common questions asked about the boyne camino


What is a Camino?
What is the significance of Santiago de Compostela?
What is the link between Drogheda and Santiago de Compostela?
How long does it take to walk?
Are there services along the route?
Why this route for the Boyne Valley Camino?
Is it all in County Louth?
Where do I get a Camino Passport?
Where are the stamping locations on Boyne Valley Camino?
Waymarkers on the Camino?
What does Leave No Trace mean?
Where do I get a Celtic Compostela?
Are there other Irish Caminos?
What are the International Camino Routes?
Camino in Spain
boyne valley walking team

a big thanks to...

Boyne Valley Walking (Dusty, Terry, Pat, Áine, Caoimhe, David) would like to thank our community for their huge support of this project. The kindness of the community, local businesses, local artists, local authorities, local schools, charities and walking groups, local media has helped make the idea of the Boyne Valley Camino become a reality.

The Boyne Valley Camino is a self-guided, 25km looped walk from Drogheda, which forms part of the Celtic Camino series. It was created by the Boyne Valley Walking and Drogheda Walks teams. The walk goes along the Boyne, through beautiful Townley Hall woods, via two OPW sites of Mellifont Abbey and Oldbridge House, through the village of Tullyallen, along the Boyne Canal, and returns to Drogheda along the stunning Boyneside Trail. Official Camino Passports can be used to collect beautiful stamps created by local artists en route.  This 25km Boyne Valley Camino can be continued in Galicia by walking the old pilgrim route from A Coruña (the port of landing of pilgrims from Ireland through ages) to Santiago de Compostela (75km) to complete the 100km required to receive an official Compostela.

Advice to Walkers

Please ensure your personal safety while enjoying this Camino. Let someone know where you are going, bring a charged phone, go in company, go in good light, wear hi-viz. Some parts of the trail are shared with vehicles and cyclists so please adhere to the rules of the road. Some areas may be mucky so wear sturdy boots, bring clothes layers, sunscreen and waterproofs for any weather eventuality. Bring food and drinks. Recycle or dispose of any waste correctly. If you encounter an emergency situation, call 999 or 112.

This project is being part-funded the Department of Rural and Community Development through the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.


The creators of this map shall not be liable, directly or indirectly to the user or any other third party for any accident, injury, loss or damage resulting from the use of the information contained. The walking details on this map were accurate at time of publishing. Whilst public access is agreed on these walks, it is not a right and forests or trails may be closed from time to time, please obey any temporary signage.