The River Boyne
Ireland is renowned for its mythical legends and one of the most well known is the Celtic story of the salmon of knowledge. It is set in a time long ago involving a brave warrior called Fionn who was destined to be the leader of Ireland’s army of fighters and defenders of the high king residing at the nearby Hill of Tara. He was being tutored by a wily old druid poet hiding a secret that would have made him the wisest of men.
Then there is the fish, a large elusive salmon feeding off magical hazelnuts in a secret pool of wisdom that whoever caught it and tasted its flesh first would then miraculously inherit all the knowledge of the world. The story has a twist in its tail of course and all of Ireland benefits from its happy conclusion with the many battles subsequently won by the young hero.
The salmon of knowledge experience will take you to the banks of the legendary Boyne river in Navan, you will be regaled this famous story of Fionn, his cunning mentor and the famous fish. Then you will get to actually taste a portion of the freshly cooked salmon itself and hopefully you too may even acquire some of the knowledge of the world there and then!
This is a fun, unique, informative and entertaining portrayal of a most celebrated tale from Ireland’s ancient storybook, delving deep into a colourful past where fables were told as lessons and inspirations for life. This superb two hour interpretative experience has limited numbers at a time. Bespoke packages can be designed to suit your schedule and group. For more information and bookings call 085 717 9005.
"As a local group immersed in and passionate about the promotion of our rich history in Meath this vibrant story perfectly highlights the magic and mystery of Ireland’s extraordinary past.” James Kealy, Meath Archaeological and Historical Society "As an elected leader of the Navan community I am delighted to see such a new and unique heritage tourism venture established to attract even more visitors and business to our historic county of Meath.” Wayne Forde, Deputy Mayor of Navan