Sligo, a Realm of Myth and Magic

Tour Number

Activity Level

578483


Categories

Religious Heritage, Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Involves walking on track and trail, moderate difficulty.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (conversational), Swedish (advanced)

Enjoy a full enchanted day in the Glens and fairy tale castles of Sligo with a private guide


The Mystical Glens and fairytale castles of the northwest through ancient myth told by a guardian of lore.

Hear the epic romance/tragedy legend that is the origin of the King Arthur saga that inspired so many of the greatest playwrights poets and artists from Alfred Tennyson to James Joyce.

Visit Ireland's majestic Glencar waterfalls immortalized in the poetry of Yeats.

Visit castles where Legend began.

Lunch at the quaint village tea rooms at Stanford's pub in Dromahair.

From Dromahair village we visit the dramatic ruins of the once splendid Creevylea abbey, overlooking the eternal (Bonet) river.

Continue along the shore of the 'shining' lake Lough Gill for a walk on the boardwalk to deep dark Slish wood with breathtaking views north to the 'sleeping warrior' mountain.

Hear stories of just why Ireland is full of actual real live giants (and little people of course)

Return to Sligo along the stunning lakeside drive we visit the fairytale Parke's castle, ancestral home of the last prince of Breifne

Itinerary

In the Realms of Myth and Magic tour has a duration of 8 hours

We visit the scenic Glens and fairytale castles of North Sligo/Leitrim .

9:00am - Depart Sligo town or hotel pickup. we head north east (15min drive) towards the beautiful Glencar valley visiting Irelands highest waterfall for a short (45min) hike.

10:30am - Stop for an optional cup of coffee at the famous Glencar waterfall a short (5min) walk from the tea house.

11:15am - We continue (driving) east to the quaint little village of Manorhamilton to visit the ruins of Hamilton's castle a 16th century Scots baronial style plantation castle.

12:30pm - Lunch: Stanford's a picturesque country pub in the heart of the village.

1:30 - 2. 15pm - Creevylea Abbey

1. 5 hour Walk/storytelling lakeside walk

4:30pm - Parke's castle 15th Century plantation castle.

6:00pm -Sligo/Hotel

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours

The tour takes approximately 8 hours.
Maximum time spent in the vehicle at one time is 30 mins.
On board guided commentary is provided.

Transportation

Transportation is provided in comfortable Mercedes mini - van (2-6 people)*

*For larger groups 6+ please give as much notice as possible and I can provide a quotation which includes the price details for the required vehicle (up to 25 people).
(Vehicles are all modern comfortable and clean Mercedes or Ford)

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: - Bottled water
- Guiding and storytelling
- Guided vehicle transfers
- Admission to Carrowmore heritage site

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 EUR - - A full lunch including a pint of Guinness for instance should come to no more than €20
- Snacks and sundries €5
(Rough estimates)
Lunch venue (as stated in itinerary) also accept card

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: - Lunch and snacks
- Gift shopping
- Personal sundries

Restrictions

For larger or smaller groups please contact me for a customized tour

Private tour guide Samuel

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