Door-to-Door departure or regional departure by coach, then to Holyhead for the ferry to Ireland and on to Mullingar for a five-night stay.
Day 2 Kilbeggan Distillery & Clonmacnoise
Location: Kilbeggan Distillery & Clonmacnoise
Enjoy a true taste of Ireland on our included visit to The Kilbeggan Distillery Experience, Ireland’s oldest distillery. By way of contrast, a visit will then be made to a remote spot by the River Shannon to see the ancient ruins of the 6th century Clonmacnoise Monastery, one of Ireland’s most important monastic sites.
Day 3 Carrick-on-Shannon
Included excursion to Carrick-on-Shannon, situated on the shores of the River Shannon. A walk through the town brings to life the historic past, in particular the Costello Chapel which is believed to be the smallest in Europe.
Day 4 Dublin
Included excursion to Dublin where you have some free time. Our optional sightseeing tour will give you a taste of this fascinating city. The tour will show you the inner city of Dublin, which if left on your own would take a week! You will see both the north and south part of the capital.
The tour is a panoramic one, seeing beautiful buildings of significance like Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, The National Art Gallery and the Four Courts. Dublin is a beautiful Georgian city and highlights will be the magnificence of Georgian Dublin with visits to some of the superb squares. Dublin is also home to the Guinness Storehouse should you wish to pay homage to Dublin’s most famous drink and see a panorama of Dublin from its glassed Gravity Bar.
Day 5 Free Time or Athlone
Location: Free Time or Athlone
Join our optional excursion to Athlone, an historic market town located on the borders of County Roscommon and Westmeath. Athlone Castle is steeped in history and has been the scene of a turbulent past.
To Holyhead, then home.
You will stay for five nights at the 4-star Bloomfield House Hotel, Leisure Club and Spa, situated on the outskirts of Mullingar in its own 25 acres of parkland.
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