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guided hike

Hike Through Time

guided hike

Hike Through Time

8 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Hike Through Time

guided hike

Hike Through Time

8 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

On arrival at our home, We, John and Maggie will bring you for a hike from heaven. We will stroll through the property on which we will meet horses, cattle and other wildlife. Continuing our ascent we will see some stunning views of high crosses and old slate quarries now abandoned. After hiking for 40 minutes we will arrive at the summit of the property. Here stands the remains of an ancient passage tomb, approximately 5,000 years old. In its original unspoiled setting, this is a historical burial site of massive significance. Within 100 meters of this there is a trig point which has been used for years by ordinance survey for mapping purposes. From here, the views are stunning and it is important to take time here to reflect on the significance or insignificance of humanity.

Your host

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John

Hello, We are John & Maggie. A retired farmer and nurse respectively. We have been privileged to host on Airbnb for the last number of years. We are now creating a new experience. We are living on one of the most naturally scenic properties in County Kilkenny, set in the heart of Ireland's Ancient East. We both love the great outdoors and relish the opportunity to share our experience with people from across the world. Now we offer a hike through time on the property to share our love of nature and the fascinating history of a 5,000 year old megalithic site. This is a burial site constructed of large standing stones.

What's included

Food
Scones or biscuits, a snack to keep you going.
Drinks
Equipment
Binoculars and Wetpants

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Where you'll be

Walking through private property, we will arrive at the summit where you will experience one of the most ancient burial sites in the country, this is known internationally as the "Baunfree Passage Tomb" We will be surrounded by breathtaking scenery. This is a burial grave, a circle of standing stones. Another purpose of this site was to measure the shortest day of the year. The significance of this site cannot be described by words.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Guests be advised we don't intend to strictly adhere to the finish time, it will probably vary slightly depending on the weather and size of the group and so on.

More tips

A resonable level of fitness is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult, suitable for children over 14 years or more. People should be calm in a rural farm environment. Our dogs go on this hike with us. Please advise us in advance of any medical condition you may have.

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John
Hike Through Time
8 reviews
€50/person
8 reviews
€50/person