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“Heritage at the Heart of the Boyne Valley”

Hill of Tara

Hill of Tara The Hill of Tara is a low-lying ridge located between Navan and Dunshaughlin about 20 minutes from Slane village. Tara gets its name from Teamhair na Rí meaning ‘Sanctuary of the Kings’ and it is important as the traditional inauguration site of the ancient High Kings of Ireland. The site has been subjected […]

Ardmulchan Church

Ardmulchan Church The ruins of Ardmulchan Church and graveyard lie on an elevated site overlooking the River Boyne, just 20 minutes from Slane. Built in the late 12th century the remains include a handsome square bell tower with the ground floor almost intact, vaulted with an elaborate stairway. The site offers spectacular views of the Boyne’s historical […]

Monasterboice

Monasterboice Located just 20 minutes from Slane village, Monasterboice features two of the finest high crosses in Ireland which date from the ninth century. These crosses are very finely carved and depict biblical scenes. The site also comprises of two churches and a round tower and it is one of Ireland’s earliest and best-known religious […]

Battle of the Boyne

Battle of the Boyne The Battle of the Boyne was fought at Oldbridge on July 1st, 1690 between King William III and his father-in-law,  King James II. At stake were the English throne, French dominance of Europe and power in Ireland. Oldbridge House is now a centre for the presentation of the battle and part […]

Dowth – Brú na Bóinne

Dowth – Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site Similar in size to both Newgrange and Knowth, this is the least investigated of the three major tombs. Unlike the other two monuments no conservation or restoration work has been carried out here. There are 66 visible kerbstones around half the circumference of the mound. There are two […]

Knowth – Brú na Bóinne

Knowth – Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site Constructed in 3000 BC, Knowth was extensively excavated over a 40-year period from 1962.  Now reconstructed, the main mound contains two long passage tombs placed back to back. There are the remains of 19 smaller satellite mounds and more than 300 decorated stones in the main mound alone and […]