Cultural Tourism Attractions | Discover Boyne Valley

Cultural Tourism Attractions

Moynalty Steam Threshing Museum

Steam Threshing Museum & Parkland

The Moynalty Steam Threshing Festival came into existence in 1976. It takes place in the picturesque village of Moynalty in the North Meath hinterland. In the beginning the event was held at the local G.A.A grounds in Bellair. Then we moved to our now permanent premises on the banks of the Borora River.

087 2393342 /046 9244810
office@moynaltysteamthreshing.ie

Donore, Moynalty, Kells, Co. Meath
A82 C6K7

https://www.facebook.com/MoynaltySteamThreshing
https://twitter.com/MoynaltySteam
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An Tobar Retreat & Spirituality Centre

An Tobar Retreat & Spirituality Centre is nestled in the townland of Ardbraccan approximately 3km from Navan town and is available for groups/individuals who can expect to find welcome, hospitality, healing & hope, woodlands & walkways. The centre offers Retreats/Workshops year-round.

+353 (46) 907 8973
antobarnavan@gmail.com

Ardbraccan,
Navan,
Co. Meath

https://www.facebook.com/antobarnavan/
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53.65284
-6.73956

Blackfriary Community Heritage Archaeology Project

The excavations at the site of the award-winning Blackfriary Community Heritage and Archaeology Project (BCHAP) in the town of Trim, County Meath, Ireland are run by the Blackfriary Archaeology Field School. Their goal is to deliver a wonderful experience to all interested students, visitors, lifelong learners and enthusiasts at the Blackfriary. Already, so many have started their field careers or realised their dream of taking part in an excavation at this medieval friary in the heritage capital of Ireland.

info@bafs.ie

Blackfriary Archaeology Field School, 
Griffin Park,
Trim, 
Co. Meath

https://www.facebook.com/BlackfriaryFieldschoolIreland/
https://twitter.com/Blackfriarydig
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53.56085
-6.78927

Boyne Currach Centre – Traditional Boat Building in the Boyne Valley

Located in the world heritage site of Brú na Boinne, sitting alongside the river Boyne, beneath the tomb of Newgrange, visitors can experience various boat building projects and explore skills of the past, associated with tradition of skin boat making.

By recreating our Neolithic past, using only tools and methods that were available 5,000 years ago, we aim to heighten our senses that illustrate for us our own unique cultutre and heritage.

0863577002.
boynecurrach@gmail.com

Dun Uabhair, 
Droichead  Atha, 
Co na Mi

www.facebook.com/newgrangecurrach/
https://twitter.com/Boynecurrach
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-6.4594829016276165

Drogheda Museum Millmount & Millmount Tower

DROGHEDA MUSEUM MILLMOUNT and Martello Tower are located on the great fort that towers over the town of Drogheda, County Louth, on an ancient hill overlooking the historic river Boyne. It is the gateway to the Boyne Valley, an area rich in heritage dating back over 9,000 years, while the town itself is over 800 years old.

+353 (0) 41 9833097
info@millmount.net

Millmount Complex
Drogheda
Co. Louth

https://www.facebook.com/DroghedaMuseumMillmount/
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53.71191
-6.35021

Francis Ledwidge Museum & War Memorial Centre

The poet Francis Ledwidge was born in Slane on 19th August 1887. The museum is open 7 days 10.00am - 1.00pm & 2.00pm - 5.00pm and is situated 1 mile from the village of Slane on the Drogheda Road.

Tours can be booked in advance and there are special rates for schools and teachers.

Below is one of Francis’ many poems dedicated to his love Ellie Vaughey.

Spring Love

I saw her coming through the flowery grass

Round her swift ankles butterfly and bee

Blent loud and silent wings; I saw her pass

041 982 4544
info@francisledwidge.com

Janeville, Slane, Co. Meath

https://www.facebook.com/FrancisLedwidgeMuseum
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53.70719
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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

https://www.facebook.com/loughcrewmegacentre
https://twitter.com/loughcrewmc
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Parochial House

This detached three storey house is one of the ‘Four Sisters’ on The Square (actually an octagon) in the heart of historic Slane Village.  Built around 1768, this protected structure is being fully renovated and is open for public access by appointment. (Limited access during restoration – see website for details)

041 9884444
info@parochialhouseslane.ie

Chapel Street, Slane, Co. Meath 

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Public Artworks in the Boyne Valley

 

Meath County Council's Art Collection is an ever-evolving body of work with pieces dating from 1955 to today. There are over 170 pieces of sculpture, paintings, prints, and photography in the collection.

The collection is housed in offices, libraries and roadsides across Meath. Look out for the following pieces of sculpture on your travels throughout the Boyne Valley. 

 

046-9097000
artsoffice@meathcoco.ie
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