Ireland packs a wallop into its small size; with its ever-changing scenery, ancient castles, small villages, charming pubs interesting crafts, it’s a fabulous place to explore. We begin with a good look at Dublin to see the elegant squares with those famous doors, the great buildings and exciting vibe of the city. Then we’re off exploring to see some of the best historic sites; Blarney Castle and the pilgrimage site of Conmacnoise and scenic places including the delightful small towns of Kinsale and Connemara and the scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry, the soaring cliffs of Moher and the otherworldly Burren. Along the way we’ll enjoy authentic Irish music and dance and plenty of time to get into the Irish spirit!
Come explore the Western coast of Ireland with Gloria Frank, an Irish expert and Hibernophile (like a Francophile for Ireland), who’s made exploring Ireland her long-time passion. Gloria has an Irish soul and when she plans a trip it’s a labor of love.
The magic and delight of this beautiful land, with its spectacular scenery, vibrant culture, castles and coastlines has made Ireland a favourite of the women of the Women’s Travel club. Join us on this exclusive journey around the Emerald Isle. This delightful tour will highlight the best that this stunning country has to offer, including Northern Ireland.
You’ll feel like you’re on the edge of the world when you walk the paths of the Beara Peninsula at the tip of South West Ireland. Set just about as far south west as you can get in Ireland, the views on this walking holiday are endless. Our walks will explore the wild, rugged coast with plenty of secluded coves and imposing cliffs to admire. Leisurely to moderate
Ireland, appropriately known as the Emerald Isle, is a country steeped in history and rugged vistas. We'll encounter these vistas first hand as we hike to high cliffs, remote islands, coastal areas, and the lunar landscape fo the Burren. We'll learn about Ireland's turbulent past, including the Great Famine, and the centuries of conflict between the British and Irish.
The Emerald Isle is known for its varied and delightful hiking and on this trip we aim to sample the best. We'll experience the diverse geography of the island as we hike parts of the Wicklow, Kerry, and Burren Ways, visit Killarney National Park and the Cliffs of Moher, and hike in mountains and along cliff tops. We'll also listen to Irish music and sample Irish cuisine, learn about Irish history, and experience the hospitality for which Ireland is known.
dates in may tbc Ireland packs a wallop into its small size; with its ever-changing scenery, ancient castles, small villages, charming pubs interesting crafts, it’s a fabulous place to explore with the Womens Travel Network. Along the way we’ll enjoy authentic Irish music and dance and plenty of time to get into the Irish spirit!
In Search of the Celtic Queen Granuaile with special guest author Anne Chambers. This epic journey to Ireland includes: Excursions with author Anne Chambers and archaeologist Michael Gibbons – Privately guided tours and walks with local experts in the Burren, Cong, Westport, Clare Island, Connemara, and Medieval Galway
Steeped in the mist of history and woven into a rich tapestry of arts and literature, Ireland offers magnificent landscapes of vibrant mossy hills and dramatic coast strewn with castles, prehistoric monuments and manor houses, as well as a fascinating Celtic heritage. Follow in the footsteps of Irish writers in Dublin, see the wind-swept Cliffs of Moher, the rock-encrusted Burren, the translucent Killarney lakes, the spectacular Ring of Kerry seascapes, then join in a singalong in a local pub.