Personalized tips, suggestions and guidance from Kevin
September 7 - Arrive in Dublin. This is a day to explore on your own. We will provide a 24-hour pass for the Dublin Hop-On-Hop-Off double-decker bus. There is no better way after a long international flight to familiarize yourself with the city. Grafton Street is a must!!
September 9 - Today is going to be packed!! After breakfast we'll hop in the van and venture into the Wicklow Mountains area. Powerscourt House and Gardens will be a stop you'll love (it's only 17-minutes from Kevin's house on the coast). We'll also see Glendalough and the Powerscourt Waterfall before heading back into Dublin for dinner and show at The Merry Ploughboys Pub. After a raucous night of Irish song and dance...you'll be ready to rest your head back at the Tulfarris Hotel to rest up for day four!!
September 11 & 12 - Get your cameras ready because for the next two days we are going to be hanging out in County Cork and County Kerry, two of the most spectacular and picturesque locations in the world. Our home base will be the International Hotel in the town of Killarney. Killarney lies on the edge of the astoundingly beautiful Killarney National Park. I'm sure you've heard of the Ring of Kerry and in and around this area the list of things to see and do is staggering!! Here's just a few...Torc Waterfall; Ladies View; Kenmare Stone Circle; the charming town of Kenmare; Beara Peninsula; Muckross House and Gardens; step back in time and enjoy a meandering horse and carriage jaunting car ride to Ross Castle; and maybe end the day at the Killarney Brewing Company.
September 13 - Ready to hit the road again? There's still more to see!! The Cliffs of Moher stand at 700 feet tall and range for over 5-miles on the Atlantic coast. On a clear day it's like you can almost see into forever!! We'll also journey to Adare Heritage Village. Adare is is a quaint place lined with traditional thatched-roofed cottages. Adare is widely regarded as being Ireland's prettiest and most unique village. Tonight we lodge in the town of Ennis at the Old Ground Hotel.
September 14 - Can you believe it's almost over!!?? Today we head back to Dublin but we have a few things to see along the way...like the oldest whiskey distillery in the world...Kilbeggan Distillery. Your experience will include not only a guided tour but a Masterclass in tasting three Irish whiskey's distilled on site. Then we'll pick up the light-weights, stumble back to the van and continue our trip down the road. Next stop...Birr Castle. Tonight includes a farewell dinner at The Pig's Ear restaurant in Dublin. With a name like that, you know it has to be good!! The pillow for your last night in Ireland is located at the Davenport Hotel.
September 15 - All good things must end. We'll have one last journey with our chauffeur/guide as he drops us off at the Dublin Airport for the journey home...slán agus beannacht leat (Goodbye and may blessings be with you).
NOTE: Daily itinerary will remain somewhat fluid and will be refined by Kevin and your driver so that "high value" sites take priority to take advantage of time available and weather conditions. Below is a list of the areas we'll be visiting and a few of the sights available in each.
This map depicts the geographic regions we will be exploring
as we wander through Ireland.
$3,099.00/per person (double occupancy)
$3,599.00/per person (solo traveler)
$500.00/per person reservation deposit required
Final balance due on or about June 24, 2019
Price includes all taxes and fees
Space limited to 10 people. Make your deposit early to guarantee your spot.
NOTE:AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED IN PRICING. Please arrange to arrive to Dublin Airport prior to 12-noon on Saturday, September 07, 2019. For departure, morning flights on Sunday, September 15 are preferred. These times will allow us to provide group transportation to/from the airport. Please do not hesitate to contact Dancing Moon Travel if assistance is required.
A FEW IMAGES KEVIN HAS CAPTURED
SINCE HIS TIME IN IRELAND
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"I am very excited to be producing this very special journey to Ireland with your host Kevin Gragg!! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments or questions. At Dancing Moon Travel, we choreograph dreams...let us help make YOUR dreams come true".