Follow the path of Irelands celtic saints
The Iosas Celtic Prayer Garden is Ireland's only such garden and is set in six acres of natural bog land, approximately 10 minutes out of the city centre of Derry in Donegal. Here we invite you to step back in time to an Ireland of saints and scholars, a people who had a very strong sense of creation, a robust attitude to religious practice and who believed in a close relationship with nature. Walk back in time to an era when holy men and women built their cell at, or close by to, places deemed sacred by the Celts; bogs, springs, and groves. Indeed the name Derry derives from the Irish - Doire Colmcille means St Columba's Oak-grove, a sacred place where he built his monastery. Visit our reconstructed Irish Celtic round tower where you experience the secure nature of these bell towers which were places of safety and security for our early ancestors and their valuable goods as well as delivering the call to prayer. Walk into and experience early Celtic monastic life, simple and solitary.
Pick up at a location of your choice in one of our comfortable mini Coaches.
Enjoy a City tour of Derry City, before making our way to the famous Iosas Celtic Gardens. (Irelands only Celtic Prayer Garden).
Arrive at the Iosas Centre ( Welcome and introduction)
Enjoy traditional Irish Cream Tea :)
Short film and guided tour of our Celtic Prayer Garden( A guide book will also be provided with information)
Donegal Heritage trail)
St Mura's Cross, Fahan, Carndonagh Cross, Moville Cooley Cross, Clonca Monastic site and Carrowore monastic site.
Lunch Enroute in a traditional Irish Pub.
Along this beautiful route we will also visit Doagh Famine village , The village of Gartan where St Columbcille was born. Including a visit to Columbcille Heritage Centre, Leac na Cumha, Churchtown, Doon fort and Holywell.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
Comfortable 16 seater mini Coach
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 euro - lunch
- Food, Drinks, Snacks