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Our top ten reasons to visit Navan this Autumn

The County town of Meath and a great base to explore the Boyne Valley, Navan has got something for everyone. A bustling night life for those of us wanting to soak up the food and drinks scene, great family friendly activities and plenty of heritage and walks for those of us wanting a slower pace of adventure. Here are our top ten reasons to visit Navan this Autumn.

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 Trim this Autumn

Did you know that Trim, in the heart of the Boyne Valley, contains more medieval buildings than any other town in Ireland? A place to visit with beautiful walks, lots of tasty cafés and restaurants, friendly people, and a bustling night life. If you are looking for somewhere to add to the bucket list this Autumn, then make Trim your first destination. Here are our top ten reasons to visit Trim this Autumn.

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!

Discover the Boyne Valley Eco Tourism Trail

We are all becoming more conscious of the effect our carbon footprint will have on generations to come. Here in the Boyne Valley, we have been practicing sustainable tourism for many years to keep our heritage sites intact and to preserve our landscape for future visitors. A 90 sq km designated Special Area of Conservation, the River Boyne is surrounded by rich woodland habitats and is home to a wide variety of protected wildlife species such as the Red Squirrel, Atlantic Salmon, and River Lamprey.

Heritage week in the Boyne Valley

National Heritage Week, an initiative by the Heritage Council, celebrates all things heritage. It brings together communities, families, organisations, cultural institutions, academics, and enthusiasts, to build awareness about the value of heritage and support its conservation. This year, Heritage Week is celebrating the full return of in-person events as well as continuing with digital heritage projects which attracted so many new people over the last two years. Here are our top unmissable events happening around the Boyne Valley this year. 

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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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.