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Full-Day Castles and Celtic History Tour from Dublin: Newgrange, Hill of Tara

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    Stop At: O'Connell Street, Dublin Ireland

    Your tour begins in Dublin city centre, where you will meet your guide and set out through the beautiful Boyne Valley. This is one of Ireland’s most important prehistoric areas and the surrounding landscape is dotted with ancient monuments and castles.


    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Newgrange, Donore Ireland

    Newgrange is one of Ireland’s most impressive ancient monuments in Ireland and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, We do try to get you into this site. It is the largest purpose built burial site and place of ancient worship in Ireland. The monument is built so that it is aligned with the winter solstice which was of great importance to the neolithic people in Ireland at the time.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Monasterboice Monastic Site, 1 Off the N Ireland

    We visit the 6th century monastic site of St Buite, famous for its high Celtic Crosses and round tower. Ireland at this time was called the land of "Saints and Scholars" due to the amount of monasteries and places of study.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Slane Castle, N51, Slane Ireland

    We have our lunch stop normally in the village of Slane, Famous for Slane Castle. There is a short stop and photo opportunity to view the castle that is still lived in to this day. While you are there, hear how U2 recorded their album 'The Unforgettable Fire' in the castle.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hill of Tara (Temair), Ireland

    The Hill of Tara is the ancient high seat of the Celtic Kings of Ireland, 142 kings are said to have reigned there in prehistoric and historic times. In ancient Irish religion and mythology Temair was the sacred place of dwelling for the gods, and was the entrance to the other world. It was a very important site to the Celtic people of Ireland as it is where the High King would take his seat and rule over all the other provincial kings. At this site there are many ancient monuments including The Stone Of Destiny (Lia Fáil)

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Trim Castle, Trim Ireland

    Trim Castle is the largest Norman castle in Europe. Over a period of 30 years, it was built by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter as the caput of the Lordship of Meath. One of the new administrative areas of Ireland created by King Henry II of England. It is also where the town of York is portrayed in the movie "Brave Heart".

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Departure Point
    AIB (Bank), 37-38 O'Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin, D01 XR67, Ireland
    Departure Time
    9:20 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Transportation in small minibus
    • Qualified friendly guide
    Exclusions
    • Any entrance fees
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Newgrange
    • Entry/Admission - Trim Castle
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • In case of bad weather, rain gear is recommended
    • Items to bring: camera
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Matt was a great guid and taught us some great stuff about Ireland. He kept apologizing for our late start to the day since the battery exploded lol. I would definitely take a tour with them again!
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    Response from Terry-hilltoptreks, Owner at Full-Day Castles and Celtic History Tour from Dublin: Newgrange, Hill of Tara
    Responded 4 days ago
    Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such an excellent review and I'm delighted that the slight delay didn't upset your tour too much.
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    Our tour with Matt was phenomenal. Highly recommend. He gave a great tour and grabbed our attention the whole time and made us feel safe too.
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    Response from Terry-hilltoptreks, Owner at Full-Day Castles and Celtic History Tour from Dublin: Newgrange, Hill of Tara
    Responded 1 week ago
    Thank you very much for the excellent review and I’ll pass along you great remarks for Matt
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    We were just amazed at what we were able to see in one (chilly, rainy) day! Newgrange is beyond incredible, a megalithic passage tomb 5,200 years old. Also the Celtic crosses, castles, and the Hill of Tara were all fascinating! It was a small group which was nice. Our driver
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    Response from Terry-hilltoptreks, Owner at Full-Day Castles and Celtic History Tour from Dublin: Newgrange, Hill of Tara
    Responded 1 week ago
    Thank you Judith for the excellent review of our Celts and Castles Tour, I'm delighted that you enjoyed the tour and the guide looked after you so well.
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    We had a misty, rainy tour day but that seemed to add to the mystery of the sites we visited. We were fascinated by Newgrange, the Hill of Tara and Trim Castle. Unfortunately , the timing was not on for us to tour Trim Castle, but the grounds had lots to see. Johnny, our guide,
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    Response from Terry-hilltoptreks, Owner at Full-Day Castles and Celtic History Tour from Dublin: Newgrange, Hill of Tara
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Thank you much for taking the time to leave such a positive review. Johnny has been doing this tour for many years now and knows all the best locations to bring people.
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    Went into this tour not really knowing what to expect. Newgrange was fascinating. It is an old Celtic burial site. It was also quite fun to see Trim Castle. Our Tour Guide Matt was excellent. He had a great understanding and knowledge of the history and gave a great narrative.
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    Response from Terry-hilltoptreks, Owner at Full-Day Castles and Celtic History Tour from Dublin: Newgrange, Hill of Tara
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hi Mike, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a positive review. We do specify that these are small bus tours and the roads on which we travel can be windy. 16 people small bus tours, which most prefer to the large coach tours
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