PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
You’ll be based firstly in the bijou, yet charming city of Kilkenny for four nights followed by a two night stay in Carrickfergus near Belfast. Highlights include wonderful Waterford with its atmospheric streets, the Rock of Cashel, New Ross home to the Dunbrody Famine Ship, an authentic reproduction of an 1840s vessel. Dublin boasts a wealth of delights and we enjoy a visit to the Seamus Heaney Homeplace. Last but not least, Ulster Folk Park and Transport Museum.
Your Holiday Itinerary
Day One. From local joining points, we make our way to Cairnryan for our ferry to Ireland. We continue to the Kilkenny Hotel and check in for our four night stay.
Day Two. After breakfast, a delightful day as head to the awesome Rock of Cashel - medieval buildings set on an outcrop in the Golden Vale. After time to look around, we continue through County Tipperary to quaint Cahir.
Day Three. Our treats today begin with an outing to ancient Waterford, home to a lively waterfront and the famous Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre. Later, we move on to New Ross where the main attraction is the Dunbrody Famine ship – a replica of the ship that took Irish emigrants to a new life in America.
Day Four. Day at leisure. Perhaps step behind the imposing stone walls of Kilkenny Castle, see the soaring eaves of St Canice’s Cathedral, view the shimmering stained glass of twelfth century Black Abbey or explore Rothe House – a sixteenth century townhouse.
Day Five. We’re off to Dublin for a guided tour of the Fair City followed by free time before journeying to the Loughshore Hotel in Carrickfergus for our two night stay.
Day Six. Our final treat is a visit to the Seamus Heaney Home Place - one of Ireland’s literary giants. Here you will be taken on a journey through Seamus Heaney’s life from his childhood, hearing his story through his own words. In the afternoon we visit Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.
Day Seven. Free time in Carrickfergus before the ferry home.Back to top