Leave Dublin behind while we travel through the scenic route to Newgrange.
Spend the morning visiting the 5000-year-old Newgrange, this ancient temple from the Stone Age is 500 years older than the Pyramids of Egypt.
Take a guided tour of the temple from the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre and step back in time see this awesome structure built by a neolithic farming community.
Next stop, the Boyne Valley home to the Stone Age Mound on the Hill of Tara and the ancient seat of the high kings of Ireland.
Your driver/guide will share the fascinating history of the area as you make your way to the beautiful Trim Castle.
Built by Hugh de Lacy in 1173, Its no wonder the impressive castle was used as the shooting location for the film "Brave Heart"
Your last stop will be to the friendly town of Trim before we head back to Dublin.
Built by Stone Age farmers 5,200 years ago, this fascinating structure is one of the highlights of Ireland's Ancient East. This mysterious mound of earth is an amazing feat of engineering.
In the winter solstice, the longest night and shortest day of the year, there is a perfectly placed window in the structure that allows a shaft of light that leads to the basin of ancestral bones.
It was proven without a doubt that is was intentionally aligned this way. Over 5,000 years ago a Stone Age community of farmers had the ingenuity to create an outstanding structure that has lasted the test of time. "Brú na Bóinne" the palace of the Boyne.
The Hill of Tara is an ancient burial and ceremonial site in County Meath and centuries later was the inauguration and seat of the High Kings of Ireland.
At the height of its power, it was a political and religious centre of the area. Legend has it that when St. Patrick himself came to Ireland he went to Tara first to confront the ancient religious believers.
The oldest monument on the hill is the Duma na Gail "The Mound of Hostages" was built over 2,500 B.C.there is evidence of 200 individual cremations found in this passage tomb.
In later centuries the Hill of Tara was the seat of the High Kings. One of the most famous Kings was Cormac Mac Airt, he reigned around 300 AD. One of the ring forts is now known as Cormac's house. Walking on the hill of Tara is both a spiritual and historical moment as you walk on thousands of years of religious and spiritual history.
In Medieval times this stone castle stood as a powerful symbol of Norman strength. Trim Castle is the largest and best preserved Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland.
This castle is the stuff movies are made of. It’s no wonder that the makers of the movie ‘Braveheart’ chose Trim in County Meath as the shooting location.
The castle dominates the landscape and can be seen from everywhere in the town and the legacy of the era can still be found in Trim's narrow medieval streets.
The town has a historic trail which you can follow or stop in one of the coffee shops and chat with the friendly locals.