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Music, Arts & Irish Culture

U105 Radio's Cate Conway visits the Boyne Valley

The Boyne Valley recently hosted Cate Conway from Belfast’s U105 radio as she and her friend Saima travelled around the region to check out some of the fantastic experiences that are on offer in the Birthplace of Ireland’s Ancient East. 
U105 is one of the largest radio stations in Northern Ireland with 230k+ weekly listeners and 198k+ Facebook followers so Discover Boyne Valley was delighted to be able organise this trip. 

Our top ten reasons to visit Drogheda!

Drogheda is known as the gateway to the Boyne Valley region and Irelands largest town. Rich in heritage yet young at heart, Drogheda has a village feel and a wealth of unique attractions within walking distance of each other. Drogheda derives its name from the Irish Droichead Átha meaning ‘Bridge of the Ford’. This is the perfect destination for your weekend break or a longer mid-week stay. Here are our top ten reasons to visit Drogheda!

August Events in the Boyne Valley

The months are flying by and before we know it the evenings will be getting darker again. This August will see the return of lots of summer events across the Boyne Valley and there is something for everyone. From race meetings to farmers markets, film festivals and so much more. Have a look at all the events happening in August in the Boyne Valley below.


Rock Farm Slane Farmers Markets

Discover your inner explorer with Louth Culture Quest.

Ever since the Covid 19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions, our appreciation for the great outdoors has grown. Exploring new destinations in Ireland and even ones close to home that we never knew about! This year you can discover your inner explorer with Louth Culture Quest. This interactive app allows you to embark on a futuristic treasure hunt exploring County Louth. Here is what to expect on your adventure.


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Live Music in the Boyne Valley

There is nothing better while on holidays than spending time enjoying live music in the evening. Relaxing with a drink in a bar or hotel or attending a concert at a nearby venue. The Boyne Valley has lots of options for you over the next few months to take in some live music during your visit. Whether you want to dance the night away to the sounds of the 80’s or chill out at a trad session, these are the venues to put on your bucket list.


79 West Street

Our to ten reasons to visit Slane this summer!

There are so many beautiful towns and villages to visit in the Boyne Valley this summer. Slane is just one to get on the bucket list. Slane is the access point from the N2 to the 5000 year old Newgrange and Knowth, Ireland's most important archaeological site at Brú na Bóinne. It is rich in sites and legends from the more recent past, down to the monster pop concerts at Slane Castle, which have become a modern-day legend.

Discover DRAWDA Urban Art Trail this summer in the Boyne Valley

The town of Drogheda has been brought to life in 2022 with 6 beautiful murals depicting key figures and moments from our mythological past. The setting could not be more fitting as the town boasts many historical ties. Drogheda derives its name from the Irish Droichead Átha meaning ‘Bridge of the Ford’. It is the largest town in Co. Louth – Ireland’s smallest county – which is named after Lugh, the great God of the Celts.

Discover the heritage town of Kells this summer


Kells is one of the most historic towns in Ireland. Made famous as the place where the Book of Kells, a highly ornate version of the four gospels in Latin, was created. It was written around the year 800, though it remains unclear whether it was written in whole or part at Kells. Being a historic destination is only the beginning of the story in this beautiful town. It’s also bursting with festivals, trails, amazing food, and lively bars. Here are our top ten reasons why Kells should be on your bucket list for 2022.

Ten great things to do for couples in the Boyne Valley this Summer

Its time to start planning that special break this summer. A break for just the two of you, to reconnect and make memories in our beautiful region. The Boyne Valley is filled with great activities perfect for couples and should be top of your wish list for that romantic getaway in Ireland. Remember to check out all our amazing accommodation providers for the best deals this summer. Here are our top things to do for couples in the Boyne Valley this Summer.