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Boyne Valley - Newgrange: Full-Day Celts and Castles Tour

1. Boyne Valley - Newgrange: Full-Day Celts and Castles Tour

The Boyne Valley and the Boyne River extend through the counties of Meath and Louth in the east of Ireland to the sea at Drogheda. Explore this historically important and wonderfully scenic area on a full-day guided tour from Dublin. This tour includes your entrance fee and skip the queue at Newgrange Monument and Bru Na Boinne. Sites and monuments in this area date back over 5,000 years. The story of Ireland and the Irish people can be traced back in this valley to the first Neolithic settlers and their megalithic tombs and to the Celts, with their mythology and pagan beliefs. Visit Trim Castle, the largest Norman Castle in Ireland and film location of the movie "Braveheart". Visit the Hill of Tara, the ancient seat of the High Kings of Ireland. Hear about the Viking Raids and the Norman Conquest of Hugh De Lacy. See the sites of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 and the major Irish Rebellions of 1641 and 1798. See the list below of the sites included on the tour. • Newgrange, a place of astrological, spiritual, religious, and ceremonial importance that’s older than the Pyramids • Trim Castle, the largest Norman castle in Europe and the location for the filming of Braveheart • Slane Castle, home of the Marquess Conyngham, and the site where U2 recorded the Unforgettable Fire album • Hill of Tara, the ancient seat of the High Kings of Ireland, featuring a number of ancient monuments

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