Irish Joy Tour

September 10th to 17th, 2023
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Outstanding Irish Resorts, Chef Led Dining Experiences, And Tours Of The Iconic Sights

Duration: 7 nights 8 day tour
Dates: September 10th to 17th 2023
Touring: Ireland
All-Inclusive Tour Cost: $3,495 Per Person Sharing (single room supplement $985)

Experience the beauty and culture of Ireland on this spectacular tour where we will enjoy the best of Ireland from the Giants Causeway to the Cliffs of Moher and everything in between. Stay in luxurious and unique resorts, dine in chef led restaurants and play golf on one of the best link courses in the world. Enjoy all that is Ireland.

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Your prepaid Irish Culinary Tour includes the following:

– All transportation, including airport pick-up from Dublin international
– Luxury executive touring coach with a professional and local driver and guide chef Judith McLoughlin, Shamrock, Peach Tours, and Lillie
– All baggage handling tips and fees
– Refreshments and snacks on board the coach while touring
– 3 nights at the 5-Star G Hotel in Galway with a full Irish Breakfast
– 2 nights all-inclusive dinner at the G Hotel
– 1 dinner at Ard Bia in Galway
– All entrance fees to various attractions, museums, and places of interest including Seáns Bar Whiskey Heritage experience, Kylemore Abbey, Cliffs of Moher, Beanie O’Dell Boffy’s Music Session Ennis, O’Sullivan’s Pub Music session in Dingle, John B. Keane Pub Heritage Experience, Kilkenny Castle
– 3 nights at the 5-star Dunloe Hotel in Killarney with a full Irish breakfast
– 1 all-inclusive luncheon at Boffy’s Pub
– 1-night fine dining at the Dunloe Hotel
– 1 all-inclusive dinner at Allo’s Restaurant in Listowel
– 1 all-inclusive dinner at the fine dining restaurant in Fallon and Bryne in Dublin
– 1 night at the Crowne Plaza airport hotel with Irish breakfast
– All taxes


Day 1

Meet and greet with Lillie and Judith at the Crown Plaza Airport hotel before we board our luxury coach bound for Galway in the West of Ireland…

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On the way, we will stop at Sean’s Bar in Athlone, the oldest pub in Ireland and possibly the world, dating back to 900AD,. Learn about it’s history and how Irish Whiskey-making began a thousand years ago!. Afterward, we will have time for some lunch in downtown Athlone before making our way to Galway City and the 5-star G Hotel Resort, with time to freshen up before our first group dinner together in the hotel restaurant.  Slainte.  Welcome to Ireland!

Day 2

Today we depart Galway to explore beautiful Connemara in the west of Ireland.  Our scenic mountain drive will bring us to Kylemore Abbey to tour the famous Castle and Victorian Gardens…

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The Castle, which has both a romantic and tragic history, is now home to the Benedictine nuns who run the estate and make the homemade soups, stews, salads, and famed scones served in the cafés.  After lunch and a photo stop on our scenic drive, we will have time for a walking tour of Galway to see the city walls, Spanish Arch, and The Claddagh Jewelers.  Tonight, we will enjoy dinner at Ard Bia in Galway city and then stroll downtown to listen to the traditional Irish music that Galway is so famous for.

Day 3

After a wonderful Irish breakfast, we depart Galway for the Cliffs of Moher located in the Burren region on the Southwest edge of County Clare…

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The amazing Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s top travel destinations for good reason as the sea cliffs stand over 700 feet tall; on a good day, you can see the Aran Islands nestled in the Atlantic Ocean. The drive through The Burren with its unique alpine and arctic flowers and a landscape that has been described as being like the surface of the moon is stunning.  We will stop at the Portnabrone Dolman, undoubtedly one of Ireland’s most famous megalithic tombs, and Hazel Mountain Chocolate for coffee.  Tonight, we will have dinner at the G-Hotel and enjoy our last evening in Galway.

Day 4

Today we depart Galway for Killarney in beautiful County Kerry.  Our first stop will be a photo stop at Dungaire Castle, followed by the neighboring village of Kinvara, to enjoy coffee and take in the picturesque village known as the “Head of the sea” and gateway to the Burren…

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Another special treat awaits us with a private luncheon and live Irish music session in Bofey’s pub in the village of Corofin with Lillie ‘s friend Beanie O’Dell and a group of Clare musicians. Afterward, we will then drive through picturesque Adare for a photo stop and make our way to the Gap of Dunloe.  When we arrive at our hotel, we will have some time to enjoy some of the facilities including the spa, complimentary horseback riding, or hiking on the fairy trail.  The hotel is on the outskirts of Killarney, making it accessible for those who want to enjoy free time to explore.

Day 5

This morning we depart Killarney for the incredible Dingle Peninsula drive.  The famous Slea Head Drive is one of the most scenic and stunning coastal routes in Ireland…

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The circular route forms part of the Wild Atlantic Way, which begins and ends in Dingle. Grab your camera for hop-on and off stops with our destination OSullivan’s Irish pub.   We will be welcomed at the Courthouse Pub for some traditional Irish music session, and foot-stomping fun.  Afterward, you can enjoy strolling around the town of Dingle, and maybe enjoy a famous Murphys ice cream or get a photo with the statue of Fungie, the once famous Dingle dolphin. After which, we will drive back to The Dunloe to enjoy a group dinner in the wonderful fine dining restaurant.

Day 6

Today we depart Killarney for the town of Listowel ,positioned in the very heart of North Kerry.   The town is home to St. Johns Art and Heritage Center, the Kerry Writers Museum, Listowel Castle, and the Listowel racecourse…

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This morning we will be welcomed by Billy, the son of John B. Keane, into his familys pub to learn about its history, craic, and literary culture.  John B. Keane is an Irish literary legend and author of the play ‘The Field’ which was adapted into a film version starring Richard Harris.  Afterward, we will enjoy a group luncheon in Allos Restaurant before we make our way back to The Dunloe with an option to head downtown Killarney to experience the music in the pubs or simply relax in 5 Star Luxury, for our last night in Co. Kerry.

Day 7

This morning we depart Killarney for Dublin City, ireland’s busy and thriving capital.  On there way, we will enjoy visiting the town of Kilkenny ,visiting Ireland’s symbol of Norman occupation, Kilkenny Castle…

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Built in the twelfth century, Kilkenny Castle was the principal seat of the Butlers, earls, marquesses, and dukes of Ormond for almost 600 years.  After the luncheon in downtown Kilkenny, we will make our way to Dublin City Center where we will have some time for shopping and exploring before our final group dinner at the wonderful Fallon and Bryne restaurant.  The end of a week of Irish food, culture, and craic.

Day 8

The location of the Dublin Crowne Plaza makes our airport connections today stress free, with free shuttles that leave every 30 minutes, as we say goodbye to Ireland and return to the United States with a host of memories of the Emerald Isle! – Until next time!