Included in this package
- 1 Night B&B Sheraton Hotel, Athlone 5*
- 2 Nights DBB Westport Woods 4*, Co. Mayo
- 2 Nights B&B Tracey’s West County 4*, Ennis Co. Clare
- Traditional Irish Music Night & BBQ at Seans Bar, Athlone – The Oldest Pub in Ireland!!
- Admission to the Cliffs of Moher
- Groups lead by Ireland 1 BK members
- Services or luggage and breakdown vehicles
NOT included in this package
- Convention Registration
- Travel Insurance
- Single Room Supplement – €184
Convention Registration not included. Please register for this separately.
Day one – Tuesday June 21st
10.00hrs – 12.00hrs Luggage truck available at the West County Hotel, Lucan Road, Chapelizod, Dublin D20 YK13
16.00 – 18.00hrs Registration in our hotel for both the tour and the Conventions followed by a tour briefing at 18.00hrs.
Our hotel for tonight – Sheraton Hotel, Athlone 5*
A tour kicks-off with an evening at Sean’s Bar.
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 …
It is known that the art of distillation was brought to Ireland by Irish missionaries from the Mediterranean regions between 500 – 600 A.D. Distilling, like most of the early sciences, came from the East. Its first European practice was in Spain, introduced by the Moors in the Middle Ages. Perfumes and aromatics were being distilled long before potable spirits. The much-travelled Irish monks brought the secrets of “Uisce Beatha” back to Ireland where distilling of alcohol began. The earliest recorded mention of whiskey anywhere in the WORLD comes from the Annals of Clonmacnoise in 1405 A.D describing the death of Richard Magranell, Chieftain of Moyntyreolas at Christmas from ‘taking a surfeit of Aqua Vitae’.
Day two – Wednesday June 22nd
09.00hrs Check-out and depart the hotel
Traveling Northwest along the shores of Lough Ree into Roscommon Town before swinging west through Ballyhaunis, Kimaine, Cong (where the “Quiet Man” was filmed) onto Clonbur, Maum before swinging north via Toormakeady and onto Ballintubber Abbey and Aghagower and from there to Westport. 140 miles
Our hotel for the next 2 nights – Westport Woods 4*
We have dinner tonight in our hotel
Day three – Thursday June 23rd
09.00hrs Depart your hotel
Departing Westport we head for Newport and skirt the western shores of Lough Feeagh and onto Bellacorrick. Heading west Bellacorick we follow the N59 to Mulranny where take the coast road via Corraun to Achill Sound. Through the Sound we take the Atlantic Drive via Dooega to Keel and the most westerly tip of Achill Island at Keem. 190 miles
We have dinner in our hotel tonight
Day four – Friday June 24th
09.00hrs Check-out and depart your hotel
Travelling south on the N59 we stop and visit Kylemore Abbey before we had to the fishing village of Clifden for lunch. Heading towards Galway we head down the R336 to pick-up the northern shores of Galway Bay. After a brief stop in Galway we follow the M18 for the hour long run to our hotel. 140 miles
17.30hrs Arrive at Traceys West County Hotel Ennis x 2 nights
Day five – Saturday June 25th
09.00hrs Depart our hotel
We head cross-country for Ballyvaughan where we once again hug the coast to the Cliffs of Moher, stopping to take in the majestic scenery. We take in some great biking roads through Kilkee and onto Loop Head, we can go no further without getting our feet wet, before we head back to our overnight hotel. 150 miles
Day Six – Sunday June 26th
09.00hrs Check-out and depart our hotel
We head south for the Convention. Crossing the Shannon at Killimer we take in the coastal resorts of Ballybunion and Ballyheigue before we break for lunch in Tralee. We arrive in Killarney for 15.00hrs to enjoy the Convention. 98 miles
15.00hrs Arrive at the INEC Convention Centre Killarney
Friday July 01st - End of Convention
10.00hrs – Luggage truck departs Killarney
15.00hrs – 17.00hrs – Luggage truck available at West County Hotel, Dublin.
Pre-Convention 5 Night Motorcycle Tour
Tuesday, 21st June 2022
5 Night Package
Adults€465.00 per person
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