Festival | Discover Boyne Valley


Autumn Equinox Celebrations at Loughcrew Megalithic Centre

Autumn Equinox is just around the corner and where better to celebrate this magical time of year then Loughcrew.

Autumn Equinox officially falls on the morning of the 23rd September this year.

We will be running a number of events between the 23rd - 25th which are outlined below.

Please note some events need to be booked, details of how to do so is included.

Friday 23rd September

Loughcrew Megalithic Centre
00353 (0)86 736 1948

Summerbank, Oldcastle, Co. Meath, A82 A6N7

Fri, Sep 23 2022, 10:30am - Sun, Sep 25 2022, 5pm

Loughcrew Equinox Dawn

The autumnal equinox is on September 23rd. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, autumn arrives while south of the equator, spring begins. 5000 years ago, the builders of the monument known as Cairn T at Loughcrew aligned their tomb to sunrise at the equinoxes.

The Office of Public Works will have staff on site for dawn from 7.00am on September 22nd, 23rd and 24th (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

Cairn T remains closed but all are welcome to visit the Cairns to celebrate the beginning of Autumn.

Equinox Dawn
087 0524975

Cortown, Oldcastle, Co Meath

Thu, Sep 22 2022, 7am - Sat, Sep 24 2022, 8am

Oldbridge Harvest Fair

Title:     The Oldbridge Harvest Fair
Date:    Sunday 25th September
Time:    11am to 4pm
Location: Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre

The OPW is delighted to announce that the Oldbridge Harvest Fair will once again take place in the enchanting Walled Garden on Sunday 25th September from 11am to 4pm. So why not save the date and take the family to Oldbridge to soak up the atmosphere -watch dancing displays, listen to beautiful music while sampling the fine artisan food on display. It promises to be a fun day for all the family.

Oldbridge Harvest Fair

Oldbridge, Drogheda, Co. Meath. A92 CY68

Sun, Sep 25 2022, 11am - 4pm

Autumn & Mid-term Events at Meath Libraries

Ashbourne Library 

  • Tuesday 1st November at 3pm. 

Seasonal Arts & Crafts for children aged 6+ 
Booking essential.  
Please phone Ashbourne Library at 01 8358185

  • Wednesday 2nd November at 3pm.

Film club for children aged 6+.  
All welcome.  Bring your own popcorn!

(046) 902 1134
Wed, Oct 26 - Sat, Nov 5 2022, All day

September Walking Festival with Boyne Valley Trails

Boyne Valley Trails are a Drogheda based voluntary group which aims to share the beauty, heritage and culture of Ireland's ancient Boyne Valley, through a series of bespoke walks, trails and adventures.

Explore the Boyne Valley this September. Hike off the beaten track, through forest trails and along upspoilt riverbanks. 


Schedule of Events


Boyne Valley Trails
087 254 9107
Mon, Sep 19 - Sun, Sep 25 2022, All day

Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival 2022

According to legend, Samhain, the ancient Celtic Festival that we now call Halloween, originated here in Co. Meath in the Boyne Valley. Samhain was said to mark the harvest and a time of transition, with feasting and celebration as the long winter nights approached. To this day the Boyne Valley has remained the home of Halloween, the modern equivalent of Samhain. Whether is ‘Fun by Day’ or ‘Fright by Night’, spine-tingling fun awaits for young and old alike in the Spirits of Meath festival.

Sat, Oct 1 - Sun, Nov 6 2022, All day

Moynalty Yoga Festival

The Moynalty Yoga Festival is back, with 5 workshop spaces and a variety of yoga, dance, meditation and much more. Therapies, food and craft stalls.

A weekend of movement, wellness, fun and laughter.

Book your place at the festival here


Moynalty Yoga Festival

The Threshing Field, Moynalty, Kells, Co Meath 

Sat, Sep 17 2022, 9am - Sun, Sep 18 2022, 4pm

Meath Libraries- Summer Stars Events

Meath Libraries Summer Stars July events are in full swing and they are taking bookings for August events from Monday, 25th of July.  

There's lots to look forward to with some Puppet Shows from the Moon and Sixpence Puppet Theatre, Coding with Scratch Workshops, Harry Potter hour and more. 

There is also a Lego Competition in Ashbourne Library and an online Harry Potter Quiz. And all of the usual regular storytime sessions will still be running.

Booking is through your local library.

(046) 902 1134

Various locations across Co Meath 

Mon, Jul 25 - Wed, Aug 31 2022, All day

Púca Festival 2022

Púca is back and out to make mischief this Halloween! Returning in 2022 with music, fire, feasting and merriment across Ireland’s Ancient East, join us to celebrate the Celtic New Year with the spirits of Halloween.

When light turns to dark and the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead thins, the creatures of Samhain, Ireland’s ancient Halloween tradition, come to life.

Púca Festival 2022
Fri, Oct 28 - Mon, Oct 31 2022, All day

Meath Film Festival 2022

Meath Film Festival is due to take place on Saturday the 17th of September 2022 at Solstice Arts Centre, Navan.

Festival founder and director Siún O Connor (Walterstown, Co. Meath), announced the programme of events for the upcoming Meath Film Festival at its launch event on July 13th this year. The festival will provide great opportunities for filmmakers to get involved, showcase their work and strengthen the vibrant filmmaking community in the county.
Meath Film Collective are now accepting submissions for short films from both local and national filmmakers.

Founder & Director Siun O'Connor at Meath Film Festival Launch. Photo by Paul Whelan
+353 46 909 2300

Solstice Arts Centre 
Railway Street 
County Meath  
Ireland, C15 KWP1 

Sat, Sep 17 2022, All day