THE NEWGRANGE TOUR
As the richest archaeological landscape in Ireland, no trip to the Boyne Valley is complete without a visit to The World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne. As one of the most important Neolithic sites in the entire world, words cannot describe the spectacular prehistoric tombs of Knowth, Newgrange and Dowth. This is your chance to explore the passageways and view the largest collection or megalithic art within Western Europe.
(N.B. Tickets need to be booked in advance on the Official Newgrange website - BOOK TICKETS HERE
Tickets are released 1 month in advance. As tickets can sell out very quickly we advise booking them as soon as possible)
Our Newgrange Tour also includes a visit to three other fascinating sites
Monasterboice – The Round Tower and High Crosses
This fascinating monastic site in County Louth was founded in the 5th century by Saint Buite, and the historic ruins were once an important religious centre. Monasterboice has a rich and colourful history and was once captured by invading Vikings, who were then pushed out of the area by the High King of Tara. Although the original monastery is no longer standing, the 3 Celtic High Crosses, are widely regarded as some of the finest examples of early Christian crosses, with scenes depicted of the Old Testament and unusual crucifixions.
Hill of Tara
The Hill of Tara was once the ancient seat of the High Kings of Ireland, and today the series of Neolithic burial mounds and tombs offer stunning views across County Meath. As one of the most historic and mythical places in Ireland, a trip to this beautiful area is sure to be an eye-opening experience. This is your chance to explore the archaeological sites, take in the breathtaking views of the mountains of Mourne and learn about the Celtic rituals which stretch back into early Christianity.
Hill of Slane
A place of significant importance for Christianity in Ireland, the Hill of Slane is the site where, according to the legend, in 433 AD Saint Patrick lit the first paschal fire in direct defiance of the pagan king Laoghaire who was celebrating the feast day on the nearby Hill of Tara, then the seat of the High King of Ireland. Back then, it was forbidden to light any other fire until a ceremonial lighting of a great fire on the Hill of Tara was over. While exploring the ruins of a 16th Century Franciscan monastery and tower you will be treated to some of the most spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.