It has been said that the entire history of Ireland is represented in the historical sites of the Boyne Valley. The village of Slane lies in the heart of the Boyne Valley and is the ideal base from which to explore this diverse heritage. For more on the heritage of the Boyne Valley see the Fáilte Ireland Boyne Valley Drive map or download our heritage information pack here.
The Hill of Slane is traditionally regarded as the location where
St Patrick lit the first Pascal Fire in 433 AD.
The museum celebrates the life of the Meath poet who was killed in July 1917 while serving with the British Army in Ypres in World War I.
The ancestral of the Conyngham family since 1701, and standing
on the site of de Fleming stone castle, constructed in the late
Older than Stonehenge in the UK and the pyramids in Egypt, Newgrange – situated in the UNESCO Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site – is one of the most spectacular passage graves in Europe.
Constructed in 3000 BC, Knowth is one of the passage graves in the UNESCO Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site.
The third major passage grave in the UNESCO Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site.
Visit the site of this famous battle between William III and James I for the crown of England in 1690.
Monasterboice has two High Crosses from the ninth century. The image of the High Cross today is recognised internationally as a symbol of Irish cultural heritage.
Situated in a tranquil valley on the banks of the River Mattock, Mellifont was the first Cistercian monastery in Ireland when it was founded in 1142.
A fascinating 12th-century church and ruins.
See a beautifully preserved 10th-century round tower.
Steeped in history and mythology, visit the royal seat of the ancient High Kings of Ireland.
Visit Millmount Museum and Martello Tower constructed in the early 12th Century.