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Folkways and Ritual Landscapes

An Creagán, 186 Barony Road, Omagh, County Tyrone, BT78 5QU

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Discover the Ritual Landscapes and Legends of West Tyrone.

Explore ancient ritual sites and wetland habitats in West Tyrone with a Landscape Guide, Paleao ecologist and enthralling Story Teller.

How do you know how to keep your livestock safe and healthy?  Or know how the ancient Irish made the most of their leaders?  Well, the spirit world and the land itself have the answers.

Join Martin from Foyle Trails on a fascinating and humorous exploration of places that were sacred in Bronze and Iron Age Ireland. Places that range from Giant`s Graves and Stone Circles, to Quaking bogs and other places of powerful magic, in a legendary part of Northern Ireland.

​You will discover monuments and habitats that have had the power to bestow wisdom and poetic inspiration for millennia. Be inspired by West Tyrone`s stone circles, standing stones and wonder at their use and how they survived to the present day. At these places the veil between our world and the otherworld is at its thinnest. Places where your imagination will be fired up when you learn how at certain times of the Celtic year, the division between the two worlds disappears.

You will be inspired and captivated by the most mysterious and intriguing of these places – Bogs unique habitats where human remains have laid undiscovered, sometimes for thousands of years.  Your enlivened senses will help you visualise how West Tyrone’s bogs have provided a perfect medium for the preservation of human remains.

But be aware the placement of these bodies did not always happen by accident. The way in which many of these unfortunates met their death was far from accidental. Hearing Martin relate stories - of ritual sacrifice, preservation, and the science behind their modern interpretation, may make you shiver, even on the hottest of summer days.

Bog body discoveries provided Seamus Heaney with the inspiration for some of his most famous and evocative poems. In many ways Martin`s Ritual Landscape experiences will also exert a powerful influence on your senses and imagination.

Meeting point - An Creggan Centre, 186 Barony Road, Omagh, BT79 9AQ

Experience duration – 3.5 hours

Group size – Minimum 2 participants, maximum 10 participants

Transport – Groups of 2 to 6 walking from An Creggan. Group size 7 to 10 a minibus is bookable on 7 days notification.

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