After breakfast, we’ll embark on a full-day excursion to one of Ireland’s most scenic regions. Multigenerational Feature and Unforgettable Moment: Traveling north from Killarney, we make our way to the famous Dingle Peninsula, which boasts more archaeological monuments than any landscape in Western Europe. But what impresses most here is the sweeping, cinematic grandeur of the wild Atlantic scenery. We will travel to the westernmost point of Europe, Slea Head, passing glittering coves, rugged mountains, and ancient Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) communities dotted with beehive-like huts. If you find yourself imagining what it must be like to live here, you’ll find plenty of answers at the Blasket Centre, a heritage museum that chronicles daily life on the nearby islands and on Dingle itself. After admiring the exhibits which include artwork, architecture, vignettes and videos, we’ll make our way to Dingle town where you will find plenty of options for lunch on your own. Late afternoon brings us back to our hotel, where you will have time to relax before tonight’s festivities.
Multigenerational Feature and Cultural Discovery: Look forward to Traditional Irish Night at Kate Kearney’s Cottage, a famous inn on the Gap of Dunloe that has been operated by the same family for 150 years. Kate herself ran a síbín (illicit pub) in the 1840s, and the good cheer and hospitality that made her a legend still prevails. We’ll enjoy an unforgettable evening of traditional Irish cuisine and rollicking entertainment that includes costumed folk dancers, and musicians playing instruments such as the fiddle, mandolin, bodhrán, uilleann pipes, and tin whistle.
Breakfast & Dinner