Stay and Spend in the Boyne Valley | Discover Boyne Valley Meath, Ireland

Stay and Spend in the Boyne Valley

Date: 01/10/2020

Autumn is the perfect time to Rediscover the Boyne Valley. Golden orange sunshine highlight both the natural beauty of the river and the valley in Meath and south Louth.

Discover tombs older than the pyramids at Brú na Bóinne and the birthplace of Samhain on the Hill of Tlachtga. Be moved at monasteries such as Mellifont Abbey, explore the medieval town of Drogheda, brave a battleground at the famous Battle of Boyne or test your own courage on the Cú Chulainn rollercoaster at Tayto Park.

Save money on your vist to the Boyne Valley

As an added incentive, you can now claim 20% back on your visit to the Boyne Valley with the new government Stay and Spend Tax Credit.

You can claim the Stay and Spend credit for qualifying expenditure incurred between 1 October 2020 and 30 April 2021

What is qualifying expenditure

Qualifying expenditure means expenditure on a qualifying service. The service must be provided by a qualifying service provider. A qualifying service broadly includes the provision of holiday accommodation and eat-in food and drink. Holiday accommodation is accommodation in a premises registered or listed with Fáilte Ireland, this includes:

  • bed and breakfasts
  • caravan and camping parks
  • guest houses
  • holiday camps
  • holiday hostels
  • hotels
  • holiday apartments
  • approved holiday cottages
  • youth hostels.

Food and drink must be served and consumed on an eat-in basis in a hospitality premises, such as:

  • hotels
  • restaurants
  • cafes
  • licensed premises.


Food and drinks provided on a take-away basis do not qualify for the credit.

Alcoholic drinks or drinks provided without food do not qualify for the credit.

  • The minimum spend is €25 per transaction. You must submit a copy of your receipt with the claim.
  • A ‘qualifying service provider’ must provide the service. Qualifying service providers are those who have registered with Revenue to participate in the scheme.
  • The maximum tax credit available under the scheme is €125 per person. The maximum tax credit available for those under joint assessment is €250.

For details on Stay and Spend follow this link.

For a list of registered Boyne Valley businesses in Meath and Louth follow this link, selecting your county of choice.

For up to date information on public health and travel guidelines see and

For more travel ideas see our Rediscover Boyne Valley itineraries.

Plan your visit here

in the Boyne Valley