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Hill Walking at Loughcrew

Start Point of Walk: Loughcrew Cairns

Guided tours in Summer months

Description of route:  Hillwalk

Length and duration of walk: 3-4km

Difficulty Level: Medium challenge

Features: The Loughcrew Complex are smaller in scale than the monuments of Newgrange, Knowth & Dowth however are 5000 years old. Stunning views await the visitor.

Proximity to tourist service facilities: Oldcastle and Kells are close by

087 0524975

Corstown, Oldcastle, Co Meath 

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Kells Girley Bog Eco Walk

Kells Girley Bog Eco Walk is a 3.5 miles/ 5.6 km waymarked National Loop.  It covers varying landscape of forest and bogland.  The terrain is flat and uneven and walking boots are recommended.  The first section of this looped walk takes you through a tranquil Coillte forest, where there is a coniferous forestry plantation located on high bog. 

Girley Bog Car Park
(off N52 Road)
Kells 
Co. Meath

53°41'06.8"N  6°56'46.1"W

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Kells Historic Trail

In the ninth century, Kells was known as ‘Áinius Érenn’ or ‘The splendour of Ireland’.

The town will be forever associated with the illuminated gospels that originated here over 1200 years ago. Even then, Kells was a renowned centre of learning and enlightenment thanks to the influence of St Colmcille who founded a monastic settlement here in the sixth century.

+353 (0) 46 9247508
kellscourthouse@discoverboynevalley.ie

Kells Courthouse Tourism and Cultural Hub

Headfort Rd Kells

Co. Meath

A82 RY62

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Loughcrew Megalithic Centre

Located in the Boyne Valley and beside the 5,000 year old Loughcrew Cairns is Loughcrew Megalithic Centre. At Loughcrew Megalithic centre visitors will find Nelly’s Kitchen Café, Maggie Heaney’s Cottage and Benny’s Workshop. These traditional thatched cottages surround the courtyard where people love to sit and relax after an enjoyable hike up to the highest point in the Boyne Valley.

0867361948 and 0872113624
info@loughcrewmegalithiccentre.com

Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Co. Meath

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Spa Rooms at the Headfort Arms Hotel

The Headfort Spa treatment rooms provide a haven of calm and tranquillity. Unwind to the sound of soft music, warm mood lighting, and candles and leave feeling relaxed and revitalised.

In our search to provide unique result-driven Spa Treatments, we introduce to you Skinician Ireland & The Handmade Soap Company products. Free from dyes and parabens, it is of pharmaceutical grade and suits all skin types. Most importantly, all products used in our treatments are Irish and local.

+353 (0) 46 9240063
info@headfortarms.ie

Headfort Arms Hotel, 
Headfort Place, 
Kells, 
Co. Meath

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Tlachtga Abhaile

Tlachtga is the sacred hill outside Athboy where Halloween began as the Celtic festival of Samhain and also named after the ancient Goddess associated with it.

Actress, professional singer and qualified tour guide Fiona Dalton brings this local legend alive in an original living history performance of story and song that will both enthral and entertain you.

085 7179005 or 046 9487001
info@thelawrence.ie

The Lawrence
Main St,
Athboy

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An Stór, Baile Ghib

Fáilte go dtí an Ghaeltacht Baile Ghib! Serving freshly rich roasted coffee & home baked cakes alongside our menu of tasty food.

A secret gem of craft & giftware set in the heart of Baile Ghib, part of the Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking region) of County Meath.

Tar isteach/Come on in!

+353 (0) 46 905 5496 / (0) 86 193 2806
info@anstoronline.ie

Baile Ghib/Gibbstown,
Co. Meath
C15 XND3

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Kells Courthouse Tourism and Cultural Hub

The Courthouse was built in 1801 on the commission of Lord Headfort. It was designed by the prominent Irish architect, Francis Johnston who also designed the General Post Office, Nelson’s Pillar, Townley Hall and the East Gate entrance to Slane Castle. When first built the downstairs was used as a courthouse and upstairs for entertaining local residents. In more recent years it was a local library.

+353 (0) 46 9247508
kellscourthouse@discoverboynevalley.ie

Kells Courthouse Tourism and Cultural Hub Headfort Rd Kells, Co. Meath A82 RY62 (located opposite the Market Cross as one enters Kells from the Navan or Slane road)

Postal Address:

Kells Courthouse Tourism and Cultural Hub c/o Kells MD Offices Headfort Place Kells, Co. Meath

53.7264
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Oldcastle Kraft Kaffee and Tourist Point

Established in 2004, The Kraft Kaffee & Vintage Shop sells organic coffees, light lunches and homemade snacks.

Tourist Information Point with brochures and maps of the Boyne Valley.

All crafts are Irish made with a selection of vintage clothing and jewellery.

Opening hours

Tuesday Wednesday and Fridays

10 am - 5 pm

Saturdays

10 am - 4 pm

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+353 (0) 49 8542645
kraftkaffee@gmail.com

No. 1 Ardfrail Court Millbrook Road Oldcastle Co. Meath A82 D589

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