0705AA1 - Pilgrimage to Ireland 11 days from Oklahoma City

Airline Name Baggage Information
American Airlines http://bit.ly/zRWIZO

Special Package with this Trip :
International departure taxes of $101 plus current fuel surcharges of $438 are included (subject to change).

Tour Code Departure Date Cost per person
AA0705BF 07/05/2021 $4599.00
Weather Info

Trip Details

We depart Oklahoma City to connect with our overnight flight to Dublin, with complimentary meals served aloft.
Arrive Dublin Airport and to the Viking city of Waterford. En-route journey through the colorful Wicklow Mountains and visit Glendalough where there is a beautiful lake and extensive century monastic ruins which set up by St Kevin in the 6th century. We conclude our visit nearby at the Church of St. Kevin for Mass. Also stop at Avoca Handweavers, the oldest working mill in Ireland, for a weaving demonstration and spot of shopping. Dinner and overnight Waterford.
Enjoy the day exploring Ireland’s South East. In the rolling countryside of County Kilkenny, you’ll experience a heritage tour, sheepdog demo and tea and scones at Jerpoint Park. On this picturesque farm lies the ruins of the abandoned medieval town of Newtown Jerpoint as well as the remains of St Nicholas of Myra. Conditions permitting, we will celebrate our outdoor Mass here. Return to Waterford for a glass making demonstration at the famous House of Waterford Crystal and free time in the city. Dinner and overnight Waterford.
This morning we depart Waterford and journey to Tralee in County Kerry. En-route visit Blarney Castle and perhaps ascend the steps of the main town to kiss the Blarney Stone to gain the ‘gift of the gab’. Afterwards enjoy time for shopping at Blarney Woolen Mills before we celebrate Mass at Church of the Immaculate Conception here in Blarney. We continue to County Kerry with dinner and overnight Tralee.
This morning, we experience the exhilarating 111-mile Ring of Kerry loop. One of the world’s most famous drives gives plenty of opportunities for photo stops, such as Ladies View and Moll’s Gap. On the way back to Tralee enjoy a jaunting car (horse and cart) ride through the tranquil Killarney National Park. We conclude with Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral in Killarney. Return to Tralee for dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Today we depart Tralee and journey to Galway. En-route journey along the Dingle Peninsula, which is less famous but just as beautiful, as the Ring of Kerry. Along this coastal route are a number of ancient Christian structures, including the upside-down boat shaped Gallarus Oratory which we visit. We celebrate Mass along our route at St Mary’s Church in Dingle. Continue direct to the atmospheric city of Galway for dinner and overnight at our hotel.
Today we explore the Burren Region. This unusual landscape of moon-like limestone plateau where you can find the huge 702 ft high Cliffs of Moher. We begin with Mass at Saint John the Baptist Parish in Ballyvaughan. We continue to visit the 13th century Ennis Friary which is home to a Franciscan order and ornate statues. Return to Galway for dinner and overnight at our hotel.
This morning we continue up the dramatic Wild Atlantic Way from Galway City to County Sligo. We journey past the lakes, bogs and marble mountains of the wild Connemara region, and stop to visit the beautifully located gothic styled Kylemore Abbey. We enjoy another short stop at base of Croagh Patrick (not possible to visit visitor center) where St Patrick fasted for 40 days at the summit. Finally, we visit and celebrate mass at Knock Shrine, the site of the Marian apparition to villagers in 1879. Dinner and overnight in Sligo.
Today we journey a short way up the coast from County Sligo to County Donegal. En-route photo stop at Drumcliff Cemetery – in the shadow of the sugarloaf Benbulben mountain – where Ireland’s national poet WB Yeats is buried. We continue past rugged County Donegal to the highest sea cliffs in Europe at Slieve League. On the way back to Donegal, we celebrate Mass at St Mary of the Visitation in Killybegs. Continue to Donegal for dinner and overnight at our hotel.
This morning we depart on the cross-country drive to Dublin. On arrival we enjoy a panoramic tour including the impressive monuments of the north side of the River Liffey and the regal Georgian architecture of the south side. At the Trinity College we see the ornate Book of Kells from the 9th century and the 200,000 books of The Old Library. We conclude our day with Mass at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral. This evening we enjoy a traditional Irish dinner and entertainment from some of Dublin’s finest musicians and Irish dancers at The Merry Ploughboy Pub or similar. Overnight in Dublin.
This morning we transfer to Dublin airport for our return flight to the USA with fond memories of our Irish journey.