Sacred Sites of Erris Tour
Step into the ancient land of Saints & Scholars as we take a look at the Pagan, Celtic and Christian Saints and sacred sites of Erris. Explore the customs, cures and traditions associated with Erris. The landscape will come to life as you follow the ancient pilgrim paths. The early Christian church makes reference to sending its monks to the Island of Rest (Inis Geidhe) and the Island of Glory (Inis Gluaire) who lie side by side in the sea. We have captured the story of 39 of these Saints & Sacred sites. Each tour incorporates approx 5 of these sites, some sites are inaccessible at certain times of the year. We will endeavour to pick a route suitable for you/your group. Tour duration 2.5hrs. Bundling package of lunch and or over night B&B accommodation available.
Shipwrecks & Pirates of Erris
Explore the old world of our mighty Atlantic coast, where life depended on the sea and wealth came from piracy and shipwrecks. Hear about the hidden treasures that lie in our waters. Hear about the great pirates that roamed our shores. Understand the role our coast played in trade, transport, Spanish Armada's, World Wars, famine and emigration and perhaps discover some of your own hidden treasures in Erris. Tour duration 2.5hrs. Bundling package of lunch and or over night B&B accommodation available.
Lighthouses & Lore of the Lightkeepers of Erris
Escape to the silent mystical world of a lightkeeper with Gaol Siar's rare footage capturing the working lighthouses and the tales of the 16 lighthouse keepers of the Heneghan family, Blacksod. Understand how the keepers survived great storms and isolation, see the wonderful crafts of the keepers, Enjoy our lighthouse trail tour to see the disused lighthouses of Erris. Leave with a new found understanding of these key buildings and their relevance to the people who live on the Oceans edge. Tour duration 2.5hrs. Bundling package of lunch and or over night B&B accommodation available.
Ancestry of Erris Tour
If you want to begin the ultimate journey of self discovery then this is the tour for you, why not allows us to help you research your Erris ancestry, we have dedicated researchers that can help put your Erris ancestry story together. We will arrange a bespoke tour to visit the villages of your ancestors, find out where they went to school, church and where your ancestors graves are. We will guide you through your Erris connection. Tour duration 2.5hrs. Bundling package of lunch and or over night B&B accommodation available.