Celtic Boyne Valley Day Tour

Tour Overview

Travel back in time to visit some of the most ancient parts of Ireland during the Celtic Boyne Valley day tour! A large portion of the tour takes place in the County Meath. This region is also known as the Royal County because this is where the High Kings of Ireland ruled the country.

Our first stop on the tour brings us to The ‘Hill of Uisneacht’ which is the spiritual center 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’.

Visit Loughcrew, a sacred site that holds approximately 30 passage tombs. We will enter the tomb with flashlights to see the amazing Celtic designs that were carved into the rock over 5,000 years ago!

After a beautiful drive though the Irish countryside, we will make a stop at Trim Castle which is the largest and best preserved Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Take a good look around since you might recognize the castle from the great fighting scenes in the movie Braveheart!

Next, we head to The Hill of Tara which is one of the most sacred sites of ancient Ireland. As the royal center of Ireland, the High Kings ruled from this hill. From this incredible vantage point, it is said you can see a quarter of Ireland's landscape. We will look out over this breathtaking view while we enjoy lunch from the top of the hill.

Tour Itinerary

8:00am

We depart for the Celtic Boyne Valley day tour outside the old stone church on Suffolk Street. Our knowledgeable and friendly guide will introduce himself and then we will begin our journey north!

9:30am

Our first stop will bring us to The ‘Hill of Uisneacht’ . The spiritual center 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’.

11:50am

the site of Loughcrew that holds over 30 passage tombs and is one of the most important prehistoric cemeteries in Ireland. We will walk to the top of the hill where we will see the best preserved and most accessible tombs in the site. Afterwards, we will open the iron gate and enter the tomb with our flashlights to see Celtic designs carved into the rocks over 5,000 years ago.

2.30pm

We will enjoy a scenic drive through the Irish countryside on our way to the great Trim Castle. The castle sits on the edge of town and is the best preserved Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. We will take a guided tour of the 800 year old castle and you may recognize the structure from the movie 'Braveheart' where many of the famous battle scenes were shot!

4:05pm

Next on the Celtic Boyne Valley day tour, we visit the Hill of Tara, the most sacred site in ancient Ireland. It is said over a quarter of Ireland's landscape can be seen from this vantage point. The Hill of Tara was the traditional inauguration site of the ancient High Kings of Ireland and was at the height of its importance around 600BC. Tara gets its name from 'Teamhair na Ri' which means 'Sanctuary of the Kings'. 

5:15pm

We will get back on the bus and enjoy a short (45 minute) bus ride back to Dublin.

6:00pm

We will arrive to Dublin after a great day on the Celtic Boyne Valley tour!

Essential Tour Information

Departing Country: Ireland

Departing City: Dublin

Departing From: Depart Suffolk Street, outside the old stone church at 8:00 am daily

Languages: English

Duration: All Day

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