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Boyne Valley, Meath - Private Shore Excursion
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Boyne Valley, Meath - Private Shore Excursion

The Boyne Valley is to Irish people what Israel is to Christians. The Boyne Valley is historically the most important part of Ireland.<br><br>On this tour you’ll be taken back through the mists of Ireland’s ancient history, spanning over 5,000yrs to visit Newgrange (an ancient passage tomb older than the Pyramids), The Hill of Tara (the old capital of Ireland), Slane (where St. Patrick secured his legacy), Monasterboice Monastery (famed for its elaborately carved High Crosses) and Trim Castle (a mighty spectacle from the 12th century).<br><br>Why people love this tour: <br>1. Walk into a tomb that’s over 5000 years old and be moved by its majesty &amp; mystery. <br>2. Stand atop the Hill of Tara (Ireland’s historic cultural, spiritual and political capital), contemplating its huge significance whilst peering at Ireland’s endless verdant stretches before you. <br>3. The myths, legends and histories of St. Patrick, ancient Gaelic Kings, battles and societies open up a whole world that you never knew existed.
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CanIstay wrote a review Aug 2020
County Wicklow, Ireland118 contributions47 helpful votes
Visits to Slane Castle are more restricted at this time due to the pandemic, but guides Matthew and Pauric use that to make you feel more like a special guest. Both are affable and knowledgeable, obviously loving their job. Castle is a misnomer, it is a substantial palatial house, but built on a spot where I am sure many versions of defensive castles stood before. For those who come only to see a castle, they will be surprised at the colour family history, both in bygone days and in the more recent history of music at the end of the 20th century and indeed to the present. It is a family home to this day and in the reception rooms you can see that. A fire in the 1990s could have finished it, but instead lead to very necessary upgrading so now it just becomes part of its history. The distillery is currently closed but I will be back when it is open and may do the castle again! Tip, do go on to see the Hill of Slane to see some more of the historical significance of this area.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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James M wrote a review Jul 2020
Athy, Ireland23 contributions4 helpful votes
Our tour guide William was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Slane Castle and its residents. He made the tour fascinating for all age groups. The tour took us through various rooms and through the many facets of the castle as rock venue and restoration project. The Slane distillery is also onsite but was unfortunately closed due to COVID 19 restrictions but that gives us another excuse to visit again. Do bring a mask, you will be politely asked to wear one.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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grace12345 wrote a review Jul 2020
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Had a lovely tour of the castle with a very good guide who knew his stuff. Well worth a visit. Amazing history attached.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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motorcar1 wrote a review Jun 2020
Dublin, Ireland7,683 contributions439 helpful votes
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Slane Castle is still the home of Lord Henry Mountcharles and the the famous Slane Concerts. The Castle looks amazing as you cross the Boyne Bridge entering Slane. Well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Karen M wrote a review Mar 2020
Bothell, Washington15 contributions4 helpful votes
We walked over to the Castle after a tour at Slane Distillery and had an excellent lunch out on the patio ("in the garden"?). Had a chance to look around the lobby and surrounds - charming, friendly, upscale; looked like a nice place for a quieter place to stay.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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