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Holidays to Ireland

There’s Dublin and there’s the rest of Ireland – or so it can seem. The capital is characterful and bustling, with its colleges and Georgian shopping streets. But head south or west and a quieter Eire emerges: a fairytale land of dark-green fields, sandy beaches, moors, crags and many castles. Most scenic are Wicklow Hills, especially when rouged with heather, and the bonny Cork-Kerry coast, the ideal place for oyster festivals and sharing craic in village pubs. Running alongside is the newly-inaugurated, 1,553-mile Wild Atlantic Way drive.

Many Irish-goers are literature-lovers, anxious to trace the roots of work by Joyce, Yeats et al. Personally, as a footie fan who’d heard Irish fans thrillingly bellow out The Fields of Athenry at international games, I had another pilgrimage in mind. Athenry turned out to be an idyllic place with a small fort and, yes, low-lying fields. Still no sign of Trevelyan’s corn, mind.

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Butler Country:South East Ireland from CICERONI Travel;
Marvellous week spent exploring this magical part of Ireland.
Visit based in the historic Mount Juliet House, former seat of the Earls of Carrick.
Unique opportunity to learn more about Ireland’s history.
Wonderful selection of private houses, many not open to the public.

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This 15-night self-drive odyssey is a culmination of the 15 years our team have spent exploring unbeaten paths around Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales. Discover some of our favourite hidden-gem places to stay, spend time with gregarious local guides and enjoy extraordinary experiences.

  • Holiday duration: 16 days
  • Price from: £3,180
  • Operator: McKinlay Kidd
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Ride through the best of what the 5 countries of the United Kingdom and Ireland have to offer. on this fully guided and supported adventure.

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The Gardens of Ireland from CICERONI Travel. Inspirational visit led by two of Ireland’s most respected Gardeners, Jimi Blake & Helen Dillon. Gentle pace, time to absorb the 'spirit' and detail of each garden. Variety of garden styles included, Iconic gardens such as Mount Stewart & Hunting Brook .

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Keep an eye out for elves and fairies as you journey over the green plains of Ireland

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Dublin Christmas Market from Short Breaks is an exhilarating holiday in Ireland. Available from 21 Sep 2018 to 31 Jan 2019 this 4 day trip costs from £985, which includes flights.

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Lakeland Ireland: Houses & Gardens of The North West from CICERONI Travel. Unique opportunity to visit this part of Ireland in an unforgettable manner. Stay in a marvellous private castle on Lough Erne. Remarkable levels of private access to houses hardly ever seen by the public . Wonderful scenery largely unknown to the outside world.

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Northern Ireland's capital has transformed itself over the past decade into a city of irrepressible energy and is now one of the island's most sophisticated cities; it's also an ideal base from which to explore some of the must see places in the area.

  • Holiday duration: 4 days
  • Price from: £265
  • Operator: McKinlay Kidd
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The Harp & the Crown: Georgian Dublin & its Hinterland from CICERONI Travel. Introduction to Ireland’s history. Remarkable levels of private access. Wonderful Georgian houses. Landscapes & gardens including Birr Castle and Jimi Blake’s Hunting Brook. Visit based at historic Barberstown Castle.

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