Join us for our 6-day Northwest Wild Atlantic Way Shamrock Tour*! We’ll travel together west and north along the Wild Atlantic Way coast of Ireland where you will visit iconic landmarks in Dublin, County Kilkenny, County Clare, County Galway and County Mayo and experience Irish warm welcomes, folklore, food, drink, and music of Ireland’s most beautiful assets – its people.
All Accommodations are included and are rated 4 star and above! This tour includes a castle stay at Trim Castle.
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* This tour has limited availability to provide personal attention to our guests.
Pick up by your Driver / Guide in Dublin at the Ashling Hotel at a designated time.
Our driver/guides are our greatest assets, their expert knowledge and extensive experience touring Ireland combine to give you, our client, the best Irish experience available.
Depending on the size of your group, we have a variety of luxury vehicles to suit your needs. These all come with on-board Wi-Fi and usb connections for your phone chargers.
You will see Trinity College, Government Buildings, The Phoenix Park & The President’s residence, Christchurch Cathedral & St. Patrick’s Cathedral plus much more.
Overnight in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Kilkenny is famous for many things: its majestic creeper-clad castle; a bustling crafts industry; cobbled lanes and secret passages; 1,000 years of history and vibrant festivals. It’s the magical combination of culture and entertainment that attracts so many people to this captivating heritage city, just 90 minutes south of Dublin.
Afterwards, we make our way straight to the Atlantic coast to the County Clare. Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way and boasting some of the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland, lies a colourful and welcoming village ready to host you during your stay. Doolin has something for everyone.
Located on the edge of the historic Burren in northwest County Clare, and within easy reach of the majestic Cliffs of Moher and the unique Aran Islands, Doolin’s dramatic landscape cannot easily be forgotten.
The Burren is famous for having one of the most unique and beautiful landscapes in Ireland. While the rest of the Emerald Isle is known for its shades of green, the Burren National Park is known for its various shades of grey. Whether you are walking, cycling, driving or touring by bus, you will feel like you have been transported to the moon.
The Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most famous landmarks. These spectacular creations of nature stretch for 14km and reach 214 meters at their highest point. The views from the pathways and the viewing platforms along the cliffs or from the 19th century O’Brien’s Tower are all magnificent.
The Town of Doolin, County Clare
Doolin is the home of traditional Irish music, with plenty of music and craic to be had every night. You can take a clifftop walk breathing in the crisp, salty Atlantic air while appreciating the beautiful wildflowers, explore the rugged landscape or go on an Atlantic cruise to appreciate the unique coastline from a different perspective. Adventure is waiting for you in Doolin!
Doolin is a vibrant place full of characters, stories and experiences and is home to some of the region’s best accommodation, eateries and beautiful local shops. The people of Doolin are passionate about their community and look forward to welcoming you with open arms.
Overnight in Galway, County Galway
Galway, a harbour city on Ireland’s west coast, sits where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean. The city’s hub is 18th-century Eyre Square, a popular meeting spot surrounded by shops and traditional pubs that often offer live Irish folk music. Nearby, stone-clad cafes, boutiques and art galleries line the winding lanes of the Latin Quarter, which retains portions of the medieval city walls.
Throughout the year, Galway features a vibrant atmosphere and people start pouring into traditional pubs quite early. Whether you want Traditional Irish Music or you want to follow the Galway Whiskey Trail, there’s something for everyone. Come and join us for an unforgettable time, and toast with your friends while mingling with locals.
Galway’s Latin Quarter can be experienced with an exciting tour through the winding medieval streets, and you will visit some of the city’s most historic landmarks. Featured by local actors and visiting, this Tribes Alive Theatrical Walking Tour last 70 minutes, and it promises great adventures.
Welcome to The Galway Whiskey Trail where we invite you to discover Galway’s Rich Whiskey Heritage through it’s finest whiskey bars and outlets, each of which is waiting to share their story with you. You can see the remains of the old Persse Distillery on Nun’s Island from a vantage point on O’Brien’s bridge.
On Eyre Square you’ll find historic O’Connell’s and Garvey’s, you can visit An Púcán, located on the city’s old medieval jousting ground, tuck up beside the fire at The Dáil Bar, raise a toast to Galway hero Sonny Molloy, find out about The King’s Head and how he lost it, hear the story of 15th Century Mayor of Galway at Blake’s Bar, discover the rarest Irish Whiskeys at Garavan’s in a building dating to 1650, settle in at Tigh Neachtain and take your favourite bottle home with you after a visit to McCambridge’s or Freeney’s. Stroll over O’Brien’s bridge and take in all that Taylor’s bar has to offer.
Cong is a small village in south Mayo famous for its 12th century abbey, the lavish gold and silver Cross of Cong from 1123, the magnificent Ashford Castle, the village’s links with Oscar Wilde and, most popularly, its association with John Wayne and his classic movie, The Quiet Man.
The Irish Gaelic name for Cong, Cúnga Fheichin, meaning Saint Feichin’s narrows reveals much about the geography of the area. The village is built on a narrow isthmus of cavernous limestone between Lough Mask and Lough Comb. No trace today remains of the monastery that Feichin founded in the 7th century. Cong Abbey, the ruins of which are in the centre of the village, was first built in the 12 century, burned in the early 13th and rebuilt between the 13th and 16th centuries.
Cong is filming location of the 1951 movie The Quiet Man starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. The Quiet Man Museum gives visitors the experience of actually being on-set. Located by the river at Circular Road in Cong, between the locations used for filming, the ground floor of the cottage has een designed as an exact replica of White-o-Mornin’ Cottage.
It’s a national collection, comprehensive and unique, presented in an engaging and interactive manner – not a dusty boring display in sight! Exhibits over the four floors include original artifacts and displays, captivating archival video footage and interactive screens.
Discover the lives of our very recent ancestors through agriculture, fishing and hunting, clothing and textiles, furniture and fittings, trades and crafts, transport, calendar customs, leisure and religion.
As we head back toward the eastern side of the Emerald Isle, we’ll enjoy a few stops in the countryside and conclude your Ireland vacation with a Farewell Dinner at the Trim Castle.
In April 1912 fourteen men and women from Addergoole, in North Mayo, set sail from Queenstown, Cork for a new life in America. Within days, eleven had died in the icy waters of the North Atlantic. Their ship, The RMS Titanic, sank on her maiden voyage.
Rural Ireland resounds with tales of emigration, steeped in the traditions of letting go.The small parish of Addergoole in Mayo will never let go of the memory of those fourteen neighbours and friends, eleven of whom perished with that “Ship of Dreams”. Time brought solace, but the memory never fades, and this community mark the anniversary of the sinking every year with a cermony in the Church grounds where relatives toll the church bell @ 2.20am for each of those lost at sea.
Today, Foxford Woolen Millls export garments throughout the world and the Visitor Centre in Foxford attracts thousands of tourists annually.
Even though it is our pleasure to see you safely transferred back to Dublin’s International Airport, we will be happiest when we greet you again upon your next visit to Ireland.
Fáilte! (Irish for “welcome!”)