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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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Newgrange tour with Day Tours Unplugged into passage tomb built 3200 BC

Newgrange is the best-known Irish Passage tomb; constructed 3200 BC it is surrounded by 97 kerb stones, the most impressive of which is the highly decorated entrance stone. “At 8.58am, the pencil of direct sunlight shone through the roof-box and … Continue reading

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Celtic Explorer day tour – Newgrange, Monasterboice, Hill of Tara a unique day tour from Dublin

Ancient, majestic and rich in unspoiled scenic pastureland, Meath is the perfect place to escape the stresses and strains of modern life. Situated in Ireland’s  Midlands and known as the Royal County, Meath was once the seat of the High … Continue reading

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Wicklow Glendalough day tour a must see, its spectacular

County Wicklow can be found on the east coast of Ireland, just below Dublin. It is a popular weekend getaway for Dubliners escaping the city for some rest and relaxation. Sometimes called the Garden of Ireland, County Wicklow has magnificent … Continue reading

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Lonely Planet HISTORY OF GLENDALOUGH

History of Glendalough In AD 498 a young monk named Kevin arrived in the valley and decided that it would be a good spot for a bit of silent meditation. He set up house in what had been a Bronze Age … Continue reading

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