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Sports and Activities

This section provides information on activities to do in the Boyne Valley and to suit all tastes and interests.

Winged horses and wise fish

All the magic Boyne Valley has to offer can be found to great effect in the many sporting activities in the county. Walks are more invigorating. Horses run faster, jump higher and keep pace longer. It does something to the fish. They're not only bigger and bolder in the Boyne Valley but rumour has it some can even talk. And as for golf courses - better hold onto your clubs!

Aonach Tailteann

The Boyne Valley even had its own Olympic games well before the Greeks has theirs. They were called Aonach Tailteann. Mythical young warriors tested their strength and prowess in a medley of the usual events: wrestling, boxing, chariots races, swimming horses through the river at dawn and sham aquatic fights. For this last one, an artificial lake was created, showing how seriously the games organisers took their responsibility for providing the proper sports facilities. Right from the start, sporting in the Boyne Valley has meant giving that little bit extra.

Chariot racing and sham aquatic fights have been replaced by racing and water sports and while walkers and cyclists will not see too many horses swimming the river at dawn, they will see a few early morning fishermen in pursuit of the Boyne Valley wily fish or golfers chasing that elusive par. Read on to learn more about sports on offer in the Boyne Valley.

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Angling

In Meath you will find superb game, coarse and sea angling. It will satisfy the expectations of specialist, experienced and novice anglers alike.
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Golf

Boyne Valley offers quality and value to the visiting golfer and you will be assured of a warm Irish welcome wherever you go.
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Horseracing

Where else to go racing than in County Meath. There is plenty of choice. National Hunt and Flat racing is regularly held at Fairyhouse (home of the Irish Grand National) and Bellewstown (for over 300yrs). Navan Racecourse is one of the finest
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Walking

Fresh air, green rugged fields, the crystal waters of the Boyne river, friendly & engaging people ... discover why the Boyne Valley is a great place to explore on foot.
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Equestrian

Meath is famous for the wonderful horses it produces. The reason being, experience in horsemanship from breeding, breaking, livery and training. Lessons and trekking for all ages and standards are readily available in Meath's equestrian centres. The County is well known for its various types of equestrian schools and stables.  

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Meath GAA

From the start of Meath GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) (Cumann Cúthchleas Gael) Meath have being said to be one of the strongholds of Gaelic Football.

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