Thursday, August 24, 10:00 am – 12 noon (Meet in the Westin Dublin Hotel Lobby at 9:45 am)
Join Lorcan Collins, author, historian, and podcaster, as he takes you to the relevant battle sites of the Easter Rising of 1916 – one of the most dramatic events in the history of Ireland’s struggle for independence from the British Empire. The executions of the leaders after the Rising awakened a generation to the cause of Irish freedom, resulting in the War of Independence, the formation of the Irish Free State and, as a result, the Irish Civil War.
Thursday, August 24th, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm (Meet in the Westin Dublin Hotel Lobby at 1:15 pm)
If you love to eat and love to shop, this is the tour for you! Try on diamonds and cashmere scarves, enjoy luscious chocolates and savories made especially for you, smell exotic perfumes, and hear the stories and history behind them all when you visit Dublin boutiques and eateries.
Friday, August 25th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (meet in the Westin Dublin Hotel Lobby at 8:45 pm – returns to Lobby at 5:30 pm)
Travel by private coach to visit the Medieval City of Kilkenny. This city is small and compact enough to explore on foot and is full of fascinating historical buildings and contemporary shops, design galleries, and restaurants. Your Guide will take you on an epic journey of Kilkenny’s past followed by a tour of Kilkenny Castle, one of the most magnificent castle's in Ireland, built by the Normans who arrived in the city during the 12th century. Your tour of Kilkenny City also includes a visit to St. Canice’s Cathedral, Smithwick’s Experience Visitor’s Center (brewers of Smithwick’s Ale for over 300 years), and lunch at the charming Kyteler's Inn.
Price: $160 (minimum of 16 people)