Ireland ~ SWAU Alumni and Friends

4-14 June 2015
Ireland ~ Dublin, Waterford, Killarney, Bunratty, Galway

Cool Green Ireland

Thursday 4 June

Fly overnight to Dublin, Ireland

Friday 5 June

On to Dublin, city center for a tour including stops at Trinity College, St. Patrick's Cathedral, O'Connell Street, Phoenix Park and Christchurch Cathedral
Afterwards, free time around Nassau Street/Grafton Street for sightseeing and shopping
ca 16:00 transfer to the hotel
18:00 included group dinner at hotel

Lantern Bump Out ~ Fan Light IMG_1272

Saturday 6 June

Breakfast in hotel
9:00 Depart hotel for trip to County Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland
Visit to Powerscourt House and Gardens, a Victorian mansion in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains
11:45 Continue on to Glendalough-6thC monastic site to walk around the lakes and enjoy the peace of this beautiful valley
Return to Dublin in the afternoon
19:00 Included group dinner at The Merry Ploughboy.
Followed by an evening of Traditional Irish music

Sunday 7 June

Breakfast in hotel
Kilkenny Reader
11:00 Depart hotel for Kilkenny to take part in the Trad Trail
Travel on to Waterford
18:30 Included group dinner in Treacy Hotel

Shaping Waterford Strawberry Stop

Monday 8 June

Breakfast in hotel
8:30Tour Waterford Crystal Factory
Departure to travel west on the N25
Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the stone
16:00 Arrive in Killarney
Evening free to enjoy dinner at the hotel or in Killarney town on your own

Tuesday 9 June

Breakfast in hotel
9:00 The ring of Kerry-- a full day excursion around the Iveragh Peninsula. Plenty of stops with sea views, mountain regions and villages
17:00 return to the hotel
Evening free to enjoy dinner at the hotel or in Killarney town on your own

Wednesday 10 June

Breakfast in hotel
9:30 Journey to North Kerry to the Dingle Peninsula with a stop in Dingle Town
8:15 board coach for Bunratty Medieval Banquet booked at 8:45

Thursday 11 June

Breakfast in hotel
Cliffs of Moher ~ Mist
9:00 Travel on to the Cliffs of Moher, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Continue on through the Burren, the wild karst limestone landscape
Tea and scones in a local farmhouse
You will be free to explore the restaurants of Galway this evening

Friday 12 June

Breakfast in hotel
9:00 A day trip to Connemara, driving out the coast to Inverin, taking the road to Maam Cross
11:00 Kylemore Abbey- a Victorian mansion built in the 19thC
19:00 Included dinner in hotel restaurant

Road Hazzard

Saturday 13 June

Breakfast in hotel
10:00 Today we travel back East towards Dublin
Stop in the historic Boyne Valley at the Bru Na Boinne Visitors Center
19:00 Included farewell group dinner at our hotel

Sunday 14 June

Breakfast in hotel
Depart hotel to the airport for check in
Blue/Grey Refection

ITINERARY CHANGES: All transportation. lodging, and sightseeing arrangements and schedules are subject to variance and substitution due to circumstances beyond our control.

The hotels we plan to use are:


Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire
Marine Road, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 230 0030


Treacys Hotel
1 Merchants Quay, Waterford, Ireland
+353 51 877 222


Eviston House Hotel
97 New Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
+353 64 663 1640

County Clare

Greenhills Hotel
Caherdavin, Ennis Road, Limerick City, Ireland
+353 61 453 033


Clayton Hotel
Ballybrit, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 721 900

Harp ~ National Symbol