Irish Spirituality has always had a close association with the Ancient Goddesses and Celtic heritage because unlike many other ancient lands, Ireland has never forgotten its past or history. In tales handed down from generation to generation, Ireland enriched its past and saw glory in what it was and where it was going.
Ireland is a land of hidden mysteries, with many places of interest. Perhaps the most intriguing and awe-inspiring being Newgrange Passage Tomb which is older then than the Pyramids of Egypt and Stonehenge. However there are many other places rich in history and legend, healing and spirituality.
Ireland itinerary: 13 Nights / 14 days
Day One: 20 May
The tour begins in Dublin where you will be picked up from Dublin Airport and transferred to a Dublin Hotel. Here you will have a chance to settle into your accommodation, unwind and / or explore Dublin at your own leisure. We have a welcome dinner and a great chance to meet and get to know each other! Accommodation: The Gresham Hotel, Dublin Meals Included: Dinner
Day Two – 21st May
We will visit Trinity College which houses the Book of Kells and then to the National Museum of Ireland where you are magically transported back to 7000 BC, including examples of Celtic & Medieval Art, which is the finest collection of prehistoric gold artefacts' in Europe.
We travel from Dublin to Trim this is a medieval town that houses the largest 13th Century Anglo-Norman Castle. The castle was used in Mel Gibson’s film “Braveheart”. This will be our base for 4 nights.
Accommodation: Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner
Day Three – 22nd May
From Trim we travel to the Boyne Valley the site of three megalithic Passage Tombs—Knowth, Dowth and Newgrange. These were built over 5000 years ago. They are truly remarkable remnants of a highly evolved society. Both ritual and settlement were centred around the tombs throughout the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Early Christian time. So that we can truly appreciate Knowth and Newgrange, only limited numbers of people are taken from the visitors centre by mini bus. We will have the opportunity to explore Dowth which is still covered with grass, and not been excavated. After a day here, we then return to Trim. Accommodation: Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner
Day Four & Five – 23rd May & 24th May
A chance to meet and get to know Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone. Together we explore the ancient and sacred sites in the County Meath such as Loughcrew, Hill of Tara and Fourknocks. We will listen and learn about the legends and fairy lore connected to these sites, we will at some of the places we visit, opportunity for meditation, healing and rituals. We will also see the High Cross of Kells and the Holy Wells of Kells.
Accommodation: Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner on both days
Day Six & Seven 25th May & 26th May
We leave Dublin and head for the Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough situated in a most beautiful valley. We will be staying here 2 days, so that you can enjoy this serene setting, which is also the setting for St. Kevin’s monastery. The monastery was founded in the 6th century and has the distinctive round towers, which are found throughout Ireland. In this beautiful place, we can explore the area allowing us time to relax and connect to our inner world. Accommodation Trooperhouse Meals Included Breakfast and Dinner
Day Eight – 27th May
We will travel by train down to Killarney where we will be taken by bus to the picturesque town of Kenmare. The Kenmare’s Gaelic name is Neidin (little nest) called because it nestles amongst the mountains of Cork and Kerry. We will be based here for 4 nights, as it is a perfect setting for exploring the South West Ireland. To enjoy spending our 4 days in comfort, the accommodation will be several cottages, that allow us private sitting room, own patio, and time too caught up on that laundry.
Cait Branigan will join us for our next stage of our sacred journey. Cait Branigan who lives and works with this spiritual land, will be working with us, throughout our time in the South West Ireland, allowing us to understand this ancient land. Accommodation: Kenmare Bay Homes, Kenmare Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Day Nine – 28th May
You have a full day to yourselves in Kenmare. This will give you the opportunity to rest or explore Kenmare with its many craft shops and visit its own stone circle which is very close to the town. You may like to visit Kenmare’s Heritage centre which reflects the history of the area. Accommodation: Kenmare Bay Homes, Kenmare Meals Included: Breakfast
Day Ten – 29th May
Today we travel around the Ring of Beara. It has its own natural beauty that has been almost untouched by the human hand. It is not over-commercialised like many other tourist areas, and looks as if time has stood still. This area is rich in historical and archaeological places of interest including many hidden stone circles. This isolated area gives us a perfect opportunity to meditate, experiment with dowsing rods while learning about, and experiencing, the stone circles. Accommodation: Kenmare Bay Homes, Kenmare Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
Day Eleven – 30th May
Today we head toward West Cork to visit the impressive Drombeg Stone Circle, dating back to 100BC—with its winter solstice (21st December) sunset alignment. Whilst journeying we pass through specular mountain scenery. Accommodation: Kenmare Bay Homes, Kenmare Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
Day Twelve – 31st May
It is now time to leave our Kenmare base and head for Tralee via the Dingle peninsular made famous the film Ryan’s Daughter. As well as the beautiful scenery the Dingle peninsular has a number of ring forts, high crosses and other ancient monuments. Tralee is home to The National Folk Theatre (Samsa Tire). In the evening we will enjoy a stage theatrical entertainment of music, dance and folklore that has evolved in Ireland from the earliest time to the present. Accommodation: Ballygarry Hotel, Tralee Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
Day Thirteen – 1st June
Our final destination is Ennis, with its narrow streets, old shops and pubs. Before we reach there we visit Lough Gur which dates back to around 3000 BC. Then finally arriving at Ennis a medieval town for our last night in Ireland, there you have time to pick up those last minute presents before leaving tomorrow. Accommodation: Old Ground Hotel, Ennis Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
Day Fourteen – 2nd June. Our memorable journey ends at Shannon Airport or you may chose to extend your stay in Ireland. Meals Included: Breakfast
Tour Cost £2795.00
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