Discover Irelanda��s Celtic Spirit & experience the stunning and varied landscapes of this beautiful “Emerald Island”.
Day 1 a�� 11th March 2013 – FA?ilte go hA�ireann
Today travel north to Armagh via the footballing stronghold of Meath. Visit St Patricka��s Roman Catholic Cathedral. Continue and visit Crossmaglen Rangers. A symbol of nationalist resistance of British occupation, part of the club grounds was taken over by the British army during the troubles in Northern Ireland and the image of helicopters landing over the heads of Gaelic footballers in action became one of the most striking images of the conflict. However in the face of adversity, Crossmaglen Rangers has become the most successful Gaelic football club in Ireland, winning six all Ireland titles. This visit will coincide with an exhibition from some of the underage players in the club and a tour of the surrounding countryside of South Armagh.
Overnight: Dundalk (Dinner & full bed & breakfast)
Day 2 a�� 12th March 2013 a�� The Royal County
Visit Bru Na Boinne Visitor Centre
BrA? Na BA?inne Visitor Centre is designed to present the archaeological heritage of the Boyne Valley, which includes the fascinating megalithic passage tombs of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth.
Continue to Dublin and visit the Guinness Storehouse. The Guinness Brewery in Dublin is Europea��s largest stout producing Brewery and home to the Guinness Storehouse. Enjoy a complimentary pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar.
Overnight: Dublin (Dinner & full bed & breakfast)
Day 3 a�� 13th March 2013 a�� The Marble County
Enroute to Kilkenny, visit a Hurley maker. Continue and visit Rower Inistogue GAA Club on the banks of the river Nore. Meet with Kilkenny hurling legend Eddie Keher who will explain the origins of this ancient Irish game and how it became a way of life in Kilkenny.
Overnight: Kilkenny (Dinner & Full bed & breakfast)
Day 4 a�� 14th March 2013 a�� The Rebel County
Today, travel to Kerry via Cork. Visit Blarney Castle. Built in 1446, Blarney Castle is famous for its Blarney stone, The Stone of Eloquence, which is traditionally believed, to have the power to bestow the gift of eloquence on all those who kiss it. Many legends tell the story of the Stone, but why not kiss it and find out the truth behind the legend. Continue to Kerry and visit Muckross House and Gardens. Muckross is a magnificent Victorian mansion built in 1843 and is one of Irelanda��s leading stately homes. Built on the shores of Muckross Lake, it is beautifully situated amidst the spectacular scenery of Killarney National Park.
Overnight: Kerry (Dinner &Full bed & breakfast)
Known as the home of Gaelic football, the Dingle peninsula is an inspiring place. Visit Gallarus Oratory. Gallarus Oratory is the most impressive early Christian monument on the Dingle peninsula. This evening, visit Tigh PhaidA� UA� ShA�, where the group will be treated to an evening of dinner and entertainment with GAA and local Legend, PaidA� Oa�� SA�.
Overnight: Kerry (full bed & breakfast)
Day 6 a�� 16th March 2013 a�� Kerry to Dublin
Today, travel to Dublin and enjoy a panoramic city tour. The tour will introduce you to the principal sites, which you may then revisit at your leisure. You will visit the elegant Georgian squares, famous for its architecture and of course its famous a��doors. Visit the GAA Museum and take the Croke Park Stadium Tour. The GAA museum, located in Croke Park Stadium, was established to commemorate, recognise and celebrate the GAA’s enormous contribution to Irish sporting, cultural and social life since its foundation in 1884.
Overnight: Dublin (Full bed & breakfast)
Day 7 a�� 17th March 2013 a�� St. Patricka��s Day
As the one national holiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, St. Patrick’s Day is the day when everyone wants to be Irish. Enjoy the St Patricks day parade as it winds through Dublina��s streets. In the afternoon, attend the All Ireland Club finals in Croke Park
On March 17th every year, the All Ireland Club finals in hurling and football take place in Croke Park. You will see the best club teams in hurling and football take the field to represent their club and community on the national stage.
Overnight a�� Dublin (Dinner & Full bed & breakfast)
Day 8 a�� 18th March 2013 – Farewell
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