Saint Joseph Ireland 2018

Saint Joseph Ireland 2018 - Saint Joseph’s College
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Land & Air
Ireland
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Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Sunday, December 16th, 2018
$500
Sunday, December 16th, 2018

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Daily Itinerary
Day 1 - Departure - JFK Airport New York
Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Departure from JFK with Delta Airlines
6:00 PM – Checking-in at terminal 4- should be no later than
9:48PM – Flight DL#044 leaves JFK to Dublin.

Day 2 - Arrival at Dublin Airport, Transfer to Galway via County Roscommon - Galway
Saturday, March 24th, 2018

8:25 am Arrive at Dublin Airport
Upon arrival in Dublin, meet your driver/guide in the arrivals hall,
and transfer to Galway with modern motor coach.

11:15 am En-route visit the Strokestown Park House and the Irish National Famine Museum
Strokestown, F42 H282, Co. Roscommon / Tel: 00353 719 633 013
Strokestown Park is a magnificent fully furnished Georgian mansion and seat of the Pakenham Mahon family from 1660 to 1979.
National Irish Famine Museum at Strokestown Park: has what is regarded as the best private archive on the Great Irish Famine to explain the history of that tragic era in Ireland’s past and to draw parallels with the occurrence of Famine throughout the world today.

Lunch under own arrangements

03:30 pm Clonmacnoise – Shannonbridge, Co. Offaly / Tel: 00 353 909 674 195
Clonmacnoise is a wonderful early Christian site founded by St. Ciarán in the mid-6th century on the eastern bank of the River Shannon. In a stunning setting, the site includes the ruins of a cathedral, seven churches (10th -13th century), two round towers, three high crosses and the largest collection of early Christian grave slabs in Western Europe.

Continue to Galway and check into your hotel.
Dinner under own arrangements
Overnight, at Galmont Hotel & Spa in Galway

Day 3 - Galway - Galway
Sunday, March 25th, 2018 | Meals: B

Breakfast at the hotel

This morning enjoy a Panoramic Galway City Tour
Galway City is a delight with its narrow streets, old stone and wooden shop fronts, good restaurants and busy pubs. The tour may start at Galway’s modern Cathedral (exterior only), which was built in 1965. The visit can then continue across the Salmon Weir Bridge and along the trout stream to the Collegiate of St Nicholas of Myra, which was built in 1320. See the Old Quays and the Claddagh. The visitor will conclude on Eyre square the accepted centre of Galway City.

Then tour through to the Connemara National Park

Lunch under your own arrangements

Today you will explore the Connemara Region. Connemara is a land of lakes and rivers, bogs and mountains. A land of small villages where Gaelic is still the spoken language and where little has changed since the beginning of time. It is without a doubt the wildest and the most romantic part of Ireland. Connemara is a vast peninsula bordered by the arid and rocky coastline of Galway Bay in the south, a land characteristic for its stone walls and thatched cottages.  Travel to Clifden via Maam Cross, Screeb and Spiddal

Return to Galway
Dinner under own arrangements

Dinner under own arrangements

Day 4 - Galway to Tralee - Tralee
Monday, March 26th, 2018 | Meals: B

Breakfast at the hotel
This morning depart Galway for Tralee, and travel through the Burren Region
The Burren landscape covers over 150 square kilometres and is one of Ireland’s 6 National Parks. The region is visually similar to a moonscape, yet shelters a mixture of flora and archaeological sites which have attracted visitors for centuries.
11:15 am Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre
Visitor Experience, Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare / Tel: 00 353 657 086 141
Self-guided tour from 11:15 am to 4:00 pm: Atlantic Edge is the exciting new interpretive centre at the Cliffs of Moher and is built into the natural landscape. The centre is a huge domed cave that contains images, exhibits, displays & experiences exploring different elements of the mighty Cliffs of Moher: Ocean, Rock, Nature and Man.
Must observe the weather warnings on display; do not enter the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience on a warning code RED or ORANGE. The Cliffs are extremely dangerous in high winds.

Lunch under own arrangements

Take the ferry in Kilrush to cross the Shannon River.
Shannon Car Ferry
Shannon Ferry Ltd., Killmer, Kilrush, Co. Clare / Tel: 00 353 659 053 124

Continue to Tralee and check into The Ashe Hotel. (check in may not be possible prior to 3:00 pm)

Dinner under own arrangements

Day 5 - Tralee to Tipperary - Tipperary
Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 | Meals: B

7:30 am Breakfast at the hotel – Breakfast times have to be pre-booked and, are not flexible

8:30 am Early departure from the hotel
Travel through the Dingle Peninsula. Some of the finest coastal scenery to be seen in Ireland can be found in West Kerry, on the Dingle Peninsula, the most northern of the Kerry Peninsulas. This peninsula is famous for its Celtic, pre-Christian monuments and Christian churches. Travel via Castlemaine and Inch. Stop at Inch Beach. From Inch take Slea Head Drive and continue to Dingle, for some free time and leisure.
Self-guided tour of Dunbeg Fort (Fahan, Ventry, Dingle, Co. Kerry)

Continue to Tipperary

Lunch under own arrangements

Check in at Anner Hotel (check-in may not be possible before 3:00 pm)

Dinner under own arrangements

Day 6 - Tipperary to Dublin - Dublin
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 | Meals: B

Breakfast at the hotel

9:30 am Visit the Rock of Cashel (Cashel, Co. Tipperary / Tel: 00 353 626 1437
Possibly the most photographed site in Ireland, the Rock of Cashel towers over the town of Cashel from its perch on a 200-foot high outcrop of limestone. Once the seat of the Kings of Munster. St Patrick visited the rock in 450AD, while Brian Boru was crowned the first high King of Ireland here in the tenth century.
Due to major restoration works, the visitors’ access  may be restricted to the chapel and other areas. It is advisable to check at the reception which areas are accessible and the best routs around the site.

Continue to Dublin, via Kilkenny

Lunch under your own arrangements

1:00 pm Visit Kilkenny Castle (Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny / Tel: 00 353 567 704 106)
Due to major restoration works, the visitors are not able to explore the Castle at their leisure. Guide Officers along the way can answer any questions (Emergency mobile: Jakie Jordan, 086 819 1251)

On arrival check into Academy Plaza Hotel

Dinner under own arrangements

Day 7 - Dublin - Dublin
Thursday, March 29th, 2018 | Meals: B

Breakfast at the hotel

Meet Ms. Geraldine Moran, your guide, at the reception, and start a panoramic city tour
Panoramic Dublin City Tour: Here you will discover the north and south side of the River Liffey. This area offers great striking monuments such as the GPO (General Post Office) on the city main thoroughfare, O’Connell Street, or the Custom House along the quays, as well as the Phoenix Park, the largest public park in Europe. The south side appears more sophisticated with its vast Georgian squares, such as Merrion Square, where Oscar Wilde’s House can still be found. This part of the city is also dominated by the students of Trinity College, where the famous book of Kells is permanently exhibited in its library.
11:00 am Visit Trinity College and the Book of Kells
(University of Dublin, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin / Tel: 00 353 189 62320)
Thomas Burgh built the Old Library building in the 18th century.
12:30 pm Visit St. Patricks Cathedral Dblin 
(Patricks Close, Dublin8, Co.Dublin / Tel: 00 353 145 39472)
Built in honor of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptized converts on his visit to Dublin.

Lunch under your own arrangements

3:15 pm Visit Dublin Castle ( Dame St, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin / Tel: 00 353 164 58813)
Originally built in the 13th century on a site previously settled by the Vikings, Dublin Castle functioned as a military fortress, a prison, treasury, courts of law and the seat of English Administration in Ireland for 700 years. The grand tour includes the state apartments, undercroft, chapel royal. Craft shop, heritage centre and restaurant are also open to visitors.

Dinner under own arrangements

Day 8 - Dublin - Dublin
Friday, March 30th, 2018 | Meals: B

Breakfast at the hotel

10: 00 am This morning visit Kilmainham Gaol – arrive 15 min prior to tour
(Inchocore Road, Dublin 8 Co. Dublin / Tel: 00 353 145 35984)
One of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, Kilmainham Gaol witnessed some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland’s emergence as a modern nation from 1780s to the 1920s.

12:00 pm National Museum of Decorative Arts and History Ireland
(Collins Barracks, Benburb St., Dublin 7, Co. Dublin / Tel: 00 353 167 77444)
Artefacts on display range from silver, ceramic and glassware pieces to weaponry, furniture, examples of folk life and costume. All of these are displayed with imagination in innovative and contemporary galleries, which entice visitors to go further, look harder and examine more closely.

Lunch under your own arrangements

Depart for Co Wicklow
3:30 pm Visit Glendalough monastic site (Glendalough, Co. Wicklow / Tel: 00 353 404 45325)
The English name Glendalough originated from the Irish “Gleann Dá Locha”, which translates as “The valley of the two lakes”. It was here that St. Kevin, son of the king of Leinster, founded a monastery in the 6th century.

Return to hotel in Dublin

Dinner under your own arrangements

Day 9 - Return - Return
Saturday, March 31st, 2018 | Meals: B

6:30 am Continental breakfast at the hotel

7:30 am Transfer to Dublin airport

8:25 am Check-in at Dublin Airport

11:25 am Delta flight # DL045 departs for New York

1:45 pm Delta flight # DL045 arrives at JFK Airport

 

Day 1 - Departure - JFK Airport New York
Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Departure from JFK with Delta Airlines
6:00 PM – Checking-in at terminal 4- should be no later than
9:48PM – Flight DL#044 leaves JFK to Dublin.

Day 2 - Arrival at Dublin Airport, Transfer to Galway via County Roscommon - Galway
Saturday, March 24th, 2018

8:25 am Arrive at Dublin Airport
Upon arrival in Dublin, meet your driver/guide in the arrivals hall,
and transfer to Galway with modern motor coach.

11:15 am En-route visit the Strokestown Park House and the Irish National Famine Museum
Strokestown, F42 H282, Co. Roscommon / Tel: 00353 719 633 013
Strokestown Park is a magnificent fully furnished Georgian mansion and seat of the Pakenham Mahon family from 1660 to 1979.
National Irish Famine Museum at Strokestown Park: has what is regarded as the best private archive on the Great Irish Famine to explain the history of that tragic era in Ireland’s past and to draw parallels with the occurrence of Famine throughout the world today.

Lunch under own arrangements

03:30 pm Clonmacnoise – Shannonbridge, Co. Offaly / Tel: 00 353 909 674 195
Clonmacnoise is a wonderful early Christian site founded by St. Ciarán in the mid-6th century on the eastern bank of the River Shannon. In a stunning setting, the site includes the ruins of a cathedral, seven churches (10th -13th century), two round towers, three high crosses and the largest collection of early Christian grave slabs in Western Europe.

Continue to Galway and check into your hotel.
Dinner under own arrangements
Overnight, at Galmont Hotel & Spa in Galway

Day 3 - Galway - Galway
Sunday, March 25th, 2018 | Meals: B

Start the day with Breakfast at the hotel

This morning enjoy a panoramic tour of Galway
Panoramic Galway City Tour with its narrow streets, old stone and wooden shop fronts, good restaurants and busy pubs. The tour includes the exterior of Galway’s modern Cathedral, which was built in 1965. The visit can then continue across the Salmon Weir Bridge and along the trout stream to the Collegiate of St Nicholas of Myra, which was built in 1320. The Collegiate is close to Nora Barnacle’s house (Mrs James Joyce) and to the famous Lynch window from which the
English language receive the word to Lynch (hang). The visit can then continue along Shop Street to the Kings Head. It is worth a visit to this pub in order to get the true version as to how the pub got its name. Along Shop Street there is evidence of the splendor of the rich merchants houses during the time that they controlled the commercial life of the City ~ Lynch’s house being an excellent example. The visitor will conclude on Eyre square the accepted centre of Galway City. On the western side of the square is Browne’s doorway which is all that remains
of a mid 17th century merchants house. The square also has a statue to Padraig O’Conaire a noted Irish writer and a curious rusted metal sculpture representing the famous Galway hooker ~ a boat which is unique to Galway.

Then tour through to the Connemara National Park

Lunch under own arrangements

Connemara Region. Connemara is a land of lakes and rivers, bogs and mountains. A
land of small villages where Gaelic is still the spoken language and where little has changed since the beginning of time. It is without a doubt the wildest and the most romantic part of Ireland.
Travel to Clifden via Maam Cross, Screeb and Spiddal
Continue tour to Leenane
return to Galway

Dinner under own arrangements

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