Mother’s Day is only around the corner and this year we are all in a very strange situation due to COVID-19. However despite the difficulties we are all experiencing at the moment we still have to honour and celebrate occasions such as Mother’s Day as best we can. We have put together a few gift suggestions that can be purchased via voucher or online. This is a difficult time for many, particularly for a lot of the hospitality industry and the producers that supply that industry so we would encourage you to try shop local and support those businesses if at all possible this Mother’s Day or indeed at any time over the coming weeks.
Boyne Valley Flavours Voucher
We offer vouchers that can be redeemed at many of our members, purchase or find out more at https://boynevalleyflavours.ie/vouchers/select-amount/
Boyne Valley Flavour’s Experiences
We have lots of fantastic Foodie experiences to enjoy throughout the Boyne Valley that we think would make the perfect gift.
East Coast Cookery School
Run by Cordon Bleu-trained chef, Tara Walker, this purpose-built, home-based Cookery School offers cookery classes in a relaxed & fun atmosphere.
Listoke Distillery & Gin School
Listoke Distillery & Gin School¸ the first Gin School in Ireland, is a unique experience where we both distill and teach how to make gin. Take a tour of our distillery, see the botanicals used in production, learn how to distill. All this while enjoying some local produce and you get to take your own blend of Gin home!
Slane Circle Afternoon Food Tour – Ireland’s Ancient East Guided Tour – Slane Food Circle
On this absorbing fully- guided food tour, you’ll meet four of Slane Food Circle producers, visit their working farms and get a unique glimpse into how today’s food producers rear, grow or make their own produce, making surprising use of ancient techniques! The tour includes tastings of the produce and a Slane Food Circle platter with flatbread at the end.
Slane Whiskey Distillery Tour
Allow our storytellers to immerse you into our wonderful world of whiskey. Finish the tour in the best way possible, with a taste of our signature triple-casked blend, Slane Irish Whiskey
The Bird’s Nest Cookery School
Sourdough workshop where you learn about your starter, making and baking sourdough loaf. Morning coffee and bakes included, farm tour and lunch showcasing our farm products (Wooded Pig). Other options include: Bread workshops and Cookery Demonstrations to suit groups of family and friends.
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The Annagassan Viking VR & Seafood Experience
Within the comfort of the award-winning Glyde Inn, board a Viking ship and travel back to 841 A.D. to appreciate what life was like when the local, world-renowned site of the Viking Longphort of Linn Duachaill was capital of Ireland. Through this fun and fully-immersive-virtual reality experience, gain insights into stories and battles through your guide, ‘Bjorn the Bear,’ who once roamed the territory that is now home to the scenic fishing village of Annagassan. Afterwards, enjoy a Viking platter of delicious local seafood, washed down with a Viking beer.
Celtic Baking Experience @ Harvest Home Bakery
Enjoy a hands-on class in our bakery where you will learn to bake your own Irish Brown Soda Bread from scratch. While the bread is in the oven, we will teach a beginner’s Irish language class with popular Irish sayings. Once the bread is baked you can taste it in the bakery or wrap it up to take home. Book on Eventbrite.
Contact Details Facebook: @HarvestHomeBakery (046) 9436660
An Grianán Cookery School
An Grianán, ‘the sunny place’, is an unique experience in Co. Louth that is open all year round. We host regular events in our Cookery School with options for everyone to enjoy including; fish class, vegan, gluten free, family suppers, children’s baking, bread making and more with special events in December for Christmas.
Rock Farm Slane is a glamping, ecotourism and activity centre and organic farm on the Slane Castle estate stretching for 1.5km along the banks of the River Boyne.
Irish Farm & Food Experience At Causey Farm. Enjoy a day out at Causey Farm where you will learn to bake brown bread, tour the farm and enjoy homemade treats.
Bee Natural produce and sell food wraps made from Local pure beeswax. Their product is an eco friendly alternative to cling film, tin foil and plastic bags.
Boyne Valley Flavour’s Produce available online
Lots of delicious gifts that can be delivered to your door!
Great Northern Larder
Great Northern Larder are offering a great selection of delicious treats on their online shop all made in the Boyne Valley.
Newgrange Gold are offering a Premium Rapeseed Infusions Gift Box containing their Smokey, Garden Herbs with Lemon and their Chilli & Garlic Rapeseed Oil in one stylish Box! A wonderful present to give anyone who loves their cooking.
Sheridan’s Cheesemongers is the ideal place to discover lots of fabulous foodie gifts with lots of local produce on offer as well as delicious cheese, wine and vouchers.
A Bit On The Side
A Bit On The Side offer delicious award winning savoury gourmet jellies which would make an ideal gift for the foodie in your life. All made in Meath by Hilary McGrath.
The Studio Coffee Roasters
The Studio Coffee Roasters offer a fantastic range of delicious artisan coffee and accessories for coffee lovers.
McEntee’s Fine Tea
A treat for tea lovers, award winning tea from McEntee’s Fine Teas in Louth. Lots of different options along with lovely gift packs.
The Wooded Pig
At The Wooded Pig, they are passionate about producing the highest quality Irish charcuterie using ethically raised free range Irish Meat. Using traditional continental curing methods, at The Wooded Pig, they are embarking on a journey to develop a range of charcuterie products with an Irish twist.
Oriel Sea Salt
Located in Port Oriel, Clogherhead, County Louth and founded by John Delany & Brian Fitzpatrick, Oriel is a multi-award winning company with product credentials including, PDO, Organic Trust, Origin Green, Kosher, Good Food Irl, European Community of Chefs. They are the only company in Europe to hold two EU Protected Designation of Origin status (PDO) for their Mineral Sea Salt and Deep Ocean Magnesium.
In the Phoenix Delite Online Chocolate Shop you can order handmade Belgian chocolates and truffles. Handmade with the finest Belgian ingredients, full on flavour that lingers longer in your mouth.
Lily Chen is originally from the Fujian province where she was reared on quality leaf tea. Over the years she has developed a strong passion and knowledge for quality tea served in the most natural way. Thanks to the accessibility to the best tea farms in China, Lily only selects the finest tea leaves for her customers.
Lily's Tea offers a wide range of personally selected Loose- Leaf Tea, Leaf-Tea Pyramids, and an excellent Organic Matcha Tea.
A perfect gift for coffee lovers, some delicious artisan coffee roasted in the Boyne Valley.
Killua Castle sells its delicious venison via an online shop at
Coole Swan is an exquisite mix of full single-malt Irish whiskey, real white Belgian chocolate and fresh dairy cream. It hails from the rich pasture land of Co. Meath where Mary Sadlier and Philip Brady’s family business is run from a converted barn on their fourth-generation family farm.
BIg Red Kitchen
Big Red Kitchen produces delicious award winning jams and marmalades that can be delivered to your door!
Boyne Valley Flavours Eateries & Accomodation
Headfort Arms Hotel
The Headfort Arms Hotel offers a great array of Headfort Golfing, Activity & Spa packages.
The Vanilla Pod Restaurant offers Award-Winning Dining Experiences and Cafe Therese, Headfort Lounge and traditional Kelltic Bar offer more casual but not fewer quality options, all using locally sourced produce from the impressive display of Boyne Valley Producers.
The Headfort Spa Rooms offer a vast range of treatments using Irish peat-based products, bridal packages and much more.
A voucher for Headfort Arms ticks a lot of boxes and is sure to go down a treat!
Located in the Cornmarket in Navan Co.Meath Bakealcious offers delicious bakes available for home delivery. They also offer a beautiful afternoon tea experience.
Scholars Hotel in Drogheda Co.Louth offers vouchers for a range of fabulous dining experiences, afternoon tea and overnight stays. A perfect base from which to explore the Boyne Valley.
A Tankardstown Gift Voucher is sure to go down a treat.
Available to use for Dining, Afternoon Tea, Overnight Stays or Spa Treatments.
Conygham Arms Hotel
Located in the centre of Slane Co.Meath Conygham Arm’s Gift vouchers are always a welcome treat as they can be used against restaurant meals, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, overnight accommodation, weekend or midweek breaks or special offers that may be available from time to time.
The Cross Guns Gastropub
Give the gift of a delicious feast at The Cross Guns, a gastropub serving the best of Boyne Valley produce.
The Smugglers Rest
Treat your loved ones to a day by the sea in this atmospheric restaurant in Clogherhead, Co.Louth with a menu full of delicious local produce and seafood.
These unique 5 star whitewashed seaside cottages are situated on the famous six mile sandy beach between the villages of Bettystown and Laytown, just 25 minutes from Dublin Airport, making them the perfect base from which to explore the hidden treasures of the Boyne Valley and Ireland’s Ancient East. An ideal getaway for a relaxing stay in the Boyne Valley.
Newgrange Hotel Navan
The Newgrange Hotel situated in the heart of Navan Co.Meath offers vouchers for stays in the hotel and dining in the hotel. Their Bridge Restaurant features a delicious menu full of local produce.
Trim Castle Hotel
In the heart of Trim, vouchers available for hotel and dining.
Ardboyne Hotel Navan
Gift vouchers available for hotel and dining.
The Central is an award winning, multi-purpose venue featuring 7 bars, a restaurant, heated beer gardens and a cafe – all conveniently located in the heart of Navan town centre.Open 7 days a week, The Central serves food from early morning until late with live music every night. The Central supports local business with over 90% of food, suppliers and contractors sourced within Co. Meath
The Bective Restaurant in Kells Co.Meath is a relaxed, atmospheric restaurant in the heritage town of Kells.The Bective specialises in Irish beef and fish, with over 90% of food sourced within County Meath.
Why not treat your friends and family with the perfect gift. Slane Castle Gift Vouchers can be used in their stunning Gandon Room Restaurant or Browne’s Bar.
Situated in the heart of Co. Meath, Teltown Country House B&B is a 17th Century country house overlooking the River Blackwater. Teltown House is situated in the area of Teltown, which held the ancient Pre-olympic Tailteann Games and is approx. 25 minutes from all historical sites in the Ancient East Region.
Mondasterboice Inn a family run business offering delicious food with a focus on local produce.
The West29 Restolounge, located in the heart of The Westcourt Hotel is an award winning restaurant where you will experience a hip and casually elegant dining experience.
The Spotted Dog
The Spotted Dog team pride themselves on their excellent food and service, using mainly locally sourced produce throughout the menu. As well as supporting local businesses and suppliers they provide customers with a relaxed comfortable and welcoming atmosphere and an excellent dining experience, a perfect gift!
Newbarn Farm and Donkey Shed Restaurant
Just outside Ashbourne, Co. Meath, Newbarn Farm is home to a Farm Shop selling homegrown and locally sources fruit and vegetables alongside a selection of artisan farm produce while The Donkey Shed Restaurant serves delicious meals showcasing the best of our local fare. We also have an open farm where our visitors can meet our farm animals.
Thank you for checking our our Gift Guide!
The Boyne Valley is home to a bountiful supply of passionate farmers, food and drinks producers, chefs and eateries whose passion is to bring the flavours of our landscape to your table. To understand, you must experience!
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