Monday 14th: Early departure for Fishguard for the sailing to Rosslare before continuing on to the Treacys Hotel Waterford.
Tuesday 15th: Today you are free to explore Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city. Located on Merchants Quay is the high-tech and interactive museum, Waterford Treasures, alternatively you may like to visit the House of Waterford Crystal where you can watch raw ingredients turned into beautiful one off commissions and browse the gift shop for a memento or two! Alternatively, you may wish to join our morning excursion to nearby Tramore before returning to Waterford for an afternoon at leisure.
Wednesday 16th: Today we take a full day excursion to Cork and Blarney. We begin with Cork, the largest city in the south of the Republic. Cork City is Ireland's third city. Just outside the city is Blarney Castle home of the famous "Stone of Eloquence".
Thursday 17th: This morning we head to New Ross where we visit the Dunbrody Emigrant Ship, a full size replica of a typical famine ship originally built in 1845 which took many thousands of Irish emigrants to a new life in America. We continue on to the city of Kilkenny where we visit Kilkenny Castle, after which you will have free time to discover the narrow medieval alleyways packed with interesting shops and traditional pubs.
Friday 18th: We say farewell to our host as we travel via Enniscorthy and Arklow, Continuing along the coastal road at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains via Newcastle, Greystones and Bray, completing the journey to Dublin for a mid afternoon sailing to Holyhead.