Athboy

Athboy Heritage Trail

The town of Athboy began sometime during the sixth century A.D. as a settlement at the river crossing known as the Yellow Ford. Long before this however, the inhabitants of Athboy were Druids, who had settlements at the nearby Hill of Ward. The Hill of Ward, also known as Tlachtga, is the site where the feast of Samhain was celebrated. Samhain is credited with being the forerunner of Halloween.

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+353 (0) 46 9092300
touristinfo@solsticeartscentre.ie

Solstice Arts Centre and Tourism Information Point,
Railway St.,
Navan,
Co. Meath

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Tlachtga Abhaile

Tlachtga is the sacred hill outside Athboy where Halloween began as the Celtic festival of Samhain and also named after the ancient Goddess associated with it.

Actress, professional singer and qualified tour guide Fiona Dalton brings this local legend alive in an original living history performance of story and song that will both enthral and entertain you.

085 7179005 or 046 9487001
info@thelawrence.ie

The Lawrence
Main St,
Athboy

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Coburn's Gastrobar, Athboy

A warm welcome is always to be found at Coburn's Gastro Bar.

The faithfully restored bar, the oldest in Athboy, offers craft and commercial beers, wine by the glass or bottle, and a full gastropub menu.

At Coburn’s Gastro Bar, The Parlour is decorated in a warm palette with a roaring fire. Its the perfect place to chat, sing, celebrate and even get married in!!

The bar often hosts live music, from trad sessions to more modern groups as well as lively discussions and history lectures.

 

Coburns Bar, Emporium
Coburns Gastrobar, The Parlour
Coburns Bar, Appetiser
00353 (46) 948 7001
info@thelawrence.ie

Main Street, Athboy, Co. Meath

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Athboy Heritage Trail

The town of Athboy began sometime during the sixth century A.D. as a settlement at the river crossing known as the Yellow Ford. Long before this however, the inhabitants of Athboy were Druids, who had settlements at the nearby Hill of Ward. The Hill of Ward, also known as Tlachtga, is the site where the feast of Samhain was celebrated. Samhain is credited with being the forerunner of Halloween.

1-202-555-1212
info@athboy.net

Athboy Hub Main St, Town Parks, Athboy, Co. Meath

https://www.facebook.com/AthboyHUB/

Tlachtga (Hill of Ward), Athboy

Tlachtgla, now known as the Hill of Ward, is an important ritual prehistoric site near the town of Athboy in Co. Meath. It comprises a quadrivallate enclosure and recent archaeological excavations at Tlachtga suggest this ancient hill was used for feasting and ceremonial gatherings. It continued in importance into the historical period, marking the border between two kingdoms. Tigernán Ua Ruairc, Gaelic king of Bréifne, was killed on this hill in 1172 during negotiations with the Cambro-Norman lord Hugh de Lacy.

The Hill of Ward is on private farmland: please respect all notices.