Mysterious Ireland Tour                      

A four day intensive English speaking course in Ireland's spiritual heart and ancient capital

Join me, Ian Middleton, for a weekend English course to discover the Mysterious World of Ancient Ireland. I am the co-author of the book, Mysterious World: Ireland, which is an incredibly detailed history book/travel guide to Ireland's most sacred places, her legends, folklore and mythology. The book contains a wealth of information on the ancient sites you can still visit today.

Using my book as a guide, we will immerse ourselves into the spiritual heart of ancient Ireland, and visit some of the country's most important neolithic monuments, including the Hill of Tara, the ancient capital and seat of the High King.

During this weekend you be fully immersed in the English language, learning vocabulary through the stories and legends I will tell you of the places we visit, speaking to local people, and experiencing the local culture.

As the Irish say, enjoy the "craic" meaning "have fun"

mysterious world ireland travel guide

  • The stone of the Divisions; meeting place of ancient kings
  • The Hill of Tara is Ireland's spiritual heart
  • and ancient seat of the High King
  • The Stone of Destiny is believed to emit a roar when the true High King touches it.
  • The Fairy Tree at Tara
  • Entrance to Newgrange, home of the Dagda, chief god of the Tuatha dé Danann
  • Hill of Slane, where Saint Patrick met with the High King
  • Learn about the 7 wonders of the Fore Valley
  • Loughcrew Passage Cairns on the Hill of the Witch
  • The Hag's Chair. A witch was believed to have sat here and surveyed her land
  • Fascinating neolithic artwork inside the cairns
  • Saint Colmcille's house, 1200 years old
  • Home of one of Ireland's greatest giants and warriors, Cúchulainn
  • Cúchulainn's last stand against Queen Maeve's armies was here at this stone
  • The jumping church at Kildemock
  • Monasterboice
  • The unfinished cross at Kells
  • The source of the beautiful River Boyne
  • Check out the magic road on the cooley peninsula with me
  • Catch a leprechaun
  • Visit beautiful monastic sites along the way
  • Visit beautiful monastic sites along the way
     
The Tour Who is it for? When and how much?

From the Hill of Tara, the seat of the High Kings, to the burial place of Queen Eriu (Who Ireland is named after) and onwards to the home of Ireland's greatest hero, giant and warrior. Finally, top it all off with a visit to the Magic Road.

People learning English as a second language

Photography enthusiasts

For lovers of travel, ancient history, Legends and mythology

Euro 695 per person

Bespoke tours also available for groups or individuals.
Contact me
for more info

The course:

On this fun-packed weekend, I will take you on a journey through Ireland's spiritual heart and ancient capital, County Meath, Westmeath and Louth, to some of the locations featured in my book and tell you firsthand the stories, legends and spiritual significance of each one, all from my book, Mysterious World: Ireland

Group courses are available for the following:

English language students:

This tour is designed for people who are learning English as a second language. As an experienced English teacher, I will be able to help with new language, local expressions and ensure that you get a weekend fully immersed in the language and come away feeling more confident.

Photography enthusiasts:

Everyone today has a digital camera, and we all love to take photos on our holidays. Well no matter whether you have an expensive SLR, or a basic compact camera, as an experienced photographer and teacher, I can show you how to get the best from your camera and come away with much better photos.

The accommodation:

We will be based in private self catering cottages at the beautiful Slane Farm Hostel, an ideal central point for our tours, or if unavailable another location will be selected.

Accommodation will be included for 3 nights, but should you need or want to arrive earlier or stay longer, then I can arrange extra nights for you.

Date: Thurs Nov 2nd - Sun 5th - 2017

  • Groups - Price: Euro 695 per person

Bespoke courses in the West and and Northwest also available for groups or individuals. Contact me for more info

Included in the price:
- Accommodation: 3 nights accommodation (extra nights can be arranged if required)
- Pick up and drop off at Dublin airport
- All transport on tour days
- All tuition and guidance

Not included:
- Flights (Although I will offer some advice and help on how to get here from your country)
- Lunch and Dinner
- Entrance fees
- Travel insurance (Guests must ensure they have their own travel insurance)

Contact me to book

Itinerary:

Day 1

Arrival, Evening at Hill of Slane

After checking in at the Slane Farm Hostel, we'll head out to the Hill of Slane, where you will visit the church and listen to the story of Saint Patrick's meeting with the High King. Then it's off to a local pub for some good Irish craic (fun)


Day 2

Hill of Tara, Newgrange, the Tain Trail and Magic Hill

In the morning we'll visit the spiritual heart of Ireland, the ancient capital and seat of the high kings, the Hill of Tara. Then it's off to Ireland's biggest and most fascinating neolithic complex, Newgrange. Here you'll visit some huge burial mounds and learn about the fairies who occupy it.

In the afternoon it's off to County Louth, home of one of Ireland's most famous and greatest giants and warriors, Cúchulainn. You will also take a trip out to the Road where things go Backwards (aka Magic Hill) and visit the pub the leprechaun escaped from!

Day 3

Early morning photoshoot at Hill of Tara, Kells, Loughcrew, Stone of the Divisions, Westmeath

For the photography enthusiasts we'll head out before dawn to Tara for a dawn and sunrise photoshoot, then back for a warm breakfast. Today we'll visit Kells, origin of the fabulous Book of Kells, then on to the Hill of Uisneach in County Westmeath, second in importance to the Hill of Tara. The High King met here with his provincial kings at the Stone of the Divisions, where also a very important Queen is said to be buried.

Day 4

Early morning out to Fore Valley, Lough Derravagh

Today we'll head back out to Westmeath and learn about the seven wonders of the Fore Valley, and then visit Lough Derravagh; location for the famous legend, the Children of Lir.

Contact me to book

Email:
info@ian-middleton.co.uk

Phone:
UK 0794 1951884

SLO: 051 812368


 

 

 

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