General

The  Celtic Tour along Ireland’s Ancient East brings you to the  historically significant Boyne valley situated in County Meath – the Royal County –  from where the ancient High Kings of Ireland ruled. Join us on a day of time travel, visiting the Neolithic tombs of Loughcrew, The predominantly Iron Age Hill of Tara, the spiritual center of Ireland; the 7th Century Christian monastery of Fore Abbey, Hill Of Uishneacht and the Anglo-Norman Trim castle

The ‘Hill of Uisneacht’ is the spiritual center of Ireland and arguably one of our most important ancient sites. The point at which the five provinces of Ireland met and where their Kings would celebrate the ‘festival of the fires’.

Visitors can view the site where St Fechin founded a Christian monastery in the 7th Century. It’s believed that before his death, 300 monks lived in the community. Later, the monastery was set on fire 12 times. Among the remains on site, visitors can see St Fechin’s church, built about 900 AD.

Next to Loughcrew, the site of multiple passage tombs from the Neolithic age 5000 years old. Get up close and personal to pre-history in these cairns with its still intact rock art ,lavishly decorating the inside walls-built more than 500 years before the first pyramids.

Trim castle is the best preserved, most impressive example of Anglo-Norman castles in Ireland. It offers a spectacular insight into the lives and traditions of the people from the middle ages.

We travel to The Hill of Tara, which is best known for having been the royal residence of the ancient High Kings that ruled Ireland in Celtic times and beyond. It is said that a quarter of Ireland’s landscape can be seen from this hill.  Take in this spectacular vista before heading back to the capital.

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Prices & Departure

DEPARTURE TIME : 8:00am (Arrive 10 mins before)

DEPARTURE LOCATION : Molly Malone Statue on Suffolk Street : MAP HERE

Adult  –  €45

Student / Senior  –  €40

Children (5-12)  –  €25

Infant (0-4)  –  Free

 

Loughcrew (5000yr old tomb) | Trim Castle | Hill of Tara | Ancient Hill Of Uisneacht

(Please note that good footwear and warm clothing is recommended on this tour)

Itinerary

We travel to The Hill of Tara, which is best known for having been the royal residence of the ancient High Kings that ruled Ireland in Celtic times and beyond. It is said that a quarter of Ireland’s landscape can be seen from this hill.  Take in this spectacular vista before heading back to the capital.

ITINERARY :

08:00 AM  - Depart from the tourist office at Suffolk Street
in Dublin city centre (outside the old stone church).

08:30 AM  - Hill Of Tara

10:00 AM   - Trim Castle

12:00 PM  - Loughcrew Passage Tombs and Lunch(not included)

15:00 PM  - Fore Abbey

16:00 PM  - Hill Of Uisneach

18:15 PM  - Arrive in Dublin City centre