There is still time to get your Dad a delicious gift or fantastic food experience from the members of Boyne Valley Flavours. Read on to see loads of gift ideas that you can order online & have delivered to your door or purchase a voucher for.
It is so important now that we support Irish businesses and all the suggestions here are from businesses in the Boyne Valley so please scroll down & check out all the amazing goodies & experiences we have put together!
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/
Food & Drink Gift Ideas
Great Northern Larder
Great Northern Larder have an amazing array of food & drink from all corners of the Boyne Valley in their Boyne Valley Shop, from delicious dry aged steak to BBQ essentials and local cider there is something to tickle everyone's taste buds!
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. Also available on the Boyne Valley Shop at www.greatnorthernlarder.com
If your Father is a gin lover then treat him to a bottle of beautiful Listoke Gin. There are several in their range to choose from and they can be purchased here-https://listokedistillery.ie/gin/
The Cider Mill
The Cider Mill is owned by cider maker Mark Jenkinson who’s knowledge and passion for cider is extraordinary. Only recently available online on the BRÚ Shop they would make a great gift.
BRU Brewery in Trim makes an extensive range of delicious craft beers. With lots of different options & mixed cases available on their website.
Dan Kelly’s Cider
Made from apples from their own orchard just outside Drogheda in the heart of the Boyne Valley Dan Kelly’s Cider is a perfect summer's day drink and hopefully we will have sun this weekend!
Rock Farm Slane
Rock Farm in Slane produce the most delicious free range pork and organic Dexter beef on the banks of the river Boyne ideal for a Father’s Day BBQ. Available to pick up at their weekly Farmer’s Market on each Thursday in Rock Farm 10-4 and also on the Boyne Valley Shop at www.greatnorthernlarder.com
Carlingford Oyster Company
If you Dad is an Oyster lover then here is an easy way to make him happy! Order some delicious, fresh oysters on the Boyne Valley Shop at www.greatnorthernlarder.com
Drummond House Garlic & Asparagus
This might sound like a strange gift suggestion but we guarantee you it is delicious! If your Dad is afan of good food he will love this gorgeous Irish grown Aspragus, full of flavour and perfect to go with a BBQ.
Hugh Maguire’s Butchers
Hugh Maguire’s Butchers offer a huge array of award winning products including their famous Smoked Black Pudding which would make the perfect addition to a special Father’s Day breakfast.
Hugh’s Breakfast Packs, Steaks & more are available on the Boyne Valley Shop at www.greatnorthernlarder.com
A delicious range of authentic curry sauces and chutneys to add some spice to any dish! Available on the Boyne Valley Shop at www.greatnorthernlarder.com
What’s for Pudding
Perfect for a fuss free Father’s Day dessert, this award winning range of desserts including Sticky Toffee Pudding is now available Boyne Valley Shop at www.greatnorthernlarder.com
Hogan’s Farms offer a range of turkey products including a new summer range designed for the BBQ. Available on their website HogansFarms.ie and also on the Boyne Valley Shop at www.greatnorthernlarder.com
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.
Nick's Fish Ashbourne
Treat your Dad to some lovely fresh fish a wide selection available on the Boyne Valley Shop at www.greatnorthernlarder.com
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. Available on their own site and also the Boyne Valley Food Shop at www.greatnorthernlarder.com
The Wooded Pig
At The Wooded Pig, they are passionate about producing the highest quality Irish charcuterie using ethically raised free range Irish meat and this makes their charcuterie absolutely delicious!
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. Available on their own site and also the Boyne Valley Food Shop at www.greatnorthernlarder.com
In the Phoenix Delite Online Chocolate Shop you can order handmade Belgian chocolates, truffles and fudge. 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 also on the Boyne Valley Shop at www.greatnorthernlarder.com
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!
Hilda Cullivan produces a delicious range of jams, marmalades & chutneys now available on the Boyne Valley Shop at www.greatnorthernlarder.com
KooKee creates a range of bake at home cookie products that are perfect for a spot of fuss free baking with a guaranteed delicious result! They are now available on the Boyne Valley Shop at www.greatnorthernlarder.com
Jackdaw Farm is a 2 acre, no-spray, no-dig market garden located in Drumone, Co. Meath. Available at markets across the Boyne Valley and also on the Boyne Valley Shop at www.greatnorthernlarder.com
Silly Sid’s creates homemade ice cream from their dairy herd based in Newgrange Co. Meath. Offering a choice of yummy flavours including our personal favourite- a Listoke Gin flavoured ice cream- the perfect gift if your Dad is a gin lover!
Available on the Boyne Valley Shop at www.greatnorthernlarder.com
Lannleire Honey is owned by award winning honey producer Eoghan Mac Giolla Coda based in Dunleer County Louth. Eoghan has previously been awarded first prize at the London Honey Show- the most coveted prize in honey making.
Lannleire Honey is used by Chefs in some of the best restaurants throughout Ireland and it is now available on the Boyne Valley Shop at www.greatnorthernlarder.com
Unglu-d is a dedicated Gluten Free business. It started as a pop up shop and from that developed a global following of Coeliacs and Gluten Freers. It was set up by Aileen who’s a Coeliac and for whom the pop ups reinforced those on a gluten free diet still have a hard time finding quality products. Unglu-d runs classes to help give people on a Gluten Free diet confidence in some of the basics and mostly it’s a great opportunity to get together with like minded people to talk about all things Gluten Free. Unglu-d now also has it's own range of sauces, shares recipes and keeps customers up to date on new products and events happening in Ireland and elsewhere.
Bee Natural produces and sells food wraps made from local pure beeswax. Their product is an eco friendly alternative to cling film, tin foil and plastic bags. They also do vegan friendly alternatives to our beeswax wraps which are made using wax sourced from the natural Candelilla plant and recently expanded into making reusable face masks in a range of patterns which would make for a practical gift this Father’s Day!
Ballymakenny Farm specialise in growing Heritage & Specialty potatoes including Violetta, Red Emmalie, Pink Fir Apple & Bambino Purple Sprouting Broccoli & Frivole.
Available to purchase via their website https://ballymakennyfarm.com/
Merci Beaucoup Cakes Creation
Merci Beaucoup Cakes Creations create a range of stunning French Patisseries and desserts, macarons and tarts that make gorgeous & delicious gifts.
Available on the Boyne Valley Shop at www.greatnorthernlarder.com and also through Merci Beacoup Cakes Creations Facebook Shop https://www.facebook.com/pg/MerciBeaucoupCakesCreationNavan/shop/?ref=page_internal
Boyne Valley Flavours Eateries & Accomodation
It has been a really tough time for restaurants, cafes & hotels over the past few months. Thankfully many are reopening soon and many are offering great reopening offers or are open for take aways now.
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.They have a special reopening offer available now and they also have a gorgeous takeout menu on offer at the moment.
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. They have a special reopening offer on now and they are also currently offering takeout.
Treat your Dad to a beautiful meal or night away in the stunning Tankardstown House.
Conygham Arms Hotel
Located in the centre of Slane, a perfect location for exploring the Boyne Valley, vouchers available for dining or overnight stays.
The Cross Guns Gastropub
Give the gift of a delicious feast at The Cross Guns, a gastropub serving the best of Boyne Valley produce and reopening on the 29th June with great takeout on offer until then!
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. Vouchers available for when they reopen and they also currently have a delicious takeout menu.
Located in the Cornmarket in Navan Co.Meath Bakealcious offers delicious bakes available for on their online shop.
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. They are reopening at the end of the month & have lots of great offers.
Trim Castle Hotel
In the heart of Trim, vouchers available for hotel and dining. Reopening at the end of the month with lots of special reopening offers.
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 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.
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.
Monasterboice Inn is a family run business offering delicious food with a focus on local produce and is reopening on 30th July, vouchers available.
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. Vouchers available for when they reopen & they currently they have a fab takeout menu on offer.
Earl’s Kitchen is a bustling little café in the centre of Navan currently offering delicious takeaway including amazing cakes & treats, perfect for treating your Dad.
Mac Namees Tea Room
MacNamee’s Tea Room are currently offering a beautiful takeout afternoon tea for collection and have tea/coffee and coffee accessories for sale on their website.
Boyne Valley Flavour’s Experiences
We have lots of fantastic Food Experiences to enjoy throughout the Boyne Valley that we think would make the perfect gift. Due to Covid-19 restrictions many have been forced to close but now with restrictions lifting they are reopening so if you really want to spoil your Dad this year how about combining an overnight stay, dinner and a food experience in the Boyne Valley?
This summer Causey Farm are launching a new socially distanced Ice Cream Experience! More suited to families with young children this adventure is the perfect day out.
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. Tara hopes to reopen soon but in the meantime she is offering cookery classes via Zoom! So if you think your Dad would enjoy brushing up on his cooking skills this is the gift for you!
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! Hoping to reopen soon but vouchers are available!
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. Reopening soon and vouchers available.
Slane Whiskey Distillery Tour
A superb tour of the historic Slane Whiskey Distillery where their storytellers will immerse you into the wonderful world of whiskey. Finish the tour in the best way possible, with a taste of their signature triple-casked blend, Slane Irish Whiskey. Reopening soon and vouchers available.
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.
Contact Details email@example.com
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. Reopening soon!
Contact Details Facebook: @HarvestHomeBakery (046) 9436660
Rock Farm Slane
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. It is the perfect destination this summer for a get away. Book a trip or purchase a voucher.
Thank you for taking the time to look at 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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