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Ring of Kerry Tour; Ireland's world famed Touring circuit. Enjoy the wonderful scenery from Kenmare to Molls Gap and Ladies View with stops at Torc Waterfall and Muckross House. Then travel through Killarney to Killorglin and onto Caherciveen, birthplace of Daniel O Connell, the Liberator. Lunchstop is generally in Caherciveen where there are options of visiting QC's seafood restaurant, the Bonnai Bui bar or O'Neills, at Renard Point just before we take the ferry to historic Valentia Island invaded by the Vikings in the 10th/11th century and drive to the Slate Quarry which provided material to the House of Parliment, Westminister, London and the Paris Opera House , view the Marian Grotto and outstanding scenery of Dingle Bay and the Blasket Islands. Before leaving Valentia we visit the landing point of the Transatlantic Cable in 1856, which opened up communications between North America and Europe and from where there is outstanding view of the Ancient Monastic and U.N.E.S.C.O World Heritage Site, Skellig Islands also set to feature in the new Star Wars movie. Driving through Portmagee on to the Skellig Loop via Coom an Easpig and return to Waterville with a visit to Staigue Fort, a 2000 year old Ringfort en route to Sneem and returning along the Wild Atlantic Way coast to Kenmare.
An alternative route avoiding coach traffic travels from Molls Gap into the Black Valley and west towards Lough Brin to the land roamed by the Fianna in the 3rd century. From there we travel towards Blackwater and after a short trip along the main road we travel through the hills valleys and glens of Kerry over Bealaghbeama and BealaghOisin with outstanding inland scenery and certainly the route less travelled. Driving towards Caherciveen we then pick up the Ring of Kerry near Daniel O Connell, the Liberators birthplace at Carhan.
TOUR TIME , FULL DAY.
Ring of Beara Tour; the lesser known touring circuit with outstanding coastal and mountain scenery and one of the most attractive sections on the Wild Atlantic Way touring route. This peninsula is the homeland of the O'Sullivan clan. We visit the lovely colourful villages of Eyries, home of the film Falling for a Dancer, and Allihies which had a copper mining boom in the early 1800's, many of the miners moving to Bute, Montana after the closure of the mine. Leaving Allihies we travel to Dursey Sound and have a view of the former Viking stronghold, Dursey Island. (Dursey Island accessible by Europe's only Island Cablecar is a seperate day trip.) The lunchstop is in Castletownbere, one of Irelands leading fishing ports. Option of return via Glengariff & Bonane or over the Healy Pass with an incredible view down to Glanmore Lake and out to Kenmare Bay.
TOUR TIME, FULL DAY.
Dingle & Slea Head Tour; Leaving Kenmare we travel via Molls Gap and Ladies View through Killarney National Park to Torc Waterfall and Muckross House. After Killarney we travel towards Castlemaine home of Jack Duggan, the Wild Colonial Boy and pass Inch Strand one of Irelands finest beaches. Passing Lispole we arrive in Dingle, one of Ireland's few remaining Gaelic speaking areas, a colourful fishing port and home of Fungi, Irelands most famous Dolphin. Our lunchstop offers the chance to try Murphys Ice Cream and visit some of the many craft shops, galleries and grab a bite to eat. After lunch we pass the Dingle Distillery en route to the beautiful Dingle Peninsula. We see the scenery made famous in the films, Ryans Daughter and Far and Away, and savour the rugged coastal Slea Head area with views of the Blasket Islands and then visit the ancient Monastic sites at Gallarus's Oratory and Kilmalkedar. Let me tell you the story of St. Brendan, b.484 who may have discovered America before Christopher Columbus. TOUR TIME , FULL DAY.
Cliffs of Moher & the Burren Tour; travel through Liscannor, County Clare, birthplace of John Holland, inventor of the submarine and visit Europe's highest cliffs at the Cliffs of Moher followed by a tour of the spectacular Burren with its famous karst glacial limestone landscape, about which one of Oliver Cromwell's generals Edmund Ludlow wrote in 1651/1652, there was .... "not enough water to drown a man, wood to hang one nor earth to bury him and yet their cattle are very fat". Travelling via the famous Corkscrew Hill and onto Aillwee Caves we visit Kilfenora with its 800 year old St.Fachtnas Cathedral containing outstanding early stone carvings and crosses. The area contains about 90 megalithic sites including Poulnabrone Portal Tomb dating to about 2500 B.C. and numerous Ringforts.
TOUR TIME, FULL DAY.
Titanic Experience Cobh and the Midleton Distillery; A visit to the historic town of Cobh is a must for anybody with Irish Heritage having been the departure port for 2.5 million emigrants as they sought to find a better life in Australia and America. Walk in the footsteps of Annie Moore, the first recorded emigrant through Ellis Island. Visit the Titanic Experience, Cobh Heritage Centre and commemerate the last port of call of the ill fated Titanic liner which sailed to its doom from Cobh in 1912. Afterwards a visit to the Irish Whiskey Distillery at Midleton where you have an opportunity to enjoy a whiskey tasting after the guided tour of this 220 year old distillery which continues the tradition introduced to Ireland from the Middle East by monks c.600 AD.
TOUR TIME, FULL DAY
Kenmare Tour; Gaelic name, Neidin, which translates as the little nest. An appropriate gaelic name for a town situated at the junction of the Iveragh and Beara peninsulas. A historic town planned by Sir William Petty and laid out in the form of a triangle. Petty was granted the area by Oliver Cromwell after the invasion of Ireland in 1651/1652. A visit to Bonane Heritage Park to see stone age monuments followed by an assault on the senses at "Lorge" a French Chocolatier with a small local production unit. Then we travel to "Molly Galvins" a c.1900 traditional farm. From there through the rugged Baureragh/Dromoughty glen, the bare width of a vehicle in places and back down to the sea at Tousist followed by a journey to Kilmackillogue Harbour with the option of a stop at the local pub. Other options include Gleninchiquinn Waterfall, Glanmore Lake, Derreen Gardens.
TOUR TIME VARIABLE
Killarney; So much to see with world famous scenery over Molls Gap entering Killarney National Park and down by Ladies View, options of Torc Waterfall, Muckross House, Muckross Abbey, Ross Castle, Killarney Lakes and Gap of Dunloe. TOUR TIME VARIABLE
Michael Collins, Day of the Ambush Tour; Retrace most of the route travelled by General Michael Collins the leader of the Free State Forces on the day he met his death on 22nd of August 1922 in an Ambush at Beal na Blath. Depart Kenmare or Killarney and travel to Macroom, Bandon, Skibbereen and Clonakilty including a visit to the Michael Collins birthplace at Woodfield, Clonakilty....... read more
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