It was wonderful to guide four extended Ireland Spirit vacations through this summer. This has inspired and encouraged how to approach next year’s tours. There is indeed quite a thirst for visitors to really experience both the spirit and traditions of Ireland without visiting the “Made For Tourists” chat, snap and move on locations.
The last tour also showed how essential it is to try and start with an introduction to Bhride, Brigid, through a visit to one of her wells and guidance by the Brigidine sisters of Kildare. This truly sets the spirit and intent of the tour.
However, there is one excellent “Made For Tourists” site that we never made it to that I do feel is quite essential before the bulk of our tour. I hope to correct this through 2008 and beyond.
This essential stop is the Irish National Heritage Park near Wexford.
Our tours visit several spiritual and personally moving ancient sites with fallen structures that create curious questions amongst the personal spiritual revelations. A visit to the National Heritage Park truly provides an incredible life rich enactment of life in Ireland from about 8000 BC until the Norman arrival about 1200 AD.
After a visit to this revealing park and joining in some of its activities a visitor will surely connect much more to the spirit of places that we then visit around the country.
I really could not word the Irish Heritage Park better than their web site …..
|Enter a special place, where Ireland's |
heritage comes alive with sights and
sounds that shaped a country and
helped to shape the world.
A visit to the Irish National Heritage
Park is like no other you can imagine.
Surprises await around every turn as
you explore 35 acres of this remarkable
From campsite to Ringfort, from mill to
Fulacht Fiadh, from Crannog to Viking
house, every activity is an unexpected
adventure into 9000 years. The world you enter is an authentic recreation of Ireland's
You can read more from
and you can visit this wonderful park as part of one of our Spirit Of Ireland Experience groups. Just let us know when you are visiting Ireland