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Celtic Boyne Valley Tour with Hill of Tara & Trim Castle

By Irish Day Tours
4.7/5
Price is £43per adult

Features

Free cancellation available
10h
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Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks and gloves required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected

Highlights

  • Immersion into Ireland's ancient Celtic heritage & culture

  • Castle ruins at Trim castle

  • Sweeping views at Hill of Tara, seat of Ireland's High Kings

  • Discover the history of the Hill of Uisneach

  • 5000 year old Loughcrew passage tomb

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Boyne Valley

  • What's included

    Admission fees

  • What's included

    Return transport to and from central Dublin

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

Know before you book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

What you can expect

Please note that the tour is not visiting the Hill of Uisneach at the moment due to Covid.

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; the 7th Century Christian monastery of Fore Abbey, Hill Of Uisneach and the Anglo-Norman Trim castle.

The ‘Hill of Uisneach’ 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’.

Visitors can view the site where St Fechin founded a Christian monastery in the 7th Century. It’s believed that before his death, 300 monks lived in the community. Later, the monastery was set on fire 12 times. Amongst the remains on site, visitors can see St Fechin’s church, built about 900 AD.

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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks and gloves required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Location

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Activity Location

  • Drogheda

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Molly Malone Statue outside the old stone church
    • Suffolk Street Suffolk Street
    • Dublin County Dublin D02 KX03

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