Irelands Culture and Food 10 Day Trip

PLEASE NOTE: The price quoted includes Bed & Breakfast in a B&B. To upgrade to a hotel please select the option in the drop down. If you do not see a tour to suit your requirements please see the Tailor Made Tour options where we can create your ideal tour.
€995.00

Available Dates:

Accommodation

People:

Irelands Culture and Food 10 Day Trip
  • Car hire for 5 Days
  • Accommodation for 4 nights
  • Guided tours:
    • Introduction walk to Cork Food,
    • Guided  Cork Whiskey Walk
    • Food and culture of the Lee,  
    • Artisan Slow Food Tour of West Cork,
    • Clonakilty Market Tour
    • Option - sea weed foraging

Hotels - 4-5 Star

Superior Hotels in  Historical buildings or grand houses, in beautiful locations and with excellent service.Some have a gym and/or pool attached. Please advise us if this is essential to you or if you wish to have a spa session booked for you.  In many cases they have a well known restaurant attached. Please advise us if you would like  a meal booked.    

B&B - 3 Star Hotel to B&B

This type of property could be a hotel without the charm of the superior property or be a Bed and Breakfast in a family home. This is the basic rate for all packages and the superior accommodation is charged at a higher rate.      

Self Catering- Superior Self Catering 4 Star

In some places and for larger numbers of people we can arrange self-catering. For walkers we can offer camping pods on a farm adjacent to a walking route  or for those who would like more comfort the superior self catering property can be booked with breakfast included, often in scenic areas.     

Activities which include walking are graded into 5 categories based on fitness level needed for that activity. These are the grades determined by the Irish National Trails Office. Please confirm you have attained that level of fitness before booking an activity.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

1 Multi Access
Flat smooth trails suitable for all people, including those with reduced mobility, wheelchair users, older people, visually impaired and those on crutches.

2 Easy
Generally flat trails with a smooth surfaces and some gentle slopes or shallow steps. Generally suitable for family groups including children and the elderly. Footwear must be enclosed outdoor footwear.

3 Moderate
These may have some climbs and an uneven surface where the going is rough underfoot with some obstacles such as protruding roots, rocks etc. They are appropriate for people with a  moderate level of fitness and some walking experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended.  

4 Strenuous
Physically demanding trails which have some steep climbs for long periods (over 1 hour) while the going underfoot can be extremely rough including many obstacles. Suitable for people used to walking on rough ground and with a high level of fitness. Outdoor walking footwear and clothing is required.

5 Very Difficult
These routes are mainly in remote upland areas. They typically include steep slopes and very variable and rough underfoot conditions on trails which may be indistinct. Suitable only for very fit and competent  mountain walkers with experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing required.

Day 1  Mon

Arrive into Dublin Irelands Capitol.  In the afternoon  choose what to visit in the capitol city. Choose Dublin Castle, the famous Guiness Storehouse, a Distillery Tour, Trinity College with its Book of Kells or the EPIC Emigration Museum. Option to take a Dublin History Tour with Music at each stop.

Day 2 Tue

Collect your car and drive to Kilkenny, stopping at the Avoca craft shop on the way, Tour of Kilkenny and Castle. Lunch at the Famous Kilkenny Design to take the food and view artisan  crafts made locally . Drive to Cashel along country lanes to see the Rock of Cashel via Fethard ( 1 hrs drive). Option to call to the famous McCarthy's Bar and Equine Museum in Fethard. 

Day 3  Wed

Start the day at Cahir Castle to see a renovated 15th Century Castle. Visit a Thatch Cottage restaurant for lunch and Donerale Court, where the first steeplechase took place. Take a Slice of Cork Guided  Food Tour with includes the famous English Market in the afternoon. Drive to visit Blarney Castle and have a meal at an award-winning local restaurant serving local produce. Spend the night in Cork city

Day 4  Thurs

Take a Slice of Cork Guided  Food Tour with includes the famous English Market hear the story of food production of Cork past and presen with optional lunch serving the famous local dishes.Drive  to Kinsale Ireland’s Gourmet Capitol, wintering the ancient lanes and eating in one of the excellent restaurants.

Day 5 Fri

Travel along the lanes of the Wild Atlantic Way with its many artisan producers. See Old Head of Kinsale where the Lusitania memorial is , or take a boat trip to see the abundant nature off the area. The pretty market town of  Clonakilty  was home to  Micheal Collins museum, with  lots of beaches and is famous for its seafood. Visit the Country Market on (Friday morning’s only) with a local guide. Continue along the lanes to see the Drombeg Stone Circle and spend the night in West Cork. You may wish to visit one of the offshore islands of Sherkin or Cape Clear and spend an extra day in this area

Day 6

Drive to Ireland’s most southerly point at Mizen Head and stop for fresh food at a pub overlooking the water. Drive along the lanes to Sheep's Head and Beara. Visit a distillery which makes a local gin and enjoy the views of the unspoilt Beara headland. Why not take a ferry to see an island pub which has not changed in centuries or Garnish Island with its famous sub-tropical gardens.

Day 7

Travel to Kenmare  with an optional Food Tour of the town. Travel to Killlarney town  or the  Ring of Kerry with the Skelligs Ring with its dramatic scenery. Option to take a  boat trip around Skellig Rock, where the Start Wars films were filmed. Great to see the birdlife and sea-life of the area. Make sure to stop at Skellig Chocolate Shop and the pub here Luke Skywalker learned to pour a pint of Guinness! Drive on to Dingle where you can relax overlooking the sea and eat in great local restaurants. Option to take a guided  evening walk around Dingle Town. 

Day 8

Visit the local  award winning Dingle Dstillery and take a leisurely drive around Sea Head. Option to visit the uninhabited Blasket Island and  centre on the mainland in Dunquin.  Drive the narrow lanes of the Connor pass to Tralee, famous for its Rose Festival.

Day9

Drive the coast to the river Shannon, taking the ferry to  Co Claire by Ferry. Spend the day in the Burren visiting food producers, see the Cliffs of Moher with optional visits to a Goat Cheese Farm and a Smoked Salmon Factory.You may choose to eat in the only pub in Ireland with a Michelin Star in Listoonvarna or go hear music playing at Doolan. 

Day 10

Drive along the Coast to Galway and take a guided walk around the city which will be Gourmet Capitol of Europe in 2020. You may choose to drive into the wilds of Connemara for the day and return to Galway in the evening to enjoy this lively city. 

11

Drive to Shannon or Dublin for your flight home 

Drive & Cycle

PLEASE NOTE: The price quoted includes Bed & Breakfast in a B&B. To upgrade to a hotel please select the option in the drop down. If you do not see a tour to suit your requirements please see the Tailor Made Tour options where we can create your ideal tour.

Available Dates:

Accommodation

People:

Hotels - 4-5 Star

Superior Hotels in  Historical buildings or grand houses, in beautiful locations and with excellent service.Some have a gym and/or pool attached. Please advise us if this is essential to you or if you wish to have a spa session booked for you.  In many cases they have a well known restaurant attached. Please advise us if you would like  a meal booked.    

B&B - 3 Star Hotel to B&B

This type of property could be a hotel without the charm of the superior property or be a Bed and Breakfast in a family home. This is the basic rate for all packages and the superior accommodation is charged at a higher rate.      

Self Catering- Superior Self Catering 4 Star

In some places and for larger numbers of people we can arrange self-catering. For walkers we can offer camping pods on a farm adjacent to a walking route  or for those who would like more comfort the superior self catering property can be booked with breakfast included, often in scenic areas.     

Activities which include walking are graded into 5 categories based on fitness level needed for that activity. These are the grades determined by the Irish National Trails Office. Please confirm you have attained that level of fitness before booking an activity.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

1 Multi Access
Flat smooth trails suitable for all people, including those with reduced mobility, wheelchair users, older people, visually impaired and those on crutches.

2 Easy
Generally flat trails with a smooth surfaces and some gentle slopes or shallow steps. Generally suitable for family groups including children and the elderly. Footwear must be enclosed outdoor footwear.

3 Moderate
These may have some climbs and an uneven surface where the going is rough underfoot with some obstacles such as protruding roots, rocks etc. They are appropriate for people with a  moderate level of fitness and some walking experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended.  

4 Strenuous
Physically demanding trails which have some steep climbs for long periods (over 1 hour) while the going underfoot can be extremely rough including many obstacles. Suitable for people used to walking on rough ground and with a high level of fitness. Outdoor walking footwear and clothing is required.

5 Very Difficult
These routes are mainly in remote upland areas. They typically include steep slopes and very variable and rough underfoot conditions on trails which may be indistinct. Suitable only for very fit and competent  mountain walkers with experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing required.

5 Day Genealogy Trip Dublin & Cork

PLEASE NOTE: The price quoted includes Bed & Breakfast in a B&B. To upgrade to a hotel please select the option in the drop down. If you do not see a tour to suit your requirements please see the Tailor Made Tour options where we can create your ideal tour.

Available Dates:

Accommodation

People:

5 Day Genealogy Trip Dublin & Cork
  • Accommodation for 4 nights, 3 in Cork and 1 in Dublin
  • Genealogical research prior to your visit and meet the researcher when here (total time 5.5 hours)
  • Option of a half day or full day with the Genealogist on day 2.
  • Option to have tours of any or all of these: University College Cork, St Anne’s Church Shandon, the old Gaol, Blarney Castle.
  • Price per person depends on options chosen

Hotels - 4-5 Star

Superior Hotels in  Historical buildings or grand houses, in beautiful locations and with excellent service.Some have a gym and/or pool attached. Please advise us if this is essential to you or if you wish to have a spa session booked for you.  In many cases they have a well known restaurant attached. Please advise us if you would like  a meal booked.    

B&B - 3 Star Hotel to B&B

This type of property could be a hotel without the charm of the superior property or be a Bed and Breakfast in a family home. This is the basic rate for all packages and the superior accommodation is charged at a higher rate.      

Self Catering- Superior Self Catering 4 Star

In some places and for larger numbers of people we can arrange self-catering. For walkers we can offer camping pods on a farm adjacent to a walking route  or for those who would like more comfort the superior self catering property can be booked with breakfast included, often in scenic areas.     

Activities which include walking are graded into 5 categories based on fitness level needed for that activity. These are the grades determined by the Irish National Trails Office. Please confirm you have attained that level of fitness before booking an activity.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

1 Multi Access
Flat smooth trails suitable for all people, including those with reduced mobility, wheelchair users, older people, visually impaired and those on crutches.

2 Easy
Generally flat trails with a smooth surfaces and some gentle slopes or shallow steps. Generally suitable for family groups including children and the elderly. Footwear must be enclosed outdoor footwear.

3 Moderate
These may have some climbs and an uneven surface where the going is rough underfoot with some obstacles such as protruding roots, rocks etc. They are appropriate for people with a  moderate level of fitness and some walking experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended.  

4 Strenuous
Physically demanding trails which have some steep climbs for long periods (over 1 hour) while the going underfoot can be extremely rough including many obstacles. Suitable for people used to walking on rough ground and with a high level of fitness. Outdoor walking footwear and clothing is required.

5 Very Difficult
These routes are mainly in remote upland areas. They typically include steep slopes and very variable and rough underfoot conditions on trails which may be indistinct. Suitable only for very fit and competent  mountain walkers with experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing required.

  • Option of a half day or full day with the Genealogist on day two.
  • Option to have tour’s of any or all of these UCC, St Anne’s Shandon the old Gaol Blarney Castle.

Day 1

Collect your hire car at Cork or Shannon airport. Visit the Old English Market to admire the artisan produce. In the afternoon meet your Genealogist who will tell of the research he has done on your family tree. The information on the family must be received 6 or more weeks prior to the trip and we have a list of questions you need to answer to get the most from the genealogical research.    

Day 2

Spend the day visiting the home area of your famliy, based on information from the genealogist. You  have the option of  hiring the services of the genealogist for this day. Another option is to drive to Clonakilty in West Cork to see the family homestead of Michael Collins, hero of Ireland”s fight for independence. Return to your hotel in Cork.    

Day 3

A day at leisure in Cork which you might like to use for further visits in connection with your family background. Or you could visit the Cork City Archives or the City Museum in Fitzgerald’s Park, with options for Guided tours of  University College Cork, Shandon Bells at St Anne’s Church or the old city Gaol. You may wish to visit Blarney Castle and its stunning gardens.     

Day 4

Drive to Dublin to visit the Genealogy Section of the National Library where you can pre-book an appointment to view papers connected with your family. Alternatively, you could travel at leisure and visit the impressive Rock of Cashel or Holycross Abbey in Tipperary, the National Stud Farm in Kildare or the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin which tells the story of the famous drink. Overnight in Dublin.    

Day 5

Return your car to Dublin airport and fly home. If you have a later flight you might like to visit the National Museum, the Epic Museum or Trinity College to view the famous 1,200 year old Book of Kells.   

Walking the South Wild Atlantic Way

PLEASE NOTE: The price quoted includes Bed & Breakfast in a B&B. To upgrade to a hotel please select the option in the drop down. If you do not see a tour to suit your requirements please see the Tailor Made Tour options where we can create your ideal tour.
€845.00

Available Dates:

Accommodation

People:

Walking the South Wild Atlantic Way
  • Car Hire for 5 days
  • Hotel or B&B Accommodation for 4 nights
  • Guided walks  – Kinsale , Sheep’s Head Peninsula, Torc Mountain Killarney
  • Day to drive around ring of Beara, Kerry or hidden valley walks.
  • You may wish to climb Carrauntoohill, Ireland's highest mountain.  Fitness level 5 required for this walk and climb.

Hotels - 4-5 Star

Superior Hotels in  Historical buildings or grand houses, in beautiful locations and with excellent service.Some have a gym and/or pool attached. Please advise us if this is essential to you or if you wish to have a spa session booked for you.  In many cases they have a well known restaurant attached. Please advise us if you would like  a meal booked.    

B&B - 3 Star Hotel to B&B

This type of property could be a hotel without the charm of the superior property or be a Bed and Breakfast in a family home. This is the basic rate for all packages and the superior accommodation is charged at a higher rate.      

Self Catering- Superior Self Catering 4 Star

In some places and for larger numbers of people we can arrange self-catering. For walkers we can offer camping pods on a farm adjacent to a walking route  or for those who would like more comfort the superior self catering property can be booked with breakfast included, often in scenic areas.     

Activities which include walking are graded into 5 categories based on fitness level needed for that activity. These are the grades determined by the Irish National Trails Office. Please confirm you have attained that level of fitness before booking an activity.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

1 Multi Access
Flat smooth trails suitable for all people, including those with reduced mobility, wheelchair users, older people, visually impaired and those on crutches.

2 Easy
Generally flat trails with a smooth surfaces and some gentle slopes or shallow steps. Generally suitable for family groups including children and the elderly. Footwear must be enclosed outdoor footwear.

3 Moderate
These may have some climbs and an uneven surface where the going is rough underfoot with some obstacles such as protruding roots, rocks etc. They are appropriate for people with a  moderate level of fitness and some walking experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended.  

4 Strenuous
Physically demanding trails which have some steep climbs for long periods (over 1 hour) while the going underfoot can be extremely rough including many obstacles. Suitable for people used to walking on rough ground and with a high level of fitness. Outdoor walking footwear and clothing is required.

5 Very Difficult
These routes are mainly in remote upland areas. They typically include steep slopes and very variable and rough underfoot conditions on trails which may be indistinct. Suitable only for very fit and competent  mountain walkers with experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing required.

Day 1

Arrive Cork City am and collect your hire car then drive to Kinsale for lunch. Take an afternoon Guided Walk along the Atlantic coast near Kinsale. Drive to West Cork to your  hotel base near Bantry for the next two nights. Fitness level 2 required for this walk.

Day 2

Drive to meet your guide at the spectacular Sheep’s Head Peninsula, a European Destination of Excellence, and enjoy a day long guided walk. Return to your hotel near Bantry at the end of the day. Fitness Level 3 required for this walk.

Day 3

  • Choose your own route to Killarney from one of the following at booking time,
  • Drive to Castletownbere on the scenic Beara Peninsula and take a ferry to Bere Island for a loop walk. Take a scenic drive around the Beara Way to Kenmare and Killarney
  • Self Guided walks in the magical hidden valley of Gleninchaquin near Kenmare
  • Drive to the beautiful Gougane Barra valley with its lovely lake and enjoy a Self Guided Walk
  • Drive the famous Ring of Kerry with its mountains and glittering seascapes.

Day 4

Climb a Mountain in Kerry – Take a guided walk climbing from Torc Waterfall up Torc Mountain which overlooks the famous Lakes of Killarney. This has an ascent of 500m, with a length of 7.5km taking about 3-4 hours and giving spectacular views of the Lakes. Fitness level 3-4. You can also take a self guided walk through the unspoilt valley known as the Gap of Dunloe. We can organise a boat trip across the Lakes of Killarney through the Meeting of the Waters as far as Lord Brandon’s cottage. The route through the valley is 10-15 km and you can then walk the further 5km back  to Killarney or take a mini bus.

Day 5

Depending on your flights you may have time to drive the Slea Head Route from Dingle, where there are many local walks. Allow 3 hours drive from Dingle to Cork or Shannon airport. Option to add an extra day to this trip and climb Carrauntoohill, Ireland’s highest mountain, with an extra charge for a guide. In the MacGillycuddy Reeks range in Kerry and standing at 1,034m above sea level, a climb  of this mountain will take a full day.  This climb can only be done when you have taken an easier walk in the area on a previous day.

Food Tour Cork

PLEASE NOTE: The price quoted includes Bed & Breakfast in a B&B. To upgrade to a hotel please select the option in the drop down. If you do not see a tour to suit your requirements please see the Tailor Made Tour options where we can create your ideal tour.
€625.00

Available Dates:

Accommodation

People:

Food Tour Cork
  • Car hire for 3 days in Cork
  • Guided Food trips in Cork, Clonakilty and Lee valley (Bus tour)
  • Transport to and a guided tour of farm with a farm to fork meal.

Hotels - 4-5 Star

Superior Hotels in  Historical buildings or grand houses, in beautiful locations and with excellent service.Some have a gym and/or pool attached. Please advise us if this is essential to you or if you wish to have a spa session booked for you.  In many cases they have a well known restaurant attached. Please advise us if you would like  a meal booked.    

B&B - 3 Star Hotel to B&B

This type of property could be a hotel without the charm of the superior property or be a Bed and Breakfast in a family home. This is the basic rate for all packages and the superior accommodation is charged at a higher rate.      

Self Catering- Superior Self Catering 4 Star

In some places and for larger numbers of people we can arrange self-catering. For walkers we can offer camping pods on a farm adjacent to a walking route  or for those who would like more comfort the superior self catering property can be booked with breakfast included, often in scenic areas.     

Activities which include walking are graded into 5 categories based on fitness level needed for that activity. These are the grades determined by the Irish National Trails Office. Please confirm you have attained that level of fitness before booking an activity.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

1 Multi Access
Flat smooth trails suitable for all people, including those with reduced mobility, wheelchair users, older people, visually impaired and those on crutches.

2 Easy
Generally flat trails with a smooth surfaces and some gentle slopes or shallow steps. Generally suitable for family groups including children and the elderly. Footwear must be enclosed outdoor footwear.

3 Moderate
These may have some climbs and an uneven surface where the going is rough underfoot with some obstacles such as protruding roots, rocks etc. They are appropriate for people with a  moderate level of fitness and some walking experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended.  

4 Strenuous
Physically demanding trails which have some steep climbs for long periods (over 1 hour) while the going underfoot can be extremely rough including many obstacles. Suitable for people used to walking on rough ground and with a high level of fitness. Outdoor walking footwear and clothing is required.

5 Very Difficult
These routes are mainly in remote upland areas. They typically include steep slopes and very variable and rough underfoot conditions on trails which may be indistinct. Suitable only for very fit and competent  mountain walkers with experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing required.

  • Have table booked in Michellin Recommended Restaurant - early bird menu Friday night €100 for 2 people.
  • Guided Trip of Midleton Distillery and lunch in local restaurant. €80 per person

Day 1 Thursday

Afternoon food tour of Cork city's Old English Market and Butter Museum, once the world's largest. Later take a  Guided Whiskey Walk in Cork the  tasting of rare whiskey's, hear the history of distilling in Cork,visit some famous pubs, have some local cheese and meats in the compay of the local expert.          

Day 2 Friday   .

 Take a guided bus tour to producers of Cork stoping to taste the foods and hear the stories of local producers, and back along the historic  Old Butter Road to Cork. 

Option to have a meal in a Michelin Recommended restaurant in the area on your return to Cork.        

Day 3 Saturday

Day at leasure but we suggest driving  to east Cork with its famous Midleton farmer's market.  Optional  visit to a famous Distillery then have  lunch in an award winning local  restaurant. Depart in afternoon.

Golf Trip on the Southern Wild Atlantic Way

PLEASE NOTE: The price quoted includes Bed & Breakfast in a B&B. To upgrade to a hotel please select the option in the drop down. If you do not see a tour to suit your requirements please see the Tailor Made Tour options where we can create your ideal tour.
€795.00

Available Dates:

Accommodation

People:

Golf Trip on the Southern Wild Atlantic Way
  • Car hire for 3 days
  • Accommodation for 2 nights
  • Play golf at 4 different courses in Cork
  • Training session or golf game with PGA Pro
  • Option Golf Club HIre

Hotels - 4-5 Star

Superior Hotels in  Historical buildings or grand houses, in beautiful locations and with excellent service.Some have a gym and/or pool attached. Please advise us if this is essential to you or if you wish to have a spa session booked for you.  In many cases they have a well known restaurant attached. Please advise us if you would like  a meal booked.    

B&B - 3 Star Hotel to B&B

This type of property could be a hotel without the charm of the superior property or be a Bed and Breakfast in a family home. This is the basic rate for all packages and the superior accommodation is charged at a higher rate.      

Self Catering- Superior Self Catering 4 Star

In some places and for larger numbers of people we can arrange self-catering. For walkers we can offer camping pods on a farm adjacent to a walking route  or for those who would like more comfort the superior self catering property can be booked with breakfast included, often in scenic areas.     

Activities which include walking are graded into 5 categories based on fitness level needed for that activity. These are the grades determined by the Irish National Trails Office. Please confirm you have attained that level of fitness before booking an activity.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

1 Multi Access
Flat smooth trails suitable for all people, including those with reduced mobility, wheelchair users, older people, visually impaired and those on crutches.

2 Easy
Generally flat trails with a smooth surfaces and some gentle slopes or shallow steps. Generally suitable for family groups including children and the elderly. Footwear must be enclosed outdoor footwear.

3 Moderate
These may have some climbs and an uneven surface where the going is rough underfoot with some obstacles such as protruding roots, rocks etc. They are appropriate for people with a  moderate level of fitness and some walking experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended.  

4 Strenuous
Physically demanding trails which have some steep climbs for long periods (over 1 hour) while the going underfoot can be extremely rough including many obstacles. Suitable for people used to walking on rough ground and with a high level of fitness. Outdoor walking footwear and clothing is required.

5 Very Difficult
These routes are mainly in remote upland areas. They typically include steep slopes and very variable and rough underfoot conditions on trails which may be indistinct. Suitable only for very fit and competent  mountain walkers with experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing required.

  • Option to have golf club hire
  • Option trainings session with a PGA Golf Pro

Day 1

Fly into Cork and collect your hire car. Option to collect a set of luxury golf clubs near the airport for the 3 days. Play your first Irish round of golf  at nearby Kinsale or Bandon  Golf Clubs. Drive to your base for the next 2 nights  in scenic West Cork.     

Day 2

Today you can play one or two golf courses. You have the option of a training session with a PGA Golf Pro to improve your game at Skibbereen Golf Club  with its 18 hole parkland course with panoramic views of the countryside.
The afternoon can be spent driving the spectacular coastline of West Cork or play a round on the 18 hole Bantry Golf Course. Put the skills learned with the pro to use. Relax that night at the 19th hole.    

Day 3

Play a 9 hole  round of golf at Glengarriff Golf Course, named after the late  Maureen O'Hara. It has one of the loveliest settings in Ireland, below the mountains and overlooking Garnish Island and Bantry Bay.  Return to Cork for an afternoon flight, returning your hired clubs on the way to the airport.

Grand Houses, Castles, Gardens of South of Ireland

PLEASE NOTE: The price quoted includes Bed & Breakfast in a B&B. To upgrade to a hotel please select the option in the drop down. If you do not see a tour to suit your requirements please see the Tailor Made Tour options where we can create your ideal tour.
€995.00

Available Dates:

Accommodation

People:

Grand Houses, Castles, Gardens of South of Ireland
  • Car Hire for 5 Days from Cork Airport (other airports by request)
  • 4 nights B&B in Great Old Houses
  • Visits to one or more Great House and garden each day.
  • Option to add extra activities to the trip

Hotels - 4-5 Star

Superior Hotels in  Historical buildings or grand houses, in beautiful locations and with excellent service.Some have a gym and/or pool attached. Please advise us if this is essential to you or if you wish to have a spa session booked for you.  In many cases they have a well known restaurant attached. Please advise us if you would like  a meal booked.    

 

Activities which include walking are graded into 5 categories based on fitness level needed for that activity. These are the grades determined by the Irish National Trails Office. Please confirm you have attained that level of fitness before booking an activity.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

1 Multi Access
Flat smooth trails suitable for all people, including those with reduced mobility, wheelchair users, older people, visually impaired and those on crutches.

2 Easy
Generally flat trails with a smooth surfaces and some gentle slopes or shallow steps. Generally suitable for family groups including children and the elderly. Footwear must be enclosed outdoor footwear.

3 Moderate
These may have some climbs and an uneven surface where the going is rough underfoot with some obstacles such as protruding roots, rocks etc. They are appropriate for people with a  moderate level of fitness and some walking experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended.  

4 Strenuous
Physically demanding trails which have some steep climbs for long periods (over 1 hour) while the going underfoot can be extremely rough including many obstacles. Suitable for people used to walking on rough ground and with a high level of fitness. Outdoor walking footwear and clothing is required.

5 Very Difficult
These routes are mainly in remote upland areas. They typically include steep slopes and very variable and rough underfoot conditions on trails which may be indistinct. Suitable only for very fit and competent  mountain walkers with experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing required.

Option to add extra activities to the trip

Day 1 Sun

Arrive into Cork to collect your hire car. Stay in a great house which has been converted into a 4 star hotel, with an option to play a round of golf. Drive to Cobh for a guided tour of  Fota House and Gardens. Take a guided walk around the streets of Cobh, the Titanic's  last port of call. Option to visit the Titanic Centre, Spike Island or the Distillery in Midleton.The choice of activity is yours.

Day 2 Mon

Drive to Killarney to your hotel.  Enjoy a guided tour of  Muckross House the stroll around its splendid gardens.  Option to take a horse drawn Jaunting Car to Ross Castle on the edge of the Lakes of Killarney or a boat trip on the Lakes.    

Day 3 Tue

Choose between two spectacular scenic drives. The Ring of Kerry on the Iveragh peneinsula is Ireland's best known drive while the Beara Peninsula is equally beautiful but less well known. Each offers you a chance to visit a tropical garden on the Atlantic coast. Along the Beara route you can visit Derreen Garden, Ewe Garden or stay in Bantry in a georgian house hotel.    

Day 4 Wed

Visit Bantry House and Gardens which overlooking the bay for a guided tour. In the afternoon drive to a georgain house hotel along un-spoilt roads to Mallow. Call to Future Forests garden centre and Gougane Barra on the way.    

Day 5 Thrus

 Drive from Cork to  Blarney in the morning to visit the famous Blarney Castle to  take a guided tour of Blarney House and admire its wonderful gardens  Stay in a grand old House in North Cork where your surroundings tell of the history of the area. Return to Cork for your afternoon flight home   

Walking the South Wild Atlantic Way

PLEASE NOTE: The price quoted includes Bed & Breakfast in a B&B. To upgrade to a hotel please select the option in the drop down. If you do not see a tour to suit your requirements please see the Tailor Made Tour options where we can create your ideal tour.

Available Dates:

Accommodation

People:

Walking the South Wild Atlantic Way
  • Car Hire for 5 days
  • Hotel or B&B Accommodation for 4 nights
  • Guided walks  – Kinsale , Sheep’s Head Peninsula’, Torc Mountain Killarney
  • Day to drive around ring of Beara, Kerry or hidden valley walks.
  • If wish to Climb Carrauntoohill, Irelands highest mountain have to do other walks previously with Fitness level 5.

Hotels - 4-5 Star

Superior Hotels in  Historical buildings or grand houses, in beautiful locations and with excellent service.Some have a gym and/or pool attached. Please advise us if this is essential to you or if you wish to have a spa session booked for you.  In many cases they have a well known restaurant attached. Please advise us if you would like  a meal booked.    

B&B - 3 Star Hotel to B&B

This type of property could be a hotel without the charm of the superior property or be a Bed and Breakfast in a family home. This is the basic rate for all packages and the superior accommodation is charged at a higher rate.      

Self Catering- Superior Self Catering 4 Star

In some places and for larger numbers of people we can arrange self-catering. For walkers we can offer camping pods on a farm adjacent to a walking route  or for those who would like more comfort the superior self catering property can be booked with breakfast included, often in scenic areas.     

Activities which include walking are graded into 5 categories based on fitness level needed for that activity. These are the grades determined by the Irish National Trails Office. Please confirm you have attained that level of fitness before booking an activity.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

1 Multi Access
Flat smooth trails suitable for all people, including those with reduced mobility, wheelchair users, older people, visually impaired and those on crutches.

2 Easy
Generally flat trails with a smooth surfaces and some gentle slopes or shallow steps. Generally suitable for family groups including children and the elderly. Footwear must be enclosed outdoor footwear.

3 Moderate
These may have some climbs and an uneven surface where the going is rough underfoot with some obstacles such as protruding roots, rocks etc. They are appropriate for people with a  moderate level of fitness and some walking experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended.  

4 Strenuous
Physically demanding trails which have some steep climbs for long periods (over 1 hour) while the going underfoot can be extremely rough including many obstacles. Suitable for people used to walking on rough ground and with a high level of fitness. Outdoor walking footwear and clothing is required.

5 Very Difficult
These routes are mainly in remote upland areas. They typically include steep slopes and very variable and rough underfoot conditions on trails which may be indistinct. Suitable only for very fit and competent  mountain walkers with experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing required.

Day 1

Arrive Cork City am and collect your hire car then drive to Kinsale for lunch. Take an afternoon Guided Walk along the Atlantic coast near Kinsale. Drive to West Cork to your  hotel base near Bantry for the next two nights. Fitness level 2 required for this walk.

Day 2

Drive to meet your guide at the spectacular Sheep’s Head Peninsula, a European Destination of Excellence, and enjoy a day long guided walk. Return to your hotel near Bantry at the end of the day. Fitness Level 3 required for this walk.

Day 3

Choose your own route to Killarney from one of the following at booking time,
-    Drive to Castletownbere on the scenic Beara Peninsula and take a ferry to Bere Island for a loop walk. Take a scenic drive around the Beara Way to Kenmare and Killarney
-    Self Guided walks in the magical hidden valley of Gleninchaquin near Kenmare
-    Drive to the beautiful Gougane Barra valley with its lovely lake and enjoy a Self Guided Walk
-    Drive the famous Ring of Kerry with its mountains and glittering seascapes.

Day 4

Climb  a Mountain in Kerry – Take a guided walk climbing from Torc Waterfall up Torc Mountain which overlooks the famous Lakes of Killarney. This has an ascent of 500m, with a length of 7.5km taking about 3-4 hours and giving spectacular views of the Lakes. Fitness level 3-4. You can also take a self guided walk through the unspoilt valley known as the Gap of Dunloe. We can organize a boat trip across the Lakes of Killarney through the Meeting of the Waters as far as Lord Brandon’s cottage. The route through the valley is 10-15 km and you can then walk the further 5km back  to Killarney or take a mini-bus.

Day 5

Depending on your flights you may have time to drive the Slea Head Route from Dingle, where there  lots of local walks. Allow 3 hours drive from Dingle to Cork or Shannon airport. Option to climb Carrauntoohill is Ireland’s highest mountain with a guide, if you are staying an extra day and with a extra charge for guide. Based in the MacGillycuddy Reeks in Kerry and standing at 1,034m above sea level and a climb  of this mountain will take a full day.  This climb can only be done when you have taken an easier walk in the area on a previous day or occasion.

Wild Atlantic Way Water Sports 3 Day Mid Week Trip

PLEASE NOTE: The price quoted includes Bed & Breakfast in a B&B. To upgrade to a hotel please select the option in the drop down. If you do not see a tour to suit your requirements please see the Tailor Made Tour options where we can create your ideal tour.
€449.00

Available Dates:

Accommodation

People:

Wild Atlantic Way Water Sports 3 Day Mid Week Trip
  • Accommodation in B&B or Hotel
  •  Guided Surfing KInsale,
  • Snorkelling or  Sea Safari  West Cork
  • Night Kayak Lough Hyne

Hotels - 4-5 Star

Superior Hotels in  Historical buildings or grand houses, in beautiful locations and with excellent service.Some have a gym and/or pool attached. Please advise us if this is essential to you or if you wish to have a spa session booked for you.  In many cases they have a well known restaurant attached. Please advise us if you would like  a meal booked.    

B&B - 3 Star Hotel to B&B

This type of property could be a hotel without the charm of the superior property or be a Bed and Breakfast in a family home. This is the basic rate for all packages and the superior accommodation is charged at a higher rate.      

Self Catering- Superior Self Catering 4 Star

In some places and for larger numbers of people we can arrange self-catering. For walkers we can offer camping pods on a farm adjacent to a walking route  or for those who would like more comfort the superior self catering property can be booked with breakfast included, often in scenic areas.     

Activities which include walking are graded into 5 categories based on fitness level needed for that activity. These are the grades determined by the Irish National Trails Office. Please confirm you have attained that level of fitness before booking an activity.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

1 Multi Access
Flat smooth trails suitable for all people, including those with reduced mobility, wheelchair users, older people, visually impaired and those on crutches.

2 Easy
Generally flat trails with a smooth surfaces and some gentle slopes or shallow steps. Generally suitable for family groups including children and the elderly. Footwear must be enclosed outdoor footwear.

3 Moderate
These may have some climbs and an uneven surface where the going is rough underfoot with some obstacles such as protruding roots, rocks etc. They are appropriate for people with a  moderate level of fitness and some walking experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended.  

4 Strenuous
Physically demanding trails which have some steep climbs for long periods (over 1 hour) while the going underfoot can be extremely rough including many obstacles. Suitable for people used to walking on rough ground and with a high level of fitness. Outdoor walking footwear and clothing is required.

5 Very Difficult
These routes are mainly in remote upland areas. They typically include steep slopes and very variable and rough underfoot conditions on trails which may be indistinct. Suitable only for very fit and competent  mountain walkers with experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing required.

Day 1 Tue

Fly into Cork Airport. Collect up your rental car and drive the short distance to the picturesque coastal town of Kinsale where you enjoy an afternoon Surfing trip. Then head along the Wild Atlantic Way via Clonakilty to Skibbereen, your base for the next two nights.

Day 2  Wed

Choose a Snorkeling Trip or a Sea Safari and Night Kayak Trip to  admire the spectacular nighttime phosphorescence of the area. 

Day 3  Thurs

This morning take a drive to Mizen Head, the most southerly point of Ireland. You have an option to surf at Mizen Head in July or August. Return to Cork Airport for your afternoon flight.

History Weekend in Cork

PLEASE NOTE: The price quoted includes Bed & Breakfast in a B&B. To upgrade to a hotel please select the option in the drop down. If you do not see a tour to suit your requirements please see the Tailor Made Tour options where we can create your ideal tour.
€449.00

Available Dates:

Accommodation

People:

History Weekend in Cork
  • Car Hire for 3 days, 2 nights stay in a Cork city Hotel or B&B
  • Guided Activities options 6 – choose 4
  • Price is for 2 people sharing a room

Hotels - 4-5 Star

Superior Hotels in  Historical buildings or grand houses, in beautiful locations and with excellent service.Some have a gym and/or pool attached. Please advise us if this is essential to you or if you wish to have a spa session booked for you.  In many cases they have a well known restaurant attached. Please advise us if you would like  a meal booked.    

B&B - 3 Star Hotel to B&B

This type of property could be a hotel without the charm of the superior property or be a Bed and Breakfast in a family home. This is the basic rate for all packages and the superior accommodation is charged at a higher rate.      

Self Catering- Superior Self Catering 4 Star

In some places and for larger numbers of people we can arrange self-catering. For walkers we can offer camping pods on a farm adjacent to a walking route  or for those who would like more comfort the superior self catering property can be booked with breakfast included, often in scenic areas.     

Activities which include walking are graded into 5 categories based on fitness level needed for that activity. These are the grades determined by the Irish National Trails Office. Please confirm you have attained that level of fitness before booking an activity.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

1 Multi Access
Flat smooth trails suitable for all people, including those with reduced mobility, wheelchair users, older people, visually impaired and those on crutches.

2 Easy
Generally flat trails with a smooth surfaces and some gentle slopes or shallow steps. Generally suitable for family groups including children and the elderly. Footwear must be enclosed outdoor footwear.

3 Moderate
These may have some climbs and an uneven surface where the going is rough underfoot with some obstacles such as protruding roots, rocks etc. They are appropriate for people with a  moderate level of fitness and some walking experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended.  

4 Strenuous
Physically demanding trails which have some steep climbs for long periods (over 1 hour) while the going underfoot can be extremely rough including many obstacles. Suitable for people used to walking on rough ground and with a high level of fitness. Outdoor walking footwear and clothing is required.

5 Very Difficult
These routes are mainly in remote upland areas. They typically include steep slopes and very variable and rough underfoot conditions on trails which may be indistinct. Suitable only for very fit and competent  mountain walkers with experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing required.

Day 1 Mea pre booked or Whiskey Walk Tour

Day 3 Optional Trip to Spike Island in Cork harbour

Day 1 Fri

Arrive in Cork city on the River Lee in the morning.
In the afternoon take a guided walking tour of Ireland’s second city whose centre is an island enclosed by the River Lee. See the famous sights including the Old English Market, Elizabeth Fort, St Finbarr’s Cathedral, the Butter Museum and maybe try your hand at bell-ringing at Shandon Church.
Overnight in Cork city where you have an option to do a Whiskey history walking Tour of the city.     

Day 2 Sat

Today visit two of the area’s prettiest towns. In the historic port town of Kinsale take a guided walk and visit the seventeenth century Charles Fort. After lunch drive the short distance to Clonakilty for a guided walk. Visit the Michael Collins Centre dedicated to one of the towering figures of the fight for Irish independence and maybe visit his birthplace outside the town. Return to your accommodation.

Day 3 Sun

Take a trip to the East Cork town of Cobh for a Guided walking tour around the historic town which was  the last port of call for the Titanic. Option to visit the Queenstown Story Visitor Centre which tells the story of Irish Immigration or a Guided Tour of a Great House and Garden in the area.
Dept Cork in the afternoon.

5 Day Star Wars Kerry Adventure

PLEASE NOTE: The price quoted includes Bed & Breakfast in a B&B. To upgrade to a hotel please select the option in the drop down. If you do not see a tour to suit your requirements please see the Tailor Made Tour options where we can create your ideal tour.
€865.00

Available Dates:

Accommodation

People:

5 Day Star Wars Kerry Adventure
  • Car Hire for full 5 days
  • 4 Nights Hotel or B&B accommodation
  • Guided trip around Slea Head
  • Boat trip around Skellig island

Hotels - 4-5 Star

Superior Hotels in  Historical buildings or grand houses, in beautiful locations and with excellent service.Some have a gym and/or pool attached. Please advise us if this is essential to you or if you wish to have a spa session booked for you.  In many cases they have a well known restaurant attached. Please advise us if you would like  a meal booked.    

B&B - 3 Star Hotel to B&B

This type of property could be a hotel without the charm of the superior property or be a Bed and Breakfast in a family home. This is the basic rate for all packages and the superior accommodation is charged at a higher rate.      

Self Catering- Superior Self Catering 4 Star

In some places and for larger numbers of people we can arrange self-catering. For walkers we can offer camping pods on a farm adjacent to a walking route  or for those who would like more comfort the superior self catering property can be booked with breakfast included, often in scenic areas.     

Activities which include walking are graded into 5 categories based on fitness level needed for that activity. These are the grades determined by the Irish National Trails Office. Please confirm you have attained that level of fitness before booking an activity.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

1 Multi Access
Flat smooth trails suitable for all people, including those with reduced mobility, wheelchair users, older people, visually impaired and those on crutches.

2 Easy
Generally flat trails with a smooth surfaces and some gentle slopes or shallow steps. Generally suitable for family groups including children and the elderly. Footwear must be enclosed outdoor footwear.

3 Moderate
These may have some climbs and an uneven surface where the going is rough underfoot with some obstacles such as protruding roots, rocks etc. They are appropriate for people with a  moderate level of fitness and some walking experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended.  

4 Strenuous
Physically demanding trails which have some steep climbs for long periods (over 1 hour) while the going underfoot can be extremely rough including many obstacles. Suitable for people used to walking on rough ground and with a high level of fitness. Outdoor walking footwear and clothing is required.

5 Very Difficult
These routes are mainly in remote upland areas. They typically include steep slopes and very variable and rough underfoot conditions on trails which may be indistinct. Suitable only for very fit and competent  mountain walkers with experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing required.

  • Option to  take a rowing trip on a traditional naomhog boat
  • Option to Surf in Kerry
  • Walk the hills of the West Kerry Way

Day 1 

Collect your car from Cork or Shannon Airport and drive  to spend your first night in the town of Killarney, set amongst some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery. Soak up the atmosphere of this  lively town. Take a walk in the national park or maybe a ride in a horse drawn jaunting car. If you are flying into Cork call to  Blarney Castle with its famous kissing stone on your way to Killarney

Day 2

Drive via the Lakes of Killarney along the scenic Ring of Kerry to  the colourful village of Waterville where Charlie Chaplin used to spend his vacations. Enjoy the views of the island known as Skellig Rock island, famous from The Force Awakens, as you approach Ballinskelligs Bay. Embark on a boat trip around the Skellig Rock. The Rock has 900 steps to the top, no toilets and is hazardous to get onto in poor weather so we go around it in a fast boat. This 2.5 hour trip  will give you amazing views of the island and its resident puffins and other seabirds. This guarantees that you see the full majesty of the rock. This trip is weather dependant and is best taken between mid May and mid September for the best conditions.  Stay overnight in the area where the film crew stayed and have a drink in the pub where Luke Skywalker learned to pull a pint. 

Day 3

Enjoy a day to relax as you drive further along the scenic Ring of Kerry to Killorglin and on to the town of Dingle for your next two nights. There are many places you could call to such as Valentia Island’s Skellig Centre, Kell’s Bay with its beautiful garden or Inch Beach where scenes from Ryan’s Daughter were filmed-you could even take a surfing lesson there. Stay in Dingle town and stroll the colourful lanes with many pubs, restaurants and craft shops. Enjoy a guided evening walking tour of the town

Day 4

Take a guided trip around Slea Head where most of the scenes for the new Star Wars movie were filmed in 2016. See the original  stone beehive huts which were the inspiration for those used in the movies then  walk the lane to the headland where filming took place. You have the option to spend time walking the hills and soaking up the atmosphere of this unique area with a local guide. Return to Dingle where you have an optional rowing trip around the harbour in a  traditional boat (Naomhog) with the local club.

Day 5

Return to your departure airport of Shannon, Cork or Dublin. We can recommend activities for you to do on the way, if time allows. 
Dingle is 3 hours drive from Cork or Shannon and 5 hours drive to Dublin Airport.  

3 Day Walking South Atlantic Way

PLEASE NOTE: The price quoted includes Bed & Breakfast in a B&B. To upgrade to a hotel please select the option in the drop down. If you do not see a tour to suit your requirements please see the Tailor Made Tour options where we can create your ideal tour.
€395.00

Available Dates:

Accommodation

People:

3 Day Walking South Atlantic Way
  • Car Hire for 3 Days from Cork Airport (other airports by request)
  • 2 nights accommodation B&B in Bantry, West Cork
  • Walks - half or full day guided.
  • Self guided or guided walking options

Hotels - 4-5 Star

Superior Hotels in  Historical buildings or grand houses, in beautiful locations and with excellent service.Some have a gym and/or pool attached. Please advise us if this is essential to you or if you wish to have a spa session booked for you.  In many cases they have a well known restaurant attached. Please advise us if you would like  a meal booked.    

B&B - 3 Star Hotel to B&B

This type of property could be a hotel without the charm of the superior property or be a Bed and Breakfast in a family home. This is the basic rate for all packages and the superior accommodation is charged at a higher rate.      

Self Catering- Superior Self Catering 4 Star

In some places and for larger numbers of people we can arrange self-catering. For walkers we can offer camping pods on a farm adjacent to a walking route  or for those who would like more comfort the superior self catering property can be booked with breakfast included, often in scenic areas.     

Activities which include walking are graded into 5 categories based on fitness level needed for that activity. These are the grades determined by the Irish National Trails Office. Please confirm you have attained that level of fitness before booking an activity.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

1 Multi Access
Flat smooth trails suitable for all people, including those with reduced mobility, wheelchair users, older people, visually impaired and those on crutches.

2 Easy
Generally flat trails with a smooth surfaces and some gentle slopes or shallow steps. Generally suitable for family groups including children and the elderly. Footwear must be enclosed outdoor footwear.

3 Moderate
These may have some climbs and an uneven surface where the going is rough underfoot with some obstacles such as protruding roots, rocks etc. They are appropriate for people with a  moderate level of fitness and some walking experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended.  

4 Strenuous
Physically demanding trails which have some steep climbs for long periods (over 1 hour) while the going underfoot can be extremely rough including many obstacles. Suitable for people used to walking on rough ground and with a high level of fitness. Outdoor walking footwear and clothing is required.

5 Very Difficult
These routes are mainly in remote upland areas. They typically include steep slopes and very variable and rough underfoot conditions on trails which may be indistinct. Suitable only for very fit and competent  mountain walkers with experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing required.

Day 1 ( Tue)

Arrive into Cork airport and collect your hire car. Drive the short distance to the picturesque town of KInsale for a 2 hour guided walk along the coast. Drive the 2 hours along the rugged scenery of the south Wild Atlantic Way route to the pretty coastal town of Bantry where you spend the next 2 nights.

Day 2 ( Wed)

Drive the short distance to the village of Durrus where you meet your guide who will take you for a half day or full day walk along the spectacular Sheep's Head Way.   Later maybe drive to Mizen Head, Ireland's  most southerly point and take a self guided walk to 3 Castle Head. Return to Bantry along the narrow lanes of West Cork

Day 3

Today choose from a list of self guided walks in Glengariff Wood, Gougane Barra or the Geartha  (Guide available) and return to Cork for your afternoon flight.

3 Day Genealogy Trip

PLEASE NOTE: The price quoted includes Bed & Breakfast in a B&B. To upgrade to a hotel please select the option in the drop down. If you do not see a tour to suit your requirements please see the Tailor Made Tour options where we can create your ideal tour.
€660.00

Available Dates:

Accommodation

People:

3 Day Genealogy Trip

Have you tried to trace your ancestors and family history in Ireland.  Our expert genealogist can do the research for you. 

  • 3 Day Car hire
  • 2 Day Hotel for 2 people sharing
  • Genealogy Research 5.5 hrs in total

Hotels - 4-5 Star

Superior Hotels in  Historical buildings or grand houses, in beautiful locations and with excellent service.Some have a gym and/or pool attached. Please advise us if this is essential to you or if you wish to have a spa session booked for you.  In many cases they have a well known restaurant attached. Please advise us if you would like  a meal booked.    

B&B - 3 Star Hotel to B&B

This type of property could be a hotel without the charm of the superior property or be a Bed and Breakfast in a family home. This is the basic rate for all packages and the superior accommodation is charged at a higher rate.      

Self Catering- Superior Self Catering 4 Star

In some places and for larger numbers of people we can arrange self-catering. For walkers we can offer camping pods on a farm adjacent to a walking route  or for those who would like more comfort the superior self catering property can be booked with breakfast included, often in scenic areas.     

Activities which include walking are graded into 5 categories based on fitness level needed for that activity. These are the grades determined by the Irish National Trails Office. Please confirm you have attained that level of fitness before booking an activity.

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

1 Multi Access
Flat smooth trails suitable for all people, including those with reduced mobility, wheelchair users, older people, visually impaired and those on crutches.

2 Easy
Generally flat trails with a smooth surfaces and some gentle slopes or shallow steps. Generally suitable for family groups including children and the elderly. Footwear must be enclosed outdoor footwear.

3 Moderate
These may have some climbs and an uneven surface where the going is rough underfoot with some obstacles such as protruding roots, rocks etc. They are appropriate for people with a  moderate level of fitness and some walking experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended.  

4 Strenuous
Physically demanding trails which have some steep climbs for long periods (over 1 hour) while the going underfoot can be extremely rough including many obstacles. Suitable for people used to walking on rough ground and with a high level of fitness. Outdoor walking footwear and clothing is required.

5 Very Difficult
These routes are mainly in remote upland areas. They typically include steep slopes and very variable and rough underfoot conditions on trails which may be indistinct. Suitable only for very fit and competent  mountain walkers with experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing required.

Day 1:

Contact us at least 6 weeks before arrival with information on your family background. Our expert Genealogist will give a free assesment to see if you have enough material for our specialist researchers  to discover your heritage in Ireland. Fly into Cork Airport and collect your rental car. At your hotel have a 2 hour meeting with the expert genealogist who has researched your family history. They may be able to direct you to the area where your ancestors lived for you to visit on Day Two.

Day 2:

Spend the day visiting places connected with your family. You may even find the  homestead or a churchyard with family connections. For an extra charge we can arrange for the genealogist to accompany you to visit areas connected with your family outside Cork city.

Day 3:

Spend the afternoon in the port town of Cobh (formerly Queenstown) from which over three million people emigrated. Take a guided walk around the town which was the last port of call of the Titanic. You have an option to have your photo taken in the costume of your ancestors. Our packages can be modified to suit your family research needs.