This tour enables you to focus on the north of Ireland (both Northern Ireland and the Republic). This little corner of our emerald isle emerged from decades of tragic conflict with the Good Friday Peace Agreement of 1998. Nowadays visitors from all over the world come to marvel at spectacular landscapes (think Game of Thrones and Star Wars), explore historic cities and to sample local beers, whiskies and foods in great pubs and restaurants. Paddywagon Tours has great friends and connections in both the Ulster-Irish and Ulster-British communities and we cannot wait to introduce you to both. Some of the highlights to look forward to include Belfast city, Political Black Taxi tour (optional), Dark Hedges (Game of Thrones), (UNESCO) Giant’s Causeway, Derry / Londonderry (walking tour included), Letterkenny (Co. Donegal), WB Yeats’ Grave (Drumcliff, Co. Sligo), Strandhill (beaches & coastal village) and atmospheric Galway city.
• 3 days
There is much more to Strandhill village than just the surf. Strandhill is at the centre of an ancient prehistoric ritual landscape, so come explore and learn more with our friendly and informative local guides. After an invigorating morning surf, join a local surfer and historian and learn about the history of Strandhill Beach and the Coolera peninsula. Find out who was the first surfer in Strandhill, who founded the fifth century religious settlement of Killaspugbrone, which ancient Queen is reported to be buried on top of the majestic Knocknarea, the secrets of the Carrowmore megalithic cemetery (the largest in Europe!) and appreciate why the poet WB Yeats was so inspired by the Sligo landscape.
• 2 hours