Ireland On My Mind Tour June 17-27, 2023
Itinerary: This is an outline only. It doesn’t begin to describe the absolute stunning beauty you are about to experience or the fascinating experiences you will enjoy!
June 17 – Leave your home city for Shannon Ireland.
June 18 – Land in Shannon before 8:00-10:00. Due to current airline issues we are recommending that you leave your home city on the 16th and land in Shannon on the 17th….giving you a refresh day before the tour begins. We can help you with arrangements. Linda Rosen is flyng in 3 days early.
June 18 -Tour begins at 10:00.
Welcome Greet and Meet Driver
Drive by Dromoland Castle and grounds. No stop. Just a peek.
Kilmacdough Monestary Ruins in Gort
Welcome Scones & Irish coffees at Paddy Burkes in Clairinbridge
Short walk in Galway; Shop Street, Eyre Square, JFK Memorial, St. Nicolaus
Lunch on own in Galway
Group Photo on Quiet Man Bridge
4:30 Check into Award winning Cashel House & Gardens in Roundstone, County Galway
Browse garden & leisure time
7:00 Welcome Dinner in formal Dining Room
June 19 – Full Irish Breakfast at Cashel House. Tour begins at 10:00
Walk about Clifden. Lunch on own
Dan O’Hara’s Cottage with Michael Walsh
6:30 O’Dowd’s Seafood Pub . Dinner
June 20 – Full Irish Breakfast at Cashel House. Tour begins at 10:00
10:00-4:30 We will tour the breathtaking Connemara Loop. Stops in Letterfrack, Leenane, Tully Cross, Lettergesh, the Killary, Ashleigh Falls, and more! If available, lunch at the Delphi Lodge
Dinner on own at Cashel House
June 21 – Full Irish Breakfast. Leave for Clare at 10:00
We will drive along the beautiful Galway Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way with stops/sites too numerous to mention…We will also be Driving through some of Clare’s most charming villages including Fanore, Lisdoonvarna, Ennistymon and Ballyvaughan as well as remote roads through the Burren. Pub lunch . View the Cliffs of Moher from 700 ft high with an Irish Coffee at one of Doolin’s authentic pubs to follow.
check into the Lahinch Coast Hotel
Dinner on own. Linda to suggest/make reservations.
June 22 – Full Irish Breakfast at Lahinch Coast Hotel
10:00 Travel to Bunratty. Tour of the dramatic 15th c. Bunratty Castle as well as the village which includes the 18 c. church and farmland, schoolhouse & pub.
2:00 High Tea at Dromoland Castle. Following tea we will tour the Walled Garden. At 5.00 we will enjoy a private concert by Willie Daly, Ireland’s Last Matchmaker at Daly’s
Pub in Ennistymon. Also tour the well-known Eugene’s pub across the street.. Dinner on own in Lahinch. Suggest: the Cornerstone Pub
June 23 – Full Irish Breakfast at Lahinch Coast Hotel
10:00 We will follow the stunning Atlantic Coastal Road till the Cliffs of Kilkee. Many have commented that these cliffs are more awesome than the Cliffs of Moher. Onward to a most famous pub for lunch, Crotty’s, in Kilrush. . Refresh stop at Listowel, home of John B. Keane. Then we will stop at Ashes’s Rose garden with display from the Rose of Tralee competition held every year. Cross the Shannon River on a large ferry. Onward to An Daingean, Dingle Town, on the Dingle Peninsula. Dinner .
Musical Concert at the renown St. James Church…a special treat.!
Check into Benner’s Hotel right in the middle of Dingle!
June 24 – Full Irish breakfast at Benners Hotel
Today we will be touring the well-known and stunning Slea Head Drive which was named the most beautiful place in the world by the National Geographic Photographers. We travel slowly with stops at the Window to Infinity, Ballyferriter, site of original ohm scripts. Gallorus Oratory and the ruins of Kilmacadear Church and ancient graveyard. We stop for coffee, Irish coffee, scones , lunch and walks on the beach when we feel like it. Back to dinner and music in Dingle!
June 25 – Full Irish Breakfast at Benners
Half Day Off for hiking or shopping.
12:00 Begin Tour with Minard’s Tobar, Minard’s castle ruins and the beautiful Stone Beach.
Lunch in Annascaul at Tom Crean’s Pub.
Stroll gorgeious Lake Annescaul & Green Valley
Visit Graveyard of Tom Crean
Dinner on own in Dingle
June 26 – Breakfast at Benners
Drive east toward Killarney: Torc Waterfall, Black Valley & Ladies View
Ross’ Castle & Grounds, Muckross Abbey & Graveyard
Lunch at Muphy’s Pub
Walk about, shop or pub in Killarney
Check into Bunratty Courtyard in early evening
June 27 – Full Irish Breakfast in Bunratty Courtyard
Leave for Shannon Airport in the a.m. Shannon requires a 3 hour early check in for International flights.