Sligo, the land of heart's desire

Tour Number

Activity Level

584225


Categories

Religious Heritage, Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town

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 private tour through the Literary History of Sligo and Ireland along the wild Atlantic way with a local guide


Departing Sligo we head north into Yeat's country the last resting place of Ireland's poet Laureate. We visit Drumcliffe churchyard where the poet is buried and the site of an early Christian monastery and round tower.
We visit Lisadell house Georgian manor and one time home of Constance Markievicz the rebel countess and first woman elected to westminster.
We stroll on the hidden gem of Lisadell beach and hear about the ill fated Spanish Armada and the ships that took shelter here in the bay in 1588.
From Lisadell we continue north to Mullaghmore to see classie bawn castle the iconic image of the northwest the fairy-tale castle on the wave swept headland famous for big wave surfing since 2007.

A seafood lunch at Eithne's

We visit Creevykeel neolithic court tomb dating back 5000 years before heading into the gleniff valley to see some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the northwest and see the cave of the Celtic lovers Diarmuid and Grainne and hear the timeless Myths that so inspired Yeats.

Itinerary

Land of heart's Desire tour has duration of 8 hours

Visit the dramatic coastal landscape of north Sligo .

9:00am - Heading into the breathtaking Atlantic landscape of North Sligo

9:30am - Visit Drumcliffe churchyard site of 6th Century Columban monastery, original 6thC AD high cross and round tower. Time for an optional cup of coffee at the Drumcliffe tea house. Visit the graveside of Nobel Laureate WB Yeats, hear his genius recited at his final resting place.

10:15am - Continue (driving) north to the tranquil enchanting beach at Lisadell and take a stroll to the old smuggler's house and hear stories of 16th Century Spanish shipwrecks & pirates.

12:30pm - Lunch: In the heart of Mullaghmore harbour village.
Scenic drive and photo stop at Classie bawn castle and big wave surf spot.

1:30 - 2pm - Creevykeel Mystical 5000 year old Megalithic court tomb

2:45 Scenic drive on the Faerie road through Gleniff valley, short country lane walk

4:15 pm - To Sligo via majestic Glencar waterfall

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 Lisadell house and gardens

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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