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Glendalough Wicklow day tour

Glendalough is in the heart of county Wicklow, this beautiful green valley, with two shimmering glacial lakes nestled between lush, sloping mountains and noisy waterfalls. It’s name derives from the Irish (Gaelic) Gleann Dá Locha, meaning “valley of the two … Continue reading

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Glendalough and Saint Kevin County Wicklow

St Kevin’s journey started at such a place, called Hollywood. It’s still there, a perfectly lovely little village. Some time in the early 7th century he set out barefoot. As the heather turned to rocks and foul weather set in, … Continue reading

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Trim Castle Boyne Valley day tour

Trim Castle, the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland, was constructed over a thirty-year period by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter. Hugh de Lacy was granted the Liberty of Meath by King Henry II in 1172 in an attempt … Continue reading

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Newgrange and Boyne valley small group day tour

Newgrange (c 3,200 B.C.) predating the ancient pyramids by 400 years and Stonehenge by 1000. The passage tomb is surrounded by 97 kerb stones, the most impressive is the large entrance stone which is covered in swirls and designs. Inside … Continue reading

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Boyne Valley Meath Ireland

St. Patrick a foreign Christian missionary come to convert Ireland’s Celtic pagans. This he did with great symbolic flare. As the Druids celebrated their feast day on the Hill of Tara, Patrick prepared the Easter feast on the Hill of … Continue reading

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Hill of Tara photos

During the Bronze Age royalty would gather at the Hill of Tara to honor the passing of someone whom they respected. The Hill of Tara is the source of many Celtic legend. The ancient Irish site has chariot roads, which … Continue reading

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St Patricks weekend

It has finally arrived St Patrick’s weekend … Let’s go green! ah Patrick Saint Patrick was a 5th century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the “Apostle of Ireland”, he is the primary patron saint of the … Continue reading

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