The Sam Maguire Tour
28th August – 2nd September 2013:
6 Day Tour
A fantastic tour of Ireland’s best sights including visits to Down, Kerry, Cork and Mayo, the counties that Donegal beat to win the All-Ireland Final in 2012! We also enjoy a day touring West Cork, visiting the hometown of Sam Maguire - Dunmanway, and learning a little about the man behind the famous cup. Aside from the GAA connections, this is a great tour of the Four Provinces of Ireland, showcasing some of the best tourist towns and sights Ireland has to offer.
Wed 28th: Letterkenny – Westport - Galway
We travel to Sligo for our morning break before arriving in the popular tourist town of Westport around lunchtime. In the afternoon we travel via Leenane, the setting for the well known film "The Field", and through Oughterard en-route to our hotel in Galway, the city of the tribes.
Thurs 29th : Galway – Adare - Killarney - Cork
We travel south to the picturesque town of Adare this morning before continuing to Killarney for the afternoon. We finish the day with the short journey to Cork and the Montonette Hotel, overlooking the city.
Fri 30th : Day Tour of West Cork
A day where we enjoy the beauty of West Cork, including a visit to Dunmanway - the hometown of Sam Maguire. He is buried in the cemetery in Dunmanway and in 2002 a statue of Sam Maguire was erected in the town square in his honour.
Sat 31st : Cork - Cobh - Kilkenny – Dublin
This morning we make the short journey to the beautiful town of Cobh, the last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic. We continue to Kilkenny, the marble city, where you can visit it's splendid castle or enjoy a walk along the old streets in the pedestrian centre. We finish the day in our hotel on the outskirts of the capital.
Sun 1st : Dublin - Down - Belfast
We start the day with a short city tour of Dublin and some free time in the capital. In the afternoon we travel north to Belfast, taking in the beautiful scenery of Co. Down en-route.
Mon 2nd : Belfast - Letterkeny
This morning we begin with a city tour taking in the many historic parts of Belfast before giving you some free time to shop or enjoy a stroll around City Hall and Donegal Square. Later we travel through the famous "Glens of Antrim" and make our way home to the "Hills of Donegal".