5 days, 4 nights half board at the Enniscorthy Riverside Park Hotel
- Staying at the 4 star Enniscorthy Riverside Park Hotel
- Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
- Wicklow Mountains
- Waterford and the Waterford Crystal Factory
- The Guinness Storehouse
Full Tour Details
Monday 17th July 2017
We are due to catch the mid morning ferry from Holyhead to Dublin Port. On arrival we will make an orientation tour through Dublin before heading for County Wexford. We will make comfort stops en-route.
Our destination is Enniscorthy on the banks of the River Slaney and the 4* Riverside Park Hotel located on the promenade. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the town centre. The rooms are all large and well equipped. The hotel also has a large indoor pool, spa and fitness centre.
We stay here for 4 nights on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast basis.
Tuesday 18th July.
After breakfast we drive to Powerscourt Gardens & Waterfall which is Ireland’s highest at 121m (398ft.) and is set in one of Ireland’s most beautiful parklands at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains.
As you drive from the gatelodge towards the Waterfall you are surrounded by Beech, Oak, Larch and Pine trees some of which were planted over 200 years ago.
Look out for the Giant Redwoods, which are native to Northern California where they may grow up to 80m high and live for 4,000 years so they are still youngsters!
Our journey now takes us through the Mountains to the glacial valley of Glendalough and on to Avoca, the setting for TV series Ballykissangel.
Today we head south-west to New Ross and visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship, centred on an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel, it provides a world-class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience.
Incorporating a guided tour, costumed performers and themed exhibitions of the highest quality, It provides a unique insight into the bravery and fortitude with which Irish people faced up to a desperate situation.
Our next destination is Waterford where there will be time to take lunch and explore before our visit to Waterford Crystal Factory where you will see red-hot molten crystal take shape, in a miracle of light, heat and skill.
The craftsmen are meticulous and you can watch as they transform glowing balls of molten crystal into elegant shapes.
Tonight we have arranged for folk music and dancing in the hotel Lounge
Thursday 20th July
We will visit the Castle, home of the Anglo Norman Butler Family. This attractive residence in the centre of town lies on the banks of the river Nore.
Originally built by William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke in 1195, the castle illustrates the history of the Anglo Irish influence from that period.
Other attractions in town are St.Canice’s Cathedral and Rothe House and the nearby Kilkenny design centre.
Friday 21st July
Today we head north to Dublin for a short time in the shopping district before we visit the Guinness Storehouse which offers the opportunity to see the brewing process and all that comes with transporting the famous brew across the world.
We then make our way to the port for the afternoon crossing
Location Map - Riverside Park Hotel and Leisure Club, Ireland
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