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13.30 26 Jul 2021


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As Ireland’s staycation summer gets into full swing, Newstalk’s Henry McKean is taking a trip to the Boyne Valley to savour the delights of Ireland’s Ancient East

Just a short hop from Dublin, Belfast and the midlands, the Boyne Valley is filled with beautiful beaches, hiking trails, award-winning golf courses and some of the best food in Ireland.

While the 5,000-year-old passage tombs at Newgrange and Knowth are famous all over the world, the Boyne Valley also boasts a host of other historical sites.

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The Winter Solstice at Brú na Bóinne, Newgrange, County Meath, 14-12-2019. Image: John Lalor/RollingNews The Winter Solstice at Brú na Bóinne, Newgrange, County Meath, 14-12-2019. Image: John Lalor/RollingNews

Trim Castle Along Banks Of The River Boyne, Trim, County Meath Trim Castle Along Banks Of The River Boyne, Trim, County Meath, 11-09-2009. Image: Peter Mccabe/Zuma Press/PA Images

The sights and sounds of the valley are certain to strike up an appetite and for food-lovers, the possibilities are endless.

The Boyne Valley’s lush green hills have inspired a whole new generation of passionate farmers, chefs, producers and restaurants in recent years – and the area is now recognised as one of the world’s best destinations for food lovers.

Local food and drink producers have made it their mission to create exquisite dishes from locally sourced ingredients and the valley is bursting with mouth-watering restaurants and markets.

Discover Boyne Valley

Right on Dublin’s doorstep, the Boyne Valley is easily accessible for an adventurous day trip or weekend escape.

The idyllic, unspoiled landscape, promises an enchanting escape for all the family, as you graze your way through farmer’s markets and food trails or trek the rolling hills and woodlands along the banks of the Boyne.

Henry will be going off the beaten track to visit some of the hidden gems of the valley – savouring the delights of Slane Distillery and Rock Farm Farmer’s Market before visiting Highlanes Gallery and setting off down the Boyne Valley Camino.

You can discover all the Boyne Valley has to offer and book your trip at Discoverboynevalley.ie.

The Boyne Valley, it’s time to enjoy….


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