Ian's 4 Star Whirlwind tour of Mid/west Ireland

day 1

  • fly into dublin

  • meet ian in arrivals

  • transfer to 4 star hotel in dublin to unwind and relax after the flight

day 2

  • Rock of Dunamase: 12th century hiberno-norman castle ruins

  • Rock of cashel: the ancient royal site for the kings of Munster - saint Patrick's rock

  • Kinsale gourmet capital of Ireland

  • 4 star hotel in kinsale next two nights

day 3

  • blarney castle & gardens: time to kiss the stone and gain the gift of eloquence. from a wooden structure in the 10th century to the Cormac McCarthy's Castle in 14th century you will be in awe

  • Blarney Woolen Mills: Woolen Sweaters go leor

  • Time for whiskey next. Tour the Middleton Distillery

  • Return to Kinsale

day 4

  • Old Head: the Lusitania museum and signal tower. Over two hundred years old

  • Timoleague Abbey 13th century Franciscan Friary

  • Drive through the Caha Pass

  • Molly Gallivans visitor center:  Time to sample some moonshine

  • Kenmare Stone Circle: Learn the history behind the stone circles

  • Scenic drive through Killarney National Park

  • Ladies View: Area named after the Queen's royal Ladies after her visit in 1861

  • 4 star hotel in Killarney next two nights 

day 5

  • Boat Trip on the Lakes of Killarney

  • Jaunting Car Ride through the Gap of Dunloe

  • Free time in Killarney Town

day 6

  • Aghadoe Cathedral: 12th century church and round tower over looking the lower lake of Killarney

  • The home of the Wild Colonial Boy

  • Inch Beach

  • Minard Castle:  One of three Fitzgerald Castle's built in the 16th century

  • Famine Memorial:  Learn about the hardships on the Dingle Peninsula in the time of the famine

  • The famous Conor Pass

  • 4 star hotel in Dingle next two nights

day 7

  • The Dingle Peninsula Slea Head Drive

  • Hold some baby lambs

  • Enter a famine cottage

  • Star Wars and Ryans Daughter movie sets

  • Beehive Huts, Ancient Circle House dating back to 2000bc

  • Gallurus Oratory 12th century church

  • Return to Dingle

day 8

  • Cliffs of Moher

  • Burren National Park: Area covered in limestone and megalithic tombs/dolmens

  • Chocolate Factory

  • 4 star hotel in Galway next two nights

day 9

  • Tour of Connemara National Park

  • Kylemore Abbey

  • Afternoon free time Galway city

day 10

  • Clonmacnoise 5th century monastery founded by Saint Ciarán

  • High Crosses 10th century Round Tower

  • Locke's Distillery

  • Return to Dublin for final overnight  in 4 star hotel

day 11

  • Transfers to Dublin Airport

Includes

  • Transfers

  • All Admissions

  • 4 Star accommodations including breakfast

  • Driver-Guide

  • Mini-bus

Excludes

  • Cost of flights

  • Lunches- Dinners

  • Shopping