Celtic Boyne Valley Day Trip from Dublin

Celtic Boyne Valley Day Trip from Dublin

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

Please note, the tour is not visiting the Hill of Uisneach at the moment due to Covid.
* Duration: 10 hours
* Starts: County Dublin, Ireland
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




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

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

Itinerary
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Stop At: Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk Street, Dublin Ireland

We meet at the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street. You will board our comfortable coach, meet your guide and fellow travellers and then sit back and relax as we head out of Dublin and head west to our first visit.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Hill of Tara (Temair), Ireland

The most sacred site of Ancient Ireland is the Hill of Tara, and this is where we head next. An important and historic site in the Boyne Valley region, it was the center of the country in a sense as the High Kings ruled Ireland from this very site. From the hill, there is a lovely view of the surrounding area. It is said that a quarter of Ireland’s countryside is visible from this hill.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Trim Castle, Trim Ireland

It wouldn’t be a drive through the Irish countryside without seeing lush and picturesque landscapes. The scenery is breathtaking as we head to the town of Trim, home to an impressive and well-preserved Anglo-Norman castle. Trim Castle is the largest castle of its type in Ireland. With a castle so well preserved and with such stunning grounds, Hollywood would be hard-pressed to find something better! You will have time to explore the sprawling castle and grounds. This is a fantastic photo opportunity. Your guide will give you information in relation to the history of this fascinating castle and the surrounding area.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Loughcrew Cairns, Slieve na Caillaigh Hills Loughcrew, Oldcastle Ireland

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.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Fore Abbey, Fore Ireland

St Fechin founded a Christian monastery in the 7th Century. It’s believed that before his death, 300 monks lived in the community. Among the remains, visitors can see St Fechin’s church, built about 900. In this area The area is famous for its seven wonders which include, the monastery in the bog, the mill without a race, the water that flows uphill, the tree that has three branches/the tree that won’t burn, the water that won’t boil, the anchorite in a stone and the stone/lintel raised by St Fechin’s prayers.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Extreme Ireland, Dublin Ireland

Arrive back in Dublin at 6.15pm.

Duration: 5 minutes