Irish Christianity

This tour has as its focus the sites in Ireland connected with early Celtic Christianity, and with the even earlier tradition represented by Tara. We will follow in the path of some of Ireland's great saints, such as Brendan, Patrick and Columba. Along the way, we take in the breathtaking scenery of the Dingle Peninsula, and explore the many layers of Dublin's history.

Day 1 DEPARTURE

Depart USA for Ireland

Day 2 ARRIVE SHANNON - KILLARNEY (2 nights)

Picturesque village of Adare, Ruins of Ardfert Monastery, founded by Saint Brendan

Day 3 THE DINGLE PENINSULA

Scenic drive, Gallarus Oratory, Kilmalkedar Church

Day 4 KILLARNEY - BLARNEY CASTLE - CASHEL (2 nights)

Muckross House outside Killarney, Blarney Castle

Day 5 CASHEL

Rock of Cashel complex

Day 6 CASHEL - CLONFERT - CLONMACNOIS - DUBLIN (5 nights)

Clonfert Cathedral, Clonmacnois monastic complex

Day 7 DUBLIN

Trinity College, Book of Kells, St. Patrick's Cathedral

DAY 8 DAY TRIP TO GLENDALOUGH

Ruins, Visitors' Centre

DAY 9 DAY TRIP TO TARA AND KELLS

Archeological Site, Monastic Complex

DAY 10 DUBLIN

National Museum, Free afternoon in Dublin

DAY 11 DEPARTURE FROM DUBLIN

Transfer to airport for flight back to the USA

This is a suggested itinerary to provoke discussion. Please ask us to make any amendments that you wish so that we may offer you a tour that fits your group's needs exactly..