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Irish Heritage & Dromoland Castle

  • 2019 Irish Heritage & Dromoland Castle – 8 Days/7 Nights
Starts Shannon
Ends Shannon
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Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences

  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Killarney during a horse drawn jaunting car ride ride to Ross Castle and Kenmare Estate
  • Discover everything about goat cheese from farming and breeding to the making of a wide variety of cheeses at a local goat farm

Dining Experiences

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 dinners including a lively medieval castle banquet, Rozzers Restaurant at Killeen House in Killarney, and dinner and a traditional show at Merry Ploughboy Pub. Guests will also dine at the exclusive Dromoland Castle.

Trip Highlights

  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Goat Farm Visit
  • Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
  • House of Waterford Crystal
  • King John’s Castle
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Blarney Castle


Hotels – 6 Nights

  • Clayton Hotel, Limerick (1 night)
  • The Brehon Hotel, Killarney (2 nights)
  • Granville Hotel, Waterford (1 night)
  • Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin (2 nights)
  • Dromoland Castle Hotel, Newmarket-on-Fergus (1 night)


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Clayton Hotel Limerick, Limerick


Clayton Hotel Limerick offers 158 air-conditioned rooms, all with stunning views over the River Shannon. The 16-story hotel is located in the heart of Limerick city and boasts a full leisure centre, restaurant, bar and complimentary WiFi. Guests of this hotel are just a 5-minute walk from Limerick’s main shopping and entertainment hot spots.

The Brehon Hotel, Killarney

The Brehon Hotel, Killarney Description:

This contemporary hotel is home to the award-winning Danú Restaurant and Brehon Bar. With your every requirement in mind, 123 bedrooms have been designed with exceptional grace and elegance with a feeling of relaxed elegance. The hotel features the Angsana Spa, brought from Thailand. Located one mile from Killarney town center and opposite the famous Killarney National Park with views of surrounding countryside and mountains for which Killarney is renowned.

Granville Hotel, Waterford

Granville Hotel, Waterford Description:

This family-run hotel is one of Ireland’s oldest, with significant historical connections, old-world charm and unique features. The friendly and professional staff are dedicated to making your stay pleasant and memorable. Enjoy delicious menus in the attractive dining room. The bar is a lively meeting place, often with live music. Comfortable and well-appointed guest rooms make for a great stay. Set on the waterfront, in the heart of Waterford city, this hotel is within easy walking distance of shopping, Reginald’s Tower and the House of Waterford Crystal.

Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin

Royal Marine Hotel, Dublin Description:

Originally built in 1863, this hotel today offers 228 air-conditioned guestrooms, all featuring modern decor in natural shades with burgundy touches and light-wood furnishings. Experience fine dining or casual bar food and enjoy the award-winning Sansana SPA and Pier Health Club. Dun Laoghaire has many shops and restaurants to explore. The property overlooks Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Dublin Bay and is located eight miles from Dublin city center. Dublin International Airport is 16 miles away, and can be reached by car or airport coach in approximately 45 minutes. Hotel parking.

Dromoland Castle Hotel, Newmarket-on-Fergus

Dromoland Castle Hotel, Newmarket-on-Fergus Description:

One of Ireland’s premier hotels, this castle property offers guests every imaginable facility and comfort. Guest rooms are furnished to a high standard of comfort. The spacious public rooms are filled with antiques. Fine cuisine is enhanced by impeccable service. Relax in the spa and health facilities or play a round of golf on the lovely landscaped grounds with a lake and 18-hole golf course. The hotel is located on an estate outside the village of Newmarket-on-Fergus and just 8 miles west of Shannon Airport.


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Irish Heritage & Dromoland Castle 8 Days / 7 Nights / 13 meals

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 1Limerick & Medieval Castle Banquet

Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Limerick hotel. Following a short trip around Limerick, you’ll step back in time at King John’s Castle. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Limerick with costumed guides and touchscreen technology. Then join your group for a welcome drink before heading to Knappogue or Bunratty Castle where you’ll dine at a medieval‐style banquet. (D)

Day 2Cliffs of Moher & River Shannon Ferry

Take in the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic surf. Travel to a local goat farm to learn all about the making of goat cheese before sampling. Relax on a ferry ride across the River Shannon Estuary, and travel on to Killarney. Enjoy free time before dinner. (B, D)

Day 3Ring of Kerry Tour & Sheepdog Trials

Embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive, the Ring of Kerry, with plenty of stops to capture photos of Ireland’s natural beauty and some of the locations from the film “Star Wars VII.” Passing through Waterville and the village of Sneem, stop at Moll’s Gap for views of the mountainous Macgillycuddy’s Reeks. Travel via jaunting car to Ross Castle & Killarney Estate. Experience farm life at a nearby farm and watch specially trained dogs herding sheep. Return to Killarney for dinner at the award-winning Rozzers Restaurant at The Killeen House. (B, D)

Day 4 Blarney Castle & Cobh Heritage Centre

Visit the famous Blarney Castle and kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” or walk through the lovely parklands and gardens. Treat yourself to quality Irish‐made goods at the Blarney Woollen Mills. Head to the Cobh Heritage Centre where you can trace your ancestors, learn more about the ill-fated Titanic and Lusitania, or immerse yourself in the history of Irish emigrants. Relax as you follow the coastal route to Waterford. In the evening take a gentle walk with a local historian who will reveal Waterford’s Viking and medieval past. (B, D)

Day 5Waterford Crystal & 6th Century Glendalough

Witness the creation of crystal masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal. Travel through the scenery of the Wicklow Mountains on the way to Glendalough, one of Ireland’s most beautiful destinations. There you’ll explore the remains of one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland, founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Continue on to an elegant Victorian mansion overlooking Dublin Bay and Dun Laoghaire Harbour ‐‐ your hotel for the night. Dine on Irish specialties at the Merry Ploughboy Pub while enjoying a lively show of traditional Irish songs and step-dancing. (B, D)

Day 6Dublin Sightseeing Tour & Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Begin your day with a tour of Glasnevin Cemetery - its museum. the world's first cemetery museum, tells the story of the 1.5 million people buried there. It's a fascinating insight into Irish history and the people who lived it. Spend the afternoon touring independently, with your tickets to the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour, and choose one of three of Ireland's most popular attractions: Guinness Storehouse, the GPO Museum, or EPIC Ireland. (B)

Day 7Irish National Stud & Dromoland Castle Hotel

Visit the home of equine royalty, The Irish National Stud, where you’ll see immaculately‐bred stallions alongside protective mares, frolicking foals, and athletic yearlings. Stroll around the delightful grounds to explore St. Fiachra’s Garden, including its miniature Japanese Gardens. Travel to the imposing and deluxe Dromoland Castle Hotel. Relax in the elegant surroundings of this wonderful fairytale castle. Savor a delicious farewell dinner in the oak‐paneled dining room ‐‐ a fitting way to spend the last evening of your Irish tour. (B, D)

Day 8Tour Ends At Dromoland

Your program ends after breakfast. (B)

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8 Reviews


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Everything was excellent. We had a wonderful experience and enjoyed every day, every sight and every adventure. We particularly enjoyed the expertise of our guide, Liam Murray and our driver Mick. They felt like family at the end of the trip and they went out of their way to make sure we got the most out of each daily excursion.

This was our first tour with CIE. It was amazing! Everything was planned out perfectly. All we had to do was sit back and relax. The tour guide and bus driver were very informative and fun. I would highly recommend CIE Tours!

Everyone was kind and helpful.

My husband and I very much enjoyed our tour. Everything was taken care of for us. The hotels, meals and excursions were excellent. We were especially pleased with our driver, John Doran. He provided wonderful narration for the trip. Would definitely do a CIE tour again.

Should have booked the airline seats in advance they were a mess. We were given the worst airplane seats and half the hotels did not have air conditioning

We had Mick as our driver and Liam as our tour guide and they made the whole trip even better than we had expected. We all felt like we were their favorite group, and we all got along so well. There was so much fun every day and lots of interesting information. We didn't want to miss a minute of it. We were always on time everywhere and missed the crowds, plus we all had fun writing silly Limericks and Liam was always game to read them. Mick and Liam always greeted us and helped us in and out of the bus safely. Thank you for such a wonderful trip

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