SUNDAY We take the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin and continue to the Regency Hotel for dinner and overnight accommodation.
Today we head through Co. Tipperary, calling at Cahir, a small heritage town with its own castle built on an island in the River Suir. We continue to the Lakeside Hotel in Killaloe, our base for the next three nights. Enjoy a welcome reception followed by chef’s bread making demonstration and after dinner a talk on Killaloe by a local historian.
Co. Limerick today for a visit to Foynes Flying Boat Museum, an absorbing and unique chapter in aviation history, plus its new maritime museum and the option to sample a traditional Irish coffee, which was invented at Foynes. This afternoon we board the Spirit of Killaloe at the hotel’s private jetty for a scenic cruise on Loch Derg, part of the River Shannon’s extensive watercourse. Please note that there are 29 steps to reach the hotel’s jetty, with hand rails and 2 rest points. Before dinner this evening why not take a stroll around the hotel’s pretty garden with its inspiring mountain views.
We make our way to the coast today to find the mighty Cliffs of Moher, standing 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. On a clear day the viewing platforms offer stunning views of the Aran Islands, Kerry Mountains and Galway Bay. There will be time to explore and visit the Cliffs Exhibition and visitor centre, before continuing to the spa town of Lisdoonvarna for free time.
Leaving Killaloe we head for the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens, the beating heart of Ireland’s thoroughbred horse industry. We have time to enjoy the unique experience of horses and horticulture, before continuing to the Wilton Hotel, Bray for dinner and overnight accommodation.
Breakfast today is included on board our return ferry sailing to Holyhead, and from there we continue homeward.