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Celtic Tour
Dublin | Ireland | Meath County Ireland Tour Celtic Ireland Tour Trim Castle Tour Hill of Tara Tour Jumping Church Tour Ireland Monisterboice Tour Ireland High Cross
 
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Price: $56.00
Special Instructions: Ireland's Ancient East
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Tour the royal county of Meath and visit castles, tombs, and holy areas on a Dublin day trip into the heart of Celtic Ireland.

Depart from Dublin in a comfortable coach with your informed and friendly guide and head north toward Oldcastle. The first stop is Loughcrew, a 30 passage tomb site where you'll get to walk inside and explore this ancient cemetery. The next stop is the Trim Castle, which was built in the 1100s and is the most well preserved Anglo - Norman castle in Ireland. This is also the site for some of the scenes from the epic movie, "Braveheart."

Next on the tour is the Hill of Tara. This is the most sacred site in all of Ireland and a vantage point for nearly a fourth of the countryside. Its name derives from an Irish phrase meaning "Sanctuary of the Kings." Here you will see the main areas for royal inaugurations that began centuries ago around 600 BC.

You will make a stop in the town of Slane to wander around Slane Castle, the home of the Earl of Mount Charles. The architect of this castle, James Gandon, is known for his work on Dublin's Four Courts and The Custom House. A little back road journey will take you to the Jumping Church. There is, of course, a story behind this church's interesting name. In 1715, a wealthy man who lived in the town was buried inside the church at the gable wall, an honor at the time. He was later excommunicated due to past actions not acceptable under church rules. Soon after, a terrible storm hit the church, and according to the tale, the entire gable wall jumped up and over 3 feet, revealing the grave outside the church walls.

The next stop is at Monisterboice. This is a religious area where The High Cross is located, the finest cross in Ireland. The last stop on your Celtic Tour is Drogheda, where you have two hours to explore this fascinating city. After a guided St. Peter's Church tour, you will have an hour and a half of free time to discover the wonders of Drogheda on your own.

The tour concludes with a scenic drive back to Dublin. Come experience this educational and historic adventure on the Celtic Tour of Ireland.

Tour Size
Standard
Tour Type
Scenic, Cultural
Tour Duration
10 Hours
Tour Departs From
Suffolk Street Tourist Office. Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket.
Activity Level
Easy
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Casual, comfortable clothing and shoes. Raingear is also recommended.
Restrictions
Participants must have the ability to get on and off a bus.

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