The Boyne Valley is situated in Ireland's Ancient East. It is at once Ireland's ancient capital and its most sacred and mythical landscape. Its sites and monuments are amongst the best examples of their kind in Europe and are within a short distance from each other.
In 1849 William Wilde, father of Oscar, wrote of the Boyne that the history of Ireland may be traced through its monuments. This remains true today. Moreover, its sites and monuments are amongst the best examples of their kind in Europe and are all within a short distance of each other.
Drogheda is the ideal base from which to explore and learn more about the nearby attractions of Brú na Bóinne (Newgrange); the Battle of the Boyne site at Oldbridge; Beaulieu House; the monastic settlements at Old Mellifont Abbey and Monasterboice; Slane Castle and Ledwidge House & Museum. Further into the Boyne Valley are the ancient Hill of Tara; Loughcrew Cairns; Trim Castle and the bustling towns of Navan, Trim and Kells.
Drogheda, Gateway to the Boyne Valley
An exhibition with interactive screens has been installed in The Tholsel, Drogheda Tourist Office. The touch screen display introduces both locals and visitors alike to the joys of exploring Drogheda and the Boyne Valley. Find out more here
Download a Boyne Valley Brochure here.