Seamus Kennedy & Tom O’Carroll
The Legendary Beggarmen

Invite you to join them on their 2023 Tour of Ireland

September 23rd – October 3rd, 2023.

Tour-A-Loora-Loora

 Cost: $4,595 per person including airfare
Single supplement: $895 (limited space)

Reserve your spot today, call Fiona at 703-997-6723
or email fiona@isleinntours.com

Tour Highlights: Ireland’s National Stud & Japanese Gardens,  Smithwicks Brewery, Walking tour of Kilkenny, Rock of Cashel, Walking tour of Kinsale, Mizen Head, West Cork Coastline, The Burren, Cliffs Of Moher, Connemara Heritage Center, Galway City, Kylemore Abbey.

Flight Information

Group Airfare from Newark/New York City EWR to Dublin on United Airlines in Main Cabin/Economy Class including seat-assignments and one checked item of luggage.  Premium Economy and Business class along with connecting flights from across the USA may be available, please enquire when booking.

 

Expected flight details, subject to change by the airline:

EWR – DUB UA 317 departs at 9:55 pm on September 23, and arrives in Dublin on September 24 at 9:45 am
DUB – EWR UA 977 departs at 12:30 pm on October 3, and arrives in Newark October3 at 3:00 pm

 

Our Itinerary

Saturday, Sept 23 – Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Dublin.

Sunday, Sept 24 – After meeting our driver/guide, Corkman Lesley Daunt, we’ll head towards Kilkenny with a pause for tea/coffee and scones) We’ll stop at the Ireland’s National Stud, Ireland’s premier horse breeding center and horse museum and tour the near-by Japanese Gardens, considered to be the best example of a Japanese garden in Europe. Overnight: The River Court Hotel, Kilkenny (B, D)

 

 

Monday, Sept 25 – After breakfast we’ll take a walking tour of the city.  Our local guide will tell us of the city’s checkered past as we explore the lanes, streets, characters and stories of this remarkable place. Then to Smithwicks Brewery to learn about the brewing process, the history of this famous family and enjoy a sample of the amber ale.  This evening, a little exploration or a quiet pint in one of Kilkenny’s many fine pubs before dinner in our hotel perhaps?  Overnight: The River Court Hotel, Kilkenny (B, D)

 

Tuesday, Sept 26 – Breakfast, and then we head south towards Co. Cork.  We’ll stop at the legendary Rock of Cashel, dating from the 12th and 13th century, with its spectacular view of the surrounding country. (Great photo op!)

Then we’re off to the charming seaside village of Kinsale in County Cork, known as the “foodie” capital of Ireland and highlighted by colorful buildings and an equally colorful history. Since Cork is called the “Rebel County”, perhaps a few rebel songs from Seamus & Tom at tonight’s session?  Overnight: The Trident Hotel, Kinsale (B, D)

 

Wednesday, Sept 27 – Breakfast anyone? Today we’ll take a stroll through the past, with a guided walking tour, we’ll learn about Kinsale and its place in Ireland’s history.  The remainder of the day will be free to explore the town.  Kinsale has no shortage of cafes, pubs and restaurants to suit every taste and budget, though Seamus recommends “Fishy, Fishy or Jim Edwards Pub & Restaurant. Overnight: The Trident Hotel, Kinsale (B)

 

Thursday, Sept 28 – After our matinal repast we travel along the beautiful West Cork coastline to Mizen Head, the most southerly point in Ireland with its breathtaking cliffs. Mizen has attracted people through the millennia, evident in its fine archaeological discoveries. Then we drive to the beautiful Parknasilla Resort and Spa, home for the next three nights. Overnight: Parknasilla, Killarney (B, D)

 

Friday Sept 29 – We enjoy a free day at Parknasilla Resort & Spa.  Check their website to see what you might want to do today.  Enjoy waking the estate, biking, kayaking, golfing or some relaxing time in their beautiful spa. www.parknasillaresort.com.  Plan to book spa treatments in advance. Overnight: Parknasilla Resort & Spa, Co. Kerry (B)

 

 

 

Saturday, Sept 30 – Today we will tour the famous Ring of Kerry with a stop at Moll’s Gap to view the three lakes with the mountains and town in the background. Great photo Op! A brief stop in Killarney for lunch before continuing our journey. This circular tour will reveal constantly changing vistas of mountains, open Atlantic Ocean, beaches and cliffs.  Driving through the remote towns of Cahirciveen and Waterville we return to Parknasilla for dinner at our hotel. Who knows what musical interlude Mr. Kennedy & Mr. O’Carroll have planned for this evening? But it will be fun!

Overnight: Parknasilla, Killarney (B, D)

 

Sunday, Oct 1 – Following breakfast we head north towards the beautiful Burren, an area of limestone rock covering imposing majestic mountains, tranquil valleys, meandering streams and an extraordinary array of flora and wildlife. The Burren has delights for all the senses. Stop at the Cliffs of Moher and take in the stunning Clare coastline, then onward to Galway.  Overnight:  Park House Hotel, Galway (B, D)

 

Monday, Oct 2 – Today we will visit Kylemore Abbey, one of the most photographed locations in Ireland. Built in 1867, the Abbey and the surrounding mountains and lakes are steeped in Irish lore. Next stop the Connemara History & Heritage Center.  The Center offers an insight into the history and heritage of this beautiful part of the West of Ireland.  See how turf (peat) is cut and sample a drop of ‘poitín’ moonshine for you Yanks! Overnight:  Park House Hotel, Galway (B, D)

 

Tuesday, Oct 3 – After breakfast, we say farewell to Ireland as we depart for Shannon Airport where you’ll clear US Customs, Border Protection (Passport) and TSA in time for a little last minute Duty-Free shopping. You’ll arrive back in the U.S. as a “domestic” passenger making it convenient to connect to an onward flight or to exit the airport with ease. Slán abhaile! – Safe home!  And Go raibh maith agat! Thank you! (B)

 

Circumstances beyond our control may require us to change the schedule. This tour is subject to the terms and conditions listed on www.isleinntours.com

 

 

B – Breakfast
L – Lunch
D – Dinner

Included

  • Round-trip air from Newark on United
  • 6 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 3 nights in a 5-star hotel
  • Full Irish breakfast daily
  • Tea & Scones on the day of arrival
  • 7 evening meals
  • Fully escorted via deluxe motorcoach
  • Services of an experienced Irish driver/guide, including gratuity
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person
  • All service charges and local government taxes related to above
  • Musical entertainment by Seamus & Tom and friends.

Not included

  • Trip insurance
  • Travel insurance must be paid for at the time of deposit to cover any pre-existing conditions, if purchased after initial payment, pre-existing conditions are subject to exclusion.
  • Meals, drinks, snacks, admissions, not indicated

 

Payment terms:

A $500 per person initial payment due at time of booking

$1000 payment due April 3, 2023

Balance due on June 19th.

 

Reserve your spot on the tour today!

Call Fiona at Isle Inn Tours on 703-997-6723.

Or e-mail your name and contact information to Fiona@IsleInnTours.com and Fiona will phone you.

 

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