Celtic Tours Presents: Pray and Play in Mystical Ireland
Eight Nights in Mystical Ireland with tour hosts Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP and Mary Theresa Streck, ARCWP September 16 - 25, 2019 Estimated cost for land only: $2400. Single Room Supplement: $659 Estimated cost for air from Newark: TBA Land cost is separate from air for those who wish to use frequent flyer miles!
Accommodations for EIGHT NIGHTS (8) nights at the following hotels:
Seven (7) Hotel dinners and One (1) Dinner and Celtic music and dance show in Dublin
Visits/Admissions: Panoramic city tour of Dublin, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College-Book of Kells, Hill of Tara, Monasterboice, Newgrange/Knowth, St. Bridget’s Shrine in Faughart, St. Bridget’s Cathedral and Well and Solas Bhride Center in Kildare, Rock of Cashel, Cobh Heritage Centre, Blarney Castle, Gobnait’s Well, Gallarus Oratory, Blasket Tourist Centre, St. Mary’s Cathedral in Killarney, Bunratty Folk Park and Castle, St. Bridget’s Well in Liscannor, Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey, Clonmacnoise and Malahide Castle.
All transportation and sightseeing via deluxe touring motor coach with the services of a professional driver/guide throughout
Tips and taxes on items included. NOTE: Tip to driver / guide is not included - plan on $5 per day.
Porterage of one suitcase per person
Day 1: Monday, Sept 16, 2019 Depart on your overnight flight from Newark, NJ to Dublin Ireland. Dinner served shortly after take-off.
Day 2: Tuesday, Sept 17, 2019 Dublin
St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland
You will meet your Irish Driver/Guide in the arrival’s hall of the Dublin airport and he will escort you to the waiting motor coach for your tour. Depart the airport and travel into the capital city for a panoramic city tour. You will then visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, before moving on to Trinity College to see the Book of Kells. Then some free time in Dublin to take in one of the museums or wander the streets. You will meet back up with your driver and he will take you into the Dublin suburbs to Fitzpatrick’s Castle Hotel for the first of a 3-night stay. Dinner at your hotel this evening.
Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel
Day 3: Wednesday, Sept 18, 2019 North of Dublin
After a full Irish breakfast, you will depart for the Hill of Tara. Then on toMonasterboice for some photos. And continuing on to
Newgrange/Knowth to view the passage tombs. Afterwards, you will travel north to Dundalk to visit St. Bridget’s Shrine. Then enjoy some local touring in counties Louth and Meath before returning to the castle for dinner and overnight.
This morning after your final castle breakfast, we will be heading to Killarney. Stopping on the way at the infamousRock of Cashel to see the site of the conversion of the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century. Then on to Cobh to visit the Heritage Centre. This museum has wonderful artifacts from many lost ships that sailed from this port before their final demise.
Continuing on to Blarney where you will visit the BlarneyCastle and have the opportunity to kiss the Blarney Stone. On the way to Killarney, you will have the opportunity to stop in Ballyvourney to visit Gobnait’s Well before heading into Killarney for the night. Dinner and overnight in Killarney at Scott’s Hotel.
Day 6: Saturday, Sept 21, 2019 Dingle
After a buffet breakfast, a delightful day takes us along the Kerry coast to the Dingle Peninsula, which offers magnificent coastal scenery. Beyond Slea Head, we see the Blasket Islands, the last outpost of Europe and you will visit the Blasket Visitor's Center, and alsoGallarus Oratory to see some BeeHive Huts. A full day tour returning to Killarney, where we enjoy dinner at our hotel this evening. Dinner and overnight in Killarney.