LIVING THE IRISH HIGH LIFE

The Irish know how to live life to the full and you can sample the very finest Irish lifestyle together with local experts on this wonderful visit to see an amazing country and meet its splendid people.

DAY
1

Arrive in Dublin,  panoramic city sightseeing tour including the best known landmarks of the city such as Trinity College, St Stephen's Green, St Patrick's Cathedral and the Bank of Ireland. Check in at the hotel in central Dublin, welcome dinner at the Dublin's oldest pub, Brazen Head, offering traditional Irish meals. Overnight Dublin.

DAY
2

Grafton Streen Dublin imageThis day is dedicated to the drinks Dublin is famous for! The morning will include a tour at the Guinness Storehouse. A fermentation plant at St James's Gate Brewery has been transformed into a place where you can experience one of the world's best known brands in a totally unexpected way. Enjoy the Gravity Bar high above Dublin. Free time to explore Grafton Street and Temple Bar - an area famous for its bars, pubs and restaurants. Then, after a short rest at the hotel, transfer to The Old Jameson Whiskey Distillery for the Premium Whiskey Dinner, which starts with a guided tour of the distillery and is followed by the Dinner - a 3 course meal which is complimented by a Premium Whiskey to accompany each dish. Your Master of Ceremonies will present each course and demonstrate the quality of each whiskey and how it enhances the meal. The evening is rounded off with traditional music and dance. Return to the hotel for overnight

DAY
3

The start of our short tour of Central Ireland. We travel across the green heart of Ireland with a visit to Tullamore Dew Whiskey Distillery and the medieval town of Athlone before arriving in Glasson and XII century Portlick Castle.   Accommodation in the castle with welcome dinner.

DAY
4

Clay Pigeon Shooting imageA day full of challenges with a variety of local games. Everyone will enjoy some of pre-selected activities such as horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, falconry, fishing or golf. In the evening during dinner all the winners (first three places) of each activity will play the role of barons, owners of the castle. The others will prepare and serve a meal for them, with each role carried out in local costume and with traditional behaviour ! Then there's a Ceili evening: home cooked food, excellent wine, entertainment provided by the piper, fiddler, bodhran, singers and dancers as they weave through the story of how Irish traditions were born. And of course some lessons in Irish dancing ! Overnight in the castle.

DAY
5

After breakfast transfer to Dublin airport.  Depending on flight time possible short sightseeing at stunning Malahide Castle, which for almost 800 years belonged to the Talbot family, until 1973 when the last Lord Talbot died.