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Longford 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 Kilronan Castle

Day 2

Theme: Beginnings

  • Full Irish Breakfast followed by briefing on the day's visits
  • Among the options for today's itinerary is for the tour to take you to some of Ireland's oldest and most unique archaeological sites including the extraordinary Corlea Bog Trackway, dating to 148 BC, part of which is preserved in a visitors’ interpretive centre, the early church and monastic sites at Ardagh Heritage Village, historic Saint Mels Cathedral which dominates the Longford skyline, the Ballinamuck Visitor Centre, formerly the historic Royal Irish Constabulary barracks and now houses a fascinating and lively exhibition which details the famous Battle of Ballinamuck which took place during the 1798 Rising and cruising the Royal Canal, a perfect introduction to the laid back way of life that is synonymous with rural Ireland and its people
  • 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 Kilronan 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 Kilronan Castle, representing the new creative energy that is emanating from Ireland today
  • Reception and farewell dinner at Kilronan Castle
  • Overnight stay at Kilronan Castle

4 Day

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 Longford Irish 4 Day Getaway Partner

Kilronan Castle

"Kilronan Castle is one of Irelands most luxurious Castles, the ancestral home of the Tenison family and the legendary Colonel King Tenison. It is one of the few Irish Castles that can trace its history back to 17th Century Royal families. The Castle is surrounded by breath-taking Irish Scenery, lush green pastures, ancient forests and historical points of interest. Kilronan Castle has welcomed guests for over 250 years and we are privileged to be part of Ireland 101 and look forward to welcoming you and assist you trace your Irish Heritage"
Olivia O'Regan, Director, Kilronan Castle

Kilronan Castle in partnership with Ireland 101

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