Ancient Village Adventure

Cultural & Theme Tours in County Wicklow

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See Howth through the eyes of a local. This experience will let you live, feel & breathe the real Ireland as thou you were a native.We start our journey through time, hearing tales of Viking and Norman invasions and learning about the history of the 700-year-old castle. Immerse yourself in Irish culture as we walk through the ruins of St. Mary's Abbey (Built in 1042) and visit sites known only to locals (Hidden Howth).There will be plenty of time for photographs, as you stroll through this picturesque fishing village and meet the local colony of seals and the huge variety of seabirds.Whether you have a passion for Irish history, or prefer listening to the myths and legends you have come to associate with ancient Ireland, there is something for everyone.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ireland's Eye Ferries, Howth, County DublinThroughout our journey, Ireland's Eye is never far from sight. It's magnificent structure dominates the views from across this ancient Village. Along the route you will hear the tales of Ireland's Eye's ancient and more recent past.Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Howth Head, Howth, County DublinWe spend time strolling around the ancient village of Howth and walk up to the famous Howth head cliffs. Stop At: Howth Lighthouse, Howth, County DublinAs we stroll across the harbour, we take in views of Howth Lighthouse and chat about the famous 'Gun Running of Howth', that took place here in 1914Duration: 15 minutesStop At: St. Mary's Parish, Howth, County DublinWe walk through this historic abbey (first built in 1042), by King Sitric - an old Viking king in Dublin.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Howth Martello Tower, Howth, County DublinWe visit the grounds of the Tower (built in 1803 to defend against Napoleon), to take in the panoramic views that this key location provides of Howth and hear of it's historic importance.Duration: 15 minutes

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