Pick up a Picnic

By Rebecca Meade

Pick up a Picnic

After a very long winter of unending lockdowns, we need some fun this summer and with the theme of the summer being outdoors, what better way to get out, explore & have some fun than with a picnic in the Boyne Valley? The Boyne Valley has so many beautiful spots to enjoy a picnic and we have lots of delicious locally produced food & drink to have on your picnic!
Get some inspiration on picnic spots over HERE
 Here we have put together a few suggestions on where to pick up some delicious food & drink that is produced here in the Boyne Valley that is perfect for a fabulous & delicious picnic.
 Sheridan’s Cheesemongers
 Sheridan’s Cheesemongers Meath Shop just outside Kells is the perfect place to pick up some truly decadent picnic supplies. Of course, you will find lots of delicious cheese, but also charcuterie, wine & lots of artisan treats. All of which can also be ordered online if you cannot make it to the shop.
 Headfort Arms Hotel
 As always, the team at the Headfort Arms Hotel in Kells, County Meath have thought of everything and this summer they have a fabulous Picnic Basket Kit available- The Teddy Bears Picnic... a family treat for you to rediscover the great outdoors this summer.
They have included a special guest to join you; ‘Heady Bear’, their lovely traditional Teddy who is yours for keeps and because no family picnic is complete without a Teddy bear!
The picnic includes an Adults box of savoury homemade tastes from the Headfort kitchen:
  • sausage rolls
  • mini quiche
  • freshly cut finger sandwiches
  • brownies
  • freshly baked scones (with our jam of course)
  • seasonal surprises..
For the younger guests, they include.
  • Sausage rolls
  • Finger sandwiches
  • Mini brownies
  • Cookies
  • Lemonade
Family Picnic €70, Adult Picnic €50 for Two. Add Headfort Summer Diaquiri Cocktails for €80 fully inclusive. Bortolotti Prosecco for the grownups for €99
Book your picnic for collection here-
 Scholars Townhouse Hotel
Scholars Townhouse Hotel in the heart of Drogheda has created a luxurious picnic including
  • Iced coffee/tea
  • Selection of cakes
  • Selection of handcrafted sandwiches
  • Cajun Corn Salad
  • Ballymakenny Potato Salad
  • Hummus & Crackers
  • Cookies
This is now available to order for collection on their website-
MacNamee’s Tea Rooms
 If you are headed for a picnic by the sea, then MacNamee’s Tea Rooms in Dunleer County Louth is a great place to stock up on lots of yummy picnic foods. They specialise in gourmet sandwiches and have a great selection of freshly baked cakes & treats along with lots of locally produced charcuterie & lots more.
 Earls Kitchen
 Earl’s Kitchen in Navan County Meath is famous for its fabulous lunch offering including freshly baked quiches, sausage rolls & salads all made in house daily. These along with their stunning range of cakes & treats make it a perfect place to grab some picnic supplies. They also stock a range of handmade baskets which can hold all your picnic goodies!
 Bakealicious
Bakealicious Cafe in Navan, County Meath specialises in beautiful bakes using local ingredients including spelt flour and Irish butter. Sandwiches made with bread baked in house and a huge selection of cakes make it a one stop shop to pick up a fabulous picnic this summer.
 Simply Honest Café
 The Simply Honest Cafe in Navan offers a great selection of freshly made salads, sandwiched & lots more. They also stock a large range of products from local Artisan Food Producers perfect for picnics.
 Harvest Home Bakery
Harvest Home Bakery in Trim County Meath offers a great selection of freshly prepared sandwiches and delicious cakes & treats including a treat box which would be a welcome addition to any picnic basket!
 Five Good Things Café
Five Good Things Cafe is in Drogheda County Louth and specialises in speciality coffee and delicious brunch and lunch options.
 Teltown House
Cafe Tailtiu in the courtyard of Teltown House has recently opened and you can pick up some picnic supplies and enjoy a picnic in the stunning grounds of Teltown House.
 Slane Castle
This summer it is all happening at Slane Castle with an Airstream food truck on site which will provide a quick takeaway service of specialty coffee and home baked goods along with a picnic basket option.
 Merci Beaucoup Pop up Market
Each Friday and Saturday the talented team at Merci Beaucoup Cakes Creations open their pop-up shop, which is full of freshly baked breads, pastries and beautiful French patisserie which would all make for a very luxurious picnic.
 Rock Farm Weekly Market
Stop by the Farmer’s Market that is on each Thursday at Rock Farm just outside Slane in County Meath and pick up lots of local food & drink from the producers themselves to enjoy on your picnic. From freshly baked sourdough to locally made cheese and cider you will find all you need here for a proper Boyne Valley picnic!

 

 

Sage & Stone 
 Just outside Duleek in County Meath, a great place to pick up yummy sandwiches, salads and treats incuding ice cream!