Day 13 - Friday, 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 'Our Lady of Hope' church in Baltimore County!
Day 7) We will sample what many people say is Ireland's finest whiskey when we tour the Tullamore DEW distillery in the town of Tullamore. After the whiskey tour you will have a bit of free time to wonder about the quaint streets of Tullamore. Tonight, we will enjoy a culinary treat at the best Italian restaurant in Ireland.
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This Tour Includes;
* Roundtrip Transportation from Baltimore County to Philadelphia Airport (If you select the air option).
* 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.
* Dinner every evening.
* Dinner on Achill Island
* Turlough Park & The Museum of Country LIfe
* Free time in Westport
* A visit to 'The Holy Shrine of Knock'
* A guided Tour of Ballintubber Abbey
* View Ireland's largest pyramid in County Mayo.
* A stop in Cong, the filming location for ’The Quiet Man’.
* Admission and private guided tour of The Clonmacnoise Monastic Site.
* Admission and a private tour of ‘Charleville Castle’ Ireland's Most Haunted Castle.
Day 5 – Wednesday, July 13 . After a Full Irish Breakfast at The Hardiman Hotel, We’ll board our luxury coach and head to East to Athlone. On the way, we will stop in Cong. The village of Cong is the filming location for the movie, "The Quiet Man". The classic movie starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Then a short stop at the nearby, 'Holy Shrine at Knock'.
We will check-in at CastleCourt Hotel in the very 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.
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END of Group B's Tour.
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Day 12 – Wednesday, July 20th. As the day matures so does the Irish whiskey! We find ourselves at the home of Irish Whiskey the Jameson Distillery, we will be offered samples of Jameson Irish whiskey and take a brief Tour. If you are not a fan of "the water of life" you can explore the Pubs and shops in Dublin or join Patrick on a seaside train ride to Bray. Tonight we will enjoy a farewell Dinner at 'The Camden Court hotel'
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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). 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. Dinner tonight will be at "The Church Restaurant".
Day 9 - Sunday, July 17th After a Full Irish breakfast we will check-out of the Hotel. Today we travel East to Dublin. We will check-in at 'The Camden Court Hotel' where we will stay for the next 4 nights. Tonight we'll be treated to dinner and a show at 'Taylors 3 Rocks'. The quality of the show at Taylor's 3 Rocks has been compared to a Broadway production with the finest performers anywhere!
Continuation of Group A's Tour
Day 3 and 4 - Monday, July 11th & Tuesday, July 12th
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. Tonight, dinner will be at a restaurant T.B.D. at 6:00 pm.
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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.
Day 2 - Sunday, July, 10th 2022 We arrive in Shannon. After collecting our luggage and clearing customs, we will board our 1st class coach and go to the nearby town of Bunratty. 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. Except for the 15th-century castle, all buildings were selected to be relocated because they are the best example of available. 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.
Patrick's Custom Tours reserves the right to substitute visits, entertainment, hotels and other features when they cannot be visited for reasons beyond our control.
This Tour Also Includes;
* 1 Night at 'The Camden Court Hotel' Dublin. <4 night with Option A>
* Dinner and The Irish Show at, 'Taylor's 3 Rocks'.
* Admission to 'EPIC' the Irish Emigration Museum. <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
This morning the Option A's group will visit 'The Epic'. 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)
Day 1 – Saturday, July 9th, 2022 A luxury coach will take us from Baltimore County to the Philadelphia Airport. We will fly overnight to Shannon, Ireland.
Day 6th - 7th & 8th Thursday, July 14th through Saturday, July 16th. Each day after a full Irish Breakfast at the CastleCourt Hotel,
Day 6) We will 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 at Nevins Inn.
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Saint Luke's and Our Lady of Hope's
2nd Tour of Ireland!
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Day 8) Today we travel East to Charleville we are scheduled to have a guided tour of the haunted castle. It’s a very short coach ride through the oldest, deepest forests of Charleville Demesne to the Most Haunted Castle in Ireland, Charleville Castle. We have a private, guided tour of the castle and thank goodness the summer days stay light ‘til late because even the guides won't stay after dark! Charleville Castle has a reputation as the “most haunted castle in Europe”. It appeared on Living TV's “Most Haunted “and Fox's, “Scariest Places on Earth”. It also was featured on,” Ghost Hunters International”. The most frequently seen of these ghosts is that of a little girl called Harriet, who died after a fall in a staircase. Whether it was a fall or whether she was thrown is the source of why she still appears. It has also been visited by numerous paranormal investigators and psychics. We will return to Athlone for dinner tonight.