Option 'A' ~ 13 Days 11 Nights
July 9th to July 21st
$3,340. Per Person Sharing for the Land Package.
$3,989. Per Person Sharing includes Airfare.
$626. Single Supplement, Without a roommate.
Continuation of Group A's Tour.
The witnesses clearly saw the Blessed Virgin Mary dressed in white robes, her hands and eyes turned towards heaven in prayer. On her head was a gold crown and where the crown fitted the brow, a single golden rose. On her right, bowed respectfully towards her, was St. Joseph. He appeared older, his beard and hair were grey and, like Our Lady, he was barefoot.
To Our Lady’s left stood John the Evangelist vested as a bishop, wearing a small mitre. He held an open book in his left hand and in its pages the lines and letters could clearly be seen. He appeared to be preaching but no voice was heard. He stood so that his back was neither turned to the Virgin or to the Lamb that stood upon a simple plain altar. Behind the Lamb was a Cross. The witnesses watched and prayed for over 2 hours and though they were wet, they noticed that no rain fell on upon the Apparition or on the gable. When we leave Knock we will stop at Patrick's family pub in Swinford. Patrick will introduce you to his cousin Shamus and buy you a beverage of your choice. Then we are off to dinner in at a Restaurant to be determined!
Option 'B' ~ 10 Days 8 Nights
July 9th to July 18th
$2,550. Per Person Sharing for the Land Package.
$3,199. Per Person Sharing includes Airfare.
$556. Single Supplement, Without a roommate.
Day 10 - Monday, July 18th ~ After a Full Irish Breakfast we say goodbye to our friends that opted for Plan B our driver will take them to the Dublin Airport. You will clear Emigration and US Customs at the Dublin Airport. You will arrive in the States late afternoon the same day taking with you 100,000 fond memories. You will always remember this trip but are truly happy to be returning to the land of the free and the home of the brave. The same bus that picked you up on July 9th will pick you up at the Philadelphia Airport and return you to your pick-up location. Thank You for traveling with us.
Day 1 – Saturday, July 9th, 2022 ~ We will fly overnight Philadelphia to Dublin, Ireland. Or if you booked your own
airfare we will meet you in Dublin.
Day 8 Saturday, July 16th ~after a full Irish breakfast at the CastleCourt
Hotel we will visit 'The Holy Shrine at Knock'. On a wet dark August evening in 1879, the villagers of this place had spent the day doing the usual work of the harvest time of the year – gathering winter fuel and fodder. As evening approached, the heavy mist that had been persistent throughout the day, turned to a downpour. The villagers gathered around the turf fires in their homes, taking comfort and shelter on a terrible night.
This morning the Option A's group will visit 'The Epic Emigration Museum '. The Epic is what many of us will consider the Highlight of our time in Ireland, The 'EPIC', Dublin's Irish Emigration Museum. (See the video below) You will have time to shop and pub hop in Ireland's capital city.
Day 9 - Sunday, July 17th After a Full Irish breakfast we will check-out of the CastleCourt Hotel. Today we travel East to Dublin. We will stop along the way in Athlone and visit the world's oldest pub Sean's Bar. Sean's is a 1000-year-old watering hole with riverside garden, and historical objects. About 5 miles East of Sean's Bar is Chareville Castle the most haunted castle in Europe. We will stop and have a private guided tour of Charleville Castle.
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Day 12 - Wednesday, July 20th, 2022, ~ After a full Irish Breakfast at the Camden Court Hotel, Take advantage of your last full day in Ireland. You can experience Saint Stevens Green as you make your way over to Grafton Street Dublin’s pedestrian walkway. You can join Patrick as he travels through his favorite Pubs and eateries. You can be free to visit and photograph Mollie Malone's Stature known by Dubinlers as 'The Tart with the Cart' or take a selfie or take a selfie with James Joyce aka 'The prick with the stick'. You can search for a one-of-a-kind poster at Trinity College. Tonight we will enjoy a going away dinner and hear from each other what we liked most about the Tour.
Day 11 – Tuesday, July 19th. After a Full Irish breakfast at The Camden Court Hotel, you could choose to visit the Guinness Storehouse at St. James’ Gate. Guinness Storehouse admission is usually not included in our tour but we are making an exception for the A group! No place in the Guinness Storehouse will you read why the Irish called Guinness the Protestant Porter, but your guide will. You are free to walk the streets for a few hours before we group- up to go to dinner. Traffic is crazy in Dublin so plan accordingly. You will be given a list of interesting sites you should see while in Dublin. Dublin is a pedestrian-friendly city, and it is sometimes easier and quicker to walk places. We will gather in the lobby of The Camden Court Hotel and go as a group to dinner. Dinner tonight will be at "The Church Restaurant".
Day 5 – Wednesday, July 13 ~ After a Full Irish Breakfast at The Hardiman Hotel we will check-out board our luxury coach and head to North to County Mayo. We will check-in at CastleCourt Hotel in thevery Irish Town of Westport! We will be staying at The CastleCourt for the next 4 nights. You can unpack and relax! Dinner tonight will be at The CastleCourt Hotel.
This Tour Also Includes;
* Dinner and The Irish Show at, 'Taylor's 3 Rocks'.
* Admission to 'EPIC' the Irish Emigration Museum. <With Option A>
* A Tour of Guinness Storehouse <With Option A>
* Dinner at, ‘The Church Pub’. <With Option A>
* Time to roam and be on your own in Dublin. <With Option A>
* Transportation from your hotel to the Dublin Airport.
* Transportation from Philadelphia Airport to Baltimore County
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END of Group B's Tour.
Patrick's reserves the right to substitute visits, entertainment, hotels and other features when they cannot be visited for reasons beyond our control.
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Day 7 Friday, July 15th ~ After a full Irish Breakfast at the CastleCourt Hotel, We are going to Achill Island! We'll travel Irelands Wild Atlantic Way. You will have some great locations to take photographs on Achill. Dinner this evening will be at Nevins Inn.
This Tour Includes;
* Land transportation to the Philadelphia Airport from Baltimore Co.
* Roundtrip airfare to Ireland, (If you select the air option).
* Land transportation on a Luxury Coach by a professional driver in Ireland.
* A seasoned knowledgeable Guide (Anne). Anne will share her
knowledge of Ireland's recent and ancient history.
* 3 Nights in Galway at The Hardiman Hotel
* Pub hopping and shopping in Galway.
* Time to roam in and be on your own in Galway.
* A full Irish breakfast every morning (except 1st Day).
* Dinner every evening.
* Dinner on Achill Island
* Dinner in Ballina at Dillons Bar and Restaurant.
* Turlough Park & The Museum of Country LIfe
* Free time in Westport
* Admission and guided tour of The Clonmacnoise Monastic Site.
* 4 Nights at 'The Castle Court Hotel' in Westport.
* Admission and a private tour of ‘Charleville Castle’
* 1 Night at 'The Camden Court Hotel' Dublin. <4 nights with Option A>
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Day 13 - Thursday, July 21st, 2022, After a full Irish Breakfast at the Camden Court Hotel, We will check-out board our coach and be taken to the Dublin Airport. We clear Emigration and US Customs at the Dublin Airport. We will arrive in the States late afternoon the same day taking with us a 100,000 fond memories. We will always remember this trip but are truly happy to be returning to the land of the free and the home of the brave. The same bus that brought you to Philly 12 days ago will return, to take you back to Baltimore County!
Day 2 - Sunday, July, 10th 2022 ~ We arrive in Dublin at 8:55 am. After collecting our luggage and clearing customs, we will board our 1st class coach and go to the nearby town of Malahide. After a guided tour of Malahide Castle. After our tour of Malahide we will board our coach and head South West to Bunratty. We get to stretch our legs in Bunratty Folk Park. We will explore the Bunratty Castle and spend a bit of time in the Bunratty Folk Park, a true reconstruction of a typical 18th-century Irish village from Church to the licensed McNamara’s pub (licensed means you can buy alcoholic). The one farmhouse had actually been relocated from Shannon runway and reconstructed in the village. After our time in Bunratty, we head North to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. The highest sea cliffs in Europe. You will view the splendor of nature from your 700-foot high view of the Atlantic. We continue our journey to the medieval city of Galway, “City of The Tribes”. In Galway, we will be free to roam and explore things like the open-air, Galway City Market, Galway City Museum, the King’s Head Pub if you wish your guide "Anne'' will suggest places you can have lunch. We will stay in Galway for three nights at The Hardiman Hotel. Dinner tonight will be at The Hardiman Hotel.
Day 6 Thursday, July 14th ~ After a Full Irish Breakfast at The CastleCourt Hotel we will travel East and visit Clonmacnoise, the historic monastic and Christian settlement of Clonmacnoise (founded about 548 by St Kiernan the first Saint of Ireland!). It has been declared a Unesco World Heritage site. Pope John Paul II thought the site an important, sacred and visited it during his trip to Dublin in 1979. We’ll first enjoy a video that recants the significant events in the settlement during its 1500 year plus history. We’ll then have a short guided tour of the site to include three stone, Celtic crosses (oldest, The Cross of the Scriptures from 900). Then we’re onto the secular establishment whose lengthy history rivals Clonmacnoise. Dinner tonight will be at a restaurant to be determined.
Day 3 - Monday, July 11th ~ After a Full Irish Breakfast at The Hardiman Hotel you are free to explore Galway. Stepping out the front door you will find yourself in the heart of Galway. The “Center City’ location is just part of the reason we chose The Hardiman Hotel. For those of you that wish to see the countryside, there will be optional (no extra charge) a day trip to Connemara. We will visit the Connemara Marble Company and see why Connemara marble was chosen for so many US government buildings and some of America’s great churches.
Day 4 ~ Tuesday, July 12th ~ After a Full Irish Breakfast at The Hardiman Hotel we will visit Kylemore Abbey. Kylemore Abbey is a community of Benedictine nuns, women committed to witnessing to the Gospel of Jesus through the monastic life of prayer, work, and community according to the Rule of St. Benedict at Kylemore Abbey in the heart of Connemara, Co. Galway and within the Archdiocese of Tuam.
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