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Ancient East Boyne Tours

Carlanstown, Kells A82 D8W9, Ireland
+353 87 929 6499
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The Ancient East Boyne Tours offers walking tours of Kells (Euro 7.50 per person) as well as scheduling tailor made day tours in the Boyne Valley & Ireland's Ancient East. We are passionate about the heritage of Ireland, and we welcome you for a leisurely and enjoyable way to see our heritage, a chance to learn all about its history and culture, and to enjoy great Irish scenery, accommodation and food, and meet the locals!
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  • Average7%
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30 Sep 2017
“Warm, knowledgeable guide”
10 Nov 2016
“Good Tour, but Disorganized”
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Carlanstown, Kells A82 D8W9, Ireland
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Lucy is a wonderful lady who gave us an engaging tour of Tara Hill, the village of Kells, Bective Abby, Trim Castle and the countryside of the Boyne Valley. We enjoyed Lucy's warmth and witty stories on a wet and windy day.

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Reviewed 11 November 2016

The tour itself was very good, and Lucy certainly knows a lot about Irish history. She hasn't memorized a script like a number of tour guides do - she really knows her stuff. We enjoyed everything she had to say very much. The churchyard was...More

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TheKellsExperience, Owner at Ancient East Boyne Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2016

Thanks for your comprehensive review and glad all worked out in the end. You certainly have highlighted the challenges with the information angle which does need to be simplified and will be working on this in the winter. The challenges with Kells has always been...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2016

This was a trip arranged by our sons for us and we had a great time. Lucy was a great guide and definitely knows her history of Ireland. Patrick also was very good and took us round the further away places. It is a busy...More

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Thank Wilma L
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

I brought a 3rd and 4th class group to Kells. The children really enjoyed the day and came away really informed about the history of the site. Lucy and her assistants were great and the treasure hunt really engaged the children and got them thinking....More

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TheKellsExperience, Owner at Ancient East Boyne Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

Am so glad you enjoyed it! and the kids were delightful. Many thanks for the review and hope it brings many more kids to Kells!

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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Lucy give lots of insight into the town of Kells' history at a leisurely pace. From the Market Cross to the ancient layout/orientation of the town to the Round Tower, she provides an informative glimpse into the past with an emphasis on the importance of...More

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TheKellsExperience, Owner at Ancient East Boyne Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

Many thanks for coming and thanks for your company! The story of Kells is one we never tire of telling and we are glad you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 2 November 2015

Lucy and Philip organised a tailor-made itinerary for our Men's Group. They are knowledgeable, informative and friendly guides, who can also arrange lunch. Highlight of the day was climbing Loughcrew and witnessing the inside of the 5000 year-old passage grave. Weather was great and this...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Lucy was very knowledgable and provided a great walking tour of the town. She was friendly and interested in our group, engaging everyone. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 22 September 2015

The tour was outstanding, Lucy was extremely knowledgable on her historical and current history of Ireland, England, and Scotland. We were able to met locals who also made us feel like part if the Kells family. The history in the small town was very large....More

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Reviewed 5 July 2015

Lucy took our group for a walking tour of Kells and explained all about the local history, answered our questions and managed to keep the attention of our group of 17 Italian teenagers for nearly 2 hours. She was good natured friendly and helpful. She's...More

Thank Mark W
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Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

Not to be missed, a visit to the Loughcrew Cairn with the Hags Chair was an incredible experience. Lucy brought the history and lore of the land to life. Personalized service, thorough knowledge, and a chance to get to know the people of Kells. Lucy...More

Thank Kathleen M
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TheKellsExperience, Owner at Ancient East Boyne Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2015

Loughcrew is a lovely tour to do from Kells and what a fantastic place, 800 years older than Newgrange and as yet uncommercialised. A must if you are passing through here! Certainly meeting the people of Kells is an experience - a good one at...More

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