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Tour Highlights

Dublin: Both the largest city and capital of Ireland

Dublin has hundreds of historic buildings including Dublin Castle which was the seat of government in Ireland until 1922, and the imposing Christchurch Cathedral which was founded around 1028. The Temple Bar area boasts a dazzling choice of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops to suit all tastes and pockets, all within easy walking distance of many interesting cultural centres and galleries.

Kilkenny Castle & Kilkenny Design Centre In the heart of Kilkenny City

Kilkenny Castle was built in 1195 to control a fording-point of the River Nore, it stands dramatically on an elevation that dominates Kilkenny City. Guided tours show the many additions and alterations that have been made over time. On the grounds of Kilkenny Castle sits Kilkenny Design Centre with giftware including knitwear and textiles drawn from Ireland’s most well-known craftspeople and designers.

Zwartable Ireland is a sheep farm in County Kilkenny run by Suzanna Crampton

Zwartbles are elegant tall black sheep with unique white blazes and white-tipped tails. They produce beautiful yarn which is milled nearby. By appointment only; you can come and visit the farm by the banks of the river Nore, meeting the Zwartbles sheep and Alpaca that guard the flock.

Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city is situated in the southeast of the country.

Waterford was founded by Vikings in 914 A.D. and parts of its ancient walls still remain. The city has many historical attractions including the Waterford Museum of Treasures and Reginald’s Tower. The city is famous for Waterford Crystal. First produced in the city in 1783, a tour of the factory and retail store gives you the opportunity to see the how the world renowned crystal is made.

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park Bunratty’s 15th Century Castle is one of Ireland’s most complete and fully furnished fortresses.

Guest can wander around the castle exploring the furnished rooms or if you book in advance you can do one of their famous evening traditional banquets. The folk park recreates a time in Ireland that has been long since forgotten, recreating buildings from the 1800’s including a school, post office, hardware shop and pub.

Cork City’s tapered streets and Georgian buildings give the city a continental feel.

The city has a great number of great places to visit including the well renowned Cork City Gaol, The Church of Saint Anne Shandon and St Fin Barre’s Cathedral. Visit the English Market, an indoor fruit and vegetable market established in the 1600, and a well-known city meeting point.

Blarney Castle & Blarney Woollen Mills Store Blarney Castle is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, near Cork nearby the River Martin.

Most famous for its stone of eloquence which when kissed is legend to bestow the ‘Gift of the Gab’! On our tours we try to allow time to visit the nearby Blarney Woollen Mills Store which stocks Irish Gifts, Wool & Aran sweaters, Irish Crystal and Celtic Jewellery.

The Beara Peninsula is on the south-west coast of Ireland has some stunning scenery.

Bounded between the Kenmare to the north and Bantry Bay to the south.Some of the highlights of travelling around the Beara Peninsula includes the Healy Pass and Garnish Island, the Dursey Island cable car, offers beautiful views but is not for the fain hearted!

Ring of Kerry: One of Ireland’s most popular and most scenic driving routes.

The Ring of Kerry is a charming circular drive around the stunning Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry in the Southwest of Ireland. It is more than 170km long, and takes in serene lakes, rugged seascapes and picturesque rural villages.

Dingle: The Dingle Peninsula has more interesting antiquities, historic sites and varied mountain scenery than any other part of Ireland.

Not alone is Dingle full of historic sites and mountain scenery, the peninsula is also a haven for craft makers with several studios dotted around the peninsula. Two stops in the town of Dingle which may be of particular interest to you are Lisbeth Mulcahy’s Weavers and Commodum Art and Design which stocks a great selection of Irish yarns.

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