Our Plan:

MON, SEP 27 — NEW YORK/ACROSS THE ATLANTIC
Depart New York today on board your overnight transatlantic jet flight. Enroute, enjoy dinner followed by a full length movie.

TUE, SEP 28 —ARRIVE SHANNON/ENNIS/GALWAY
Upon arrival at Shannon Airport you will board your motor-coach departing to Galway. Drive northward via the market town of Ennis and along the Atlantic coast to Galway, the principal city of western Ireland located at the entrance to Connemara.

WED,SEP29 — GALWAY/CONNEMARA/GALWAY
Today, explore the wild, majestic Connemara region, home of Aran knits. Your tour embraces the rugged country lying between Lough Corrib and the Atlantic Ocean, a breathtaking region of mountains, lakes and tiny cottages, visiting Leenane, Clifden and Kylemore Lakes. Here, St. Patrick fasted for 40 days and nights. Return to Galway for overnight.

THU, SEP 30 — GALWAY/KNOCK/SLIGO
Depart Galway this morning and drive to the village of Knock, set deep in the wild expanse of County Mayo. Knock, the Lourdes of Ireland, is Ireland’s premier shrine to our Lady. It was here that the blessed Mother appeared at the little parish church in 1879. Continue through “Yeats Country” via Bundoran to Sligo, birthplace of the poet W.B. Yeats.

FRI, OCT 1 — SLIGO/HILLS OF DONEGAL/SLIGO
Enjoy a drive today through County Donegal where the variety of scenery is a never-ending delight. Continue along Donegal Bay to the dramatically beautiful hills of Donegal and view the magnificent coastline, majestic mountains, deep glens and shimmering lakes which merge in a tumult of beauty. Your tour takes you through the fishing village of Killybegs: the picturesque town of Glenties and through the magnificent mountain scenery of Blue Stack range before returning to Sligo for the night.

SAT, OCT 2 — SLIGO/CAVAN/DUBLIN
Depart this morning via Lough Erne, Cavan and Kelts to Navan, residence of the Irish high kings. Continue to the fair city of Dublin and your hotel for overnight.

SUN, OCT 3 —DUBLIN
This morning begin your tour of the capital city with a visit of Trinity College to view the famous Book of Kells. Other highlights include St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Phoenix Park and the fine old Georgian Square of Merrion and Fitzwilliam for which the city is renowned. This afternoon is free for independent activities.

M0N,0CT4— DUBLIN/GLENDALOUGH/ WATERFORD AREA
Leave Dublin driving south through the Wicklow Mountains to Glendalough via Kilkenny Bay, Calary Bog and the fishing port of Arklow. On to the Waterford area for overnight.

TUE, OCT 5 — WATERFORD/BLARNEYCASTLE/ KILLARNEY
Continue this morning to the city of Waterford, situated on the banks of the River Suir. Visit the Waterford Glass Factory to see the famed crystal being handmade. Drive to the lovely old city of Cork and on to Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone. Continue to Killarney, located in the kingdom of Kerry, for the night.

WED, OCT 6 — RING OF KERRY
Today you have an opportunity to enjoy what is perhaps Ireland’s most breathtaking tour. Spend a full day exploring the 109-mile “Ring of Kerry,” encircling the Iveragh Peninsula, a panorama of spectacular coastal and mountain scenery along golden beaches. You will pass beautiful lakes, quaint little villages and drive along the rugged Atlantic shore before returning to Killarney.

THU, OCT 7 — KILLARNEY/NEWCASTLE/ENNIS/ CLIFFS OF MOHER/LIMERICK
Pass through the town of Newcastle and the city of Limerick before driving northward into County Clare. Continue through Ennis and Lahinch. Later you will stand on the awe-inspiring ciiffs of Moher soaring hundreds of feet above the sea. Turn back through the heart of County Clare via Ennis before ending your night in Limerick, one of Ireland’s oldest cities, for overnight.

FRI,0CT8 —LIMERICK/SHANNON/NEW YORK
Transfer today to Shannon airport in time for departure back to New York, arriving the same day.

Participants

MRS. ELIZABETH BARRY, MRS. JOAN STAUBLE, MR. EDWIN BECK, MRS. CAROL BECK,
MR. GENNARO DICOLANDREA, MRS. MARY DICOLANDREA, MR. PETER DeMARCO,
MRS. PHILOMENA DeMARCO, MRS. CARMELA Franceschini, MRS. KATHLEEN McCarthy,
MR. ROBERT GREGORY, MRS. LUCILLE GREGORY, MR. NICHOLAS LABRUNA, MRS. ANTOINETTE LABRUNA, MR. BERNARD McSORLY, MRS. CLARICE McSORLY, MRS. ROSE MOSCHELLA, MRS. ELDA ZAMPARO, MR. JAMES MURPHY, MRS. JOAN MURPHY, MRS. IRENE SEBERLE, MRS. CAROL WHALEN, MR. FREDERICK TARGOS, MRS. MARYANN TARGOS, MR. FRANK VELLARDITO, MRS. SYLVIA VELLARDITO, MR. FREDERICK SIMMS, MRS. KATHLEEN SIMMS, REV. GEORGE TOROK (TOUR LEADER), MRS. BARBARA MURPHY, MRS. JO DEMARCO,

 

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