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Ireland's West Cliffs Of Moher 7Days - West County

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TALF885

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

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.

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Itinerary
Day 1 - Outward travel - Holyhead to Dublin
We’ll travel out with Stena from Holyhead to Dublin on an afternoon sailing and make our way straight to the Hamlet court hotel./n

Day 2 - Rock of cashel
Today en-route to the hotel we’ll visit the medieval Rock of Cashel, one of Ireland’s most spectacular tourist attractions, set on a dramatic limestone outcrop and surrounded by 12th century Gothic buildings offering stunning views of the surrounding farmlands. This ancient royal site of the Kings of Munster was originally a stronghold fortress and is associated with two legendary people in Irish history, St Patrick who is featured in the museum and High King Brian Boru who managed to unite Ireland for a significant period. We’ll then continue on to the West County Hotel situated in the heart of the historic market town of Ennis with its beautiful stone buildings, medieval monasteries and original thatched cottages./n

Day 3 - Cliffs of Moher and the Burren
We’ll start with a drive through the spectacular Cliffs of Moher formed 320 million years ago and part of a UNESCO heritage site. The dramatic view from the 700 foot sheer cliff edge is a breathtaking sight – surrounded by the eerie sound of waves crashing against the rocks from far below. Combine this with the natural beauty of the mysterious landscape of the Burren where you have vistas across land and out into the wild Atlantic Ocean. The limestone plateau of the Burren, with its rolling hills, is bursting with unique exquisite flora and fauna including rare species of orchid and beautiful rockroses. This striking landscape with its towering cliffs is home to many birds like Kittiwakes, Guillemots and Puffins - if you’re lucky you may even spot a Peregrine Falcon/n

Day 4 - Adare, Bunratty Village, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
We’ll stop at Adare, the “prettiest village in Ireland”, charming thatched cottages set in tranquil countryside, and then on to the charming village of Bunratty to admire the fine 15th century castle and experience rural village life in 19th century at the fascinating Folk Park; its recreated shops, streets and quaint farmhouses brought to life by costumed characters. If you fancy a tipple, call in to the legendary Durty Nelly’s Pub to enjoy Irish hospitality at its best. We’ll return to the hotel for a demonstration of how to make traditional Jameson Whiskey Cheesecake before enjoying it for dessert./n

Day 5 - Galway, Connemara Crystal
Today it’s free time in Galway, a brightly painted historic harbour town where the winding lanes of the Latin Quarter are bursting at the seams with cosy little pubs alive with music. The ancient capital of West Ireland boasts highlights such as the famous Spanish Arch, cobbled medieval alleyways and the impressive stone cathedral on the banks of the River Corrib. Next come and meet the master craftsmen at one of the few remaining crystal factories in Ireland and watch unique Celtic designs come to life at Connemara Crystal, see Claddagh, Shamrock and Celtic Knotwork being created on crystal using traditional stone cutting‐wheels. /n

Day 6 - Dublin guided tour
We’ll sadly leave the West County to travel to our hotel in Dublin, firstly enjoying a guided tour of Dublin – cross the Ha’Penny Bridge, see the Book of Kells at Trinity College, and then spend some free time in Dublin – most make for the Temple Bar district with it’s narrow cobbled streets, but don’t miss the city’s classical Georgian Squares and terraces and the fine seaside sweep of Dublin Bay. Perhaps visit the Guinness Brewery for a tasting and a tour, or visit the cosmopolitan shops on Grafton and O’Connell Street. Round off your Irish adventure and experience a warm welcome in one of the many traditional pubs and enjoy a drink or two./n

Day 7 - Return journey - Dublin -Holyhead
In the morning we’ll start our return journey from Dublin taking the ferry to Holyhead with breakfast on board. /n

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Hamlet Court Hotel
The family owned Treacy's West County Conference & Leisure Hotel is one of the most renowned hotels in the Shannon Region, offering friendly service, comfortable surroundings and delicious meals. Ennis is Ireland's Largest Tidy Town and gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way. The hotel’s Leisure Club comprises three pools, sauna, steam room and gym.

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