Sacred Irish Tours
Activities ( Guided Tours ) | Family, Friends
Awakening the Spirit within
Sacred Irish Tours offers travelers a truly unique opportunity to explore beyond the standard Dublin sites and attractions and delve into the spiritual, mysterious grounds of this area with its rich and intriguing history. Guests can choose from a variety of day tours, visiting sacred sites such as The Boyne Valley Mounds at Knowth and Newgrange, built around 3200BC, Hill of Tara, Trim Castle and Newgrange. Sacred Irish Tours is the ideal tour operator for small groups, families, and friends looking to discover a different side of Dublin, and connect with the ancient world of Celtic spirituality, including Christianity, Druidism, and Paganism. This exclusive tour operator works under the conviction that certain ancient sacred sites in Ireland hold the power of transformation and wisdom, and wants all guests to benefit from these virtues.
Why We Highly Recommend Sacred Irish Tours:
The scenic landscapes and historic sites included in the itineraries are fascinating and beautiful in their own right, but it is the team's knowledgeable and enthusiastic guiding that really turn these fascinating tours into an unforgettable experience. The inspirational and transformative power of the ancient sacred sites will engross all visitors, and with the captivating narration by the guides, this is genuinely a spiritual adventure not to be forgotten. Awarded TripAdvisor "Certificate of Excellence", and with countless outstanding reviews from industry experts, Sacred Irish tours is simply phenomenal.
Tours & Experiences
Travelers can choose from the enchanting and meticulously put together tours, or create a custom itinerary with a private tour.
Hill of Tara - The megalithic passage tomb called the Mound of the Hostages (Duma na nGiall) is the oldest monument on the Hill of Tara dating back to between 3500 B.C. and 3000 B.C. The passage, 4m in length and 1m wide, was subdivided by sill stones into three compartments each containing cremated remains.
A wonderfully decorated stone can be viewed from the entrance gate. The engravings may represent the sun, moon or stars as religious symbols or maybe the stone was used as a prehistoric calendar. Drawing of decorated orthostat.
Trim Castle - 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 to curb the expansionist policies of Richard de Clare, (Strongbow). Construction of the massive three-storied Keep, the central stronghold of the castle, was begun c. 1176 on the site of an earlier wooden fortress. This massive twenty-sided tower, which is cruciform in shape, was protected by a ditch, curtain wall, and moat.
Newgrange - The Megalithic Passage Tombs of Newgrange and Knowth are located in the present day County of Meath on the east coast of Ireland. The Boyne Valley Mounds at Knowth and Newgrange were built around 3200BC making them older than Stonehenge in England and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Built by Neolithic farming communities about 5000 years ago, the passage tombs have clear astronomical alignments such as the Winter Solstice Sunrise at Newgrange and the Spring and Autumn Equinoxes sunrises at Knowth.
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Powerscourt Estate - Voted One of the Top Ten Houses and Mansions Worldwide by the Lonely Planet Guide. Powerscourt house today offers the warmest of welcomes to its visitors and some of the best views in Ireland, overlooking the breath-taking Sugarloaf Mountain. It’s a wonderful place to relax and enjoy browsing our splendid range of stores or to indulge in a coffee and dessert in the famous Avoca Terrace Café.
Lunch in the Laragh Village - Laragh (Irish: An Láithreach, meaning Site (or ruins) of a Building) is a small picturesque village in County Wicklow, Ireland. It lies at the junction of three roads through the Wicklow Mountains ( R115, R755, and R756) and is primarily known for its proximity to the Monastic settlement of Glendalough. Sally Gap and the Glenmacnass Waterfall are to the north, to the west is Glendalough and the Wicklow Gap and to the south is Glenmalure Valley.The area is deeply wooded, with the hills and mountains rising from the valley and due to its closeness to Dublin, hill walkers (or hikers) and tourists converge on the village as their center for recreational activities in the mountains. About 5 km from the village, on the Rathdrum road, is the 100-acre fun park, Clara Lara.
Glendalough - This early Christian ecclesiastical settlement was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Set in a glaciated valley with two lakes, the monastic remains include a superb round tower, stone churches, and decorated crosses. The Visitor Centre has an interesting exhibition and an audio-visual show. French, Italian and Spanish guided tours are available all year by advance booking. The Visitor Centre is fully accessible for visitors with disabilities. Access to the graveyard is very difficult for wheelchair users.
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This tour will be based around your preferences. It is a private tour for individuals and small groups. We have an intimate knowledge of the many famous historic sites around Ireland and can help you plan a worthwhile and intimate tour. The Tour is restricted to a maximum of 16 persons.
If you have any questions or are ready to reserve your spot be sure to connect with Sacred Irish Tours directly. Their team is local and can best answer your inquiries, plus it gives you the opportunity to experience their service first-hand and before you arrive.