There’s plenty to discover on a coach holiday to the Emerald Isle. Only a short ferry trip across the Irish Sea, Ireland offers a perfect blend of picturesque delights, stunning coastal towns and vibrant cities.
Located in the top corner of Ireland Donegal is a beautiful harbour town and a great base from which to explore Letterkenny, Sligo, Enniskillen and the Antrim coastline, home of what is largely regarded as the eighth wonder of the world, the Giants Causeway.
On a tour down the West Coast of Ireland you can admire the fabulous coastline and visit the towns and villages which fit impeccably with the dramatic mountain landscapes. This eventually leads to the Ring of Kerry and the breath-taking Killarney National Park, where the soaring mountains, shimmering lakes and waterfalls provide a peaceful setting. Meanwhile on the East Coast you can take in the spectacular Wicklow Mountains from where you can visit Glendalough and the quaint village of Avoca, the setting of the TV’s Ballykissangel.
For something a little livelier then Dublin and Belfast are definitely worth considering. In colourful Dublin you can stroll along the banks of the River Liffey, enjoy the atmosphere on Temple Bar or enjoy a spot of retail therapy in Grafton Street. There are loads of things to do in Belfast too, including the new Titanic Experience and the best examples of Georgian, Victoria and Edwardian architecture at Belfast City Hall, The Grand Opera House, Queen’s University and Belfast Castle.
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The following is a selection of our Irish adventures!
Once the centre for the Irish linen industry, tobacco production, rope-making and shipbuilding, Belfast is now a thriving city that boasts a rich arts and cultural scene, with George Best and Barry McGuigan amongst it's favourite sons. The city is intimate and compact, making it easy to explore its attractions and landmarks, and enjoy it's bustling atmosphere.
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