8-Day Ireland Vacation
Flights & Transportation:
- Round-trip airfare from (multiple airports)
- New York (JFK)
- Boston (BOS)
- Chicago (ORD)
- Houston (IAH)
- Los Angeles (LAX)
- Manual economy class car rental for duration
- For additional departure airports/pricing, contact Great Value Vacations at (800) 495-4903
- Airline & flight times determined at time of booking
Hotels (6 nights + 1 overnight flight)
- 1 night of accommodations at The Hoban Hotel in Kilkenny
- 2 nights of accommodations at The Blarney Hotel and Golf Resort in Cork
- 2 nights of accommodations at Absolute Hotel in Limerick
- 1 night of accommodations at Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort in Wicklow
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Ideas for Your Vacation
Limerick, located in south-central Ireland, is chock-full of historic sites. The 13th-century King John’s Castle is open to visitors, and the 12th-century St. Mary’s Cathedral still holds Mass. Bisected by the River Shannon, the city also features a scenic waterfront walkway.
Kilkenny, a hilly city along the River Nore, is dotted with medieval cathedrals, abbeys, and castles. As you stroll the streets, the sounds of traditional Celtic fiddles and pennywhistles invite you to pull up a barstool at one of the city’s pubs, which date back several centuries.
Ireland’s second-largest city, Cork sits along Cork Harbour, one of the largest naturally occurring harbors in the world. In addition to its rivalry with Dublin (locals refer to the city as “the real capital of Ireland”), Cork is known for its cosmopolitan restaurant scene, Georgian architecture, and prowess at the sport of hurling—the county’s team has won 30 championships in the Gaelic Athletic Association.
- See excavated Viking sites in Limerick alongside re-creations of medieval weaponry at King John’s Castle.
- King John’s Castle: A medieval trebuchet, historical weapons, and 3D multimedia exhibits make this 13th-century castle a must-see. Cross the River Shannon for the best photo ops.
- St. Canice’s Cathedral in Kilkenny: Although the current Gothic structure dates from the 13th century, the cathedral site’s history as a place of worship spans all the way back to the 6th century; for a good view, climb the 9th-century round tower next to the main building.
- Kilkenny Castle: Take a self-guided tour of one of Ireland’s most visited sites, admiring generations of family portraits before stopping at the tea room on your way out.
- Rothe House and Garden: This former home of a Tudor merchant is best known for its lovely walled garden, which is carefully split into sections for fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
- Get a taste of Cork at the Old English Market, where sellers hawk fresh produce, meats, and cheese. On your way out, stop at the upstairs restaurant for a bowl of traditional lamb stew.
- Ballycotton Cliff Walk: Located just east of Cork near the fishing village of Ballycotton, these impressive seaside cliffs are accessible by a well-maintained walking trail.
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- Flying from any airport not listed here
- Extending your trip or traveling on dates not listed here
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- Traveling with kids; all travelers age 2 and over are required to purchase a voucher
- Booking optional tours and upgrades
Optional Tours & Upgrades
- Private round-trip airport transfers