Take an unforgettable day trip to the glorious countryside of counties, Louth and Meath. Discover the ancient sites and monuments linked to St Colmcille, St Patrick and St Buithe. Our tour will then continue on to Mellifont Abbey, a Cistercian monastery founded in the 12th century.
• Hill of Slane -where St Patrick lit the Paschal fire igniting the spread of Christianity in Ireland. Learn about the pre-Christian origins of the site, hear about the legends surrounding St Patrick and King Laoghaire’s druids, and discover the history of the monastery that once flourished on this site.
• Kells -Stroll through the monastic foundation of Kells, established by St Colmcille, and perhaps most famous for it’s manuscript, The Book of Kells.
• Monasterboice – Discover the site established by St Buithe and some of Ireland’s best-preserved high crosses.
• Mellifont Abbey – Ireland’s first Cistercian foundation.
*Irish Monastic Tours in association with The Irish Catholic.