Of Hills, Monasteries, Castles and Tombs

Escape with us into the remarkable history of the Boyne Valley and lose yourself in the stories that span several thousand years!

Collection is from your accommodation and we will visit the following sites:

Hill of Tara


Kells Monastic Site


Loughcrew


Trim Castle


The Hill of Tara is best known as the seat of the High Kings of Ireland over thousands of years and has been an important site since the discovery of a late Stone Age passage tomb.


Kells Monastic Site is where the incomparable Book of Kells was kept safe for 850 years. See the 9th century High Crosses, the Round Tower and the scriptorium known as Columcille’s House, where the Book of Kells may have been written/completed and which appears in the carpet page (fully decorated page) known as “The Temptation of Christ”.






The Loughcrew Hills are strewn with cairns, dating around 5,800 years old, along with standing stones, kists and other burials but the centre pieces are Cairns T and L on opposite peaks and their ruined satellite tombs. Cairn T is open to the public and hosts a large amount of carvings in its central and recessed chambers.


Trim Castle is Ireland's largest Anglo-Norman castle, and constructed over a 30 year period, starting in circa 1176 AD, by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter as the home of the Lordship of Meath. The castle was used as one of the film locations for “Braveheart”, starring Mel Gibson.


Notes: As we will be walking over uneven terrain, please wear comfortable footwear with a good grip.

1 to 2 people €320.00.
1 to 4 people €350.00.
1 to 10 people €400.00.
7 to 14 people €480.00.

As there is a bit of a climb to get to “Cairn T” at Loughcrew, this tour is not suitable for anyone with a heart condition or heavily pregnant women.

The costs do not include refreshments, but we will make stops at eateries that serve locally sourced foods.

The costs do not include entry fees. On this day tour you will need to pay entry fees into Trim Castle & Newgrange - prices can be found here.

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