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Drogheda Historic Trail

Over 800 years, Drogheda has been the stage for many of the events that have shaped Ireland’s destiny.

At one time, it could have been regarded as Ireland’s capital city; centuries later, it was port of departure for thousands of desperate famine victims. And in 1649, it became synonymous with one of the blackest chapters in Ireland’s history when Oliver Cromwell unleashed a degree of ruthlessness that still stirs emotions.

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Boyne Valley Trails

Boyne Valley Trails are a Drogheda based voluntary group which aims to share the beauty, heritage and culture of Ireland's ancient Boyne Valley, through a series of bespoke walks, trails and adventures.

Boyne Valley Trails will be hosting a fabulous selection of walks each month in Drogheda and the Boyne Valley.

There are a very limited number of tickets for these great walking experiences. All walks will be conducted in full accordance with current Covid-19 restrictions in place for counties Louth and Meath.

Check out the website for details of what's planned!

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087 2549107
dustyflanagan@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/boynevalleytrails
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Navan Sculpture Trail

Navan - Sculpture Trail – featuring 15 public art features by artists of international reputation.

The trail can be taken in two stages – as a small walk encompassing the town centre, or for the more adventurous, heading out of town to view works located on the approaches to Navan. This can done in conjunction with the Navan Points of Pride walk, a map for which can be downloaded here

Works include:

046-9097000
artsoffice@meathcoco.ie
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Clonard Heritage Trail

A place made famous by the monastic school of St Finian in the 6th century, a seat of learning and place from where many well known saints travelled to Britain and Europe.

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Boyne Valley to Lakelands Greenway

A 30km walkers' and cyclists' paradise along the route of the old railway line from Navan in Co. Meath to Kingscourt in Co. Cavan.

Approximately 30km in length it begins in Navan and passes through the villages of Wilkinstown, Castletown, Nobber and Kilmainhamwood before ending in Kingscourt.

The project is currently in development and includes a recently-completed looped section at Nobber and another at Castletown Kilpatrick.

More details to follow.

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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.

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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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Boyne Greenway

Running from Dominic's Park on the south bank of the River Boyne near the Bridge of Peace in Drogheda, the Boyne Greenway  takes you along the river close to the Mary McAleese Cable Bridge and then along the Boyne Canal to the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre at Oldbridge. This is approximately 4.5km long and presents some lovely views as you walk along the waterside. 

 

+353 41 9872843
droghedatouristoffice@gmail.com

Drogheda to Oldbridge House

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Boyne Ramparts Walk

Welcome to the Boyne Ramparts Heritage Walk. The Boyne Valley rich culture, heritage, myths and legends are to be experienced along the Boyne Navigation running from the Gateway to the Boyne Valley at Navan as far as Drogheda. The Boyne Navigation flows peacefully alongside 5,000 years of Meath Heritage, passing by the passage graves of Newgrange, Knowth & Dowth, the Battle of the Boyne site at Oldbridge and the Estate Village of Slane.

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Boyne Valley Camino

The Boyne Valley Camino is a self-guided, 25km looped walk from Drogheda, which forms part of the Celtic Camino series.   It was created by the Boyne Valley Walking and Drogheda Walks teams.

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droghedatouristoffice@gmail.com
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Dalgan Park

Dalgan Park is currently (Nov 2021) closed as part of Covid-19 precautions. Please see columbans.ie and Facebook for updates.

 

Start Point of Walk: Dalgan House

Description of route: Through forest/riverside

Length and duration of walk: 7km/1.5 to 2hrs walks

Description of the routes terrain: Woodland, nature

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