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IRISH CHRISTMAS TRAVEL SPECIALS 2014

featuring Irish car tours and other package deals to Ireland in December and January.

Christmas the way it should be.
Make 2014 your unique Christmas Celebration in Ireland.
Christmas in Ireland is an experience to be cherished. Christmas traditions have been handed down over generations. As you stroll along the streets you feel the excitement of Christmas while shopping for traditional Christmas treats.

An irish ChristmasIreland BB Christmas vacation package 7 nights - Christmas in Ireland Early booking is ESSENTIAL for this vacation.
  • Round trip airfare to Ireland. Dec. 23-31.
  • Self-drive Avis car with unlimited mileage and tax for 7 days.
  • 7 nights accommodations at your choice of 400 farms, town and country homes. We give you two books of homes with pictures, names, addresses, phone numbers and directions. Choose some of each for maximum flexibility. Rooms are sharing bath at BB's. Please be aware that not all B&B's are open over Christmas and New Years.
  • Vouchers are provided for each night of your stay. You call ahead to make reservations. Stay for any number of nights at any property.
  • Full hearty Irish breakfast is served each day. This may include home-baked breads, farm-fresh eggs, cereal, sausage and bacon.
  • Value-Added Tax (V.A.T.) and service charges.
The lights, the shopping and that certain something in the air combine to provide a memorable experience. Ireland Christmas Travel. Rate based on departure date from USA. Other dates are available at varying costs.


RATES including car, accommodations
Rate per person in USD, Sharing a twin room
DEC 23-31
JFK/NEWARK 1616
Child reduction $50. Dates subject to availability. Automatic car, add $179 total (not per person). Prices based on booking at least 95 days in advance and making an instant purchase. For later bookings, prices will be higher. For example, book up to 45 days in advance, add $125 per person to the above prices. When your trip spans two price periods, higher rates prevail. There are no flights on Dec. 24/25


Ireland is one of the few places on earth where the meaning of Christmas is still remembered & the birth of the Christ child is celebrated. Whether you subscribe to the theory that to have a candle in your window on Christmas Eve meant that you were welcoming the Holy Family that found no such welcome in Bethlehem or that the candle in the window signified the home where the Catholic mass was celebrated, the custom still exists in Ireland today. Either way, the lights in the windows make a lovely addition to the holiday season.


Christmas is in the air everywhere. Church services play a real part in the celebration of Christmas here. Another endearing quality of Ireland is the time that the people take out of their usual calendars to devote to Christmas. There is limited work activity for most people between Christmas and New Year, and most businesses remain closed for this period.
The spirit of Christmas is so strong, however, that many hotels close during the holiday period to allow their staff to spend time with family. On Christmas day in Ireland, most restuarants will be closed. Christmas day is traditionally a family day, with virtually all public places and shops closed.

 Irish Proverb: A turkey never voted for an early Christmas.

Christmas in a castle
Christmas Specials:
Ireland BB, Festive Dromoland Castle vacation package 7 nights - Early booking is ESSENTIAL for this vacation.
  • Round trip airfare to Ireland Dec. 23-31. Other cities are available.
  • Self-drive Avis standard car with unlimited mileage and tax for 7 days. Large cars, minibuses and automatics are available.
  • 7 nights accommodations at your choice of 400 farms, town and country homes. We give you two books of homes with pictures, names, addresses, phone numbers and directions. Choose some of each for maximum flexibility. Rooms are with private bath at BB's. Please be aware that not all B&B's are open over Christmas and New Years.
  • Vouchers are provided for each night of your stay. You call ahead to make reservations. Stay for any number of nights at any property.
  • Full hearty Irish breakfast is served each day. This may include home-baked breads, farm-fresh eggs, cereal, sausage and bacon.
  • Value-Added Tax (V.A.T.) and service charges.
PLUS

At Dromoland Castle

After Christmas Treat-One Night B&B at Dromoland Castle. Dec. 28 (not available over Christmas or New Years)

Rate per person in USD, Sharing a twin room
Dec 23-31
JFK/NEWARK $1655
Child reduction $75. Dates subject to availability. Automatic car, add $179 total (not per person). Prices based on booking at least 95 days in advance and making an instant purchase. For later bookings, prices will be higher. For example, book up to 45 days in advance, add $125 per person to the above prices. When your trip spans two price periods, higher rates prevail.
Twelve Days of Christmas Song : Although most people say / sing "four calling birds", the actually birds are "four colley birds" (blackbirds).

Christmas in Dublin

Christmas in Dublin

In Dublin, Christmas day is only the beginning of celebrating with friends that doesn’t end until the Feast of Epiphany on the 6th of January. Christmas Shopping: Gifts so perfect that they could only come from Ireland. Dublin is a wonderful city to visit at Christmas. The Christmas lights are turned on in November and from that point on, the big Christmas shopping season will have commenced in earnest. Unique gifts are only part of the journey as you enhance your experience with tours of Europe's most picturesque cities. From shopping on Grafton Street and Henry Street, to listening to the carol singers and buskers on Grafton Street, and to the wonderful Christmas windows, Dublin City Center has loads to offer.


In general, the city has a buzz up to Christmas Eve, and much of the social activity centres around the pubs (as usual!) There are some outdoor activities on Christmas day, eg. outdoor walks, Christmas day swims for the hardy souls. Some hotels stay open over Christmas, with a "package" stay and organized activities. St. Stephen's Day (Boxing day) has pubs open again, but only a limited number of shops open. There will be plenty of sporting activities, however, much of it being of a "fun" nature. Restaurants will be open, except for Christmas Day. Airports, buses and trains do not operate on Christmas day, and will have a limited service on 26th. Shops will generally open about 27th December with sales - hectic for shopaholics.

CHRISTMAS AT THE MERRION, DUBLIN

Arrive on Christmas Eve and check into your luxurious room, complete with tempting seasonal delights. Anticipate Christmas by the crackling log fires in our lavishly dressed Drawing Rooms, unwind in the sumptuous Tethra Spa or relax in the warm ambiance of our Dublin cocktail bar, No 23. At 6pm on Christmas Eve, all our younger guests are invited to meet with Father Christmas around the magical Christmas tree in The Front Hall, where each child will receive a Christmas gift, and Mums and Dads can enjoy a glass of Champagne.

Wake up on Christmas Morning to a celebratory breakfast in the comfort of your own room or in The Cellar Restaurant. Later, enjoy traditional Christmas Lunch or Dinner in The Cellar Restaurant followed by a glass of Merrion mulled wine and mince pies in No 23.

For guests who would prefer to extend their celebrations, on St Stephens Day, December 26th, The Merrion is offering two Top Level Tickets to the renowned Leopardstown Christmas Race Festival, complete with coach transfers to and from the hotel. For those who would prefer to stay indoors, guests can opt for a sumptuous one-hour treatment per person in The Tethra Spa.

Rates per person for 2 nights $887, 3 night stay $1269

Messiah, Handel's glorious oratorio,was first performed in Dublin in 1742, and the city celebrates with performances every December. The most ethereal is in the soaring vaults of St. Patrick's Cathedral.  

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An Irish Toast:May peace and plenty be the first to lift the latch on your door, and happiness be guided to your home by the candle of Christmas 

Some Irish Christmas traditions:
Christmas in Ireland

Did you know that the popular Christmas carol, Twelve Days of Christmas, is a remnant from the time when Catholicism was illegal and the gifts listed in the song are hidden references to Catholic dogma? It was used as a memory exercise for those who were secret adherents to Catholicism.

The lighting of candles in Ireland also has a religious significance. Some people would light candles (or one large candle) to signify symbolic hospitality for Mary and Joseph. The candle was a way of saying there was room for Jesus' parents in these homes even if there was none in Bethlehem. Some people even set extra places at their tables as a preparation for unexpected visitors.

Christmas Dinner Christmas dinners in Ireland usually consist of the standard fare; turkey, a ham, stuffing, cranberry sauce, etc. Among the more traditional Irish elements are spiced beef (spiced over several days, cooked, and then pressed) which can be served either hot or cold. The traditional dessert is usually composed of mince pies, Christmas pudding, and brandy or rum sauce.

Nollaig shona duit (Happy Christmas)
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