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Transcript of Ireland
Destination: Dublin Airport
Time: ~13 hour flight 17 Days... 10 Cities... 1 TRIP OF A
LIFE TIME!! Airfare: $1100.00 (CND) round trip using American Airline The Emerald Island: Grand Tour of Ireland
-Accommodations for 2 through-out your 17 day journey through 10 Irish Cities Total: $3649.00 5 Reasons Why Ireland is my Dream Vacation 5. Stunning Scenery Ireland has to offer 4. Experience Irish Culture- Music And Dance 3. I love the Irish Accent :) 2. Be apart of Irish Festivals 1. To Experience my HERITAGE first hand Day 1: Arrive at the Dublin airport and take a rental car to
Travel Time: 1hour 30 minutes.
Accommodations: 1 night at the Butler house in Kilkenny Castle KILKENNY
St Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower Black Abby
Holy Trinity Church founded in 1225
It was one of the first houses of the Dominican Order (Roman Catholic Religious Order) in Ireland Kilkenny Castle
Built in 1195
Was the major form of defense for the city in the 13th century due to its traditional circular towers and moat.
Court yard currently serves as a park that is open to the public. St Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower
13th Century Cathedral that has been the site of Christian worship for 6 centuries.
The Round Tower is the oldest standing tower in Kilkenny
One of 2 towers that is open to the public in Kilkenny Day 2: CORK
Travel Time: 3 Hours
Accommodations: Victorian style villa in Cobh CORK
Charles Fort Blarney Castle
Located in Blarney Ireland- just outside of Cork.
The castle dates back to the 1200's
Location of the Blarney Stone. The Blarney Stone is an Irish, magical stone, upon which the Kings of Ireland were crowned.
Any person who Kisses the Blarney Stone is given "The Gift of Gab" and blessed with Eloquence. Charles Fort
Constructed in the 17th century
Star-shaped fort located on the beautiful waters edge in Kinsale, Cork County
This fortress is the largest military citadel in Ireland
Known for its colourful 18th century architecture. Day 3 and 4: BANTRY
Travel Time: 2 hours Accommodations: 2 nights at Georgian mansion overlooking Dunmanus Bay BANTRY
Located on the southern tip of Ireland overlooking the Bay
Known for its warmer climates (due to the gulf), port fishing, markets, and relaxing atmosphere. Day 5 and 6: Killorglin
Travel Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Accommodations: 2 Nights at a hunting lodge on the shores of Caragh Lake KILLORGLIN
Gap of Dunloe
Ring of Kerry Gap of Dunloe
It is a 7 hour tour through various parts of southwestern Ireland via coach car, horseback and boat.
Tour takes passengers through the mountains with various stops at historic cottages and castles through Killarney to a final destination of Ross Castle Ross Castle
Built in the 15th century
Believed to be the last fortress to fall to Cromwell's army.
Oliver Cromwell was an English military and political leader. He is a hated figure in Ireland due to his actions of massacre, religious persecution, and dispossession of the Catholic community.
Traditional irish curse is the "Mallacht Chromail ort" or the "Curse of Cromwell" Ring of Kerry
Tour around the MacGillicuddy Reeks and the Iveragh Peninsula, along the Atlantic Coast, to Dingle Bay and Kenmare Bay, and finally returning to Killarney
Tour shows historic Irish landmarks and archeology such as Cahersiveen Heritage Centre, Valentia Island, Derrynane House, prehistoric Staigue Fort and Kenmare Heritage Centre. Day 7: Dingle
Travel Time: 1 Hour
Accommodations: A luxury guesthouse
located in Dingle Bay DINGLE
Small quaint town known for its fishing, and festive Irish pubs
Dingle Ocean World Aquarium Dingle Pubs! Dingle Ocean World Aquarium
contain Ireland's largest collection of sharks.
viewers are able to observe the sharks first hand in an under water shark cage! Drink Up :) Day 8: Cliffs of Moher
Travel Time: 4 Hours
Accommodations: A Country House overlooking Galway Bay CLIFFS OF MOHER
Considered one of Ireland's top scenic attractions
The Cliffs are over 200m tall and 8 miles long Day 9 and 10: Galway
Travel Time: 2 Hours
Accommodations: Pony Farm on the out-skirts of Galway GALWAY
Collegiate Church of St Nicholas CONNEMARA
Very open and spacious park
One of the few remaining areas where Irish is still spoken Collegiate Church of St Nicholas
Founded in the 1320s
Dedicated to the Patron Saint- St. Nicholas
St. Nicholas is the Saint of mariners and merchants
One of the best preserved Medieval Churches in Ireland Day 11 and 12: Ballina
Travel Time: 3 Hours
Accommodations: 2 nights at a Bed and breakfast overlooking the water BALLINA
The Creteboom, Concrete Ship, River Moy.
St. Patrick's Well Céide Fields
Most extensive stone age site in the world
Oldest field system in the world (over 5500 years old) The Creteboom, Concrete Ship, River Moy
During WWI Steel was sparse and it was not uncommon to see a ship made of concrete
This ship was deliberately sunk in Ballina in order to force the water down close to the bank. St. Patrick's Well
Shrine dedicated to St. Patrick
Believed to be the site St. Patrick baptized a local Prince Eochaid and first preached in Ireland.
The stone on which St. Patrick is believed to have stood on during his preaching is located behind the Well. Day 13 and 14: Donegal
Travel Time: 2 hours
Accommodations: 2 nights at a Hotel on the shores of Lough Eske DONEGAL
Donegal Bay Sea Safari
Grianan Ailigh Donegal Castle
Built in 1474 by Hugh Roe O’Donnell.
Regarded as one of the finest Gaelic castles in Ireland
The castle was fully restored in the late 1990s Donegal Bay Sea Safari
this safari allows you to get up close and personal with the wildlife present in Donegal bay Grianan Ailigh
Over 4000 years old
Ring Fort built by Tuatha De Danann, who is known as the God and King of Ireland
Legend has it, he built this fort to protect the grave of his son Aedh. Day 15 and 16: Dublin
Travel Time: 4 hours
Accommodations: 2 nights at an old School House Bed and Breakfast DUBLIN
Christ Church Cathedral
Trinity College Christ Church Cathedral
Founded in 1030
Contains one of the largest Medieval Crypts in the UK Dublin Castle
Formerly the seat of the British Rule of Ireland
Has been part of Ireland since King John (The First Lord of Ireland)
Now serves as the Major Government Building in Ireland Of course no trip to Ireland would be complete without a stop at the Guinness Storehouse Ha’penny Bridge
Accepted as the symbol of Dublin
Built in 1816 over the River Liffey
Up until 2000 it was the only pedestrian bridge Trinity College
Full Name:The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin
Established in 1592
First University in Dublin Day 17: Time to fly home :(
Travel Time: ~13 hours Ireland has always held a spot in my heart. Growing up my mother would tell me story after story about her father, D'Arcy Finnerty, a man I would unfortunately never have the privilege of meeting. He was an Irish man through and through, and celebrated that every day of week.
St. Patrick's Day was a bigger celebration than Christmas in the Finnerty House, and still is today. I think the fact that I was never able to meet this wonderful man, my grandfather, I fell in love with the one thing he held dearest to his heart (other than his family), his heritage...Ireland! Going to Ireland and exploring the wonderful country that my grandfather was so fascinated with and now am I, will be an amazing experience, one that will help me feel close to the grandfather I never knew. Embrace the saying "ERIN GO BRACH", meaning Ireland Forever Ireland is...
...my connection to lost family members
...my DREAM VACATION References
Pictures- google images
Travel Information- Umfulana: Tailor Made Tours
Attractions- Discover Ireland
Wikipedia http://www.umfulana.com/ireland/tours/345-the-emerald-island-grand-tour-of-ireland http://www.discoverireland.com/us/