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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: $69.00
Special Instructions: Celtic Tour - 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 towards 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. It is said that a quarter of Ireland's landscape can be seen from this hill.

Head to the Trim Castle, which was built in the 1100s and is the most well preserved Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. It offers a spectacular insight into the lives and traditions of the people from the Middle Ages. This is also the site for some of the scenes from the epic movie, "Braveheart."

The next stop is Loughcrew, the site of 5000 year old multiple passage tombs from the Neolithic Age. Get up close and personal to pre-history in these cairns. The ancient rock art is still intact, lavishly decorating the inside walls, which were built more than 500 years before the first pyramids.

You'll then stop at Fore Abbey where St. Fechin founded a Christiam Monestary in the 7th Century. After the monastery was set on fire 12 times you can still visit the St Fechin's Church.

Before heading back to Dublin you will have a final stop at the Hill of Uisneach. The Hill of Uisneach is the spiritual center of Ireland, and arguably one of its most important ancient sites. It is the point at which the five provinces of Ireland met, and where their kings would celebrate the festival of the fires.

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

Please Note: Multi-lingual apps are available for this tour, featuring maps, in-depth guides, and voice-overs in English, Italian, German, French, and Spanish. A smartphone is required.

Tour Size
Tour Type
Scenic, Cultural
Tour Duration
12 Hours 10 Minutes
Tour Departs From
Central Dublin. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Activity Level
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Casual, comfortable clothing and shoes. Raingear is also recommended.
Participants must have the ability to get on and off a bus.

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