Celtic Boyne Valley Day Tour

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The ‘Hill of Uisneach’ 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.
 

Tour departs at 8.00 from the Molly Malone Statue on Suffolk street.

What´s Included

Air conditioned Coach 
Fully Guided Tour 
All Entrance Fees as per Itinerary 

Not Included :
Meals 
Tips 
Optional Activities

What to bring

A hill walk is included in this tour- please bring warm clothing and sturdy walking shoes.

Additional information

Please arrive at the departure location 15 minutes early.

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Itinerary

DAY 1
8:00 am Departure
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8:00 am Departure

We meet at the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street. 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 The Hill of Uisneach. 

DAY 2
08:30am Hill Of Tara
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08:30am Hill Of Tara

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 center 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.

DAY 3
10:00am Trim Castle
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10:00am Trim Castle

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. 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.   

DAY 4
12:00pm Loughcrew passage tomb & lunch (not included)
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12:00pm Loughcrew passage tomb & lunch (not included)

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 is a number of Cairns on the site ready for exploration. It is a truly impressive site and a unique experience.  

DAY 5
15:00pm Fore Abbey
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15:00pm Fore Abbey

7th century Christian monastery & high crosses

DAY 6
16:00pm Hill of Uisneach
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16:00pm Hill of Uisneach

The ‘Hill of Uisneach’ 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’.

DAY 7
18:00 pm Arrive in Dublin City Centre
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18:00 pm Arrive in Dublin City Centre


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