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Ireland 1916 Commemorations

Exploring Vacations has created a series of bespoke Ireland 1916 Commemorations Tour packages with exclusive access into Republican sites and official Commemorations Programmes. Designed to give the traveller a unique insight and an unforgettable experience of being in Ireland on the 100th anniversary of the Historic 1916 Rising, celebrating The Proclamation of the Irish Republic. A once in a lifetime trip for those of Irish descent. From Republican strongholds in Belfast, to re-enacting the Easter Rising and Rebel Tours of Dublin, these bespoke tours also combine the must see sites of Ireland, The Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry and include great social activities such as the Bunratty Castle Banquet. Limited availability book now and save hundreds on later prices.

Ireland 1916 Commemorations overseas tour packages

Tour A

Bespoke Itinerary 1916 Rising Easter Tour March 2016.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Pre-night and Dinner at Doubletree Hilton, Dublin The night before your tour begins is yours to spend how you see fit. Relax and enjoy a sumptuous dinner at the Doubletree Hilton, or take a stroll around the leafy surroundings of Dublin’s Southside. A stone’s throw from the hotel lies the Grand Canal, St. Stephen’s Green, and some of the city’s finest examples of Georgian architecture.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

belfast

  • Depart Dublin to Belfast
  • Tour of Falls Road
  • Lunch in Felon’s Club
  • Guided Visit to Milltown Cemetery
  • Crumlin Road Gaol
  • Overnight & Dinner at Europa Hotel

Today you’ll begin your tour, heading across the border to Belfast. There you’ll dive into the complicated and turbulent history of this now vibrant city, beginning with a tour of the Falls Road, the heart of the Republican community lined with dramatic murals. After a lunch stop in another Republican stronghold, the Felon’s club, you’ll then embark on a guided tour of Milltown cemetery, where many leading figures of the conflict in Belfast were laid to rest (including Bobby Sands). Your last stop of the day is Crumlin Road Gaol, a historic prison that held executions up until 1961 and only closed its doors in 1996. From there, you’ll head to your evening meal and accommodation in the Europa Hotel, which was bombed and refurbished a staggering 28 times during the Troubles.

Holy Thursday, 24 March 2016

DUBLIN LIFFEY BRIDGE

  • Attendance at Commemorative Events Programme in Belfast.
  • Free time to explore the City.
  • Depart Belfast to Dublin
  • Overnight & Dinner at Doubletree Hilton

Having seen some of the legacy of the Troubles on the first day of your tour, today you will attend a programme of Commemorative events focussing on Belfast’s connection with the 1916 Easter Rising. From there, you’ll head back to Dublin and to the Doubletree Hilton for the night, where you can enjoy some free time in the city for the evening.

Good Friday, 25 March 2016

Ireland_-_Dublin_-_Phoenix_Park_-_Wellington_Monument

  • Visit to Arbour Hill where the executed leaders of 1916 are buried.
  • Glasnevin Cemetery Guided Tour of Glasnevin Cemetery and Republican plot
  • Visit to REVOLUTION 1916 The Exhibition.
  • Overnight at Doubletree Hilton

Today you’ll get the chance to pay your respects to 14 of the executed leaders of the 1916 Rising (including Padraig Pearse and James Connolly) at Arbour Hill, 11am. Later at 2.00pm you’ll move on to the fascinating Glasnevin cemetery, where you will take a guided tour to hear the stories of this truly intriguing place and the lives that came to rest there. At 4.30pm, you will arrive at the brand new Easter Rising Exhibition called REVOLUTION 1916 at one of Dublin’s most iconic buildings on O’Connell St.

Easter Saturday, 26th March 2016

DUBLINIrish Citizen Army parade to 1916 Garrison St Stephens Green. Re- enactment of the ICA departure from Liberty Hall to take over the Stephen’s Green Garrison. Followed by more Commemorative programme events. City Centre location. Traditional entertainment evening Remembering the Rising through, Music, Song, Poetry, Dance and Art. Overnight at Doubletree Hilton Hotel You’ll start off the day at 11am at Liberty Hall, where an re-enactment will take place of the Irish Citizen Army march to the 1916 Garrison at St. Stephen’s Green, this is a chance to walk in the footsteps of history. Take in some more planned Commemorative events in the afternoon, before an evening of traditional entertainment to commemorate the Rising in music, song, poetry, dance, art, and of course, craic!

Easter Sunday, 27th March 2016

DUBLIN2

  • Morning at leisure for O’Connell St Parade.
  • Afternoon attend another planned Commemorative event .
  • City Centre location.’1916 Remembered’ Leading Historians on the importance of the legacy of 1916.
  • Overnight at Doubletree Hotel

This morning is yours to explore Dublin at your leisure and have a look at the O’Connell St Easter Parade. In the afternoon there is another chance to participate in more planned commemorative events. In the evening from 8pm, leading historians will give a series of insightful talks on the importance of the legacy of 1916, entitled ‘1916 Remembered’.

Easter Monday 28th March 2016

sligo_1

  • Departure from Dublin
  • Sean MacDiarmada Homestead Lunch at Drumcliff
  • WB Yeats Grave – Reading of Easter 1916
  • Overnight & Dinner at listed hotel (see below)

At 8.30am you’ll depart Dublin and make your way to 1916 military mastermind Sean MacDiarmada’s homestead at noon in rural county Leitrim. After lunch in the spectacular surroundings of Drumcliff in county Sligo, you’ll head to the nearby final resting place of legendary Irish poet W.B. Yeats at 3pm, and hear a reading of his famous poem ‘Easter 1916’, before finishing up at your accommodation for the night.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

sligo_1
08.30

  • Departure from Sligo
  • Explore Galway City and local tour on the Rising in Galway .
  • Overnight at listed Hotel & Dinner, Evening Entertainment at Bunratty Castle Banquet

You will leave Sligo at 8.30am to travel towards Galway, with some breathtaking scenery along the way. Take in the sights and sounds of the vivacious Galway city and a local tour on the Rising in Galway and visit the statue dedicated to 1916 veteran Liam Mellows in Eyre Square, before travelling on to your accommodation for the night. Evening entertainment is the ever popular Bunratty Castle Banquet, an authentic medieval banquet in a historic castle, with plenty of craic to be had.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

cliffs of moher

  • The Burren
  • Black Head Drive
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Shannon Estuary Crossing
  • Overnight and Dinner at listed hotel, Killarney (see below)

It’s time to see some of Ireland’s most captivating scenery today with a trip south along the coast to county Kerry. You’ll take in the otherworldly rocky landscape of the Burren on one of Ireland’s best road trips, the Black Head Drive, and then stop off at the truly heart stopping Cliffs of Moher, shrouded in mist and pounded by the waves of the Atlantic, these sheer cliffs stretch on and on past the horizon and are unmissable! You’ll then take a serene trip across the Shannon Estuary, spotting native wildlife, before arriving at your accommodation in Killarney for the night.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

3

  • Banna Strand, The scene of the 1916 Gun running with Sir Roger Casement
  • Killarney National Park – Best part of Ring of Kerry
  • Jaunting Car Tour
  • Overnight & Dinner at listed hotel, Killarney (see below)

The penultimate 1916-related stop on the tour is Banna Strand, where Sir Roger Casement attempted to land German arms for the cause, but was arrested on site. A monument now stands on the spot where it happened. After dipping your toes in the Atlantic you’ll take in the awe-inspiring Killarney National Park, arguably the most stunning scenery in the whole country. You can also take a traditional jaunting car tour around the park to get a feel for how the locals used to travel before relaxing in your hotel for the night and preparing for your journey back to Dublin in the morning.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Dublin2

  • Transfer back to Dublin.
  • Final 1916- related stop a visit to Kilmainham Gaol the scene of the 1916 executions.
  • Follow the last walk of the leaders from the prison landing to the stone breakers yard.
  • Overnight and Dinner at listed Hotel (see below)

Your trip comes to an end back in Dublin, where your driver will drop you off at your hotel right beside the airport – so you can get the most rest and relaxation (and packing) time possible before your journey home.

Pricing

All tickets will be sold on a first come/first served basis and can be secured with a 20% deposit.

There are six full size coaches, those who confirm tickets first will benefit from the lower pricing:

COACH ONE & TWO – 1,916 EURO COACH THREE & FOUR – 1,995 EURO COACH FIVE & SIX – 2,225 EURO All of the above prices are based on per person sharing.

The Single Supplement is as follows:

COACH ONE & TWO – 1,437 EURO COACH THREE & FOUR – 1,497 EURO COACH FIVE & SIX – 1,669 EURO

The pricing structure will change on Friday, 26 February to as follows:

COACH ONE & TWO – 2,108 EURO COACH THREE & FOUR – 2,195 EURO COACH FIVE & SIX – 2,448 EURO All of the above prices are based on per person sharing.

The Single Supplement is as follows:

COACH ONE & TWO – 1,581 EURO COACH THREE & FOUR – 1,647 EURO COACH FIVE & SIX – 1,836 EURO The closing date for all bookings will be Thursday, April 2. Full payment must be made by Friday, 25 July, 2015. All payments are non-refundable, so it is a must that all parties take out travel insurance.

Price includes:

Accommodation Breakfast each morning 6 Evening Meals 1 Lunch Bunratty Banquet Full size coach with touring specification All attractions as listed Return transfer to airport Driver & Guide Here is the accommodation breakdown; all hotels are subject to change.

TOUR A – MARCH

COACH 1

DOUBLETREE HILTON, DUBLIN (1, 3, 4, 5, 6 NIGHTS) EUROPA, BELFAST SLIGO PARK HOTEL OAKWOOD ARMS, SHANNON DROMHALL, KILLARNEY (2 NIGHTS) MALDRON DUBLIN AIRPORT HOTEL

COACH 2

DOUBLETREE HILTON, DUBLIN (1, 3, 4, 5, 6 NIGHTS) EUROPA, BELFAST SLIGO PARK HOTEL OAKWOOD ARMS, SHANNON RANDLES COURT HOTEL, KILLARNEY (2 NIGHTS) MALDRON DUBLIN AIRPORT HOTEL

COACH 3

DOUBLETREE HILTON, DUBLIN (1, 3, 4, 5, 6 NIGHTS) EUROPA, BELFAST THE GLASSHOUSE, SLIGO CITY BUNRATTY CASTLE HOTEL CAHERNANE HOUSE HOTEL, KILLARNEY (2 NIGHTS) FINNSTOWN COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL, DUBLIN

COACH 4

DOUBLETREE HILTON, DUBLIN (1, 3, 4, 5, 6 NIGHTS) EUROPA, BELFAST THE GLASSHOUSE, SLIGO CITY BUNRATTY CASTLE HOTEL INTERNATIONAL HOTEL, KILLARNEY (2 NIGHTS) FINNSTOWN COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL

COACH 5

DOUBLETREE HILTON, DUBLIN (1, 3, 4, 5, 6 NIGHTS) EUROPA, BELFAST SLIGO CITY HOTEL THE INN AT DROMOLAND THE LAKE HOTEL HILTON DUBLIN AIRPORT HOTEL Ireland 1916 Commemorations overseas tour package.

Tour B

Bespoke Itinerary 1916 Rising Anniversary Date April 2016

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Pre-night and Dinner at Doubletree Hilton, Dublin The night before your tour begins is yours to spend how you see fit. Relax and enjoy a sumptuous dinner at the Doubletree Hilton, or take a stroll around the leafy surroundings of Dublin’s Southside. A stone’s throw from the hotel lies the Grand Canal, St. Stephen’s Green, and some of the city’s finest examples of Georgian architecture.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

belfast

  • Depart Dublin to Belfast
  • Tour of Falls Road
  • Lunch in Felon’s Club
  • Guided Visit to Milltown Cemetery
  • Crumlin Road Gaol
  • Overnight & Dinner at Europa Hotel

Today you’ll begin your tour, heading across the border to Belfast. There you’ll dive into the complicated and turbulent history of this now vibrant city, beginning with a tour of the Falls Road, the heart of the Republican community lined with dramatic murals. After a lunch stop in another Republican stronghold, the Felon’s club, you’ll then embark on a guided tour of Milltown cemetery, where many leading figures of the conflict in Belfast were laid to rest (including Bobby Sands). Your last stop of the day is Crumlin Road Gaol, a historic prison that held executions up until 1961 and only closed its doors in 1996. From there, you’ll head to your evening meal and accommodation in the Europa Hotel, which was bombed and refurbished a staggering 28 times during the Troubles.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

DUBLIN LIFFEY BRIDGE

  • Attendance at Commemorative Events in Belfast
  • Depart Belfast to Dublin
  • Overnight & Dinner at Doubletree Hilton

Having seen some of the legacy of the Troubles on the first day of your tour, today you can spend some free time in Belfast in the morning and take in some planned Commemorative Events highlighting Belfast’s link to 1916 in the afternoon. From there, you’ll head back to Dublin and to the Doubletree Hilton for the night, where you can enjoy some free time in the city for the evening.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Ireland_-_Dublin_-_Phoenix_Park_-_Wellington_Monument

  • Visit to Arbour Hill where the executed leaders of 1916 are buried.
  • Glasnevin Cemetery Guided Tour of Glasnevin Cemetery and Republican plot
  • Visit to REVOLUTION 1916 The Exhibition.
  • Overnight at Doubletree Hilton

Today you’ll get the chance to pay your respects to 14 of the executed leaders of the 1916 Rising (including Padraig Pearse and James Connolly) at Arbour Hill, at 11am. Later at 2.00pm you’ll move on to the fascinating Glasnevin cemetery, where you will take a guided tour to hear the stories of this truly intriguing place and the lives that came to rest there. At 4.30pm, you will arrive at the brand new Easter Rising Exhibition REVOLUTION 1916 The Exhibition at one of Dublin’s most iconic buildings, where you will take a tour of this top-class exhibition specially created for the 1916 centenary.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

DUBLIN

  • 11.00 – Rebel Tour of Dublin Walking Tour of 1916
  • 14.30 – Commemorative Events in Dublin.
  • 18.00 – Commemorative Events in Dublin
  • Overnight at Doubletree Hilton Hotel

You’ll start off the day at 11am on O’Connell Street for A Rebel Walking Tour of the 1916 Rising. Walk in the footsteps of History on the actual 100th anniversary of The Rising and follow the events as they took place including the retreat from The G.P.O. and last stand in Moore St. In the afternoon and evening you can join planned commemorative events in Dublin city centre.

Actual Anniversary Date Sunday, 24 April 2016

DUBLIN2

  • Reclaim the Vision of 1916 Parade.
  • Evening Special Commemorative event
  • Overnight at Doubletree Hotel

Be in Dublin on O’Connell St on the actual 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising for the Reclaim the Vision parade honouring the men & women of 1916. Be a part of this once in a lifetime historic occasion and take in the atmosphere. In the evening be present for a special tribute on O’Connell St..

Monday 25 April 2016

sligo_1

  • Departure from Dublin
  • Sean MacDiarmada Homestead
  • Lunch at Drumcliff
  • WB Yeats Grave – Reading of Easter 1916
  • Overnight & Dinner at The Glasshouse Hotel

At 8.30am you’ll depart Dublin and make your way to the 1916 military mastermind Sean MacDiarmada’s homestead at noon in rural county Leitrim. After lunch in the spectacular surroundings of Drumcliff in County Sligo, you’ll head to the nearby final resting place of legendary Irish poet W.B. Yeats at 3pm, and hear a reading of his famous poem ‘Easter 1916’, before finishing up at your accommodation for the night.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

GALWAY
08.30

  • Departure from Sligo
  • Explore Galway City and local tour of the Rising in Galway.
  • Overnight at Oakwood Arms Hotel & Dinner, Evening Entertainment at Bunratty Castle Banquet

You will leave Sligo at 8.30am to travel towards Galway, with some breathtaking scenery along the way. Take in the sights and sounds of the vivacious Galway city and take a local tour on the Rising in Galway and visit the statue of 1916 veteran Liam Mellows in Eyre Square, before travelling on to your accommodation for the night. Evening entertainment is the ever popular Bunratty Castle Banquet, an authentic medieval banquet in a historic castle, with plenty of craic to be had.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

cliffs of moher

  • The Burren
  • Black Head Drive
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Shannon Estuary Crossing
  • Overnight and Dinner at Dromhall or International Hotel, Killarney

It’s time to see some of Ireland’s most captivating scenery today with a trip south along the coast to county Kerry. You’ll take in the otherworldly rocky landscape of the Burren on one of Ireland’s best road trips, the Black Head Drive, and then stop off at the truly heart stopping Cliffs of Moher, shrouded in mist and pounded by the waves of the Atlantic, these sheer cliffs stretch on and on past the horizon and are unmissable! You’ll then take a serene trip across the Shannon Estuary, spotting native wildlife, before arriving at your accommodation in Killarney for the night.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

3

  • Banna Strand, the scene of the 1916 gun running with Sir Roger Casement.
  • Killarney National Park – Best part of Ring of Kerry
  • Jaunting Car Tour
  • Overnight & Dinner at Dromhall or International Hotel, Killarney

The final 1916-related stop on the door is Banna Strand, where Sir Roger Casement attempted to land German arms for the cause, but was arrested on site. A monument now stands on the spot where it happened. After dipping your toes in the Atlantic you’ll take in the awe-inspiring Killarney National Park, arguably the most stunning scenery in the whole country. You can also take a traditional jaunting car tour around the park to get a feel for how the locals used to travel before relaxing in your hotel for the night and preparing for your journey back to Dublin in the morning.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Dublin2

  • Transfer back to Dublin.
  • Final 1916 related stop on tour is a visit to Kilmainham Gaol the scene of the 1916 executions.
  • Follow the last walk of the 1916 leaders to the Stone Breakers yard.
  • Overnight and Dinner at Maldron, Dublin Airport Hotel

Your trip comes to an end back in Dublin, where your driver will drop you off at your hotel right beside the airport – so you can get the most rest and relaxation (and packing) time possible before your journey home.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Transfer to airport Pricing Tour B April. All tickets will be sold on a first come/first served basis and can be secured with a 20% deposit.

There are two full size coaches, those who book tickets first will benefit from the lower pricing:

COACH ONE & TWO – 1,995 EURO The above price is based on per person sharing.

The Single Supplement is as follows:

COACH ONE & TWO – 1,497 EURO

The pricing structure will change on Friday, 26 February to as follows:

COACH ONE & TWO – 2,195 EURO The above price is based on per person sharing.

The Single Supplement is as follows:

COACH ONE & TWO – 1,647 EURO The closing date for all bookings will be Thursday, April 2. Full payment must be made by Friday, 25 July, 2015. All payments are non-refundable, so it is a must that all parties take out travel insurance.

Price includes:

Accommodation Breakfast each morning 6 Evening Meals 1 Lunch Bunratty Banquet Full size coach with touring specification All attractions as listed Return transfer to airport Driver & Guide Here is the accommodation breakdown; all hotels are subject to change.

TOUR A – MARCH

COACH 1

DOUBLETREE HILTON, DUBLIN (1, 3, 4, 5, 6 NIGHTS) EUROPA, BELFAST GLASS HOUSE HOTEL OAKWOOD ARMS, SHANNON DROMHALL, KILLARNEY (2 NIGHTS) MALDRON DUBLIN AIRPORT HOTEL

COACH 2

DOUBLETREE HILTON, DUBLIN (1, 3, 4, 5, 6 NIGHTS) EUROPA, BELFAST GLASSHOUSE HOTEL OAKWOOD ARMS, SHANNON RANDLES COURT HOTEL, KILLARNEY (2 NIGHTS) MALDRON DUBLIN AIRPORT HOTEL Ireland 1916 Commemorations overseas tour package

Tour C May.

Bespoke Itinerary 1916 Rising Anniversary Tour May 2016

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Pre-night and Dinner at Doubletree Hilton, Dublin The night before your tour begins is yours to spend how you see fit. Relax and enjoy a sumptuous dinner at the Doubletree Hilton, or take a stroll around the leafy surroundings of Dublin’s Southside. A stone’s throw from the hotel lies the Grand Canal, St. Stephen’s Green, and some of the city’s finest examples of Georgian architecture.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

belfast

  • Depart Dublin to Belfast
  • Tour of Falls Road
  • Lunch in Felon’s Club
  • Guided Visit to Milltown Cemetery
  • Crumlin Road Gaol
  • Overnight & Dinner at Europa Hotel

Today you’ll begin your tour, heading across the border to Belfast. There you’ll dive into the complicated and turbulent history of this now vibrant city, beginning with a tour of the Falls Road, the heart of the Republican community lined with dramatic murals. After a lunch stop in another Republican stronghold, the Felon’s club, you’ll then embark on a guided tour of Milltown cemetery, where many leading figures of the conflict in Belfast were laid to rest (including Bobby Sands). Your last stop of the day is Crumlin Road Gaol, a historic prison that held executions up until 1961 and only closed its doors in 1996. From there, you’ll head to your evening meal and accommodation in the Europa Hotel, which was bombed and refurbished a staggering 28 times during the Troubles.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

DUBLIN LIFFEY BRIDGE

  • Free time and attendance at Commemorative Events in Belfast
  • Depart Belfast to Dublin
  • Overnight & Dinner at Doubletree Hilton

Having seen some of the legacy of the Troubles on the first day of your tour, today you can enjoy some free time in Belfast and later attend some Commemorative events highlighting Belfast’s links to the 1916 Rising. From there you will head back to Dublin and to the Doubletree Hilton for the night, where you can enjoy some free time in the city for the evening.

Friday, 6 May 2016

Ireland_-_Dublin_-_Phoenix_Park_-_Wellington_Monument

  • Visit Arbour Hill the burial site of the 1916 leaders.
  • Glasnevin Cemetery Guided Tour of Glasnevin Cemetery and Republican plot
  • Visit REVOLUTION 1916 The Exhibition.
  • Overnight at Doubletree Hilton

Today you’ll get the chance to pay your respects to 14 of the executed leaders of the 1916 Rising (including Padraig Pearse and James Connolly) at Arbour Hill. Later at 2.00pm you’ll move on to the fascinating Glasnevin cemetery, where you will take a guided tour to hear the stories of this truly intriguing place and the lives that came to rest there. At 4.30pm, you will arrive at the brand new Easter Rising Exhibition REVOLUTION 1916 at one of Dublin’s most iconic buildings, where you will take a tour of this top-class exhibition specially created for the 1916 centenary.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

DUBLIN

  • 11.00 – Rebel Tour of Dublin Walking Tour of 1916
  • 14.30 – Free time in Dublin.
  • Overnight at Doubletree Hilton Hotel

You’ll start off the day at 11am an O’Connell St with a Rebel Walking Tour of Dublin following in the footsteps of history tracing the movements of the 1916 Rising at the very locations where events took place just over 100 years ago. Visit the headquarters of the Provisional Government of Ireland The General Post Office and the last stand at Moore St. In the afternoon tour the Capital of Ireland and enjoy some free time in Dublin, the city that fought an Empire.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

DUBLIN2

  • The Dawning of the Day at Kilmainham.
  • Join in a unique 1916 commemoration for Fáinne Geal an Lae The Dawning of the Day.
  • Dawn Ceremonies outside Kilmainham Gaol from 3am on the 100th anniversary of the execution of leaders Eamonn Ceantt, Michael Mallin, Sean Hueston and Con Colbert.
  • A special event commemorating the leaders who died on their own, executed in secret in 1916.
  • Afternoon at leisure to explore the city and shop.
  • Overnight at Doubletree Hotel

Easter Monday 25 April 2016

sligo_1

  • Departure from Dublin
  • Sean MacDiarmada Homestead
  • Lunch at Drumcliff
  • WB Yeats Grave – Reading of Easter 1916
  • Overnight & Dinner at The Glasshouse Hotel

At 8.30am you’ll depart Dublin and make your way to the 1916 military mastermind Sean MacDiarmada’s homestead at noon in rural county Leitrim. After lunch in the spectacular surroundings of Drumcliff in county Sligo, you’ll head to the nearby final resting place of legendary Irish poet W.B. Yeats at 3pm, and hear a reading of his famous poem ‘Easter 1916’, before finishing up at your accommodation for the night.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

GALWAY
08.30

  • Departure from Sligo
  • Explore Galway City and local tour of 1916 Rising in Galway.
  • Overnight at Oakwood Arms Hotel & Dinner, Evening Entertainment at Bunratty Castle Banquet

You will leave Sligo at 8.30am to travel towards Galway, with some breathtaking scenery along the way. Take in the sights and sounds of the vivacious Galway city and a local tour of Galway’s role in the Rising and visit the statue of 1916 veteran Liam Mellows in Eyre Square, before travelling on to your accommodation for the night. Evening entertainment is the ever popular Bunratty Castle Banquet, an authentic medieval banquet in a historic castle, with plenty of craic to be had.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

cliffs of moher

  • The Burren
  • Black Head Drive
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Shannon Estuary Crossing
  • Overnight and Dinner at Dromhall or Randles Hotel, Killarney

It’s time to see some of Ireland’s most captivating scenery today with a trip south along the coast to county Kerry. You’ll take in the otherworldly rocky landscape of the Burren on one of Ireland’s best road trips, the Black Head Drive, and then stop off at the truly heart stopping Cliffs of Moher, shrouded in mist and pounded by the waves of the Atlantic, these sheer cliffs stretch on and on past the horizon and are unmissable! You’ll then take a serene trip across the Shannon Estuary, spotting native wildlife, before arriving at your accommodation in Killarney for the night.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

3

  • Banna Strand, The scene of the 1916 gun running with Sir Roger Casement.
  • Killarney National Park – Best part of Ring of Kerry
  • Jaunting Car Tour
  • Overnight & Dinner at Dromhall or Randles Hotel, Killarney

The penultimate 1916-related stop on the door is Banna Strand, where Sir Roger Casement attempted to land German arms for the cause, but was arrested on site. A monument now stands on the spot where it happened. After dipping your toes in the Atlantic you’ll take in the awe-inspiring Killarney National Park, arguably the most stunning scenery in the whole country. You can also take a traditional jaunting car tour around the park to get a feel for how the locals used to travel before relaxing in your hotel for the night and preparing for your journey back to Dublin in the morning.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Dublin2

  • Transfer back to Dublin.
  • The final 1916 related stop is a visit to Kilmainham Gaol the scene of the 1916 executions.
  • Follow the last walk of the 1916 leaders to the stone breakers yard.
  • Overnight and Dinner at Maldron, Dublin Airport Hotel

Your trip comes to an end back in Dublin, where your driver will drop you off at your hotel right beside the airport – so you can get the most rest and relaxation (and packing) time possible before your journey home.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Transfer to airport

Pricing

All tickets will be sold on a first come/first served basis and can be secured with a 20% deposit.

There are two full size coaches, those who book tickets first will benefit from the lower pricing:

COACH ONE & TWO – 1,995 EURO The above price is based on per person sharing.

The Single Supplement is as follows:

COACH ONE & TWO – 1,497 EURO

The pricing structure will change on Friday, 26 February to as follows:

COACH ONE & TWO – 2,195 EURO The above price is based on per person sharing.

The Single Supplement is as follows:

COACH ONE & TWO – 1,647 EURO The closing date for all bookings will be Thursday, April 2. Full payment must be made by Friday, 25 July, 2015. All payments are non-refundable, so it is a must that all parties take out travel insurance.

Price includes:

Accommodation Breakfast each morning 6 Evening Meals 1 Lunch Bunratty Banquet Full size coach with touring specification All attractions as listed Return transfer to airport Driver & Guide Here is the accommodation breakdown; all hotels are subject to change.

TOUR C – MAY

COACH 1

DOUBLETREE HILTON, DUBLIN (1, 3, 4, 5, 6 NIGHTS) EUROPA, BELFAST GLASSHOUSE HOTEL OAKWOOD ARMS, SHANNON INTERNATIONAL HOTEL, KILLARNEY (2 NIGHTS) MALDRON DUBLIN AIRPORT HOTEL

COACH 2

DOUBLETREE HILTON, DUBLIN (1, 3, 4, 5, 6 NIGHTS) EUROPA, BELFAST GLASSHOUSE HOTEL OAKWOOD ARMS, SHANNON RANDLES COURT HOTEL, KILLARNEY (2 NIGHTS) MALDRON DUBLIN AIRPORT HOTEL

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