Ancient Ireland Full Day Tour to Castles and Tombs from Dublin

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Have fun in learning the Irish history and be fascinated with the beauty of one of the most ancient parts of the country. Not to mention Trim Castle, Hill of Tara, Monisterboice monastery, and a guided tour to Drogedha town.

Description

Fall in love with Ireland as you enjoy a day of Celtic tour to one of the country's most ancient parts- County Meath. It is known as the Royal County, the place from which the High Kings of Ireland ruled the country from. This place is steeped in history from the passage tombs at Loughcrew said to be even better than that of Newgrange. Inside you will see artworks carved into the stones which are still visible after 6000 years. Afterwards, a breathtaking drive through Ireland's finest countryside will take you to the old town of Trim. Here you will be given entry into the famous Trim Castle known to be as the largest, best preserved and most impressive Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland.

From there you will travel to the most sacred sites of ancient Ireland, The Hill of Tara. The High Kings ruled the country from this high ground and it was the royal centre of Ireland. It is said that a quarter of Ireland's landscape can be seen from this hill.

One of the many famous things Ireland is famous for is the Celtic High Cross. On this amazing Celtic Tour you will also be brought to this place which is one of Ireland's earliest and best-known religious sites at Monisterboise. The Celtic High cross of Muiredach at Monisterboice is the finest High Cross in Ireland and is highly regarded as one of the best surviving examples of the Irish religious art.

Last stop is a short trip to the historical town of Drogheda where you will get a walking tour of the town. You'll have some free time to explore the meandering streets and check out the local shops and street stalls at the end of the walking tour.

Highlights

  • Visit to the Loughcrew Portal Tomb

  • Guided tour to the Trim Castle and Hill of Tara

  • Visit to Monisterboice Monastery

  • Walking tour to Drogheda town

Itinerary

- 08:00 Depart From Dublin and head for Oldcastle, County Meath.

- 09:30 Arrive at Loughcrew Passage Tomb and the Family Church of Saint Oliver Plunkett.

- 11:00 Walk through the Anglo-Norman Trim Castle and one of the locations for the film Braveheart.

- 12:20 Stand where the High Kings of Ireland were inaugurated at the sacred site of The Hill Of Tara which means Sanctuary Of The Kings. It is the spiritual center of The Boyne Valley.

- 14:30 Stop at Monasterboice where Ireland's oldest Celtic High Crosses and the 2nd tallest Round Tower stands.

- 15:15 1-hour walking tour at the historical town of Drogheda and some free time to explore the shops and stalls.

- 17:15 We head back to Dublin city after a hugely enjoyable and educational day.

- 18:00 Arrival In Dublin City Center

Includes

  • Transportation fee

  • Admission fee

  • English-speaking guide
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Celtic Boyne Valley Day Tour from Dublin

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.

Celtic Boyne Valley Day Tour from Dublin is jam packed full of stops and visits including the passage tombs at Loughcrew, the Celtic Crosses at Monasterboice, the Hill of Tara and Trim Castle among others.

Duration: 10:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
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Inclusions: Transportation fee / Admission fee / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

  • 07:50

    Check in

  • 08:00

    Depart from Dublin

  • 09:30

    Passage Tombs & Trim Castle

    Arrive at Loughcrew Passage Tombs where ancient Chieftains are buried. Continue on to the amazing Trim Castle – walk through the grounds of this 800-year-old Anglo-Norman castle. You may recognize it from some of the best fight scenes in the film, Braveheart.

  • 12:20

    The Hill of Tara

    On a clear day, you can see a quarter of Ireland's landscape from this point. Getting its name from "Teamhair na Ri" meaning the Sanctuary of the Kings, Tara is the traditional inauguration site of the ancient High Kings and historically the most important site in all of Ireland.

  • 14:30

    Monasterboice/Celtic High Cross

    See the finest high crosses in Ireland that are also regarded as one of the finest examples of Irish religious artifacts. At 520AD, Monasterboise was founded by Saint Buite and holds the second highest round tower in Ireland.

  • 15:15

    Drogheda

    In here, visit the St. Peters Church where you will see the decapitated head of St. Oliver Plunkett and hear the stories about Oliver Cromwell. After the tour, you will have the opportunity to have some free time to explore the town on your own before heading back to Dublin.

  • 17:15

    Depart for Dublin

  • 18:00

    Check out

  • (For Check-In) Suffolk Street ( Molly Malone Statue Suffolk St Dublin 2 Ireland) Time: 07:50:00

  • (For Check-Out) Suffolk Street ( Molly Malone Statue Suffolk St Dublin 2 Ireland) Time: 18:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Suffolk Street ( Molly Malone Statue Suffolk St Dublin 2 Ireland) Time: 07:50:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Suffolk Street ( Molly Malone Statue Suffolk St Dublin 2 Ireland) Time: 18:00:00

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Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

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