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Tour Ancient Irish Past

Tour Ancient Irish Past

Sites from the ancient Irish past Tour the ancient Irish past in an an atmospheric area back of Coole Park. Here a number of prehistoric monuments from the ancient Irish past are scattered are scattered. Once this land was more like the Burren Uplands and it is older rock by 50 million years. We can walk across limestone pavement past beautiful rare flowers to a hidden dolmen grave and ceremonial site. Try dowsing ley lines at the dolmen! There is a cist grave in the vicinity too. Try your hand at dowsing the burial site, and try some interesting sound experiments at the stones. After walking back across the dry bed of the turlough (disappearing lake) we continue to tour the ancient Irish past by entering a hidden and beautiful “fairy fort” . This was a ring homestead, complete with enclosed well, storage chambers, and an underground passage.   If you wish to make this a full day tour you can walk through the beautiful nature reserve at Garrylands and have lunch in the adjoining Coole Park, by crossing the system of turloughs that are dry when the rains lessen. Jackie will drive around to meet you at the café in order to escort you back to your car.     PRICES: half day €110   Full day €170 for one or more GUIDE BOOKS AS SOUVENIRS   3 guide books are or sale on the Burren, written by your guide Jackie Queally + 2 books on the Celtic...
Secrets of W B Yeats Landscape

Secrets of W B Yeats Landscape

The W B Yeats Landscape surrounds the town of Gort in the Burren Lowlands in County Galway. The limestone region hosts a mysterious river that keeps disappearing and reappearing. There are some wonderful rare geological formations to explore as well as some ancient holy sites. We visit a deep river cave and a series of collapsed caves in beautiful woodland. This is part of the WB Yeats Landscape as he used to picnic here with his benefactor Lady Gregory. Here you can hear the healing sounds of the drum and gong played to add to the atmosphere and help you merge with the wonders of nature. A Mysterious River Further up a magical tiny road that follows the river Beagh, we stop at hidden sites such as a holy well and a church that has been there since at least the ninth century. This church was probably part of a longer pilgrimage route to Holy Island on Lough Derg. We can dowse the water and energy lines too. Next along the road is a delightful thatched cottage whose owner invites you for tea and great home baked goods in her sheltered courtyard. Finally we can explore and learn the sad history of a Mass rock and “bullaun” set in a stone circle close to an old settlement long gone. A Writer’s Inspiration If you want to extend this tour to a full day you can have lunch in Coole Park, former estate of Lady Gregory and walk through the dry turlough in Summer to the adjacent native woodland of Garrylands. This all the old haunt of Yeats and so is...
Tour Ireland’s sacred sites and magical lands May 14th-21st 2017

Tour Ireland’s sacred sites and magical lands May 14th-21st 2017

Ireland Spring Tour 2017   followed by Scotland tour May 21st – 28th 2017   Contact Jackie Queally on 00 353 834117498 Or jackiequeally@gmail.com Skype name jackie.queally1 Please register your initial serious interest  Tour Ireland’s sacred sites and magical lands with myself and our hospitable driver and enjoy lively conversations with like-minded people.  So on the Irish tour we will will focus on monuments and places that link effortlessly into the fairy realms. Past cultures appreciated and utilised many of these sites for their earth energies. We will visit mystical places in the Burren, Galway Bay, and Yeats Country in both Galway and Sligo. Explore ancient cairns and fairy glens, holy wells and fairy forts, legendary caves, symbolic carvings and more. We end with the monuments of the Boyne Valley that are a culmination of Neolithic culture across the country; a fruition in consciousness. En route we can have fun divining ley lines, and I will introduce some sound and meditation techniques that help us become more fully present and aware of the deep peace of these places. I have been to all the sacred sites many times. They work together well as a whole experience. Come away refreshed and enlivened! More details to follow of prices. Rest assured they will be reasonable compared to other sacred site tours of Ireland. Places limited to a small group so book early! Register your interest here. I look forward to meeting you! Sunday 14th May Arrive in Dublin Airport previous night or early morning. Meet and drive west. Visit Lough Gur stone circle and mystical lake. Continue to Ennis for our accommodation and after settling enjoy an orientation to the Burren with author guide Jackie Queally....
Sacred Ireland tours longer version

Sacred Ireland tours longer version

Thanks again for everything! We enjoyed the trip and certainly had some great laughs. Our favorite place there was the farmers land and the fairy circle in the Burren.  Hard to pick because it was all great in Ireland. Keith California This tour is created from my decades of visiting Ireland’s sites. Backed by my research as a writer and my personal network of knowledgeable friends I invite you to enjoy my insights. The tour includes the sites you would see on the shortened version of our sacred Ireland tours, such as the megalithic cairns of Sligo, but also includes Lough Crew Cairns and wonderful sites in the Boyne Valley. We pay more attention to the unspoilt and under-excavated yet significant site of Dowth, partly because it is more accessible yet mysterious – its energies have not been properly explored, and it has been left in a more natural state than Newgrange. Our accommodation is a delightful period house beside the site. From Dowth you can appreciate the context of the landscape more by continuing your journey on foot to Newgrange. This is a magical journey along the Boyne. It culminates on the Hill of Tara where the ancient high Kings were inaugurated and where the myths of Ireland’s races still ring on. Brightened it up from their website.Here I am in the centre standing with the Independent Tour Guide Association of… Posted by Jackie Queally on Thursday, 14 January 2016 Journeying westward we visit Lough Gur, one of Ireland’s most sacred sites.  The hill and lake is full of myths and legends, and a massive stone circle stands nearby that is somewhat unusual in its construction. This can be followed by visiting the...