality bread in the comfort of your home.

Find out more about Lismullin Cookery School here.

Apple Blossom Walk at Boyne Grove Fruit Farm


Join the team at Boyne Grove Fruit farm again this April/May and you will be able to walk through the orchard that will be in full blossom, listen to informative talks, find out the importance of bees and sample different products and more.

Local produce will be available to sample and buy.

Dates for this years walk will be announced soon.

The Central Seafood Festival

The Central

Running over the 3 nights, from Friday 3rd May to Sunday, 5th May, 2024.

This Seafood Festival will offer a wide variety of seafood and shellfish dishes over the festival period. Enjoy recommended wine pairings, alongside your favourite dishes! A new venue for 2024, but the same Crayzzzy Sole Food!

Find out more about the Central Navan here.

Summer Soirée- An evening with Kells Gin

kells Gin

Join the Vanilla Pod and Kells Gin for an unforgettable evening on Friday, May 3rd at 7.30pm for their 'Summer Soirée'.

Experience delicious Kells Gin infused dishes, sip on welcome aperitifs, and explore a variety of gin-based drinks, from classic G&T’s to fruity Pink G&T’s.

Enjoy an exclusive Kells Gin tasting.

Find out more about the Vanilla Pod here.

Dunderry Fair

dunderry fair

Enjoy a great day out at the Dunderry fair on the 12th of May.

Each year at Dunderry Fair the street trades and skills of times gone by are demonstrated by those for whom it was once a daily chore.

Basket making, butter making, and hand spinning are on display.

Find out more here.

Boyne Valley Tasting Dinner at the Conyngham Arms Hotel


Conyngham Arms Hotel invites you to discover the flavours of our beautiful Boyne Valley on Friday 17th May.

Commencing at 6:30pm, with a locally brewed drink on arrival.

Head Chef Jordan Smith will set us thinking of all the wonderful foodstuffs that grow, is reared, or produced all on our very own doorstep, in the bountiful Boyne Valley and surrounds.

Sit back and savour the flavours of our beautiful countryside through his very own series of ‘Boyne Valley Tasting Plates’ based on produce from our Doorstep.

Find out more about the Conyngham Arms Hotel on our website here.

Taste of the Estate at Tankardstown House

Tankardstown House

Brabazon Restaurant at Tankardstown House will host a 'Taste of the Estate - Food & Wine Pairing’, on Friday 7th June.

Commencing at 7pm, guests will enjoy a welcome glass of locally produced Cockagee Cider, from The Cider Mill Slane, followed by a unique 10 course Tasting Menu created by Head Chef Johnny Sarkozi and his team.

The menu will be based primarily on produce from the Walled Kitchen Garden and Poly Tunnels on the Tankardstown Estate and will be accompanied by carefully selected paired wines.

Find out more about Brabazon on our website here.

The Story of Honey at Beewise


Join Paddy and the team at Beewise on the 28th of July for The Story of Honey.

Know what it is to live like a bee within nature’s elaborate eco-system and cycle of life. Hear intriguing insights like how bees do an in-hive waggle dance to inform fellow bees about where to find the best nectar.

View the honeybees through a large working observation hive. See up close the inside of a honeybee hive from empty frame to one full with honey.

Feel the difference in weight. Then watch the liquid honey flow from a frame fresh from the hive in a glass extractor.

End with a tasting of diverse honeys such as spring, summer, and ivy honey.

Their honey, beeswax products and homemade jams are available to purchase on the day. There will be two sessions - 10am and 2pm.

Find out more about Beewise on our website here.

Sheridan’s Irish Food Festival

Sheridans Cheese

One of the highlights of a foodies calendar each year is the Sheridan’s Irish Food Festival.

Keep an eye on their social media channels for a date for this years event.

Featuring artisan food from all over Ireland, this is one date you don’t want to miss. Find out more about Sheridan’s Cheesemongers here.

Guided Farm Tours at Rock Farm

Rock Farm

Every Thursday, Farm Tours and Shop with market stalls will take place in Rock Farm.

Tours will be at 11am and 2pm and bookable online and the shop/market will be open between 11am and 2pm. 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.


With its rich gastronomic heritage, diverse culinary offerings, and vibrant foodie events, the Boyne Valley has firmly established itself as a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts. Whether you're indulging in the fresh flavours of a farmers' market, sampling gourmet delights at a food festival, or embarking on a culinary trail of discovery, one thing is certain: in the Boyne Valley, every bite is a celebration of the region's rich culinary heritage and the passion of its producers. Find out more about Boyne Valley Flavours here.

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