THIS ONE DAY CELTIC TOUR OF THE BOYNE VALLEY ( One Of Ireland’s 7 Wonders ) INCLUDES THE HILL OF TARA / TRIM CASTLE / FORE ABBEY/ LOUGHCREW PASSAGE TOMB.
NOTE : Please note that good footwear warm clothing is recommended on this tour
Join us for an insightful 1-day Celtic tour of the historical Boyne Valley which will lead you into one of Ireland’s most ancient regions in all the land! More specifically, a significant portion of this tour takes place in County Meath which is better known as the “Royal County” due to this being the primary location from where the High Kings of Ireland reigned over the country.
Our tour guides are not only experienced professionals in the line of tourism but their charming accents will only contribute to such a memorable experience! Join us for this captivating excursion into the historical side of Ireland’s past! This uniquely structured tour departs from Dublin everyday of the week at 8:00am and will have you back in town after a full day’s tour at approximately 6:00pm where you’ll have the luxury to reminisce about such an eventful day with fellow travellers. In addition, listed below is our detailed itinerary in order for you to have a more comprehensive inside-look at what our Celtic day trip tour has to offer…
Departure takes place outside the old stone church located on Suffolk Street which is the governmental tourist office near Grafton Street and is directly situated inside of the church. More specifically, the office is called “Dublin Tourism”. Once you’ve found your location of departure, you’ll begin your exciting new escapade across the west coast terrain of Ireland! However, before leaving you’ll meet your fun-loving and very knowledgeable tour guide who will briefly explain the upcoming itinerary as well as introduce you to your fellow drifting travel companions!
8:30am The Hill of Tara
From there you will travel to the most sacred site of ancient Ireland, “The Hill of Tara” which is one of the most essential sites located in the Boyne Valley. The importance of this specific site is accredited to the fact that the High Kings ruled the country from this exact location. In addition, it is said that a quarter of Ireland’s countryside can be seen from this mound. Before leaving, we’ll grab a bite to eat so that we’re able to enjoy the incredible scenery surrounding us which seems to go on for hundreds of miles.
10:00am Trim Castle
Next, you will enjoy a breathtaking drive through the most charming countryside that Ireland has to offer which will eventually lead you into the quaint town of Trim; home of the largest and best preserved Anglo-Norman castle in all of Ireland. Not to mention, the well-acclaimed movie “Braveheart” was filmed on the spectacular grounds of Trim Castle!
12:00pm Loughcrew Passage Tomb
Visit Loughcrew which is a cluster of Megalithic Cairns, dating back to 3000 BC. Once inside, you will have the unique opportunity of viewing stonewall artwork that is dated back to being over 5,000 years old.
15:00pm Fore Abbey
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.
16:00pm 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.
6:15pm Arrive back in Dublin
To finish, we’ll arrive back in Dublin at 6.15pm to reminisce about all of the exciting highlights!