|My name is Liam. I am the cofounder of Sacred Irish Tours. I am a former educator, business executive and entrepreneur with a lifelong interest in finding answers to the big questions of life: Who am I …Why am I here?
I have studied Celtic and Andean Shamanism and have a special interest in the energy medicine practices of ancient and indigenous peoples. My travels, experiences and studies leave me in no doubt about the inspirational and transformative power of the ancient sacred sites and it will be my pleasure to share these insights while we walk the ancients sites of Ireland. Learn More
|9:00 am||Meet outside the Gresham Hotel on O’Connell St.|
|10:00 am||Arrive Powerscourt Estate|
|12 Noon||Wicklow Mountain Drive
|1:30 pm||Lunch in Laragh Village (at traveller’s expense)|
|3:00 pm||Arrive Glendalough|
|5:00 pm||Depart for Dublin|
|6:00 pm||Arrive back at the Greshem Hotel|
* Lunch not included in tour price.
** Powerscourt Gardens entrance fee €8.50
Voted One of the Top Ten Houses and Mansions Worldwide by the Lonely Planet Guide.
Powerscourt house today offers the warmest of welcomes to its visitors and some of the best views in Ireland, overlooking the breath-taking Sugarloaf Mountain. It’s a wonderful place to relax and enjoy browsing our splendid range of stores or to indulge in a coffee and dessert in the famous Avoca Terrace Café.
Your most memorable day in Ireland is enhanced by our award winning Wicklow Mountains Tour guides. Absorb their tall tales and legends of Glencree Valley and the famous Sally Gap. Soak up the breathtaking Wicklow mountain scenery and rolling green countryside at locations made famous by movies such as Braveheart and P.S. I Love You.
Laragh (Irish: An Láithreach, meaning Site (or ruins) of a Building) is a small picturesque village in County Wicklow, Ireland. It lies at the junction of three roads through the Wicklow Mountains ( R115, R755 and R756) and is primarily known for its proximity to the Monastic settlement of Glendalough. Sally Gap and the Glenmacnass Waterfall are to the north, to the west is Glendalough and the Wicklow Gap and to the south is Glenmalure Valley.
The area is deeply wooded, with the hills and mountains rising from the valley and due to its closeness to Dublin, hill walkers (or hikers) and tourists converge on the village as their centre for recreational activities in the mountains. About 5 km from the village, on the Rathdrum road is the 100-acre fun park Clara Lara.
This early Christian ecclesiastical settlement was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Set in a glaciated valley with two lakes, the monastic remains include a superb round tower, stone churches and decorated crosses. The Visitor Centre has an interesting exhibition and an audio-visual show. French, Italian and Spanish guided tours are available all year by advance booking. The Visitor Centre is fully accessible for visitors with disabilities. Access to the graveyard is very difficult for wheelchair users.