Heart of Ireland and Ireland's Ancient East
Explore the Heart of Ireland and Ireland's Ancient East on this wonderful package. Experience Medieval Kilkenny and its famous Castle, a trip to the Brewery and also a tour around our National stud.

Date: 19th - 23rd June 2017

Duration: 4 nights, 5 days  



Day 1: We leave this morning and head to the Capital Dublin. Here we take a City sightseeing tour around our famous old city. After some free-time we travel to County Laois and our hotel for the next 4 nights, the 4 Star Heritage Hotel. Dinner served this evening. (D,B&B)

Day 2: After breakfast we visit Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park. Take a ride on the Peatland Heritage Railway and stop mid-morning for tea/coffee and homemade scones in a Traditional Irish cottage. In the afternoon we visit Russborough House, a stunning Palladian Mansion for a tour followed by a sheep dog demonstration. Dinner included again this evening. (D,B&B)

Day 3: This morning we travel to Medieval Kilkenny. We tour the magnificent Kilkenny Castle and then continue on short walking tour of City. After lunch (own cost) we complete our day with a visit to the Smithwick’s Experience, home to Ireland’s number one ale. Enjoy guided tour followed by a tasting in the bar. Travel back to Portlaoise for dinner. (D,B&B)

Day 4: Today we travel to the Curragh of Kildare to visit Newbridge Silverware Showrooms. Here see over 70 years of history and also see the Museum of Style Icons. After lunch and some shopping we take a fascinating tour of the Irish National Stud and beautiful Gardens. We return to hotel for our last night and evening dinner. (D,B&B)

Day 5: After late breakfast we travel home through the Boyne Valley. Visit the Seat of Ireland’s High Kings at Tara. We stop for lunch (own cost) in the busy Market town of Navan before arriving home early evening. 


Hotel: Heritage Hotel Portlaoise

This 4 star hotel is the epitome of chic elegance and quality service. Hosting an impressive lobby and an elegant bar, the hotel serves traditional Irish cuisine in the Fitzmaurice restaurant. All 110 bedrooms are of a good size and equipped with hairdryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel also offer guests extensive leisure facilities with indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and spa bath.




4 nights, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Luxury coach travel
Services Tour Director 

Highlights: Lullymore Heritage Park and Train ride, Russborough House, Sheep dog Demostration, Kilkenny Castle, Smithwicks Experience, Newbridge Silverware, National Stud,



€495.00 per person sharing
€580.00 Single 


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