Dates: July 1-12, 2018* (to be confirmed)
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We start the tour in Dublin on Saturday, July 1, so try to arrive as close to midday as possible. That will give us the possibility to see something around in Dublin that afternoon and/or evening.
Based in Dublin, we plan to visit Trinity College Library to see the Book of Kells; also to drive south of the city to Glendalough, former Celtic monastery; and other ancient Celtic sites, Christian and pagan, including Newgrange, Kells, and some others.
Heading north towards the Northern Ireland border, we plan to stay at Rostrevor, after visiting Downpatrick, where Patrick first returned to Ireland as a missionary, and is also buried. We hope to visit Bangor, the community from where Columbanus left on his journeys across the continent.
On Wednesday July 4, we fly via EasyJet from Belfast to Edinburgh. You will need to book your own flight although we (plan to) travel all together. We will give details closer to the date.
In Edinburgh, we plan to stay in the Gillis Centre, and will be taken on a tour of the Royal Mile from the castle to the John Knox House. We will pick up other vehicles and head off towards Lindisfarne on the north-east coast of England. This was a major Irish Celtic missionary commmunity established by St Aidan and used as a springboard for evangelising the north of England. The Vikings first raided England at Lindisfarne in 793. From there we drive on to Newcastle for our overnight stay, close to Jarrow where the Venerable Bede lived and worked. We will visit Durham with its famous cathedral, and then drive to historic York, where Constantine was posted when he was declared Roman emperor. We will spend the next day south of York visiting John Wesley's family home in Epworth, and places connected to the Pilgrim fathers and early Baptists, including Lincoln, staying overnight near Nottingham. The next day we drive on to Stoke on Trent and Lichfield in the Midlands, burial place of St Chad, Coventry and visit the cathedral there, staying at King's Lodge (YWAM), Nuneaton. The following day, the 9th, we drive to Cambridge for a tour of the university town, before driving to Harpenden, the YWAM centre, where we will stay for the next three nights.
This will be our base for visiting London city (Wesley, Booth and others), St Albans and Canterbury, finishing the tour on the 12th. Plan your flight for the afternoon or evening of the 12th to give more time to review the trip that day, before taking you to the airport or station.
Costs: €1500 (excluding Belfast-Edinburgh flight) (provisional price – depending on value of euro in 2018)
Please transfer your fees to:
Schuman Centre Masterclass, IBAN nummer: NL78 DEUT 0518 7365 55 BIC: DEUTNL2N
Please register by copying and filling out the form below and sending it to:
CELTIC HERITAGE TOUR, July 1-12, 2018
1. first name
2. last name
3. email address
4. residential address
5. phone contact number (mobile or fixed address)
8. church/organisational affiliation, (if any)
9. YWAM affiliation (if any)
11. describe why you would like to participate in this tour
12. educational level (secondary/high, university…)
13. fluency in spoken English – 1 2 3 4 5 (5 high)
14. contact info of reference person (pastor, mentor, friend…)
15. special diet/other needs
16. contact person in case of emergency (name, phone number, your relationship to this person)
17. single or double room (extra cost for single, €250)
18. any other comments
CELTIC HERITAGE TOUR ITINERARY: (double click to enlarge) – note this is from 2016 but gives an idea of the itinerary.