Discover Ireland off the beaten track
10 Days Round Trip in Irelands Ancient East
Packages – incl. collection from airport (flights not included), Accommodation on B&B basis, all entrance fees to listed attractions and sites
Day 1: Arrival
Accommodation in Kilkenny, Sightseeing in the Castle
Hotels: Langtons, Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Hibernian Hotel or similar
Kilkenny Castle stands impressive and tall on the bank of the River Nore for the last 800 years – discover it’s history on a guided tour before you get immersed in the medieval atmosphere of Kilkenny city. Venture down the small slipways and explore this charming city for yourself
Day2: High Crosses of Ahenny, Passage Tomb of Knockroe, Kells Priory back to Kilkenny
Join us and discover the oldest High Crosses of Ireland in Ahenny before we explore the Passage Tomb of Knockroe. This tomb is about 5000 years old and similar to Newgrange, its built so that the sinking sun on the day of the winter solstice illuminates the rock art at the end of a passage way.
Kells Priory is the largest medieval monastery in the country. It’s a mix of a walled castle and abbey. Explore these remains for yourself
Day 3: Enniscorthy with Castle, 1798 Rebellion Centre and Vinegar Hill, Curracloe Beach, Accommodation in Co. Wexford
Follow us to the charming town of Enniscorthy where you will explore not only the Medieval Castle but also get to know the history of the Rebellion of 1798, one of the biggest Rebellions against English Rule in Ireland. See the battlefield of Vinegar Hill before you can cool off on one of the nicest beaches in this area.
Accommodation: Horse and Hound, Riverside Park Hotel, or similar
Day 4: New Ross with Dunbrody, Kennedy Homestead and Wexford, Accommodation in Co. Wexford
How did get your ancestors to America or Canada? The crew and passengers on the Dunbrody Famine ship will tell you during their re-enactment. Ask them the questions you always wanted to ask
Where did JF Kennedy come from? See his original homestead for yourself
Day 5: Walsh Distillery, Browneshill Dolmen, Ducketts Grove, Accommodation in Carlow
Accommodation: Red Setter B&B, or similar
How did this 150t coverstone get onto the portal stones? Explore the biggest Dolmen of Europe for yourself. It’s sitting here for about 5000 years.
Once owned by the mighty Duckett Family, the remains of this stately home still let you imagine times long gone.
No tour of Ireland would be complete without a visit to a Distillery. Explore one of the most beautiful Distilleries in the Country: Walsh Distillery, the home of The Irishman and Writers Tears Whiskey
Get settled in the charming Redsetter B&B, a typical Victorian Town House.
Day 6: St. Mullins, Clashganny Lough, Celtic Tree Trail, Accommodation in Carlow
Day 7: Clonmacnoise, Athlone with the oldest Pub in the world, Accommodation in Athlone or Co. Galway
Day 8: Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Burren, Accommodation in Athlone or Co. Galway
Day 9: Dublin, Sightseeing, Christ-Church Cathedral, Guinness Store House, Accommodation in greater Dublin Area
Day 10: Flight home, Airport with Check-in Assistance
Accommodation in 3 and 4 star-hotels or B&Bs on a Bed and Breakfast basis €3150 for 1 Person (Deposit €630), €2200 p.p for 2 people (Deposit 440p.p.) €1850 p.p for 3 people (deposit 370 p.p), for 4 – 6 people €1690 p.p, (deposit 340 p.p.)