Celtic Boyne Valley Day Tour
One of the most exceptional areas of Ireland is our ancient east. The land is scattered with iconic historical and sacred landmarks that make up our ancient past. Our guides will provide you with all the Celtic history that you will need to know, any questions are welcomed by our guides, they would be happy to help. The green landscape of this Celtic region mixed together with the ancient monuments and structures that you will view on this tour makes it an incredible experience! After leaving Dublin behind we will head towards the Hill of Uisneacht to experience this amazing site. Next we will visit the Loughcrew passage tombs where you can go inside and view the ancient artwork. We then visit the beautiful trim castle and our last stop is the iconic Hill Of Tara. You’ve got a full day ahead of you!
8.00am- Depart From Dublin
We meet at the Molly Malone Statue to start the day at 6.50am, be sure to get there about 10 minutes early.
8.30am - Hill of Tara
The Hill of Tara is famous for having been the inauguration site for High Kings of Ireland until the 6th Century and is known to have been Ireland’s political and spiritual capital up until the invasion of Strongbow in the 12th Century.
Trim castle is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland and was constructed over a thirty-year period by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter. This breath-taking twenty-sided tower was protected by a ditch, curtain wall and moat when it was in use.
12.00pm-Loughcrew passage tomb
This ancient tomb has been around since 3300BC and is 500 years older than Newgrange. This spectacular tomb site is ours to explore, inside the tomb there are ancient intricate art works.
St Fechin founded a Christian monastery in the 7th Century. It’s believed that before his death, 300 monks lived in the community. Among the remains, visitors can see St Fechin’s church, built about 900. In this area The area is famous for its seven wonders which include, the monastery in the bog, the mill without a race, the water that flows uphill, the tree that has three branches/the tree that won’t burn, the water that won’t boil, the anchorite in a stone and the stone/lintel raised by St Fechin’s prayers.
16.00-HILL OF UISNEACH
The ‘Hill Of Uisneach’ is the spiritual centre of Ireland and arguably one of the most important ancient site in Ireland today. The point of which the five provinces of Ireland meet and where the Kings and High King could celebrate ‘Bealtaine’, the festival of the fires which marks the coming of Summer.
Student / OAP (+65): €40
Child Aged 5-12: €22.50
Child Under 5: Free
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