FAIRYS, VIKINGS AND MONKS – MYSTERY’S, A MONASTERY AND NORDIC INFLUENCE’S AWAIT
When on Church Island, guests will climb from the water’s edge to discover a unique and fully restored 7th century Monastery. It was here on Church Island where the monks encountered the Vikings who subsequently established a settlement on Beginish Island only 200 metres away.
Our next venture into the past will take us to Beginish Island. Here you will explore the Viking Settlement surrounding the beautiful and natural brown sandy beaches touched by the Atlantic Ocean. Our walk will then take us towards the ‘Pilot look out’, where you will discover the history and purpose of the sea trade activity and coastal protection that started with the enemy long ago.
On departing Beginish Island, you will be engrossed in some local myths and folklore of strange goings on within these remote Islands. Here you can decide whether these tales could be true or whether they are just old island myths!
4.5 hours duration
Walking tour of medium – high intensity
Overall walking distance is 6km
Tour operates once daily; morning or afternoon contact us for further information
Group size: 4 – 10 people
Tour requires a minimum of 4 persons to operate