2024 Ireland Adventure

Seamus Kennedy’s
Ireland Adventure

April 24 – May 1, 2024

TOUR PRICE

$3,359* per person including airfare
Single supplement: $695 (limited space)

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY:

Fiona Lydon
Phone: 703-997-6723
Email:
fiona@isleinntours.com

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Flight Information

Tour Highlights

– Connemara Heritage Center
– Galway City
– Smithwicks Brewery
– Cliffs of Moher
– The Burren
– Blasket Center
– Slea Head Drive
– Blarney Castle
– Hurling Experience

Our Itinerary

Wednesday, April 24 – Depart the USA on United Airlines from Newark, NJ at 7:20 pm. Get plenty of sleep. This is going to be a good one!

Thursday, April 25 – Arrive in Dublin Airport around 7:05 am We meet our driver/guide, Corman Lesley Daunt, board our luxury coach and head west to Galway City known as the ‘city of the tribes’. Stop for tea/coffee and scones along the way. Some time to relax after check-in before meeting your fellow travelers for dinner. Overnight: Park House Hotel,
Galway (B, D)

Friday, April 26 – This morning we visit the Connemara History & Heritage Center which offers a unique insight into the history and heritage of this beautiful part of the West of Ireland. See how turf (peat) is cut and sample a drop of ‘poitin’ (moonshine for you Yanks!). Enjoy some free time in Clifden for lunch or maybe a pint in a local pub. Stop in Connemara Marble on the way back to Galway City. Mr. Kennedy will regale you this evening with some songs from this lovely part of Ireland. Hills of Connemara and the Galway Shawl, perhaps?
Overnight: Park House Hotel, Galway (B)

Saturday, April 27 – Today we are going south into other-worldly Burren, a veritable moonscape of glacial limestones with majestic mountains, gentle valleys and babbling brooks. It’s extraordinary array of flora and fauna make the Burren a tapestry of color with a deeply spiritual aura. Stop at the Cliffs of Moher and take in the stunning Clare coastline. Onward into the beautiful country of Kerry. After dinner, a few Kerry songs from himself.
Overnight: Dingle Skellig Hotel,
Dingle (B, D)

Sunday, April 28 – Another breakfast, and today we travel along the Dingle Peninsula to delight in the stunning views of the Slieve Mish Mountains, the shoreline of Dingle Bay and the open Atlantic Ocean. Near Slea Head, Ireland’s westernmost point, we will be able to see the Blasket Islands offshore, and possibly America. Visit the Blasket Center, a fascinating heritage and cultural museum, honoring the unique community who lived on the remote Blasket Islands until their evacuation in 1953. Return to Dingle and dinner will be at our hotel. Who knows what musical interlude Seamus has planned for this evening? But it will be fun!
Overnight: Dingle Skellig Hotel,
Dingle (B, D)

Monday, April 29 – This morning we visit the world famous Blarney Castle in Co. Cork. You may climb to the top and kiss the stone if you would like to receive the ‘gift of the gab’. Enjoy some time walking the grounds or in the shops. Next stop is the iconic Rock of Cashel, an opportunity here to take a photo before continuing our journey to the lovely city of Kilkenny. Some free time this afternoon to explore the city on foot or relax in your city center hostel overlooking the magnificent Kilkenny Castle.
Overnight: River Court Hotel,
Kilkenney (B)

Tuesday, April 30 – Today we will visit Malzards Pub in the lovely village of Stoneyford to learn the ancient Irish sport of ‘hurling’, the fastest field game in the world. Next to Smithwicks Brewery to learn about the brewing process, and enjoy a sample of the amber ale. This evening, a little exploration or to a quiet pint in one of Kilkenny’s many fine pubs before dinner in our hotel perhaps?
Overnight: River Court Hotel,
Kilkenny (B, D)

Wednesday, May 1 – After breakfast depart for Dublin Airport, your flight departs at 1:05 pm. You will clear U.S. Customs, Border Protection (Passport) and TSA in time for a little last minute duty-free shopping. You’ll arrive back in the U.S. as a ‘domestic’ passenger making it convenient to connect to an onward flight or to exit the airport with ease. You will arrive in Newark at 3:55 pm. (B)

Slán abhaile! – Safe home! And Go raibh maith agat! Thank you!

Circumstances beyond our control may require us to change the schedule. This tour is subject to the terms and conditions listed on www.isleinntours.com

B – Breakfast
L – Lunch
D – Dinner

Included:

  • Round-trip air from Newark on United
  • 6 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 2 Nights Park House Hotel
  • 2 Nights Dingle Skellig Hotel
  • 2 Nights River Court Hotel
  • Breakfast Daily (B)
  • 4 Table d’hote dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted via deluxe motorcoach
  • Services of an experienced Irish driver/guide, including gratuity
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person
  • All service charges and local government taxes related to above
  • Oh, and some musical entertainment by Seamus!

Not Included:

  • Trip insurance
  • Travel insurance must be paid for at the time of deposit to cover any pre-existing conditions, if purchased after initial payment, pre-existing conditions are subject to exclusion.
  • Meals, drinks, snacks, admissions, not indicated

Payment Terms:

  • $750 non-refundable per person deposit  due due at time of booking
  • $1000 payment due November 28, 2023
  • Final payment is due on January 19, 2024

Tour price is based on double occupancy.

or email her at:
fiona@isleinntours.com

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