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Máirtín in Cork City

Here it is, FINALLY…

Wylde Irish Productions and Authentic Ireland Travel, present…

JEEPERS! A Tour of Ireland with Máirtín de Cógáin!

The Best of Ireland with Máirtín!

May 6th -14th, 2014

8 Days/8 Nights

2 Days in Galway, 3 Days in Cork, 3 Days in Dublin

Arranged through Authentic Ireland Travel, Ennis County Clare

Your Tour Package Includes ALL of the following:

  • 4 Star Accommodations in Galway City, Cork City, & Dublin
  • Luxury Coach Transportation with Native Irish Driver, Liam Bourke from County Limerick
  • Full Irish Breakfast Daily (except day of arrival)
  • Clonmacnoise Medieval Monastic Site, County Offaly
  • Group Welcome Dinner at Park House Hotel, Galway
  • Driving tour of the Burren, County Galway and County Clare
  • Admission to Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre, County Clare
  • Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, County Clare
  • The Jameson Experience at Old Midleton Distillery, County Cork
  • Traditional music session with The Fuchsia Band!
  • Walking Tour of Cork City
  • Charles Fort Historic Site at scenic Kinsale Harbour, County Cork
  • A FULL DAY to Explore CORK CITY!
  • Rock of Cashel, Early Celtic Christian and Medieval monastic site, County Tipperary
  • Irish National Stud Thoroughbred Horse Centre, County Kildare, with a special escort by your driver, and retired jockey, Liam Bourke
  • Hill of Tara, County Meath, coronation site of the High Kings of Ireland
  • Knowth, County Meath, a 5000 year old Neolithic portal tomb, a United Nations World Heritage site
  • A FULL DAY to Explore DUBLIN!
  • Late night Group dinner in Dublin at The Pig’s Ear, featuring a farewell performance by Máirtín de Cógáin
  • Expert Cultural and Historical Commentary by your Guide & Historian, Allen Tatman,
  • Entertainment and Insight from your Host, Máirtín de Cógáin
  • Planned Nightly Pub Crawls and Music Sessions!
  • Pre Tour Planning and Orientation, helping you to be absolutely prepared for your Ireland Adventure!

This Package includes all of the above, as well as:

  • 2 nights at the Park House Hotel, Galway City
  • 3 nights at the Imperial Hotel, Cork City
  • 3 nights at the St. Stephen’s Green Hotel, in the heart of Dublin
  • All Taxes and Fees
  • 5 star customer service from your host, guide, driver, and agent
  • Chauffeur driven Platinum Coach (except last day in Dublin)

Total Cost of Your Ultimate Tour Package:

$2,120.00 per person*

 

*PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY: Price of $2,120.00 per person is based on double occupancy, either twin beds or full sized bed. 

Single room rates are available at additional costs. 

No triple or quadruple rooms are available for this tour.

The price of $2,120.00 per person DOES NOT include the following:

  • Airfare to and from Dublin.  You are responsible for arranging and payment of your air travel.  Please arrange your arrival at Dublin on or before Tuesday May 6th, 2014 and be at the Dublin Airport on May 6th BEFORE 11am Irish Time.  If you arrive after this date and time, you are responsible for your own transportation to meet with the group. You should arrange for your return flight to United States from Dublin on or after Wednesday May 14th, 2014.
  • Transportation from St. Stephen’s Green Hotel to Dublin Airport on May 14th, 2014
  • Gratuities for dining service Coach Driver, Guide, and Porterage
  • Site fees, except for those explicitly detailed in this description.
  • Travel insurance covering health issues, tour cancellation, tour interruption, and flight delays.
  • Any and all expenses not explicitly expressed in this description.

 

DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS:

 $700.00 deposit per person is required to hold your spot.  Non-refundable deposits are due to Authentic Ireland Travel before 3:00 pm CDT, Friday October 4th, 2013.  Balance of $1,420.00 per person is due to Authentic Ireland Travel before 3:00 pm CST, Friday February 28th, 2014.

IMPORTANT: Wylde Irish Productions and Authentic Ireland Travel both HIGHLY RECOMMEND the purchase of a comprehensive Travel Insurance policy, either through Authentic Ireland Travel or another carrier, in the event that you must cancel or interrupt your trip.  In the event of a cancellation, Wylde Irish Productions and Authentic Ireland Travel will attempt to refund a portion of payments made to them, but cannot guarantee any return, as these funds have already been guaranteed to other service providers (hotels, restaurants, transportation, attractions, and sites).

Any further questions, contact:
Allen Tatman
Wylde Irish Productions/Paddy Malone’s Irish Pub
573-338-5990 (after 12 noon, Central Time Zone)
friends@paddymalonespub.com

Here it is, the tentative itinerary for YOUR “Best of Ireland with Máirtín” Tour! (subject to changes, with comparable and equitable substitutions)

 

Departure Day: Monday May 5th, 2014:  You will depart the United States airport of your choice for an overnight flight to Dublin Airport.  IMPORTANT: You are responsible for your own flight plans to and from Dublin airport, the cost of which is not included in the Tour Package.  Authentic Ireland Travel can assist you in the purchase of your airline tickets if you do not feel comfortable arranging it yourself.

YOU MUST ARRIVE or BE AT DUBLIN AIRPORT ON TUESDAY MAY 6th, 2013 BEFORE 11:00 AM IRISH TIME. 

DAY 1, Tuesday May 6th, 2014: Clonmanoise, Galway

Máirtín, Allen, and Liam will meet you at Dublin Airport; assist you from the terminal to our Luxury Coach, which awaits to take you on to our first stop, Clonmacnoise in County Offally.

Experience the pinnacle of coach travel on this tour – sightseeing has never been so relaxed and easy!  A true limousine style coach steeped in comfort & design with ample space for you to stretch out and enjoy the road.  This magnificent vehicle is the envy of the coach industry and is frequently used for European Union official visits!  Coach features include: Leather Appointed Seats, Toilet, DVD System, CD System, Air Conditioned, Drinks Cooler, PA System, Air Conditioned, Satellite monitored & Navigation.

Our journey begins with a visit to Clonmacnoise, an Early Christian site founded by St. Ciarán on the eastern bank of the River Shannon in the 6th Century AD.  The site includes the ruins of a cathedral, seven churches (10th  -13th century), two round towers, three high crosses and the largest collection of Early Christian graveslabs in Western Europe.  The original high crosses and a selection of graveslabs are on display in the visitor centre.  The long and varied history of Clonmacnoise is recounted in an audiovisual presentation shown in the visitor centre.  There are also exhibitions that deal with the flora, fauna and landscape of the region.

We will then go on to Galway City and our lodgings for the first two nights, The Park House Hotel.  At the Park House, you are guaranteed a warm welcome, exceptional service, luxury accommodation and an experience that will bring you back for more.  With it’s superb and convenient location in the heart of Galway city centre, the Park House Hotel is an ideal location to enjoy the best that the city has to offer.  Irish-owned and managed this hotel was established over 30 years ago.
 The Park House Hotel blends the warmth and personality of a boutique hotel with the style and luxury of a contemporary 4 Star international hotel.

After a group dinner at the hotel, you will be able to spend the evening exploring the nightlife of Galway.

In a recent nationwide survey the people of Galway were found to be Ireland’s happiest!  And visiting Galway City, the capital of their county it is not hard to see why.  It is a lively university city of narrow streets, quaint shop-fronts, bustling pubs and stunning surrounding scenery.  It has always attracted a bohemian mix of musicians, artists and intellectuals and that attitude is palpable as you walk the streets.  Galway has been commercially important since the 11th century when it was a centre for trade with Spain and Portugal.  In 1477 Christopher Columbus paid a visit.  Galway earned the title “City of the Tribes” around that time, when it was ruled by 14 wealthy merchant families.  Today it is lively, with loads of things to do, and is so popular that it can get very crowded in summer, especially during the annual Galway Races.  Sound like there is too much to do and not enough time to do it?  Don’t worry – You will have all of the next afternoon to explore the great city of Galway on your own!

DAY 2, Wednesday May 7th: The Burren, The Cliffs of Moher, Galway

After breakfast we will board the coach and head south of Galway Bay to view the incomparable scenery of the County Clare coast, The Burren, and the Cliffs of Moher.

The Burren, or Boireann, meaning Great Rock, is without dispute, one of the most unique – and strangest – landscapes in Europe.  The Burren occupies approximately 250 square kilometers. Bounded by the Atlantic on the west and rocked by Galway Bay to the north, it is a multi-layered landscape where delicate plants have adapted in order to thrive and flourish between harsh crevices.  The Burren is littered with ancient and megalithic sites.

Then it is on to the Cliffs of Moher.  The Cliffs are one of Ireland’s top Visitor attractions.  They stand at 214m (700 ft) tall at their highest point and range for 8 kilometres (5 miles) over the Atlantic Ocean.  O’Brien’s Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs.  On a clear day, one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins & Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara and Loop Head to the South.  The Atlantic Edge Interpretive Centre is an exciting and relatively recent development at the cliffs.  Housed at the centre of the underground building is a huge domed cave containing images, exhibits, displays & experiences that will delight young and old alike.

We will then cross the height of land that encompasses the Burren and have you back into Galway city for an afternoon of exploring the city on your own.

That evening, we will meet at one of Galway’s many spots for traditional music.

DAY 3, Thursday May 8th: Bunratty Castle, Old Midleton Distillery, Cork City

This day we head south into the heart of Munster: Counties Clare and Cork.  Our first stop is at one of Ireland’s best restored Medieval castles – Bunratty

Blarney, blarney
Blarney Castle

Bunratty Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland.  Built in 1425 it was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendor and now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art that capture the mood of those times.  Today, the castle stands peacefully in delightful grounds.  The houses and cottages of the folk park spread out at the foot of its massive walls, similar to the way that the cottages and crofts of old would have clustered around its base.  You can wander through the castle and marvel at the finest collection of medieval furniture in the country which brings to life a vital part of Ireland’s Medieval past.

Within the grounds of the Castle is Bunratty Folk Park where 19th century life is vividly recreated.  Set on 26 acres, the impressive park features over 30 buildings in a ‘living’ village and rural setting.  Meet and chat with the Bean an Tí (Woman of the House) and various street characters including the Policeman and Schoolteacher who give the site its sparkle during the summer months.  Enjoy the tastes, scents, sights and sounds of this enchanting place as you stroll from house to house or around the charming village complete with school, post office, doctor’s house, hardware shop, printers and of course the pub!  It’s a wonderful experience for adults and children alike with something for everyone to enjoy!

In the afternoon we head to Midleton, sight of the Old Midleton Distillery and home of the Jameson Experience.  Irish Whiskey is world-renowned and its rich history is brought to life on guided tours of The Old Midleton Distillery.  The Jameson tour commences with an informative audio-visual presentation.  Guests accompanied by a tour guide then follow the Old Distillery Trail through the various historic and architecturally unique buildings – Mills, Malting Houses, Corn Stores, Stillhouses, Old Offices and atmospheric Warehouses.  Visitors can see the largest Pot Still in the world with a capacity of 32,000 gallons, and the Old Waterwheel manufactured in 1825 to provide motive power prior to the days of electricity, and still turning today.  Each visit culminates in the Jameson Bar with an Irish Whiskey tasting session. You may even have the opportunity of becoming a qualified Irish Whiskey Taster, and be presented with a diploma! Finally browse through the lovely gift and craft shop where unique gifts pertaining to the history and craft of whiskey distilling are available.

Finally this day, we will arrive at our home (and Máirtín’s town!) for the next three nights, The Imperial Hotel.  This 4 Star accommodation is an oasis of calm in the heart of Cork City’s bustling downtown area.  The charm and style of the hotel provide a perfect backdrop for your Cork City experience and the stated goal of the hotel is to have your stay be a memorable treat – a haven from a busy world at one of the finest hotels in Cork. A choice of wonderful eateries, a cozy and welcoming bar, as well as Ireland’s first Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa all combine to make the Imperial Hotel the hotel of choice in Cork City.

And for your evening, and the next two days, you will find yourself in the heart of the Republic of Ireland’s second largest city, and some say the TRUE capital, Cork City!

In the bustling city of Cork (often referred to as ‘Ireland’s Second Capital’), stroll the river walk, relax in a café, or hit Shandon Street, just a short walk from the main shopping district.  Climb the 120 foot steeple, and ring the bells of Shandon.  Soak up the city views as they fade into the countryside.  Award-winning restaurants line the streets, and nightlife choices include Irish Traditional, classy nightclubs, theater, opera, plays, and dance.  Take the haunted night tour of the city jail—it’s a great way to start your evening with a bang. So much to do! And your host, Máirtín de Cógáin, can point you in the direction of the best the city has to offer.

One of the evenings that we are in Cork city, we will get together with the boys of The Fuchsia Band for a special treat; a Traditional Irish Music session with some of County Cork’s finest traditional musicians!

DAY 4, Friday May 9th: Walking Tour of Cork City, Charles Fort, Kinsale

We will start the day off with a walking tour through the heart of Cork city with Máirtín, who will show you his favorite spots on the island.

After lunch we will head to Kinsale, a fishing village located some 25 km south of Cork City on the coast at the mouth of the River Bandon.  Kinsale is a popular holiday resort for Irish and foreign tourists.  The town is compact with a quaint air of antiquity in the narrow streets.  There is a large yachting marina close to the town centre.  The town is known for its restaurants, and holds an annual “Gourmet Festival”.  Prominent buildings in the town include St. Multose’s church (Church of Ireland), St. John the Baptist (Catholic), the Market House and the so-called French Prison (or Desmond Castle).

Máirceit Sassanach
English Market, Cork City

But, before we go into the village we will visit Charles Fort.  The fort is a classic example of a late 17th century star-shaped structure.  As one of the largest military installations in the country, Charles Fort has been associated with some of the most momentous events in Irish history.  The most significant of these are the Williamite War 1689-91 and the Civil War 1922-23.  Charles Fort was declared a National Monument in 1973.

DAY 5, Saturday May 10th: Explore Cork on Your Own!

What to do?  Hop on one of the City Tour buses that takes you around to the best that Cork has to offer including…The world famous Lewis Glucksman Art Gallery, with its extensive collection of national and international modern and contemporary art work.  The Cork City Gaol, which portrays the bleak life in a 19th Century prison.  St. Anne’s Church atop Shandon Hill, and while you’re there, visit the Old Butter Market and Museum, telling the story of how Ireland gained it’s global reputation for having the finest butter in the world.  The Holy Trinity Church along the south channel of the River Lee or St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral just a bit to the west.  Don’t miss the English Market for lunch… there is so much to do! (*Note: you are responsible for all site admissions on this day as they are not included in your tour package)

Dolmen
Poulnabrone Dolmen

DAY 6, Sunday May 11th: Rock of Cashel, Irish National Stud, Dublin

We will head north, into County Tipperary and visit the majestic Rock of Cashel (Carraig Phádraig – Patrick’s Rock).  It is said that St. Patrick himself once visited the Rock, converting the High King of Munster to Christianity and forever making the spot one of Ireland’s most revered.  The Rock is a spectacular group of medieval buildings set on a rocky outcrop of limestone, looming above the town of Cashel.  There is a 12th Century round tower, High Cross and Romanesque Chapel, 13th century Gothic cathedral, 15th century castle and the Hall of the Vicars.  Long before the Norman invasion, The Rock of Cashel was the seat of the High Kings of Munster, although there is little structural evidence of their time here.  Most of the buildings on the current site date from the 12th and 13th centuries when the rock was gifted to the Church.  The complex has a character of its own, unique and native, and is one of the most remarkable collections of Celtic art and medieval architecture to be found anywhere in Europe.

After a stop for lunch in the town of Kildare, we will then go onto different kind of Irish heritage site, one which reflects Ireland’s love of horses and horse racing, The Irish National Stud.  The Irish National Stud Thoroughbred Race Horse Centre belongs to the people of Ireland but prides itself on welcoming visitors from all parts of the globe.  Nowhere better symbolizes all that is great about County Kildare, the beating heart of Ireland’s thoroughbred industry, than the stud, a unique attraction of outstanding beauty that is home to some of the most magnificent horses and sumptuous gardens to be found anywhere in the world.  From horses to horticulture, the Irish National Stud offers you a unique experience that can be enjoyed at your own leisure or as part of a guided tour.  We will have the added pleasure of having with us our driver, Liam Bourke, a retired jockey who once worked with horses who were raised and bred at the Irish National Stud.

Then it is on to Dublin…

For the next three nights we will stay at the St. Stephen’s Green Hotel, which masterfully combines a modern atrium with two beautifully restored Georgian houses.  The hotel is home to many hidden gems including a beautifully restored Georgian Library with staccato ceilings and open fireplaces on its first floor.  The hotel has completed an extension of 22 new bedrooms in 2009.  Located across the street from the famous St. Stephen’s Green park, the hotel is only blocks and easy walking distance from Grafton Street, Trinity College, Temple Bar, O’Connell Street, and many, many other Dublin attractions.

And what can you say about Dublin?  Dublin is a lively cosmopolitan city brimming with culture.  You could spend your time strolling the streets soaking up the atmosphere, relaxing in its cafes and bars or you could check out its myriad historical, literary and cultural delights.  The 8th century illuminated manuscript, the Book of Kells, must be viewed.  It is on display at the impressive Trinity College, Ireland’s first university (founded 1592) in the heart of Dublin.  For the rest of your time, it is up to you how much you want to pack in.  Phoenix Park, twice the size of New York City’s Central Park, Georgian Dublin around Stephen’s Green, the National Botanical Gardens, National Museum, Kilmainham Jail and the Hugh Lane Municipal Art Gallery are all highly recommended stops on your tour.  Then there’s the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery.  A visit to Dublin’s Temple Bar to experience the lively Dublin pub culture is a must, though many of Dublin’s best bars can be found outside this area in the streets and laneways around Grafton Street, the shopper’s street of choice.  Purchasing a ‘hop-on, hop-off’ Dublin Bus Tour ticket is a great way to get around and see all the major sites at a very reasonable cost.  And you will have a complete day to do so! But first…

Cliffs
Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

DAY 7, Monday May 12th: Hill of Tara, Knowth

This day we had north into the Boyne Valley to explore two of Ireland’s cultural jewels.

The Hill of Tara in County Meath is rich in Irish mythology, heritage and affords views of some of the most beautiful rural landscapes on the Emerald Isle.  Though best known as the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, the Hill of Tara has been an important site since the late Stone Age when a passage-tomb was constructed there.  Tara was at the height of its power both a political and religious centre in the early centuries after Christ. As you walk this historic hill, it is well to keep in mind that in prehistory and historic times, 142 Kings are said to have reigned in the name of Tara.  The coronation stone called The Lia Fail or Stone of Destiny has rested here through the ages.  And it was here that the most powerful of Irish Kings held their great inaugural feasts and were approved by Earth Mother Goddess Maeve.  In ancient Irish religion and mythology, Tara was revered as a dwelling of the Gods and an entrance place to the otherworld of eternal joy and plenty where no mortal ever grew old.  In the legends of St Patrick’s mission to Ireland he is said to have first come to Tara to confront the ancient religion in its most powerful sight.  Tara is one of the largest complexes of Celtic monuments in all of Europe.  In reading its landscape we are transported back in time to when the first settlers came here 6000 years ago.  They and the Celts, who arrived in the 1st millennium B.C., chose Tara as a very special site.  Attractions include an audio-visual show and guided tours of the site.

We will then take a short drive to Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre, and then onto Knowth.

The Great Mound at Knowth was built over 5000 years ago.  The Great Mound is similar in size to Newgrange and is surrounded by 18 smaller satellite mounds.  It has two passages with entrances on opposite sides, the western passage is 34 metres long and the eastern passage is 40 metre long, ending with a cruciform chamber.  Along with the other great Mounds at The Boyne Valley such as Newgrange and Dowth, all were built around 3200BC making them older than Stonehenge in England and the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.  Judging from the splendour and magnificence of Knowth, it is likely that this temple of the ancestors were places of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance, much as present day cathedrals are places of worship where dignitaries may be laid to rest.  There is a lively debate about whether these wonderful megalithic structures were built primarily as burial tombs, sacred temples or astronomical observatories.

Then it is back to Dublin for the rest of the afternoon, the evening, and the next day.

 

DAY 8, Tuesday May 13th: Walking tour of City Centre, Dublin on your own, Farewell Dinner and performance by Máirtín at the Pig’s Ear.

Join Máirtín and Allen for a walking tour starting from the Hotel, pointing out the sights down Grafton Street, over to Trinity College, and across the River Liffey to O’Connell Street, ending at the General Post Office, the sight of the Proclamation of Irish Independence on Easter Monday 1916.  Afterwards, the day is your own, and the choice of attractions is too many to list: Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Castle, Christ Church Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Collins Barracks, Phoenix Park, The Museum of Natural History, the choice is yours to make with Dublin on your own.  The best way to see the most places is to take one of the City Tour Buses, which orients you and takes you around to all of the city’s highlights. (*Note: you are responsible for all site admissions on this day as they are not included in your tour package)

To end your day and our tour, we will all meet and go to the award winning Pig’s Ear restaurant in Nassau Street for dinner and a farewell performance by your host, Máirtín de Cógáin.

Our last meal together will be at one of Dublin’s best, the award winning Pig’s Ear restaurant.  At the Pig’s Ear simplicity, hospitality and generosity are key elements for a warm friendly restaurant.  Offering an informal approach, value for money and no frills satisfying seasonal Irish food, in 2012 the The Pig’s Ear was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand in the 100th Anniversary Guide.

About Máirtín – As a special goodbye, Máirtín de Cógáin will give us all a command performance of his best repertoire of songs and stories.  Máirtín is a singing, dancing, story-telling bodhrán player who also is a noted playwright and actor.  He performs in his native Ireland and all over the U.S…. and between and beyond, too!

An infectious personality, Máirtín pleasantly commands the attention of any collection of people, from a concert hall to an intimate porch.  Descended from a long line of storytellers and with two CCÉ All-Ireland’s for Storytelling under his belt, Máirtín gets no more joy out of life than the telling of stories.

When touring the globe with The Máirtín de Cógáin Project & The Fuchsia Band, Máirtín is also a true promoter of the Ballad.  He is searching ever for those forgotten songs of old to give them new life, and also writes some of his own.  Máirtín learnt from many famous Irish singers such as Danni Maichi Ua Súilleabháin, Séamus Mac Mathúna, and Ciarán Dwyer. A fluent speaker of Irish, his love of the ‘Teanga na Gael‘ stems from his parents, who brought him up in a bilingual house and sent him to primary & secondary schools taught in the medium of Irish.  Máirtín then earned a Degree in the Irish language from University College Cork.

If not on stage singing, storytelling, dancing, or playing the bodhrán, Máirtín is threading the boards as an actor, most notably in the film The Wind that Shakes the Barley.  He has co-written many productions with the Be Your Own Banana Theatre Company, recently playing De Bogman off-broadway in NY.  

Máirtín has been playing the bodhrán for a long many moons, learning first from Eric Cunningham (The New De Danann) and later from Colm Murphy (The Old De Danann).

Growing up in a house full of dancing, Máirtín could not but help teach the steps at the family run Céilís from an early age, and a gifted teacher of Cork’s folk dances he is.  Máirtín makes friends wherever he goes.  In a very short time, Máirtín, the Fuchsia Band, and the “Project” have made themselves regulars at some of the most prestigious Irish festivals in the U.S. While now living in Minnesota, he has taken up Bird Watching while not on the road and hopes one day for A Big Year!

And now, along with Wylde Irish Productions, Máirtín is proud to offer this special tour of Ireland!  We hope you are able to join us for what is sure to be a grand event!

DEPARTURE DAY, Wednesday May 14th:

After Breakfast and check out, you are responsible for your own ground transportation to Dublin Airport, or other destinations.

 

ONLY 32 SPOTS ON THIS TOUR!

FIRST COME, FIRST RESERVED!  HOW TO BOOK YOUR SPOT:

  1. 1.    Contact Allen Tatman of Wylde Irish Productions by email at friends@paddymalonespub.com.  This ONLY provisionally holds your spot.  Spots will be provisionally held in the order in which they are received by emails to Allen.
  2. 2.    You will then be given instructions on how to contact Miriam Hewitt of Authentic Ireland Travel, by telephone.  Once you have paid your deposit by credit card to Authentic Ireland, your reservation(s) is (are) at that time CONFIRMED and will be held for you pending your balance payment on Friday, Feb. 28th, 2014.
  3. 3.    Once your deposit is received by Authentic Ireland Travel, you will receive welcome emails from Máirtín and Allen welcoming you to the group.

Note: All Payments are to be made to:
Authentic Ireland Travel
Elevation Business Park
Clon Road, Ennis,
County Clare
Republic of Ireland

Neither Wylde Irish Productions or MairtinMusic can, or will, accept any monies for this tour.  Deposit payments and payments on balance are non-refundable upon cancelation, unless another person can be found to buy your tour package.

To avoid loss of you deposit or any other payments, it is advisable that you purchase all inclusive Travel Insurance at the time of making your deposit payment, either through Authentic Ireland Travel or another insurance carrier or travel agency of your choosing.

*PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY: Price of $2,120.00 per person is based on double occupancy, either twin beds or full sized bed. 

Single room rates are available at additional costs. 

No triple or quadruple rooms are available for this tour.
The price of $2,120.00 per person DOES NOT include the following:

  • Airfare to and from Dublin.  You are responsible for arranging and payment of your air travel.  Please arrange your arrival at Dublin on or before Tuesday May 6th, 2014 and be at the Dublin Airport on May 6th BEFORE 11am Irish Time.  If you arrive after this date and time, you are responsible for your own transportation to meet with the group. You should arrange for your return flight to United States from Dublin on or after Wednesday May 14th, 2014.
  • Transportation from St. Stephen’s Green Hotel to Dublin Airport on May 14th, 2014
  • Gratuities for dining service Coach Driver, Guide, and Porterage
  • Site fees, except for those explicitly detailed in this description.
  • Travel insurance covering health issues, tour cancellation, tour interruption, and flight delays.
  • Any and all expenses not explicitly expressed in this description.

DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS:

 $700.00 deposit per person is required to hold your spot.  Non-refundable deposits are due to Authentic Ireland Travel before 3:00 pm CDT, Friday October 4th , 2013.  Balance of $1,420.00 per person is due to Authentic Ireland Travel before 3:00 pm CST, Friday February 28th, 2014.

IMPORTANT: Wylde Irish Productions and Authentic Ireland Travel both HIGHLY RECOMMEND the purchase of a comprehensive Travel Insurance policy, either through Authentic Ireland Travel or another carrier, in the event that you must cancel or interrupt your trip. In the event of a cancellation, Wylde Irish Productions and Authentic Ireland Travel will attempt to refund a portion of payments made to them, but cannot guarantee any return, as these funds have already been guaranteed to other service providers (hotels, restaurants, transportation, attractions, and sites).

Any further questions, contact:
Allen Tatman
Wylde Irish Productions/Paddy Malone’s Irish Pub
573-338-5990 (after 12 noon, Central Time Zone)
friends@paddymalonespub.com