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Kildare and Irish National Stud

Kildare and Irish National Stud

Kildare is a charming cathedral town with a 1000-year-old round tower, which you can climb for a fantastic view. It has historical landmarks and close connections to St. Brigid, one of Ireland’s patron saints.

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Price Includes (all details are subject to change):

 

  • four nights dinner, bed and breakfast

  • admission into the Irish National Stud and gardens

  • admission into Athlone Castle & Gardens

  • Athlone River Cruise

  • three excursions

  • return coach travel

  • return ferry fare from Scotland (£30 supplement)

 

EURO’S REQUIRED

 

The Westgrove Hotel, Clane, Kildare

 

Situated in the beautiful village of Clane in County Kildare, this hotel offers every convenience for your stay. The Westgrove Leisure Club has a 20 metre pool, kids pool, steam room, jacuzzi, gym and an exercise studio.(Lift)

 

Day One

Depart from your selected joining point and travel to the Westgrove Hotel, Clane. Comfort stops will be made en-route.

Day Two

Head to the Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens, the country's horse breeding centre for a guided tour of the paddocks and stables. Enjoy its interactive museum which reveals the secrets of its success, and a stroll around the Japanese Gardens contained within the grounds. Visit the Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre, which houses the complete range of Newbridge Silverware products and some exclusive collections; and visit the Museum of Style Icons housing fashion collections and artefacts which once belonged to those such as Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Princess Diana, the Beatles and many more. On to Kildare Village, the perfect luxury shopping destination with more than 100 boutiques from the world's most exciting designers, before spending some time in Kildare Town.

Day Three

Spend some time in the coastal town of Malahide before visiting Dublin, Ireland's capital city, steeped in history and buzzing with energy. Explore some of its many attractions including the cathedral, castle, museums, art galleries and many shops. Perhaps, visit the Guinness Storehouse, home to Ireland's famous stout and enjoy panoramic views of the city with a drink in its rooftop bar.

Day Four

Travel to charming, picturesque and ever-surprising, Athlone, a vibrant and fascinating town with brightly painted houses, ancient pubs and characterful shops, in the heart of Ireland's Midlands at the edge of Lough Ree. Explore Athlone Castle, which stands proud overlooking the town, and which has played a crucial role in the events that have shaped Ireland; and relive the wild passion of the Vikings on an interesting river cruise.

Day Five

After breakfast you leave Clane and travel 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

 

For full Itinerary click here

For full Trading Charter and Booking Conditions click here

 

EURO’S REQUIRED

 

Not every holiday will suit your mobility needs and some are not suitable for persons using walking aids/wheelchairs etc.  Please ask a member of staff for details should you have any concerns regarding suitability.

 

JOIN AND PARK AT STENA LINE, BELFAST ONLY £30. To reduce travel time, separate vehicles or taxis may be used to convey passengers to join our holiday coach.

JOIN AND PARK AT STENA LINE, BELFAST ONLY £30.

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

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Name Address Times
Annan Q Annan - Outside Queensberry Arms Hotel
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Ardrossan Ardrossan, Princes Street Bus Stop
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Ayr Dodds Depot Ayr, Dodds Depot, 4 East Road
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Ayr NEW Ayr, Douglas Street Bus Stop, Outside Bus Station
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Ballantrae Ballantrae, Garage, Main Street
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Ballymena Ballymena, Seven Towers Leisure Centre
Main entrance
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Ballymoney Ballymoney
Biestys Centra / Route Service Station,
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Ballynure Ballynure, The Village Chippy
Car Park, Larne Road.
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Bangor Bangor, Town Car Park
opposite Bangor Railway Station Car Park
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Belfast City Centre Belfast City Centre, Leonardo Hotel,
(formerly Jurys Inn), Great Victoria Street.
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Belfast Stena Belfast - Stena Line Victoria Terminal 4,
West Bank Road (Cairnryan)
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Cairnryan Stena Cairnryan - Stena Line Passenger Terminal
Loch Ryan Port.Cairnryan
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Carlisle Asda Carlisle Asda
Bus Layby, Chandler Way
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Castle Douglas Castle Douglas, Crown Hotel
Opposite Market Hill, King Street
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Coleraine Coleraine, Lodge Hotel, Outside Front Door
CLIENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PARK AT THE HOTEL.
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Dalbeattie Dalbeattie, Opp The Birchtree Hotel
Maxwell Street
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Dumfries Dumfries, Whitesands, Coach Bay near Suspension
Bridge. (If Whitesands Closed, Brooms Rd Car Park)
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Dunsilly Roundabout Dunsilly Roundabout
Car Park, Antrim
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Eastriggs Eastriggs, Central Bus stop
Opposite the Baxter Hall (Church)
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Girvan Girvan, Hamilton Arms Hotel
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Glengormley Glengormley, Corrs Corner Roundabout
Larne Road Side.
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Gretna Gretna Main Bus Stop
Annan Road
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Gretna Green Gretna Hall Hotel, Front steps
Please park in the overflow parking space
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Holywood Holywood, Redburn Square.
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Irvine Irvine, Coach Park adjacent to Aldi
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Kilmarnock Kilmarnock, St Marnock St (Police Station)
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Kilwinning Kilwinning, Caley Station (top of Dalry Road)
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Kirkcudbright Kirkcudbright, Harbour Square
Opposite the Old Post Office
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Larne Larne, Fairhill Car Park
Victoria Road
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Lisburn Lisburn, Sprucefield Shopping Centre, Bus Shelter
at mini roundabout near Marks & Spencers
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Maybole Maybole, Cassillis Hotel
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Newton Stewart Newton Stewart, The Crown Hotel
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Newtownards Newtownards, Circular Road
McDonalds Car Park
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Prestwick Prestwick, Station Road.
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Saltcoats Saltcoats, Railway Station
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Stevenston Stevenston, The Cross
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Stranraer Stranraer
Bus Stop Opposite Police Station
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Troon Troon, Ivy Cottage, South Beach, Bus Stop outside
Town Hall
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