Boyne Valley & Hill of Tara Tour – Extreme Ireland

OPERATED by EXTREME IRELAND

TOUR OVERVIEW

 

The Boyne Valley & Hill of Tara 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.

The ‘Hill of Uisneacht’ 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’.

We will 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 run wild and picture an ancient Ireland with its ruler (voted into the position by his kinship) presiding over issues affecting the country, surrounded by lush fertile land.

We will visit the passage tombs at Loughcrew; megalithic burial chambers which are around 5000 years old. These magical tombs are easy to access and explore. Inside, you will see intricate artwork carved into the stones still visible after thousands of years.

We will also 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. Be transported back in time as you explore the sprawling castle grounds.

 


PRICE

ADULT: €45.00
Student (13-16 yo)/ Senior: €40.00
Child (5 – 12 years): €22.50
Infant (0 – 4 years) Free

 

TOUR DEPARTS

8.00 Molly malone statue
Suffolk Street, Dublin
Please arrive 10 minutes before departure

TOUR RETURNS

18.15 College Green, Dublin City Centre
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

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TOUR OVERVIEW

 

The Boyne Valley & Hill of Tara 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.

The ‘Hill of Uisneacht’ 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’.

We will 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 run wild and picture an ancient Ireland with its ruler (voted into the position by his kinship) presiding over issues affecting the country, surrounded by lush fertile land.

We will visit the passage tombs at Loughcrew; megalithic burial chambers which are around 5000 years old. These magical tombs are easy to access and explore. Inside, you will see intricate artwork carved into the stones still visible after thousands of years.

We will also 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. Be transported back in time as you explore the sprawling castle grounds.

 


PRICE

ADULT: €45.00
Student (13-16 yo)/ Senior: €40.00
Child (5 – 12 years): €22.50
Infant (0 – 4 years) Free

 

TOUR DEPARTS

8.00 Molly malone statue
Suffolk Street, Dublin
Please arrive 10 minutes before departure

TOUR RETURNS

18.15 College Green, Dublin City Centre
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

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

08:30 – Hill of Tara

10:00 – Trim Castle

12:00 – Loughcrew Passage Tombs

15:00 – Fore Abbey

16:00 – Hill of Huisneach

18:15 – Arrive in Dublin City centre

 

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.

 

WHAT YOUR TICKET INCLUDES?

  • 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

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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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