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10 facts about Otters in the Boyne Valley

  • April 2017
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Being on the river every day we are the lucky ones who get to see otters in the Boyne Valley. Besides being graceful and playful creatures, they are also ecological early warning signals for river systems. They are extremely sensitive and cannot cope with pollution. This makes them Mother Nature’s blue flags. Normally elusive, we

Drewstown Expansion

  • April 2017
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This year we decided to prepare our facilities in Drewstown House for our new Kids Summer Camps. For those who have never been, Drewstown House is an 18th century Georgian manor nestled in nine acres of woodland in a secluded part of the Boyne Valley beside Girley Bog. It is home to our High Ropes

Archery in the Boyne Valley

  • March 2015
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It is evening as I write this and the archery course is in full swing in our indoor facility here in Boyne Valley Central. I can hear the thunk of arrows flying into butts and cheers when someone hits the target. It sounds like Jim, our Olympic archery instructor,  is  putting a group through their

Rafting on the Boyne

  • February 2015
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The Craic Having paddled the Boyne for the last number of years it was inevitable that we were going to, at some point, get ourselves a couple of rafts for no other reason than the same reason we started paddling the Boyne in kayaks – for the craic! If we ever guest speak at “small

Boats of the Boyne

  • January 2015
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  Boats of the Boyne This time of the year when I go out for my morning paddle, the river is full and steady and quiet. I have the water to myself, apart from the odd heron or duck. Drifting by ruins and castles in the fog, I often wonder about the different types of

Biodiversity for Kids

  • January 2015
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Biodiversity for Kids From September through to May this season, Boyne Valley Activities have found themselves spending as much time in the classroom as on the water!  What started as a casual conversation about biodiversity for kids with a local teacher from St Marys School in Trim, has turned into a full River Biodiversity for

Ecotourism in the Boyne Valley

  • February 2014
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When Ecotourism Ireland invited us along to join the new ecotourism network in Meath, we were curious but we weren’t really sure what ecotourism had to do with us. All we want to do is get out and about and have fun. But we went along for the tea and to meet the rest of

Valentine Activity on the Boyne

  • February 2014
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Valentine Activity on the Boyne When we decided to create a speed-dating event on the Boyne as a Valentine activity, people looked at us like we were mad. We are used to that. We know that love is a strange fish and it is often found in the strangest places. So let’s look at some

Traditions of Brigid in the Boyne Valley

  • February 2014
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As Storm Brigid passes over Ireland leaving a trail of demolition and floods in her wake, it got me thinking about the name of the storm and its links with the Irish female patron saint. History St Brigid, like Patrick, was a blow-in to Ireland. She started off as a Scottish slave in Louth in the

2013 in the Boyne Valley

  • January 2014
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Being the first FULL season since we started our new activities company, I would say that what was most notable to me was that we got to see how the whole valley looked and changed as the seasons did. It was also remarkable how much wildlife we encountered along the way, I wondered was there