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Heart of Ireland Heritage

Holiday Highlights

  • Learn the fascinating and varied history at Clonmacnoise
  • Visit the heritage Tullamore Dew distillery for a tour and tasting
  • Take an en route trip to the wonderful Lullymore Heritage Park

Holiday Summary

5 days from only £319

Departs Mondays
4 nights
Board: Mixed Board

Per person. Based on two passengers

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Holiday details

What is Included?

  • Coach Travel
  • Four nights accommodation
  • Overnight stay in Dublin on return journey
  • Daily breakfast, four evening meals
  • Porterage
  • Two included excursions

Discover the Heart of Ireland with us and explore the central region of this welcoming country, which has so much to enjoy. From our base in Birr at the County Arms Hotel, we take you to some wonderful gems, including the ancient ecclesiastical site at Clonmacnoise and Tullamore Dew Distillery, as well as the Lullymore Heritage Park.

Included Excursions

Full Day: Clonmacnoise and Tullamore Dew Distillery
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En Route: Lullymore Heritage Park
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Your Hotel

County Arms Hotel, Birr
County Arms Hotel

The elegant County Arms Hotel in Birr is a fantastic place to stay for those after a relaxing break, with its spacious guest rooms and excellent on-site facilities, which guests are welcome to make use of.

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Joining Your Holiday

This tour is available with departures from the following regions…

  • East Midlands
  • North East
  • Yorkshire

We offer a number of ways to join our tours. Enter your postcode to see which are available to you…

Home Connect - we collect you from your home

For the ultimate in convenience and comfort, why not choose our Home Connect service?

Relax in the comfort of your own home, waiting for your driver to collect you from your front door and take you to meet your coach. Then at the end of your holiday we’ll take you home again - it’s that easy! When you book this service you’ll be given a collection time window, usually of approximately 30 minutes. This will be re confirmed when your tickets are issued.

Note: Home Connect is only available on Grand Tourer holidays travelling by coach.

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Tour Connect - easy connections at nearby locations

Try our Tour Connect Service for a hassle-free way to travel.

This service may incur a small supplement for those travelling from selected joining points and for customers booking within four weeks of departure.

We’ll pick you up by coach from a convenient joining point near you and take you to one of our interchanges. Here you’ll join your holiday coach and set off for a fantastic holiday.  When you've chosen your tour, give us a call and we'll let you know your approximate pick-up time.

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Direct Connect - make your own way to join the tour

Available from your area for this tour at no extra cost and car parking available for a small fee.

You can also choose to drive or get a lift direct to one of our coach interchanges. Our coach interchanges offer plenty of seating, toilet facilities, refreshments and a shop. They also provide car parking for your convenience for a small fee.

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Holiday Details

Day One - Home to Birr BE
We’ll make our way from the interchange to Holyhead where we take the evening ferry over to Dublin taking our dinner on board, and on to Birr, where we’ll check in to the County Arms Hotel. (D)
Days Two to Three - Birr
We’ll have a great time, with a trip to the fascinating historical site of the monastery of Clonmacnoise. On our return journey, as take a trip to the Tullamore Dew Distillery for a tour and tasting experience. The next day, we enjoy a free day in Birr to explore the local area. (B,D)
Day Four - Birr to Dublin
Time to say goodbye to Birr today, as we make our way to Dublin, we visit the breath-taking Lullymore Heritage Park, before reaching our overnight hotel and enjoying an evening meal. (B,D)
Day Five - Dublin to Home
We depart this morning and make our way home. (B)

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