Discover some of Ireland’s greatest heritage sites in the Boyne Valley including the 5,000 year old burial chamber at Newgrange.

The Boyne Valley, situated on the east coast of Ireland, is only 30 minutes from Dublin. Virtually every important event in Irish history took place in the Boyne Valley, making it the best place to start your holiday in Ireland.

Discover 5,000 year old tombs at Newgrange and Knowth—part of the Brù na Bóinne UNESCO World Heritage Site. Oldbridge House offers a visitor centre for the monumental Battle of the Boyne which took place in 1690. Right in the heart of Drogheda Heritage town, visit the Gothic Revival St. Peter’s Catholic Church, with the preserved head of St. Oliver Plunkett.

Visit Highlanes Gallery in a 19th century Franciscan church to see the fine Municipal Art Collection, and the sword and mace given by William of Orange after the Battle of the Boyne. Tour the Millmount Museum and Martello Tower to experience the wonderful views over Drogheda.

See early Christian high crosses and round towers at Kells and Monasterboice. No visit would be complete without seeing Trim Castle, the best preserved and most impressive Anglo Norman castle in Ireland. It is situated in the heritage town of Trim where you can also enjoy guided tours and a leisurely walk down the River Boyne.

Heritage and cuisine combine in Navan and Slane with gourmet restaurants; while Drogheda boasts a buzzing arts scene, museums and galleries.

  • A quick 30 minute journey time from Dublin
  • The world-famous Newgrange Neolithic site
  • Trim Castle – the best preserved Anglo Norman castle in Ireland
  • Preserved Head of St Oliver Plunkett at St. Peter’s Church
  • Fine Municipal Art Collection in a 19th century Franciscan church
Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility and other useful information.

LANGUAGES: Free information leaflets and audio guides available in various visitor attractions.

DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Drogheda has numerous fine cafés and restaurants with a range of dining options.

SHOPPING: There are several shopping options in Drogheda and surrounds.

PARKING: Car and coach parking available in most attractions.

INFORMATION: Download the Discover Boyne Valley App or call into the tourist information offices.

Getting There

The Boyne Valley is just a 30 minute drive from Dublin.

Map Location: 53.642590, -6.666641
Contact Discover Boyne Valley

Boyne Valley Tourism, Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath

Eircode: C15 F4ET
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