O'Dochartaigh Castles Tour 2019 (up to 3 persons)
Step back in time to witness the historical birth of an Inishowen dynasty. The O'Dochartaigh Clan, overlords of the peninsula for centuries, were a force to be reckoned with and their strategic castles were dotted right around the coastline guarding the rich lands to the south and the wealthy monasteries to the north.
Find out exactly where Sir Cahir Rua O'Dochartaigh planned his ill-fated revolt against British rule and how he became the last of the Gaelic chiefs in Ulster following the Flight of the Earls. His failed last stand was the final nail in the coffin of the old Gaelic way of life and the total colonisation of Ireland - a great tragedy of which she still bears scars.
The wild and rugged scenery of Inishowen is the romantic setting which saw trade with mysterious Mediterraneans, battles with the Viking "northmen" and marriages between the foremost families of Ulster, strengthening ties and quelling land disputes. Hear the real stories and immerse yourself in the mesmerising history as told by your experienced tour guide, Jennifer Doherty.
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