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Religious Tours 

Kleemann Travel offer a range of Religious tours that include Dublin, to the renowned Trinity College, to The Book of Kells a 9th century book written by the monks of St. Colombo’s monastery on the island of Iona.  We also visit St Patricks Cathedral and Christchurch Cathedral.

Tipperary

The Rock of Cashel, The Cathedral, the Round Tower and Cormac Chapel, which is the first Irish Romanesque church.Visitors enter the Rock of Cashel complex through the Hall of the Vicars Choral, built in the 15th century. The Hall was restored in connection with the European Architectural Heritage Year (1975) and contains a small museum of artifacts excavated on the Rock of Cashel. The grounds around the buildings are home to an extensive graveyard, which includes a number of beautiful high crosses. The entire plateau atop the rock is walled. Visible from the west side of the Rock are the desolate ruins of Hore Abbey, a Cistercian foundation of 1272.

St Patricks CathedralNewgrange is the finest of some 26 ancient tribal burial chambers in the Boyne River Valley north of Dublin. A great round tomb with fine rock carvings, Newgrange is about 5,000 years old making it centuries older than the Great Pyramids of Egypt and a thousand years older than Stonehenge. Scholars are generally agreed that Newgrange was used not only as a tomb but for ceremonial and religious rites. Legend says the mound was dedicated to Dagha, the sun god of pre-Christian Ireland, and later became the burial places of the pagan kings of Tara.

Knock

Knock is a small town in County Mayo, Ireland, but it received international fame after local people reported seeing the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist at their parish church on August 21, 1879. In 1979, the centenary of the apparition, Pope John Paul II, a strong personal devotee of the Virgin Mary, visited Knock Shrine and stated that it was the goal of his Irish visit. On this occasion he presented a Golden Rose, a seldom bestowed token of papal honour and recognition. Mother Teresa of Calcutta visited the Shrine in June of 1993.

Galway

The Benedictine Kylemore Abbey in Connemara.  The Benedictine nuns invite visitors to experience the Victorian atmosphere of the Abbey’s restored rooms, miniature gothic church, head gardener’s house and garden boy’s house. Learn of the tales of tragedy and romance, the engineering initiatives, model farms, royal visits and the Abbey’s former role as a girls boarding school.

kylemore abbeyKylemore’s many nature trails, woodland walks and the magical award-winning walled garden offer a wonderland to explore. Discover the Victorian heritage of the walled garden, where only flower and vegetable varieties from that era are grown. ) Enjoy refreshing walks and scenic views as every season has something different to offer at Kylemore.

 

Mellifont Abbey is a ruined 12th-century Cistercian monastery near Monasterboice in County Louth. It is of considerable historical significance, for it was the Cistercians’ first and most important abbey in Ireland, and a site of conflict between the Irish and the Anglo-Normans. By the mid-12th century, Irish monastic life had become significantly less austere and more corrupt than in earlier days. So in 1140, Malachy, Bishop of Down, invited a group of severe Cistercian monks from Clairvaux to set up a monastery in Ireland and act as a reforming influence.