Hill of Tara, Newgrange, Boyne Valley day tours from Dublin
What's Included on this Public Newgrange Day Tour (8 Hours)
- Entrance into Passage Tomb
- Entrance into interpretative centre at UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Entrance and personal guided tour at Monasterboice
- Guided walking tour at Hill of Tara
- Wonderful rolling Irish landscapes with Medieval field structure's
- Approved award winning tour guide
- Modern air-conditioned Mercedes Vehicle
Tour Runs Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun / From €30:00 / Departs 08:20 Returns 16:30 hrs ► Once you proceed to Book the tour (you will be able to select from a number of pickup locations) ► Once your seats are booked you will receive a Tour Confirmation via e mail you need to print ► All entrance fees are included in your tour ticket
Newgrange Passage Tomb
Newgrange, in the Boyne Valley, Co. Meath, is Ireland’s best-known prehistoric monument, and is arguably Europe’s finest example of a megalithic passage grave. Built around 3200 BC, the structure is more than 1000 years older than the Giza Pyramids in Cairo, and Stonehenge.
Newgrange tomb consists of a vast stone and turf mound about 85 metres in diameter and 13.5 metres high. The Stone Age mound contains a passage, which lead to a burial chamber. Before entering the 5000 year old passage tomb, your guide will explain in some detail the ancient landscape around you. They will explain the significance of the famous entrance stone as well as the roof box, and give you a detailed insight into the people, who constructed this amazing structure, their beliefs and the reasons they choose this location in the Boyne Valley. Our Newgrange day tour from Dublin should be top of your wish list on your Irish Holiday.
Hill of Tara an Ancient Celtic Ritual site in County Meath
Before the arrival of Saint Patrick and Christianity into Ireland, the Hill of Tara was the focal point of the tribes for celebration and dispute settlement. Every year at this seat of the High Kings, a huge banquet known as a feis was laid out Just think of it as the gathering. The Irish, Princes, priests, warriors, athletes and druids, they came from all around the island, to be entertained by the finest musicians and jesters. The feis took place in an enormous hall, and was also a forum for discussion and decision-making in matters of tribal dispute, government, war and peace. Let our guides take you through Tara’s ancient history, enjoy a spectacular walk through this unique landscape, 23 of Ireland's 32 Counties can be seen from Tara. The Hill of Tara is steeped in folk law, myths and legends, a visit to Ireland would not be complete without a visit to this Ireland's ancient seat of power. 142 of Ireland's High Kings were crowned here. If you are planning ahead for the gathering, 2013 we can provide you with fantastic options when in Dublin for the day.
Monasterboice 6th Century Celtic High Crosses finest in Europe
Monasterboice is located in County Louth Ireland, You will be guided through this spectacular site. This Monastic settlement is surrounded by picturesque Irish countryside, and Monasterboice is famous for its Celtic crosses which were carved in AD922. Decorated with scenes from the Old and New Testament, sculpted onto panels, including pictures of Adam and Eve, the Crucifixion, and the Last Judgement. There are two churches, a 90-foot high round tower, and sundial cross. The Celtic cross in Ireland was used as an aid to teach those who couldn't read or write, they were extraordinary works of art in their time, and the existence of the nearby round tower indicates that the monks created them even while the Vikings were nearby, plundering the region.
Why not book a Private Chauffeur driven Newgrange option
(1 - 7 persons) 5 Hours