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Irelands West Cliffs Of Moher 7Days - West County

  • Duration: 7 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TALF885NE

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

The capital of County Clare is a picturesque and historic market town, taking it’s name from the Irish name for island. The town dates back to the 11th Century and was formed between two streams on the river Fergus. Ennis and County Clare are world famous as the home of traditional Irish music, with festivals and trad sessions held throughout the year. Clare is home to the mighty Shannon river, at 224 miles the longest river in Ireland. The county's charming villages, atmospheric pubs, traditional Irish music and laid-back locals are just a few of the reasons why visitors return again and again.

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Itinerary
Day 1 - Outward Journey - Cairnryan - Belfast
Late afternoon ferry to Belfast from Cairnryan and from the port, we’ll drive straight to the Cohannon Inn for our overnight stay. /n

Day 2 - Athlone with Shannon Cruise and Irish coffee
We’ll stop at the vibrant town of Athlone for a cruise on the River Shannon gliding past the beautiful scenery whilst sipping a traditional Irish coffee - whiskey, hot coffee and sugar, topped with cream and admiring Athlone Castle in the background. We’ll then continue on to the West County Hotel, situated in the heart of the historic market town of Ennis, with it’s beautiful stone buildings, medieval monasteries and original thatched cottages./n

Day 3 - Cliffs of Moher, 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 - Guided tour of Belfast
We’ll take the Stena morning ferry Cairnryan – Belfast and enjoy a guided tour of Belfast before arriving at the Adair Arms in the bustling town of Ballymena, our base for the next four nights. We’ll be taken on a guided tour to see the highlights of Belfast to explore the rich history and world class museums and learn about how the Peace Process came about. /n

Day 7 - Return Journey - Cairnryan - Belfast
We’ll leave the hotel and catch the morning ferry back to Cairnryan from Belfast with breakfast on board and head for home/n

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The Cohannon Inn
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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