2024 Castles of Ireland + Stay in Dromoland Castle with Mark Faldmo

Dates October 1-8, 2024
Destination Dublin, Ireland; Wicklow Mountains, Ireland; Blarney, Ireland; Dingle Peninsula, Ireland; Cliffs of Moher, Ireland; Dromoland Castle, Ireland;
Duration 8 days 7 nights
Price From 2,896
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See Ireland’s highlights and stay in a castle!

More than 30,000 castles were built in Ireland between the 12th and 16th centuries. Today, most are piles of rubble, but many still stand and are a fascinating part of Irish history. On this tour you’ll visit several of Ireland’s castles and stay in the deluxe Dromoland Castle. You’ll also experience the magic of Ireland with the rich green that covers almost every corner of its landscape earning its nickname of the Emerald Isle. The people are some of the most friendly, warm, generous and genuine anywhere in the world. Its interesting and romantic history captivate as well.

Join this personally escorted tour to Ireland’s spectacular highlights and live like a king!

*Please note that while the physical activity on this tour (walking distances) is not significant, there may be mobility limitations. Please be sure to inquire if you have any concerns.

To book this tour contact your favorite Morris Columbus Travel Advisor or the Group Tour Manager listed below:

Questions? Contact:

Megan Shouse, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6162
Email Megan

TOUR ID #9224J01

Day 1: Tuesday, October 1, 2024
Day 1: Tuesday, October 1, 2024

US - Dublin, Ireland

Depart from your home city and fly overnight to the capital city of Dublin. 

Meals : In-flight
Day 2: Wednesday, October 2, 2024
Day 2: Wednesday, October 2, 2024

Arrive in Dublin, Ireland

Arrive at Dublin airport and travel to Dublin city center for check-in at your hotel. You’ll have a city tour to familiarize yourself with the historical sites of this very interesting capital city including Book of Kells, one of Irland’s greatest cultural treasures. It was crafted by Celtic monks in the 800s. The remainder of the day at leisure. This evening, we will have a welcome and get acquainted dinner. 

Meals : Dinner
Day 3: Thursday, October 3, 2024
Day 3: Thursday, October 3, 2024

Wicklow Mountains - Avoca Village

Travel south through the Wicklow Mountains to the 6th-century monastic settlement of Glendalough (Glen of Two Lakes) founded by St. Kevin. Continue to the village of Avoca and experience the handcrafting of this unique Irish wool which is shipped worldwide. After time to shop at the outlet store, we return to Dublin with free time in the city. For those interested, Mark will walk you to his favorite pub in the Temple Bar district for dinner.  

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4: Friday, October 4, 2024
Day 4: Friday, October 4, 2024

Rock of Cashel - Blarney

Leaving Dublin, we head southwest through racehorse country in County Kildare to the Rock of Cashel, seat of the Kings of Ireland over a thousand years ago. Continue to Cork and the well-known village of Blarney where you will have free time to visit the ruins of Blarney Castle and if you wish kiss the Blarney Stone which is said to bestow the gift of eloquence on any who kiss it. You’ll have time to shop in the ever-popular woolen mills, before setting out to Killarney for the night.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5: Saturday, October. 5, 2024
Day 5: Saturday, October. 5, 2024

Dingle Peninsula

Special day tour on the majestic Dingle Peninsula. Jutting into the rugged Atlantic, this is a journey back to earlier times in Ireland. It will show you the way people lived almost three thousand years ago. It has been the setting for numerous movies. You will enjoy free time in the old fishing village of Dingle before returning to Killarney overnight. 


Meals : Breakfast
Day 6: Sunday, October 6, 2024
Day 6: Sunday, October 6, 2024

Cliffs of Moher 

As we leave Killarney, you’ll have a jaunting ride on a horse-drawn cart through Killarney National Park to Ross Castle. Built-in the late 15th Century, Ross Castle is set on a rocky outcrop on the shore of Lough Leane (lake). It is an imposing structure and has an interesting 500-year history. Then across the River Shannon and to the Cliffs of Moher. Scenes from The Princess Bride (cliffs of insanity) were filmed here. They are spectacular! Then to the beautiful five-star Dromoland Castle. This is a wonderful place to spend the last few days of this special visit to Ireland. You’ll end this day in what can only be described as a fairytale setting.

DROMOLAND CASTLE is one of Ireland's finest castle hotels. It is one of the few castle hotels that can trace its ownership back through history to Gaelic Irish families of royal heritage. The Castle offers its guests deluxe accommodations and the experience of living like landed gentry, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, absolute luxury, and exceptional service. At Dromoland old-world elegance combines with modern-day comforts making it one of Europe's most desired destinations. The Castle's commitment to provide the highest level of service is absolute.

On entering this tranquil world, the worries of life recede under the gentle care of accommodating and friendly staff. Guests can enjoy deluxe accommodations, sample fine food and wine in the Earl of Thomond Restaurant and unwind in the superb health and leisure facilities. 

Dromoland bedrooms give an uncommon degree of comfort to guests. It is refreshing to relax and reflect on the enjoyment of the day in the comfort of your room. Dromoland offers guests a wide range of leisure pursuits, including superb golf, tennis, fishing, shooting and boating while our beautiful gardens and secluded woodlands offer any number of opportunities for jogging, cycling or a leisurely stroll. Dromoland’s Golf and Country Club has recently undergone an extensive five million Euro renovation making it one of the finest courses in all of Europe.


Meals : Breakfast
Day 7: Monday, October 9, 2024
Day 7: Monday, October 9, 2024

Dromoland Castle

Wake up in one of the most beautiful settings in the world. Today you can relax and soak up all Dromoland has to offer including jaunting rides around the castle grounds, fishing, shooting, archery, falconry and much more. Your final evening in Ireland includes a dinner at Dromoland Castle.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Tuesday, October 8, 2024
Day 8: Tuesday, October 8, 2024

Shannon Airport - Flights Home

Transfer to Shannon airport for your return flight home with new friends, and memories to last a lifetime. Safe travels!

Meals : Breakfast, In-flight

Highlights of the Tour:

  • 1 tour-bus experience for the whole tour!
  • Morris Murdock LDS tour Director for the whole trip along with local guides
  • Licensed, insured, and bonded travel agency with over 65 years of experience!! IT MATTERS!

Your Ireland Castle Tour Includes:

  • Meet and greet at Dublin airport
  • Two-nights in Dublin at the deluxe Riu Plaza Gresham Dublin
  • City tour of Dublin including Book of Kells
  • The monastic settlement of Glendalough
  • Avoca Weaving Mill for a tour and factory direct shopping of its world-famous wool products
  • Rock of Cashel, seat of Irish Kings
  • Blarney Castle (Kiss the Blarney Stone!)
  • Shopping for Waterford crystal, woolen goods and other Irish goods at Blarney Woolen Mills
  • Two-nights in Killarney at the five-star Aghadoe Heights hotel
  • Dingle Peninsula Tour
  • Ross Castle
  • Cliffs of Moher/li>
  • Two-nights in the deluxe 16th century 5-star DROMOLAND CASTLE
  • Full breakfast each morning
  • Welcome dinner in Dublin
  • Farewell dinner at Dromoland Castle
  • Porterage of luggage at hotels
  • Deluxe touring coach & expert local guides
  • Document package

Not Included:

  • Airfare from your home city to Dublin Round trip 
  • Group airfare from Salt Lake City $1,299 with American Airlines
  • Private sightseeing not included on the itinerary
  • Tour gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature 
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Meals not included in tour outline

Pricing Options:

  • Double Occupancy - $2,896 per person
  • Single Supplement - $4,229 for private room
  • $70 per person cash discount ** Credit card deposit is allowed as long as all other payments are made by an electronic bank transfer or check

Payment Terms:

  • The deposit is $500 per person due at the time of booking 
  • Final payment due July 2, 2024
  • This tour is based on a minimum of 40 passengers