You’re taught to believe history is made of separate eras. The Prehistoric Period, the Pagans, the Bronze Ages, and so forth. But here’s the thing. In reality, cultures and civilizations slowly evolve, clash, and merge. And nowhere is this more apparent than in central Ireland.
On this tour, you will see curious Celtic art intertwined with Christian symbolism, admire one of the grandest Norman castles and meander over the mythological landscapes of Pagan kings. Walk along city walls that have experienced 700 years of wars... Before stopping in a local café for a cup of tea.
Join this tour and discover the best way to travel through the cultural history of Ireland in a day.
This tour departs at 09:15am from opposite the Kilkenny Shop, Nassau St, Dublin.
You will travel from Dublin deep into the gorgeous, green landscape of County Meath. This area is soaked in ancient history, and they even say the mythical High Kings of Ireland once lived here.
Your first stop is the Fourknocks Megalithic Passage Tomb. More than 5,000 years ago Neolithic farmers constructed this site. That’s older than the pyramids. So, wander in and come face to face with some of the oldest human history you can encounter.
After this, your tour will take you into the town of Drogheda. You can enjoy a leisurely lunch in the historic town center by the banks of the River Boyne and explore the walls and fortifications.
After lunch, it’s time to see one of Ireland’s finest relics at Monasterboice, the Celtic High Cross of Muiredach. This huge and famous masterpiece depicts Biblical tales and combines Celtic art with Christian symbolism. Study the carvings and see if you can figure out their meaning.
The tour will then continue to the 12th century Bective Abbey. You will have time here to take a few photos and enjoy the simple architecture of this ancient monument.
Bective Abbey was used as a location during the shooting of the 1995 historical action-drama movie Braveheart.
Now it’s time to compare the peaceful and subtle religious architecture with the mighty, fortified Trim Castle. You can let your imagination run wild at this hugely impressive Norman castle. There are walls to climb, a large castle keep to explore, and plenty of reconstructions and curios to discover.
And now it's time for you to head back to Dublin. You’ve ventured through 5,000 years of history in a day. After all that time travelling, it may be the perfect time to enjoy a pint of the black stuff.
Returning to Dublin at 6:30pm.
"We love travel as much as you do. We prefer it to any roller-coaster, movie, or concert. But there are a few things we don’t always love about travel. Like when you get stranded on a dark single track road. Or end up at a large hotel that serves frozen food made 1,000 miles away. Or when you see something incredible, and have no way of finding out what it is. So, our award-winning small-group tours take care of details and ensure you and your driver-guide’s adventures are free from the things that make travel less lovable.
Here’s how we deliver travel experiences you’ll love:
You learn from the best storytellers. And this is no overstatement. Our driver-guides are world famous for their knowledge, facts, quirky stories, history, and fairy-tales. They truly take you beyond the guidebooks and into your adventure.
You explore in top of the range 16 seat mini-coaches. This means you never get lost, you always take the scenic route, you have great views through large windows, and you’re free to sample the local tipple without worrying about driving.
You support the local communities. You do this because we take you to the lesser known attractions and recommend locally owned accommodation. What’s more, for every ton of carbon we use, we donate £10 to environmental and community projects.
You make your trip your own. We provide the timetable; and along the way you can choose where you want to eat, sleep and which attractions you want to see. So, if you want to stop off and feed a highland cow or maybe linger longer in the castle courtyard with a glass of wine, you can.
Guaranteed departures: you book, you go. When you choose to book with us, you’re going - no minimum numbers.
Guaranteed experience or your money back. If you feel you’ve not had the experience you deserved, and we’re at fault, we’ll give you your money back.
So, take a tour with us and learn to love travel even more than you thought you could."View Profile
IrishCentral works with specially selected tour operators, while focusing on travel exclusivity in Ireland.
As an IrishCentral reader your already find tales of unique Irish experience and travel articles on America's largest Irish website.
IrishCentral can offer best prices and availability because we focus exclusively on Ireland.
Places you will explore:
Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, Rabbie's Tours don't carry children under 5 years old).
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Limitation of Liability
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICES AND COLLECTIVE CONTENT, YOUR LISTING OR BOOKING OF ANY GROUP TOURS VIA THE SERVICES, AND ANY CONTACT YOU HAVE WITH OTHER USERS WHETHER IN PERSON OR ONLINE REMAINS WITH YOU. NEITHER IRISH CENTRAL NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SERVICES OR THE COLLECTIVE CONTENT WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL OR BODILY INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS, FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT, FROM ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICES OR OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES OR FROM YOUR LISTING OR BOOKING OF ANY GROUP TOUR VIA THE SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT IRISH CENTRAL HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT WILL IRISH CENTRAL'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS AND YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FROM YOUR LISTING OR BOOKING OF ANY GROUP TOUR VIA THE SERVICES, OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT AND IN CONNECTION WITH ANY OR INTERACTIONS WITH ANY OTHER MEMBERS, EXCEED THE AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID OR OWE FOR BOOKINGS VIA THE SERVICES AS A TRAVELER IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY, OR IF YOU ARE A GUIDE, THE AMOUNTS PAID BY IRISH CENTRAL TO YOU IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY, OR ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100), IF NO SUCH PAYMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE, AS APPLICABLE. THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN IRISH CENTRAL AND YOU. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Indemnification and Release
You agree to release, defend, indemnify, and hold Irish Central and its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with (a) your access to or use of the Site, Application, Services, or Collective Content or your violation of these Terms; (b) your Member Content; and (c) your (i) interaction with any Member, (ii) booking of an Group Tour, (iii) creation of a Listing or (iv) the use, condition or quality of an Group Tour, including, but not limited to any injuries, losses, or damages (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise) of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of participating in or booking an Group Tour.
Export Control and Restricted Countries
You may not use, export, re-export, import, or transfer the Application except as authorized by United States law, the laws of the jurisdiction in which you obtained the Application, and any other applicable laws. In particular, but without limitation, the Application may not be exported or re-exported: (a) into any United States embargoed countries.
If you participate in an Group Tour with an Operator who you feel is acting or has acted inappropriately, including but not limited to, anyone who (i) engages in offensive, violent or sexually inappropriate behavior, (ii) you suspect of stealing from you, or (iii) engages in any other disturbing conduct, you should immediately report such person to the appropriate authorities and then to Irish Central by contacting us with your police station and report number at travel@IrishCentral.com; provided that your report will not obligate us to take any action beyond that required by law (if any) or cause us to incur any liability to you.
These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between Irish Central and you regarding the Services and Collective Content, and any bookings or Listings of Group Tours made via the Services, and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between Irish Central and you regarding bookings or listings of Group Tours, the Services and the Collective Content.
Assignment You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without Irish Central's prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null and of no effect. Irish Central may assign or transfer these Terms, at its sole discretion, without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
Notices Any notices or other communications permitted or required hereunder, including those regarding modifications to these Terms, will be in writing and given by Irish Central (i) via email (in each case to the address that you provide) or (ii) by posting to the Site or via the Application. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.
Controlling Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms will be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the United States, without regard to its conflict-of-law provisions. You and we agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of a state court located in the United States for any actions for which the parties retain the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of a party's copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, or other intellectual property rights, as set forth in the Dispute Resolution provision below.
General The failure of Irish Central to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Irish Central. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise. If for any reason an arbitrator or a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.
Newsletters By registering; using our Services and/or providing your email address, you understand that you will receive regular email updates about the platform, travel and other community related matters. Each email you receive shall contain a mandatory opt out at the base of each email to allow you to unsubscribe if you so choose.
Contacting Irish Central If you have any questions about these Terms or any App Store Sourced Application, please contact Irish Central at travel@IrishCentral.com.
Please take note that your user name, e-mail address, or other submissions that you make on this site may contain your real name or other personally identifiable information and, as a result, may appear on this site. Like many platforms, we may also automatically receive general information that is contained in our server log files such as your IP address and cookie information. Information about how advertising may be served on this site (if at all) is set forth below. Irish Central uses a 3rd party payment gateway called CheckFront to ensure your personal and sensitive credit card information is securely stored. Your credit card details are NOT stored on Irish Central, instead your information is securely stored and encrypted with CheckFront. CheckFront are fully PCI-DSS compliant and to transfer information between Irish Central and CheckFront we use a 256bit SSL certificate from Amazon. In layman terms this means when you save or update your credit card details on Irish Central, these details are being securely stored within CheckFront’s fully secure vaults to ensure your information cannot be used by malicious 3rd parties. Irish Central and its employees are unable to view your cardholder information as CheckFront truncates your credit card details.
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We may make changes to this Policy from time to time without notification.
Appointment of Irish Central as Payment Agent for Operator
Each Operator hereby appoints Irish Central as the Operator's limited agent solely for the purpose of collecting payments made by Travelers on behalf of the Operator. Each Operator agrees that payment made by a Traveler to Irish Central shall be considered the same as a payment made directly to the Operator and the Operator will make the Group Tour available to Traveler in the agreed upon manner as if the Operator has received the Part Payment. In accepting appointment as the limited authorized agent of the Operator, Irish Central assumes no liability for any acts or omissions of the Operator. Please note that Irish Central charges Operators a fee for the creation of Listings and use of our Applications. However, you acknowledge and agree that Irish Central reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to introduce and collect other fees from you in accordance with the Modification Section of these Terms. Please note that Irish Central will provide notice of new fees via the Services, prior to implementing such new features.
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