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Tourists arrive by the busload in Adare, 16km southwest of Limerick on the River Maigue, clogging its roads (the busy N21 is the village's main street). As it's thronged with visitors at weekends, book accommodation and restaurants in advance.


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$608.48 Multi-day & Extended Tours

All-Ireland 6-Day Tour from Dublin

Day 1: Dublin-BelfastDepart Dublin and make the first stop at Monasterboice. You can take a world famous Black Taxi tour (own expense) to view the Peace Wall and political murals. Your driver will show you highlights of the city including City Hall, Queen's University, Albert's Clock, Botanic Gardens, and much more. Day 2: Belfast - Giant’s Causeway - Derry - LetterkennyWe initially visit the Dark Hedges, made famous by Game of Thrones. Then it's the jackpot visit of the day - we will trace the footprints of Celtic Giants, walk the Giant's Causeway! This afternoon we’ll visit the city of Derry. Learn why the city is officially known as Londonderry and the story of the long bloody siege here in 1689. Your guide will take you down to the well known Bogside district, scene of the Bloody Sunday massacre in 1972.We’ll cross the border to nearby Co. Donegal where we’ll stop for the evening in Letterkenny.Day 3: Letterkenny - Co. Sligo - GalwayThe drive takes you through the beautiful counties of Donegal and Sligo, once home to Nobel Laureate poet W.B. Yeats. We visit his final resting place in Drumcliff Abbey. This afternoon we’ll arrive in Galway, City of the Tribes. Perhaps take a relaxing stroll along Salthill Promenade whilst the sun sets over Galway Bay.Day 4: Galway-KillarneyYou will have the wild Atlantic Ocean by your side as the tour cruises down the west coast. See the lunar landscape of the Burren, and visit the Cliffs of Moher, one of the most popular natural tourist destinations in Ireland. The last stop is the beautiful heritage town of Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages. Day 5: Killarney-DingleVisit one of Ireland's longest beaches at Inch, and then take the short drive to Dingle. Visit Dingle's most famous resident, Fungi the Dolphin who you shall have time to visit in the early afternoon. Then it's off on a wonderful pleasant drive around Slea Head with amazing views of Sleeping Giant Island, the Blasket Islands, and Beehive Huts dating back to 2000 B.C. Then it's back to Dingle where there is ample time for shopping in traditional arts and crafts stores.Day 6: Dingle-DublinThe day begins by crossing the Cork and Kerry mountains and heading for the world renowned Blarney Castle. Spend plenty of time visiting the Castle, and kissing the Blarney Stone. You'll make your way up through the battle fields of Braveheart to Dublin for the grand finale.

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Galway, Kerry, Burren, Dingle Peninsula 3-Day Tour from Dublin

ItineraryDay 1: Day One: Dublin - Connemara - GalwayPass By: Paddywagon Tours, Dublin, County DublinWe'll depart Dublin this morning and make our way to the West of Ireland and beautiful Connemara.Stop At: Royal Abbey of Cong, Cong, County Mayo, Western IrelandFamed by John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in the film Quiet Man, the village is home to Ashford castle, a regular haunt of the rich and famous and a wedding venue for a host of international stars ie Pierce Brosnan. From beautiful abbeys to medieval castles, rivers, stunning lakes and babbling brooks, Cong is a true picture postcard of Ireland! We take a break here with a visit to Cong Abbey, the ruins of an Augustinian monastery. Take time to enjoy lunch in this beautiful village.*All times are approximate.*Duration: 1 hourStop At: Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, Galway, County Galway, Western IrelandLough CorribWell know for its fishing, Lough Corrib is the second largest lake in Ireland after Lough Neagh. Surrounded by its abundance of wildlife such as otters, hawks, minks, birds the lake consists of 356 different islands. The most famous island among them is Inchagoil island with its spectacular views of Maumturk range, Joyce country, and the mountains of Connemara.Connemara WildernessWe continue our drive through the wilderness of Connemara. We enjoy this unique landscape, beautiful lakes, valleys, and mountainous scenery. Ravaged by famine, and predominantly Gaelic the people here still strive to maintain the remanence of rural culture and the traditional Irish way of life.The Deserted ValleyWe head back to Galway via the Maam Valley, an area of scenic and unsurpassed beauty with the lakes of Connemara which unfold in among the twelve Bens mountains. We then travel back along the coast and Galway Bay through Spiddal, and enjoy magnificent views of the Atlantic Coastline to Galway and Aran IslandsWhile exploring Connemara, we will have many opportunists to stop for photos and breath in the fresh Connemara air. *All times are approximate*Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Galway Bay, Galway, County Galway, Western IrelandArrive in Galway mid afternoon for time at leisure in this atmospheric city. We have time to explore the Spanish Arch and ramble down colourful Shop Street with its many street performers, seafood eateries and quaint Irish bars. **OVERNIGHT IN GALWAY**Duration: 1 minuteMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Galway.Day 2: Day 2 - Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Dingle PeninsulaStop At: Wild Atlantic Way, Galway, County Galway, Western IrelandToday you will have the Atlantic Ocean by your side as we cruise down a portion of the Wild Atlantic Way. The coastal route is characterised by beautiful golden beaches and maybe even dolphins and whales breaching off the shore. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: The Burren, County ClareWe make our way through the Burren - one of the famous landscapes of Ireland! It is famous for its Limestone Rock, as far as the eye can see, and reaching down to the sea shore. We will stop at the "Mini Cliffs" which are a great site to experience this area, and enjoy the coasDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Cliffs of Moher, Liscannor, County ClareToday's highlight is the Cliffs of Moher, the most popular natural tourist destination in Ireland and easily most spectacular cliffs in Europe. Rising over 700 ft in height, the ciffs mark the edge of Europe are home to some of nature's most majestic birds including puffins, gannets and many more. **All times are approximate**Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Dingle Peninsula, County KerryLook forward to spending the night on the breathtaking Dingle Peninsula, in the heart of rural Ireland.Duration: 1 minuteMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Dingle PeninsulaDay 3: Day 3: Highlighs of the Ring of Kerry - Killarney - DublinStop At: Killarney National Park, Killarney, County KerryOne of the most beautiful and admired national parks in the world, Killarney national park was the first of its kind established in Ireland in 1932. With magnificent views of the Lakes of Killarney and Black Valley from our stops at Aghadoe and Torc Waterfall the park gives you an opportunity to enjoy a walk in this amazing landscape and spend time strolling along the lakes.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Killarney National Park, Killarney, County KerryRegularly voted the most beautiful town in Ireland, Killarney is the gateway to both Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. Nestled in the valley beneath Ireland's highest mountain range, and surrounded by lakes Killarney boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. Lined with lovely shops, pubs and traditional arts and crafts stores, this true gem is a must see for every traveler who visits our motherland.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Torc Waterfall, Killarney, County KerryTorc Waterfall is a 18m high waterfall which cascades through the wooded Friers Glenn. We take a stop at this magnificent natural site of beauty. Enjoy a short walk , and maybe even see the red deer which are well known inhabitants of the Killarney national park . The waterfall has a public hiking path that stretches to the top of Torc Mountain.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Killarney National Park, Killarney, County KerryMany guests enjoy an (optional) horse and carriage or horse ride.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Adare Heritage Centre, Adare, County LimerickWe will enjoy a stop at one of Ireland's most picturesque villages - Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages which line part of the village's broad main street , renowned for being regularly voted Ireland's tidiest town. It is known for its beautiful stone buildings, medieval monasteries and ruins.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Paddy's PalaceWe return to Dublin by 19:00 approx.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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Dingle Peninsula Tour from Limerick

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Paddywagon Tours, Limerick, County LimerickWe leave Limerick City behind and travel via the charming village of Adare down through the mountains to County Kerry.Stop At: Town CentreRegularly voted the most beautiful town in Ireland, Killarney is the gateway to both Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. Nestled in the valley beneath Ireland's highest mountain range, and surrounded by lakes Killarney boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. Lined with lovely shops, pubs and traditional arts and crafts stores, this true gem is a must see for every traveler who visits our motherland.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Inch Beach, Inch, Dingle Peninsula, County KerryInch Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Ireland, and stretches for 3 miles facing the Atlantic ocean and is renowned as a surfing and fishing location. Its golden sands became well known on the big screen as it has featured in many movies, most notably Ryan's Daughter and Playboy of Western World which was entirely filmed along its shoreline.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Slea Head Drive, Dingle Peninsula, County KerrySlea Head drive is considered by many photographic magazines as the most beautiful peninsula in the world, and was recently voted the number one area for dramatic shots. The road winds around through Gaelic speaking Corca Dhuibhne beginning at Ventry beach passing by the 4000 year old beehive huts and onwards to Dunquin with amazing views of the great Blasket Island and the Sleeping Giant. The peninsula has fabulous beaches in Coonenoole and Clogherhead where the film Far and Away was shot. We drive through the beautiful village of Ballyferriter.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Dingle Peninsula, County KerryNext we stop in Dingle village. Charming Gaelic speaking fishing village famed in many films like Far and Away and Ryan's Daughter, Dingle is celebrated for having most pubs in Ireland for a town of its size, 52 pubs and 2000 people. We cannot forget Dingle's most famous resident, Fungi the Dolphin.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: Paddywagon Day Tours, Cork, County CorkFollowing a fun-filled day on the Dingle Penninsula, we make our way back over the mountains to Cork, where we aim to arrive back at approx 7 pm.

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Full-Day Small-Group Cliffs Of Moher Day Trip from Limerick

Begin the day with pickup from most accommodations in Adare, Limerick, Shannon and Ennis. Alternatively, meet your driver and guide at the Tourist Information Office in Limerick at 9:45am and Ennis 10.30.Make your first stop of the day at Leamanagh Castle, and take a morning refreshment at Caherconnell Fort. Then stop at Poulnabrone Dolmen, an ancient burial site thought to date back to 3800BC. From here, head across the famous Burren region, a unique Limestone landscape that is often compared to a lunar landscape; see breathtaking views across Galway Bay (weather permitting). Make a stop in Ballyvaughen for lunch (own expense).After lunch, drive with your guide along the Wild Atlantic Way, which will take you across the Blackhead Drive, with it's stunning views of Connemara and the Aran Islands. There will be time to stop for a few moments to reflect on this ancient region and admire the flora and scenery.Next is the the highlight of our tour: the majestic Cliffs of Moher along the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way. Here, take in awesome views from the cliffs, which rise 702 feet (approximately 214 mt) from the ocean. There will be ample time for photos. Here you can take an optional Atlantic Edge Tour (included in price) or simply enjoy a coffee.On leaving the cliffs, drive by the villages of Liscannor and Lahinch on the return journey to Ennis and Limerick.

$792.52 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9-Day All Ireland Tour from Dublin

Day 1: Dublin - Glendalough - Kilkenny Castle - Waterford City  • Drive through Wicklow Mountains • Explore Glendalough • Kilkenny - Cathedrals, Church's, Abbeys, Castle • Viking Settlement - Waterford City (overnight) Day 2: Waterford City - Waterford Crystal - Blarney Castle - Dingle Peninsula • Waterford Crystal factory • Blarney Castle - Two hours to explore the castle and gardens • Blarney Woolen Mills - Worlds Largest Irish Store • Dingle Peninsula (overnight) Day 3: Dingle Peninsula - Slea Head - Killarney • Dingle - Celebrated for having most pubs in Ireland for a town of its size, 52 pubs and 2000 people. • Slea Head - Beehive Huts from 2000BC - Sleeping Giant - Blasket Islands • Inch Beach - Ireland's longest beach • Killarney (overnight) Day 4: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney • Ring of Kerry - famous for it's jaw droppping cliff views, mountains, and ancient pagan forts. • Horse and cart or Horseback ride through Killarney National Park (optional) • Killarney National Park - Molls Gap - Torc Waterfall - Ladies View • Killarney (overnight) Day 5: Killarney - Cliffs of Moher & Burren - Doolin - Galway • Bunratty Castle (photo opportunity) • Cliffs of Moher - over 700 ft in height • The Burren - a lunar landscape dating back 300 million years •  Galway (overnight) Ireland's cultural capital Day 6: Galway - Cong - Country Life Museum (Castlebar) - Letterkenny • Cong - Ashford Castle • Connemara to the Museum of Country Life. • Drumcliff Abbey - Resting place of W.B. Yeats • Letterkenny (overnight) Day 7: Letterkenny - Glenveagh National Park - Derry - Letterkenny • Glenveagh National Park  • Derry / Londonderry - in-depth walking tour of Derry's walls (1613) • Letterkenny (overnight) Day 8: Letterkenny - Giants Causeway - Rope Bridge - Glens of Antrim - Belfast • Giant's Causeway - 37,000 basalt columns form stepping stones leading from Ireland to Scotland • Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge - (cross if you dare by making a small charitable donation to the National Trust!) • Antrim Coast - fantastic views of Whitepark Bay • Belfast (overnight) Day 9: Belfast - Dublin • Belfast City Tour - City Hall, Queen's University, Botanic Gardens • Titanic Belfast • Black Taxi Tour (optional) - political murals and of course the Peace Walls which divide the Catholic Republican from the Protestant Loyalist communities. • Arrive Dublin Airport approx 4.30pm, Dublin approx 5pm A full in-depth itinerary is available under the Additional info section.

$171.39 Multi-day & Extended Tours

County Kerry 2-Day Tour from Dublin

ItineraryDay 1: Dublin - Ring Kerry - KillarneyPass By: Paddywagon ToursWe depart Dublin and travel through the midlands of Ireland.Stop At: Adare Heritage Centre, Adare, County LimerickFirst stop is to the beautiful heritage town of Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages, renowned for being regularly voted Ireland's tidiest town. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Ring of Kerry, County KerryKillorglinPass through Killorglin, the home of the ancient Celtic festival Puck Fair. Dating back to 1613., this is one of the oldest festivals in the world where a goat is crowned king of the village and placed on a pedestal for 3 day in August each year. People come from far and wide to pay homage to the king goat and enjoy the festivities of street stalls, music, and much more. This section of the tour takes you along part of the famous "Ring of Kerry" driving route.Dingle BayWe enjoy a scenic drive along some parts of the famous Dingle Peninsula. We stop for photos en route with amazing views of Dingle Bay, Skellig rocks, Inch beach. . This ideal setting is perfect for panoramic photographs admits the Wild Atlantic Way.WatervillePicturesque little village overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay with its own beautiful beach, famed by the Skellig Rocks with their early Christian monastery. A regular visitor, Charlie Chaplin loved Waterville and hence the statue in his honor, unveiled in 1998. It is also home to one of Ireland's finest golf clubs and most famed footballer Mick O'Dwyer and Mick O'Connell.SneemWe take a stop in the charming village of Sneem. This is one of Ireland's most colorful and charming villages. With two squares and a beautiful bridge in the middle of the village, this is where the River Sneem meets the currents of Kenmare Bay. It was also the regular holiday choice or Charles de Gaulle.Killarney National ParkOne of the most beautiful and admired national parks in the world, Killarney national park was the first of its kind established in Ireland in 1932. With magnificent views of the Lakes of Killarney and Black Valley, the park gives you an opportunity to enjoy a walk in this amazing landscape and spend time strolling along the lakes.Torc WaterfallTorc Waterfall is a 18m high waterfall which cascades through the wooded Friers Glenn. We take a stop at this magnificent natural site of beauty. Enjoy a short walk , and maybe even see the red deer which are well known inhabitants of the Killarney national park . The waterfall has a public hiking path that stretches to the top of Torc Mountain.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in KillarneyDay 2: Killarney - Dingle - DublinStop At: Killarney National Park, Killarney, County KerryThe day begins with a horse and cart ride through Killarney National Park (optional) or horseback ride through the park for the energetic and adventurous (optional).Duration: 1 hourStop At: Dingle Peninsula, County KerryInch BeachInch Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Ireland, and stretches for 3 miles facing the Atlantic ocean and is renowned as a surfing and fishing location. Its golden sands became well known on the big screen as it has featured in many movies, most notably Ryan's Daughter and Playboy of Western World which was entirely filmed along its shoreline.Slea-HeadSlea Head drive is considered by many photographic magazines as the most beautiful peninsula in the world, and was recently voted the number one area for dramatic shots. The road winds around through Gaelic speaking Corca Dhuibhne beginning at Ventry beach passing by the 4000 year old beehive huts and onwards to Dunquin with amazing views of the great Blasket Island and the Sleeping Giant. The peninsula has fabulous beaches in Coonenoole and Clogherhead where the film Far and Away was shot. We drive through the beautiful village of Ballyferriter.Dingle VillageCharming Gaelic speaking fishing village famed in many films like Far and Away and Ryan's Daughter, Dingle is celebrated for having most pubs in Ireland for a town of its size, 52 pubs and 2000 people. We cannot forget Dingle's most famous resident, Fungi the Dolphin.Duration: 6 hoursPass By: Paddywagon ToursWe arrive back to Dublin late in the evening.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.