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3-Day Kells Highlights Tour
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, History, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    3 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English

Description

Visit Ireland's best attractions in these fantastic three days. The tour covers Monastic sites, High Crosses, Spire of Lloyd, Loughcrew Hills, Loughcrew Coffee House, Clonabreany Cemetery and Tailteann House and many others! Find the real heritage of Ireland in this 3-day tour!

Highlights
  • Go to the Spire of Lloyd, a folly resembling a lighthouse built
  • Explore the High Crosses near the village of Carnaross
  • Visit the Clonabreany Cemetery  
  • Day 1: Monastic Site to St Colmcille’s House to Book of Kells to High Crosses expand_more
    • Meet the tour guide after breakfast at your accommodation. 

    • Visit the Monastic Site, founded by St Colmcille. The Round Tower and High Crosses are set adjacent to St Colmcille’s House, where the magnificently illuminated Book of Kells is reputed to have been written.

    • After lunch, a visit to the Spire of Lloyd, a folly resembling a lighthouse built in 1791. On a clear day, the view stretches to the surrounding 5 counties.

    • Visit the High Crosses near the village of Carnaross and test the curative power of the water from St Ciaran’s well.

    • Dinner, followed by evening music and storytelling.

  • Day 2: Loughcrew Hills to Causey Farm expand_more
    • This morning you will be guided up to Loughcrew Hills. A group of about 30 Neolithic chambered cairns. One includes the ‘Hags Chair’, a large stone bearing a cross carving, take a seat and make a wish.

    • Have a light lunch at the lovely Loughcrew Coffee House.

    • Get in touch with your inner culchie’with an afternoon at Causey Farm. Cut turf, milk a cow, bake brown bread, bodhrán playing and much more besides.

    • A well-deserved dinner at a restaurant in the area, followed by in-house entertainment.

  • Day 3: Clonabreany Cemetery to Tailteann House expand_more
    • A visit to the Hill of Tara, the former seat of the High Kings of Ireland.

    • Mid-morning sees a visit to Clonabreany Cemetery and Holy well.

    • Stop for a light lunch at the newly restored Clonabreany House.

    • In the afternoon, visit Tailteann House and take a walk about the surrounding area, home of the Tailteann Games – Ireland’s pre-Olympic Games and possibly the most important of its sacred ritual sites.

    • Afternoon tea at Tailteann House.

    • Here is where you can then head off to your next destination in Ireland, hopefully with fond memories of your sojourn in Kells.

What's Included
  • English-speaking guide
What's Excluded
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Meeting Point

Kells, County Meath, Ireland

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
Adult
1 To 8 GBP 290 Per Person

This is a group tour

Starting From

Fromss

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GBP 290 / person

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