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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.  

+353 41 9872843
droghedatouristoffice@gmail.com

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

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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.

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Hill Walking at Loughcrew

Start Point of Walk: Loughcrew Cairns

Guided tours in Summer months

Description of route:  Hillwalk

Length and duration of walk: 3-4km

Difficulty Level: Medium challenge

Features: The Loughcrew Complex are smaller in scale than the monuments of Newgrange, Knowth & Dowth however are 5000 years old. Stunning views await the visitor.

Proximity to tourist service facilities: Oldcastle and Kells are close by

087 0524975

Corstown, Oldcastle, Co Meath 

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Kells Girley Bog Eco Walk

Kells Girley Bog Eco Walk is a 3.5 miles/ 5.6 km waymarked National Loop.  It covers varying landscape of forest and bogland.  The terrain is flat and uneven and walking boots are recommended.  The first section of this looped walk takes you through a tranquil Coillte forest, where there is a coniferous forestry plantation located on high bog. 

Girley Bog Car Park
(off N52 Road)
Kells 
Co. Meath

53°41'06.8"N  6°56'46.1"W

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Kells Historic Trail

In the ninth century, Kells was known as ‘Áinius Érenn’ or ‘The splendour of Ireland’.

The town will be forever associated with the illuminated gospels that originated here over 1200 years ago. Even then, Kells was a renowned centre of learning and enlightenment thanks to the influence of St Colmcille who founded a monastic settlement here in the sixth century.

+353 (0) 46 9247508
kellscourthouse@discoverboynevalley.ie

Kells Courthouse Tourism and Cultural Hub

Headfort Rd Kells

Co. Meath

A82 RY62

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Navan Points of Pride Town Walk

Navan, Ireland's floral town, located in the heart of the Boyne Valley, is a vibrant business, shopping and tourist destination with plenty to interest the modern visitor. The Navan Points of Pride town walk starts at the Solstice Arts Centre and is 4km long. Navan also offers the stunning Ramparts Canal Walk along the Boyne if you wish to turn your short walk into an adventure.

At a leisurely pace it can be completed in approximately 2 hours and profiles the following points:

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

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

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Royal Canal Greenway

The enchanting Royal Canal Greenway is 130km of level towpath, ideal for walkers, runners and cyclists of all ages and stages. Starting in cosmopolitan Maynooth, it follows the 200 year old canal through charming Enfield and lively Mullingar to charming Cloondara in Longford, with cafés, picnic spots and attractions along the way. Rustic and industrial landscapes combine, with rolling fields, pretty waterside villages, working locks and historic landmarks. Cycle between any of the main towns and return by train to where you started.

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