3 Brand new tours
Over the past two months, we have been running a new guided tours schedule. We felt the park had so much to offer it was best to divide it up in to more manageable chunks. 40 acres and 16 reconstructed sites was alot to cram in to one tour so our guided tour offer is now divided into 3 tours:
When the word “prehistory” is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is a very hairy caveman wearing a mammoth hide, holding a wooden mallet and yelling “Captain Caveman”. Well, that’s not very accurate…During this tour, hear about the first people who arrived in Ireland after the last Ice Age. These people lived by hunting, gathering and fishing. Travel through the New Stone Age to discover how the arrival of farming changed this way of life. People started to plant and harvest crops and to domesticate animals for farming. Continue onto the Bronze Age when stone tools were replaced by copper and then by bronze.
Early Christian Ireland:
When one hears this title, it’s easy to just think of an old monk hunched over the unfinished Book of Kells scribbling by candlelight with his tongue clenched between his teeth. Monks were an important part of Irish society but there is far more to the period. Learn about the oldest surviving form of Irish script, Ogham. Hear the stories of the High kings and the Golden Age of Ireland.
Age of Invasion:
Did you know that the terrifying Vikings didn’t actually wear horned helmets? Those might have looked very intimidating, impressive (and pretty cool!) but they would have been useless in battle as too easy for the enemy to grab…On this tour, you will discover how Vikings settled in Ireland, built our first towns, minted coins and traded with the continent. Then climb the hill of Carrig to learn about the Norman invaders and visit the site of the first Norman Castle in Ireland which was built by Robert Fitzstephen in 1169. So far, we have received very positive feedback on this new offer as it gives you much more options and flexibility to create your very own schedule. Come along, try one or all of our new guided tours, listen to the tour guides’ breathtaking stories and let us know what you think!
A bientot, Marie.