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It's easy to see why Killarney is referred to as the 'Jewel of Ireland', as this welcoming town boasts majestic mountains, mystical lakes and breath-taking scenery. A small town but bursting with atmosphere and personality, there’s great shops, restaurants, pubs and friendly locals.
After our first night in the Dublin area we’ll call in at the medieval town of Cashel in County Tipperary to see the Rock of Cashel, home to amazing Celtic art, before continuing onto Killarney.
During our holiday to Killarney, we'll stay at the Eviston House Hotel right in the heart of the town. This traditional hotel boasts a great Irish buffet breakfast and fantastic nightly entertainment in the Danny Mann Lounge.
Of course, no visit to Killarney would be complete without experiencing the spectacular Ring of Kerry, which can be found right on this town's doorstep. We’ll enjoy stunning scenery as we travel around the ring – make sure you have your camera ready!
We’ll also visit the Dingle Peninsula with dramatic views over the rugged coast and Atlantic ocean.
We will then travel onwards from Killarney to the Dublin area for an overnight stay, making our way via Tralee and Foynes Flying Boat Museum where we will take a short break with free time to explore.
Day One: Home to Dublin area
We make our way to Holyhead and join the ferry over to Ireland, going on to our overnight hotel for dinner. (D)
Days Two: Dublin area to Killarney via Cashel
This morning we cross the country, calling in at the medieval town of Cashel in Country Tipperary. See the Rock of Cashel, home to amazing Celtic art and medieval architecture which makes this one of the most visited sites in Ireland. We then continue on to Killarney, settling in for four nights at the Eviston House Hotel. (B,D)
Day Three: The Ring of Kerry
Today we are in for a treat as we set off on a sensational 100 mile drive around some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes along the Atlantic Coast. Watch the scenery roll by as we journey through pretty villages, market towns and past historical sights. We will also visit the fascinating Kerry Bog Village. Our journey returns through the famed Molls Gap, stunning Ladies’ View and Killarney National Park. (B,D)
Day Four: At leisure in Killarney
We have a free day to relax. Perhaps you’d like to follow in the footsteps of Queen Victoria and visit Muckross House, or simply admire the scenery in the Killarney National Park. (B,D)
Day Five: The Dingle Peninsula
We head westwards to call in at Slea Head, from where we get a dramatic view out towards the rugged Blasket Islands, known as the ‘next parish to America’. We then tour the beautiful coastline used in the film Ryan’s Daughter as well as the picturesque harbour town of Dingle.
Day Six: Killarney to Dublin area via Tralee
We depart Killarney and make our way to Tralee for some free time to explore and a visit to Foynes Flying Boat Museum, before making our way to Dublin where we will stay overnight on the outskirts of the city. (B,D)
Day Seven: Dublin area to Home
We return home today, departing after breakfast and check-out at the hotel. (B)
Eviston House Hotel
This family-run hotel is located in the heart of Killarney and is attached to the Danny Mann pub which has nightly Irish music and singing. It also has a hot tub and sauna for you to relax in.
Full Day: Ring of Kerry
Excursion around the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile drive around some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes along the Atlantic Coast. We journey through famed Molls Gap, the stunning Ladies View and Killarney National Park, and during the day visit the fascinating Kerry Bog Village.
En Route: Cashel
We’ll enjoy an en route visit to the charming town of Cashel, which dates from medieval times. Its most famous landmark is the Rock of Cashel, upon which is a castle, reputedly the place where St Patrick converted the King of Munster to Christianity in the 5th century. At the foot of the Rock is Bru Boru, a national centre for Irish culture, with a folk theatre, celebrating native Irish music, song, dance, theatre and Celtic studies.
En Route: Tralee, Listowel and Foynes Flying Boat museum
We enjoy en route trips to the charming town of Tralee and historical Listowel, before making our way to the Foynes Flying Boat Museum. This excellent museum is home to captivating exhibits relating to Irish aviation in the 1930s and ‘40s, with original artefacts and expertly-recreated replicas to take you back to this fascinating era.
Full Day: Dingle Peninsula And Slea Head
Known for its rugged beauty and fantastic cultural heritage, the Dingle peninsula has been recommended as a must-visit spot for nature lovers by some of the top travel guides the world over. The peninsula features green landscapes, rocky hills, sandy beaches and dramatic cliff faces. The town of Dingle itself is a hub for Irish culture and has a large Irish speaking population. We'll move onto Slea Head, which gives a dramatic view from the tip of the Dingle Peninsula, the beach here is known as one of the best in Ireland. From here, you can enjoy spectacular views across to the outlying Blasket Islands, known as ‘the next parish to America’.