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Ireland's Southeast Odyssey

Irelands South East Odyssey

A tour steeped in history with medieval castles and charming streets, join us for a 5 day tour to the historical South East of Ireland

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Enniscorthy, a picturesque town in County Wexford, Ireland, is steeped in history with its medieval castle and charming streets. The town boasts a vibrant arts scene and hosts various cultural events throughout the year. Waterford Crystal, renowned worldwide for its exquisite craftsmanship, originates from the city of Waterford. The crystal is synonymous with luxury and elegance, and visitors can explore the fascinating history of its production at the House of Waterford Crystal. Kilkenny, a medieval city in the heart of Ireland, is famous for its well-preserved architecture, including Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice's Cathedral. The city is also a hub for arts and crafts, with numerous galleries and artisan shops. Wexford, located on the southeast coast, offers a mix of coastal beauty and historical landmarks. The Kildare Village outlet, situated in County Kildare, is a shopping haven with an array of designer stores, making it a popular destination for those seeking high-end fashion at discounted prices. Each of these locations contributes to Ireland's rich cultural tapestry and offers visitors a unique and memorable experience.

 

 

Package Includes:

  • Luxury Coach Travel

  • 4 Nights Dinner, B&B at Treacy's Hotel

  • Entertainment

  • Free Bar 6:30pm - 9pm (with restrictions)

  • Day trip to Kilkenny

  • Guided tour of Smithwicks Brewery

  • Day to Waterford

  • Guided tour of Waterford Crystal

  • Half Day to Wexford Town

  • Visit to Kildare Shopping Village

  • Visit to Newbridge Silver

 

*Trip subject to minimum numbers departing

 

Wexford

Wexford, a coastal town in the southeast of Ireland, is a captivating blend of natural beauty and historical charm. Nestled along the banks of the River Slaney, Wexford boasts scenic landscapes and a rich maritime heritage. The town's Quay Front is a picturesque area dotted with colorful buildings, charming shops, and inviting cafes, providing a delightful spot for leisurely strolls. Wexford is renowned for its annual Opera Festival, attracting music enthusiasts from around the world. History enthusiasts can explore the medieval remnants of Wexford, including the iconic Selskar Abbey and the Westgate Tower. With its welcoming atmosphere, cultural events, and a vibrant arts scene, Wexford offers visitors a memorable taste of Ireland's maritime past and present.

 

Enniscorthy

Enniscorthy, a picturesque town in County Wexford, Ireland, is steeped in history with its medieval castle and charming streets. The town boasts a vibrant arts scene and hosts various cultural events throughout the year. Waterford Crystal, renowned worldwide for its exquisite craftsmanship, originates from the city of Waterford. The crystal is synonymous with luxury and elegance, and visitors can explore the fascinating history of its production at the House of Waterford Crystal. Kilkenny, a medieval city in the heart of Ireland, is famous for its well-preserved architecture, including Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice's Cathedral. The city is also a hub for arts and crafts, with numerous galleries and artisan shops. Wexford, located on the southeast coast, offers a mix of coastal beauty and historical landmarks. The Kildare Village outlet, situated in County Kildare, is a shopping haven with an array of designer stores, making it a popular destination for those seeking high-end fashion at discounted prices. Each of these locations contributes to Ireland's rich cultural tapestry and offers visitors a unique and memorable experience.

 

Kilkenny

Nestled in the heart of Ireland, Kilkenny is a captivating city renowned for its medieval charm and cultural vibrancy. The majestic Kilkenny Castle, dating back to the 12th century, stands as a testament to the city's rich history and is surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens. The winding streets of Kilkenny showcase medieval architecture, quaint shops, and traditional pubs, creating a picturesque atmosphere that transports visitors back in time. The city is a hub for arts and crafts, with numerous galleries and artisan workshops, while the Kilkenny Design Centre showcases the best of Irish craftsmanship. Kilkenny is also famous for its lively festivals, including the internationally acclaimed Kilkenny Arts Festival and the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival. With its welcoming locals, historic landmarks, and vibrant cultural scene, Kilkenny offers a delightful experience for those seeking a taste of Ireland's past and present.

 

Treacys Hotel

Nestled in the heart of Ireland, Kilkenny is a captivating city renowned for its medieval charm and cultural vibrancy. The majestic Kilkenny Castle, dating back to the 12th century, stands as a testament to the city's rich history and is surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens. The winding streets of Kilkenny showcase medieval architecture, quaint shops, and traditional pubs, creating a picturesque atmosphere that transports visitors back in time. The city is a hub for arts and crafts, with numerous galleries and artisan workshops, while the Kilkenny Design Centre showcases the best of Irish craftsmanship. Kilkenny is also famous for its lively festivals, including the internationally acclaimed Kilkenny Arts Festival and the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival. With its welcoming locals, historic landmarks, and vibrant cultural scene, Kilkenny offers a delightful experience for those seeking a taste of Ireland's past and present.

Treacys Hotel, 1 Merchants Quay, Trinity Without, Waterford, X91 AV9W

 

Smithwicks Brewery

Smithwick's Brewery, located in Kilkenny, Ireland, holds a distinguished place in the country's brewing heritage. Established in 1710, it stands as Ireland's oldest operating brewery with a history that spans generations. Known for its iconic Irish Red Ale, Smithwick's offers visitors an immersive experience through brewery tours that delve into the art and science of brewing. The tour takes guests through the brewing process, the history of the brewery, and the significance of each carefully selected ingredient. The visitor center provides a glimpse into the brand's rich heritage and showcases artifacts that tell the story of Smithwick's evolution over the centuries. With a welcoming ambiance and a commitment to quality craftsmanship, a visit to Smithwick's Brewery is a delightful journey into the heart of Ireland's brewing tradition.

Smithwicks Brewery, 44 Parliament St, Gardens, Kilkenny, R95 VK54, Ireland

 

Waterford Crystal

Waterford Crystal, synonymous with elegance and craftsmanship, hails from the city of Waterford in Ireland. Established in 1783, the brand has become globally renowned for its exquisite crystal glassware, known for its clarity, brilliance, and intricate designs. The House of Waterford Crystal, located in the heart of Waterford, offers visitors a captivating experience through factory tours that unveil the meticulous process of crystal production. Skilled artisans showcase their expertise in cutting, blowing, and engraving, creating timeless pieces that reflect a perfect marriage of tradition and innovation. The visitor center also houses a stunning retail space where guests can admire and purchase these masterpieces. Waterford Crystal has become a symbol of Irish luxury and craftsmanship, leaving an indelible mark on the world of fine crystal.

Waterford Crystal, House of Waterford, 28 The Mall, Waterford, Ireland

 

Kildare Shopping Village

Kildare Village, situated in County Kildare, Ireland, is a premier shopping destination that epitomizes luxury and style. This outlet shopping village offers a unique retail experience, featuring a curated selection of high-end fashion, homeware, and accessories from renowned international and Irish brands. With its charming open-air layout, Kildare Village provides a leisurely atmosphere for shoppers to explore boutiques and discover discounted designer goods. The village exudes a distinct ambiance with its quaint streets and stylish storefronts, making it a delightful setting for those seeking a blend of upscale shopping and a relaxed, village-like environment. Kildare Village has become a go-to destination for fashion enthusiasts and bargain hunters alike, offering a taste of luxury at affordable prices in the heart of Ireland.

Kildare Shopping Village, Kildare, Nurney Road, Co. Kildare, R51 R265, Ireland

 

Newbridge Silver

Newbridge Silverware, based in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland, is a renowned brand synonymous with quality craftsmanship and elegant design. Established in 1934, the company initially gained fame for its exquisite silverware, but it has since expanded its product range to include jewelry, homeware, and accessories. Newbridge Silverware's pieces are celebrated for their timeless appeal and attention to detail, often incorporating traditional Irish motifs and symbols. The brand has played a significant role in preserving Ireland's silversmithing heritage while adapting to contemporary tastes. The Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre offers a fascinating insight into the brand's history and the intricate process of creating these cherished pieces. With a commitment to excellence and a dedication to blending tradition with innovation, Newbridge Silverware continues to be a symbol of Irish craftsmanship and style.

Newbridge Silverware, Athgarvan Rd, Kilbelin, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, W12 HT62, Ireland

 

Images courtesy of Irelands Content Pool

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Castledawson Castledawson Park & Ride
Derry/Londonderry Sainbury's Carpark, Strand Road, Londonderry
At the shop entrance.
Drumahoe P&R Drumahoe Park & Ride
Dungiven Dungiven Castle (212 stop opposite castle)
Dunsilly Dunsilly Park and Ride
Glengall Street, Belfast Glengall Street, Belfast
J&K Yard J&K Yard - Moneymore
Sheepbridge P&R Newry Sheepbridge Park & Ride Newry
Toomebridge Park & Ride Toomebridge Park & Ride

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