8 days

From £3,095

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On the trail of The Tain Bo Cuailnge

This tour takes you to sites linked to the early Irish epic the Tain Bo Cuailnge (Cattle Raid of Cooley), a heroic tale of the first century AD set among the tribal society of the north and west of Ireland. The tale is celebrated as the Irish or Celtic equivalent of the Iliad and tells of a battle between Queen Meabha of Connacht and the champion Cú Chulainn of the Red Branch warriors from of Ulster. These stories and the dramatic landscape of county Sligo were major inspiration for the literary output of William Butler Yeats and the paintings of his brother Jack.

Tour highlights:

  • Gain insight into the past of Ireland from early Prehistory, up until the modern day
  • Explore Navan Fort - ancient seat of kings – and its reconstructed Iron Age dwelling
  • Experience the stunning landscape of the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’
  • View one of the largest examples of an Irish Court Tomb at Creevykeel
  • Explore the prehistoric passage tombs in the Carrowmore Megalithic cemetery
  • Discover the extensive royal centre of the kings and Queens of Connaught at Rathcroghan

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Today's Price

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £395

Includes flights

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Meet your Experts

Tony O’Connor

Andante Guide Lecturer

Tony O'Connor is a specialist in the Roman Empire, who has excavated widely across Britain, Europe and North Africa. He is particularly passionate about Roman North Africa, having excavated in Libya for many years.

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Adrian O’Neill

Andante Guide Lecturer

Adrian is a passionate and energetic historian and general tour guide who was born and bred in Sligo. He studied Archaeology and Classical Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) where he developed a strong interest in the broad spheres of early Greek and Roman history.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • Field notes
  • All taxes & gratuities
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Offer Availability
10 August 2022 ANWI220810 10 August 2022 (Wednesday) 17 August 2022 (Wednesday) Tony O’Connor Adrian O’Neill £3,095
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£500 £395 Book your trip
31 May 2023 ANWI230531 31 May 2023 (Wednesday) 7 June 2023 (Wednesday) Tony O’Connor Adrian O’Neill £2,915
(inc. flights)
£750 £395 £2,590
save £325
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9 August 2023 ANWI230809 9 August 2023 (Wednesday) 16 August 2023 (Wednesday) Tony O’Connor Adrian O’Neill £3,095
(inc. flights)
£750 £395 £2,670
save £425
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