Celtic Boyne Valley Tour – Extreme Ireland

OPERATED by EXTREME IRELAND

WHAT YOUR TICKET INCLUDES

  • Celtic Boyne Valley Tour from Dublin
  • Visit The Hill of Tara, Trim Castle
  • Explore the Loughcrew Passage Tombs
  • See some of Ireland’s top attractions and learn about the history associated with each
  • Visit 5 different places in Ireland’s long and varied history
  • Plenty of photo opportunities along the way
  • One of the top rated day trips from Dublin by Trip Advisor
  • Sturdy footwear recommended
  • Lunch not included in tour price

PRICE

ADULT: €45.00
Student: €40.00
Child(5 – 12 years): €25
Infant (0 – 4 years) Free

 

TOUR DEPARTS

8.00 Molly malone statue
Suffolk Street

TOUR RETURNS

18.00 College Green, Dublin City Centre
Take Note:
Please arrive 10 minutes before departure
A hill walk is included in this tour – please bring warm clothing and sturdy walking shoes.

Highlights

Loughcrew (5000 year old tomb), Trim Castle , Hill of Tara, Ancient Hill of Uisneacht

OVERVIEW

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 centre of Ireland; Hill of Uishneacht and the Anglo-Norman Trim Castle.

Description

The ‘Hill of Uisneacht’ is the spiritual centre 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’.

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.

ITINERARY

08:00 AM – Depart from the tourist office at Suffolk Street in Dublin city centre (outside the old stone church).

09:30 AM – Hill of Uisneacht

11:50 AM – Loughcrew Passage Tombs

12:50 – Lunch (not included)

14:30 – Trim Castle

16:05 – Hill of Tara

18:00 – Arrive in Dublin City centre

TOUR DETAILS

Day Trips from Dublin – Visiting The Hill of Tara, Trim Castle

Explore Ireland’s ancient east with the Celtic Boyne Valley Tour! This full day trip from Dublin allows you to experience breathtaking Trim Castle, Tara- the ancient seat of the high kings of Ireland and Monasterboice, a medieval monastic site. Join your Extreme Ireland guide on a journey to Ireland’s Celtic past, touch the ‘Stone of Destiny’ to see if your the rightful heir to the throne! Visit Trim Castle, an 800 year old Norman stronghold and filming location for Braveheart. Travel back to 3200 B.C. in Loughcrew, home to ancient passage tombs and access to the ‘underworld’.
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WHAT YOUR TICKET INCLUDES

  • Celtic Boyne Valley Tour from Dublin
  • Visit The Hill of Tara, Trim Castle
  • Explore the Loughcrew Passage Tombs
  • See some of Ireland’s top attractions and learn about the history associated with each
  • Visit 5 different places in Ireland’s long and varied history
  • Plenty of photo opportunities along the way
  • One of the top rated day trips from Dublin by Trip Advisor
  • Sturdy footwear recommended
  • Lunch not included in tour price

PRICE

ADULT: €45.00
Student: €40.00
Child(5 – 12 years): €25
Infant (0 – 4 years) Free

 

TOUR DEPARTS

8.00 Molly malone statue
Suffolk Street

TOUR RETURNS

18.00 College Green, Dublin City Centre
Take Note:
Please arrive 10 minutes before departure
A hill walk is included in this tour – please bring warm clothing and sturdy walking shoes.

Highlights

Loughcrew (5000 year old tomb), Trim Castle , Hill of Tara, Ancient Hill of Uisneacht

OVERVIEW

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 centre of Ireland; Hill of Uishneacht and the Anglo-Norman Trim Castle.

Description

The ‘Hill of Uisneacht’ is the spiritual centre 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’.

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.

ITINERARY

08:00 AM – Depart from the tourist office at Suffolk Street in Dublin city centre (outside the old stone church).

09:30 AM – Hill of Uisneacht

11:50 AM – Loughcrew Passage Tombs

12:50 – Lunch (not included)

14:30 – Trim Castle

16:05 – Hill of Tara

18:00 – Arrive in Dublin City centre

TOUR DETAILS

Day Trips from Dublin – Visiting The Hill of Tara, Trim Castle

Explore Ireland’s ancient east with the Celtic Boyne Valley Tour! This full day trip from Dublin allows you to experience breathtaking Trim Castle, Tara- the ancient seat of the high kings of Ireland and Monasterboice, a medieval monastic site. Join your Extreme Ireland guide on a journey to Ireland’s Celtic past, touch the ‘Stone of Destiny’ to see if your the rightful heir to the throne! Visit Trim Castle, an 800 year old Norman stronghold and filming location for Braveheart. Travel back to 3200 B.C. in Loughcrew, home to ancient passage tombs and access to the ‘underworld’.

LOUGHCREW

We arrive at the sacred site of Loughcrew with a concentration of around 30 passage tombs.  This is one of the most important prehistoric sites in Ireland. 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.  We will enter one of the best preserved tombs and view Celtic designs carved on the walls and the celing over 5000 years ago.

TRIM CASTLE

After a drive through some breath-taking 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.

HILL OF TARA

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. 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 in steeped in Irish legend and lore.

 

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MOLLY MALONE

LOUGHCREW

TRIM CASTLE

HILL OF TARA

MONASTERBOISE

DROGHEDA

Contact Details

Dualway Coaches Ltd, Keatings
Park, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 685 4045
Email: info@dualway.com

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