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Follow in the Footsteps of Conn O'Neill

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Follow in the Footsteps of Conn O'Neill


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Follow in the Footsteps of Conn O’Neill with a unique bus tour which transports you to the ancient townlands once ruled by the Gaelic lord.

Accompanied by a local tour guide, Brian Ervine, you’ll travel back in time, and experience the dramatic arc of Conn O’Neill’s life, as his story unfolds in the landscape where he rose and fell.

As your tour guide weaves together history and folklore in the telling of Conn O’Neill’s story, you’ll visit these locations:

>The site of his inauguration, where he rose to power, and learn about the curious customs of a ceremony linked to a pagan past.

>The site, high in the Castlereagh hills, where the O’Neill stronghold once stood, see a panoramic view of Conn’s townlands, and hear the tragic tale of his downfall.

>You’ll walk the footbridge used by Conn and his men to cross the Connswater River, when they travelled from the coast up to his hilltop castle.

>You’ll visit the overgrown garden which some believe is the location of Conn O’Neill’s final resting place,and perhaps, you’ll be inclined to pay your respects to “the auld King” as the tour ends.



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