Thin Places | Joe Walsh Tours

Thin Places

Explore Celtic Spirituality in Scotland & Ireland. Ireland and Scotland’s Celtic roots date back many centuries and are deeply entwined into the history of both countries. This specialised leisure and pilgrimage tour gives you a fantastic opportunity to visit places where Celtic heritage is most evident.

Travelling past the enchanted lakes and rolling hills of the Scottish countryside, visiting many of its well-preserved churches, monasteries and spiritual landmarks, you will be taken on a journey through the beginnings of Celtic Christianity before arriving on the island of Ireland to visit some of the oldest Christian ecclesiastical sites and explore some of the country’s most important monastic settlements and ancient religious sites where the Celtic spirituality is felt at its strongest.

Visiting Scotland, Ireland & Northern Ireland:
» The Palace of Holyroodhouse
» Edinburgh Castle
» Cathedral Church of Saint Mary
» Rosslyn Chapel
» Stirling Castle
» Oban
» Iona
» St. Oran’s Chapel
» Nunnery Church
» Church of St. Ronan
» St. Conan’s Church & Luss
» St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral
» Downpatrick
» Down Cathedral
» Saul Church
» Newgrange
» Monasterboice
» Mellifont Abbey
» St. Kevin’s Monastic City
» Ruins of Teampall na Skelling
» Trinity College
» Guinness Distillery
» Christchurch Cathedral

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Irish traditions and values are deeply rooted in our business and the type of travel experience that Joe Walsh Tours provides. We are extremely proud of our Irish heritage and passion for our native island is reflected in every mile travelled and every story told by our guides. We are delighted to share our knowledge and love of Ireland with our visitors and very happy to welcome you to the Emerald Isle.

Should you require further information regarding a specific tour itinerary or would like us to tailor-make your trip based on any special requirements your travelling party may have, please do not hesitate to give our Tours of Ireland specialists a call on 00 353 1 241 0800 or drop us a line via email info@joewalshtours.ie and we will be delighted to assist. We’re only a phone call away!

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Local Information

  • Currency: Euro (€, EUR)
  • Local time: GMT
  • Airports: Dublin (DUB); Cork (ORK); Shannon (SNN); Knock (NOC)
  • Languages: English is the official language with some areas also speaking Irish
  • Climate: Ireland has a moderate climate influenced by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream and the winds of the Atlantic Ocean. Summed up as moist and mild, the weather is very changeable with high levels of rainfall and a lack of extreme temperatures
  • Voltage: 230V A/C. Frequency 50hz. The most common plug is the 13 amp three-pin plug, power socket type G. You can use your electric appliances in Ireland, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220V - 240V (as in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa). If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100V - 127V (as in the US, Canada and most South American countries), you will need a power converter.
  • Visa: not required for EU citizens; nationals of other countries are advised to check with the relevant authorities
  • Passport: EU passport holders travelling to Ireland must have an up-to-date passport valid for travel six months beyond the date of return; nationals of other countries are advised to check with the relevant authorities.