Welcome to County Sligo
County Sligo packs as much poetry, myth and folklore into its countryside's lush splendour as any shamrock lover could hope for. It was Sligo that most inspired the Nobel laureate, poet and dramatist William Butler (WB) Yeats (1865–1939). Ever fascinated by Irish mysticism, he was intrigued by places like prehistoric Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, iconic and hulking Benbulben and cute little Innisfree Island.And... Read More
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6-Day All Ireland 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. Overnight stay in Belfast.Day 2: Belfast-DerryInitially visit the Dark Hedges, famed by the 'Game of Thrones' along with views of Ballintoy Harbour one of the backdrops of the series. You'll see the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Then it's Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO world heritage site. Then it's off to Dunluce Castle and an overnight in historic Derry. Day 3: Derry-GalwayBegin the day with a walking tour of Derry's walls. The next stop is the portal tomb of Creevykeel. Visit W.B Yeat's final resting place in Drumcliff Abbey, and admire the beautiful Benbulben referenced in many of his poems. The road takes the tour to Ireland's premier surf venue and beach at Strandhill, County Sligo. Overnight in Galway. 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, the most popular natural tourist destination in Ireland and most spectacular cliffs in Europe. The last stop is the beautiful heritage town of Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages. Overnight in Killarney.Day 5: Killarney-DingleVisit Ireland's longest beach 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, overnight in Dingle Peninsula.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 - the Guinness Storehouse, have a pint of the black stuff, a big creamy pint of Guinness!
3-Day Northern Ireland Tour from Dublin
On day one depart Dublin and make your first stop at Monasterboice. Dating back to year 501, Monasterboice is home to Ireland's best preserved Celtic crosses and a monumental fully intact Round Tower. Enjoy the world famous Black Taxi tour (optional, own expense) to marvel at the Peace Wall and political murals. You will enjoy the highlights of the city including City Hall, Queen's University, Albert's Clock, Botanic Gardens and much more. On the first night of this 3 day tour, you will stay in the charming University Quarter, a lively area with world class pubs and restaurants, catering to all budgets.Day 2 is a glorious touring day where you will travel along the Beautiful North Coast. The first stop will be a visit to the Dark Hedges, made famous by the 'Game of Thrones' television series. You will also enjoy views of Ballintoy Harbour, one of the backdrops of the series. Next, you will visit the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, which you may like to cross for a small optional charitable donation to the National Trust, the registered UK charity that maintains the Bridge. From the rope bridge, the tour will continue on to the highlight of the day - the Giant's Causeway. A UNESCO world heritage site, the Causeway was formed by volcanic eruptions a during the last ice age and is home to an estimated 60,000 hexagonal columns of basalt rock. The tour will then stop to allow a fantastic photo opportunity of Dunluce Castle - ancestral home of the McDonnell clan. Spend the night in the historic city of Derry, a medieval city steeped in history. Spend the evening with a session of traditional music in Peadar O'Donnells pub!Begin day 3 with a hearty breakfast and a walking tour of Derry city's famous medieval walls, built in 1613, with a local guide. The next stop is the portal tomb of Creevykeel. Dating back to the pagan years in Ireland and giving you an insight into the lives of Ireland's earliest inhabitants from the stone age and their rituals and burial ceremonies. The tour will continue through the poetic heartland of Ireland, W.B. Yeat's country, where you will visit the poet's final resting place in Drumcliff Abbey. From here, you will visit the premier surf venue and beach at Strandhill, County Sligo. Before returning to Dublin, you will have the chance to visit Galway city, where you will have free time to explore traditional music capital of Ireland and perhaps visit some wonderful local seafood eateries or try a pint in one of the fantastic pubs (own expense). The tour will conclude with a scenic drive back to Dublin, arriving in the capital at approximately 7pm, with three unforgettable days of touring behind you.
5-Day Tour of Northern Ireland from Dublin
Day 1: Dublin - Connemara - GalwayDepart Dublin and make your way to the West of Ireland and tour beautiful Connemara. On the way across the midlands of Ireland, take a comfort stop for refreshments before arriving in the enchanting village of Cong. You will have time to visit Cong Abbey before continuing the journey through the wilderness of Connemara. You will arrive in Galway mid afternoon to ensure that you get the most out of this cultural city. You will have time to explore the Spanish Arch and ramble around colorful shop street with its many street performers, seafood eateries, and quaint Irish bars with wonderful musicians.Day 2: Galway - Sligo - DerryThe first stop today is the Museum of Country Life. Here you are introduced to the Irish way of life that has existed in this rugged and beautiful part of country since 1800s. The lunch stop shall be Strandhill, County Sligo. Visit W.B Yeat's final resting place in Drumcliff Abbey. The final stop is the portal tomb of Creevykeel. The overnight stay is in Derry.Day 3: Derry - Donegal - BelfastBegin today with an excellent in-depth walking tour of Derry's walls (1613.) and the well known Bogside district famed in the U2 song "Bloody Sunday" after the tragic events of January 1971. Onward to Grianan of Aileach a hilltop fort, 3000 years old with panoramic views. Glenveagh National Park, Ireland's premier National Park is the afternoon destination. Here you can enjoy nature with lakeside walks and a visit to Glenveagh Castle. Then it's onwards to Northern Ireland's capital, Belfast where you will be overnight for 2 nights.Day 4: Derry - Giants Causeway - BelfastInitially visit the Dark Hedges, famed by the 'Game of Thrones' along with views of Ballintoy Harbour. The next stop is the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge (seasonal, cross at your own risk by making a small charitable donation to the National Trust, the UK registered charity that maintains the Bridge). Next it's Northern Ireland's highlight the Giant's Causeway. End the day with a photo-stop at Dunluce castle before returning to Belfast for the final night of the tour.Day 5: Belfast - DublinBegin the day with a visit to the Titanic Experience. After you take a city tour of the highlights of Belfast. You will have plenty of time for lunch, shopping and/or a black taxi tour of the political murals and of course the Peace Walls. Then it's off to Dublin where you will stop en-route at Monasterboice to view the Celtic crosses and Round Towers of this early Christian site. This tour returns to Dublin with drops at Dublin airport at approximately 4pm and city center at approximately 4:30pm.