The site of the first shots of the 1916 Rising is out first stop. Here we find out what happened under direct orders from Padraig Pearse Easter week.
We then move on and briefly stop at The First 1916 Remembrance Garden.
Next, we stop at a holy well where we will hear the story of St. Fintan and the one- eyed trout. It is customary to take a pebble from this well to guard your house from fire or water.
There is a small chapel and graveyard here where it is thought St. Fintan lived sometime in the 6th century.
An early 19th century Church of Ireland church and graveyard is our next stop on our journey and we have a chat with some of the locals and hear the stories.
Lunch in a restored 19th century school house followed by your choice of our “Experiences”.
A man who fought against the ‘Tithes’ (taxes) for tenant farmers, his son, a man who greatly influenced one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising and his younger brother who played a huge part in the minor’s revolt in the only armed rebellion in Australian history.
An old 18th century school and graveyard including the graves of members of the above family is just a short distance away.
We pop next door to see the recently renovated Catholic church while taking in the mass pit across the road.