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Killarney and the Ring of Kerry Killarney and the Ring of Kerry

Killarney and the Ring of Kerry

A Tour of the South West of Ireland based in Killarney and touring the ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula.

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An overnight stay in both directions in Nenagh at the Abbey Court Hotel on the outward journey and Brooks Hotel in Dublin fort two nights on the return journey so that you have ample time to explore Dublin by day and by night. Great shopping and better night life!

 

Savour the breathtaking beauty of Killarney, surrounded by shimmering lakes and the mountains of Macgillycuddy's Reeks. This popular holiday resort lies east of Ireland's highest mountain range, with peaks set between lakes, which dominate this charmed landscape. With excursions to the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula, we're sure you will find the Emerald Isle as relaxing as ever.

Day One

We leave the Yorkshire area early on the Frday morning to Holyhead, to catch the fast ferry to Dun Laoghaire and then onward to our overnight stay at the luxurious Abbey Court Hotel.

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Day Two

We leave Nenagh this morning and travel to Limerick for a stop for before travelling on to Adare for lunchwhich is one of Ireland's prettiest villages. We then travel on to Killarney later on this afternoon. The town is noted for its relaxing atmosphere and its jaunting cars, or pony and trap rides, which delight visitors.

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Day Three

Today we visit the town of Tralee, Kerry’s County town, with time to have a look at the famous rose gardens before continuing on around Tralee Bay to Dingle, one of Kerry’s best kept secrets. Dingle is a thriving, colourful fishing port backed by Brandon Mountain, and the peninsula is one of Ireland’s Gaelic speaking districts. On then around Europe’s most westerly peninsula, Slea Head, the unsurpassed beauty of its rugged coastline inspired director David Lean to shot his epic film ‘Ryan’s Daughter’ here. We return via the town of Castlemaine.

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Day Four

A free day to explore Killarney, why not take a pony and trap around the lake or just wander around the town or join one of the local tours to Muckross Park. (Tours depart three times a day from the bus station and tickets can be purchased on the bus).

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Day Five

A highlight of our holiday is today's tour of the spectacular 'Ring of Kerry', without doubt the most beautiful and renowned day tour in the whole country. This morning we visit the Kerry Bog Village Museum, which is a recreation of a typical village from 100 years ago. Then we follow the coast road around the Iveragh Peninsula, along the beautiful Atlantic coast for one hundred miles of breathtaking seascapes and outstanding views calling in at Cahirsiveen and the multi coloured village of Sneem. We return to Killarney through the famed Molls Gap, Ladies View and Killarney National Park.

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Day Six

After breakfast we leave Killarney towards Limerick and stop to explore Bunratty Folk Park with Mac's Pub and the famous Durty Nellys Pub. After your visit, return to the coach for your journey into the Dublin at the Brooks Hotel for two nights, Brooks Hotel includes bed and breakfast as we are sure you would rather make your own arrangements in the city for your evening meal.

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Day Seven

A free day in Dublin.

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Day Eight

We leave Dublin around lunchtime for our fast ferry crossing to Holyhead and onward to Yorkshire for early evening.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Set in a stone-fronted building, the Killarney Court Hotel is located only five kilometres from Killarney town centre. Its 96 guestrooms are decorated with bright floral fabrics, warm colours and dark wood furniture. All rooms have cable television, hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary toiletries.

McGullicuddy's Pub, the hotel's traditional Irish tavern, serves carvery lunches and additional bar food until 9 PM. The more formal Season's Restaurant offers an extensive range of traditional Irish and international dishes and a large selection of wines. A comprehensive audio and visual service with the is available for the business traveller, as well as meeting rooms and banquet facilities. The hotel is located within easy reach of Killarney National Park, Ross Castle, the Killarney Lakes and Torc Waterfall and is an ideal base for guests wishing to tour the local historical and scenic attractions. The hotel is 85 km (53 miles) from Cork International Airport.

 

Whilst in Dublin

 

Brooks hotel has a great central location, on a quiet street close to Temple Bar and Grafton Street. The trendy lobby with its wooden floors, modern furniture and vivid colour scheme is a good introduction to this stylish property. Elegant, fashionable bedrooms are furnished to a high standard in either a contemporary or traditional style using plush furnishings and fittings. Facilities include a fashionable restaurant and cocktail bar, café lounge with piano on selected evenings and a relaxing residents' lounge. This hotel has a lovely ambience and prides itself on attention to detail and quality of service.

 

We have purposefully based this part of your holiday on a bed & breakfast basis as you should not miss out the on the wonderful variety of restaurants and bars in Dublin.

 

With a full day in Dublin here are a few things that might interest you

 

Guinness Storehouse

In the heart of the Guinness factory complex this excellent visitor centre tells the dramatic story of the 250 year history of Guinness. A complimentary drink in the highest bar in Ireland, the Gravity bar is part of your visit here.

 

Trinity College

Once the educator of the elite of Irish society, Trinity College is now open to all. See the Old Library and the book of Kells.

 

Kilmainham Gaol

Europe's largest disused and Ireland's most famous prison. The leaders of the 1916 rebellion were executed here by the English.

 

Dublin Castle

The centre of English oppression and misrule in Ireland for 700 years. See the Old Walls of Dublin, State Apartments and the treasury.

 

Dublinia

Dublinia traces the story of Medieval Dublin from the English Invasion through the Black Death to the to the closure of the monistries in the 1540's

 

Temple Bar

Dublin's Cultural Quarter. Located in the heart of Dublin's City Centre, some of Dublin's best night spots, restaurants and unusual shops line these narrow, cobbled streets running between the Bank of Ireland and Christ Church Cathedral.

 

Grafton Street (Shopping)

Dublin's smartest shopping area with fashionable stores such as Brown Thomas, the department store. Other principal shopping streets in the area include Wicklow Street, Dawson Street, and South Great Georges Street.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Boston Spa High Street, Boston Spa
Opposite Car Park
Bramhope Holiday Inn Hotel
Leeds Road, Bramhope
Burley-in-Wharfedale Outside Red Lion Public House
Main Street, Burley-in-Wharfedale
Collingham Car Park rear of Star Inn
Leeds Road, Collingham
Harrogate Outside Harrogate Railway Station
Station Parade, Harrogate
Ilkley Outside Ilkley Tourist Information Centre
Station Road, Ilkley
Leeds Bus Station Dyer Street, Leeds
Stand 8
Otley Otley Bus Station
Crossgate, Otley
Ripon Outside Water Rat Public House
Bondgate Green, Ripon
Tadcaster Coach & Horses Car Park
Commercial Street, Tadcaster
Thirsk Thirsk Railway Station
Station Road, Thirsk
Wetherby Outside Yorkshire Bank plc
Market Place, Wetherby
York National Railway Museum
Leeman Road, York
York/Rawcliffe (A19) Park & Ride Car Park
Rawcliffe, A19/Ring Road

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