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!
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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.
The sun has come out and we are all enjoying the good weather this August. When you are planning your visit to the Boyne Valley, be sure to stop by one of our many bars and restaurants for some amazing food, good drinks and famous hospitality. Many of them offer outside dining with beautiful views around the Boyne Valley. Here are our top destinations.
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.
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.
The months are flying by, and we are already halfway through the year! There is still lots of time to enjoy a break away to the Boyne Valley in Ireland and you will be spoiled for choice for things to do 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.
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.