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Or The River Boyne is a river in Leinster, Ireland, the course of which is about 70 miles long. It rises at Trinity Well, Newberry Hall, near Carbury, County Kildare, and flows towards the Northeast through County Meath to reach the Irish Sea between Mornington, County Meath and Baltray, County Louth.

Salmon and trout can be caught in the river, which is surrounded by the Boyne Valley.

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. 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, Bru na Boinne, Mellifont Abbey and the medieval city of Drogheda.

In the Boyne Valley can also be found other historical and archaeological monuments, like Loughcrew, Kells, Celtic crosses, castles, and more,.this river has been known since ancient times. In Irish mythology it is said that the river was created by the Goddess Boann In other legends, it was in this river where poet, Fionn mac Cumhail or Finn Eces, captured Fiontan, the Salmon of Knowledge.

A rock with indications of being Prehistoric art was found in August 2013. The Archaeological Survey of Ireland reported that a boulder with geometric carvings had been found in Donore, County Meath. In 2006, the remains of a Viking ship were found in the river bed in Drogheda during dredging operations. The vessel is to be excavated.

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