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Roscrea, Irish Stud & Japanese Gardens

A great new Irish tour to County Tipperary in Ireland’s midlands and east coast region, based at the heritage town of Roscrea, one of the oldest and most historic towns in Ireland.

A great new Irish tour to County Tipperary in Ireland’s midlands and east coast region, based at the heritage town of Roscrea, one of the oldest and most historic towns in Ireland. During our stay we visit the medieval city of Kilkenny with its treasure trove of historic buildings and landmarks, the city of Limerick, plus the Irish National Stud and the Japanese Gardens at Kildare.

 

RACKET HALL COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL

Situated on the outskirts of Roscrea, the Racket Hall is in a lovely setting nestled below the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Following a change of ownership in 2016 the hotel has been beautifully re-furbished. Facilities include the Lillys Bar & Restaurant, all bedrooms feature television and Wi-Fi, room safe, iron and board, telephone, tea & coffee making facilities and hairdryer.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast

  • Inclusive drinks each night from 18:00 to 21:00 (selected drinks)

  • Kilkenny Land Train Tour

  • Admission and guided tour of the Irish National Stud

  • Admission to the Japanese Gardens

  • Irish coffee demonstration

  • Return Irish Sea crossings

  • Return travel by Luxury Coach

Day One

We travel across Anglesey to Holyhead for our ferry crossing to Ireland, then continue on via Portlaoise to Roscrea where we stay for four nights.

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Day Two

A morning at leisure to explore Roscrea and its attractions which include the 20 metre Round Tower, the 13th century Roscrea Castle and the Franciscan Friary. In the afternoon we visit Limerick, set on the waters of the River Shannon, a lively city with some nice Georgian architecture plus on King’s Island in the medieval heart of the city you’ll find the 800 year old King John’s Castle.

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Day Three

We visit Kilkenny, Ireland’s most historic and compact city with origins dating back more than 1,500 years. A city that’s rich in medieval heritage which is evident in the maze-like narrow alleyways and lanes and its treasure trove of historical buildings and landmarks such as St. Canice’s Cathedral, the imposing Butler Castle and medieval abbeys. A city tour on the Kilkenny Land Train is included.

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Day Four

We drive back into County Kildare, the agricultural heartland of Ireland and centre of its valuable horse racing industry. Kildare Town is home to the Irish National Stud where we will take a fascinating tour and have an opportunity to wander through the lovely Japanese Garden, regarded as one of the best in Europe.

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Day Five

We travel back to Dublin Port for our afternoon ferry sailing back to Holyhead and home.

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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
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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