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Ireland - Ancient East

Ireland - Ancient East

This holiday visits some of the historic attractions in the East of Ireland.

In the east of Ireland there are some of the most historic attractions just waiting to be explored.

We visit the famous Japanese Gardens and the National Stud, plus Malahide Castle, Belvedere Estate and the Tullamore Dew the home to a legendary Irish Whiskey.

There will also a day free to explore the nation's capital city of Dublin.

Day 1

This morning we travel to Holyhead where we join our ferry to Ireland. On arrival we continue to our hotel in County Meath and on our evening meal.


Day 2

After our breakfast we travel to Kildare for a visit to the Irish Natioanl Stud where we include a guided tour and entrance to the museum. We also include a visit to the Japanese Gardens which are a monument to Eastern and Western cultures. In the afternoon we travel to Malahide Castle and gardens where we enjoy a forty minute guided tour, followed by (time permitting) a stop in the Dublin suburb of Howth. We return to our hotel in time for our evening meal.

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Day 3

After breakfast we join our coach and travel into their capital city, Dublin. We will give you free time to explore this city and saok up some of its unique atmosphere. Late in the afternoon after an enjoyable day we rejoin the coach for the journey back to our hotel.

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Day 4

Today we travel into the heartland of the country and visit the Belvedere House & Gardens which is a magnificent 160 acre lakeside estate with a fully restored Georgian Villa. In the afternoon we continue to the Tulamore Dew and its vistitor centre home to the legendary Irish Whiskey housed in an old bonded warehouse on the banks of the canal. We enjoy a fifty minute guided tour telling us their history before we enjoy a tasting. We travel back to our hotel with a warm glow for our evening meal.

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Day 5

An early start this morning, as we make the short drive to Dublin port to catch the ferry back to Holyhead, we enjoy breakfast onboard the ship.
On arrival in Wales we continue our journey home arriving back early evening.


B=Breakfast Included, D =Dinner Included

Hotel Details: The Johnstown Estate Hotel, Enfield, County Meath.

This four star hotel is a converted 1750’s Georgian Rural residence set in 120 acres of parkland overlooking the Blackwater river. Its facilities include a swimming pool, gym and leisure club. It also has a restaurant and you can relax with a drink in the Coach House Bar. The bedrooms are en suite with television, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Served by a lift.


Price Includes:>


  • Four Nights Hotel Accommodation.

  • Meals on a Half Board basis.

  • An excursion to the Irish National stud.

  • A visit to the Japanese Gardens.

  • A free day in Dublin to explore the city.

  • A visi to the magnificent Belvedere House and Gardens.

  • A visit and guided tour of the Tullamore Dew Whiskey.

  • A visit to Malahide Castle & Gardens.

  • Services of Coach and Driver.



Extra Costs:>

  • Single Room Supplement £99.00.

  • Travel Insurance if required.


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bromyard Bus Stop, Pump Street, Bromyard
Church Stretton Railway Station, A49 side, Church Stretton
Craven Arms Tuffins Lay by Bus Stop, Craven Arms
Hereford Bus Station Stand 1 or 2, Commercial Road Bus Station,
Hereford Three Elms Bakers Lane, Off Three Elms Road, Hereford
Hereford Three Elms Inn Bus Stop/Layby, op Three Elms Inn, Three Elms Road
Hereford Whitecross Whitecross Roundabout, Co-op Bus Stop, Hereford
Ledbury Market House, Ledbury
Leominster Stand 2, Bus Station, Leominster
Ludlow Smithfield Car Park, Lower Galdeford, Ludlow,
Shropshire, SY8 1RN
Ludlow P&R Eco Park, Park & Ride Bus Stop, Ludlow.
Monmouth 1 Bus Station, Monmouth.
Ross On Wye Bus Stop 4, Cantilupe Road, Ross On Wye
Tenbury Wells Bus Stop, TSB Bank, Teme Street, Tenbury Wells
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