The Emerald Rover

8 days Half Board by Coach

Welcome to the very heart of Ireland, a patchwork of lush emerald-coloured hills and soft landscapes, idyllic loughs and quaint villages. Here the traditions of Ireland are bound up in the way of life, from the churches to the pubs, via the yarns and the legends.

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Sunday: We head to our overnight hotel.

Monday: This morning we cross to Dublin and make our way to Birr.

Tuesday: A day at leisure.

Wednesday: Today we visit the National Stud in County Kildare and with racing almost a national sport in Ireland the Stud is home to some of the most revered thoroughbreds in the country. We take time to visit the neighbouring Japanese Gardens - claimed to be the finest in Europe, before making our way to the Tullamore Dew Visitor Centre where we discover and taste their famous whiskey.

Thursday: A visit to the colourful city of Galway, celebrated in song and dance across the world. Enjoy a stroll around famous Eyre Square and don’t miss the impressive stone built cathedral.

Friday: First to Portumna at the head of Lough Derg before reaching the town of Athlone, straddling the banks of the River Shannon. We continue to Clonmacnoise where we conclude our day with a gentle cruise down the Shannon.

Saturday: To Dublin this morning, before our afternoon sailing to Holyhead and on to our overnight hotel.

Sunday: Today we return homeward.

County Hotel

Situated less than 1km from the main street of the Georgian town of Birr. *** (Irish rating) • Bar, restaurant, gardens • En-suite bedrooms • Indoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, gym • Full Irish breakfast and three course evening dinner plus tea or coffee • One nights entertainment • Lift • Free Wi-Fi

Single room supplement: £99

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  • Free local joining points
  • Collect Coach Miles™
  • All coach travel
  • Reserved seats on tour coaches
  • Tour Manager escorted
  • Return ferry crossings
  • Hotel accommodation and board as stated
  • Excusions/Itinerary as stated
  • Admission fees and entertainment if stated
  • Complete luggage handling

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Grand UK Holidays
The Old Bakery
113 Queens Road
Norwich, Norfolk
United Kingdom
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