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Ireland Rugby Tour

15 - 30 guests

8 Days / 7 Nights

From $2,800

Itinerary

Arrive at Shannon Airport and travel through scenic areas of Clare, Limerick, and Cork to Kinsale.

      • Visit Adare Village, home of iconic thatched roof cottages
      • Arrive at hotel and check in
      • Jet Lag Recovery Day
      • Relax at Spa and explore the parkland outside the hotel

 

 

Evening

        • 6-7 Happy Hour
        • Welcome Orientation
        • Group Dinner
        •  Irish Traditional Music Entertainment

 

 

Tour County Clare or County Limerick during the day before attending a United Rugby Championship (URC) match in the evening.

Tour County Clare or County Limerick during the day before attending a United Rugby Championship (URC) match in the evening.

    • Free Day for guests to design, choose, and do their own activities
    • Optional day trip to Dublin, Cork, or Galway.
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Visit Kilkee – Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre,  Scattery Island Monastery boat trip,  Vandeleur Walled Garden,  Doonaha beach, lighthouse and fort,  Carrigaholt Castle and Rinevella Beach,  Loop Head Lighthouse,  Doonbeg beach, fort and Golf Club, and Spanish Point Beach.








Evening

    • Happy Hour
    • Enjoy authentic Irish traditional music session in local pub



  • The round tower at Kilmacduagh is Ireland’s tallest and is located at the centre of a scattered monastic settlement and against a backdrop of the hills of the Burren.  Unlike the better known Glendalough, there will be no tour buses or crowds here, nor is there a visitor centre, in fact to get access to the building you must borrow a key from a local house. The drive from Kilmacduagh to Corofin skirts the edge of the Burren National Park, with the limestone hills on the right as you travel changing colours from purple to pink to blue to forbidding grey according to the weather conditions and the light. You will pass Ballyportry Castle, a restored 15th century tower house once home to members of the O’Brien clan, which can now be rented out as self-catering accommodation.

 

Coole Park and Thoor Ballylee

“The beauty, the romance of our Seven Woods,
the mysteries of the ebbing and flowing lake are dear to me,
have been well loved, and are now in hands
that will care and tend them it is likely for ever”
– Lady Gregory, 26th May 1929

Coole is at the centre of a rare and complex wetland system that is considered to be of global importance. The system includes underground rivers, seasonal lakes (turloughs), springs and swallow holes. Situated in the low-lying karstic limestone region west of Gort, Co Galway the nature reserve covers an area of approximately 400 hectares (1000 acres) where wetland and woodland meet.

Coole Park, in the early 20th century, was the centre of the Irish Literary Revival. William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, John Millington Synge and Sean O’ Casey all came to experience its magic. They and many others carved their initials on the Autograph Tree, an old Copper beech still standing in the walled garden today.

At that time it was home to Lady Gregory, dramatist and folklorist. She is perhaps best known as a co-founder of the Abbey Theatre with Edward Martyn of nearby Tullira Castle and Nobel prize-winning poet William Butler Yeats. The seven woods celebrated by W.B. Yeats are part of the many kilometres of nature trails taking in woods, river, turlough, bare limestone and Coole lake.

 

 

Kinvara is a good place for craft shops and the harbour is very pretty and gets photographers excited! If you are lucky you may see one of the traditional local boats, known as Galway Hookers (yes, really!), out on the sea here.

 

Dunguaire Castle just outside the town is a typical 16th century “domestic scale” castle with fortified walls, in a lovely setting right on the shore of Galway Bay. It was occupied until about the 1950s but is now in the hands of the state and nicely restored. A tour gives a very interesting view of how people lived in this type of dwelling and in the evening a Medieval Banquet is held here, something to consider for the return journey this evening perhaps.

 

Evening

      • Enjoy authentic Irish traditional music session in local pub
    • Travel to Bunratty, County Clare for last night in Ireland
    • Tour Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Check-in to Shannon Airport hotel for overnight stay and rest before returning home the next day

Departure for most from Shannon Airport to return home.