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Thu, July 31 – Arrive Scotland
You’ve landed! Welcome to Scotland!
Pass through Immigrations and Customs and to the arrivals hall. Your driver will be waiting for you with a sign bearing your name. Private transfers to your hotel.
Balmoral Hotel – 2 Nights
At the east end of Edinburgh’s famous Princes Street, in the center of Edinburgh, this establishment is one of the few grand railway hotels remaining in the UK, and a prime address.
This 1902 landmark is a city treasure, one dominated by a tower with a giant clock that always runs three minutes fast. (Why, because it is near the train station and no-one wants to miss a train.)
Liveried doormen point the way to the foyer, where tall fluted pilasters and columns support a balustraded mezzanine. Like much of the hotel’s reconfigured look, chic contemporary elements waltz gracefully with
the hotel’s stunning traditional architecture, all of which has been painstakingly restored.
Whether you want a Michelin-starred dinner or a more informal meal; if afternoon tea takes your fancy or you fancy drinks at dusk in their signature whisky bar, the Balmoral has a venue to satisfy every appetite and occasion. Their top restaurant “Number One” has held its Michelin star for 12 consecutive years now. This is where many of the celebrities who visit this city choose to stay. Who knows who you might bump into?
Enjoy your first evening in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city – we will be happy to recommend a lovely restaurant for dinner! Get some sleep tonight and recover – get over your jet lag!
Fri, August 1 – Edinburgh
9am Pick Up
Meet Morag, your driver-guide, in the lobby of the hotel for a half day tour of the City of Edinburgh. “Morag” is a Scots Gaelic name and means “princess”.
Experience the contrasts of the Old Town with its narrow streets and overhanging buildings and drive down the historic Royal Mile past the new Scottish Parliament building to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty the Queen. Marvel at the wonderful hills and cliffs of Holyrood Park – right in the heart of Old Edinburgh – before heading for the New Town (established in the 18th century when the Old Town got too crowded and people wanted more spacious accommodation). Finally Morag will show you the ancient port of Leith with its contrasts of ancient and modern and where the Royal Yacht Britannia is now anchored. This is the ship on which the Queen travelled the world and which, since its de-commissioning some years ago, has become a wonderful visitor attraction.
Dominating all of this is Edinburgh, and Scotland’s, top visitor attraction – Edinburgh Castle.
In the afternoon, visit Edinburgh Castle on your own. Enjoy exploring what is really a fortified village of buildings from Royal Palace to Great Hall and Chapel with many fascinating museums and artefacts. See the “Honours of Scotland” – the crown jewels of Scotland and marvel at Mons Meg – one of the biggest cannons ever built and the modern One o’Clock Gun, fired every day at 1pm.
Tonight we could arrange dinner and a whisky tasting at the Scotch Whisky Society if you think you might be up to it.
Sat, August 2 – Edinburgh to Fort William
9am Pick Up
Meet Morag again in the lobby of the hotel. Today you will travel together to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands through some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery.
First you will travel to Stirling where you will visit its ancient royal Castle. This is where Scots fought valiantly for their independence from England 700 years ago. From there it is a short drive to the village of Doune, passing its ancient castle after which you will cross from the Scottish Lowlands into the Highlands where the scenery will change suddenly and you will begin to see lochs and mountains. As you head north-west, the road rises constantly, reaching one of Scotland’s most dramatic glens – the valley of Glencoe. Here in 1692 members of the Clan MacDonald were murdered by soldiers from the Clan Campbell in what is known as “The Massacre of Glencoe”. Subsequently the valley became known as “The Glen of Weeping”. More recently it has featured in Harry Potter movies and also in James Bond’s “Skyfall”.
From the Glen it is only a short drive to the west coast of Scotland and for the rest of the journey you will follow the shoreline of one of Scotland’s sea-lochs to arrive at Inverlochy Castle.
Inverlochy Castle Hotel – 1 Night
Inverlochy is Scotland’s most exclusive luxury hotel and restaurant uniquely located amongst the glens, lochs and mountains of the West Highlands of Scotland.
At Inverlochy you will have one of the most relaxing and exciting vacation experiences of a lifetime, where every detail for your comfort and enjoyment has been carefully considered. In the beautiful gardens, why not try your hand at the very British game of Croquet or indeed participate in an outdoor game of chess on a full-sized board or- just sink into the wonderful sofas in the lounge and look out at the view over the Castle’s
Sun, August 3
Today you are going to take the “Road to the Isles” except you are to travel the route by train and not just any train. The “Jacobite” steam train transports you back in time. It leaves from Fort William and follows the ancient drove road to Mallaig where you will disembark to be met by Morag to travel by ferry “Over the Sea to Skye”. En route you will see stunning scenery and cross one of Scotland’s most famous bridges – the Glenfinnan Viaduct – which is better known to many as the “Harry Potter Viaduct” and features in the movies with the “Hogwarts’ Express”.
The ferry trip to the romantic “Misty Isle” of Skye lasts only 45 minutes. On arrival you will visit Armadale Castle and Gardens. This former home of the Chief of Clan Macdonald is now no more than a romantic ruin set in
beautiful gardens where the Museum of the Isles can be found and where you can learn about the clans of the “Sea Kingdom” of the Western seaboard, their powerful influences and eventual decline leading to emigration.
Overnight (2 nights) on Skye in Kinloch Lodge Hotel (owned by cookery guru, Lady Claire Macdonald and her husband, Lord Godfrey Macdonald, High Chief of Clan Macdonald).
Kinloch Lodge Hotel – 2 Nights
Charming, cosy and discreetly luxurious Kinloch Lodge is a hotel and restaurant like no other. Kinloch is a truly unique place in a magical setting, nestled at the foot of Kinloch Hill on the tranquil shoreline of the sea-loch Na Dal in Sleat on the wildly romantic Isle of Skye. Recognised internationally, Kinloch was cited as one of the world’s top 25 small hotels in Conde Naste Traveller Magazine.
Kinloch Lodge is the highland home of Claire and Godfrey Macdonald, steeped in heritage and history, and exemplifying all the traditions of highland hospitality. Kinloch is noted for its engaging, informal, family atmosphere and a welcome every bit as warm as the log fires ablaze in every hearth.
Marcello Tully, resident head-chef provides an exquisite daily changing menu, using the very best of local and seasonal produce in the restaurant. Under the ever-watchful eye of the Macdonald ancestors, whose portraits line the walls, the restaurant provides a perfect setting for an intimate meal or a family get together.
While elegant drawing rooms provide a perfect setting for afternoon tea, pre-dinner drinks and a nightcap, bedrooms, individually decorated in colours and textures chosen to reflect Skye’s distinctive landscape, combine exceptional views with character and comfort.
It’s somewhere to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday modern life; somewhere to unwind, relax and recharge, whilst enjoying food and hospitality.
The Macdonald’s are the ultimate hosts, not only allowing their highland hideaway to become yours too, but making every effort to make your stay at Kinloch a memorable experience that will remain with you long after you leave.
Mon, August 4
8:30am Pick Up
Today Morag will arrive to take you on a tour of the island. First you will travel up to the island’s capital, Portree, from where you take a boat trip to see the wonderful sea eagles and other local wildlife, including seals. The sea eagle is Scotland’s largest bird with a wing span of 8 feet and nests on the cliffs across the bay from Portree. A native bird of prey, it was hunted to extinction before being successfully re-introduced some years ago.
From Portree you will then head west to visit Dunvegan Castle. Built on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Loch Dunvegan, once entirely encircled by the sea, Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years.
On display are many clan treasures, the most famous of which is the Fairy Flag. Legend has it that this sacred Banner has miraculous powers and when unfurled in battle, the clan MacLeod will defeat their enemies.
The beautiful castle gardens provide a variety of contrasts between the more formal, traditional layouts and the charming rustic landscaped valley adjacent to the Castle where you follow paths through woodland
glades, past shimmering pools and burns fed by a cascading waterfall.
Back to Kinloch Lodge Hotel for second night.
Tue, August 5
9am Pick Up
Sadly you must bid farewell to Skye, this time crossing the sea by bridge back to the mainland of Scotland.
A wonderfully scenic drive then follows heading for one of Scotland’s distilleries at the little town of Muir of Ord. After a tour and tasting we head for the mysterious and exceptionally deep loch of Loch Ness where the legendary monster resides deep down in its waters. A boat trip will finish our day where you will get the opportunity to spot the monster for yourselves.
From there it is on to your hotel – Culloden House – which sits on the outskirts of the city of Inverness.
Culloden House Hotel – 1 Night
More than two centuries ago, Bonnie Prince Charlie used Culloden House as his lodging and battle headquarters prior to that fateful battle on Culloden Moor.
Today this handsome luxury hotel near Inverness stands in nearly 40 acres where you are free to wander about the woodland and private gardens to enjoy the exceptional peace, tranquillity and majesty of the grounds. You might even be lucky enough to see some wild deer grazing quietly in the early morning. The interior features a wonderfully comfortable drawing-room with magnificent Adam plasterwork, many fine antiques and a large open fire. Check out the chess-board showing the opposing sides in the historic battle. Hundreds of years of history, culture and luxury are combined with a relaxed atmosphere, personalised service and superb cuisine at Culloden House.
Undoubtedly the hotel’s greatest asset is the staff. Here, Highland hospitality has been elevated to its highest art form without being “stuffy” nor “too proper” or “reserved”. After all you deserve, without compromise, the very best.
Wed, August 6
9am Pick Up
Morag will meet you for your last tour day and you will start by visiting the Battlefield of Culloden where in 1746, the Jacobite dream of restoring the Stuart monarchy to the British throne was cruelly and savagely shattered forever. See the lonely stones marking where the clans fell and learn how this last rebellion that started so well (and almost succeeded in capturing London), collapsed at Culloden Moor changing life in the Highlands forever.
Just a stone’s throw from this you travel back 4000 years to see the Clava Cairns, a collection of standing stones and ancient ceremonial grave monuments. A spiritual and peaceful place.
From there it is a lovely drive through wilderness scenery passing Blair Castle There is also an opportunity to shop at ‘House of Bruar’.
As you travel south you cross back into the Lowlands of Scotland where the scenery becomes gentler and the mountains are replaced by farmland and rolling hills. Finally you arrive back at the Balmoral Hotel. Last night Balmoral hotel again.
The tour will end at 5pm to allow you time to rest and change for dinner and the Tattoo.
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
As Scotland prepares to welcome the world as part of the exciting year of Homecoming, hundreds of Commonwealth participants are set to play a part in this year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Music, dance and precision display with the Massed Pipes and Drums, the Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, cultural troupes, singers and the poignant refrain of the Lone Piper against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.
Performers from over 46 countries have taken part in the Tattoo, and around 30 per cent of the 220,000 audience each year are from overseas. Each year’s Tattoo is very much a ‘global gathering’ – showcasing the talents of musicians and performers from every corner of the globe. In addition to this, the Tattoo has been televised in more than 30 countries. An annual television audience of 100 million watches the coverage worldwide. The international flavor of the Tattoo has been deliberately developed as a key element in its capacity to entertain a huge, cosmopolitan audience.
The Tattoo’s unique ability to bring together thousands of people for this annual celebration of music and entertainment continues and the public’s appetite for pomp and ceremony shows no sign of diminishing.
Thu, August 7
Early morning start!! Private transfers from your hotel to the airport.
Arrive into Shannon Airport and meet with your private driver/ guide for your journey to Co. Mayo. En route, stop in Galway City, which is the fourth most populous city in the Republic of Ireland.
Galway is an experience to be savoured and remembered. The historic city of the tribes dances to a beat uniquely it’s own. There is certain chemistry and vibrancy to this friendly University City, which many delight in, and few forget. Music, festivals, horse racing, pubs, restaurants, shops, theatres and most of all Galway people, combine to create this atmospheric mediaeval city of culture. From this pulsating heart the rest of the county flows. Stroll along the streets of the city and see some of the main attractions of the city, which include: Galway’s famous Spanish Arch, which is located on the left bank of the Corrib, where Galway’s river meets the sea. St. Nicholas is the largest medieval parish church in Ireland in continuous use as a place of worship at the heart of Galway’s life. National University of Ireland, Galway stands on the banks of the river Corrib. Its stone quadrangle is one of the city’s most famous landmarks. The Lynch Castle, formerly owned by one of the fourteen tribes which ruled the city centuries ago, now houses the Allied Irish Bank.
Depart Galway and continue journey to Cong, where you will arrive at the magnificent Ashford Castle for your two overnight’s stay. Relax and enjoy the surroundings of this truly beautiful property with a history going back to the early 13th century and set in 350 acres of beautiful parkland. Arrive in Cong and check-in to Ashford Castle.
Ashford Castle – 2 Nights
Ashford Castle lavishes its guests with a renowned selection of exclusive guestrooms and suites. Each room is individually designed to provide stylish personal comforts, from the marble fittings of bathrooms to sumptuous co-ordinated fabrics and furnishings.
Ashford Castle Hotel offers its guests a world-renowned dining experience. Indulge yourself at the George V Room, this elegant venue is irresistibly enticing with a menu of Irish and International cuisine.
The 5-Star Ashford Castle offers guests an abundance of activities to enjoy in the true spirit of a resort property. From pursuits involving physical exercise to the more relaxed beauty treatments, you will be guaranteed to leave Ashford refreshed, relaxed and replenished. All activities at this world class resort are provided by third party operators. Relax and enjoy estate activities including Falconry, Horse Riding, SPA Treatment…
Enjoy dinner at the estate-own restaurant. Located in the Beating Heart of the Castle is the George V Restaurant built by the Guinness family to host evening dinner parties for the visit of the Prince of Wales in 1906. Here one can sit under the soothing light provided by the 11 magnificent Waterford Crystal chandeliers and dine like Lord or Lady while listening to the harmonious notes floating through the air provided by our resident pianist. Chef Stefan Matez has created a delightful Daily Table d’hote menu and
Tasting Menu using only locally sourced produce to ensure the finest quality and freshest ingredients reaches your table. As you unwind in the George V you can watch a tradition long standing here at Ashford as one of the many skilled waiters carves the roast & severs the day at your table for you.
Fri, August 8
After a full Irish breakfast at leisure, you will be met by your private driver/ guide. Today he will take you on a tour of Connemara.
Set between the Atlantic Ocean, 12 Ben Mountains and preserved boglands, lies the town of Clifden on the town of Clifden on the Coast of Connemara. Connemara is a unique and very special part of County Galway. It is situated on the most western seaboard of Europe, and features breathtaking scenery, a rugged coastline, dramatic mountains, numerous lakes and rivers, woodlands, and a National Park. There are a wide variety of outdoor activities. There is a wilderness about the west. Its coastline has weathered millions of years of Atlantic onslaught and it shows. Barren and rugged it has the raw beauty of a wild rocky terrain.
Continue on through Connemara through the village of Leenane and on to Kylemore Abbey, set in the heart of the Connemara mountains is the Kylemore Abbey Estate, home of the Irish Benedictine Nuns. Visit the picturesque Abbey reception rooms, video and exhibition and enjoy a stroll to the beautiful Neo-Gothic Church (under restoration) and Mausoleum where original owners are buried; browse in the Craft Shop; view Kylemore Abbey pottery as it is produced in the Pottery Studio and sample some of the home cooked food in the Restaurant.
Return to Cong for some time at leisure.
Enjoy dinner and drinks at Wilde’s at Lisloughrey, overlooking Lisloughrey Quay with a spectacular view of Lough Corrib. Head Chef Jonathan Keane serves contemporary Irish cuisine in a unique setting.
Recently referred to as “one of the country’s most exciting chefs”, and already with ‘Best Chef’ nominations under his belt, Jonathan Keane.
Return to Ashford Castle.
Sat, August 9
Following breakfast, check-out of your accommodation and meet with your private driver/ guide. Today you will be transferred to Kenmare in County Kerry. En route visit some of the highlights of County Clare.
Dunguaire Castle is probably the most famous land mark that is associated with Kinvara. The castle was built in 1520 by the O’Hynes clan on the picturesque shores of Galway Bay. This restored 16th century tower house sits on a rocky outcrop on the shores of Galway Bay, 300 yards outside the village of Kinvara.
Travel on towards the Burren area.
The Burren is a karstic plateau – a stony chaos to the casual observer – with a full assemblage of the curious landforms that characterise such limestone landscapes. The region encompasses 360 km2 of gently inclined plateau with a further 200 km2 of lowland to the east of the plateau. Often described as a natural landscape, the Burren has been profoundly influenced by human activities. Early removal of the natural woodland induced soil erosion, enlarging the exposure of the underlying limestone. More than 700 different flowering plants and ferns have been recorded in the Burren. Thus, although the Burren represents only 1% of the land-mass of Ireland, 75% of the Irish native species are contained in the area. In the Burren, plants from northern (“Arctic”) regions reach their southern limits, those from southern (“subtropical”) regions attain their northern limits, while plants from high mountains (“alpines”) can be found growing at sea-level; all three groups grow side by side – and in profusion – in the Burren.
Situated further south in County Clare are the famous the famous Cliffs of Moher, which defiantly stand as giant natural ramparts against the aggressive might of the Atlantic Ocean. They rise in places to over 700 feet and stretch for almost 5 miles. O’Brien’s Tower, which was constructed in the early 19th century as a viewing point for Victorian tourists, is located on Moher’s highest cliff. From its exceptional vantage position, you can view the Clare coastline, the Aran Islands and mountains as far apart as Kerry and Connemara.
To begin your exploration of the cliffs, head straight past the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre to the newly built steps that curve upwards towards the cliff-top—the walk to the top is only 200 yards. At the top of the steps, you can turn left and head south towards Hag’s Head or bear right to hike along the wall made from slabs of Liscannor slate, some intricately designed with patterns made millions of years ago by sea creatures when the slate was still mud on the floor of the sea, to O’Brien’s Tower.
Cliffs of Moher
Your driver/ guide will take you to Killimer, where you will take the car ferry to Tarbert. From Tarbert you will directly be transferred to Kenmare for your next two overnights.
Recommended restaurants in Kenmare include: Packie’s (Seafood restaurant), Mulcahy’s (International cuisine), The Lime Tree (Modern Irish cuisine), The Horseshoe (Seafood & Irish cuisine).
Shelburne Lodge – 2 Nights
The building, a Georgian farmhouse, is lovely and the grounds with their lawns, herb garden, and tennis court are very attractive, but it is the interior that is outstanding. The polished wooden floors gleam and lovely antiques grace the sitting room and hallway.
The bedrooms are located between the 1740’s lodge and the secluded coach house overlooking the beautiful garden and grass tennis court.
Each lovely bedroom is accompanied by a luxurious bathroom, each with a different colour scheme.
Sun, August 10
This morning following breakfast, you will be met for your private tour to explore the Ring of Kerry.
This is one of the most breath-taking coastal tours in Europe, encircling the Iveragh Peninsula passing through Killorglin, scene of the famous Puck Fair which takes place over three days every August. Continue to the noted seaside resort of Glenbeigh and the coastal scenery of Dingle Bay comes into view. Every turn in the road seems to offer a unique vista.
Continue to Cahirciveen, situated at the head of Valencia Harbour, which is the capital of the Iveragh Peninsula. It was in this small town that Daniel O’Connell ‘The Liberator’, who fought for Catholic emancipation, was born. On this part of your journey you will have marvellous view of Valentia Island as well as the ancient monastic Skellig rocks a few miles out to sea.
View Valentia Island, which is one of the most westerly points of Europe. Continue to Waterville, situated on the Atlantic Shore and was popular as a Victorian and Edwardian resort and angling centre. The locals claim that the number of species of flowering plants near Waterville is 500.
From here, you drive over the Coomakista Pass that offers a breathtaking vantage point of the Beara peninsula, the islands and the Atlantic Ocean. Proceed through the charming villages of Caherdaniel and Sneem to Moll’s Gap and Ladies View – probably the best point from which to view the Killarney Lakes.
In the afternoon return to the Shelburne Lodge and enjoy some time at leisure. Enjoy dinner and traditional Irish live music at Foley’s Restaurant & Irish Music Pub, at O’Donnabhains or at The Coachman’s Pub.
Mon, August 11
Following breakfast, check-out of your accommodation and travel to Newmarket-on-Fergus for your last two nights in Ireland!
En route stop at Castle Matrix and take photographs of the castle’s exterior and surroundings. The earls of Desmond were the original builders of this fifteenth century 24.4 Meter (80 feet) stepped battlement tower house, situated on the banks of the river Deel. After the failure of the 1580 Desmond rebellion, the castle came into the hands of Henry Billingsley, later it was purchased by Sir John Dowdall. Eventually the property came into the possession of the Southwell family one of whose defendants, John Southwell Brown added a two storey dwelling in the early nineteenth century. It was restored again in the 1970’s and furnished with many antiques. The building is now the headquarters Irish International Arts centre and the heraldry Society of Ireland.
Travel on towards and visit Adare which is one of Ireland’s prettiest villages and owes its reputation to its setting in the woods among rich quiet farmlands by the River Maigue that runs through Ireland’s Golden Vale. Thatched cottages line broad streets. With the town’s quality restaurants and pubs, its three ruined abbeys, its plentiful fishing areas, its annual festivals, Adare draws overseas and Irish tourists alike. Adare dates from the time of the Norman conquest of Ireland and the village owes its current streetscape to its status as a model estate village developed by the third Earl of Dunraven in the mid-19th century.
Leave Adare behind and travel towards Dromoland Castle.
Dromoland Castle – 2 Nights
A pretty lake, championship golf course, and sweeping grounds surround this magnificent 5-star castle. It dates back to the 5th century, and guests can dine in an elegant restaurant with high ceilings, relax in the spa, or try falconry and archery in awe-inspiring surroundings. Afternoon tea is served with freshly baked pastries and bread, and the old library has been converted into a cocktail bar where guests can sit beside an open fire and take in picturesque lake views. There are restaurants for formal and informal dining, with wide-ranging and innovative menus.
Tue, August 12
Following a full Irish breakfast, enjoy leisurely pursuits at Dromoland Castle. One of the finest 5-star hotels Ireland has to offer, Dromoland is perfectly situated and equipped to offer a vast number of activities to its guests, the perfect choice for activity breaks in Ireland.
For the active, the Championship Golf Course holds pride of position in one of Europe’s finest country estates. The Dromoland Golf Academy is just a 9-Iron from the Castle’s main entrance and is a perfect platform for beginners and upwards with a fully enclosed teaching bay.
The Castle grounds and woodlands are perfect for exploring on foot or on horseback. Horse Riding lessons are available at the nearby stables. For 5 -star fishing in Ireland, why not take a trip out on Dromoland Lake which is also hugely popular among our guests and as with all of our activities, can be arranged in advance.
This 5-Star Hotels Ireland Leisure Centre is ideal for those wishing to relax or revitalise with a 17 metre Pool, Sauna and Jacuzzi while our Luxury Health Spa is the perfect “pampering” spot. Sit back and relax in comfort and style in one of thefinest luxury hotels Ireland has. Falconry, Clay Shooting, archery and tennis are also amongst the many activities you
In the early afternoon you will be met by your private driver/ guide for a transfer to the village of Bunratty. Visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is one of Ireland’s top visitor attractions. A visit to the Castle, the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland, and the absorbing Folk Park nearby is a wonderful experience. Built in 1425, the majestic Castle was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour. It now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries and works of art, which capture the mood of the times. You can marvel at the finest collection of medieval furniture in the country, which brings to life a vital part of the Celtic past and the heritage of Co. Clare.
Within the grounds of Bunratty Castle is Bunratty Folk Park where 19th century Irish life is vividly recreated. Set on 26 acres, the impressive Park features over 30 buildings in a ‘living village’ setting. Included are a display of 19th century agricultural machinery (the Talbot Collection), eight farmhouses, two watermills, a blacksmiths forge and a church. A restored village street complete with pub, post office, school, doctor’s house, hardware shop, printers, drapery shop, pawn shop and village hotel provides the main focal point for the park which will enchant and
mesmerize both young and old.
Tonight look forward to the Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet, which is reserved for you at 5:30 pm.
The Butler relays the history of Bunratty and you can enjoy a medieval madrigal by the Castle Singers. It is here that the Earl& Lady are crowned for the evening before descending to the banquet hall where bench seating, candle-light and long oak tables reflect the banqueting style of the medieval era. The 4 course meal is a pleasant balance of contrasting Irish meat dishes served during the period and is accompanied with music and song.
After dinner, you will sit back, relax and enjoy the entertainment program – a selection of Irish medieval and traditional songs and instrumental music by 11 Entertainers. Return to Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Wed, August 13
After breakfast, check-out of Dromoland Castle. Your private driver/ guide will directly transfer you to Shannon Airport for your return journey home. Have a safe flight. Farewell to your driver/ guide!