Magical tour of the North West

Senior Tour.

2020

 

Home Tours

May 21st to 29th

$2380 per person sharing
$250 supplement for single traveler.

Please note all trips only happen if we have 8 or more paid travelers.

$2380.00 double occupancy

$250  supp for single traveler.

The North West of Ireland is a spectacular part of Ireland with its mountains, lakes and stunning coastline. We call these our Home tours because this part of the country is where we come from. We hail from a little village in south Sligo called Gurteen. It is one of the most cultural parts of the country and we look forward to introducing you to that culture in its natural setting. We visit beautiful lakes, mountians, abbeys, castles and beaches. We hear about the history and the folklure of this wonderful, mystical, magical place.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: SENIORS MUST BE 60 +TO QUALIFY FOR THE SENIOR TOUR

May you always be wearing a big happy smile and really enjoying each day, and may all of the luck of the Emerald Isle always be coming your way.

Itinerary

Subject to slight change

Day 1

 We will meet you at Dublin airport where we will be more than happy to help you with baggage.

 We will take you across the country where you will see the beautiful Irish countryside to Boyle, Co Roscommon...our first stop.

Here you will see a 12th century Cistercian Abbey. This Abbey is being reconstructed, as it is a national momunent.

 We then go to Lough Key forest Park, where we have different walks through the bog gardens and fairy bridges, wishing chairs. There is a visitors centre and coffee shop if you would like to sit and relax, looking out at the beauty that is Lough Key. We bring you to your accommodation where you can unpack and rest. Evening activities will include a session of Irish traditional music.

 

Day 2. 

After a hearty Irish breakfast, We are taking you to Ballymote Castle ruins, Kilronan Castle, scenic drive up Arigna mountains, We visit the Arigna mines which is a tourist attraction now 

 We Visit the Eagles Flying which is both fun and educational for young and old alike.  

 It is a show not to be missed while visiting this part of the country. 

Nightly music sessions await.

 

Day 3.

The beautiful Lough Gill North Sligo, where we have booked you on a boat trip. You will see "The lake Isle of Innisfree" and other beautiful Islands from this boat, . We will also be visiting Parke's Castle which is where our boat is moored. 

Around the lake to Tobernalt Holy Well which is world renouned. It is a unique place in its beautiful setting beside Lough Gill.  

 A jaunt to Drumcliffe, where we will visit W.B. Yeats grave.It is a central attraction on any visitor's list to Sligo.You could not say that you came to Sligo and did not visit Yeats last resting place.

There is a little coffee shop, where you can rest and have a coffee, and browze the gift shop, there you will see many hand made crafts by the locals.

We have booked traditional musicians to entertain you for the evening.

  

Day 4

We take you to Sligo town, where we will have a tour around the town. We wil visit WB Yeats Center.  We also visit Sligo Abbey, Known locally as the Abbey, this Dominican Friary was founded in the mid - 13th century by Maurice Fitzgerald. The site contains a great wealth of carvings including Gothic and Renaissance tomb sculpture, well preserved cloister and the only sculptured 15th century high altar to survive in any Irish monastic church. This enigmatic friary will inspire and enlighten it's visitors. We then give you a few hours to ramble around the shopping centers and the streets of Sligo town at your own pace. 

 

 

Day 5

We visit Knock shrine and Foxford Woolen Mills and then we make our way to Galway where We take a shopping trip to Galway today. You can take your time strolling through the streets dropping into some of the quaint shops. There are also great shopping centers for you to explore.

Day 6. 

We take the day off today but in the evening we take a trip to a small rural traditional Irish pub beside the sea. Great food and great music too.

 

 

 Day 7th

Today we take a trip to Donegal where we visit Sliabh League, visit the castle in Donegal town, and we visit the Maritime Heritage center in Killybegs. Words cannot begin to explain how stunningly beautiful this part of the country is. 

  

We leave the North West today and make our way to Dublin where we stay for our last night. We give you a day exploring Dublin city before we go to our hotel to have our last meal and drinks together.

 

Day 8

Day 9, 

We say goodbye to the  Ireland as we make our way back to the airport in Dublin. 

Please note that all  entry fee's, nightly entertainment are included in your tour cost.

Payment Options

We have different options of payment for you to consider:

1  Pay $500 deposit by March 1st then pay the balance by April 1st.

2  Pay full one time payment March 1st 2020.

   Installment plan.

3  Pay deposit of $250  for your May trip to be paid by Feb 21st then                   installments of $600 to be paid on the 21st of March and  April with               balance of $630 due on May 10th. Single travelers must add $250 to their       balance.

   

   

 

We are now taking payments online through Square. Just contact us and we will send you an invoice that you can pay online. We also take payments through Venmo or if you have a US bank account you can pay us through Zille. You can also send us a check if you do not want to pay online. 

Please pay by sending check to:
Secret Ireland Tours LLC
905 Lincoln Rd.
Dayton KY 41074

What price cover's

1.        8 Night/9 Day stay in B&B accommodation. 

2.        Full Irish Breakfast every morning.

3.        Transfers from Dublin airport to accommodation                and return transfers.

4.        Luxury Coach with expert driver.

5.        Secret Ireland Tour guides

6         List of attractions or activities you might like to               do during your free  time

7        All entry fee's into sites and venue's.

8         Nightly entertainment.

9.        Secret events for your enjoyment.

10       4 Evening meals

11       Snacks and soft drinks on bus.

What price does not cover

1.    Airfare is not included. 

2.    Alcohol

3.    Any extra activities not included in itinerary.

4.    Lunches 

We have organized music in the  local pubs for our tour groups. These sessions are very welcoming to anyone who would like to sing a song, or dance, or indeed, join with an instrument. 

You will hear, for free, some of the finest musicians in the country.  These musicians have travelled the world with their music, but there's nothing like playing in the local pub with their friends.

We will bring you to all the stunning areas only the locals know.

You will see lakes, mountains, sea shores, forests, holy places, and much more. You will meet the locals who might just tell you some stories about where you are.

Relax and take in the fresh air. Go for a walk, take pictures and soak it all up.

On our travels we will see 11th and 12th century ruins of Castles, Abbeys, underground passage tombs, outdoor altars and famine grave sites.

You will go back in time listening to the history of these places. 

We will also be bringing you to restored castles and modern gravesites. "Oh but why are they bringing me to a gravesite" I can hear you say. Just wait and come with us, you will be amazed at what you see.

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