Ireland's First Visitors

Archaeological evidence suggests that the first ‘visitors’ to Ireland arrived here around 7,500B.C. These early visitors were Hunter-Gatherers and limited evidence of their lifestyle, which includes various flint-like objects and kitchen-waste, has been discovered at several locations throughout Ireland. This period in Irish History is commonly referred to as the ‘Mesolithic’ or Middle Stone Age.

Through recent generations Ireland’s Archaeologists have unearthed numerous artifacts which encompass the many periods in Ireland’s prehistory including the Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age.


The National Museum

For the modern day visitor to Ireland the best way to see, appreciate and understand the significance of these marvellous archaeological discoveries is to include a visit to our National Museum in Kildare Street, Dublin, as part of your Irish Tour Itinerary.

Taking this initial step will give the tourist an invaluable insight into some of Ireland’s historical marvels. All our guides get immense satisfaction in identifying pre-historical features on our landscape which will inevitably lead to a request by a guest; “Can we pull up here and take a closer look at it!”


Ask your Guide

This is exactly what touring Ireland with a qualified guide is all about; an ability to satisfy the curious mind. A stone fort or a burial tomb means very little if one cannot appreciate: Who built it? What period it belongs to? Why is it here? Where did they source the building materials from? And how did they construct it?

These questions all get answered on your private tour of Ireland by your competent tour guide.

“Sit back, relax, ask some questions and enjoy being enlightened”


Top 10 Guide of some of our Favourite Locations

  • Newgrange Passage Tomb, County Meath, 3,200B.C
  • The Features on The Hill of Tara, County Meath, 3000B.C. to 19th Century.
  • The Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age features of the Burren, County Clare.
  • The Bronze Age, Beehive Huts, Dingle, County Kerry.
  • The Iron Age Forts, Dingle & Ring of Kerry, County Kerry.
  • The Christian High Crosses, 1,100A.D. Monasterboice, County Louth.
  • The Ancient Copper Mining Locations of the South Cork on Beara Peninsula regions.
  • The Bog-lands of the West, Midlands and South West Regions of Ireland featuring monasteries such as Clonmacnoise.
  • The Viking and Anglo Norman Features of Ireland such as the great castles at Kilkenny, Trim and Cahir.
  • The Giant’s Causeway and the natural archaeology of the Antrim Coast.


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