Join us for a pilgrimage to
IRELAND

Spiritual Leader: Fr. Tom Coughlin, OP Miss
June 16 - 27, 2013
$3,879  from New York
($2,729 for Land Only)

   
 

Fr. Tom Coughlin

Liz@206tours.com
800-206-TOUR (8687)

** Optional Post Tour to London! **
June 27 - 30, 2013 | $1,599 per person ($1,330 Land Only)






A comprehensive tour of famous Irish religious and secular sites, with an ASL interpreter being available at all times to translate spoken English into sign language for any deaf and hard-of-hearing group members.



Your Trip Includes:

Round-trip air from New York (Round-trip fares from your local airport www.206tours.com/addon)
All Fuel Surcharges, Airport Taxes and Security Fees (from $388—$548)
 10 nights in first-class hotels as follows: (or similar)
       Jun 17-20   |  3 nights: O’Callaghan Davenport Hotel, Dublin
       Jun 20-21   |  1 night: Castlecourt Hotel, Mayo
       Jun 21-22   |  1 night: Bunratty Castle Hotel, Clare
       Jun 22-23   |  1 night: Dromhall Hotel, Kerry
       Jun 23-25   |  2 nights: Imperial Hotel, Cork
       Jun 25-26   |  1 night: Granville Hotel, Waterford
       Jun 26-27   |  1 night: Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin
Post Tour Option |  3 nights London
       Jun 27-30   |  3 nights: Park Plaza Westminster Brdg, London
Breakfast & Dinner daily
Mass daily
Tour Escort throughout

Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
Portage of luggage at hotels (1 piece per person)
ASL interpreter throughout the trip for deaf pilgrims

Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents

 

Not Included:
Lunches, Traveler’s Insurance (optional- www.206tours.com/insurance), Extended Cancellation Protection Plan (www.206tours.com/cancellationprotection), Tips to guides and drivers (€9 per day), Personal Items.

** Ireland Pilgrimage Highlights **
Ballintubber Abbey • Blarney Castle • Blarney Woolen Mills • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Clew Bay • Cliffs of Moher • Copper Coast Drive • Dublin Castle • English Market in Cork
Guinness Storehouse • Killarney National Park • Lakes of Killarney • Limerick Churches
Mt. Croagh Patrick • National Gallery • Ring of Kerry • Rock of Cashel • St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Temple Bar Area • Torc Waterfall • Trinity College • Waterford House of Crystal
* Shrines in Ireland *
Knock • Our Lady of Dublin • St. Albert of Sicily • St. Nicholas of Tolentine • St. Oliver Plunkett
St. Valentine • Venerable Matt Talbot

** London Option Highlights **
Big Ben • British Museum • Buckingham Palace • Churchill War Rooms • Imperial War Museum
London Aquarium • London Eye Ferris Wheel • National Gallery • Parliament Buildings
St. Edward the Confessor Shrine • St. Paul’s Cathedral • Tower Bridge Exhibition • Tower of London
Westminster Abbey • Windsor Castle



Sample Day-by-Day Itinerary:

 

DAY 1 | JUNE 16, 2013 (Sunday)
Board your overnight transatlantic flight from your hometown to Ireland. Dinner and breakfast served on board.


DAY 2 | JUNE 17, 2013 (Monday)
Your flight that left the U.S.A. on June 16th will arrive at the Dublin, Ireland airport, where you’ll be greeted by your tour leader and driven to a City Center hotel for a 3-night stay.  Later, Fr. Coughlin will co-celebrate the 3:00 p.m. Mass at the Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church, which has one of the country’s finest organs.  Before leaving, you’ll visit the Shrines of Our Lady of Dublin and St. Albert of Sicily, where at the latter you can obtain water that is said to have healing powers.  You will also view relics of St. Valentine given to that church by the Holy See.

DAY 3 | JUNE 18, 2013 (Tuesday)
You’ll first travel to the Church of St. Peter in Drogheda to visit the National Shrine to Oliver Plunkett, an Irish saint who was the last Roman Catholic martyr to be put to death in England.  After attending the 10:30 a.m. Mass there, you’ll return to Dublin to view the 500 or so major works by such famous artists as Picasso, Monet, and Rubens at the National Gallery of Ireland, as well as the beautifully illustrated Book of Kells and other Irish treasures at historic Trinity College.  You can then either return to your room or continue exploring Dublin sites on your own, such as the city’s famous Temple Bar area, before walking or taking a taxi back to your hotel for dinner.

DAY 4 | JUNE 19, 2013 (Wednesday)
After Mass is celebrated by Fr. Coughlin, you’ll embark on a day of sightseeing by visiting St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland; Dublin Castle with its large tower, elegant staterooms, and beautiful gardens; and the Guinness Storehouse, home of the Guinness brewery.  You might also have enough time to make a stop at Our Lady of Lourdes Church to view the remains of the Venerable Matt Talbot, who became very pious after he gave up alcohol and tobacco.  A delicious supper and an enchanting show featuring Irish music and storytelling are in store for you that night at “An Evening of Food, Folklore and Fairies” dinner theatre.

DAY 5 | JUNE 20, 2013 (Thursday)
You will leave Dublin today and view the scenic Irish countryside while riding to the Shrine at Knock, the village where townspeople witnessed an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist, a cross and lamb representing Jesus on an altar, and adoring angels in 1879.  Fr. Coughlin will celebrate your daily Mass there, and if time allows, you’ll then visit the beautiful coast of Clew Bay before checking into a Westport hotel for the night.

DAY 6 | JUNE 21, 2013 (Friday)
First on the agenda is a visit to Mt. Croagh Patrick, where St. Patrick supposedly banished all of the snakes and demons from Ireland.  You’ll then ride south to tour Ballintubber Abbey, the only church in Ireland still in daily use that was founded by an Irish king.  You may also have time to travel along one or more of the large lakes between Ballintubber and Galway before your next stop at the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher, which rise sharply over 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean and provide a haven for birds.  Finally, you’ll check into a Bunratty hotel and attend the Mass that Fr. Coughlin will celebrate.

DAY 7 | JUNE 22, 2013 (Saturday)
You’ll first visit Bunratty Castle and the adjacent folk park that provides visitors with a glimpse of 19th century Irish life.  You will then travel to the Church of St. Augustine in Limerick, where Fr. Coughlin will celebrate Mass and you’ll view the Shrine of St. Nicholas of Tolentine, whom the Catholic Church credits with performing about 300 miracles.  You’ll also take a walking tour of other Limerick churches in the area before riding to a Killarney hotel for a one-night stay.

DAY 8 | JUNE 23, 2013 (Sunday)
Your morning activities will begin with the 9:30 a.m. Mass at the Church of the Resurrection.  You will then view some of the most gorgeous scenery in Ireland while you ride along the “Ring of Kerry”, with stops being made at Killarney National Park overlooks, the Lakes of Killarney, Torc Waterfall, and a few of the forts, monasteries, castles, and other historic buildings that are close to your route.  Your final destination will be the city of Cork, where you’ll check into a hotel for two nights.

DAY 9 | JUNE 24, 2013 (Monday)
Your daily Mass will be co-celebrated by Fr. Coughlin at 10:00 a.m. in St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church.  You will then visit Blarney Castle, tour its dungeon, caves, lovely gardens, and waterways, and participate in the ancient tradition of kissing the Blarney Stone.  You’ll also be given time to shop in the nearby Blarney Woolen Mills and to explore Cork’s English Market, famous for its local and imported foods, before returning to your hotel.

DAY 10 | JUNE 25, 2013 (Tuesday)
After Fr. Coughlin celebrates Mass, you’ll ride northeast from Cork to visit the Rock of Cashel, home to the ruins of a great Celtic cathedral and to frescoes in Cormac's Chapel which are Ireland’s oldest Romanesque wall paintings.  Your next destination will be the Copper Coast Drive on the country’s southern coast, where you will enjoy viewing panoramic seascapes, cliffs, bays, and coves before checking into a Waterford hotel.

DAY 11 | JUNE 26, 2013 (Wednesday)
Fr. Coughlin will first celebrate morning Mass, after which you’ll visit the world-renowned Waterford House of Crystal and take a tour of the factory where the company’s glasswork masterpieces are made.  You’ll then travel to Dublin and check into a hotel near the airport.  Later you’ll be treated to a “Farewell to Ireland” dinner at the Merry Ploughboy, along with a very entertaining show that features the club’s own band and champion Irish dancers.

DAY 12 | JUNE 27, 2013 (Thursday)
You will either fly back to the U.S.A. today or, if you elected the London extension option, you’ll take a morning flight to Heathrow airport, where you’ll be greeted by your escort and transported to Windsor.

Optional Post Tour to LONDON! (June 27-30, 2013 | $1,599 per person)

DAY 12 | JUNE 27, 2013 (Thursday)
Upon arrival at Heathrow airport, you’ll be greeted by your escort and transported to Windsor Castle, the home of England’s Royal Families for 900 years. Highlights of your tour there will include magnificent apartments and St. George's Chapel. You will then get an up-close view of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and other famous London sites while riding to your hotel in the city’s Westminster area. If time permits, you will also visit the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace, where manuscripts, paintings, sculpture, and other items from the Royal Collection are displayed. Your daily Mass is scheduled to be celebrated in the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Most Precious Blood (Westminster Cathedral) at 5:30 p.m.

DAY 13 | JUNE 28, 2013 (Friday)
After Mass is celebrated by Fr. Coughlin, you will visit the Churchill War Rooms, headquarters of Britain’s High Command during the second World War, and Westminster Abbey, where a number of English notables are buried and which also houses the Shrine of St. Edward the Confessor, one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England. You’ll then view numerous exhibits at the British Museum, including mummies from Egypt, sculptures from the Parthenon, and the Rosetta Stone. Later, you can consider riding the London Eye, which is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, on your own.

DAY 14 | JUNE 29, 2013 (Saturday)
This day’s delightful sightseeing destinations include the National Gallery, which has one of the world’s greatest collections of European paintings; St. Paul’s Cathedral, with its magnificent tombs of Admiral Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington, and other English heroes, as well as its famous dome which provides panoramic views of the city; and the Tower of London, the fortress once known as a place of torture and death which now houses England’s Crown Jewels. If time permits, you will also stop at the Tower Bridge Exhibition, which provides spectacular views of the Thames River and London from high walkways. After attending the 6:30 p.m. Mass at the nearby English Martyrs Church, you’ll enjoy an evening of fine dining and entertainment at The Medieval Banquet.

DAY 15 | JUNE 30, 2013 (Sunday)
Today you’ll be returning to the U.S.A. If you’ve chosen a late-day flight, you can consider visiting a final London attraction in the morning on your own, such as the London Aquarium or the Imperial War Museum, before riding to the airport. Regardless of your flight time, you’ll depart with memories of a wonderful and inspirational experience --- and hopefully with a few new friendships --- that will last a lifetime!


 



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*Optional Post Tour to London $1,599
*Optional Post Tour to London (without airfare)$1,330
*Single Supplement / Private Room - Optional Post Tour to London $469
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Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (round trip) $3,500
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Chuch at Knock   Croagh Patrick
Church at Knock
Knock, Ireland
  Croagh Patrick
Mayo, Ireland
     
Ballintubber Abbey
Ballintubber Abbey
Mayo, Ireland
  Bunratty Village, Ireland
Madonna & Child
Bunratty Village, Ireland
     
Bunratty Castle
Bunratty Castle,
County Clare, Ireland
 

 
OPTIONAL POST TOUR TO LONDON!
 

Buckingham Palace, London




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Pilgrimage Map

St. Patricks Cathedral Dublin Ireland

St. Patricks Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland

Book of Kells, Trinity College Library
Book of Kells, Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland


Our Lady of Dublin
Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church, Dublin


The Palace Bar, Dublin, Ireland

Our Lady of Knock
Our Lady of Knock, Knock, Ireland


Crystal Factory, Waterford, Ireland

Killarney National Park, Ireland


Torc Waterfall, Killarney National Park, Ireland


Rock of Cashel, Cork, Ireland


Blarney Castle, Cork, Ireland



OPTIONAL POST TOUR TO LONDON!


Westminster Cathedral, London, England


London Eye Ferris Wheel, London, England


 
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