The Boyne Valley is situated in the east of Ireland. It is at once Ireland's ancient capital and its most sacred and mythical landscape. 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 also 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, Mellifont Abbey, monastic settlement at Monasterboice, Slane Castle, Ledwidge House and 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
A new exhibition with interactive screens has been installed in the Tholsel, Drogheda Tourist Office. The stylish new touch screen display introduces both locals and visitors alike to the joys of exploring Drogheda and the Boyne Valley. Find out more here or download our Boyne Valley Brochure here.