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Boyne Valley Trails are a Drogheda based voluntary group supported by Boyne Valley Walking, the LOVEDROGHEDA Business Improvement District, and Failte Ireland.

We want to share the beauty, heritage and culture of Ireland's ancient Boyne Valley, through a series of bespoke walks, trails and adventures.

Boyne Valley Trails will be hosting a fabulous selection of walks each month in Drogheda and the Boyne Valley.

We have a very limited number of tickets for these great walking experiences. All walks will be conducted in full accordance with current Covid-19 restrictions in place for counties Louth and Meath.

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There are a few things you need to be aware of before purchasing your ticket.

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We can accept payment from Visa, MasterCard and America Express.

We operate a strict 14-day cancellation policy for refunds. Please read our Terms & Conditions before purchasing.

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There are a few things you need to be aware of before purchasing your ticket.

We use Stripe to safely and securely process your payment. Your details never land on our server so they remain safe and secure at all times. Stripe is fully PCI Compliant.

We can accept payment from Visa, MasterCard and America Express.

We operate a strict 14-day cancellation policy for refunds. Please read our Terms & Conditions before purchasing.

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There are a few things you need to be aware of before purchasing your ticket.

We use Stripe to safely and securely process your payment. Your details never land on our server so they remain safe and secure at all times. Stripe is fully PCI Compliant.

We can accept payment from Visa, MasterCard and America Express.

We operate a strict 14-day cancellation policy for refunds. Please read our Terms & Conditions before purchasing.

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There are a few things you need to be aware of before purchasing your ticket.

We use Stripe to safely and securely process your payment. Your details never land on our server so they remain safe and secure at all times. Stripe is fully PCI Compliant.

We can accept payment from Visa, MasterCard and America Express.

We operate a strict 14-day cancellation policy for refunds. Please read our Terms & Conditions before purchasing.

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A walk along the river Boyne in Drogheda exploring the ancient mythology of Ireland’s most eminent river valley. Expert guide Anthony Murphy of Mythical Ireland will take you back in time to a hoary and misty age of the past when deities battled with mortal humans in supernatural encounters. Hear about how many Irish myths which are known around the world are closely connected with the Boyne and the Drogheda area. Walking will be at a leisurely pace, suitable for families. 

Assemble on the footpath at the old Ushers factory across from the eastern end of Donor’s Green, Boyne Road, at 1.15 pm; walk begins at 1.30 pm sharp. Limited parking is available on the Boyne Road, North Strand, and Greenhills areas. The walk will cover a distance of about 2.5km and will conclude on the Ramparts Walk around 3.30 pm.

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Sunday 26th June

10:00am to 1:00pm 

Gates open at 09:30 and close at 10:00 for duration of event

No dogs permitted 

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Please Note: Introduction to Walking classes must be completed before attending an Advanced Nordic Walk.

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Meet Our Guides

Brendan Matthews

Irish Historian

Brendan Matthews is an Irish Historian and Historical Researcher & Presenter. He has worked on Archaeological excavations and has studied and presented the History & Heritage of Ireland for many years, obtaining a wealth of experience and knowledge pertaining to all aspects of Ireland`s Storied Past. Brendan has written many books and articles on Irish Community History for more than 30 years and has contributed to many Radio and TV programmes both at home and abroad.

Brendan specialises in the Research & Presentation of his findings in relation to Community History; of how people lived in the past, where they lived, when they lived, what they did and the events, periods in time and the happenings that affected the ordinary people in their daily lives.

Brendan Matthews also delivers Presentation Talks and conducts Walking Tours on all aspects of Irish Archaeology, History, Heritage & Folklore. He resides in Stamullen in East Meath.

Martina Farrell

Nordic Walking Fitness Instructor

Hi my name is Martina of Boyne Nordic Walks.

I'm a certified Nordic Walking Fitness Instructor.

I'll will be giving half hour taster sessions on Nordic Walking. All ages are welcome to see what this walking with poles is all about!

My walks are a combination of fitness walks and mindful gentler walks. They suit all fitness levels and all ages.

Nordic Walking is a form of physical activity where the use of a pair of specially designed Nordic Walking poles are added to regular natural walking.

We have a variety of different locations - long sandy beaches, ancient sites (e.g. Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth), rambles along the river Boyne and our walk at Oldbridge through the ever changing landscape of the Boyne Valley.

Dusty Flanagan

Fáilte Ireland National Tour Guide

Dusty Flanagan is a Fáilte Ireland National Tour Guide and founding member of the Boyne Valley Camino and Boyne Valley Trails. Dusty specialises in guided walks in the Boyne Valley and further afield, with experience working with community, youth and private tour groups . He has led coast to coast walks in Ireland and Camino walks in Spain.

His walks locally focus on nature, wildlife and history in the Boyne Valley and he has written for Heritage Ireland Magazine

Anthony Murphy

Journalist & Author

Anthony Murphy is a journalist, author, tour guide and photographer from Drogheda. He has published nine books inspired by the mythology and archaeology of the great prehistoric monuments of the Boyne Valley. In 2018, he discovered the remains of a giant late Neolithic henge close to Newgrange. He curates the Mythical Ireland website and social media channels and broadcasts a weekly livestream. He has appeared as an expert on the Boyne Valley on the History Channel, National Geographic, Discovery Science and Channel 4.