Corners of Southern Ireland 2021

Views of spellbinding scenery. Stories of maritime towns and picture-book villages.

7 nights from £1729pp

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  • Corners of Southern Ireland 2021
  • Corners of Southern Ireland 2021

Ancient castles steeped in history, and country inns full of character. The further we go into Southern Ireland’s enchanting landscapes, the deeper you’ll fall under its spell!

Corners of Southern Ireland 2021 Itinerary

  • Day 1: Dublin

    Historic and full of character, Dublin is where we’ll meet the group and begin our adventure. This evening is an opportunity to get to know one another over a delicious welcome dinner.

  • Day 2: Dublin – Kildare – Ennis

    After breakfast, we’ll hit the road to our first stop: County Kildare, where we’ve an appointment with the Irish National Stud. After being treated to a private tour and the chance to explore the fascinating museum, we’ll move on to the award-winning gardens of Birr Castle Demesne. Take some time to wander around the grounds and admire the awe-inspiring science and engineering that has been invested in creating such a unique residence. This evening will see us checking into our hotel in Ennis, where we’ll enjoy some free time to spend at our leisure. Accommodation: The Old Ground Hotel (or similar)

  • Day 3: Ennis – Cliffs of Moher – Killarney

    First today: an orientation tour through Ennis’ character-filled avenues, where we’ll hear enthralling myths, mysteries and tales of rebellions and riots. Then: prepare to be amazed by the rugged natural beauty of the Cliffs of Moher. The keen-eyed among us – or perhaps just those who packed binoculars – may even spot a resident puffin or two. After an invigorating afternoon, we’ll travel across the Shannon Estuary to Killarney: the gateway to the panoramic Ring of Kerry. Accommodation: The Cahernane House Hotel (or similar)

  • Day 4: Killarney – Ring of Kerry – Killarney

    This morning will see us begin our journey around the awe-inspiring Ring of Kerry. Our first stop of the day: the Skellig Experience, where we’ll gain a fascinating insight into the lives of the early Christian monks that once broke bread at the Skellig Michael monastery. A real treat is in store upon our return to Killarney – where we’ll enjoy a performance of traditional Irish music and dance at a Celtic Steps concert. Accommodation: The Cahernane House Hotel (or similar)

  • Day 5: Killarney – Kenmare – Kinsale

    This morning we’ll make our way to Molly Gallivan’s Cottage – which, at first glance, appears to be an unassuming rustic farmhouse. But there’s more to it than first meets the eye! More than 200 years ago, Mrs Gallivan supported her seven children by brewing illicit whiskey – and her home was, in fact, a clandestine pub. We’ll learn stories of the enterprising Mrs Gallivan’s antics before travelling onwards to the medieval town of Kinsale, where coastal views, cosy pubs and brightly coloured houses await us. Accommodation: The Trident Hotel (or similar)

  • Day 6: Kinsale

    The cobbled streets that curve around Kinsale’s pretty bay are just begging to be explored, so we’ll spend this morning on a walking tour with a local guide. Bearings established, you’ll be free to seek out the town’s hidden treasures at your own pace. Hailed as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland – we recommend selecting a local restaurant for dinner to savour some delicious cuisine from the surrounding region. Accommodation: The Trident Hotel (or similar)

  • Day 7: Kinsale – Waterford

    This morning we’ll move on to the charming waterfront town of Cobh. Interestingly, Cobh was the departure point for the last 123 passengers who boarded the Titanic – and you’ll notice poignant markers of this as you make your way around. Later, we’ll continue to Waterford. Dating back to Viking times, Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city – with over 1,000 years’ worth of history to explore. Gain a fascinating insight into how the city’s famed crystal is made before we reconvene for tonight’s final meal with the group. Accommodation: Faithlegg Hotel (or similar)

  • Day 8: Waterford – Dublin

    After breakfast, we’ll return to cosmopolitan Dublin – where we’ll say our goodbyes.

Price Includes

  • Visit Molly Gallivan's Cottage and learn the story of a widow who supported her children by brewing illicit whiskey
  • Discover a traditional Irish craft as you tour the famous House of Waterford Crystal
  • Uncover the magnificent Cliffs of Moher – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • 7 nights in hand-picked accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • 7 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 3 dinners

Dates and Prices

2021 Departures £ prices per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
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  • May
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  • June
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  • October
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