Ards Peninsula Tours

Guided walks and/or bus tours in the Ards Peninsula. Topics covered include local history, landscapes, fascinating stories of the place and people, christian heritage, wildlife, environmental characteristics. Walks usually take place on Friday afternoons at 2.00pm. Privatebus/walking tours can be arranged in addition to the advertised dates. Tour options: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ArdsPeninsulaTours/services Scheduled tours: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ArdsPeninsulaTours/events The guided walks/tours are available throughout the year except during the period 1 December 2017 – 8 January 2018. Guided walks for private groups are available on most days of the week at 2.00pm or 11.00am. Timing may be flexible by prior arrangement. Walks suit people of all fitness levels. Guided bus tours for groups who have their own transport Prices: 1 hour £5, 1 hour 30 minutes £ 6.50, 2 hours £8 & Children under 16 FREE Minimum group size 4 and pre-booking is essential. Tel 07763898074 or 028 42 771611 to book or for further information
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Ards Peninsula Tours added 4 new photos.2 weeks ago
In Celtic culture each month is associated with a tree,for January this is the birch, a beautiful tree which is the first forest tree to colonise new ground. Birch was widely associated with birth and young children and with the beginning of the New Year.
Birch is also a symbol of purity and protection against evil and was used throughout Europe at the New Year to expel evil spirits.
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Ards Peninsula Tours added 5 new photos.4 weeks ago
To mark the Winter Solstice today I want to share a 19th Century Gaelic prayer, author unknown.

Welcome to the Sun

Welcome to you, sun of the season's turning,
In your circuit of the high heavens;
Strong are your steps on the unfurled heights,
Glad Mother are you to the constellations.

You sink down into the ocean of want,
Without defeat, without scathe;
You rise upon the peaceful wave
Like a queen in her maidenhood's flower
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Ards Peninsula Tours added a new photo.4 weeks ago
Photograph David Conachy
Winter sunlight shines into the chamber at Newgrange - winter solstice
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Ards Peninsula Tours4 weeks ago
Friday December 21 is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere. In ancient times in Ireland the shortest day of the year was celebrated by the Celts who are believed to have started the tradition of the Yule log.The log was lit to symbolise overcoming darkness, to banish evil spirits and to bring good luck in the new year.
Every December people gather at Newgrange to witness the Winter Solstice.
Ards Peninsula Tours
Ards Peninsula Tours added 7 new photos.2 months ago
Taking in the beautiful scenery and birdlife including Golden Plover,Teal,Curlew and Lapwing along the shores of Strangford Lough in today's lovely winter sunshine.
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Ards Peninsula Tours updated their cover photo.2 months ago

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