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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, the spiritual center of Ireland; the 7th Century Christian monastery of Fore Abbey, Hill Of Uishneach and the Anglo-Norman Trim castle.
Comprehensive full-day tour: discover more than 5,000 years of Irish history
See ancient art carved in Stone Age passage tombs at Loughcrew
Visit the Hill of Tara (Temair), where ancient High Kings ruled
Enjoy the stories, tales, and insights from a local Irish guide
What to Expect
Meet your coach and local guide at the Molly Malone Statue in central Dublin—bring breakfast to eat on the ride north. Your first destination is the Hill of Tara. Explore the site before continuing on to 12th-century Trim Castle. Next, visit the ancient town of Trim and tour its 12th-century castle, before you continue east to the Loughcrew Cairns passage tombs. Continue to the Fore Abbey, a 7th-century Christian monastery, and the Hill of Uisneach, arguably one of the most important ancient site in Ireland today. Next, board the bus back to Dublin. Your tour returns to the starting point in the evening.
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I took this tour with my husband and kids. We were blessed by the sun most of the day and enjoyed all tour. The transportation means was not a bus but a minivan, probably because the participants where just 15 people overall that day.
We had an amazing day tour out of Dublin, led by Connor! He was very well-versed in the region's history, and had loads of great folklore, mythology, and historical stories he related to us between destinations. At our final stop, the hill of Uisneath, we...More
Despite the Irish weather, this tour was an amazing experience! Our tour guide Connor was incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic (but not annoying) in his knowledge of the ancient history of the island. We met Marty at an ancient site and his enthusiasm for the history...More
Oh my! After spending a day with our guide, Noel, learning about the Stone of Destiny, the sacred sites on the Hill of Tara and the passage tombs I felt like I had been through a mystical experience. His passion for the ancient history of...More
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It did not go to Newgrange, but it was a very interesting tour and the driver and tour guides along the way were most enthusiastic and informative of all the sites we visited. We felt steeped in history by the end of the... More
It did not go to Newgrange, but it was a very interesting tour and the driver and tour guides along the way were most enthusiastic and informative of all the sites we visited. We felt steeped in history by the end of the day. We saw and learned much more than if we had tried to go on our own and got a real sense of the spiritual and historical centre of Ireland.