Enjoy the social life, music, dancing or gossiping that takes place in Irish pubs on our Irish pub tours. When you walk into an Irish pub, you will find the place where your grandfather or great grandfather sat around and listened to the local musicians. You are walking through the door of history. You will find a friendly and family atmosphere that you can't create anywhere else. Find the place where you want to be on our pub tour of Ireland.
Land arrangements will be provided as described in each individual tour. Accommodations are subject to availability at time of deposit. We reserve the right to substitute hotels, guesthouses and sightseeing features listed herein for accommodations in similar categories as conditions may require.
Hotel categories are subjective and are the opinions of Lynott Tours' staff. Self-drive vouchers designated for one country may not be used in another, and vouchers for B and B's may not be used at hotels, or vice versa. Your accommodation will consist of superior and first class rooms at the following hotels:
Ashling hotel, Dublin - 1 night
Ballsbridge hotel or Croke Park hotel, Dublin - 1 night
International hotel, Killarney - 2 nights
Kilkenny Ormonde hotel, Kilkenny - 1 night
Wyatt hotel, Westport - 2 nights
14:00 Meet your guide at your Dublin hotel and set out on an introductory tour of central Dublin.
See elegant Georgian squares with the famous brightly-painted doors and the peaceful St. Stephens Green.
Cross the Liffey river to drive along the wide OConnell street and view the General post office where the 1916 Uprising started.
Visit Teeling distillery, Dublins newest distillery in the heart of the city, and sample the aged whiskey.
Your tour director will host a welcome drink and advise where to dine independently.
Visit Glasnevin Museum, Irelands national necropolis, which offers a fascinating insight into Irish history.
Depart Dublin to visit a working cattle, sheep and horse farm to chat with the owners and sample tea and home-baked scones.
Arrive in Kilkenny and check in to your centrally-located hotel.
Take a walking tour through Kilkennys Medieval Mile to view merchants houses and historic pubs.
Visit Smithwicks brewery and enjoy a sample.
Enjoy free time to browse around the compact city.
Drive south to the ancient port of Waterford to visit the House of Waterford crystal. See how skilled craftspeople transform molten glass into elegant tableware and magnificent trophies of all types.
Travel along the south coast to visit Blarney castle and climb to the ramparts to kiss the Stone of Eloquence.
Do some shopping at the Blarney Woollen Mills or take a break in the pub hidden between the shops!
Pass through County Cork and on to Killarney to your hotel in the center of town.
In the evening explore some of the lively pubs where traditional Irish music is played.
Discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula, made famous by two movies, Ryans Daughter and Far and Away, which showed a lot of the wonderful scenery.
Drive to Slea Head at the westernmost tip for awesome views of the Atlantic Ocean and see early Christian monastic beehive huts.
Meet a farmer whose skilled dogs herd sheep and stop in the town of Dingle. Visit the cozy South Pole Inn for an Irish coffee and learn about Tom Crean, an explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole with Scott of the Antarctic.
In the evening, drive to Kate Kearneys cottage for dinner and traditional Irish entertainment with songs and step-dancing.
Cross the wide Shannon river estuary by ferry and drive along the coast.
In Doolin, take a boat trip to view the majestic Cliffs of Moher from the sea.
Sit down to a pub lunch in the village of Doolin, renowned for traditional Irish music sessions.
Pass the shores of Galway bay and stop in Galway city for a walking tour of the compact city center to see Lynchs castle and the Claddagh area.
Drive through counties Galway and Mayo where many people emigrated from as the land was so poor.
Continue to Westport, an attractive estate town built in 1780, with lots of interesting shops and traditional pubs, many with live music.
Check in to your hotel where dinner is served.
Visit Westport House, an 18th century mansion, set in superb parkland with magnificent views overlooking Clew bay and the Atlantic ocean. See stunning rooms with priceless furnishings, paintings, books, silver and Waterford crystal.
Drive around Clew bay and cross by bridge to Achill island.
Follow the Atlantic Drive to capture wonderful views of steeply-sloped mountains and the shimmering Atlantic ocean.
See the deserted village, the remains of nearly 100 stone cottages abandoned around the time of the 1840s famine.
Enjoy a casual lunch.
Return to Westport where the evening is free.
Drive to the center of Ireland and in Kilbeggan visit the Kilbeggan Distillery Experience, established in 1757, to see how whiskey is distilled and enjoy a sample.
Continue your journey to Dublin and check in to your hotel.
Head to the Brazen Head pub, Dublins oldest, dating back to 1198 for an evening of Food, folk and fairies where story-telling will reveal Irelands myths and beliefs in times past.
End of tour.
Thank you. Goodbye!
This retreat will take place in Ireland.
The tour includes:
5 dinners including Kate Kearneys cottage Irish night, Food, folk and fairies dinner and show at the Brazen Head pub and 3 table dhtel dinners
Full breakfast daily except on day 1
Arrive at Dublin international airport (DUB).