Moran Family's Irish Adventure

Saturday 17th August – Thursday 22nd August 2024

Number of Travellers: 6
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights


Picturesque coastal towns and villages, green pastoral fields, soaring cliffs, wild barren landscapes, the crash of the ocean, the laugh of a local. Ireland is romantic, and authentic, a home away from home where both old and modern seem to cohabit seamlessly on a small island in the middle of the sea. Packed with history and tradition your days are spent exploring Ireland’s famous and off-the-beaten-track sites of natural, cultural, and ancient interest. A world-renowned food scene means your evenings are spent dining in style and with the promise of a pub just around the corner, music and laughter are never far away. Your trip to Ireland will surprise and delight you but the people of Ireland will stay with you, long after your journey has taken you home.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 17th August - Arrival in Ireland

Arriving in Ireland today, pick up your rental car and head south to the 5 star Georgian Mount Juliet Estate in Kilkenny. The vibrant Kilkenny is a stronghold of Ireland’s national sport, hurling. Ireland’s eastern seaboard was Europe’s centre for scholarly learning in the middle ages, as evidenced by the plethora of ancient monasteries, abbeys and churches in this part of the country. Kilkenny’s centre piece is the 11th century castle – a centre for Norman rule that has survived centuries of invasion and turmoil. You’ll take a guided tour of the castle and have time for a wander around town before checking into your hotel.

Overnight: Kilkenny | Mount Juliet
Room Type: x2 King, x1 Twin
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Sunday 18th August - Mount Juliet with Golf & Spa Treatments

We have booked a tee time for the guys this afternoon. Mount Juliet Estate was home to the World Golf Championship in 2002 and 2004, in short, it is easy to see why the course has captured the hearts of countless golfers around the world: from title-winning professionals to well-travelled amateurs, to complete beginners. There are many spa treatments available for the ladies to indulge in – Mount Juliet use the finest organic ground products and oils to revitalize the body, mind, and spirit. We are happy to book these in advance.

Overnight: Kilkenny | Mount Juliet
Room Type: x2 King , x1 Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Monday 19th August - The Rock of Cashel & Cahir Castle

This morning you’ll dive right into wonder of ancient Ireland as you take a drive to the Rock of Cashel, an immaculately preserved cathedral overlooking the sweeping landscape below. Set on a dramatic outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale, The Rock of Cashel, iconic in its historic significance, possesses the most impressive cluster of medieval buildings in Ireland. Afterwards, you’ll visit Cahir Castle – one of Ireland’s largest and best-preserved castles. It stands proudly on a rocky island on the River Suir. Among the monuments to be found there is a round tower, a high cross, a Romanesque chapel, a Gothic cathedral, an abbey, the Hall of the Vicars Choral and a fifteenth-century Tower House. After a day of touring, head back to Kilkennty just in time for dinner.

Overnight: Kilkenny | Mount Juliet
Room Type: x2 King , x1 Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Tuesday 20th August - Waterford

This morning you will make your way further into the sunny southeast of Ireland. As Ireland’s oldest city, founded by the Vikings in 914 AD, Waterford boasts a rich heritage that is evident in its charming streets, historic landmarks, and vibrant arts scene. This afternoon you will join a local for a private walking tour of the city. As you stroll around the Viking Triangle you will step back in time and walk through a millennium of history. From ancient Ireland to the arrival of Regnall the Viking, the Norman invasion and the marriage of Strongbow and Aoife, and how it changed the course of history for the next 800 years. Continue on and check into your 18th century accommodation, nestled in the serene countryside of County Waterford.

Overnight: Waterford | Faithlegg House
Room Type: x2 classic double, x1 classic twin
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Wednesday 21st August - Faithlegg House with Golf & Waterford Crystal Tour

Today we have booked a tee time for the guys at Faithlegg Golf Course, an 18 hole championship parkland course with fast undulating greens. Laid out on the banks of the River Suir, Faithlegg has been routed over rolling terrain with many fairways flanked by mature trees and water from five lakes coming into play at several holes. For the ladies, we have arranged a private tour at the Waterford Crystal factory, you will meet the master cutters and witness art being created first hand. With crafts men and women here since the 1960’s and 70’s their skills and knowledge creating such exquisite pieces is world renowned. You can enjoy the spa at your hotel later on if you so wish.

Overnight: Waterford | Faithlegg House
Room Type: x2 Classic Double, x1 Classic Twin
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Thursday 22nd August - Depart

This morning it’s time to say goodbye to Waterford as you make your way back to Dublin. We hope you had a great time exploring the south west and we hope you enjoy the FSU game!

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 6
  • Breakfast each morning
  • All guided activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically;
  • Guided Tour of Kilkenny Castle
  • Tee time at Mount Juliet
  • Entry to the Rock of Cashel
  • Entry to Cahir Castle
  • Private Guided Tour of Waterford City
  • Tee time at Faithlegg House
  • Private Tour of Waterford Crystal
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24 hour in-country support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for activity providers
Notes Read More
  • All suggested accommodations and services are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • A 20% deposit is required before any accommodation and services will be confirmed
  • This quote is valid for 14 days from the date quoted, after this time pricing may be subject to revision
Pricing Read More

The total price for this itinerary is €20,610 based on 6 people