10Days

Ireland Pilgrimage

Spiritual Director: Fr. Jonathan Wilson

Group Leader: Emily Jaminet

September 20 - 29, 2020

$200 Discount per person for bookings received by April 30, 2020 - Promo Code: EMILY200

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Dublin · Glendalough · Baltinglass · Castledermot · Killkenny · Cashel · Limerick · Killarney · Dingle · Tarbet · Killimer · Liscannor · Cliffs of Moher · Galway · Clonmacnoise · Corrib River Cruise · Connemara · Knock

The practice of Pilgrimage is almost as old as recorded history. In Ireland, "The Land of Saints and Scholars", you will journey through strong historic resonance with the early Christian scholars while in Clonmacnoise. Live through the medieval journeys in Glendalough, and finish with heightened spirituality as you visit Our Lady of Knock - the Marian Site that is on the same pedestal as Fatima and Lourdes. Open yourself to the message of "Knock", and to the renewal of faith and prayer, which is so vital to our lives as Catholics.


Fr. Jonathan Wilson



Emily Jaminet


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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • All Airport Taxes and Fuel Surcharges
  • Centrally located hotels as follows: (or similar)
      ~ Sep 21 - 22 | 1 night: Hotel Ashling, Dublin
      ~ Sep 22 - 23 | 1 night: Hotel Hoban, Killkenny
      ~ Sep 23 - 25 | 2 nights: Randles Hotel, Killarney
      ~ Sep 25 - 27 | 2 nights: Menlo Park Hotel, Galway
      ~ Sep 27 - 28 | 1 night: Knock House, Knock
      ~ Sep 28 - 29 | 1 night: Hotel Ashling, Dublin
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Wine and mineral water with dinners
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Assistance of Christian guide throughout
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Hotel Ashling
Dublin

2 Night

hotel
Hotel Hoban
Killkenny

1 Night

hotel
Randles Hotel
Killarney

2 Nights

hotel
Menlo Park Hotel
Galway

2 Night

hotel
Knock House Hotel
Knock

1 Night

Not included
  • Beverages unless mentioned. Lunches, Tips to your guide & driver.
Optional
Travel Insurance

Providing you coverage for both pre-existing conditions and those that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Supplemental Cancellation Protection

A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 24 hours prior to departure. The “Waiver” expires once you are within 24 hours of departure.

Itinerary

Day 1, Sunday, Sept 20 | Departure

Depart from your hometown for your overnight flight(s) to Ireland. Meals will be served on board.

Day 2, Monday, Sept 21 | Arrive Dublin

Cead Mile Failte - Welcome to Ireland! Upon arrival into Dublin you will be greeted by your tour guide and driver, and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city on both sides of the River Liffey, where we pass by the General Post Office on the city's main streets, O'Connell Street, Custom House, and Phoenix Park, the largest city park in Europe. On the other side of the river are Georgian squares characterized by colorful doors, Grafton Street and Trinity College which is the oldest university in Ireland, founded in 1592 by Elizabeth I. Time permitting we visit the ancient library containing over 20,000 manuscripts, among which is the Book of Kells, a manuscript from the 9th-century written by the monks at St. Colombo's monastery on the island of Iona. Today we will also visit St. Patrick's Anglican Cathedral, built in 1213. This Gothic Cathedral has a splendid interior, with some beautiful tombs and monuments. The ornate stained glass windows can be found in the Chancel. In the late afternoon we transfer to our hotel for dinner and overnight in Dublin.

Day 3, Tuesday, Sept 22 | Dublin - Glendalough - Baltinglass - Castledermot - Killkenny

Following breakfast, we will travel through the beautiful mountains of Wicklow, called the "Garden of Ireland" until we reach Glenadalough. This ancient monastic city, established in the 6th-century by St. Kevin, is in the heart of "the valley of the two lakes." It was a very important centre of learning as well as a pilgrimage destination. There are many legends concerning St. Kevin and he is often compared to St. Francis of Assisi. You will be taken on a guided tour of the site, in which you will see the Round Tower, the ruins of the Cathedral, and "St. Kevin's Kitchen" that is surrounded by an old cemetery. The tour continues to Baltinglass where the ruins of a Cistercian Abbey are found. We will then pass by Castledermot, where we set eyes upon the remnants of a Franciscan Abbey, before arriving into Killkenny for dinner and overnight.

Day 4, Wednesday, Sept 23 | Killkenny - Cashel - Limerick - Killarney

Depart Kilkenny and transfer to Cashel for your sightseeing tour with visit to the Rock of Cashel, standing high in the middle of the "Golden Vale." These religious buildings, dating from the 12th-century, form the most spectacular medieval set in Ireland. The Cathedral, the Round Tower and Cormac Chapel, which was the first Irish Romanesque church, testify to the importance of this site which used to be the seat of the High Kings of Munster. So, once more we find two traditions and cultures meeting with one another where the story of St. Patrick's Cross will tell us more. Afterward, transfer to limerick and visit the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Later, continue to Killarney for dinner and overnight.

Day 5, Thursday, Sept 24 | Killarney - Dingle - Killarney

Enjoy your visit to Dingle with a stop at Inch beach, a city tour and a view of Glea head . Enter the Gallarus Oratory and the Kilmalkedar church. Return to Killarney for dinner and overnight.

Day 6, Friday, Sept 25 | Killarney - Tarbet-Killimer - Liscannor - Cliffs of Moher - Galway

Depart Killarney for the ferry from Tarbert to Killimer pier. Transfer to Liscannor. County Clare is a beautiful landscape with a Victorian seaside resort, and where we will visit the Cliffs of Moher. From here we go on to Galway, a city that has kept its medieval charm with its colorful streets and authentic pubs. Dinner and overnight in Galway.

Day 7, Saturday, Sept 26 | Galway - Clonmacnoise - Corrib River Cruise

Transfer to Clonmacnoise for sightseeing. Enjoy a round trip cruise on the Corrib River and Lake. Return to Galway for dinner and overnight.

Day 8, Sunday, Sept 27 | Galway - Connemara - Knock

This morning, after breakfast, we will transfer to Connemara and visit Kylemore Abbey and Garden. Later, continue to Knock and the shrine situated in the plains of East Mayo, which is one of the world's leading Marian shrines. On August 21, 1879 fifteen men, women and children witnessed an Apparition of Mary. We will visit the Basilica, the largest church in Ireland. Knock is a very popular pilgrimage destination, and in 1979 Saint John Paul II visited this holy place. After Mass we will have time for private prayer at the shrine. Dinner and overnight in Knock.

Day 9, Monday, Sept 28 | Knock - Dublin

Transfer to Dublin for sightseeing, which will include a visit to the National Museum of Ireland, Decorative Arts and History. Enjoy some free time in the afternoon, before dinner and overnight in Dublin.

Day 10, Tuesday, Sept 29 | Depart Dublin

Prepare for your departure to the airport and your return flights home, taking with you beautiful memories of your pilgrimage to Ireland.

The benefit of buying airfare with 206 Tours?

  • Your transfers are always secured, even if your flights are delayed - round trip transfers to/from the hotel and airport are included no matter what!
  • If you purchase your airline ticket on your own, you have to pay in full at the time of booking, and most of the time it is non-refundable. If you book with 206 Tours, full payment is due 60 days prior.
  • In the very rare event that a tour is cancelled, you would get all your money back, which would most likely not be the case if you purchased it directly from the airline.
  • Your flight arrangement will be followed up on and reconfirmed by 206 Tours.
  • 206 Tours can arrange for you to travel before the tour, make a stop-over, or stay later!

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2020 Dates & Prices

Dates

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Sep 20
Sunday
Sep 29, 2020
Tuesday
Sep 21
Monday
Sep 29, 2020
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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $599.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $3,500.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $1,750.00 (USD)

Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or post stay at hotel. Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  sales@206tours.com

Options and upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $599.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $3,500.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $1,750.00 (USD)

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Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or post stay at hotel. Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  sales@206tours.com

About your trip

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  • Tipperary
  • Killarney
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Kerry
  • Galway
  • Lough Corrib
  • Clonmacnoise
  • Knock
  • Dublin
About Ireland: In the Footsteps of St. Patrick

St. Patrick succeeded in bringing Catholicism to Ireland, and in time, the whole country converted from their pagan gods to the one true God. Although a small country, Ireland has played a large role in saving and bringing Christianity throughout the world. During the early Dark Ages, the Irish monasteries preserved Western writings while Europe remained in darkness. But as the Catholic country remained solidly Catholic, the Irish spread the faith to all corners of the world.

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