|Origin||Carbury, County Kildare|
|Mouth||Irish Sea between the townlands of Mornington, County Meath and Baltray, County Louth|
The River Boyne (Irish: Abhainn na Bóinne) is a river in Leinster, Ireland, the course of which is about 112 kilometres (70 miles) long. Irish (ga ''Gaeilge'' is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish. Leinster (ˈlɛnstər Irish: Laighin, lainʲ one of the Provinces of Ireland, lies in the east of Ireland and comprises the counties of Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand A mile is a unit of Length, usually used to measure Distance, in a number of different systems including Imperial units United States It rises at Trinity Well, Newbury Hall, near Carbury, County Kildare, and flows towards the Northeast through County Meath to reach the Irish Sea outside Drogheda. Carbury (Cairbre also formerly spelt "Carbery" is a Village in Ireland. County Kildare (Contae Chill Dara is an Irish County located to the southwest of Dublin in the province of Leinster. County Meath (Contae na Mí is a county in Ireland, often informally called The Royal County The Irish Sea ( Irish: Muir Éireann or Muir Meann; Scottish Gaelic: Muir Eireann Welsh: Môr Iwerddon, Drogheda (ˈdrɒhədə ˈdrɔːdə ( Droichead Átha in Irish, meaning "Bridge of the Ford" is an industrial and port town in County Louth on Salmon and trout can be caught in the river, which is surrounded by the Boyne Valley. Salmon is the common name for several species of Fish of the family Salmonidae. Trout is the common name given to a number of Species of Freshwater Fish belonging to the Salmonidae family It is crossed just west of Drogheda by the Boyne River Bridge that carries the M1 motorway and by the Boyne Viaduct that carries the Dublin-Belfast railway line to the east. The Boyne River Bridge is the longest Cable-stayed bridge in Ireland. Motorway is a term for both a type of Road and a classification or designation The Boyne Viaduct (Tarbhealach na Bóinne a 98ft high Railway Bridge, or Viaduct, that crosses the River Boyne in Drogheda, carrying Dublin (ˈdʌblɨn/ /ˈdʊblɨn or /ˈdʊbəlɪn/, bˠalʲə aːha klʲiəh or cliə(ɸ is both the largest city and capital of Ireland. Belfast ( is the capital city of Northern Ireland and the seat of government in Northern Ireland.
Despite its short course, the Boyne has historical, archaeological and mythical connotations. It passes near the ancient city of Trim, Trim Castle, the Hill of Tara (the ancient capital of the High King of Ireland), Navan, the Hill of Slane, Brú na Bóinne (an archaeological site), Mellifont Abbey, and the medieval city of Drogheda. Trim ( is the traditional County town of County Meath in Ireland, although the county town is now Navan. Trim Castle (Caisleán Bhaile Atha Troim Trim County Meath, Ireland, on the shores of the Boyne has an area of 30000 m² The Hill of Tara ( Irish Teamhair na Rí, "Hill of the Kings" located near the River Boyne, is an archaeological complex that runs Navan (ˈnævən) is the largest town and County town or administrative capital of County Meath, Ireland. Slane ( is a village in County Meath, in Ireland. The village stands on a steep hillside on the left bank of the River Boyne at the intersection Newgrange (Dún Fhearghusa is one of the Passage tombs of the Brú na Bóinne complex in County Meath, one of the most famous Mellifont Abbey ( Irish: An Mhainistir Mhór, literally "the big abbey" located in County Louth, was the first Cistercian In the Boyne Valley can also be found other historical and archaeological monuments, like Loughcrew, Kells, Celtic crosses, castles, and more. The Battle of the Boyne, a major battle in Irish history, took place along the Boyne near Drogheda in 1690 during the Williamite war in Ireland. The Battle of the Boyne (Cath na Bóinne was a turning point in the Williamite claim on the English throne The history of Ireland begins with the first known settlement in Ireland around 8000 BC when Hunter-gatherers arrived from Great Britain and continental Drogheda (ˈdrɒhədə ˈdrɔːdə ( Droichead Átha in Irish, meaning "Bridge of the Ford" is an industrial and port town in County Louth on The Williamite War in Ireland, also known as the Jacobite War in Ireland and in Ireland as Cogadh an Dá Rí or The War of the Two Kings
This river has been known since ancient times. The Greek geographer Ptolemy drew a map of Ireland in the 2nd century which included the Boyne, which he called Bubinda, and somewhat later Giraldus Cambrensis called it Boandus. Claudius Ptolemaeus ( Greek: Klaúdios Ptolemaîos; after 83 &ndash ca Gerald of Wales (c 1146 &ndash c 1223 also known as Gerallt Gymro in Welsh or Giraldus Cambrensis in Latin, In Irish mythology it is said that the river was created by the goddess Boann ('queen' or 'goddess'), according to F. The Mythology of pre-Christian Ireland did not entirely survive the conversion to Christianity, but much of it was preserved shorn of its religious meanings A goddess is a Female Deity. Many Cultures have goddesses Often deities are part of a polytheistic system that includes several deities Boann (or Boand) is the Irish mythology goddess of the River Boyne, a river in Leinster, Ireland. Dinneen, lexicographer of the Irish Gaelic language, and Boyne is an anglicised form of the name. In other legends, it was in this river where Fionn mac Cumhail captured Fiontán, the Salmon of Knowledge. Fionn mac Cumhaill (ˈɸʲiːn̪ˠ mˠak ˈkũw̃aːlʲ in Irish, ˈfɪn mə ˈkuːl in English) (earlier Finn or Find mac Cumail or mac The Salmon of Wisdom or Salmon of Knowledge ( bradán feasa) is a creature figuring in the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology.
The Boyne Navigation is a series of canals running roughly parallel to the main river from near Oldbridge to Navan. The Boyne Navigation is a series of canals running 31 km (19 mi The designers intended that the navigation continue upstream along the Boyne to Trim where it could connect Owned by An Taisce and currently derelict, the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland are restoring the navigation to navigable status. An Taisce ( Irish for The Treasury) also known as the National Trust for Ireland, was established in 1948 with a similar mission to
There are a number of railway bridges and viaducts crossing the Boyne which are well known.
In 2006, the remains of a viking ship were found in the river bed in Drogheda during dredging operations. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The vessel is to be excavated as it poses a hazard to navigation.