Best of Ireland

Admiring the majestic 18th century Westport House from the lake - Best of Ireland - Brendan Vacations

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Experience the Best of Ireland for 10 days with Brendan Vacations

An in-depth encounter with the Best of Ireland awaits, from spectacular sights like the Cliffs of Moher and Ring of Kerry to the past and present showcased in Dublin, Galway and pretty Adare. You’ll learn all about Irish famine history, former kings and how to embrace the craic.

Iconic Experience:

  • A Local Specialist will show you Dublin’s elegant Georgian squares, O’Connell Street and the Custom House.
  • It is said that those who kiss the Blarney Stone are bestowed with the power to persuade, flatter and coax. But to do so, you must dangle from the ramparts! Visit Blarney Castle and see the famous Stone of Eloquence.
  • Experience a village walk through the main street lined with thatched cottages.
  • See Limerick’s iconic landmarks during an orientation with your Travel Director.
  • Visit the impeccably preserved Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.
  • Victorian Walled Garden: Visit the turreted Neo-Gothic Kylemore Abbey. This monastery was founded in 1920 for Benedictine Nuns who fled Belgium in World War I.
  • In the pilgrimage town of Knock, visit the beautiful Marian Shrine, where the Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph and John the Evangelist are said to have appeared to the townsfolk in 1879.

Dive Into Culture

  • Explore the tragic history of Ireland’s famine emigration at the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, a replica of one of the original ships used in the 1800s.
  • During a workshop tour, learn how crystal is crafted at the House of Waterford Crystal.
Activities & Highlights: Dublin Sightseeing, EPIC Museum, Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross, Blarney Castle & Stone, Ring of Kerry, King John’s Castle in Limerick, Bunratty Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Briget’s Garden in Galway, Kylemore Abbey, Marian Shrine in Knock Town

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