History & Heritage
Happy New Year from the Boyne Valley. The excitement never stops here in County Meath and County Louth and there is always a great line up of events- all year round. This January why not plan a trip to the races, take in a music event in one of the hotels or book a cookery class! Make a night of it and take advantage of some of the New Year’s packages available in the Boyne Valley! Here our are top January events taking place in the region.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to one and all. We hope everyone is getting a well-deserved break this year to relax and enjoy the festivities. If you are looking for a great destination to escape to this year, then look no further than the Boyne Valley. There are plenty of walking trails to explore and lots of photo opportunities to make some memories with your family. Here are our top Winter and New Years Walks in the Boyne Valley.
The time of year has come around again when we look forward to the phenomenon that is the Winter Solstice at Newgrange. After 2 years of live streaming the event, Brú na Boinne are happy to be welcoming people back into the tomb this year to experience the event first hand. These are the lucky few who won their places in the annual lottery.
Black Friday originated in America when retailers dropped their prices the day after Thanksgiving to try and entice shoppers. The idea has caught on in Ireland and lots of shops, hotels and restaurants offer a reduction on their products and services for the day and into the weekend. This year, Black Friday falls on the 25th of November and we have some great offers to tell you about here in the Boyne Valley.
Older than the Pyramids of Egypt, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne (Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth) is Ireland’s richest archaeological landscape. It is situated right here in the heart of the Boyne Valley, within a bend in the river Boyne. Brú na Bóinne is famous for the spectacular prehistoric passage tombs of Knowth, Newgrange and Dowth which were built circa 3200BC.
As food festivals goes, this is definitely one for the diary. From November 3rd to November 6th, Kells in County Meath will come alive with food demonstrations, food markets, cocktail classes, walking tours, children’s cookery classes, long table suppers and so much more. In ancient times, when the feast of Samhain brought people together to celebrate the end of the harvest season, food and drinks were at the centre of their celebrations.
One of our favourite times of the year in the Boyne Valley when the leaves are starting to turn and the golden colours of Autumn grace our region. The Boyne Valley is the perfect place to take a break this October and we have several walking trails for you to enjoy. From short river side strolls to longer off-road treks, there really is something for every level of fitness. Here are our top ten walking trails this Autumn in the Boyne Valley.