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Irelands Ancient East Tour from Dublin

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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, Christian/ Golden era Monasterboice with its well preserved high crosses , Anglo-Norman Trim castle, as well as a visit to the historic town of Drogheda all in a day- Phew!

Loughcrew is 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.

We will follow a scenic route through lovely countryside to Trim Castle. 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.

Next 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.

Monasterboice is a monastic settlement, dating from the 6th Century, featuring some of Ireland’s best preserved Celtic high crosses , an old bell tower and ancient church ruins – all in a peaceful countryside setting. The Celtic high crosses here are some of the best examples of the religious art sculpted on rock, used by the monks to instruct the pagan Irish about Christianity.    

Finally you get an informative and interesting guided walking tour of the historic town of Drogheda given by a local guide. This town has held back many attackers but was sacked by Oliver Cromwell. After your walk you will have some free time in Drogheda. Explore the narrow streets before heading back to Dublin.

  • 8am  -  Depart from the tourist office at Suffolk Street in Dublin city centre (outside the old stone church). 
  • 9.30am -  Loughcrew Passage Tombs
  • 11am -  Trim Castle
  • 12.20pm  -  Hill Of Tara, the seat of the High Kings .
  • 2.30pm -  Monasterboice /Celtic High Cross.
  • 3.15pm  -  Drogheda / Relic of Saint Oliver Plunkett.
  • 3.15pm   -  Depart Drogheda for Dublin City.
  • 6pm -  Arrive in Dublin City centre

What's included

  • Transport
  • Experienced Guide
  • All entrance fees

What's not included

  • Lunch

Important information

Wear walking boots or appropriate footwear and warm clothing. There is some walking over open ground.

Meeting point

Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk St, Dublin 2

From EUR 40 per person

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