Heart Of Ireland 7 Days - Springhill Court Hotel
Kilkenny is a flourishing city with a fascinating medieval history and a thriving crafts industry. The 800-year-old Norman castle overlooks the ancient streets of Kilkenny which today has been transformed into a cosmopolitan destination. Our tour also visits the �Garden of Ireland� as County Wicklow is known, as well as enjoying a guided tour of Ireland�s cosmopolitan capital, Dublin.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
TOUR DEPARTS SUNDAY AND RETURNS SATURDAY
Day 1 - Home - Interchange - North Channel - Dundalk
Arriving at our overnight hotel
Day 2 - Dundalk - Kilkenny
Half Day Excursion to Kilkenny Castle
We take a guided tour of the medieval city of Kilkenny, today a flourishing cosmopolitan city with a diverse range of restaurants, lively pubs and thriving craft shops (guide included in the tour cost). The Norman castle overlooks the River Nore and has guarded the river crossing for more than 900 years. Take a stroll through the beautiful gardens with extensive woodland paths, rose garden and ornamental lake (entrance to Kilkenny Castle included in the tour cost).
Half Day Excursion to Waterford
The Viking city of Waterford has an exciting medieval flavour and riverside bustle. Visit Waterford Museum of Treasures which tells the 1000-year-story of Waterford from the time of the Vikings through the medieval and Georgian periods to the present day. The House of Waterford Crystal houses the World's largest selection of traditional crystal.
Full Day Excursion to Cahir Castle & Rock of Cashel
En-route to Belfast we visit St Patrick�s Rock, near the centre of Cashel Town, County Tipperary. This spectacular collection of medieval buildings includes a 12th-century round tower, high cross, Romanesque chapel, 13th-century Gothic cathedral, 15th-century castle and the Hall of the Vicars. Cahir Castle is an imposing 13th-15th Century structure, skilfully designed by Conor O�Brien to be a
state-of-the-art defensive castle. Appearing to grow from the actual rock on which it stands, the castle has been the scene of sieges and bombardments for centuries and retains its impressive keep tower (entrance to Cahir Castle included in the tour cost).
Day 6 - Kilkenny - Belfast
where we stay overnight
Day 7 - Belfast - Scotland - Interchange - Home
Ballymascanlon House Hotel
The Springhill Court Hotel is within walking distance of Kilkenny City, with superb shopping, fantastic food and unbeatable nightlife. It consists of 85 bright & spacious bedrooms designed with comfort in mind. All guest rooms include tea / coffee making facilities, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, television, telephone and other conveniences ensuring an enjoyable stay. The Kilkenny Leisure Club consists of a 19 metre deck level swimming pool, heated seat area, sauna, steamroom and jacuzzi. Lift. Tel: 00353 56 7721122