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Galway Irish 4 Day Getaway

Life is about new beginnings. Find your life's meaning and the key to unlock your real story by walking in your ancestors' footsteps. Experience for yourself the many faces of Ireland, from urban to country life, ancient history to contemporary culture. Make your fresh start by uncovering your roots.

We'll take you on a four-day journey to the heart of Ireland connecting you with Ireland's history and contemporary culture.

Key themes

  • One Hundred Thousand Welcomes
  • Beginnings
  • Ireland Today
  • Return to Dublin or Shannon Airport

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Day

Theme: Céad Mile Fáilte / One Hundred Thousand Welcomes

  • Arrive Dublin airport - Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to Dublin City Centre
  • Walk back 1000 years to the Viking origins of the city with a visit to Christchurch Cathedral, founded in the early eleventh century
  • Continue through the centuries to the Georgian squares and witness life in Ireland's elegant capital in the 1800s
  • Complete your urban immersion by tracing the past 100 years of life in Dublin at the award winning Little Museum of Dublin
  • Board the 101 Tour Executive Coach and travel to your luxury hotel
  • Welcome reception on arrival and dinner in your hotel followed by Fireside Chat "On being Irish"
  • Overnight stay at Ashford Castle

Day 2

Theme: Beginnings

  • Full Irish Breakfast followed by briefing on the day's visits
  • Among the options for today's itinerary are for the tour to take you to some of Ireland's most unique historic and cultural sites around Galway City including the Spanish Arch, Galway Cathedral, Lynch Castle, Eyre Square, Nora Barnacle House and Galway City Museum as you look out over Galway Bay. Outside of the City the tour can visit the dramatic Connemara National Park, the magnificent Neo-Gothic Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, picturesque Aughnanure Castle, the beautifully preserved Portumna Castle, the wonderfully restored Dunguaire Castle and the spectacular Aran Islands
  • Today's experience spans over 3,000 years of history connecting you right back to the Celts whose contribution to who we are Irish people is crucial
  • 8pm Dinner with traditional Irish entertainment
  • Overnight stay at Ashford Castle

Day 3

Theme: Ireland Today

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Today's itinerary focuses on contemporary Ireland, on life in Ireland today
  • In the morning we visit two schools of contrasting sizes, both representative of life in Ireland today - a small 3 teacher rural school and a large urban school
  • We also visit a number of craft workshops and artisan food producers located in the hinterland around Galway, representing the new creative energy that is emanating from Ireland today
  • Reception and farewell dinner at Ashford Castle
  • Overnight stay at Ashford Castle

Day 4

Theme: Return to Dublin or Shannon Airport

  • Final breakfast together then guests are coached back to Dublin or Shannon Airport

Some words from our Ireland 101 Galway Irish 4 Day Getaway Partner

Ashford Castle

"Ashford Castle, a 13th Century castle and former Guinness family residence, are excited to be a part of the Ireland 101 Tour"
Niall Rochford, General Manager, Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle in partnership with Ireland 101

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