Tour Highlights
  • A private tour of Lough Gur and the Grange Stone Circle. Our guide, Aine, who grew up locally, will help you interpret this archaeological site dating back 6,000 years. Lough Gur is described by Lonely Planet as having “dozens of intriguing archaeological sites… burial mounds, standing stones and ancient enclosures”
  • Lunch at a traditional Irish Thatched Pub
  • An invitation for afternoon tea inside a 14th private medieval castle where your guide is the owner.

Day Trip – Approx 8 hrs

Dublin to Co. Limerick – Return

GROUP SIZE: Minimum 6 guests and limited to a maximum of 10 guests to preserve the intimacy of your experience.

  • Services of a dedicated H&F ambassador throughout.
  • Welcome briefing and morning coffee at The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin.
  • Limousine transfers to/from Dublin’s Heuston Train Station.
  • City Gold (first class) train service to/from Limerick Junction Rail Station.
  • Luxury executive coach transport to the venues.
  • Entry fees at Lough Gur with a local private guide.
  • A relaxed lunch at a traditional Irish pub frequented by locals.
  • A welcome inside a private medieval castle and estate.
  • Afternoon tea in the castle dining room.
  • All gratuities.

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Prices vary according to departure season, group size and agree extract.

PRIVATE TRAVEL: Already part of a group of family or friends? Make it a private escorted experience by taking over one of our dates. We may be able to offer other dates at our manor house host’s discretion.


I understand that reserving a space does not ensure that the tour will proceed on that date. This tour requires between 6 and 10 people to preserve the intimacy of the experience


Welcome and Briefing

8.00 am
We meet in the lounge of The Shelbourne Hotel where you will be introduced to your fellow guests. Over morning coffee, we introduce you to your day ahead to experience Ireland’s Ancient East. After coffee, we transfer by executive limousine to Dublin’s Heuston Rail Station.

A Relaxed Train Journey through the Celtic Heartlands

9.00 am
We avail of Irish Rail’s City Gold (first class) service taking us on a  90 minute journey from the bustle of Dublin to Limerick Junction where we transfer by executive coach to Lough Gur.

A Private Tour of the Lough Gur Sites

11.00 am
Follow in the footsteps of ancient Celtic settlers. Wander back 6,000 years as you enter the Grange Stone Circle. Hear the stories. See these ancient monuments. Be intrigued by the construction of these sites.

Browse Bronze Age Artefacts at the Lough Gur Museum

A small museum where you can meet local staff who put your visit to the archaeological sites in context. See local artefacts and treasures. Experience the passion that the local community has generated for this mystical site deep in Ireland’s Ancient East.

Lunch at this Wonderful Irish Thatched Pub

1.30 pm
After your visit to Lough Gur, a 20 minutes journey takes you by executive coach to one of our favourites Irish pubs. This pub is a favourite with locals and not a tourist in sight. It’s local, it’s authentic and it’s special.

A Real Irish Castle…

After lunch, we make the short journey to an amazing private Irish castle. It’s probably the longest continually inhabited Irish castle. Just image what lies ahead of you as you are welcomed inside.

Living History

As you are escorted around, hear the owners’ passion for preserving this wonderful medieval castle. Hear the stories of past generations and stories of the family living in this amazing castle. Imagine that stories you’re going to take away.

Convivial Conversations

Arrive as a guest and then it feels like you’re a friend dropping by. It’s a time for conversation and sharing connections.

Relaxed Hospitality

Your are invited to sit down and relax. Soak in the stories of this family and its ancestral home.

As our afternoon comes to a close, we transfer back to Limerick Junction Station for the train trip back to Dublin and your hotel.