Day 8: Saturday, June 30th - after mass and a full Irish breakfast we’ll check out of the Gateway Hotel and head south to Cong (We’ll Leave the hotel about 9:00am today). In Neale from the coach, you will view Ireland’s only pyramid. It was built in the eighteenth century by the first Baron of Kilmaine, John Brown! It was built to remember his dog or his brother Sir. George (there is still speculation if he built it for his dog or his brother!). (We’ll arrive in Cong about 10:00am) Cong is the village where John Wayne starred in ‘The Quiet Man’. We’ll take about a half hour and do a walking tour of Cong. (We’ll leave Cong at 11:00am) Then it’s off to Galway. With Thursday’s traffic we’ll arrive in Galway about 12:30pm in time for a late lunch and some sightseeing by foot. (We’ll visit Galway for about two and a half hours.) We’ll leave Galway about 3:00pm we will travel through Gort to avoid the traffic in the Burren. We’ll arrive at the ‘Cliffs of Moher’ between 4:30 and 5pm. With the proper mix of the wind and the sea, you will witness breath taking views of Mother Nature from 702 feet above the sea. Mother Nature will decide how long we stay at the cliffs! Today’s final destination is an hour away. We arrive at ‘The Bunratty Castle Hotel’. You’ll have time to check-in and freshen up before our 7:00pm Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle.
Day 1: Saturday, June 23rd 2018 - Our tour starts at BWI Airport. We'll catch a flight to Newark NJ where we will board a Aer Lingus flight to Dublin.
If you are one of the Sinners on our tour,
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Day 5: Wednesday June 27th - after mass at the Sligo Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception this morning, we’ll have a leisurely breakfast and enjoy conversations with locals over coffee. Early this afternoon we’ll board our coach and visit Yeat’s grave and stop and shop in Donegal Town. We’ll visit Donegal Castle After a afternoon of history and shopping, we will tour Belleek. After the Belleek tour we’ll have the opportunity to purchase Belleek at discount prices! We will return to Sligo for dinner at Hargadon Bros. (restaurant and pub)!
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Day 6: Thursday, June 28th -after a Full Irish Breakfast we will check out of The Sligo City hotel. We will stop for a quick service at the Sligo Cathedral. Our destination is Swinford in County Mayo. On the way we will stop at ‘The Museum of Country Life’ on the beautiful grounds and gardens of Turlough Park. The museum is a must for those of us with an interest in Irish living conditions is ‘The Museum of Country Life’. With exhibitions spread over four floors, you’ll see how the people of rural Ireland lived in the hundred years between the Great Famine and the end of the 1950s. Our final stop of the day will be at the "Foxford Woolen Mills" for a bit of shopping. Dinner tonight is at our hotel "The Westport Coast Hotel". 'The Westport Coast Hotel' is a 4 Star bouquet hotel. It’s close to Westport, and Castlebar, and most importantly it's around the corner from a real Irish pub (20 minutes), Boland’s Bar. Your tour guide will buy you your first pint at Boland’s.
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Round Trip Airfare to Ireland. (If the option is Elected)
All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
Sightseeing on a Luxury Coach with a Professional Driver.
Optional Mass each morning.
A full Irish Breakfasts Every Morning.
Dinners every evening.
2 Nights in Dundalk, Ireland at, “The Crowne Plaza Hotel”
Admission to ‘The Hill of Tara’
Admission to ‘Newgrange’ and tour.
Dinner at “Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant” in Dundalk
Admission to TITANIC Belfast
A visit to “The Crowne Liquor Bar” in Belfast
Admission to ‘The Giants Causeway’
2 Nights in Sligo, County Sligo at “The Sligo City Hotel”
Dinner at, “The Hargadon Bros.” in Sligo
Entrance to Belleek Pottery Factory
A day trip to Donegal Town
A stop at Yeat's Grave
2 Nights at the Gateway Hotel, Swinford Co. Mayo
Shopping at the 'Foxford Woolen Mills'.
Admission to ‘The Museum of Country Life'
A driven tour of Achill Island.
Dinner at The Achill Cliff House on Achill Island.
1 Night at ‘The Bunratty Castle Hotel’
Visits to Durty Nelly's Pub
Free time to explore the town of Westport.
A stop at 'Matt Molloy's Pub'.
A visit to Cong, where they filmed 'The Quiet Man'.
Free time to roam about in Galway
Admission to 'The Cliffs of Moher'.
Admission to Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
Transportation from your Bunratty hotel to Shannon Airport.
If you are one of the Sinners on our tour,
We will treat you like a Saint!
You don't have to be a Saint to come on this tour!
(Nor do you don't have to be a Sinner)
Day 4: Tuesday, June 26th – after breakfast we will check out of our hotel and attend a local service at Saint Patrick’s Church. We’ll board our coach and cross the border into Northern Ireland. Our first stop will be at Titanic Belfast. We’ll spend time at Titanic Belfast. This great interactive museum is the most visited location in Europe. It was named Europe's Leading Visitor Attraction at the prestigious World Travel Awards. More recently in 2017 it was named The World’s Best Tourist sight! Titanic Belfast is a self-guided experience through nine state of the art, interactive galleries detailing the entire Titanic story in chronological order. After seeing how the wealthy of the last century traveled, we will go to downtown Belfast and have a drink in luxury. You will experience the feel of an 1820 pub at “The Crown Liquor Saloon”. This pub famed for its décor features Carved-mahogany booths, etched-glass, plus 1800 gas lamps. It’s owned by the National Trust. We will leave Belfast and Travel northwest to The Giant's Causeway. At the Causeway we learn to believe in Finn McCool and the Scottish Giant Benandonner. When we leave the Causeway we'll stop in Derry and God willing and time permitting we will take a walking tour of the historic Wall of Derry. Many of our travelers say the walking tour of The Wall of Derry was the highlight of their time in Northern Ireland! It’s historic, heartwarming, interesting and humorous. We’ll cross back across the border into the Republic of Ireland and drive South to Sligo. We will spend the night and dine at The Sligo City Hotel.
The Pyramid in Neale Co. Mayo
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Day 9: Sunday, July 1st - We will pack and be ready to check out of the 'Bunratty Castle Hotel' after breakfast. This morning we will take a short drive to Church then we'll go to Shannon Airport to catch our flight to the home of the free and the land of the brave. We will take with us a hundred thousand memories that will last a lifetime.
Durty Nelly's Next to Bunratty Castle
Day 7: Friday, June 29th -We have a full Irish Breakfast and have Father Murphy say mass at Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Swinford. We are going to the award winning town of Westport. We will stop in the picturequest town of Westport to explore! You will enjoy the many quaint shops and pubs. There are specialty shops on every street and down every alley! The pubs are meeting places that have inspired poets and musicians for centuries. A visit to Matt Molloy's Bar is a must! Matt Molloy won several 'Grammy's' playing the flute with the 'The Chieftains'. We’ll travel to Croagh Patrick and view the path that thousands take on hands and knees to the top of the mountain each year. We’ll have a photo shoot at the statue of St. Patrick and at “The Great Famine National Monument” at the foot of Croagh Patrick. After being inspired , we'll leave for Achill Island. We will enjoy a driven tour of Achill Island. We'll stop on Atlantic Drive for a photo opp. Then drive to Keel where we will enjoy Dinner at the Achill Cliff House.
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Day 3: Monday, June 25 – after a well needed sleep-in and a full breakfast! Our saints will meet for morning mass. We’ll board our coach and we are off to Newgrange. Newgrange is a Neolithic passageway tomb built 3,000 years before the pyramids. After a stop at the Hill of Tara we have a short ride to our hotel. We’ll return to Dundalk for dinner at "Fitzpatrick's Irish Restaurant"
Day 2: Sunday, June 24th – This morning after sleeping on the plane we will land at Dublin Airport in Ireland. We will meet our driver and board our luxury coach. We’ll have tickets to visit the Malahide Castle and Gardens. We’ll spend time window shopping and pub stopping in the quaint town of Malahide. We who are saintly (and those who wish to become saints) will attend Sunday Mass at Saint Sylvester’s Churchin Malahide. With Anne’s (Your Tour Guide) direction you will discover unique pubs that serve lunch in Malahide. Later we’re off to our first hotel The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dundalk. We will rest and get over our jet lag and end the day with dinner at our hotel.