Celtic Boyne Valley Tour

OPERATED by EXTREME IRELAND

WHAT YOUR TICKET INCLUDES

  • Celtic Boyne Valley Tour from Dublin
  • Visit The Hill of Tara, Trim Castle and Monasterboice
  • 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: €40.00
Student/senior: €35.00
Child: €20.00

TOUR DEPARTS

8.00 Molly malone statue
Suffolk Street

TOUR RETURNS

18.00 College Green, Dublin City Centre

TOUR DETAILS

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

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’. Stop by Monasterboice to see the relics of the land of saint’s and scholars. Spend an hour on a guided tour of Medieval Drogheda, all on this one day tour from Dublin!
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WHAT YOUR TICKET INCLUDES

  • Celtic Boyne Valley Tour from Dublin
  • Visit The Hill of Tara, Trim Castle and Monasterboice
  • 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: €40.00
Student/senior: €35.00
Child: €20.00

TOUR DEPARTS

8.00 Molly malone statue
Suffolk Street

TOUR RETURNS

18.00 College Green, Dublin City Centre

TOUR DETAILS

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

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’. Stop by Monasterboice to see the relics of the land of saint’s and scholars. Spend an hour on a guided tour of Medieval Drogheda, all on this one day tour from Dublin!

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.

MONASTERBOISE

The next stop on your Celtic Boyne Valley Tour is at the religious site at Monasterboice.  The High Cross of Monasterboise is the finest in Ireland and is one of the finest surviving examples of Irish religious art. The monastery holds the 2nd highest round tower in Ireland which was burned in 1097 destroying its library and other treasures but still remains intact apart from its head cap. You will also find the Celtic High Cross of Muiredach from the early ninth century and probably the finest of its type in the world.

DROGHEDA

You will have approximately 2 hours in the historical town of Drogheda. When we arrive in the centre of the town your guide will walk you through this fascinating town, which is steeped in Irish history. You will visit St. Peters Church which holds the decapitated head of Saint Oliver Plunkett. Drogheda was an important Anglo-Norman settlement and was one of the largest walled towns in Medieval Ireland. The town walls held strong from attack twice, however they were breached in 1649 by Oliver Cromwell, who sacked the town and massacred 3,500 people. Following your tour of Drogheda, we have a whiskey tasting with a local connoisseur!  The Celtic Boyne Valley Tour winds down with a short drive back to Dublin city in time for a well-deserved evening meal.

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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 4580054
Email: info@dualway.com

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Ethos

The Dualway Group

Irish, privately-operated, premium Dublin-based transport and tourism operator specialising in passenger transport, sightseeing tours and Dublin visitor hospitality

Vision

To be a vibrant force in the world of transport and tourism by transporting customer experiences to new heights.

Mission

The Dualway Group is an innovative transport and tourism company caring for the needs of its customers, employees and affiliates…. through its commitment to safety, positive teamwork, and the friendly delivery of exceptional products and services.

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Values

The Dualway Group

Irish, privately-operated, premium Dublin-based transport and tourism operator specialising in passenger transport, sightseeing tours and Dublin visitor hospitality

Values

Customer Focused
Customers come first

Safety Focused
Safety is never compromised

Quality through Excellence
Delivering excellence by providing consistent Quality products and services and immaculately presented staff, vehicles and premises

Success Oriented

Achieving customer and industry recognition as market leader, having fun at work and maintaining profitability

Eco/ Socially Aware
Protecting the environment for future generations and remaining committed to involved charitable fundraising activity

Innovative – visionary, trailblazing and resourceful
By being creative in your thoughts and actions

Celtic Warrior Spirited
Passionate about your country and courageous enough to take on the unknown

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History

Award winning family run company operating since 1979 in Dublin passenger transport and tourism.

Starting as a small one man operation, Dualway has expanded slowly over three decades into a family run transport and sightseeing operation today operating two global brands and employing a team of 150.

Since 2004 Dualway has received four Service Excellence Awards from Failte Ireland, recognising its ongoing commitment to customer service excellence. In 2007 The Group was recognised for innovation and awarded the Dublin Tourism Business Award in the Tourism/Transport sector for being the first operator to introduce a multilingual tour to Dublin.

 

In 2012 The Dualway Group became the first transport operator in Europe to achieve Level 4 Business Excellence from EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) and were among the first companies to receive the Ireland Excellence Award for quality in 2013. The Dualway Group was recognised with the 2013 coveted industry Award for Safety by Fleet Coach & Bus.

The Dualway Group has a systematic fleet rejuvenation plan in place; the provides state of the art user friendly multilingual technology; delivers ongoing team training to ensure customer service excellence; and works to a continuous improvement philosophy towards being recognised as an employer of choice, a low emissions operator and a Best Practice organisation.

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Jobs Forum

Be Part of Our Multi Award Winning Team! “We hire for attitude and train for success!”

Proud winners of 15 awards and one of the first organisations to win an all Ireland Excellence award in January 2013.

Do Your Core Values Match Ours? If “YES” We Want To Hear From You! Take the first steps to your new career right now!

 

Apply Now! Exciting Driver/Guide Positions

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career change with the two biggest sightseeing global brands City Sightseeing and Gray Line? Are you passionate about Ireland and would love to meet different people and show them the best that our capital City and country has to offer? Have you a D category licence?  If your answers are “yes” to the above then you’ll want to read more here! We offer an extensive training programme run by professional Guides with years of experience.

Business Operations Manager: Your Expertise Is Needed!

Our company, the Dualway Group was founded in 1978 by our CEO’s father. We’re now the largest privately owned Coach Operator in Dublin boasting a fleet of 65 vehicles, we’re the home to worldwide brands: City Sightseeing and Gray Line and proud winners of 16 prestigious awards. We’re growing, and we’ve created a Business Operations Manager position reporting to our CEO, David McConn.  To find out more and how to apply click here.

 

Depot Coordinator Required For Our Dublin 12 Depot

We are seeking to recruit a Depot Coordinator for our Dublin 12 depot.  This role is ideally suited to ex-drivers and one that will see the successful candidate take ownership of the coordination and up-keep of the depot.  D Licence a distinct advantage! Working hours: 16:00-20:00 Working days: 5/7 For more information and how to apply click here.

Mechanical Foreman

An exciting new role at our Head Office in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin has arisen that will take ownership of the Garage based in Rathcoole.  Fantastic career advancement opportunities!  For more information and how to apply click here.

 

Send your cover letter and CV for our Head Office based positions to hr@dualway.com

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Graduate Program

The Dualway Group Graduate Program 2014

We hire for attitude and train for success.
The 2014 Graduate program offers a Graduate (Level 7 or above) the opportunity to join a fast paced dynamic company on a 12 month fixed term contract. Develop or build on your experience in planning, logistics, customer service, scheduling and on the spot problem solving! You will spend the first 9 months of the program training and working in the nerve centre of our company – the operations department.

Join the Operations team who manage the 50 vehicles and 70 drivers who work an array of diverse duties…..from city tours, scheduled day tours, scheduled orbital services, private coach hire, wedding transfers… You will become an integral part of this team and contribute daily to the successful running of the operation.For the last 3 months of the program, you can spread your wings and work in another function within the organisation choosing from….Sales and Marketing, Finance or Human Resources.To register your interest in our Graduate Program, please submit your CV and cover letter to dualwayhr@gmail.com We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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CSR/Community

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Environment

Environmental Policy

“Protecting the environment for future generations”

One of the core values Dualway holds close to its heart is to work as a sustainable, green organisation. As a transport company Dualway reduces the number of cars on the roads by operating its scheduled services and school runs.

Environmental Policy – Dualway Fleet:

Dualway is committed to its team and its community. That’s why Dualway is striving to operate as a near zero emission operator. Dualway’s fleet is minimum Euro 2 low emmissions with 50% of its fleet Euro 4 or above making it one of the greenest fleets in Dublin.
The Group commitment to the reduction in fuel usage has led to its acquisition of a depot close to the city centre and driver refresher courses focus closely on driving with fuel efficiency in mind with a target to reduce fuel waste by 15% per annum.

Environmental Policy – Dualway Depot:

Dualway has undergone an energy survey by SEI has worked through 2010 to manage energy consumption throughout the organisation. Following their recommendations the depot has been upgraded to maximise energy efficiency and reduce waste. Measures taken to date include:
* Switching to Airtricity
* Full insulation to regulation standard of offices and team canteen
* Energy efficient lighting
* Reduction in fuel usage by 15% using most fuel efficient route planning, new depot, driver training and newer vehicles

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Group Structure

About The Dualway Group

A wholly Irish owned and family-operated, premium Dublin-based transport and tourism operator specialising in passenger transport, sightseeing tours and Dublin visitor hospitality.

Coach Hire

With its professional, friendly and immaculately groomed team and its fleet of vehicles ranging from 29 to 80 seaters, Dualway’s knowledge and experience in the transport and hospitality industry ensures that every aspect of your event, from the booking stage to transport on the day, will be in good hands.

Sightseeing Tours

City Sightseeing open top bus tours offer the perfect way to enjoy city sightseeing. Operating in over 90 destinations around the globe, the Dualway Group own and operate the City Sightseeing brand in Dublin carrying 300,000 Dublin visitors annually on its sightseeing tours.

Gray Line –and operating in over 150 destinations and 6 continents worldwide, the Dualway Group own and operate the Gray Line Ireland license offering a diversity of day and extended tours to suit to every visitor taste.

Dublin Visitor Centre

The Dublin Visitor Centre, owned and operated by the Dualway Group, provides information on top attractions, things to do in Dublin and around Ireland, by the friendliest visitor information team in the Dublin. The Dublin Visitor Centre team have tried and tested and put together Dublin’s best activities and tips to ensure that visitors to Dublin get the best experience to suit their budget and time.

Awards

  • Fleet Coach & Bus Safety Award 2013
  • Ireland Excellence Award 2012
  • EFQM Level 4 2012
  • City Sightseeing Worldwide Tour Operator 2011