NORTH WILD ATLANTIC WAY
“DISCOVER THE BEST OF THE NORTH!”
7 NIGHT PRE BOOKED TOUR
DAY 1 – ADVENTURE AWAITS!
Morning meet with your driver and guide in a convenient
city centre location and depart for Dundalk. Overnight
DAY 2 - BREHON BREWHOUSE, BEACH WALK AND
After breakfast, we depart for County Donegal. Near to
Carrickmacross, enjoy a visit to the Brehon Brewhouse.
Family run and operated, this authentic experience is
located in the rolling countryside of County Monaghan.
Located on a working dairy farm, visitors get a full history
of the area. The farm and brewery are located just outside
“The Pale” and it got the name from the ancient Brehon laws
of Ireland which lent much patronage to ancient brewing.
We continue westwards and if the weather is kind, enjoy
the Rougey Walk, a 4.5km circular walk taking in views
of the Atlantic Ocean from Rougey and Bundoran’s main
street. Along the path you will find cliff arches which have
been carved by the Atlantic. The day finishes with a visit to
Donegal Castle. Built by the O’Donnell chieftain in the 15th
century, beside the River Eske, the castle has extensive 17th
century additions. It is furnished throughout and includes
Persian rugs and French tapestries.
Overnight Donegal area
DAY 3 – SLIEVE LEAGUE CLIFFS AND
GLENCOLMCILLE FOLK VILLAGE
Enjoy a full day tour in Donegal. This breath-taking area
promises wild landscapes blanketed in bog and heather,
isolated white sandy beaches and a roughly hewn coastline.
Standing at the viewing point on Slieve League an amazing
sea vista and landscape open before you. From here we can
see across Donegal Bay to counties Leitrim, Sligo and Mayo,
out to the west is the Atlantic ocean as far as the eye can
see. The magnificent cliffs at Slieve League rise almost 2000
ft / 598 m from the Atlantic, one of the highest sea cliffs in
Europe and twice as high as the Cliffs of Moher.
Continue westwards to the village of Glencolmcille and visit
to Glencolmcille Folk Village. This thatched-roof replica
of a rural village in our most north westerly county offers
a glimpse into daily life as it was during past centuries.
Designed, built and maintained by the local people, the
Folk Village is one of Ireland’s best living-history museums.
Overnight Donegal area
DAY 4 – SLIGO ABBEY, CARROWMORE MEGALITHIC
CEMETERY AND WHISKEY!
Today you travel southwards crossing County Sligo into
County Mayo. In Sligo town, enjoy a visit to Sligo Abbey.
This Dominican Friary was founded in the mid - 13th century
by Maurice Fitzgerald. The site contains a great wealth of
carvings including Gothic and Renaissance tomb sculpture,
well preserved cloister and the only sculptured 15th century
high altar to survive in any Irish monastic church. Continue to
visit Carrowmore. This is the largest cemetery of megalithic
tombs in Ireland and is also among the country’s oldest, with
monuments ranging from five thousand to five thousand
eight hundred years old. Archaeologists have recorded
over 60 tombs of which 30 are visible. A restored cottage
houses an exhibition relating to the site. Visitors are advised
to wear shoes suitable for walking on uneven terrain.
We suggest you make a stop in Ballina in North Mayo to
visit the Connacht Whiskey Company which is the result
of a dream shared by four men - three Americans and one
Irishman, to bring single malt pot still Irish whiskey back
to the West of Ireland after an absence of over 100 years.
These men share a respect of heritage and a commitment
to Connacht, one of the most natural and unspoiled regions
of Ireland. The guided distillery tours bring you through the
process of making whiskey and will help you understand
why the distillery are so passionate about single pot still Irish
DAY 5 – CONNEMARA
Today enjoy a tour of the northern Connemara Region.
Connemara is a land of lakes, rivers, bogs and mountains, of
small villages where Gaelic is still the spoken language and
where little has changed since the beginning of time. It is
without a doubt the wildest and the most romantic part of
Ireland, a land characterised for its stone walls and thatched
cottages. On its northern shore the land is harsher and
more secret, with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean
and the beautiful fjord of Killary Harbour, as well as the steep
mountains overlooking numerous lakes and large bog areas.
During the day you can visit The Lost Valley. This stop offers
a unique insight into the cultural heritage of the west of
DAY 6 –MAYO
Today we explore County Mayo. Achill Island and the
Currane Peninsula, on the west coast of the county, are
among the most remote and scenic areas in Ireland. The
island is joined via bridge to the mainland. Some of the local
roads that follow the coastline of Achill, and which boast
some of the most spectacular views of the area, have been
designated ‘The Atlantic Drive’. Achill’s rugged landscape
features dramatic cliffs, soaring mountains, remote lakes
and secluded beaches. The imprint of past generations
is everywhere on Achill, from megalithic tombs to ancient
forts, historic churches and deserted villages.
During the day enjoy a visit to Westport House. Designed by
the famous architects Richard Cassels and James Wyatt in the
18th century, this is one of Ireland’s most beautiful historic
homes, open to the public. It enjoys a superb parkland
setting with lake views, terraces, wonderful gardens and a
magnificent panoramic vista of the surrounding Clew Bay. It
was built by the Browne family, who were direct descendants
of the 16th century Pirate Queen, Grace O’Malley.
DAY 7 – DUBLIN’S FAIR CITY
This morning, we leave for the east coast once again and
a visit to our capital city Dublin. Enjoy a Ctour of the city,
the ideal introduction to “Dublin’s Fair City”. You will see
the elegant Georgian squares, famous for their architecture
and of course the famous doors. Pass by Trinity College,
famous for its ancient manuscript The Book of Kells. Pass by
Christchurch, built by the Anglo-Norman’s in 1172 to replace
an earlier Church built by the Vikings in 1038, on your way
to the Phoenix Park with its many monuments including
the Papal cross. The tour passes by Guinness Brewery and
Collins Barracks – part of The National Museum of Ireland.
Overnight Dublin/Meath area
DAY 8 – FAREWELL
Depart for Dublin Airport and your return flight home.
Suggested Visits: Brehon Brewhouse, Donegal Castle,
Slieve League Cliffs, Glencolmcille Folk Village, Sligo
Abbey, Carrowmore, Connacht Whiskey Company,
The Lost Valley, Westport House, Trinity College,
• 7 nights sharing a double/twin room at specified
properties (pre-booked accommodation)
• Room with private facilities
• 7 full Irish breakfasts
• Service charges & taxes at exiting rates
• Heritage Island Touring Guide and Explorer
Example Hotels (or similar):
• Louth: Carnbeg Hotel & spa, 3*
• Antrim: Ibis City Centre Hotel, 3*
• Donegal: B&B
• Mayo: Downhill Inn, 3*
• Meath: Dunboyne Castle Hotel 4*
Please note the below child policy applies for all accommodation
Under 2 years old: The accommodation is free of charge
From 2 to 11: The child rate applies when sharing with 2 full paying adults
to a maximum of 2 children in the room. A child sharing with a single adult
is charged the normal rate.
From 12 years old: Full adult charge applies
Please advise all clients that they should check in to result in their reservation
being cancelled and rooms released.
Please advise all clients that they should check in to their hotel/bed &
breakfast accommodation no later than 6pm. If clients are going to be
later than 6pm, they should call their accommodation and advise their
estimated check in time. Failure to do so may result in their reservation
being cancelled and rooms released.
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