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Spend a morning, afternoon or full day discovering one Ireland's greatest secret heritage towns on a Segway Heritage Trail of Trim, Co. Meath. Located on the doorstep, some 30 minutes from the capital Dublin, Trim is situated on the famous River Boyne. It once had the oldest and largest religious settlements in the country. The town is drenched in history & monuments dominated by the medieval Trim Castle, which was built by Hugh de Lacy in 1173. The largest Norman castle in Europe, it is now restored and visitors can access the 75ft square keep and grounds. Sections of the epic film Braveheart were filmed here.
Soon after proclaiming Christianity in Ireland, St. Patrick built a church here on land granted to him by the son of the High King. He built it near an ancient ford that crossed the river just beyond the bridge and it was from this that Trim got its name.
Surrounding the Castle are fascinating ruins which provide evidence of fervent religious activity. Stone relics abound in St. Patricks Cathedral, its church and porch revealing a number of medieval graveslabs. St. Marys Abbey is the remains of an Augustinian monastery founded in the 12th century and later a focal point for pilgrimage.
The Newtown Monuments consist of a large medieval cathedral, two monasteries and small church which date from 1206. On the walls of the church one will find the late 16th century alter tomb with effigies of Sir Luke Dillon and his wife. The Friary of St. John the Baptist, is the remains of a 13th century Augustinian foundation, which was later converted to a hospital in the 18th century.
Come with us on a Segway Adventure of Discovery.
Minimum Group Size:- 8 Participants
Maximum Group Size:- 20 Participats
Duration:- 2.5 Hours
Price:- €65.00 p.p.
(Includes Entry fee & tour of Trim Castle)