Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Boyne Valley

The St. Patrick’s Day festivities have returned, and where better to celebrate our patron saint than the Boyne Valley? There are plenty of things to see and do in this gorgeous part of the country, and we have some fabulous ideas to help you start planning:

Where to Stay

Spend some time at Tankardstown House in Meath from Wednesday 16 March, with a Pre-Paddy’s Day stay from €260 per room. The Brabazon Restaurant will also be open on St. Patrick’s Day, giving you the chance to try the new tasting menus.

Stay a night in the Caravogue House B&B, Trim from €49pps when booked directly. Caravogue House is conveniently located within walking distance of the many attractions that the beautiful heritage town has to offer.  

At Newgrange Hotel, you can enjoy an overnight stay from €169, which includes a full Irish breakfast with a selection of hot and cold options and a gourmet burger with a pint or cocktail. Make sure you also catch some of the great live music on in Rolwey’s Pub while you’re there.

What to Do

There are lots of fabulous sights and attractions in the area to complete your visit. Head to the Hill of Tara while you’re in the area, and admire one of Ireland’s loveliest landscapes. Newgrange Farm will also be re-opening on St. Patrick’s Day, so you can celebrate with a visit to some adorable furry friends.

On 18 March, the Beewise Nature Trail will run its first open day of 2022. This great attraction will allow you and your family to learn about plant and animal life with a particular emphasis on the honey bee. There are plenty of surprises along the trail to educate and entertain all age groups and of course you will find a range of beautiful home-produced honey and bees wax products in the gift shop.

The Boyne Valley was also named as one of the world’s best food destinations, so you definitely won’t be short of great food options during your time there. Dine out in one of the many gastropubs, hotels, or restaurants for the perfect night out in the Boyne Valley. Where could be a better place to raise a glass to toast St. Patrick?   

Encompassing some of the most unique landscapes in Ireland, the Boyne Valley offers a wealth of gardens, walks, beaches, hills and waterways just waiting to be explored.  

Ava Farrelly
Ava Farrelly is a travel journalist for travel2ireland, ITTN and TravelTimes. With a background in arts, culture and lifestyle, Ava has a keen eye for the most visit-worthy destinations and all their attractions.

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