Join Sherri in Haunted Ireland. See the iconic sites of the Emerald Isle, visit ancient ruins, enchanting castles, shopping, pubs and much more!
September 2020 Haunted Ireland Itinerary (Subject to adjustment based on leader input, traffic, weather, etc.)
Overnight flight to Ireland with dinner and light breakfast on board
Arrive in Dublin for panoramic tour of the city including a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, then Kilmainham Gaol, former prison and execution site of many leaders of the 1916 Irish uprising against the crown. Then we’ll visit Glasnevin Cemetery. Hotel check-in this afternoon. This is a free evening to enjoy the Temple Bar entertainment district with many pubs, shops and restaurants.
Depart Dublin and travel to Blarney with stops at St. Brigid’s Cathedral of Kildare, then a photo stop at the Rock of Cashel. Enter ancient Blarney Castle, climb to the top and kiss the Blarney Stone. Plenty of time to explore the lovely and mysterious gardens, waterfalls and trails on the grounds. Enjoy some of Ireland’s finest shopping at the Blarney Woolen Mills and explore the quaint town of Blarney. Move on to Killarney and check into our hotel for two nights. (B)
Take the Ring of Kerry excursion, one of the most scenic drives in the world with several stops. Upon returning the Killarney this afternoon, we can do a photo stop at Ross Castle on the Killarney Lake near town, and then the rest of the day and evening are at your leisure. Take a jaunting cart ride to historic Muckross House in Killarney National Park, or hike to Torc Falls, or just explore the town. (B)
Depart Killarney for Limerick, home of King John’s Castle and the late Frank McCourt, author of Angela’s Ashes. We’ll stay here and experience the Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet with live music and costumed actors inside the actual castle. Our hotel for one night is the nearby. (B,D)
Depart our hotel and move to the Cliffs of Moher, 700 feet above the Atlantic. Then on to the Burren, a lunar landscape unique in the world, plus a stop at Poulnabrone Dolmen neolithic grave marker before going to Galway for two nights. (B)
We’ll have a private Galway Ghost Walking Tour with our scheduled guide, Brian Nolan. The you are free to explore this lively, musical town. (B)
Depart Galway and visit Rathburn Farm for tea and scones and a wonderful sheepdog demonstration. Then it’s Clonmacnoise, a well-preserved monastic settlement.on the banks of the River Shannon. On to Kilbeggan Distillery for a tour and tasting at Ireland’s oldest distillery. We visit the historic Boyne Valley, site of the great Battle of the Boyne, then the Hill of Tara, home of the ancient high kings of Ireland. Check-in at Clayton’s Dublin Airport Hotel around 6 p.m. and enjoy our farewell dinner together. (B,D)
Return to USA or join an extension and fly to Scotland or England (London)