Boyne Valley Tour

Newgrange :

Is a prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland, located eight kilometres west of Drogheda on the north side of the River Boyne.  It was built during the Neolithic period, around 3200 BC, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian Pyramids. A visit will really get you in touch with the past.

Trim Castle :

Trim Castle is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, it was built by Hugh de Lacy when he was granted the Liberty of Meath by King Henry II in 1172. Construction of the three storied Keep, the central stronghold of the castle, was begun in 1176 on the site of an earlier wooden fortress. This twenty-sided tower, which is cruciform in shape, was protected by a ditch, curtain wall and moat. The Castle was the location for King John's Castle in the film 'Braveheart' the historical drama directed by and starring Mel Gibson.

Drogheda :

Is one of the oldest towns in Ireland, known for its tourism and as a centre of industry, and medical care. It is located in County Louth on the Dublin-Belfast corridor on the east coast of Ireland, 56 km north of Dublin. Located at the mouth of the River Boyne, Drogheda's name derives from the Irish ‘Droichead Átha’, meaning bridge of the ford. Originally 80 acres was walled. The town is often referred to as the "Gateway to the Boyne Valley". Today, it is a bustling town of over 30,000 inhabitants, constantly growing and developing with the times. But Drogheda is a town, with many layers of history woven into its almost countless centuries. It is best known for a number of significant historic events, including the Battle of the Boyne, which took place a few miles outside the town in 1690, and the storming of the town by Oliver Cromwell in 1649. The totalled walled area made Drogheda one of the largest walled towns in medieval Ireland. It was comparable in size to Dublin, Kilkenny, Bristol and Oxford. 


                                            


The above are suggested sites.For more historic and beautiful locations please visit .......Boyne Valley Heritage sites .