Included in this package
- 1 Night B&B Hotel 5*,The Sheraton Hotel, Athlone Co Westmeath – 40 minutes transfer Dublin City centre, 20 minutes transfer Dublin Airport
- 2 Nights DBB Hotel 4*, Hotel Westport, Westport Co Mayo
- 2 Nights DBB Hotel 4*, Treacy’s Hotel, Ennis Co Clare
- Admission to: Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College & the Book of Kells, Clonmacnoise, Kylemore Abbey
- Cruise to Inisheer Aran Island and back via the Cliffs of Moher
- Accompanied by professional tour guide
- Travel by luxury touring coach
- All local taxes and service charges
NOT included in this package
- Convention Registration
- Travel Insurance
- Single Room Supplement: €300
Convention Registration not included. Please register for this separately.
Day one – Tuesday June 16th Dublin Tour
Welcome to Dublin City and enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city including a tour of the Guinness Storehouse. You have the option to join the coach at the following hotels.
10.30hrs First collection – Maldron Hotel, Dublin Airport
11.15hrs Collection – Hilton Garden Inn, Custom Quay, Dublin
13.30hrs Visit Guinness Storehouse
15.30hrs Depart Dublin
17.00hrs Arrive at the Shearton Hotel 4*, Athlone x 1 night
After registering for the Convention we take the short walk to Sean’s Bar for a Bar-be-Que and a night of music and song.
Ireland’s Oldest Pub. Situated in the Heart of Ireland, Sean’s Bar plays host to visitors from all around the world. Whether absorbing the history, listening to music, … When you walk into Sean’s Bar in Athlone, the oldest pub in Ireland, you join the uncountable number of visitors who have been stopping here for a drink, a chat …
Day two – Wednesday June 17th Athlone to Westport
Full Irish breakfast is served in your hotel daily
09.30hrs Check-out and depart the hotel
10.10hrs Visit Clonmacnoise Visitor Centre – The monastery of Clonmacnoise Cluain Mhic Nóis in Irish, meaning “Meadow of the Sons of Nós”, is situated in County Offaly, Ireland on the River Shannon south of Athlone. Clonmacnoise was founded in 544 by St. Ciarán, a young man from Rathcroghan, County Roscommon.
11.45hrs Depart Clonmacnoise
13.15hrs Arrive Galway and a short break for lunch
On arrival in Galway and enjoy a historic walking tour of this vibrant city centre which commences on Eyre Square and takes you to many historic sites including, Lynches Castle, St Nicholas Church, Nora Barnacles House (James Joyces wife) and the Spanish Arch.
16.15hrs Depart Galway
17.45hrs Arrive Hotel Westport, 4* x 2 nights
Day three – Thursday June 18th Full Day Tour of North Mayo
09.00hrs Depart hotel
10.00hrs Arrive Ballina
We have an opportunity to visit the town and take in the sights.
11.30hrs Depart Ballina
12.15hrs Arrive the “Ceide Fields” – The Céide Fields are the oldest known field systems in the world, over five and a half millennia old. It is a unique Neolithic landscape of world importance, which has changed our perception of our Stone Age ancestors. The remains of stone field walls, houses and megalithic tombs are preserved beneath a blanket of peat over several square miles. They tell a story of the everyday lives of a farming people, their organized society, their highly developed spiritual beliefs, and their struggle against a changing environment beyond their control.
14.00hrs Depart the Ceide Fields
15.00hrs Arrive Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre – The Visitor Centre is the main Information Point for Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park. It opened in 2009 and has welcomed visitors from all over the world to Ballycroy and County Mayo. Relax and enjoy the hospitality of Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre which houses an interactive exhibition, experienced guides, Ginger & Wild Café and the accessible Tóchar Daithí Bán Nature Trail (2km).
16.30hrs Depart Ballycroy
17.30hrs Arrive Westport
Day four – Friday June 19th Tour of Connemara
“Connemara is a savage beauty”, Oscar Wilde
From the rugged Twelve Bens mountain range in the north through lake-rich Roundstone Bog to the golden beaches reaching out into the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll know you’re in Connemara by the light that constantly changes the mood and tone of the landscape. This natural terrain and unspoilt environment offers the visitor a wonderland of sights, experiences, adventure and activities. The people are warm, friendly and extend a hospitality which is the essence of Ireland.
10.00hrs Arrive Kylemore Abbey – Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden, there is so much for all the family to enjoy. Visit the restored rooms of the Abbey and learn about its history of tragedy, romance, education, innovation, and spirituality. Explore the 6 acre Victorian Walled Garden with its delightfully restored garden buildings. Discover woodland and lakeshore walks that will take you on a beautiful journey through our 1,000-acre estate. The beautiful Gothic Church is a short walk from the Abbey, nestled nearby is the Mausoleum where Mitchell and Margaret Henry are buried side by side. .
12.30hrs Depart Kylemore Abbey
13.00hrs Arrive Clifden
Lunch break in Clifden
14.30hrs We continue our tour of Connemara via Maam Cross and onto Galway and from there to our hotel in Ennis
17.45hrs Arrive Tracey’s West County Hotel, 3* x 2 nights
Dinner at your own arrangement tonight
Day five – Saturday June 20th
08.45hrs Depart hotel
09.30hrs Arrive Doolin
10.00hrs Depart Doolin for a cruise under the Cliffs of Moher and to visit Inis Oirr (Aran Island) – There are many attractions on Inis Oirr – ancient castles, one of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches, a modern playground and several pubs and cafes. Take a pony and trap, hire a bicycle or walk the uncrowded tiny roads. The return cruise via the Cliffs of Moher is a spectacular journey below these world famous cliffs which tower over 700ft above the sea.
13.45hrs Depart Inis Oirr
14.45hrs Arrive Doolin,
15.45hrs Arrive at your hotel
19.30hrs Depart hotel
19.15hrs Arrive Bunratty Castle – Enjoy the Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle
23.15hrs Depart Bunratty
23.45hrs Arrive Hotel
Day six – Sunday June 21st.
10.00hrs Check-out and depart our hotel
10.30hrs Arrive Bunratty Castle – The Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour and now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art which capture the mood of those times. Today, the castle stands peacefully in delightful grounds. The houses and cottages of the folk park spread out at the foot of its massive walls, much in the way that the cottages and crofts of old would have clustered around its base. We invite you to wander through the castle and marvel at the finest collection of medieval furniture in the country which brings to life a vital part of our Medieval past.
12.00hrs Depart Bunratty
12.30hrs Arrive Limerick City – Time at leisure in Limerick.
15.00hrs Depart Limerick
17.00hrs Arrive at the INEC Convention Centre Killarney
Please note that the itinerary is subject to change.
Pre-Convention 5 Night Coach Tour
Tuesday, 16th June 2020
5 Night Package
Adults€837.00 per person
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