Boyne Valley Walking Festival 2011 - June Bank Holiday Weekend
Drogheda WalkFriday 3rd June at 7.30pm - 2kms - 2 hours (approx)
Starting Point: The Tholsel (Tourist Office)
Pre booking essential €5
A highly entertaining guided walk that visits many of Drogheda's Historic Streets. The route follows, St Laurence’s Gate, one of the finest examples of a barbican gate in Europe, the Old Town Walls at Featherbed Lane, St Peter's Churchyard, Magdalene Tower and much more. Hear about the many famous people who played a part in the town's rich heritage. The People you will learn about include Kings, Poets, Saints, Villains and the inventor of the submarine!
Brú na Bóinne WalkSaturday 4th June 10am beginning 10.30am - 13kms - 4 hours (approx)
Starting Point: Brú na Boinne Interpretive Centre
Pre Booking recommended €10
Walk the ancient highways and byways of Brú Na Bóinne. The route takes to the fields, farms and lanes around the famous Neolithic passage tombs. The river is associated with many myths and legends from the Salmon of Knowledge to the burial of Cormack Mac Art, the first Christian King of Ireland. Brú na Bóinne is a UNESCO World Heritage site and its monuments predates Stonehenge and the Pyramids. This walk will provide unique views of the Newgrange and the Boyne Valley. The walk will enter Knowth where we will tour the site. The walk will finish at Brú Na Bóinne Interpretive centre.
Public transport available back to Drogheda
Battle of the Boyne WalkSunday 5th June 10am beginning 10.30am - 15km - 4 hours approx.
Starting Point: The D Hotel, Drogheda
Pre Booking recommended €15
Walk from Drogheda along the banks of the river Boyne. St Patrick walked this way to light the fire signalling the arrival of Christianity to Ireland, Walk beneath the spectacular Cable Bridge to meet the Boyne canal. The walk will visit the Battle of the Boyne site where Irelands biggest and most famous battle took place. At Oldbridge House experience living History display in this spectacular location. The walk will continue to the north side of the river taking in beautiful forestry and country lanes of Townley Hall estate. Transport back to Drogheda included.
Boyne Valley Private Day ToursPick up and return to your accommodation or cruise ship. Suggested day tour: Newgrange World Heritage site, 10th century High Crosses at Monasterboice, Hill of Tara the seat of the High Kings of Ireland and the Hill of Slane where St. Patrick let a Paschal fire in 433 More ...