It’s been a busy Summer and Autumn for everyone. Catching up with family, visiting friends that we haven’t seen in a while and enjoying getting back to some normality. For some of us, going away on a group break or holiday was something to look forward to pre Covid. With restrictions set to lift further on the 22nd of October, why not plan that group getaway to the Boyne Valley. Get together to celebrate that missed birthday, hen party or anniversary and experience a group break in the Boyne Valley.
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It’s the time of year when the evenings start getting shorter and a bit chillier. The leaves are starting to turn and fall from the trees, and we start thinking about cosy Autumn evenings by the fire and maybe a getaway to break up the long slog to Christmas. This Autumn will be one of gathering again after months of staying apart, celebrating the easing of restrictions and the return to a more normal pace of life. To help you plan and celebrate, we are delighted to share with you Autumn breaks in the Boyne Valley.
It was a summer like no other here in the Boyne Valley. All our hospitality and tourism providers were excited to reopen from last June and happy to see the return of domestic tourism to our region. As well as welcoming new and returning visitors to the birthplace of Ireland’s Ancient East, we also welcomed a few special visitors who very kindly spread the word of the Boyne Valley far and wide across the Country. Here is a roundup of their trips, where they stayed and visited and all the fantastic activities, they took part in.
Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon. This pause for tea became a fashionable social event and has developed over the years into a gastronomic experience enjoyed by young and old. To experience the best of the afternoon tea tradition, indulge yourself with a trip to one of our hotels, restaurants, or cafés to sample the best of afternoon tea in the Boyne Valley.
Below is a list of our top spots to enjoy the best mid-afternoon delight.
Over the past ten years several new distilleries have been popping up across the Island of Ireland. Great news for drinks enthusiasts. The experience of visiting a distillery to see where your favourite tipple is made is becoming more and more popular. Ireland has a great history of distilling whiskey and Irish whiskey is now the fastest growing spirit in the world. On the other hand, gin is now the fastest growing spirit among Irish consumers. Many distilleries decided to start making gin while waiting for their whiskey to mature and so the popularity of the spirit has soared.
School is back and the normal routine for parents of making lunches, dropping off the kids and homework begins. Now is the perfect time for parents, and everyone else to get away for a mid-week break without the kids! The weather is still on our side and, with amazing accommodation offerings, relaxing pubs and restaurants, beautiful scenic walks and heritage sites around every corner, the Boyne Valley is the perfect destination for a mid-week break.
There is so much to see and do in the birthplace of Ireland’s Ancient East. Here is a list of our top places to stay and visit.
A wise man once said- “There are no strangers here, only friends we haven’t met”. And where better to meet new people and hear great stories than in a Boyne Valley Pub. The 26th of June saw Pubs in Ireland reopen their doors again and welcome customers inside. For many publicans it was a day that they had been waiting patiently for, for 9 months- some longer. A true Irish holiday always involves a trip to the local pub, whether its to grab a bite to eat or enjoy a music session, it never disappoints.