Castles and Family Homes

From $425

Live like Lords and Ladies or like one of the family on this 7 day self-drive Ireland vacation package, stay in some of Ireland's finest castles and cosiest family run B&Bs.


Adare Manor in County Limerick

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Live like Lords and Ladies or like one of the family with this Castles & Family Homes' self-drive tour from Discovering Ireland Vacations, staying in some of Ireland's finest castles and cosiest family run B&B's.

Sample the refinement of some of Ireland's most historic Castles including a night at the 15th century Ballyseede Castle in County Kerry (or Adare Manor in County Limerick subject to availability) and also the luxurious 4-star Clontarf Castle in Dublin.
Navigate at your own pace along Ireland's scenic coastline, where you'll be welcomed into one of the many traditional family-run Bed & Breakfast's at various locations of your own choosing. 


To book or customize this tour please call us in Ireland Toll free from the USA on 1 800 963 9260 or complete our short Enquiry Form.

From outside the USA or Canada, please contact us on +353 28 22100.

Day 1:

The tour starts at Shannon spending your first night at Ballyseede Castle (or Adare Manor subject to availability). The 15th century Ballyseede Castle is an ideal base for a memorable vacation.

Day 2-5:

From Ballyseede Castle your route follows Ireland's beautiful south west coast, where you'll be welcomed in traditional family-run Bed & Breakfast's at beautiful locations of your own choosing. With over 1,000 to choose from in the South West and South East of Ireland with our Irish vacation specialists on hand to guide you.

Day 6:

Your last night is spent in the lap of luxury at Clontarf Castle in Dublin. Dating back to 1172, Clontarf Castle was built by the Norman adventurer Hugh de Lacy, though the area is recorded in earlier Irish History for the famous Battle of Clontarf which saw the victory, but demise of Ireland's last High King Brian Boru, in 1014.

The castle today was completely rebuilt in 1837 and opened as a four star hotel in 1998.

Accommodation Options

Bed and Breakfast Information 

Discovering Ireland Vacations in association with Town & Country Homes has a network of almost 1,500 family homes to choose from. The highest standards are demanded from our B&B's and all adhere to stringent Irish Tourist Board standards.

When staying in one of our affiliated B&B's during your Ireland Vacation, guests will experience the warmth and friendliness of the Irish people and are assured of clean comfortable accommodation, fresh home cooked food and efficient service.

While you are always assured of a warm welcome the vouchers represent excellent value for money please remember that these are small family business and lack the facilities and resources of hotels.

Please Note:

  • Prices are per person and are based on two people sharing.
  • Ask our Ireland guides about flights from your city.
  • Price does not include shipping or insurance.
  • See our terms and conditions.

Included in the Package:

  • Free calls to your personal Ireland vacation specialist
  • 6 Nights in the accommodation type of your choice
  • Full cooked Irish Breakfast each morning
  • Road map of Ireland
  • DIscounted admission to attractions throughout Ireland

Car Rental

7 Day rental of an economy-size car. Included with your car is all compulsory insurances - Collision Damage Waiver insurance (CDW with an excess/deductible), theft protection insurance, location fee of €30, Road fund tax, sales tax at 13.5%, unlimited free mileage, third party liability insurance, 24 hour peace of mind breakdown cover.


Prices are per person based on 2 persons in each room with full Irish breakfast and taxes included. A single supplement will apply to rooms and car rental in the case of single occupancy.


Please note that we charge in Euros (€). Prices in other currencies are for indication only and subject to fluctuation.

  Low Season April & October May/June/Sept July-August
Combination $425 $453 $519 $541

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Just wanted to send you a big Thank You. We returned from our Ireland vacation yesterday afternoon and we had a wonderful time!!

John from Massachusetts
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