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Arrive at Dublin Airport. Transfer to your
Dublin hotel under own arrangements. You
are free to explore the city at your leisure
this afternoon. Your hotel will be within
walking distance of the city center.
Overnight: Dublin | Meals: Breakfast
Today meet with your driver & English
speaking guide & depart Ireland’s Capital
traveling to County Kerry. En route, stop in
the town of Blarney to visit Blarney Castle.
Here you will find the legendary Stone of
Eloquence. Kiss it & you’ll never again be
lost for words.
Enjoy some time for shopping at Blarney
Woollen Mills. The presence of the Woollen
Mills during the famine shielded Blarney
from the worst effects of the famine, due to
its employment of local workers. In 1976
Chris Kelleher, himself a mill worker,
bought the old mill property. Within a short
period of time Chris & his family
transformed the mill into what is perhaps
the largest quality craft shop in Ireland.
Overnight in Kerry | Meals: Breakfast
Today you can enjoy a superb tour of the
Iveragh Peninsula, which will give you the
opportunity to discover the Ring of Kerry.
Taking in spectacular scenery such as
mountains, peat, bogs, lakes and
magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Leaving Killarney pass through Killorglin,
famous for its Puck Fair, then to Glenbeigh
where the cliff road affords panoramic views
of the Dingle Peninsula & Dingle Bay.
Passing through the peat bogs one arrives at
the sea town of Waterville. Continue to
Sneem Village, famous for its brightly
coloured houses, before arriving back in
Along the Ring of Kerry stop at a local farm
for a sheepdog demonstration. Your visit
starts with an overview of the different
breeds of sheep, followed by an introduction
to the farmer’s most important tools, his
border collies. Next you will see a superb
demonstration of sheep herding as the
farmer with his dogs demonstrate how by
working together, he can take a flock of
sheep from the mountaintop to the sheep pen close to the farmyard.
Overnight in Kerry | Meals: Breakfast
Travel northwards to Tarbert & take a short
boat ride across the mouth of the River
Shannon to land on Clare’s shore at Killimer.
Travel along the coast to the Cliffs of
Moher, the most majestic cliffs in Ireland
which rise from the Atlantic Ocean & extend
for over 7km. On a clear day, you can
admire the Aran Islands & Connemara
Enjoy a tour of the Burren Region. The
Burren is a strange & unique region in
Europe; it is a high plateau of porous
limestone situated in Northern Clare.
Overnight in Limerick | Meals: Breakfast
This morning travel to Galway City & get
oriented with this beautiful place which has
attracted many musicians & artists. Visit
Galway Cathedral, one of the largest &
most impressive buildings in Galway built
between 1958 & 1965.
Next enjoy a cruise along Lough Corrib
including scones & an Irish coffee. This
journey on the Corrib Princess takes
passengers along the majestic Lough Corrib
and onto the lake. Visitors will see
unsurpassed views of the historic
monuments & natural amenities that make
this one of the most spectacular waterways in Ireland.
Overnight in Galway | Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Today travel through the beautiful
Connemara Region filled with lakes, rivers,
bogs & mountains. Visit Kylemore Abbey,
built in 1868 by Mitchell Henry, and see its
most famous feature the miniature
Cathedral. It has been home to the Irish
order of Benedictine nuns since 1920. Next
you will visit a bodhrán maker (traditional
Irish drum). Roundstone Music and Crafts is
located in a former Franciscan monastery in
Roundstone, in the heart of Connemara. It is
here that you will find the workshop of
Malachy Kearns, better known as Malachy
Bodhrán, who is famous for the manufacture
of bodhráns, the oldest instruments that
accompany traditional Irish music. Malachy
makes bodhráns for the world famous
Riverdance troupe and he is currently the
only full-time bodhrán maker in Ireland.
Overnight in Galway | Meals: Breakfast
Depart Galway for Dublin today. On arrival,
you will first explore the north side of the
city which offers striking monuments such as
the GPO (General Post Office) on O’Connell
Street & Phoenix Park, the largest public
park in Europe. The city’s south side appears
more sophisticated with its vast Georgian
squares & is home to Trinity College, Dublin
Castle & two Anglican Cathedrals.
Visit EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.
This is a state-of-the-art interactive
experience located in the beautiful vaults of
the 1820 Custom House Quarter building in
Dublin’s Docklands, the original departure
point for so many of Ireland’s emigrants.
Overnight in Dublin | Meals: Breakfast
After a final Irish breakfast, transfer to
Dublin Airport for your departure flight
home under own arrangements.