Final Information Twil Travel- Activities Only

Black/Griffith & Shannon/Leblond

Tuesday 25th June – Saturday 29th June 2024

Number of Travellers: 10
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Tuesday 25th June - No activity

Drive to Sheen Falls, stopping for lunch in Kinsale.

Agent will arrange an activity through the hotel for this afternoon.

Day 2 - Wednesday 26th June - Cycling Tour Killarney National Park

Embark on an enchanting ride through the lush landscapes of Killarney National Park. As you pedal through the oldest and most awe-inspiring national park in Ireland, every turn reveals a new facet of Killarney’s charm. Here, the paths weave through a realm where tranquility reigns supreme, and the natural world flourishes in its full glory. Cycle along routes that offer uninterrupted views of emerald forests, tranquil lakes, and the untamed wilderness that defines Ireland’s rugged beauty.

For this activity you will drive yourself to Killarney National Park and meet your local guide at a pre designated point where you will mount bikes and enjoy your half day cycling tour returning to your cars at the end. This activity is provided by a local company in Killarney.  

Day 2 - Cycling Tour Killarney Read More +

Activity: Cycling Tour Killarney
Compnay Name: Wild'N'Happy
Start Location: Killarney Rent A Bike, Muckross Ross View, Muckross Rd, Killarney V93 RR82 | Start Time: 09:30
Booking Reference: 8680488
Phone: +353 (0)86 389 0171 | Website: https://wildnhappytravel.com/

Please make your way to Killarney Rent A Bike, Muckross Ross View, Muckross Rd, Killarney V93 RR82 before 09:30 to allow the group time to get fitted with bikes.
All equipment will be supplied, please wear weather appropriate clothing.

Ticket with QR code attached below

Day 3 - Thursday 27th June - Sheepdog Demo and Chocolate Experience

Leaving Kerry, take the car ferry across the mouth of the river Shannon, watching out for playful marine life as you cross. The lesser-known Burren National Park and the jewel in the crown of West Ireland is our destination this afternoon. The otherworldly exposed limestone landscape contains a fascinating mix of wildflowers, wildlife, geology and ancient tombs. Meet a local farmer and enjoy a masterclass in sheep dog working with an exhilarating demonstration of his absolutely adorable and keenly intelligent dogs.
Before leaving, be sure to visit the local Chocolate Factory for a quick tour and hot chocolate experience.

For this activity, you will make your own way to the farm where you will be meet and greet the farmer, enjoy the sheepdog trail before leaving and making your way to a local chocolate factory for a pre booked hot chocolate experience. 

Day 3 - Private Chocolate Tour with Hot Chocolate Experience Read More +

Activity: Private Chocolate Tour with Hot Chocolate Experience
Company Name : Hazel Mountain Chocolate Factory & Cafe
Start Location: Oughtmama, Bellharbour, County Clare, H91VCF1 | Start Time: 12:30 | Approx Duration: 1 hrs

Booking Reference: TwilTravel_Black/Shannon
Phone: +353 (0)65 707 8847 | Website: https://www.hazelmountainchocolate.com/

Private Chocolate Tour with Hot Chocolate Experience – 2 families – 4 Adults & 6 Children

Day 3 - Sheepdog Experience Read More +

Activity: Sheepdog Experience
Company Name : Caherconnel Sheepdog Demo
Start Location: Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations, Caherconnell, Carran, Co. Clare, V95 YK31 - Park in private car park BEHIND the visitors centre. | Start Time: 15:00 | Approx Duration: 1 hrs

Booking Reference: Black/ Shannon
Phone: +353 (0)65 708 9999 | Website: https://caherconnell.com/sheepdog-demonstrations/

Private Sheep Dog Demo – 2 families of 5 – 4 adults & 6 children

Day 4 - Friday 28th June - Connemara National Park

Spend the day exploring Connemara national Park unguided.

We suggest a morning hike as you take the captivating 7km trail through Connemara National Park. Climb a narrow pathway to the top of Diamond Hill, Connemara’s most iconic hilltop. From the summit, enjoy stunning views from the mountains to the Atlantic. To one side, the silhouette of Connemara’s hills and mountains beckon, rugged and wild. On the other side, the sea glistens in the distance. Look just below, and you can make out the turrets and towers of Kylemore Abbey, a gothic-style manor set amongst the slopes.

Today is unguided 

Day 4 - Optional Hike in Diamond Hill Read More +

Parking is readily available. There is a small visitors centre with hike information at the car park that we recommend visiting and picking up maps, asking questions etc.
There are three routes available, green blue and red depending on length and difficulty.

We recommend you bring snacks and drinks and wet weather clothing if needed.

Day 5 - Saturday 29th June - The Aran Islands

Spend the day on the remote Aran Islands with a local guide Gabriel, a native goat farmer come tour guide who calls these islands home.
Taking a ferry from Galway Harbour, Gabriel will meet you at the island harbour and together you will explore the islands.
Visit to Dun Aonghasa an Iron Age Fort on the edge of a cliff offering a glimse into an ancient and mystical world & The Seven Churches, two historical sites of importance before stopping for lunch.
Visit to the seal colony before Gabriel takes you to his own goat farm for a cheese tasting and a demonstration of our cheese-making process. Have some fun interacting with the flock of goats before you pop over to visit to the eastern side of the island to St. Enda’s sunken church and the old Cromwellian Castle. Stop at the monument dedicated to local fishermen who lost their lives at sea before returning to harbour for your ferry to mainland with an extended Cliffs Tour where you sail under The Cliffs of Moher.

You will need to drive from Ballynahinch Hotel to Galway Port for your ferry to and from the islands. 

Day 5 - Ferry Details Read More +

Operator: Aran Island Ferries
Booking Reference: 2515379
Contact Number: +353 (0)91 568903

Outward Journey Departure Port: Galway City Docks | Outward Journey Departure Time: 09:30
Outward Journey Arrival Port: Aran Islands | Outward Journey Arrival Time: 11:00

Return Journey Departure Port: Aran Islands | Return Journey Departure Time: 15:30
Return Journey Arrival Port: Galway City Docks | Return Journey Arrival Time: 17:45

*Duration times are approximate

Parking is available at Galway City Docks. The car park is located opposite the entrance to the Galway Harbour Hotel car park (please see map at the bottom of the page, https://www.aranislandferries.com/frequently-asked-questions

Spaces numbered 22-51 have been allocated exclusively to ferry passengers, cars parked outside these allocated spaces may be clamped. Parking must to be booked in advance with the Port of Galway.
Please click on the following link to reserve parking.
https://theportofgalway.clr.events/event/135623:ferry-parking-2024.

Your passenger registration form has been completed for you.

Please see attached ticket below

Day 5 - Aran Guided Day Read More +

Activity: Aran Guided Day
Guide name: Gabriel Faherty
Start Location: Aran Ferry Port | Start Time: 11:00
Booking Reference: Twill Travel Shannon/ Black
Phone: +353 (0)87 222 6776

Full day Activity for 10 people – 2 families of 5 – Children between 10 & 14 – arriving on Aran Island Ferry & departing in afternoon

Gabriel will be ready meet you when you land on the islands.

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More

Day activities only as follows
– Half Day Cycling Tour Killarney National Park
– Burren Sheepdog Demo
– Chocolate Factory tour and Hot Chocolate experience
– Guided day in the Aran Islands with Gabriel
– Returning Ferry from Aran Islands including Cliffs of Moher sail

Important Contact Numbers Read More
Wilderness Ireland Office | 9:00am – 5:30pm

EU: +353 (0)91 457 898
US: 844 235 6240


Out of Office Hours | 5:30pm – 9:00am

+353 (0)86 873 7223


Emergency Services

999

Optional Upgrades Read More

Please note, optional upgrades
– Flights and Helicopter transfers to Aran Islands

Important Additional Information Read More