Shades of Ireland

Travel with the Danville Area Community Center to Ireland!

April 19-28, 2015
10 Days – 13 Meals

“Shades of Ireland” Highlights:  Dublin, Irish Evening, Kilkenny, Waterford Crstal, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry, Killarney, Farm Visit, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galaway, Castle Stay, and more!   There will be a special travel presentation on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 @ 6:30pm for more detailed information.

Please RSVP to Amie Miller @ Miller Travel Agency @ 570-884-3377. Meeting will take place at the DACC.  

     

Day 1: Sunday, April 19, 2015   Overnight Flight
Travel to the Emerald Isle and find yourself surrounded by its “forty shades of green.” Soak in the landscapes of rolling hills and feel the warmth of an Irish welcome. Visit Dublin, Waterford, Killarney and Limerick as this comprehensive tour introduces Ireland’s natural beauty, rich history and most importantly, its hospitable culture.  

 

Day 2: Monday, April 20, 2015   Dublin, Ireland – Tour Begins
Begin your tour in Dublin. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for some traditional entertainment during a fun-filled Irish evening. (D)  

 

Day 3: Tuesday, April 21, 2015   Dublin

Shopping on Grafton Street

Shopping on Grafton Street

Become familiar with the “Fair City” of Dublin during a tour highlighting the top sights! Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, O’Connell Street, Grafton Street, Phoenix Park and see the city’s trademark – magnificent rows of stately Georgian town homes. Enjoy the freedom to spend your afternoon relaxing or set out on a personal adventure to discover the cultural offerings of delightful Dublin on your own. (B)

 

 

 

Day 4: Wednesday, April 22, 2015   Dublin – Kilkenny – Waterford

Waterford Crystal

Waterford Crystal

Travel to Kilkenny to explore the medieval atmosphere of this city situated on the banks of the River Nore.  Then, arrive in the historic city of Waterford and visit the House of Waterford Crystal. Enjoy a fascinating factory tour and browse the retail store housing the largest collection of Waterford Crystal in the world. Complete your day with a leisurely-paced walking tour of this unique city. (B, D)      

 

 

 

Day 5: Thursday, April 23, 2015   Waterford – Blarney Stone – Killarney

Blarney Stone

Blarney Stone

Today, journey to historic Blarney Castle and embrace the opportunity to kiss the famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it that those who kiss the stone are bestowed with the gift of eloquence. In Killarney you will be treated to a time-honored Irish jaunting car ride*. A tour of the beautiful Muckross House and Gardens offers a glimpse into the elegant lifestyle of the Victorian gentry. Imagine what their days were like as you explore the perfectly restored rooms of this magnificent mansion or stroll in the lush gardens, spectacularly adorned with blooms. (B, D)    

 

 

Day 6: Friday, April 24, 2015   Killarney – Ring of Kerry – Killarney
Travel along one of the most beautiful coastal routes in the world, the Ring of Kerry. At the Gap of Dunloe, shop for traditional Irish goods handcrafted by local artisans. Enjoy pristine ocean scenery as you move through picturesque villages. Continue on as you traverse rugged mountain passes into “Ladies View.” From this spectacular vantage point, one of Ireland’s finest, gaze upon the Lakes of Killarney. Tonight, use your leisure time to sample a true taste of Irish culture. (B)  

 

Day 7: Saturday, April 25, 2015   Killarney – Limerick

Molanna Dairy Farm

Molanna Dairy Farm

Today, experience the customs and daily life of a traditional Irish family during a memorable visit to the Molanna Dairy Farm. Continue to Limerick where a panoramic city tour showcases King John’s Castle and the Treaty Stone. Delve into the fascinating history of the “city of the violated treaty.” (B)              

 

 

 

 

Day 8: Sunday, April 26, 2015   Limerick – Cliffs of Moher – Galway – Limerick

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

An exciting day awaits. Journey to the stunning, 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher for awe-inspiring views of the mighty Atlantic and the Aran Islands. Stand tall as the ocean winds blow in from half a world away. Learn about our Collette Foundation project that benefits over 470 children in the local community. Then, travel through the vast limestone landscape of the Burren, known for its stark beauty and Neolithic tombs. Continue past scenic countryside into Galway, where a brief city tour introduces “The City of Tribes.” (B, D)    

 

 

Day 9: Monday, April 27, 2015   Limerick – Tullamore/Kilbeggan – Kingscourt

Cabra Castle

Cabra Castle

Start your day with a cross-country journey to Irish Whiskey territory. The ancient towns of Tullamore and Kilbeggan have long been associated with the whiskey industry. Become engaged in the process of whiskey making and enjoy a tasting of the final product during a visit to one of these historic distilleries. Top your day off with an overnight stay on the regal grounds of Cabra Castle, where you toast the end of a fabulous trip during your farewell dinner. (B, D)    

 

 

Day 10: Tuesday, April 28, 2015   Kingscourt
Tour Ends
Your tour ends in Kingscourt. (B)

 

Interested in learning more?

For more detailed trip information, please click here. Questions?  Contact Amie Miller at Miller Travel Agency - 570-884-3377.