ESCORTED EXPERIENCES OF PRIVATE HOMES OF HISTORY IN IRELAND’S ANCIENT EAST

2018 EXPERIENCES

Our 2018 season of day experiences in Ireland’s Ancient East runs from March through to December.

While most of our experiences are customised for families and small groups, we also offer a series of scheduled escorted experiences for couples and independent travellers. These day experiences operate from Dublin, Cashel (for the Rock of Cashel) and Limerick (convenient for Shannon Airport).

The minimum group size is six guests; we limit group size to twelve guests to preserve the intimacy of the experience.

HALF DAY EXPERIENCES

THE TIPPERARY GEORGIAN MANOR HOUSE

HALF DAY experience from Cashel

For visitors stopping over in Cashel, this trip is the perfect half day experience inside one of Ireland’s oldest estates. Ornate gardens, an elegant manor house and hospitality all add up to a memorable experience.

per person from:

€200

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THE LIMERICK MEDIEVAL CASTLE

HALF DAY experience from Limerick City

Could this be Ireland’s oldest castle? When you are invited inside, listen to the owner’s stories and make your own mind up! A delightful afternoon tea usually features luscious lemon drizzle cake that you’ll remember forever.

per person from:

€200

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THE TIPPERARY MEDIEVAL CASTLE

Afternoon Tea

HALF DAY experience from Cashel

Such a popular experience with our guests –it’s the sheer unexpectedness as you drive in the avenue. It’s a unique family home where you will hear stories of medieval murders and modern day living. Relaxed hospitality makes the visit very special.

per person from:

€200

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THE LIMERICK MANOR HOUSE

HALF DAY experience from Limerick City

Just a short drive from Limerick City, this is a delightful estate manor house layered with history and heritage. In every room, the owners share the family’s stories before adjourning to the dining room for afternoon tea. Magical!

per person from:

€200

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AN IRISH ITALIANATE VILLA AND GARDENS

HALF DAY experience from Cork or Waterford City

  • A welcome inside an elegant Italianate-style home and extensive gardens.
  • A guided tour of the home by the owners showcasing artistic works by one of the family, a specialist in botanical art.

per person from:

€200

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AN ORNATE CASTLE HOME AND WALLED GARDENS

HALF DAY experience from Dublin

  • Be welcomed inside a delightful castle home to the same family since 17th century;
  •  A personal welcome and guide by the Lord and Lady who guide you around their glorious gardens and inside their castle home.

per person from:

€…..price on enquiry

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A 13th CENTURY FAMILY ESTATE

HALF DAY experience from Cork or Waterford

This visit brings you inside an estate where stunning gardens run alongside one of Ireland’s longest rivers. Guests are then invited into the family home where impressive ancestral portraits will stir your curiosity about these famous (and some infamous!) ancestors.

per person from:

€200

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FULL DAY EXPERIENCES

THE ROCK OF CASHEL AND THE  GEORGIAN MANOR HOUSE

The Rock of Cashel

FULL DAY experience from Dublin

Leaving Dublin, your first stop will be the iconic Rock of Cashel where you hear from our local guide the history of this site through the centuries. From Cashel, you journey to a local restaurant for lunch. Then, the  day’s highlight is being invited inside a private Irish ancestral manor house where you are welcomed by the owner for an afternoon tour of the house and gardens followed by hospitality.

per person from:

€600

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LOUGH GUR & THE LIMERICK MEDIEVAL CASTLE

FULL DAY experience from Dublin

A relaxed one day experience bringing you to the renowned Lough Gur archaeological site followed by lunch at a local Irish pub. Then, the highlight of the day when you journey to a nearby medieval castle where you are welcomed inside by the owners for a tour and hospitality.

per person from:

€600

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THE ROCK OF CASHEL AND THE TIPPERARY MEDIEVAL CASTLE

The Rock of Cashel

FULL DAY experience from Dublin

Leaving Dublin, your first stop will be the iconic Rock of Cashel where you hear from our local guide the history of this site through the centuries. From Cashel, you journey to a local Irish pub for lunch. The day’s highlight is being invited inside a private castle where you are welcomed by the owner for a traditional Irish afternoon experience and hospitality.

per person from:

€600

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LOUGH GUR & THE LIMERICK MANOR HOUSE

FULL DAY experience from Dublin

A relaxed one day experience bringing you to the renowned Lough Gur archaeological site.  Then, the highlight of the day when you journey to a nearby manor house for lunch with  the owners. Lunch comprises local specialities and ingredients from the estate. A tour of the manor house and gardens allows you to soak up the heritage of this unique historical home.

per person from:

€600

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