Irish Culture and Historical Tour.
Irish folklore, Storytelling, Three historical sites and two pubs.
Ireland has one of the riches folklore traditions in the world. This is mainly due to the fact that the Celts had an active imaginations and this culture has been maintained for more than 2,000 years. The tradition of storytelling is a large part of Irish history and we would like to share some of those stories with you while visiting the historical locations the stories came from and enjoying a drink with some of the locals in nearby villages.
9:00 a.m at Kilkenny Castle
5:00 p.m at Kilkenny Castle
Entry to the Rock Of Cashel, Cahir Castle and two beverages
Lunch: You will be given time and the opportunity to get lunch
Rock Of Cashel
The Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the kings of Munster for several hundred years.
But more interestingly legend has is it the devil was eager to get away from Patrick and in fear that he would be cornered he bit a chunk out of the mountains and made his escape through the gap. The devil then spat out the rock from his mouth and it landed in the middle of the plains of Tipperary.
It is situated on a rocky island on the river Suir. It is one of Ireland’s most impressive and best preserved castle. The castle retains its impressive keep tower and much of it defensive structure.
Knockroe Passage Tomb
The tomb known locally as ‘The Caiseal’ has two passages on the southern side. The eastern passage, has a cruciform chamber with a sill stone towards the front of the passage and very large kerbstones on the southern side arcing around to the western passage which has an alignment to the winter solstice. The passage has decorated stones forming the chamber which resemble designs at Gavrinis in brittany France.