CELEBRATE PAGAN NEW YEAR AT KEASH CAVES AND CARROWKEEL TOMBS!
Friday 21st December 2018
Celebrate Pagan New Year on the 21st of December with us! To mark this important day, we will first explore the interesting Caves of Keash where remains of extinct fauna were discovered at the turn of the 20th Century and a a place that is steeped in Irish mythology..You can enjoy fabulous views from the caves out onto the rural landscape.
Then we'll head to the incredible Stone Age passage graves of Carrowkeel, (a most inspiring place to be at solstice) to see the sun set over a majestic landscape and the moon rise lighting up the ancient tombs and the spirits of those who were buried there thousands of years ago. These people were farmers and fully in sync with the pagan calendar year..This was an important time for them as they looked forward to the lengthening of the daylight and the start of Spring..a rebirth of crops and animals and not to forget, a brand New Year!
We'll serve complimentary mince pies and hot chocolate afterwards out in nature 'al fresco'.
If you wish to just one of the sites, that is fine. We will organise to meet you for Keash Caves or Carrowkeel Tombs.
Terrain: Rugged, uneven ground, track and stepped bog
Height: c. 320 metres
Time to meet at Keash Village: 12pm **we will provide directions or key in Keash into your Sat Nav or google maps. Keash is close to the town of Ballymote. Carrowkeel Tombs are very close to Castlebaldwin (N4), not far from Boyle or Sligo. End Time: 5pm
Price: Adult: €25.00 (two sites, one site= €15.00), Child: €10.00 (one or two sites)
To Book: email us! firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment in advance only and online, thank you
CHRISTMAS 'HERITAGE ON HORSEBACK' WITH SEATRAILS
Saturday 29th December 2018
It's Christmas! Why not try a 1 hour guided ride with Seatrails over the holiday period, soak up gorgeous scenery, sea air and trot along a gorgeous beach in Co. Sligo? Treat yourself to a nice hot chocolate and cake afterwards at the friendly stable yard (Auriel offers this complimenary)!
This ride suits beginners. Your archaeologist guide, Auriel, will accompany you and tell you all about the local heritage (wild and natural) in the area.. This experience could make the perfect Christmas gift for any of your friends or family who are coming to spend some time with you in Sligo over the holiday period!' To book email email@example.com. Please provide us with any experience you have and your heights and weights at the time of initial booking. This is for the horse allocation and is very important.
Time to be at stables: 10.15am
Time to start ride: 10.30am
You will be asked to sign an indemnity form
You will be given hats and boots.
Wear clothing that is comfortable and for the coastal outdoors!