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Ireland for Families

Dublin, Killarney, County Clare

From £6100 Per person in low season
From £7000 Per person in high season

based on 8 nights inc. flights & daily experiences

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Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Private guide

Per person for based on two adults and two children travelling together.

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At a Glance

  • This action-packed itinerary is designed entirely around family-friendly experiences and hotels

  • Try out some new skills such as learning Gaelic sports to zip-lining and kayaking

  • Enjoy the services of a top private touring chauffeur throughout

  • Live like a king as you stay in a majestic castle

  • Experiences can be adapted to suit the ages of your children

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It is very difficult to predict the weather in Ireland - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but Ireland does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. To start planning your holiday

Itinerary

Ireland is a magical destination to travel through with children of all ages and this fabulous family adventure includes castles, culture and plenty of active outdoor adventures. Together as a family explore prehistoric monuments, crumbling monasteries, green hills and wild shoreline and take part in fun activities such as horse riding, archery and falconry. With the help of your own friendly private touring chauffeur, explore Ireland together from East to West making memories along the way.

  1. Days 1-3: Dublin & the East of Ireland

    Your adventure in Ireland begins in its capital, bonny Dublin. Dublin is an enchanting and compact city that can easily be explored on foot, so we’ve included a walking tour to get you acquainted with the city, visiting key sights and learning about the people and history of the city. Included in your walking tour is entrance to see the Book of Kells; a rare medieval manuscript which dates back to 9th century documenting the Four Gospels of the life of Jesus Christ.

    After a comfortable night in your city-centre hotel a unique family activity awaits you the following day with an introduction to Gaelic sports! Don your sneakers for this interactive experience as you’re put through your paces by an expert coach to learn the skills of hurling and Gaelic football, with a lot of fun and laughter along the way! If sport isn’t your forte, we can instead arrange for an exciting walking tour uncovering the origins of Irish dancing. There are a number of specialist excursions we can include for you in Dublin depending on your interests and your travel consultant will be able to take you through the different options. You may wish to go behind the scenes at the Guinness storehouse or learn the art of whiskey at a distillery. If you have Irish heritage a privately-guided tour or EPIC- the Irish Immigration museum is a must, perhaps discovering the origins of your family name.

     

    Accommodation: The Westbury (2 nights)

  2. Days 3-6: Ring of Kerry

    Leaving Dublin behind your journey today takes your right across country but fear not as we’ve included some interesting stops along the way to break up your journey and ensure that you see the very best of what Ireland has to offer. Just an hour outside of Dublin is the Irish National Stud, a working stud farm where many champion racing horses have been bred. As insightful guided tour takes you around the farm where you’ll learn the history of the farm as well as seeing the magnificent stallions up close. The Stud also has some beautiful gardens which are worth an explore.

    Your private chauffeur will then take you further south into the heartland of Ireland. Ireland is known for having many castles and one if it’s most spectacular is the Rock of Cashel, a set of medieval buildings set on a limestone rock. There are many stories and myths surrounding the castle and its origins which you can explore as you walk around the buildings.   Continuing further South and West your home for the next 3 nights takes you to the heart of the stunning Killarney National Park, where surrounded by a landscape of mountains, lakes and forests you’ll be fully immersed in the nature of Ireland.    We’ve including some exciting ways for you to explore this beautiful National Park over the next few days starting with a kayaking tour on one of the many beautiful lakes. The wildlife here is abundant so keep your eyes peeled for Red Deer and Sea Eagles! Next up is the chance to get close to nature at a more leisurely pace as you step aboard a traditional horse carriage, or Jaunting car, for a gentle journey around the sweeping roads and paths of the park. No visit to Ireland would be complete without a falconry experience, a unique opportunity to get up close to some majestic birds of prey. This activity can be enjoyed by the whole family and is a great way to learn about the habits and lifestyles of the birds as well as their relationship with their handlers. Your final evening in Killarney offers something truly special as you are welcomed into the home of a local Irish family for a  special dinner experience. The Irish are well-known for their charm and hospitality and this memorable experience is a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture.

    Accommodation: Killarney Park Hotel (3 nights)

  3. Days 6-9: Co Clare

    From Killarney you’ll journey north into the striking limestone landscape of The Burren National Park to a very special hotel, Ashford Castle. One of Ireland’s most renowned hotels, Ashford is an 800-year old castle, and former home of the Guinness family. Not only does Ashford castle boast stunning interiors and exquisite grounds, but also a wealth of activities. We’ve included a family archery lesson for you, a fun and engaging activity sure to bring out a friendly competitive streak in you all! There is also a woodland zip line, tree climbing and horse riding on offer here, making this the perfect family destination.

    We’ve also included a fun and interactive sheepdog demonstration at a working farm, where you’ll watch a talented dog round up it’s heard with just a few commands on their owner’s whistle. From Ashford castle the drive back to Dublin takes around 3 hours for your onward flight, otherwise Shannon airport is closer, around one and a half hours drive away. Of course, if  you’d like to see more of Ireland we can extend your journey north to take in Northern Ireland, the options are boundless and every itinerary is tailor-made to suit you and your family.

    Accommodation: Ashford Castle (3 nights)

Experiences

  • An introduction to Gaelic Sports

    Have a go at the traditional Gaelic sports of Hurling and Gaelic football- unique, indigenous sports that have been played in Ireland for thousands of years.

  • Archery at Ashford Castle

    Learn the basics of target archery in all its practice and forms. Your instructor will teach, inform and develop your skill in this ancient sport.

  • Blarney Castle

    Famed for its Blarney Stone, which by kissing will bestow the gift of eloquence, Blarney Castle was built over six hundred years ago by Cormac McCarthy, one of Ireland's greatest chieftains. But don't forget to explore the castle and gardens too.

  • Cliffs of Moher

    Soaring over 700 feet, the Cliffs of Moher are a magnificent 8-kilometre stretch of sea cliffs along the Atlantic coast of Clare. Wonderful views and fabulous seabird colonies make the Cliffs of Moher a must-see natural attraction in the west of Ireland.

  • Discover the origins of Irish Dancing

    Enjoy a lively introduction to Irish dancing, live music and traditional Irish ‘craic’ as you explore the roots of the dance and its cultural history with your guide, perhaps even learning a few steps of your own.

  • Horse and carriage ride in Killarney National Park

    Sit back and relax in a traditional Jaunting Car- a two-wheeled carriage pulled by a single horse.

  • Kayaking in Killarney National Park

    Enjoy a magical Kayak trip as you explore one of the many beautiful lakes of Killarney National Park.

  • Magical Skellig Michael

    Skellig Michael, a towering sea crag rising from the wild Atlantic Ocean around eight miles off the coast of Kerry, is a mind-blowing destination whose stark spirituality and skirling seabird colonies will live in your mind long after you have returned.

  • Private Walking Tour of the Burren

    The Burren landscape, with its unusual limestone rock formations, fascinating prehistoric archaeology and renowned flora and fauna, provides a spectacular terrain for a guided walk. Explore its secrets on a half-day walking tour with your private guide.

  • The Irish Emigration Museum Privately Guided Tour

    Explore the tragedies and triumphs of Irish emigration as you enjoy a private tour of EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum.

  • The Irish National Stud Private Guided Tour

    Ireland’s horse racing history is a source of national pride and as you tour the Irish National Stud you’ll discover the history and importance of this industry with an opportunity to stroll through beautiful gardens.

  • The Ring of Kerry

    Snaking more than 120 scenically captivating miles in a circular route around the Iveragh Peninsula in southwest Ireland’s County Kerry, The Ring of Kerry takes in rugged and verdant coastal landscapes, lakes and mountains and charming seaside villages.

  • The Rock of Cashel

    Sometimes known as Cashel of the Kings, the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary is a spectacular collection of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone rock.

  • Trinity College & The Book of Kells

    Trinity College is Dublin's oldest university and its cobbled front square and collection of historic buildings is a must see. The magnificent Old Library building houses the Book of Kells - a 9th-century gospel manuscript famous throughout the world.

  • Visit The Guinness Storehouse

    Visit the famous brewery of the iconic drink that has shaped much of Dublin's history, as well as discovering what goes in to making the perfect pint of Guinness.

  • Working Sheep Dog demonstration

    Experience a key part of Ireland’s farming culture as you travel to the atmospheric Caherconnell Stone Fort on the Burren to watch a sheep dog demonstration.

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Dublin, Killarney, County Clare

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