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ITINERARY

Blarney Castle Grounds

Day 1 (Friday, September 12, 2014) - Shannon Airport to Waterford

  • Arrive at Shannon Airport near Limerick
  • Travel by bus toward Waterford
  • Guided tour the Rock of Cashel, an impressive monastic site and former seat of the kings of Munster from 360 AD
  • Lunch
  • Arrive at hotel in Waterford (one night stay)
  • Walking tour of this historic city with a guide
  • Evening: Group welcoming dinner

Day 2 (Saturday, September 13, 2014) - Waterford to Cork

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Guided tour of the Waterford Crystal Factory
  • Travel by bus to Blarney (near Cork)
  • Lunch stop
  • Explore Blarney Castle, an excellent example of a tower castle. Kiss the Blarney Stone, if you choose to
  • Bus to Cork hotel (three nights stay)
  • Evening: Free time and dinner on your own

English Market in Cork

Day 3 (Sunday, September 14, 2014) - Cork exploration

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Lecture on Irish History
  • Lecture on Irish Economy
  • Lunch on your own
  • Guided tour of Cork City
  • Evening: Free time and dinner on your own

Day 4 (Monday, September 15, 2014) - Cork area exploration

A monument to the many Irish who emigrated from Cobh.

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Guided visit to Cobh Harbor, the departure point of emigration for millions of Irish
  • Lunch on your own
  • Guided tour of Jameson Distillery
  • Return to Cork
  • Evening: Free time and dinner on your own

Day 5 (Tuesday, September 16, 2014) - Cork to Killarney

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Bus to Killarney with stops along the way at points of interest
  • Lunch stop
  • Arrive in Killarney and check into hotel (2 nights stay)
  • Boat trip on the Lakes of Killarney
  • Evening: Free time and dinner on your own

A man herding sheep from a car in the center of the Ring of Kerry

Day 6 (Wednesday, September 17, 2014) - Ring of Kerry

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Bus trip around the Ring of Kerry
  • Various stops to view scenery and points of interest
  • Lunch stop
  • Return to hotel
  • Evening: Free time and dinner on your own

Day 7 (Thursday, September 18, 2014) - Killarney to Dingle

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Check out of hotel
  • Morning and early afternoon free to explore, golf, shop whatever strikes your fancy
  • Travel by bus from Killarney to Dingle
  • Various stops along the way to view points of interest and scenery
  • Check into Dingle Hotel (2 nights stay)
  • Group dinner

A coastal view on the Dingle Penninsula

Day 8 (Friday, September 19, 2014) - Dingle Peninsula tour

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Tour of Dingle Peninsula with an archeologist. (The Dingle Peninsula has the largest concentration of archeological sites in the world.)
  • View spectacular scenery throughout the peninsula
  • Lunch stop along the way
  • Return to hotel
  • Dinner and evening on your own

Day 9 (Saturday, September 20, 2014) - Dingle to Shannon

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Bus to Tralee and a stop to explore this city at the head of the Dingle Peninsula
  • Lunch
  • Travel to Limerick to visit and tour St. John’s Castle
  • Check into hotel near Shannon Airport
  • Farewell group dinner

Monks lived in these beehive huts in Dingle in the 5th century

Day 10 (Sunday, September 21, 2014) - Return home to the States

  • You will arrive at the airport 2 hours before your departing flight
  • Return to Newark

The itinerary is preliminary and is subject to change.

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CLIMATE INFO FOR MAY

  • Average High Temp: 61° F
  • Average Low Temp: 44° F
  • Average Rainfall: 3 in