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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:


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.


Boyne Valley to Lakelands Greenway

The Boyne Valley to Lakelands Greenway is a 30km walkers' and cyclists' paradise along the route of the old railway line from Navan in Co. Meath to Kingscourt in Co. Cavan.

The Boyne Valley to Lakelands Greenway begins in Navan and passes through or close to the villages of Kilberry, Wilkinstown, Castletown Kilpatrick, Nobber and Kilmainhamwood before ending in Kingscourt.

Greenway Sections

This 30km Greenway includes the following sections outlined on the map:


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


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. 


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Drogheda to Oldbridge House


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.


Navan Trailhead

Ramparts Canal & River Boyne Walk Car Park,

R153 Road,



Co. Meath


Broadboyne Bridge trailhead

Broadboyne Bridge Car Park


Co. Meath


Dalgan Park

Dalgan Park is open daily from 10:00 to 16:00.

No dogs permitted. Please follow on-site signage.

Please see columbans.ie and Facebook for up-to-date information on Dalgan Park.


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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Dalgan Park
Dublin Road,

Co Meath

C15 AY2Y


Drogheda Walks

Drogheda is most notable for its medieval period and to this day the walled town remains one of Ireland's most stunning medieval townscapes. 

A team of Drogheda locals came together to map four walks which highlight the natural beauty, built heritage and historical wealth of our town.   The walks range in length from the 1.5km ‘Five Bridges’ walk, to the 6.5km ‘Steps’ walk.  The 4km historical ‘Walls’ walk and pretty ‘Spires and Towers’ walks traverse both sides of the river and reveal great views.  

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Tourist Information Office,
The Tholsel,
West Street,
Co. Louth


Balrath Wood - Forest Walk

Forest Walk - Balrath Wood

Balrath can be enjoyed throughout the year. However, the ideal time to visit Balrath is in late summer/early autumn when there are plenty of leaves and some fruits/nuts on the trees, some wildflowers still in bloom and also some insect life to be seen. Spring and summer are also good times, especially to see woodland wildflowers in their natural habitat.