The Boyne: A Valley of Kings
The Boyne: A Valley of Kings by Henry Boylan.
Ireland's Boyne Valley is an area of great historical importance, of fertile lands,
ancient crosses, abbeys, castles and fine houses, a place where battles were fought
and High Kings crowned. Its richly varied past is peopled with names such as St Patrick,
Poynings, King William, Oliver Cromwell, Jonathan Swift, Lord Dunsany, Francis Ledwidge,
and Admiral Francis Beaufort, deviser of the Beaufort Scale.
Following the course of the River Boyne
from its source at Trinity Well in Co Kildare to the estuary at Mornington, where it enters the
sea, this book visits the famous sites and ancient monuments, such as
to provide a narrative on the people, events and legends of the area.
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Boyne Valley Private Day Tours
Pick up and return to your accommodation or cruise ship. Suggested day tour:
Newgrange World Heritage site, 10th century High Crosses at Monasterboice,
Hill of Tara the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, Bective Abbey and Trim Castle the largest Norman castle in Ireland