Friday 15th: Early departure for Fishguard for the sailing to Rosslare before continuing on to the Treacys Hotel Waterford.
Saturday 16th: A full day excursion to Cork and Blarney. We begin with Cork, the largest city in the south of the Republic. Some of the main streets are built over channels where ships nuzzled their anchor-chains a century ago. Along the South Mall, you will see large gateways at street level, under steps leading to a higher main door. These were once boathouses, when merchants arrived at their warehouses by water.
Sunday 17th: (St Patricks Day Parade) The Waterford City St Patrick’s Day Parade takes place today starting at 1pm.
Monday 18th: 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.
Tuesday 19th: 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.