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Friends of Melbourne Central Catholic
Tour of Ireland
President Michael Burke, &
Chaplain Father Karl Bergin
October 15 -24, 2013
$2,899.00 PER PERSON
Come Join the Green and Gold as they experience the Emerald Isle!!!!
Depart USA.
We arrive in Dublin early in the morning where will be met by our driver/guide.
He will escort us along with our luggage to the motor coach. Our tour begins, of all places,
in a cemetery. This is not just any cemetery; it is Glasnevin Museum and Cemetery
where many of Ireland’s Hero’s are buried. We will take a short tour followed by a
breakfast. We then continue on to Glendalough, a monastic site founded by St. Kevin in
the 6th Century. We will take a walking tour of the grounds and learn of its history. We
continue on to Kilkenny to check into our hotel with time to relax and freshen up before we
meet for dinner in our hotel. River Court Hotel, Kilkenny
THUR. 17TH After breakfast we’ll drive down to New Ross to visit the Dunbrody Emigrant Ship. This is
a replica of a sailing vessel built in 1845 to transport emigrants from Ireland to North America. Our next
stop is the world famous House of Waterford Crystal. We will take a tour to see how this magnificent
crystal is made and have an opportunity to make a purchase in their beautiful showroom. We return to
Kilkenny with the remainder of the day and evening to explore on your own. Tonight maybe check out
Kyteler’s Inn for dinner, a pint and some good music.
River Court Hotel
FRI 18TH Today is a special day as we celebrate Mass with Fr. Karl in his hometown of Ballacolla, Co.
Laois,. Fr. Karl will arrange a lunch at a pub his family owned when he was a young lad. After lunch
we will visit Aghaboe Abbey founded in the 6th Century by St. Canice. We return to Kilkenny with the
rest of the evening free.. River Court Hotel
SAT 19TH We depart Kilkenny today and head to Co. Tipperary for a quick photo stop at the Rock of
Cashel. We’ll continue on and give you some free time at the world famous “Blarney Castle & Woolen
Mills”. You will have the opportunity to climb to the top of the castle to kiss the magical “Blarney Stone”.
This is also the best shopping where you will find everything under one roof. We continue on to Killarney
where you will have time to freshen up and relax before we meet for dinner. Killarney Towers Hotel,
SUN 20TH This morning you will have an opportunity to attend Mass. After Mass we head out to the most
famous part of Ireland, The Ring Of Kerry. This is 100 miles of marvelous scenery from Ireland’s highest
peaks to its golden beaches. There will be plenty of photo stops to try to capture its beauty. We will visit
the Kissane Sheep Farm to learn about the farming practices and see how the farmer herds his flock,
and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and fresh baked scone. We return to Killarney in time to freshen up
before we head out for dinner & entertainment to Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Killarney Towers Hotel.
MON. 21ST We leave Killarney this morning and head for the Ferry to cross the River Shannon. Our first
visit today will be the majestic Cliffs Of Moher. This impressive rock rises almost 700 feet above the
Atlantic and stretches for 5 miles along the coast. You will have a chance to climb to the top. We
continue up to the Burren, a rugged region of limestone hills containing many prehistoric stone
monuments. It’s on to Galway where you will have time to relax before we meet for dinner in our hotel.
Salthill Hotel
TUE. 22ND Today you will have the option to stay around Galway and explore on your own or just relax.
Maybe a trip to the Aran Islands? For those who want some more scenery, the coach will be going out to
the beautiful region of Connemara. The remainder of the afternoon and evening are free to enjoy Galway
on your own. Salthill Hotel
WED 23rd We depart Galway today and drive across the midlands to Dublin. Here a local guide will take
us on a panoramic tour of the city with a visit to Trinity College to view the 7th Century Book of Kells.
The remainder of the afternoon is free to explore Dublin on your own. Tonight we will have our farewell
dinner in our hotel. Ashling Hotel, Dublin
THURS. 24TH Sadly our tour has come to an end. We will make the short trip to Dublin Airport with plenty
of time to check in and do any last minute duty free shopping.
Cost: $2,899.00 per person based on a minimum of 35 people. If we do not reach the minimum the tour
may be cancelled or a price adjustment may be necessary. You will be notified 100 days prior to
departure. Single Supplement: A single room is available for an additional $385.00
Trip Cancellation Insurance is offered for $179.00 per person.
Price Includes: Non-stop round trip air from Orlando to Dublin on Aer Lingus. ( Air is available from other
cities). 8 nights accommodations at 4 star hotels, transport by luxury motor coach with driver/guide, 9 full
breakfasts, 5 dinners including Kate Kearney’s Cottage,
City tour of Dublin, Ferry, Glasnevin, Glendalough, Waterford Crystal, Dunbrody Famine Ship, Rock of
Cashel, Blarney Castle & Woollen Mills, Kissane Sheep Farm, Cliffs of Moher, Trinity College – Book of
Kells. Porterage of ONE suitcase, all service charges and taxes. Flight bag, ticket wallet, luggage tags &
A Deposit of $250 is due no later than July 1, 2013 to secure a space. $100 will become nonrefundable unless the tour is cancelled by Tours Galore or
Melbourne Central Catholic.
Final Payment is due no later than Aug. 1, 2013.
Checks are preferred for deposits,
however all major credit cards are accepted for final payment.
Make checks payable to: TOURS GALORE and mail to
8961 Lake Drive #303 Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
8182 OR [email protected]
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Tours Galore is a Licensed Seller of Travel in the State of Florida Reg. No. 21830
This itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions or the discretion of our driver.
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