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Celtic Boyne Valley Day Trip from Dublin

Celtic Boyne Valley Day Trip from Dublin
Departs From: County Dublin,
Ireland

Local Information: Co. Dublin

About Celtic Boyne Valley Day Trip from Dublin

  • Celtic Boyne Valley Day Trip from Dublin

Tour Code: 5299CELTIC

Duration: 10 hours

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 Uishneach and the Anglo-Norman Trim castle.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Molly Malone Statue, In Front of the Saint Andrew's Church Tourist Office Suffolk Street, Dublin Ireland

Depart from Dublin at 8am.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Hill of Tara (Temair), Ireland

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Trim Castle, Trim Ireland

Trim Castle is the largest surviving Norman Castle in Europe. Built by Hugh de Lacy in 1176, the castle took over 30 years to complete. Strategically built on raised ground overlooking the Boyne Valley, Trim Castle was the centre of administration for the Kingdom of Meath during the middle ages.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Loughcrew Cairns, Slieve na Caillaigh Hills Loughcrew, Oldcastle Ireland

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.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Fore Abbey, Fore Ireland

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.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hill of Uisneach, Killare Ireland

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Extreme Ireland, Dublin Ireland

Arrive back in Dublin at 6.15pm.

Duration: 5 minutes

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