Oldbridge House, home to the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre has reopened with free admission until the end of the year. Photo: Andy Spearman.
The Coronavirus has had a devastating effect on the tourism and hospitality sectors in Louth and Meath but, with attractions beginning to re-open and Fáilte Ireland research indicating that 60% of Irish people are planning a short trip in Ireland in the next six months it’s not all doom and gloom.
The Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre has reopened with free admission until the end of the year. Opening times 10 am - 4.30 pm until the end of September then 9 am - 4 pm.
Advance online bookings only at http://battleoftheboyne.ie/2020/07/26/booking-online/. Entrance gates are locked at 6 pm
Old Mellifont Abbey also has free admission until August 26th. Opening hours 10 am - 6 pm
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The only tour available at present is the OUTSIDE ONLY - a self-guided tour and it is essential to pre-book.
There are no ‘walk-in tickets’ available. Please do not arrive without having booked your tickets in advance as you will not gain entry.
Pre-booking online is possible from 24 hours up to 7 days in advance of visit. A maximum of 12 tickets can be booked online.
FACE COVERS ARE MANDATORY DURING YOUR VISIT- PLEASE BRING ONE AS THEY ARE NOT SUPPLIED. YOU WILL BE REFUSED ADMSISION WITHOUT ONE*
*except for those who are excused through the face covering on public transport legislation
Wheelchair users or visitors who require special assistance should email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of booking
They are not accepting group or school bookings until further notice
Brú na Bóinne Plus Newgrange Chamber Tour: Not Available at Present
For details and booking see https://www.heritageireland.ie/en/midlands-eastcoast/brunaboinnevisitorcentre/
The Castle is open but Browne's Bar and the Gandon Room are closed until further notice. Tours of the castle are available subject to the following safety conditions:
Tickets are required for entry to the castle. Please pre book your tour through our website www.slanecastle.ie you will receive an email which is your reservation and you must check in at the Castle Gates to confirm your reservation.
Meanwhile, Fáilte Ireland has begun rolling out its COVID-19 Safety Charter to qualifying businesses in the tourism and hospitality sectors in Louth.
The Charter acts as a clear visual indicator to drive confidence among holidaymakers to take a ‘safe’ break in Ireland.
The Four Seasons Hotel and Carlingford Adventure Centre in Co Louth recently received their Fáilte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Charter certificates.
Fáilte Ireland’s latest consumer sentiment research shows that 60% of Irish people are now planning a short trip in Ireland in the next six months. However, safety is a significant concern for people.
Responding to these insights and the potential growth in the domestic market in 2020, Fáilte Ireland has introduced the COVID-19 Safety Charter to provide reassurance for consumers that they can book their domestic holiday with confidence.
To be eligible to sign up to the COVID-19 Safety Charter, businesses must agree to the Terms and Conditions, to adhere to the official guidelines for re-opening relevant to your sector and to ensure that all your employees undertake requisite COVID-19 safety & hygiene control training.
Click here to find out more about Fáilte Ireland’s COVID-19 Safety Charter http://www.failteireland.ie/apply-covid-19-safety-charter.aspx
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