Music is an extremely significant part of Ireland’s spirited atmosphere. Explore Ireland for 8-nights with this self-drive vacation!
Your Irish vacation starts in Galway at the 5-star g Hotel. Galway is the perfect city to start your trip in because of its eclectic culture and vibrant atmosphere. Around the corner from the g Hotel is The Crane Bar where you can stop in for a pint and enjoy live music every night. This bar is renowned for its cozy atmosphere and the variety of concerts ranging from singer/songwriters to traditional roots music. Following Galway you’ll spend two nights in Kinsale at the Carlton Hotel. Kinsale is a quaint town where the streets are lined with enchanting restaurants and bars. About a 15-minute drive away you will find The Spaniard. This charming bar has a wide selection of fine wines to choose from paired with great Irish music.
Next up, take the drive to Dingle and enjoy two nights at the Dingle Skellig or Dingle Benners. You will be in County Kerry which is sprinkled with authentic Irish pubs. Take the ten minute drive over to John Benny’s Pub and soak in the live music with a delicious pint of Guinness.
Your final two nights will be at the Old Ground Hotel in Ennis, County Clare. While at the Old Ground Hotel, stop in to the on-site Poets Bar for a bite to eat and a pint. Clare has a magnetic music scene and you’ll be here for two nights so you will have time to visit a few different pubs. Visiting different traditional pubs will open your eyes to the captivating Irish music and you’ll be able to interact with the locals to learn a little bit more about the cities you’ll travel to!
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The 5-star g Hotel is located five minutes from Galway's city center along the majestic coastline of Galway Bay, at the gateway to stunning Connemara. It provides the ideal base from which to explore Galway: take a leisurely walk to town and visit the Spanish Arch, Galway City Museum, Galway Cathedral or enjoy a daytrip to the Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher or Kylemore Abbey.
One of the top hotels and spas in Ireland (and the only 5-star hotel in Galway), the g Hotel combines modern design, lavishness and comfort with impeccable service and incredible cuisine – in a totally original fashion. The exquisite creation of Philip Treacy, the world's most famous milliner (and Galway native), this utterly unique, visually spectacular and totally glamorous hotel overlooks Lough Atalia and Galway Bay, offering 101 magnificent guestrooms, decadent award-winning dining, and Galway's best-kept secret - the luxury ESPA at the g. Reflecting a timelessness of contemporary elegance, this ultimate comfort zone is matched by an extensive menu of ESPA treatments, as well as a vitality pool, crystal steam room, rock sauna and relaxation room overlooking the rooftop Zen garden.
The Irish Welcome Home package offers travelers the complete flexibility of creating their own itinerary. You can select your accommodations ahead of time, or take advantage of the flexibility of choosing them along the way. Enjoy your choice of accommodations from big cities to small towns to quaint villages to countryside manors. All of the facilities pride themselves on providing their guests with a fresh, home-cooked full Irish breakfast each morning and quality accommodations that cater to every need. At an Irish Welcome Home you are much more than just a room number, you’re a welcomed guest.
Draw on the local knowledge, personal touch and warm welcome of your Irish hosts. Learn about all the best local restaurants, pubs, shops, attractions and activities. Your hosts specialize in the best services available from golf to walking tours of the area, to adventure breaks and much more.
Set on 90 acres of mature wooded parkland with panoramic views overlooking Oysterhaven Bay, this luxury Kinsale hotel is committed to providing the highest standards and take pride in their tranquil surroundings. Discover a region renowned for its rugged coastline, beautiful harbour location, wide range of maritime activities, a myriad of gourmet restaurants and superb golf courses. The Carlton Hotel Kinsale is located 5km from the heart of Kinsale Town, 20km from Cork International Airport and 30km from the bustling city centre of Cork with on-site Helipad available.
With the first dedicated C Spa in Kinsale, a visit to Carlton Hotel Kinsale is more than just a visit, it is an experience. The Carlton Kinsale Hotel & C Spa offers a relaxing hotel break in Kinsale. Whether you are planning a romantic weekend hotel break, a midweek getaway, a luxury spa break or a family hotel break in Kinsale, we look forward to welcoming you to stay with us in our luxury accommodation.
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With Sceptre we were able to make a vacation that was really unique. We stayed in two castles, did some serious shopping, and spent a lot of time out in nature. One of the best things about Ireland is its beautiful scenery, and we were always exactly where we wanted to be.
Ireland was wonderful! We learned so much and had such a nice time from beginning to end. Our driver, Cornelius, was so knowledgeable and friendly and accommodating! Thank you for planning this very memorable vacation for us - we were beyond satisfied, it all exceeded our expectations!