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The Celtic Tour

from £37 per person

Includes:

  • Loughcrew Passage Tomb
  • Trim Castle
  • Hill of Tara
  • Ancient Hill of Uisneacht

Welcome to our One Day Celtic Tour which will bring you around one of the most historically significant and ancient areas of Ireland: County Meath, also known as the Royal County, from where the High Kings of Ireland ruled the country. Visit the 'Hill of Uisneacht' the spiritua centre of Ireland and one of the most important ancient sites.

We will visit the passage tombs at Loughcrew, which are easier to access and peruse at your leisure, and as good as Newgrange. Inside, you will see intricate artwork carved into the stones still visible after 5000 years. We will follow a scenic route through lovely countryside to the old town of Trim. The famous Trim Castle is situated here. It's the best preserved, most impressive example of an Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland.

Next, we travel to The Hill of Tara the centre of ancient Ireland. From this high ground, the High Kings ruled the country. It is said that a quarter of Ireland’s landscape can be seen from this hill. Let your imagination go and picture an ancient Ireland with its ruler (voted into the position by his kinship) surrounded by lush fertile land.

When you’ve Booked: You’ll receive an initial confirmation from us immediately. We will then send your booking details to the supplier to confirm the availability. Within 48 hours, once they confirm that your requested date/ticket is available we will email your confirmation which will include the local operator’s contact details and any further information.

Please be advised to wear sturdy footware for this tour.

8:00am

Depart from the old stone church on Suffolk Street in Dublin city centre. After our guide introduces himself we travel north into the royal county of Meath towards Oldcastle.

9:30am

We arrive at the spirital centre of Ireland - the Hill of Uisneacht.

11:50am

We arrive at the sacred site of Loughcrew with a concentration of around 30 passage tombs. This is one of the most important prehistoric cemeteries in Ireland and many agree that it is better than that of the famous Newgrange. You’ll walk to the top of the hill where one of the best preserved and most accessible tombs on the site can be seen. Once we open the iron gate you’ll enter the tomb with a flash lamp to find along the walls and the ceiling Celtic designs carved into the rock over 5000 years ago, still perfectly visible.

12:50am

Time for lunch.

2:30am

After a drive through some breathtaking Irish countryside we make our next stop at the great Trim Castle. Here you will enjoy exploring the grounds of this fabulous stronghold that is still standing after 800 years. It was at this castle where some of the best fight scenes in the film ‘Braveheart’ were shot. Trim Castle is the most important and best preserved Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland situated on the edge of Trim town itself.

4:05pm

Not far from Trim Castle we will arrive at the Hill Of Tara, the seat of the High Kings – the most sacred site in ancient Ireland. It is said that a quarter of Ireland’s landscape can be seen from this point. Tara gets its name from ‘Teamhair na Ri’ which means ‘Sanctuary of the Kings’ and is the traditional inauguration site of the ancient High Kings of Ireland. Tara was at the height of its importance around 600BC and was the royal centre of Mide, meaning ‘The Middle Kingdom’ once the 5th province of Ireland.

6:00pm

After a hugely enjoyable and educational day, we make our way back to Dublin city (just 45 mins). At this point you’ll be experts on Irish history, so maybe a quiz on the way back to shorten the journey home!

Important Information:

  • A hill walk is included in this tour - we recommend you to bring warm clothing and sturdy walking shoes.

Tour Information

Tour Date:This tour runs daily year round excluding 25 December.

Meeting Time: 7:45AM. Please be at meeting point at least 15min before the departure time.

Departure Time: 8AM

Duration: 10HRS approx.

Meeting Point: Your tour departs from Suffolk Street by the Molly Malone statue in Dublin City Centre. Hotel pick up and drop off is NOT included.

Additional Information: We recommend you bring warm clothing and comfortable STURDY shoes as some walking can be expected. Lunch is not included in the rate however you will be able to purchase food during the set free time.

IMPORTANT: In case of any queries please contact: Extreme Ireland on +353 1 4100700, +353 864076985 OR +353 863169788.

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