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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In Celtic culture the Rowan or mountain ash is the tree associated with the month of February. It has always been considered a tree of formidable magical and protective powers due to its bright, flame red berries. It was believed in Ireland that rowan in the home prevented fire. Traditionally rowan was used to protect animals by tying it to their tails or mane.
Ards Peninsula Tours
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In the Celtic calendar the 1st of February is the first day of Spring. During my childhood on this day my father collected rushes from the fields and taught us how to make the St Brigid's Cross. I have continued the tradition of making the Cross and shared the skill with others. Today the making of Brigid's Cross is widely practiced and I recently led a workshop showing a group how to make a Cross. In different parts of Ireland different shapes of Cross are made, some large and elaborate, others simple.
Ards Peninsula Tours
Ards Peninsula Tours
Ards Peninsula Tours2 weeks ago
In the Celtic calendar the 1st of February is the first day of Spring. During my childhood on this day my father collected rushes from the fields and taught us how to make the St Brigid's Cross. I have continued the tradition of making the Cross and shared the skill with others. Today the making of Brigid's Cross is widely practiced and I recently led a workshop showing a group how to make a Cross. In different parts of Ireland different shapes of Cross are made, some large and elaborate, others simple.
Ards Peninsula Tours
Ards Peninsula Tours updated their cover photo.2 weeks ago
Ards Peninsula Tours
Ards Peninsula Tours added a new photo.2 weeks ago
St Brigid's Cross
Ards Peninsula Tours
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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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