The long evenings are closing in here in the Boyne Valley but there is still lots to do in the Birthplace of Ireland’s Ancient East. September is an ideal month to visit the region with lots of food events, music events and so much more. Be sure to spend the night on your visit and take in all the heritage sites and visitor attractions too. Here is a list of our top events happening in the Boyne Valley this September.
Solstice Arts Centre
Based in Navan, Solstice Arts Centre always hosts a number of events each week. Join them for their Hammerheads exhibition running until the 16th of September, Their Harvest Gold Exhibition and more. Find more information on our website here.
The Cottage Market Drogheda
The Cottage Market Drogheda takes place on Saturday the 2nd of September in Scotch Hall Shopping centre. Visit over 40 artisan food and craft stalls for a great day out in Drogheda! Find more information on our website here.
City North Hotel
Hold on to your hats as there is so much happening in City North Hotel this September. Events include This is Tom Jones, Elvis is back in the Building and McCartney- All the best. Find out more on our website here.
There are two race days happening at Navan Racecourse this September. Their Flat Race Day is happening on the 2nd of September and the return of the jumps happens on the 16th of September. Find more information on our website here.
Painting Courses with Emily McCormack
Join Emily in her studio in Kilcock on Saturday September 30th for an oil painting workshop for beginners. All materials are included. Find out more on our website here.
Bellewstown racecourse, on the Hill of Crockafotha in Co Meath, is beautifully situated in a rural setting with magnificent views of the Mountains of Mourne to the north and the Irish sea to the east. September race meetings are happening on the 27th and 28th of September. Find out more on our website here.
Open Day at the Office of the European Commission
Make your way to Dunsany on the 2nd of September for The European Commission Open day. The open day provides a family-friendly setting to have some fun while learning about the work of the European Commission in Ireland.
For the children, they will have a range of activities, including bouncy castle, face painting, a petting farm, treasure hunt and children's colouring competition. For visitors of all ages, there will be talks, displays and activities covering the work of the European Commission. Find out more on our website here.
Return of Rock Live at Slane Castle
Rock n Roll is back at Slane Castle this September with tribute bands taking to the stage in the courtyard on the 9th and 10th of September. Live Forever and Thin az Lizzy will be the headline acts for the weekend. Tickets are selling fast. Find out more on our website here.
The Laytown Races occupy a unique position in the Irish racing calendar, as Ireland’s only horse racing event run on a beach under the Rules of Racing. This year’s races will take place on the 12th of September. Find out more here.
Meath Film Festival
After a successful inaugural year in 2022, Meath Film Festival is back for 2023 on the 16th and 17th of September. Find out more on our website here.
The Royal Meath Show
One of the top agricultural shows in the region, the Royal Meath Show has something for everyone! This year, the show takes place on the 3rd of September in Trim. Enjoy this great family day out that includes demonstrations, food, music and more. See more on our website here.
Drogheda Autumn Walking series
The Boyne Valley Trails September Walking Festival will take place from 18th -24th of September in Drogheda and the surrounding Boyne Valley and will feature guided walks by experienced and passionate guides. From Whiskey Walks, Nordic walking, Medieval Drogheda, Fantasy walks and a guided walk of the Boyne Camino and much more, the Boyne Valley Trails September Walking Festival is the ideal way to explore the nature and history of the Boyne Valley region. Find out more on our website here.