Day 1, Thursday - June 15
Fly to Ireland
Fly to Ireland - bound for Dublin. There are several transfer options including shuttles, buses, and private transfers.
Day 2, Friday - June 16
Walking tour, Dublin Welcome Dinner
Upon arrival in Dublin, check into our hotel along the River Liffey in the heart of the city. We'll begin with a locally guided city tour/pub crawl en route to our welcome dinner. The rest of the evening is free. Dublin is a vibrant city with lots of Irish spirit and thriving pub, arts, and music scenes. And some great craft beer pubs featuring Irish and international beers, and a few whiskeys too.
Overnight in Dublin. (D)
Day 3, Saturday - June 17
Free day in Dublin, craft beer pub crawl, Jamesons? Guinness Storehouse?
All Day is free in the City on the Liffey, Today you have a chance to wander the parks, visit Trinity College, explore local neighborhood pubs, or take in a couple of Dublin's famous institutions -- the Guinness Storehouse and the Jameson Distillery. So many choices for a summer day in Dublin. The evening is free – with many great restaurants, pubs, and live music venues see.
Overnight in Dublin. (B, L)
Day 4, Sunday - June 18
To Limerick via Kilbeggan Distillery, historic Pub lunch, and Bunratty Castle.
A leisurely start this morning as we check out and move on to Limerick. Along the we'll visit historic Kilbeggan Distillery, stop at an authentic pub for lunch, and visit the castle and folk museum at Bunratty. A pint or two at Durty Nellie's is likely in order, before we head to Limerick and our hotel located in the heart of historic Limerick. The evening is free for pub exploring or relaxing after a big day.
Overnight in Limerick. (B, L)
Day 5, Monday - June 19
Explore Limerick, Local Brewers, Pub Music
This morning after a hearty Irish breakfast, we'll set out on foot with a local guide for some history, legends, and a chance to plan your day in what was known for centuries as the most beautiful city in Ireland. Afternoon and evening are free. Several good beer and music options await. We will be sure to visit Crew and other local Irish beer venues.
Overnight in Limerick. (B)
Day 6, Tuesday - June 20
To Dingle Peninsula, via Adare and Tralee
Depart Limerick this morning bound for Ireland's wild southwestern coast – the Dingle Peninsula and County Kerry. Along the way we will stop in Adare for some postcard pictures and perhaps a pint. Continue to Tralee for a traditional pub lunch with some local beers, before landing in Dingle, along it's eponymous harbor, our home for two nights. Dinner and the evening are open, with time to explore and gather for music and food in the small city.
Overnight in Dingle. (B, L)
Day 7, Wednesday - June 21
Western Kerry Brewery, Explore Dingle Peninsula, Music and Pubs in Dingle Town
This morning, after breakfast (maybe a morning walk along the harbor) we will travel like locals, by bus, along the scenic drive to Western Kerry Brewery for a tour, tasting, and local lunch. Back to Dingle or beyond this afternoon. The local bus service is excellent with many places to stop and explore.
Overnight in Dingle. (B, L)
Day 8, Thursday - June 22
From Kerry to Clare, visit Western Herd Brewing, to Ennis
After breakfast and a chance to bid farewell, we leave Dingle, headed to County Clare and the city of Ennis. En route we will make a stop for lunch (on your own), before continuing to Western Herd Brewery, set historically in a 'shed' built by the family grandfather on their remote farm. We will hear a few stories, see the old buildings, visit the brewery, and taste the full range of beers. A short drive takes us to Ballyvaughan. Check-in, and regather for dinner.
Overnight in Ballyvaughn. (B, D)
Day 9, Friday - June 23
To Galway, Cliffs of Moher, The Burren Brewery, Galway City Tour / Pub Crawl
Our short stay in Ballyvaughan, positions us well for today explorations. Visit the lunar-scaped Burren, a dolmen, a ruined castle, a faery circle perhaps. We will stop in Lisdoonvarna – home to the matchmaker festival – for lunch and beer at the Burren Brewery. This afternoon, we'll visit the mighty Cliffs of Moher and their modern visitors center. After time to walk, explore the cliffs, and snap some acrophobic photographs, we head to Galway for the final 2 nights of the trip. Check-in and regather for a guided walk around town – a pub stop along the way, of course.
Overnight in Galway. (B, L)
Day 10, Saturday - June 24
Free Day in Galway City, Farewell Beer Dinner
Today is free to explore Galway, pub-crawl, see the sights or shop. Daytrips to the Connemara or the Aran Island are possible today (weather permitting). Tonight we'll celebrate a happy trip at our Farewell Dinner, with a nice local beer list, and stories and pub tales from the trip. Cheers!
Overnight in Galway. (B, D)
Day 11, Sunday - June 25
End of the trip...
Alas, time to go home. Transfer to Shannon or Dublin Airport are easily arranged.
Overnight Your House. (B)