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Nine things to do in Louth this August bank holiday weekend

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Boyne Valley Music Festival

Boyne Valley Music Festival

Louth Culture Quest

Louth Culture Quest

Darren Geoghegan will represent Louth in next week's Poc Fada. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Darren Geoghegan will represent Louth in next week's Poc Fada. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Try a sunset cruise on the Carlingford Lough ferry.

Try a sunset cruise on the Carlingford Lough ferry.

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Boyne Valley Music Festival

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The August Bank Holiday weekend is here, and if you're looking for ways to enjoy the few days, then we’ve got you covered as we've complied a list of a few of the many things happening around the county that can keep you entertained.

1. The Boyne Valley Music Festival

Taking place from Friday to Sunday, July 29th to 31st, the festival will feature concerts, talks and tours, with events taking place in Townley Hall, the Highlanes Gallery and St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda. The weekend explores the theme “Beauty, Love and Justice” with performances by artists including Naomi Louisa O’Connell, Joshua Stewart, Paul Cassidy, Jacqueline Thomas, Jessie Grimes, Aisling Manning, Julie-Anne Manning, Deirdre Brenner and many more. Visit www.boynevalleymusicfestival.com for tickets

2. All-Ireland Poc Fada Championship

The country’s top hurlers and camogie players will take part in this unique competition on bank holiday Monday from 10am at Annaverna in the Cooley peninsula. The event recalls the legendary journey of Setanta, later Cu Chulainn, who as a seven year-old boy, set off from his home in Dundalk to join the Red Branch Knigths’ training school in Ard Mhacha.  The modern-day event was first held in 1960.

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Darren Geoghegan will represent Louth in next week's Poc Fada. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Darren Geoghegan will represent Louth in next week's Poc Fada. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Darren Geoghegan will represent Louth in next week's Poc Fada. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

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3. Louth Craftmark’s Connective 22 exhibition

The exhibition at Gallery 13, Millmount, Drogheda, features work by 35 members  including ceramics, glass, jewellery, painting, print, mixed media, textiles, and sculpture. This free exhibition runs until Friday, August 5th, from 11am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

4. John Lynch at Ardgillan Castle

Enjoy an afternoon of folk music with Dublin singer/songwriter John Lynch in the beautiful setting of Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan, on Sunday, July 31st, at 2pm. Castle tours are also available.

5. Go on an interactive treasure hunt

Explore the Wee County as never before with the Louth Culture Quest app from An Tain Arts Centre. Ideal for all the family, it gives people the opportunity to learn about Louth’s heritage while discovering new specially commissioned arts. The county is divided into four zones so that the quest can be split up and each zone completed separately following the clues provided by Lugh, a custodian of art from the future, played by Joe Rooney of Fr Ted fame. There’s a competition with some great prizes for those who download the app before August 12th. See www.antain.ie

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Louth Culture Quest

Louth Culture Quest

Louth Culture Quest

6. Dance Sensation in the Village Hotel

Tony Carley will be acting as compere on the night, taking place in the Bettystown venue on Friday, July 29, at 8pm. It is a red carpet event with a DJ and a late bar. A fundraiser in aid of the Dance Sensation group. Mr and Mrs event. 

7. Go on a cruise with a difference 

Carlingford Lough Ferry is offering two interesting cruises this weekend. The Summer Gin Tasting Cruise departs from Greenore on Friday, July 29th at 7.45pm. Passengers can sample gins from the Symphonia Gin & Woodlabs Distillery and enjoy live music.  The whole family can enjoy the sunset cruise on Sunday, July 31st, departing Greenore at 7.45pm. The cruise includes an audio tour,  live music and dancing, and food and drink are available on board.  To boo, visit www.carlingfordloughcruises.com

8. Save the Boyne Walk

The meeting point for the walk on Saturday is the Navan Ramparts in at 9.30am. The walk will pass through Stackallen Bridge, meeting at Slane for a picnic and community solidarity lunch from 1pm-2pm. Afterwards, the walk will continue on to Bru na Boinne for a coffee break, arriving to Drogheda for approximately 6.30pm. Participants are advised to wear appropriate clothing/footwear and a high vis-jacket for safety on the road. Water, a picnic lunch and sunscreen are also advised.

9. Boompalooza Festival

Head down to the Boomerang Centre and Café on Saturday, July 30, where there will be two stages and a day expected to be full of buzz. There will be live music on both the Basement stage and the Main stage, the event kicks off at 2pm, running until 9pm. Tickets are €10. 


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