The Boyne Valley
Boyne Valley Drive
We have maps in both cottages to help you navigate the route. Three of our favourite places to visit are Brú na Bóinne also known as Newgrange, the Battle of the Boyne at Oldbridge and the Hill of Tara. There are some beautiful walking trails around the Battle of the Boyne and along the canal tow path. Make sure to stop off at Maguire’s at the Hill of Tara for lunch and souvenirs!
We just love taking a trip on the Boyne Canal in a traditional Irish Currach, hand built by Ross Kenny, who also supplied his boats to the production company for Game of Thrones!
Ross will entertain you with wonderful stories about this mystical valley whilst you gentle paddle along the Boyne canal to Old Bridge.
Home to the Conyngham family for more than three hundred years, the castle is renowned not only for its intriguing architectural history, but also for Rock Concerts! Acts such as U2, David Bowie and Guns N’ Roses have all played here. Take a tour of the castle and grounds to experience this legendary rock venue and make sure to stop off in Browne’s Bar for lunch or the Gandon Room Restaurant for dinner.
Slane Irish Whiskey Distillery
The fertile soil and pure water of the Boyne Valley provides the perfect ingredients for Slane Irish Whiskey. Located in the stunning grounds of Slane Castle in a beautifully restored complex of farm buildings. Even if you don’t fancy sampling a ‘dram’ of whiskey, just walking around these buildings and learning about the unique process of making Irish whiskey is inspiring.
Drogheda was established by the Normans and has been a site of military, civil and ecclesiastical importance. The skyline is punctuated with spires and belfries. Take the Heritage Trail and visit some of the ancient sites within the towns walls, such as St. Peter’s Church and Millmount Fort.
Drogheda is also a great place for shopping and eating out, and there is a bus and train station with direct links to Dublin and Belfast.