Ireland Fall 2017 Travel Itinerary

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Ireland Family Vacations, Fall 2017 Travel Itinerary

Travel Dates: Arriving Shannon September 26, departing Shannon October 15

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September 26:  Cottage booked in County Kilkenny via AirBnB 3 nights

September 29:  Cottage booked near Bantry in West Cork via AirBnB 2 nights

October 1:   Gleneagle Hotel & Apartments in Killarney for TBEX Conference

October 6:  The Old Bank B&B, Bruff, County Limerick  (Official Tourism Partner since 2012)

October 7:  The Lodge at Ashford Castle  (Official Tourism Partner)

October 9:  Cottage booked in COunty Donegal via AirBnB  2 nights

October 11: Lough Eske Castle, Donegal Town, County Donegal (Official Tourism Partner)

October 13:  The Inn at Dromoland 2 nights


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September 26:  Arrive Shannon and collect rental car from Irish Car Rentals (Official Tourism Partner). Find a wonderful spot for brunch (maybe Bunratty area?) then on to our lodging.

September 27:  Returning to Kilkenny! Excited to view the new Medieval Mile Museum and explore more of this wonderful medieval city.

September 28: Hoping for fine weather to ride the Waterford Greenway!

September 29: On to West Cork! Route TBD

September 30:  Planning to get outside in West Cork! Hiking in Gougane Barra is high on my list of things to do- and open to more suggestions!

October 1: Arrive in Killarney. Considering touring the Gap of Dunloe. Recommendations welcome!

October 2: Ring of Kerry day tour with Ireland Chauffeur Travel  Tonight-TBEX Welcome Party on the Streets of Killarney

October 3: Self-guided Dingle day trip. Can't wait to experience an Up Close Fungi adventure before heading out along- then beyond- Slea Head Drive. Tonight- TBEX Opening Night Party

October 4-5: TBEX Conference 

October 6: On to Bruff via Adare, where I am going to get a first glace at the refurbishment that has taken place at Adare Manor. Hubby's birthday may call for a nice dinner in Adare or Limerick!

October 7: Arrive at The Lodge at Ashford; enjoy the estate

October 8: More fun at Ashford and in the village of Cong

October 9: Drive to County Donegal- recommended stops appreciated!

October 10: Hoping for great weather to cycle at Glenveagh National Park!

October 11: Arrive at Lough Eske Castle via the Wild Atlantic Way and Slieve League Cliffs

October 12: Enjoy Donegal Town and the wonderful castle estate

October 13: Back toward Shannon Airport

October 14: Final day in Ireland

October 15: Depart Ireland (and begin planning for our return- right now it looks like June/ July 2018!)