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Dodds Coach Holidays | 24 Central Avenue, Gretna, DG16 5AS
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Hidden Heartlands and Dublin

Hidden Heartlands and Dublin

This delightful holiday takes you into the Hidden Heartlands of Ireland, a rich mix of peaceful lakes, rugged hills and vibrant towns. We couldn’t miss this opportunity to include a visit to the bustling city of Dublin though!

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Price Includes: all details are subject to change


  • four nights dinner, bed and breakfast

  • bingo one night

  • three excursions

  • coach travel and ferry fare from Scotland (£30 supplement)


Bloomfield House Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa


This charming, family-owned property overlooking Lough Ennell, is surrounded by 20-acres of magnificent parkland. Home to an impressive leisure club with swimming pool, you can relax in the spa, enjoy the high standard of cuisine and perhaps try one of the best old and new world wines from the extensive list. (lift)


Day One

Depart from your selected joining point and travel to Mullingar and the Bloomfield House Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa, near Mullingar for your four nights stay. Comfort stops will be made en-route.

Day Two

Enjoy a visit to Athlone Castle. Discover its secrets and tales as you trace the footprints of generations, while in the centre of Ireland's Hidden Heartlands. Spend the afternoon in Athlone, browse the stylish boutiques or perhaps visit Ireland's oldest bar, steeped in history, before an interesting River Cruise, on a replica Viking Ship with live commentary from Athlone to Hudson Bay.

Day Three

A full day to the vibrant city of Dublin, known as the capital of 'The Craic'. There will be free time to explore this city, which is full of historic buildings, attractions including the Guinness Storehouse and the Gaol, and a great range of shops and bars.

Day Four

Traditionally a market town, Mullingar has many interesting sites, notably the beautiful architecture at the Cathedral of Christ the King, the "Pilgrims" sculpture and the arts centre. Admission is included to Belvedere House and Gardens, a magnificent lakeside estate, with follies, walled garden and woodland trails.

Day Five

After breakfast you leave Mullingar to start the journey home. Comfort stops will be made en-route.

Please Note

It may be necessary under certain circumstances for these excursions to be operated on different days to those shown.

Holiday Itinerary


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To reduce travel time, separate vehicles or taxis may be used to convey passengers to join our holiday coach.

To reduce travel time, separate vehicles or taxis may be used to convey passengers to join our holiday coach.

Name Address Contact Details
Annan Q Annan - Outside Queensberry Arms Hotel
Ardrossan Ardrossan, Princes Street Bus Stop
Ayr Dodds Depot Ayr, Dodds Depot, 4 East Road
Ayr NEW Ayr, Douglas Street Bus Stop, Outside Bus Station
Ballantrae Garage, Main Street, Ballantrae
Ballymena Ballymena, Seven Towers Leisure Centre
Main entrance
Ballymoney Ballymoney
Biestys Centra / Route Service Station,
Ballynure Ballynure, The Village Chippy
Car Park, Larne Road.
Bangor Bangor, Town Car Park
opposite Bangor Railway Station Car Park
Belfast City Centre Belfast City Centre
Jurys Inn Hotel, Great Victoria Street.
Belfast Stena Belfast - Stena Line Victoria Terminal 4,
West Bank Road (Cairnryan)
Cairnryan Stena Cairnryan - Stena Line Passenger Terminal
Loch Ryan Port.Cairnryan
Carlisle Asda Carlisle Asda
Bus Layby, Chandler Way
Castle Douglas Castle Douglas, Crown Hotel
Opposite Market Hill, King Street
Coleraine Coleraine, Lodge Hotel, Outside Front Door
Dalbeattie Dalbeattie, Opp The Birchtree Hotel
Maxwell Street
Dumfries Dumfries, Whitesands, Coach Bay near Suspension
Bridge. (If Whitesands Closed, Brooms Rd Car Park)
Dunsilly Roundabout Dunsilly Roundabout
Car Park, Antrim
Eastriggs Eastriggs, Central Bus stop
Opposite the Baxter Hall (Church)
Girvan Girvan, Hamilton Arms Hotel
Glengormley Glengormley, Corrs Corner Roundabout
Larne Road Side.
Gretna Gretna Main Bus Stop
Annan Road
Gretna Green Gretna Hall Hotel, Front steps
Please park adjacent to the coach park
Holywood Holywood, Redburn Square.
Irvine Irvine, Coach Park adjacent to Aldi
Kilmarnock Kilmarnock, St Marnock St (Police Station)
Kilwinning Kilwinning, Caley Station (top of Dalry Road)
Kirkcudbright Kirkcudbright, Harbour Square
Opposite the Old Post Office
Larne Larne, Fairhill Car Park
Victoria Road
Lisburn Lisburn, Sprucefield Shopping Centre, Bus Shelter
at mini roundabout near Marks & Spencers
Maybole Maybole, Cassillis Hotel
Newton Stewart Newton Stewart, The Crown Hotel
Newtownards Newtownards, Circular Road
McDonalds Car Park
Prestwick Prestwick, Station Road.
Saltcoats Saltcoats, Railway Station
Stevenston Stevenston, The Cross
Stranraer Stranraer
Bus Stop Opposite Police Station
Troon Troon, Ivy Cottage, South Beach, Bus Stop outside
Town Hall

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