Experience the fascinating Prehistory of Ireland. Travel through the rugged landscape with one of the leading experts in Irish Archaeology, Dr Kelli Ann Malone. The monumental passage tomb of Newgrange – with its widely known stone carvings – is but one of the highlights on a tour that takes in Dublin, the Boyne Valley, Carrowmore, mystical Galway, and the island of Inis Mor. Particularly famous for its Celtic remains, Ireland has so much to offer archaeological enthusiasts. This is more than just a tour for the Prehistoric purists. Join us to discover impressive burial monuments and captivating archaeological sites of earliest Ireland... scattered across this most verdant of isles.
We fly from London to Dublin. This afternoon we spend time in the National Museum, with its broad range of artefacts.
We discover more of Dublin today. At the Old Library of Trinity College we view the Book of Kells. We continue to St Patrick´s Cathedral.
We explore the area north of Dublin, including Newgrange Neolithic burial mount. On to the site of Knowth’s complex of grave structures; and finally the Hill of Tara.
We travel north-west to Sligo. We stop at Fourknocks and Boyne Valley to view further burial monument complexes; and Loughcrew, to see a group of engraved cairns.
We explore the area around Sligo. Carrowmore is home to one of the most comprehensive burial complexes in Ireland; whilst Creevykeel holds one of the best examples of an Irish court tomb.
We spend the day in Galway. We visit the City Museum, which houses archaeological finds from Prehistory to medieval times.
The day is dedicated to Inis Mor. We stop at Dun Aengus, the most famous Prehistoric hill fort on the Aran Island; and Dun Duchathair set on the steep cliffs above the sea.
Before we make our way home, we experience the rough karst landscape of the Burren.