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Irish Itinerary Days 7-10 Print E-mail

Newgrange – Knowth – Hill of Tara St Kieran’s Holy Well – Loughcrew Four Knocks


Day Seven

We will visit Newgrange and Knowth passage tombs in the Boyne Valley.  Regarded as the most important prehistoric site in Ireland, Newgrange passage tomb was built so that at dawn on the Winter Solstice a narrow beam of sunlight illuminates the floor of the chamber at the end of the long passageway.  Over 5,000 years old, Newgrange has great Celtic mythological significance as a faery mound where the people of the Goddess Danu live.

The great mound at Knowth is larger in size than Newgrange and is surrounded by 18 smaller mounds.  It has two passages and wonderful stone carvings including those depicting lunar cycles.  Outside there is a reconstructed timber circle.  Both Newgrange and Knowth are World Heritage sites.


Days Eight and Nine 

During these two days, our guest guides, well known Wiccans, Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone will take us to many special places. These include the Hill of Tara, formerly the seat of the ancient Kings of Ireland and site of the Stone of Destiny, St Kieran’s Holy Well and the passage tombs of Loughcrew and Four Knocks.  We will also visit some lesser known places connected to natural earth energies and sites of spirit and faery activity. 

It will certainly be a great privilege to have Janet and Gavin with us at these very special sacred places and to also facilitate rituals and meditations for us including celebrating the Autumn Equinox at the sacred site at Teltown House.  The Equinox ritual will be folllowed by a BBQ on Day Eight and we will have our farwell group dinner the next evening at the Silver Tankard pub. 


 Day Ten

After a leisurely breakfast, we will leave Teltown House and firstly visit the Taillteann mounds followed by a visit to the nearby town of Trim where we will have lunch.  There will be time to visit Trim Castle regarded as one of the finest examples of a Norman castle in Ireland.

After lunch in Trim and en-route to Dublin we will make our way to the site of the ancient monastery, Monasterboice.  Here you will see two 10th century Celtic crosses regarded as the finest examples of Celtic crosses in the whole of Ireland.  We will then drive to Dublin airport where the tour ends.






Stone of Destiny at Tara 

Entrance to Newgrange 

Knowth Passage Tombs 

Newgrange from Dowth