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Ireland's Ancient East - Day Tour from Dublin
€40.00
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Overview

Explore the "Royal County," Co. Meath, to learn about the rich history of Ireland on our Celtic Boyne Valley tour. Your imagination will take you to a time of Celtic mythology as you walk the Hill of Tara near River Boyne. Serving as the seat of the High King of Ireland and hosting great inaugural feasts, it was thought to be the place of Gods and a gateway to the world of eternal joy and plenty. After tracing the steps of Irish royalty, we will explore the ancient Loughcrew Cairns.

Highlights

  • Walk the rolling hills of Slieve na Calliagh and explore the tombs dated back to 3200 BC.
  • Visit the city of Drogheda, one of the most important parts of Irish history

Additional Information

8:00am: We meet at the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street (map is linked on our booking page). You will board our comfortable coach, meet your guide and fellow travellers and then sit back and relax as we head out of Dublin and head west to our first visit at Loughcrew.
9:45am: The unique tomb is ours to explore and once inside, you have the opportunity to view intricate artwork that has survived for thousands of years. There are a number of Cairns on the site ready for exploration. It is a truly impressive site and a unique experience.
11:00pm: It wouldn't be a drive through the Irish countryside without seeing lush and picturesque landscapes. The scenery is breathtaking as we head to the town of Trim, home to an impressive and well preserved Anglo-Norman castle. Trim Castle is the largest castle of its type in Ireland. The movie "Braveheart" was filmed in the grounds and you can see why. With a castle so well preserved and with such stunning grounds, Hollywood would be hard-pressed to find something better! You will have time to explore the sprawling castle and grounds. This is a fantastic photo opportunity. Your guide will give you information in relation to the history of this fascinating castle and the surrounding area.
12:20pm: The most sacred site of Ancient Ireland is the Hill of Tara, and this is where we head next. An important and historic site in the Boyne Valley region, it was the centre of the country in a sense as the High Kings ruled Ireland from this very site. From the hill, there is a lovely view of the surrounding area. It is said that a quarter of Ireland's countryside is visible from this hill.
1:45pm: Our next destination is the notable monastery of Monasterboice. We will see the Celtic High Cross of Muirdach at Monasterboice which is the finest High Cross in the country. Explore the monastery, take in the history and see well preserved examples of Irish religious artefacts. Part of the monastery that stands out from afar is the round tower, the second highest round tower in all of Ireland. These towers were built by the monks and locals as a refuge from attacking Vikings.
3:30pm: The charming town of Drogheda is our final stop before we return to Dublin. A local guide will walk you through the town as you learn the fascinating history. This is one of the oldest towns of Ireland. We will visit St Peter's Church where there is a shrine to St Oliver Plunkett. A shrine like no other!
6:00pm:We will arrive back in Dublin to reminisce about the history we have discovered and all of the exciting highlights!

Know before you go

Any internet bookings made after 9:30pm for the following morning can not be guaranteed by Extreme Ireland Event Ltd

Cancellation policy

You are entitled to a full refund only if you give us a minimum 24 hour notice of your intention to cancel. If you cancel your day tour within 24 hours you can choose to change your tour departure to another date (subject to availability). All terms and conditions are the same and if you are late for the bus in the morning or are a no show, you will get fully charged for the tour that you have booked as we have reserved a seat or seats for you
Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for weather conditions. No ticket can be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of weather conditions. We accept no responsibility for weather conditions that may affect the delivery and implementation of our itinerary.

Included

  • All admission fees
  • Luxury coach transport
  • Live guide

Supplied by

Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours
High Street, La Rochelle Building, Christchurch,
1, Dublin, Ireland

€40.00
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