Ireland - St Patricks Day - Waterford Dooleys
St Patrick's Day is a significant day around the world, but nowhere more special than in Ireland. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17, his religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for thousands of years.On St. Patrick's Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon. Lenten prohibitions against the consumption of meat were waived and people would dance, drink, and feast-on the traditional meal of Irish bacon and cabbage. The first St. Patrick's Day parade took place not in Ireland, but in the United States. Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City on March 17, 1762. Along with their music, the parade helped the soldiers to reconnect with their Irish roots, as well as fellow Irishmen serving in the English army.
Dooleys Hotel * * *
Family run hotel located on Waterford Quays En-suite bedrooms Television Trouser press Hairdryer Tea,coffee-making facilities Restaurant Bar Lift. www.dooleys-hotel.ie
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
We depart locally and journey to Waterford and Dooleys Hotel for a 3 night stay with dinner, bed & breakfast included.
Day 2 - 3
At lesiure in your resort, plus we include 1 excursion: 1. Cork and Blarney
After an early breakfast, we make our way to the morning ferry crossing. We continue our journey back through Wales arriving home mid - late afternoon.Details subject to alteration.
Dinner, bed and full Irish breakfast
Return ferry crossings
One traditional Irish dinner
Entertainment in the bar on 2 nights
St Patrick's Day in Waterford followed by a traditional Irish dinner and music in the bar
Excursion to Cork and Blarney
Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated