Quaid Irish Adventure Final Information

Philip & Pam Quaid

Thursday 25th April – Thursday 16th May 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 22 Days / 21 Nights

Overview

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, 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.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day by Day

Day 1 - Thursday 25th April - Arrive in Ireland & Drive to Westport

Arriving in Ireland today, pick up your rental car and head to Westport. Nestled against the picturesque backdrop of Clew Bay and embraced by the rolling hills of County Mayo, Westport stands as a charming gem along the Wild Atlantic Way. This vibrant town seamlessly blends tradition with modernity, boasting colourful Georgian architecture lining its quaint streets. Westport’s heart beats with a lively atmosphere fuelled by its traditional pubs, artisanal shops, and a bustling market square. Surrounded by lush landscapes, including the iconic Croagh Patrick looming in the distance, this will be your home for the next three nights. Settle in before grabbing some dinner, adventure starts tomorrow!

Overnight: Westport | The Wyatt
Room Type: Classic
Meals Included: None

Day 1 - Car Rental Pick Up Details Read More +

Car Rental Company: Enterprise
Booking Reference: 1561193104
Pick Up Location: Dublin City Centre St Stephens Green Shopping Ctr Ground Floor Dublin, Ireland D02K519 | Pick Up Time: 9:30 am
Phone: (01) 844 5848

Day 1 - Suggested Stops Read More +

Strokestown Park House & Gardens This immersive, new National Famine Museum brings compelling stories from the Great Irish Famine powerfully to life. There is also a 6 acre walled garden onsite. Enjoy a lunch & coffee stop here at their delicious cafe.

 

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We recommend dinner at your accommodation tonight.

Day 2 - Friday 26th April - Achill Island

This morning, an expert local guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and together you will leave the world behind as you head off to Achill Island for a day of exploration. Achill is the largest island in the country and encompasses dramatic land and seascapes which have provided inspiration for artists and writers for many years. Your walk today takes its name from the legendary Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley, who had a castle nearby. Hike to the soothing melody of crashing waves before grabbing lunch at a local, cosy pub.

Overnight: Westport | The Wyatt
Room Type: Classic
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Walk Details: 4 km / 2 miles

Day 2 - Guide Details - Duncan Warner Read More +

Name: Duncan Warner
Contact Number: +353 (0)87 191 4911
Meeting Place: Nevin's Newfield | Meeting Time: 10:00 am

Please wear appropriate hiking shoes and waterproof clothing if required. You will stop for lunch with your guide (included).

 

Driving route: https://maps.app.goo.gl/cwDecc8t569mAxXs8

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We recommend Sage Restaurant.

Day 3 - Saturday 27th April - Explore Westport

Westport is yours to explore today and we will provide plenty of recommendations. After a stroll around the town, take the opportunity to visit Downpatrick Head and enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Visit a 15th century church, dramatic blow holes and stand atop wild cliffs in this forlorn but breathtaking region. This evening enjoy dinner in the hub of Westport town.

Overnight: Westport | The Wyatt Hotel
Room Type: Classic
Meals Included: Breakfast

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Downpatrick Head Visit the magnificent heritage site of Downpatrick Head and experience unrivalled views of the Staggs of Broadhaven islands and the Dún Briste sea stack. Driving route: https://maps.app.goo.gl/BfRuhAyQoqc1Jg9t8

Westport House Considered a national treasure, discover over 300-years of history at Westport House in ‘Ireland’s Most Beautiful Home.’ Its legendary beginnings date back to Pirate Queen of Connacht Grace O’Malley, whose castle forms the foundations of Westport House.

The Great Western Greenway Ireland’s first greenway is a walking and cycling trail in County Mayo on the Wild Atlantic Way. Running 49km around the Eastern and Northern stretches of Clew Bay in Co Mayo.

Croagh Patrick This soaring cone-shaped peak rises above Clew Bay in Co Mayo and been welcoming people for well over 3,000 years, since our Neolithic ancestors first recognised its potency as a sacred site. No need to summit – there’s a lovely cafe and restaurant at the bottom where you can enjoy some lunch.

Day 3 - Lunch Details Read More +

We recommend Campbell’s if you are stopping by Croagh Patrick. The Creel Deli in Westport is a great pitstop if you want to get a take away lunch. Alternatively, try Servd.

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We recommend An Port Mor or The Shebeen.

Day 4 - Sunday 28th April - Killary Fjord & Connemara National Park

Leaving Westport behind, feast your eyes upon the breathtaking shores of one of Ireland’s only three fjords before heading to the expanses of Connemara. Once described as “a savage beauty” by author Oscar Wilde, explore the wild, windswept region. Stops include a sheep farm and a neo-gothic abbey before hiking in Connemara National Park.

Overnight: Clifden Connemara | Foyles Hotel
Room Type: Classic
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Directions Read More +

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This route contains Killary Sheep Farm & Kylemore Abbey, remove as necessary.

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Killary Sheep Farm A traditional working mountain farm with approx. 200 ewes and lambs roaming freely in the mountain with spectacular scenery overlooking Killary Fjord, on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Kylemore Abbey Nestled in the heart of Connemara, Kylemore Abbey is a haven of history, beauty and serenity.

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We recommend Misunderstood Heron, located on the shores of the majestic Killary Fjord. Alternatively, try the Purple Door Cafe in Leenane.

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We recommend Mitchell’s Seafood in Clifden.

Day 5 - Monday 29th April - Exploring Inishbofin with an Archaeologist

Explore the ancient mysteries of Connemara with a local archeologist who will bring the landscape, traditions and mythology of the region alive. Our route takes us to a hauntingly beautiful island where you’ll hear tales of pirates and invasions. Be sure to taste some of the spectacular local seafood in an idyllic island pub. This evening we recommend catching a live music session in one of the local pubs.

Overnight: Clifden Connemara | Foyles Hotel
Room Type: Classic
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Guide Details - Michael Gibbons Read More +

Name: Michael Gibbons
Contact Number: +353 (0)95 21379
Meeting Place: Cleggan Pier in the Car Park | Meeting Time: 10:45 am

Please wear appropriate footwear and waterproof clothing if necessary. Your ferry departs at 11am so please be on time. Michael will have your tickets. You will stop for lunch on the island, this is not included.

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We recommend dining at your accommodation tonight. Try Lowry’s Pub or Guy’s Bar for some live music.

Day 6 - Tuesday 30th April - Galway City

Galway is the capital of Ireland’s west. Known as the ‘town of the tribes’ the small centre of cobblestone streets and colourful store fronts is vibrant, fun and cosmopolitan. What better way to spend an afternoon here than a delectable food tour? Stop off in the city and tantalise your taste buds with a delightful journey through Galway’s culinary scene. From artisanal cheeses, craft beers, to handcrafted chocolate, this will be a true feast for the senses. Afterwards, make your way to County Clare and 18th century manor house and home for the next three nights.

Overnight: The Burren | Gregans Castle
Room Type: Classic
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Directions Read More +

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Note: You will stop off in Galway City half way. There is pay as you go parking located in Eyre Square shopping centre.

Day 6 - Guide Details - Sheena / Trish Read More +

Name: Sheena / Trish
Contact Number: +353 (0)86 733 2885
Meeting Place: In front of McCammbridges 38, Shop Street. | Meeting Time: 12:00 pm

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We recommend dining at your accommodation tonight.

Day 7 - Wednesday 1st May - Aran Islands & The Cliffs of Moher

It’s hard to resist the allure of one of the many islands that dot the Irish coastline and today you and a local guide will take to the water and ferry to The Aran Islands. The history of these islands goes back millennia and today Gaelic is still the daily spoken language of the inhabitants. Experience breathtaking scenery, mediaeval castles, cliffs and prehistoric forts on Inis Mór, the largest of the three islands. On return, sail under the iconic Cliffs of Moher as they rise 700 feet from the crashing Atlantic Ocean.

Overnight: The Burren | Gregans Castle
Room Type: Classic
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Guide Details - Ruairi Leddy Read More +

Name: Ruairi Leddy
Contact Number: 353 (0)86 774 1623
Meeting Place: Doolin Pier | Meeting Time: 10:00 am

Please wear appropriate footwear and waterproof clothing if necessary. It’s recommended to give additional time to your car journey as you’ll be driving along small, country roads. You will stop for lunch on Inis Mor, this is not included.

Day 7 - Dinner Details Read More +

Back on the mainland, we recommend heading for dinner at the Doolin Inn or Homestead Cottage.

Day 8 - Thursday 2nd May - The Burren National Park

The Burren’s rocky alien landscape is said to be the inspiration for Middle Earth in JRR Tolkien’s world-famous Lord of the Rings trilogy – and on your guided hike through this other-worldly region, it’s easy to see why! Home to a plethora of unique wildflowers, you will learn about the human history of the area dating back thousands of years.

Overnight: The Burren | Gregans Castle
Room Type: Classic
Meals Included: Breakfast
Walk Details: 5 km / 3 miles

Day 8 - Guide Details - Tony Kirby Read More +

Name: Tony Kirby
Contact Number: +353 (0)87 292 5487
Meeting Place: UCG Research Station, Crughwill, Carran | Meeting Time: 10:30 am

Please wear hiking footwear. You will stop for lunch mid way, this in not included.

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We recommend The Roadside Tavern or Monks in Ballyvaughan.

Day 9 - Friday 3rd May - Clare to Dingle

Leaving County Clare behind, keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine wildlife as you cross the mouth of the mighty River Shannon. As you make your way south through North Kerry, we’ll recommend a great beach walk along one of Kerry’s best-kept secret coastlines, as well as a few other great stops to make a leisurely day of it. Alternatively, you may prefer to head straight to Dingle where you could enjoy a short walk along the marina before dinner.

Overnight: Dingle | Pax House
Room Type: Sea View
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 9 - Directions Read More +

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This route contains suggested stops, remove as necessary.

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Bunratty Castle Visit the acclaimed 15th century castle, originally a viking trading camp.

Adare Village Voted “Ireland’s Prettiest Village” this is a great half way point to stop, stretch the legs and grab a bite to eat. Enjoy the quirky storefronts and thatched roof cottages. We recommend Oak & Apple for lunch.

Ballybunion Beach Known for its beach, seaside cliff walks and wildlife, enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Day 10 - Saturday 4th May - Dingle & The Blasket Islands

The best way to discover the best of the Dingle Peninsula? By boat, of course! Spend the day with a charismatic wildlife expert boating around Slea Head and the Blasket Islands, an abandoned archipelago famous for rich literary heritage and unique cultural insight about life in Ireland’s westernmost fringes. Spot seabirds and marine wildlife such as whales, seals and porpoises and dolphins.

Overnight: Dingle | Pax House
Room Type: Sea View
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 10 - Guide Details - Jimmy & Bridget Read More +

Name: Jimmy & Bridget
Contact Number: +353 (0)86 193 7304
Meeting Place: Dingle Sea Safari, Unit 1, The Pier, Dingle - Eircode: V92W52C | Meeting Time: 9:45 am

Please wear layers and waterproof clothing. The office is located on the pier, just a short walk from your accommodation. The tour is approx. 3 hours.

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Slea Head Drive One of the most scenic road trips in Ireland, this is a circular route beginning and ending in Dingle. There are plenty of viewing points en route. Driving route here.

Inch Beach Located just outside Dingle with dramatic expanses of windswept beach, ocean and mountains at their most beautiful by sunset and dawn. Driving route here.

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We recommend The Boatyard or Land to Sea. For pubs we recommend Dick Mack’s.

Day 11 - Sunday 5th May - Exploring Dingle

Today, Dingle is yours to explore. Explore the scenic Slea Head Drive, where craggy cliffs and emerald-green landscapes provide a breathtaking backdrop for shared adventures. Indulge in the town’s renowned seafood at a cozy restaurant, savouring the freshest catch from the Dingle Peninsula. The town’s lively pubs offer the perfect setting for an evening filled with traditional Irish music, creating an atmosphere where the warmth of the locals blends seamlessly with the melodies

Overnight: Dingle | Pax House
Room Type: Sea View
Meals Included: Breakfast

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The Conor Pass Ireland’s highest mountain pass (elevation of 456m). It is an area of immense natural beauty. Lakes, waterfalls, rivers and valleys that have been etched out by enormous glaciers during the ice age typify the area. Driving Route here.

The Blasket Island Heritage Centre A fascinating heritage and cultural centre/ museum, honouring the unique community who lived on the remote Blasket Islands until their evacuation in 1953.

Dingle Falconry Located in a beautiful setting overlooking Dingle Bay, you will get to enjoy an intimate and educational encounter with their majestic birds of prey.

West Kerry Brewery Guided tours will take you through all aspects of production and better still…you will get the opportunity to sample some fantastic produce in the location where they are made!

Irish Adventures Dingle Harbour provides an idyllic sheltered setting for an unforgettable sea kayaking experience.

Beehive Huts Its the simple things in life that create the best memories. Hold a baby lamb is no exception. If you are lucky, you will arrive at feeding time and can even help out bottle-feeding one of the cute lambs. A fun stop off as make your way around the Slea Head Drive.

 

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We recommend Pig & Leaf or Lord Bakers.

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Day 12 - Monday 6th May - Exploring Killarney National Park

After a leisurely breakfast, leave Dingle behind and head over to Killarney National Park – the jewel in the county’s crown. Today the park encompasses 26,000 acres of mountains, woodlands, lakes, waterfalls and history. Enjoy Kerry’s most breathtaking scenery on your doorstep. A local guide will meet you here and together you will visit the mediaeval tower house at Ross Castle, visit Torc Waterfall and take a short walk around the woodlands. A day spent in Killarney National Park will always be memorable.

Overnight: Killarney | Killarney Plaza
Room Type: Classic
Meals Included: Breakfast
Walk Details: 5 km / 3 miles

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Day 12 - Guide Details - Brendan O'Connor Read More +

Name: Brendan O'Connor
Contact Number: 0868421885
Meeting Place: Killarney National Park Car Park | Meeting Time: 11:00 am

Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Bring a packed lunch for your walk.

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We recommend Celtic Whiskey Bar or Treyvaud’s.

Day 13 - Tuesday 7th May - Seaweed Foarging

As you make your way into the southern part of the Ring of Kerry, the landscape becomes wilder and more rugged. At a secluded bay, meet a true Irish gent, local foraging expert and storyteller who will take you on a wander along the shoreline learning about life on Ireland’s West Coast. Have a toast and enjoy some seaweed nibbles including the flavoursome Duilleasc and Nori, the famous sushi roll wrapping. Afterwards, stop in the quaint little town of Kenmare before heading back to Killarney.

Overnight: Killarney | Killarney Plaza
Room Type: Classic
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 13 - Guide Details - John Fitzgerald Read More +

Name: John Fitzgerald
Contact Number: +353 (0)86 106 2110
Meeting Place: Derrynane Harbour | Meeting Time: 10:30 am

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Derrynane House The ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell, lawyer, politician and statesman, and one of the great figures in modern Irish history.

Ring of Kerry Today you’ll be driving the Ring of Kerry and we recommend taking the scenic route back to Killarney.

 

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We recommend The Blind Piper in Derrynane or The Smugglers Inn in Waterville.

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Back in Killarney, choose to eat at your hotel or we’d recommend Bricin.

Day 14 - Wednesday 8th May - Killarney to Kinsale

A foodie haven and the end of the Wild Atlantic Way, Kinsale is a bolthole for Ireland’s most culinary-minded and its pretty harbour with mystical sea views is an idyllic place for an adventure. Follow a jaw-dropping coastal route through southwest Ireland as you learn of pirate invasions, famine and conflict. A visit to 17th century star-shaped Charles Fort or a sunset stroll along a waterside walkway is a perfect end to your day’s touring.

Overnight: Kinsale | Perryville House
Room Type: Superior
Meals Included: Breakfast

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Charles Fort A massive star-shaped structure of the late seventeenth century, well preserved despite its history. We recommend walking here and back.

Kinsale Mead Co. Discover the world’s oldest alcohol made in Ireland’s first meadery in 200 years.

 

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We recommend Post House or Seeds Bakery.

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Day 15 - Thursday 9th May - Cork City

Today, it’s time to explore the city of Cork. Cork is Ireland’s second largest city, has a vibrant centre and is worth wandering around. First, stop off at the oldest market in Europe, trading since 1788. The English Market in Cork City has survived famine, flood, war, fires, and multiple recessions to remain a strong part of Cork’s fabric. Make your way back to Kinsale after a day of exploration.

Overnight: Kinsale | Perryville House Hotel
Room Type: Superior
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 15 - Directions Read More +

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Pay as you go parking is available in Q Park Grand Parade.

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The English Market Renowned as a food market, it is an important part of food culture in Cork, with an emphasis on fresh, local produce with traditional Cork foods as well as an array of international delights. Grab some lunch here!

Cork City Gaol Step back in time to see what 19th and early 20th-century life was like inside prison walls.

Blackrock Castle & Observatory A 16th century castle home to a science centre and observatory.

Shandon Bells & Tower Climb 132 steps to see spectacular 360 degree views of the city at 36.65m/120ft. One of the oldest churches in the city, built in 1722.

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Back in Kinsale we recommend Supper Club or The White Lady.

Day 16 - Friday 10th May - Walking Tour of Cobh

The nearby town of Cobh is cemented in history as the last port in which the ill fated Titanic docked before embarking on its maiden journey to America. Formally called Queenstown, Cobh today has many attractions and not just for Titanic enthusiasts. Small colourful houses line the streets that cup a picturesque harbour while the impressive Cobh Cathedral dominates the skyline overlooking the town. Meeting a guide you will explore Cobh’s history with the Titanic away from the harbour and learn the stories of those from the area whose lives were forever changed. This evening, make your way to the medieval city of Kilkenny.

Overnight: Kilkenny | Kilkenny House Hotel
Room Type: Classic
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 16 - Guide Details - Michael Martin Read More +

Name: Michael Martin
Contact Number: 0872767218
Meeting Place: Watersedge Hotel in Cobh | Meeting Time: 10:30 am

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We recommend Seasalt Deli in Cobh

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The Rock of Cashel 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.

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We recommend Statham’s or La Rivista.

Day 17 - Saturday 11th May - Kilkenny Castle

This morning, take a guided tour of the iconic Kilkenny Castle, a fortress dating back to the 12th century. Immerse yourself in its rich history as you wander through the beautifully preserved rooms and explore the magnificent gardens. Few buildings in Ireland can boast a longer history of continuous occupation than Kilkenny Castle. Founded soon after the Norman conquest of Ireland, the Castle has been rebuilt, extended and adapted to suit changing circumstances and uses over a period of 800 years. Afterward, take some time to wander around Kilkenny’s picturesque streets, lined with colourful buildings, quaint shops, and inviting cafes. Later on, visit Sullivan’s Taproom for a bite to eat and tasting.

Overnight: Kilkenny | Kilkenny House Hotel
Room Type: Classic
Meals Included: Breakfast

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We recommend The Fig Tree Restaurant.

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Day 17 - Guide Details - Kilkenny Castle Read More +

Name: Kilkenny Castle
| Meeting Time: 11:00 am

Tickets will be forwarded to you 7 days in advance.

 

Day 18 - Sunday 12th May - Historical Walking Tour

Today you will meet a local historian for a guided tour of Kilkenny city. Admire the Medieval architecture and stories of those who built it, visit all the major Medieval sites, such as Rothe House, the Black Abbey, St. Canice’s Cathedral, St. Francis’ Abbey, the market area and St. Mary’s Church. Learn all about the fascinating stories of the people who lived during these times.

Overnight: Kilkenny | Kilkenny House Hotel
Room Type: Classic
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 18 - Guide Details - Amanda Read More +

Name: Amanda
Contact Number: +353 (0)87 277 6107
Meeting Place: The Parade on Rose Inn Street | Meeting Time: 11:00 am

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We recommend Cafe La Coco or Fragola Cafe.

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We recommend Rive Gauche or Aroi.

Day 19 - Monday 13th May - Drive to Wicklow

Leaving Kilkenny behind, check into your 4* eco lodge, located in a secluded County Wicklow Valley. We recommend a walk around the gardens before checking out the spa facilities onsite. This evening, enjoy a meal at The Strawberry Tree, Ireland’s first certified organic restaurant. You also have the option of participating in a Wild Foods Masterclass with the restaurant’s chefs. Learn about the seasonality of the region’s natural wild foods, participate in traditional cooking and preserving techniques, and venture afield to forage along the Irish hedgerows, fields, and woods around Macreddin village to create your very own wild foods dish.

Overnight: Wicklow | Brooklodge
Room Type: Classic
Meals Included: Breakfast

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The Spa at Brooklodge We recommend booking treatments in advance.

Beyond The Trees Avondale The first of its kind in Ireland, the fully accessible Treetop Walk and Viewing Tower takes everyone to the very heart of the forest at Avondale, and beyond. Driving route here.

The Macreddin Trail The Macreddin Trail provides the perfect opportunity to take a leisurely stroll and admire the magnificent surrounding views.

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We recommend having lunch and dinner onsite.

Day 20 - Tuesday 14th May - Glendalough Monastery

Today you will explore the magical Wicklow Mountains National Park. Early medieval Ireland was Europe’s centre of culture, with scholars travelling from all over to study at the country’s great monastic centres. Glendalough was one of the biggest and most famous of all. You will visit the monastic site where you will meet with a local folklorist who will fill you in on the history and mythology of this ancient valley.

Overnight: Wicklow | Brooklodge
Room Type: Classic
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 20 - Guide Details - Mary Byrne Read More +

Name: Mary Byrne
Contact Number: 0871931992
Meeting Place: Glendalough Visitor Centre | Meeting Time: 10:30 am

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We recommend driving to the neraby village of Roundwood for lunch in Roundwood Stores.

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Powerscourt Estate & Gardens Named 3rd Best Garden in the world by National Geographic, lose yourself in 47 acres of carefully curated and maintained gardens. Driving route from Glendalough here.

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We recommend The Wicklow Heather in nearby Laragh for dinner.

Day 21 - Wednesday 15th May - Drive to Dublin & Kayaking Experience

After breakfast, make your way to Dublin. We recommend stopping in Bray en route to stretch the legs and breathe in that fresh sea air. Later today, enjoy your afternoon of kayaking on the Liffey through Dublin City – with a twist! Some of the best musicians and artists in town will play for you UNDER the most iconic bridges of Dublin!

Overnight: Dublin | Drury Court Hotel
Room Type: Classic
Meals Included: Breakfast

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We recommend stopping in Bray, a lovely seaside town in north Wicklow. Try  Cafe Letterario  or Red Bird Cafe or lunch.

Day 21 - Guide Details - Tommy Read More +

Name: Tommy
Contact Number: +353 (0)85 866 7787
Meeting Place: Custom House Quay | Meeting Time: 4:30 pm

Please wait outside the blue gate on arrival and our instructor will bring you in at the allocated time. Extra clothing layers are always a good idea to have available, you may also bring a towel for use following the tour, if desired.

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Day 22 - Thursday 16th May - Depart

This morning, check out of your hotel and make your way to Dublin airport. We hope your time in Ireland has been memorable.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Car Rental Company: Enterprise
Booking Reference: 1561193104
Drop Off Location: Dublin Airport Car Hire Desk Dublin Airport Terminal 2 Arrivals Dublin, Ireland K67W6K5 Airport | Drop Off Time: 9:00 am
Phone: (01) 844 5848

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 22
  • Breakfast each morning, 1 lunch
  • Car Rental from Day 1 to Day 22
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically;
  • Guided Tour of Achill Island
  • Guided Tour of Inishbofin with an Archaeologist
  • Ferry Tickets
  • Food Tour of Galway City
  • Guided Tour of Inis Mor (Aran Island)
  • Guided Walk of The Burren with Local Expert
  • Dingle Sea Safari
  • Private Seaweed Foraging Experience
  • Private Walking Tour of Cobh
  • Entry to Kilkenny Castle
  • Historical Walking Tour of Kilkenny
  • Guided Tour of Glendalough Monastery
  • River Liffey Kayaking
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24 hour in-country support from the Wilderness Team
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  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities
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