West of Ireland

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Lose yourself in the mystical wonders of the West of Ireland with this 7 days, 6 nights self drive tour of some of Ireland's most popular attractions. This is a special offer price.

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Donegal's untouched coastline

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Lose yourself in the mystical wonders of the West of Ireland with this 7 days, 6 nights Ireland self drive package.

Begin your Irish vacation by exploring Ireland's westerly counties of Galway and Mayo including the mystical and characteristic landscapes of Connemara. County Mayo is home to Ireland's holy mountain, Croagh Patrick, from where legend tells us Saint Patrick banished all snakes from Ireland and where thousands of pilgrims come every year to pay homage to Ireland's patron saint.

Travel further north to County Sligo, home to largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Europe and one of the most extensive stone age monument in the world. Neighbouring Sligo to the north, County Donegal is the most north-westerly county in Ireland and is rugged and remote even by Irish standards, giving it a sense of unspoilt character.

Complete your vacation to Ireland's west with a visit to the town of Ennis in County Clare, a great base from which to visit the famous Burren and iconic Cliffs of Moher The counties of Kerry and Limerick are also within driving distance of Ennis if you so wish to explore the south-west region a little more.

Our West of Ireland Self Drive tours are popular with newly weds when planning their Ireland Honeymoon , talk to one of our vacation specialists for more information and advice.

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Days 1 & 2: Galway & Mayo

On arrival at the Airport of your choice, pick up your car and drive to the Galway Bay Hotel where you can unpack your bags for a two night stay. The Galway Bay Hotel is located in Salthill a coastal suburb of Galway CIty. Set on the shores of Galway Bay on the coastline heading for Connemara, this hotel offers relaxed luxury in spectacular surroundings. The hotel enjoys excellent views of Galway Bay, and is within easy driving distance of the lively Galway City.

It is an excellent location for touring Connemara which has some of Ireland's most mystical and characteristic landscapes providing some excellent touring scenery right on the doorstep.

You can enjoy a leisurely drive to County Mayo and take in a visit to Croagh Patrick, Ireland's holy mountain, from where legend tells us Saint Patrick banished all snakes from Ireland and where thousands of pilgrims come every year to pay homage to Ireland's patron saint. Alternatively, enjoy a drive along Killary Harbour coastline which is the home to Ireland's only fjord.

Days 3 & 4: Sligo & Donegal

After enjoying time in Connemara and Mayo you can drive at a leisurely pace to the Mill Park Hotel. On route you may wish to stop of at the Ceide Fields, the most extensive stone age monument in the world or Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetary,in Co Sligo which is the second largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in Europe. The Mill Park Hotel is located just outside Donegal Town on the road to Killybegs.

The Mill Park is a large family friendly hotel, which is perfectly located for touring Donegal and the northwest of Ireland. County Donegal is the most north-westerly county in Ireland and is rugged and remote even by Irish standards, giving it a sense of unspoilt character.

There's lots to see and do while you are there including visits to the ruins of Donegal Castle, the seat of the power of the O'Donnell clan. Pay a visit to Glebe House, Letterkenny which is a pre Regency House, 1828, set in woodland gardens, decorated with William Morris textiles, Islamic and Japanese art etc. The art collection includes 300 works by leading 20th century artists - Picasso, Kokoshka as well as Irish and Italian artists.
 
Glenveagh National Park is another of Donegal's treasures and covers almost 10,000 hectares of mountains, lakes, glens and woods. It designated a 'National Park' in 1986 and boasts beautiful lakes amidst breathtaking mountain scenery. It consists of Glenveagh National Park, Glenveagh Castle and Glenveagh Gardens.

Days 5 & 6: Clare

For your last two days you will make the journey south to Ennis, Co Clare to the Old Ground Hotel. The Old Ground Hotel is a charming town house hotel offering elegant accommodation in the lively heart of Ennis, a town renowned for its sense of history and Irish culture. Ennis is a great location for touring Co Clare's famous Burren and Cliffs of Moher. It's possible to take visits to Limerick and Kerry from here also if you wish.

 

Included in your price:

  • Free calls to your personal Ireland vacation specialist
  • 6 nights accommodation on a B&B basis 
  • Road map of Ireland
  • Heritage guide to Ireland including admission special offers

Car Rental:

Rental of a 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.

Occupancy:

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.

Currency:

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
B&Bs $550 $558 $583 $645
3* Hotels $686 $737 $750 $801
4*Hotels & Manor Houses $1,043 $1,133 $1,286 $1,375
Combination $737 $776 $929 $980
Please note all prices are per-person and all charges will be made in Euros        

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Thank you so much for planning such a wonderful trip! We enjoyed every aspect of it.

Janet from California
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