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Celts & Castles Tours - Hilltop Treks

The Celts and Castles day tour brings you from Dublin towards the counties of Meath and Louth. The Tour is available Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from March to October.

The first stop will be Fourknocks, a Passage Chamber Tomb built about 5000 years ago, you will be able to enter the tomb and see some of the early inscripted stones inside.

Along the way the Tour will visit:

Hill of Tara: The Ancient seat of the High Kings of Ireland, it also contains a number of ancient monuments.

Trim Castle: The largest Norman castle in Europe. Founded by Hugh De Lacy in the 12th Century it was also the Film location for 'Braveheart'

The Hill of Slane: which is steeped in myth and history, St Patrick and the introduction of Christianity.

Slane Castle: home of the Marquess Conyngham, the family home since 1701.

Dowth: The Fairy Mound of Darkness, Dowth south is aligned to the setting sun of the winter solstice, dating to 3000BC.

Newgrange: A place of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance- An ancient Temple (there is no access to the tomb)

Monasterboice Monastery: with it' wonderful high crosses, which was founded by Saint Buite approx 500 A.D.

Drogheda Town: This is an Old Norman town on the mouth of the river Boyne.

Apart from the important heritage the Boyne Valley is a truly wonderful area full of beauty, mystery and intrigue and a place you will never forget.
'So memorable in ancient history and so rich in monuments of the past is it... that the history of Ireland might be written in tracing its banks' a quote from William Wild, father of Oscar Wilde. - The Beauties of the Boyne 1849.

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