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Historic Boyne Canal Experience

Connect with Ireland's history!

Quick Details


  • 90 minutes

Plan Ahead

  • Dress warm
  • Wear clothing comfortable for a little exercise
  • Bring rain gear (just in case)
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes or boots
Family of 4 2 Adults • 2 Children (Under 16 Years Old)
Family of 5 2 Adults • 3 Children (Under 16 Years Old)
Family of 6 2 Adults • 4 Children (Under 16 Years Old)
Private Boat (up to 4 Adults)
Private Boat (up to 6 Adults)
Private Boat (up to 8 Adults)

About the Historic Boyne Canal Experience in Boyne Valley

Suitable for all ages from 4-86 so far! No previous experience necessary.

Not every Boyne Valley experience is the same as you the crew changes every time. Below is an overview of how a tour might happen but there is plenty of scope to focus on certain elements more than others.

Setting off from the Sealock on the Boyne Canal navigation the crew learn how to paddle together and head off through the reeds and trees.

First stop is Fairyland where the trees close into a green tunnel and the fairy doors can be spotted at the water’s edge.

Tales of mythology are told such as the Salmon of Knowledge.

Next stop is the Engineers Bridge over 250 years old. Built to carry horses but now takes cars, trucks, tractors and more. Amazing hand built craftsmanship.

Moving along the Obelisk Bridge, Oldbridge, Co. Meath comes into view and the crossing point of King William’s force during the Battle of the Boyne. Take a break and hear about the winners and losers in one of Europe’s most significant confrontations.

After the battle discussion; pass the old Boathouse which was built into the canal to serve Oldbridge house and the military bunker built during WWII.

The paddling techniques you learn are the very same used to train the Iron Islanders in Game of Thrones, so you can imagine yourself heading off to Pike on a raid with Yara and Theon Greyjoy.

Safety and Information

This is very much a ‘dry’ water activity and no wetsuit is required to participate. However, as it is still a boat on the water we always expect the unexpected.

We comply with the Dept. of Marine Code of Practice for the safe operation of recreational craft. Life jackets are provided for all participants: Solid foam for younger paddlers and automatically inflated life jackets for those a little older in the flesh if not in the mind!

Our experiences are off the beaten track in an amazing part of the Boyne Valley in Co. Meath just 40 mins from Dublin.  The birthplace of Ireland’s Ancient East.

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