IRISH CHRISTMAS TRAVEL SPECIALS
featuring Irish car tours and other package deals to Ireland in December and January.
Christmas the way it should
Make your unique Christmas Celebration in Ireland.
Spend the holidays 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. The lights, the shopping and that certain something in the air combine to provide a memorable experience.
Ireland BB Christmas vacation package 7 nights - Christmas in Ireland Early booking is ESSENTIAL for this vacation.
|Irish Proverb: A turkey never voted for an early Christmas.|
After Christmas Treat-One Night B&B at Dromoland Castle, INCLUDING DINNER Dec. 28 (not available over Christmas or New Years)Rate per person in USD, Sharing a twin room
|Twelve Days of Christmas Song : Although most people say / sing "four calling birds", the actually birds are "four colley birds" (blackbirds).|
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.
Spend Christmas at the Clarence Dublin 3 nghts
Spend Christmas Eve strolling through the streets of Dublin, enjoying the festive displays and sipping hot chocolate. Some say we could even be in for a White Christmas so wrap up warm! Take in the Live Nativity scene on Dawson Street and pop into the many bars and restaurants that are just a stone's throw from the hotel, to enjoy the great Irish hospitality. Wander up Dublin’s famed Grafton Street, where buskers will keep you entertained while you finish off that last minute Christmas shopping, then head back to the hotel for some delicious cocktails and chats in The Octagon Bar before bed.
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.
|Merrion Christmas 3 nights|
|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.|
CHRISTMAS AT DROMOLAND CASTLE
Enjoy Christmas at Dromoland Castle. (This is priced on a per person sharing basis). Arrival on the 24th December (Christmas Eve) and enjoy a welcome reception with Canapes from 6pm followed by Dinner at 7pm or Dinner at 8.30pm for the last minute shoppers, Christmas Carols and visit from Santa. On Christmas Day enjoy a hearty breakfast, Traditional Christmas Day Lunch. Later that evening enjoy a Light "Pick & Go" Buffet Supper on your lap in front of the log fires or in any of our beautiful public area rooms. Before you leave us on 26th December enjoy another hearty breakfast.
Rates per person for 2 nights FROM $989 PER PERSON
Extra night $288 per person
Treat yourself to a 1 nights stay at Dromoland Castle including Accommodation, full Irish breakfast and Table d'Hote dinner and let us help you to celebrate the magicalÂ traditions of Christmas at Dromoland Castle. Indulge and unwind at the Spa, relax in deep sofas in front of roaring log fires and festive
decorated surroundings or enjoy falconry, golf or a horse drawn carriage tour. Toast the season in the Cocktail Bar with traditional entertainment,dine in the award winning Earl of Thomond Restaurant,or just soak up and enjoy the nostalgic Christmas atmosphere.
CHRISTMAS AT ASHFORD CASTLE
Christmas Eve - 24th December:
Check in from 12 noon - Mulled Wine and Mince Pies will be served on your arrival to the Castle.
3.30pm Afternoon Tea Service in the Drawing Room.
7.15pm Welcome Cocktail Reception with Chamber Music, in the Drawing Room hosted by NiallÂ Rochford, General Manager.
7.45pm Christmas Eve Dinner in the George V Restaurant.
10.00pm Santa Claus arrives with gifts for all guests.
10.30pm Carol Singing by St. Mary’s Church Choir.
10.45pm Seasonal songs & music.
Christmas Day - 25th December:
8.00am - 10.00am Breakfast in the George V Dining Room.
From 10.00am Morning Activitiesâ€“Golf Stableford over 9 holes & our Christmas morning Cruise onÂ Lough Corrib with traditional music and hot whiskeys on board.
1.00pm Festive Buffet lunch in the George V Restaurant.
4.00pm Treasure Hunt in the Grounds or Golf
7.30pm Cocktails in the Drawing Room with Chamber Music.
8.00pm Gala Black Tie dinner in the George V Dining Room.
10.00pm Dance the night away to Keith McDonald & the Show Band Show.
12 midnight enjoy Mulled Wine and mince pies before bed.
St. Stephen’s Day - 26th December:
9.00am - 1.00pm Jazz Brunch in the George V Restaurant with The Larry Hingerton Jazz Band.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast/brunch followed by a fond farewell.
Rates per person for 2 nights $1484
New Year’s Eve 2016, 2 night package
Ashford Castle is legendary for the style of its New Year celebrations, so let us make this special occasion truly unbelievable. New Years Eve December 31stCheck-in from 12 noon with Mulled Wine on arrival
2.00pm Treasure Hunt
3.30pm Afternoon Tea
7.00pm Welcome Cocktail Party with Chamber music in the Drawing Room hosted by Niall Rochford, General Manager.
8.00pm Gala Banquet Black tie Dinner in the George V Room.
12midnight New Years Eve Midnight celebrations with champagne & dancing.
New Years Day January 1st
10.30am-1.00pm Brunch with Bucks Fizz
1pm-History talk with Fintan O’Gorman
2pm-Golf competition, nearest the pin
3pm-Boat Cruise on Lough Corrib with Irish Music on board
3pm-5.00pm Afternoon Tea in the Drawing room
From 7.00pm Dinner at leisure, music during dinner by the Molloy brothers.
10.00pm Sing-a-long & entertainment in the Dungeon.
8.00 -10.00am Enjoy a leisurely Breakfast, followed by a fond farewell.
Price from $1686 per person, based on 2 sharing a car and accommodations.BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
|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|