England 4 Day Getaway

Life is about new beginnings. Find your life's meaning and the key to unlock your real story by walking in your ancestors' footsteps. Experience for yourself the many faces of Ireland, from urban to country life, ancient history to contemporary culture. Make your fresh start by uncovering your roots.
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We'll take you on a four-day journey to the heart of Ireland connecting you with Ireland's history and contemporary culture.

Key themes

  • One Hundred Thousand Welcomes
  • Beginnings
  • Ireland Today
  • Return to Dublin or Shannon Airport

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Day

Theme: Céad Mile Fáilte / One Hundred Thousand Welcomes

  • Arrive Dublin airport - Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to Dublin City Centre
  • Walk back 1000 years to the Viking origins of the city with a visit to Christchurch Cathedral, founded in the early eleventh century
  • Continue through the centuries to the Georgian squares and witness life in Ireland's elegant capital in the 1800s
  • Complete your urban immersion by tracing the past 100 years of life in Dublin at the award winning Little Museum of Dublin
  • Depart Dublin and travel through the lush Kildare and Carlow countryside to Kilkenny city and onwards to Mount Juliet House and Estate
  • 6pm Welcome reception and dinner in Mount Juliet House followed by Fireside Chat "On being Irish"
  • Overnight stay at Mount Juliet

Day 2

Theme: Beginnings

  • Full Irish Breakfast followed by briefing on the day's visits
  • Today's itinerary takes you to some of Ireland's oldest and most unique archaeological sites including the Brownshill Dolmen in Carlow, the High Cross at Moone and Kilkenny City with its mediaeval cathedral and beautifully preserved 14th century castle
  • Today's experience spans over 3,000 years of history connecting you right back to the Celts whose contribution to who we are Irish people is crucial
  • 8pm Dinner with traditional Irish entertainment
  • Overnight stay at Mount Juliet

Day 3

Theme: Ireland Today

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Today's itinerary focuses on contemporary Ireland, on life in Ireland today
  • In the morning we visit two schools of contrasting sizes, both representative of life in Ireland today - a small 3 teacher rural school and a large urban school
  • We also visit a number of craft workshops and artisan food producers located in the hinterland around Mount Juliet, representing the new creative energy that is emanating from Ireland today
  • Reception and farewell dinner at Mount Juliet House
  • Overnight stay at Mount Juliet

Day 4

Theme: Return to Dublin or Shannon Airport

  • Final breakfast together then guests are coached back to Dublin or Shannon Airport

Some words from our Ireland 101 England 4 Day Getaway Partner

Mount Juliet

"Mount Juliet has been an integral part of Ireland's history and heritage for more than 300 years. We're honoured to be part of Ireland101 and to welcome back to Ireland all of you whose roots are here with us. We truly look forward to being part of your voyage of personal discovery."
Christine Murphy, Director of Sales and Marketing, Mount Juliet

Mount Juliet in partnership with Ireland 101

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