Itinerary for Trip to Ireland

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Map Finder: http://www.mad-map.ie/ireland/ireland.html

Currency:Currency converter: http://www.xe.net/ucc/                                                 

Virtual Tour of Ireland: http://ireland.iol.ie/~tip/Welcome.html

BBG = Bed and Breakfast Guide                                                                    

Ireland is also on Daylight Savings Time     Current Time in Ireland: http://homepage.tinet.ie/~abbeydorney/

See Spreadsheet of Remaining Costs calculated so far
 

 

Date & Day of the Week

Where Staying That Evening

Cost per person

Events & Places of Interest

Directions & Travel Information

To Do; Notes

Saturday, June 24, 2000

Aboard Aer Lingus Flight 116

Airfare:

Paid--$503 each round trip for 8 people. 

Remaining bookings: 

round trip=$784 coach (30 days advance purchase) 

$4,826 round trip first class

NJ (Tad’s?), JFK Airport

$728 + 54 tax round trip=$784 coach (30 days advance purchase)

$2,359 +54 = 

2,413 one way or $4,826 round trip first class

1.      Get directions to JFK

2.      Arrange for enough cars 

3.      Arrange to leave cars

Sunday,

June 25, 2000

High Park, Birr, County Offaly

Lodging: To be paid by Chuck & Theresa Taylor, as agreed:

?520 = $630 

Paid ?175, mailed 12/30/99 

?345 remaining=$420 (4-8-00) 

q    Golf Course 2.5 mi.

q    Riding School 1.5 

q    Slieve Bloom Mountains 

q    Birr Castle 

http://www.birrcastle.com/

q    Swimming Pool in town 

q    Boating 

q    Bicycles 

http://ireland.iol.ie/~tip/offatour.htm

http://www.kinnittycastle.com/

90 minutes from Airport

Directions:MapQuest— 

www.mapquest.com

Contact:Mary Coolahan—00353-1-820-7848

1.5 miles from the Riding School in Birr 

On Irish Food: 

http://www.goireland.com/low/VisitorsGuide/Food.htm

Monday,

June 26, 2000

Bayview

O’Connell Street 

Kilkee, Co. Clare 

Mrs. Mary Hickie 

065-905-6058 

(011-353-65-905-6058) 

?18-19 per person 

Gave Mary Choice Visa credit card number 

BBG, p. 239

Lodging:?18-19 per person=$24 per person

(Even though we have housing in Birr, Teri and Theresa thought it best to save some time [2+2 hours & 3 + 3 hours round trips] and stay on the coast a night or two.)

4 Taylors = $100 rounded

q    Pick up Kristie

q    County Clare: 

http://goireland.about.com/travel/goireland/library/weekly/aa052598.htm

http://ireland.iol.ie/~tip/clartour.htm

q    Kilkee may be home of Eagen ancestors-Theresa to do research there 

http://www.clare.local.ie/genealogy/

http://www.castlet.ie/kilkee/

http://clare.local.ie/content/12559.shtml

q    North of Kilkee- 

o        Spanish Point 

o        Lahinch 

o        Ennistymon 

o        Cliffs of Moher 

http://www.furman.edu/academics/dept/english/Abroad/MOHER.htm

http://goireland.about.com/travel/goireland/library/weekly/aa060198.htm?iam=dp&terms=Doolin+Ireland

o        The Burren-- Black Head and ff. 

http://www.hooked.net/~comber/

o        S on R 480-Ailwee Caves 

http://www.nci.ie/aillwee/cave.htm

o        N again then S on N 67-Lisdoonvarna 

http://www.failte-ireland.com/lisdoonv.htm

http://clare.local.ie/content/18802.shtml

http://www.ricksteves.com/ccinfo/doolin.htm

o        Doolin-traditional music in pubs 

 

1.      Pick up Kristie at Shannon Airport

2.      Go to Kilkee, County Clare, let Kristie rest.Theresa research 

3.      Family explore coast nearby, take pictures 

4.      Afternoon-go up coast to Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Ailwee Caves, Lisdoonvarna 

5.      Night—pubs in Doolin 

In one room with 2 doubles, 2 guys will share a bed. (Bob & Jim?)Marc in the other bed? 

There’s one double, one room with 2 twin beds (Teri and Kristie), and another room with twin beds (Jason and Steve)

Tuesday, June 27, 2000

Anne & John O’Leary

Ashlee Lodge Tower 

Blarney, County Cork 

021 385346 

(011-353-21-385346) 

Gave First Union Visa to reserve rooms. 

BBG, p. 121

Lodging:?18-19.50 = $24 per person

4 Taylors = $100 rounded

Abbeydorney

http://homepage.tinet.ie/~abbeydorney/

Map of Tralee: 

http://www.mad-map.ie/ireland/tralee/tralee.html

Tralee Town: 

http://www.irelandnow.com/around/munster/tralee.html

Song “Rose of Tralee” 

http://ingeb.org/songs/thepalem.html

http://www.alltel.net/~dmurphy595/tralee.html

Kerry the Kingdom: 

http://www.group-trotter.net/ireland/places/kerry/kerry.html

Ring of Kerry 

http://kerry.local.ie/content/9621.shtml

http://www.gokerry.com/

Killarney 

http://www.travelireland.org/kerry/killarney/index.html

Have to allow 2.5-3 hours to get back to Birr

ashlee@iol.ie

In Tralee there’s a restaurant named The Skillet 

Barrack Lane, Tralee, County. Kerry, Ireland.


Tel :- +353 66 7124561

There’s a restaurant bar at the beginning of the Ring of Kerry called Bunkers. 

353 + 66- 61381 

Iveragh Road, Killorglin

Wednesday, June 28, 2000

High Point

Lodging:Pre-paid

Cork: 

http://ireland.iol.ie/~tip/corktour.htm

Blarney Castle: 

http://goireland.about.com/travel/goireland/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.aardvark.ie/cork/blarney.html

Clonmel 

(today or tomorrow from Birr): 

http://ireland.iol.ie/~tip/clontour.htm

Balinamara (where Brennans are from) (County Kilkenny, near Kilkenny) about 1 hour from Birr

Have to allow 2.5-3 hours to get back to Birr

 

Thursday, June 29, 2000

High Point

Lodging:Pre-paid

Things to Do in the Birr Area:

http://www.iol.ie/~offaly/attract.htm

Birr Castle: 

http://www.iol.ie/~offaly/bircas.htm

http://www.birrcastle.com/birr/general/noframes.html

Clan Egan Rally Program:

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Bluffs/5500/EganRally.html

Arrive Redwood Castle, Lorrha, by 5:45 pm fpr Assembly

Friday, June 30, 2000

High Point

Lodging:Pre-paid

Ballymacegan

http://www.infowing.ie/fishing/pike/Sh2.htm

http://www.shannon-fishery-board.ie/portumna-coarse.htm

Poll na gCapall 

Bog water: http://aoife.indigo.ie/~ipcc/infobogwater.html

Kilnalahagh Castle (Sopwell Hall) 

http://members.xoom.com/nzghosts/haunted_castles.htm

http://proni.nics.gov.uk/records/private/howbury.htm

Drumnahane Castle 

 

 

Saturday, July 1, 2000

Rachra House

(Shannon View) 

Shannonbridge via Athlone, Co. Offaly 

Mrs. Patricia Corbett 

0905-74249 

?18 per person 

BBG, p. 367

Lodging: ?18 per person = $22 per person

4 Taylors = $90 rounded

Blackwater Bog

http://www.railtours.ie/dh07.html

http://www.wnet.org/goingplaces2/ireland/hilite8.html

http://www.jamesmdeem.com/bogpage.htm

Clonmacnoise 

http://www.moytura.com/clonmacnoise.htm

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04065a.htm

http://ireland-withpatpreston.com/shannon_offaly.htm

Castle Cloghan (Clonony) 

http://www.iol.ie/~offaly/ccastle.htm

9 pm: Irish Concert at Redwood Castle

 

Lunch at Killeen’s 0905-574112

Things not on Rally list: 

Kinnitty Castle 

http://www.iol.ie/~offaly/kinnity.htm

Charleville Castle 

http://www.iol.ie/~offaly/charlev.htm

Etc.: 

Ely O’Carroll: http://www.elyocarroll.com/

http://www.iol.ie/~offaly/attract.htm

http://www.countyoffaly.com/Offaly_Environment___Wildlife.htm

Dinner at Shannon Oaks, Portumna 

http://www.travel-ireland.com/irl/shanoak.htm

Sunday, July 2, 2000

Carramore House

Knock, County Mayo 

Mrs. Kathleen Carty 

094-88149 

?16-18 per person 

BBG, p. 330

Lodging: ?18 per person = $22 per person

4 Taylors = $88 per person

Shrine of Our Lady of Knock

http://www.knock-shrine.ie/

http://www.mayo-ireland.ie/Mayo/Towns/Knock/Apprtion.htm

http://www.mgardens.org/SM-KNMG-Queen.html

http://www.knock-shrine.com/

County Donegal: 

http://ireland.iol.ie/~tip/donetour.htm

http://goireland.about.com/travel/goireland/library/weekly/aa021698.htm?iam=dp&terms=Gortahork+Donegal

McGeady locations—Go to Gortahork and make enquiries about Maheraroarty-Glasserchoo or Erraroeymore. 

http://www.sosdonegal.com/

http://www.sosdonegal.com/index2.html

http://smithsonianmag.si.edu/smithsonian/issues97/jun97/fishing_jpg.html

http://godonegal.com/

http://donegal.local.ie/content/20287.shtml

Beltany-Cashel-Gatton. 

Glenveagh National Park and Dunfanaghy. 

Supposed to be beautiful country.

 

 

Monday, July 3, 2000

Willow House

Kilmacrennan Road 

Letterkenny, Co Donegal 

Mrs. Madeline Wilkinson 

074-21871 

N56 Road 

BBG, p. 409 

Probably gave her a credit card, as she can take credit cards

Lodging: ?18 per person = $22 per person

4 Taylors = $88 per person

Ride along northwest coast of Antrim is supposed to be beautiful.Dunluce? Castle in that area (NE of Giant’s Causeway) is supposed to be haunted.

http://www.interknowledge.com/northern-ireland/ukiant02.htm

http://www.interknowledge.com/northern-ireland/ukiant01.htm

http://www.ni-tourism.com/tour/index.asp

 

Steve has to be at Dublin or Shannon to depart July 4

Tuesday, July 4, 2000

Castle Leslie

Glasslough 

County Monaghan 

011-353-47-88109 

?70-75 

$88-91 per person 

http://www.castle-leslie.ie/
Emma at the Castle said it’s 1.5 to 2 hours from the Giant’s Causeway.

Lodging: ?70-75 per person = $88-91 per person

4 Taylors = $370 rounded

On the way down from Giant’s Causeway, in County Armagh-see St. Patrick’s Trian and Navan Fort.

In County Monaghan, see Euro award-winning Monaghan County Museum and the Squealing Pig Pub. 

http://www.countymonaghan.com/

http://www.squealing-pig.com/welcome.html

http://www.advernet.ie/monaghan/default.htm

On way to Dublin, stop at County Cavan—home of the McCanns, possibly 

http://goireland.about.com/travel/goireland/library/weekly/aa020298.htm

At Newgrange in County Meath 
http://www.stonepages.com/Ireland/Inglese/Newgrange.html

http://www.paddynet.ie/island/newgrange/ancient.html

Emma at the Castle said it’s 1.5 to 2 hours from the Giant’s Causeway.

 

Have reserved the rooms on the First Union Visa card.

Cost:$91 per person. 

Steve has to be at Dublin or Shannon to depart July 4.

Wednesday, July 5, 2000

Mr. Harkin

(Listed under Ann Harkin) 

7 Claremont Villas 

(Off Adelaide Road) 

Glenageary, 

Dun Laoghaire 

County Dublin 

Ph.01-2805346 

(011-353-1-2805346-int’l.) 

48 hours cancellation notice 

If we don’t cancel or cancel within 48 hours, he’ll charge us for the one night only 

BBG, p. 47 

Lodging:?21 per person = $26 per person

4 Taylors = $105 rounded

Trinity College in Dublin—Book of Kells

http://www.tcd.ie/Library/kells.htm

Trinity College: http://www.tcd.ie/Maps/

http://www.tcd.ie/

Abbey Theatre 

http://www.abbeytheatre.ie/whatson.html

Dublin camera live: 

http://www.nci.ie/ispy/

http://www.bootsnall.com/europetravelguides/dublin/apr99dublin.shtml

May want to go a little South from the B7B to Dalkey.See National Geographic article.

Harkins’ B & B is right beside DART to Dublin– 2 minutes walk

Glenageary station, every 5-10 minutes, 6:30 (half six) -11:30pm, 21 minutes journey, about ?1.10 per person one way.Double the fare for round trip. 

Park out front.Room for six or seven cars. 

Harkins own a restaurant down the road. If you eat there the second night, you’ll definitely wish you’d eaten there the first night.Open 6pm to 11pm.

Chuck gave him our First Union Visa card number to reserve.

Thursday, July 6, 2000

Lodging:?21 per person = $26 per person

4 Taylors = $105 rounded

Friday, July 7, 2000

Nora and Dan Collins

Purt House 

Bohercrowe, Emly Road 

Tipperary Town, County Tipperary 

062-51938 

(011-353-62-51938 

Gave him the First Union Visa credit card 

BBG, p. 77

Lodging: ?18 per person = $22 per person

4 Taylors = $88 per person

Kilkenny City: http://www.totalireland.com/kilkenny/

Most preserved medieval town centre in Ireland 

http://www.kilkennycraic.com/

Waterford – Crystal Shops, factory—see the glass blowers 

http://www.waterfordtourism.org/

http://www.waterford-usa.com/

Rock of Cashel 

http://www.nesc.org/~hunt/ireland/cashel.html

Clonmel 

Bunratty Castle/Folk Park – for the evening? 

http://www.school-trip.com/ireland/bunratty/

(A travel agent told us she got the best food here—ribs)

 

Dan Collins says to remember, “It’s not a long way to Tipperary.”

The Collins’ Purt House is 1 hour from Shannon 

1.5 hours from Waterford 

Dan Collins recommends that we go inland from Dublin, make a 1 hour or so stop in Kilkenny to rest, then go to Waterford. 

Leave our bags with the Collins and go to Rock of Cashel, then to Bunratty Folk Park, or skip the Rock? 

Double room (Chuck & me) 

2 Twin rooms—Marc & Jason, Bob & Jim 

Triple room—double bed and 2 twin beds 

If we need an additional room, let him know as soon as possible. 

P. 77 in Bord Failte book

Saturday, July 8, 2000

Depart Shannon Airport at 1:20 pm

 

 

 

Dan Collins says they are 1 hour from Shannon Airport.

Tips from Mr. Harkin:

Double= a room with a double bed 21 per person sharing

twin= a room with 2 separate beds

cot= bed for a little one

Old houses have more spacious rooms