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Kilkenny, Waterford & Copper Coast

Kilkenny, Waterford & Copper Coast

Tick off several of Ireland’s historic hotspots on this new tour as we take a drive through the splendid Wicklow Mountains, have an included visit to Kilkenny castle, explore ancient Waterford and learn about the Dunbrody emigrant ship

Tick off several of Ireland’s historic hotspots on this new tour, beginning with a drive through the splendid Wicklow Mountains. Marvel at the fabulous Kilkenny castle, explore ancient Waterford, learn about the Dunbrody emigrant ship and enjoy a day relaxing in some of the best loved towns and resorts along the stunning Copper Coast.




The Minella hotel is an elegantly furnished country house, situated on the banks of the River Suir and is only a short walk to the Clonmel town centre. All bedrooms feature television, radio, telephone, iron/ironing board, hairdryer and tea/ coffee making facilities. The hotel also features a restaurant and cocktail bar overlooking the river plus a leisure club with indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and fitness centre. Lift to all floors.




  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast

  • Admission to Kilkenny Castle

  • Admission to Medieval Mile Museum

  • Admission to Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

  • Excursions as described in the tour itinerary

  • Return Irish Sea crossings

  • Return coach travel from your local pick up point

Day One

We travel to Holyhead for our Irish Sea crossing to Dublin Port, then continue south through the Wicklow Mountains and along the coast to Clonmel in county Tipperary and check in to the Minella Hotel where we stay for four nights


Day Two

This morning we visit Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city where you will find over a 1000 years of history around every nook and cranny. Waterford is also famous for its crystal and the House of Waterford Crystal should not be missed. This afternoon we continue to New Ross where the historic emigrant ship Dunbrody towers over the quayside. You will be able to climb on board this full size replica of the original ship built in 1845 and learn about the fascinating history of this ship which for 30 years carried thousands of emigrants from Ireland to North America.

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Day Three

We take a drive along a spectacular coastal stretch known as the Copper Coast, it extends along the County Waterford coastline for 25kms and is named after the 19th century copper mines that lie at the heart of this spectacular stretch of cliffs. Initially we visit the holiday haven of Tramore with its golden sand, clear waters and panoramic bay views before we travel to the old harbour town of Dungarvan where there will be further time to explore and enjoy some lunch. This afternoon we continue on to the heritage town of Youghal, one of the best examples of a Norman walled port in Ireland with quaint streets, Victorian shop fronts and 13th & 16th century dwellings.

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Day Four

Today we visit Kilkenny, Irelands Medieval city and begin our day with a visit to Kilkenny Castle, which dominates this historical small city. We then delve into a treasure trove of artefacts with a guided tour of Medieval Mile Museum. Here, we soak up more than 800 years of Irish history. We finish the day with some free time to explore charming Kilkenny. Catch glimpses of the town’s well-preserved churches and monasteries, or amble along the winding lanes dotted with craft shops selling goodies like pottery, paintings, knitwear and jewellery.

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Day Five

We check out this morning and head back to Dublin for our return afternoon sailing to Holyhead and home to North Wales.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Beach Rd IRE Bangor, Nelson Pub Beach Road
Bangor, Deiniol Rd IRE Bangor, Old Post Office Bus Stop Deiniol Road
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Gaerwen IRE Gaerwen, Bus Stop Opposite Stermat
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandegai IRE Llandegai, Bus Stop Opposite Castle Entrance
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llangefni IRE Llangefni, Tafarn Y Rhos
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea Ire Rhos on Sea, The Cayley Arms Bus Stop
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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