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A Taste of Ireland Educational Trip

November 6th - 9th

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Come join Meet in Ireland on a magical journey to experience the uniqueness of Ireland. We have an exciting few days planned, starting in Dublin, Ireland’s capital city. Dublin is unlike any other European city, with its fascinating mix of historic venues and colourful city vibe. In this historic destination, you can constantly jump between completely rare, different and often unexpected experiences.

Your journey will also include a visit to Ireland’s Ancient East, a region full of the finest gardens and estates on offer in Ireland, and the Wild Atlantic Way, one of the longest defined coastal routes in the world and home to some of Ireland’s most impressive castles and stunning coastlines.

Wednesday, 6th November


Wednesday, 6th November

Your trip will start the moment you land in Dublin Airport, where you will be warmly welcomed by the Meet in Ireland team. Your day in Ireland’s capital city will consist of:

  • Learning how to pull the perfect pint at the world-famous Guinness Storehouse.

  • Stepping off Dublin’s busy streets to experience Dublin’s very own medieval Christ Church Cathedral. Explore the history and enjoy some moments of peace and tranquillity in this unique space.

  • Enjoying a warm welcome at the 5* Westin Hotel, occupying one of the best locations in Dublin city centre, overlooking Trinity College Dublin.

  • Exploring the stylish and unique 5* Merrion Hotel, created from four Georgian townhouses, located opposite Ireland’s Government Buildings.

  • Experiencing a taste of Dublin by dining in one of our world-class restaurants, followed by music and dance in Dublin’s famous traditional Irish pub, O'Donoghues Bar of Baggot Street. This is one of Ireland’s most famous pubs, where musicians from all over Ireland come together to share their love of Irish traditional music.

  • Enjoying a luxurious sleep at the 5* Shelbourne Hotel, a timeless landmark in the heart of Dublin. Overlooking St Stephen's Green, it is steps away from the main shopping and cultural areas of the city.

Thursday, 7th November

Ireland’s Ancient East & Wild Atlantic Way

Thursday, 7th November

On Thursday, following breakfast at the Shelbourne Hotel, we’ll finish our time in Dublin and travel to Ireland’s Ancient East. Your schedule will be as follows:

  • Depart for County Kildare, in Ireland’s Ancient East, home to Ireland’s finest gardens and estates.

  • Arrive at the 5* K Club’s 550-acre estate, and experience either a country pursuit or a golf lesson on their immaculate Ryder Cup golf course.

  • Depart for Galway, the only city along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, one of the longest defined coastal routes in the world.

  • Explore Galway city, the European Region of Gastronomy 2018, through an Artisan Food Trail. Galway’s famous food culture will be explored, and you will take in some of the city’s best known and secret food haunts on a food journey that is simply delicious!

  • Enjoy an extraordinary dining experience and sleep soundly at the 5* Ashford castle. Set in 350 acres of woodland on the shores of Lough Corrib in County Mayo, this multi-award-winning property has been voted ‘Best Hotel in the World’. Warm smiles will greet you at every turn from the extraordinary characters of the castle, who passionately care about guest experiences. Discover exquisite interiors with unique artwork and sumptuous fabrics adorning each of the 83 individually designed rooms.

Friday, 8th November

Wild Atlantic Way

Friday, 8th November

Continuing along the Wild Atlantic Way, you will take in breathtaking scenery, unforgettable coastal routes, historic castles and uniquely Irish experiences:

  • Relax and enjoy a unique morning on the grounds of Ashford Castle through a guided walk, led by Irish Wolfhounds.

  • Travel the breathtaking Wild Atlantic Way to the world-famous Cliffs of Moher. The Cliffs of Moher are sea cliffs located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare and run for 14 kilometres. At their southern end, they rise 120 metres above the Atlantic Ocean, and at their northern end, they reach their maximum height of 214 metres.

  • Enjoy lunch and a bodhrán workshop in a traditional Irish pub in Doolin, County Clare. The bodhrán is an Irish frame drum, created from a round wooden frame, complete with an animal or synthetic skin stretched across the top. It is played using a stick called a ‘tipper’ which is used to rhythmically beat the skin.

  • Experience afternoon tea in the magnificent 5* Dromoland Castle. This Renaissance structure was built in the 16th century and retains all the splendour of its rich and storied history. With a reputation built on traditional values and warm hospitality Dromoland Castle seamlessly blends old world elegance with contemporary luxury.

  • Complete your time in Ireland with the Winner of ‘Hotel of the Year’ at the Virtuoso Best of the Best Awards 2018, the 5* Adare Manor. A cherished heritage of Irish hospitality has been distilled into the spirit of welcome you feel within the walls. Adare Manor was a labour of love from the very start, created to delight, astonish and impress. Enjoy an evening of sumptuous food, before an overnight stay in one of the individually designed and beautifully furnished bedrooms.

Saturday, 9th November


Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. On Saturday, you will enjoy the end of your time at the breathtaking Adare Manor before departing for home.

*Please note, this itinerary may be subject to change.

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