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Celtic Boyne Valley Day tour from Dublin


Celtic Boyne Valley

Day Tour from Dublin

DEPARTURE TIME: 8:00AM (Arrive 10mins before) DEPARTURE LOCATION: Suffolk Street (See map) PRICE:€35 Adult PRICE: €30 Student – Senior – 13yrs / 16yrs PRICE: €17.50 Child 5yrs / 12yrs PRICE: Children under 5 free


Our 1 day Celtic and Boyne Valley tour brings you to some of Ireland’s most ancient and historic sites. The majority of the tour takes place in County Meath, also known as the Royal County, which was the original ruling place of  the High Kings of Ireland. Visit the passage tombs of Loughcrew where you will see 5000 year old artwork carved into the stone. We also visit the old town of Trim where you will get the chance to walk around the grounds of Trim Castle, the largest and best preserved Anglo-Norman castle in the country and the setting of the film Braveheart. Visit the famous Hill of Tara where the High Kings ruled from during the Iron Age. Another highlight of this tour is Monasterboise, famous for its many high crosses and round towers. We finish with a tour of Drogheda and a whiskey tasting with a whiskey connoisseur.


08:00am - Depart from Dublin
Meet us at the old stone church on Suffolk Street as we leave Dublin travelling north to the royal county of Meath.
09:30am - Loughcrew
We arrive at Loughcrew, a sacred site with approximately 30 passage tombs. Steeped in Irish historic importance, Loughcrew is the burial site of the legendary High King of Ireland Ollamh Fodhla. Enter the tomb by flash light and marvel at the Celtic designs carved into the rock 5,000 years ago.
11:00am - Trim Castle
Enjoy a breath taking drive through Irish countryside to our stop at Trim Castle. Here you will get the chance to walk through the grounds of this 800 year old Anglo-Norman castle. You may recognise it from some of the best fight scenes in the film Braveheart. Located on the edge of the Trim town, the castle was the stronghold of Hugh de Lacy who was granted the Kingdom of Meath by King Henry II. Since then the castle has been used for many different purposes but is largely unchanged it its 800 years.
12:20pm - Hill of Tara
We arrive at the most sacred site in ancient Ireland – the Hill of Tara and the seat of the High Kings. On a clear day you can see a quarter of Ireland’s landscape from this point. Getting its name from Teamhair na Ri meaning the Sanctuary of the Kings, Tara is the traditional inauguration site of the ancient High Kings and historically the most important site in Ireland. Your guide will give you all the historic information about this amazing site on your trip. We will have lunch in Tara before departing to our next stop.
2:45pm - Monasterboice
Next we visit the highly religious site of Monasterboice where you will see the finest high crosses in Ireland and is regarded as one of the finest examples of Irish religious artefacts. At 520AD Monasterboise was founded by Saint Buite and holds the second highest round tower in Ireland. We spend 20 mins here until we head towards our final stop of the tour.
3:15pm - Drogheda
You will have approximately 2 hours in Drogheda where your tour guide will walk and talk you through this fascinating town steeped in Irish history. We visit St Peters Church where you will see the decapitated head of St. Oliver Plunkett and hear the stories of Oliver Cromwell. Have some free time to explore the town before we head back to Dublin
5:15pm - Back to Dublin
We make our way back to Dublin with an arrival time of approximately 6:00pm.



Day Trips From Dublin

I based myself in Dublin and signed up for 4 separate bus trips with this company. Every one was great. The driver/guide on each one was knowledgeable, professional and personable. I went to the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney, Giant’s Causeway, and the Boyne Valley. All are worthy trips but I loved the Boyne Valley or Celtic tour the best. Most of our time was spent in the beautiful, scenic countryside, off of the highway. It was picturesque and historically interesting. Trip advisor May 2015

Celtic Boyne Valley Tour

Took this tour with Tony. It was a really fun day, with plenty to do and lots of interesting stories from Tony. I enjoyed getting a personable tour guide who was passionate about the sites he was showing us. Trip advisor May 2015

Off the beaten path way to see Celtic sites

We really enjoyed our day trip to Loughcrew, the Hill of Tara, Trim Castle and Monasterboice. Gabe was our driver and tour guide and he was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Trip advisor June 2014




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