This package offers the best of Ireland’s famous western countryside combined with its vibrant capital city, Dublin. Begin your Ireland adventure staying on the grounds of award winning Adare Manor in a lovely 3-bedroom villa which provides the perfect jumping off point for experiencing the wonderful west of Ireland. You’ll be situated within driving distance from scenic attractions including the Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, Galway, Connemara, the Burren and the Aran Islands. Explore during the day and spend relaxing evenings at your Adare Manor villa, in the picturesque village of Adare in County Limerick. On-site amenities include an 18-hole championship golf course, luxurious spa treatment rooms, world-class dining facilities, fishing, shopping, sightseeing and a host of other estate activities to explore at your leisure.
The Maldron Cardiff Lane is a 4-star gem ideally situated in the heart of the Dublin City Center and here you'll experience a perfect blend of superior service and Irish charm. From your hotel, you can access the best of this magnificent European capital. You can tour this city by day, dine in its many restaurants in the evening, and depending on your choice of nightlife, you can either hit the wonderful, welcoming pubs that dot the city or try out the Dublin theater district and its many fine offerings.
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Set in the heart of an 840 acre estate, and a 15 minute walk from the Manor house, these luxurious villas provide the perfect home-away-from-home experience in the idyllic Adare Village. Situated in the southwest of Ireland in County Limerick, Adare is regarded as being Ireland's prettiest and most picturesque village. Located on the River Maigue, a tributary of the River Shannon, Adare is steeped in history dating back to 1200 AD. You’ll be situated within easy driving distance from scenic attractions including the Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, Galway, Connemara, the Burren and the Aran Islands. Adare Village is approximately 2.5 hours from the Dublin airport and 30 minutes from Shannon.
Each of the 46 villas at Adare Manor is exceptionally appointed to the highest standards, with a fully equipped kitchen with an American dash-style fridge, stove and microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher and washing machine/dryer. There are 110 volt sockets are in each room, all outlets are UL standard American sockets and do not require adaptors to facilitate American Plug Tops. Villa guestrooms are equipped with down pillows and comforters, with flat screen televisions in each bedroom. Internet access for villa residents is available in each villa with a one-time activation process costs €5.00 + VAT @ 23% (€6.15) per device. The Carriage House Restaurant, which is located in the golf clubhouse, is available for villa guests' convenient dining. Adare Manor features the last major golf course designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Sr. - his majestic design has gained international acclaim as one of his finest creations.
The O2 Arena and Pearse Street Luas (tram) Station are only a 10-minute walk from the Maldron. Bustling Grafton Street and Temple Bar can both be reached in 20 minutes by foot.
Next to the river, this 4-star hotel overlooks the Grand Canal Theatre. Guests can enjoy its spacious rooms, 22-meter swimming pool, and health club and just a 10 minute walk from the O2 Arena. Modern and colorful, each room at Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane includes an interactive TV and a private bathroom with a shower and hairdryer. Free Wi-Fi is available, along with a spacious work desk and tea/coffee facilities.
Club Vitae Health and Fitness Club offers a number of luxurious health and spa treatments. Guests can relax in the sauna, spa bathtub, and steam room, or work out in the fully-equipped gym. Stir Restaurant serves both European and Irish cuisine with fine wines, while Vertigo Bar provides cocktails and drinks in stylish surroundings with plasma-screen TVs.
Chester Beatty Library: Consistently winning accolades as one of Dublin's best museums, the Chester Beatty Library contains a diverse array of manuscripts, books, calligraphies, miniatures paintings and more from countries all across the world. Located within the Dublin Castle, highlights of the collection include Egyptian papyrus texts, Buddhist paintings, stunningly elaborate versions of both the Koran and Bible, Chinese dragon robes, and other artistic treasures.
Dublin Castle: In the heart of historic Dublin is the Dublin Castle, which dates to the 13th century and was built on a site previously settled by the Vikings. The castle has served as a military fortress, a prison, treasury, courts of law and the seat of English Administration in Ireland for 700 years. Where the present garden sits was once the site of the famous Black Pool or 'Dubh Linn,’ from which the city gets its name.
Dublin City Hall: Pass through the neoclassical columns of Dublin City Hall and into the old vaults and become immersed in a multimedia exhibition that traces the evolution of Dublin City. In just one hour, interactive displays take visitors through over 1,000 years of history. Besides the exhibition, it is possible to take a tour of City Hall free of charge.
Dublin Writers Museum: Opened in 1991 to celebrate the Irish literary tradition, the Dublin Writers Museum tells the stories of the lives and works of Dublin's literary celebrities. Portraits, books, letters and other personal items from famous names such as Wilde, Joyce, Swift and more are kept in this splendid 18th-century mansion. It's a must see for any book lover.
Dublinia: Located in the center of the medieval city of Dublin, Dublina is a heritage center that takes visitors on a journey back to medieval and Viking times. A great attraction at any age, visitor walk through both a medieval and Viking street as you learn about crime, punishment, death and disease throughout the ages.
Dublin Zoo: The most visited family attraction in Dublin is this 60-acre zoological park that opened in 1831. Despite its age, this is actually one of the most modern zoos in all of Europe. See lions, tigers, bears and more as you travel through habitats that include the African savanna, the South American rainforest, and the fringes of the Artic.
Guinness Storehouse: You simply cannot leave Dublin without stopping by the St James's Gateway brewery, the facility that has been pouring out the black stuff since 1759. The number one visitor attraction in the country, the Guinness Storehouse is located in a former Guinness fermentation plant. After learning everything there is to know about Guinness, visitors receive a complimentary beer in the glass-enclosed Gravity Bar at the top of the building, which offers a magnificent 360-degree view of the city.
Hugh Lane Gallery: Dublin's reputation as a world-class art city becomes immediately clear inside the Hugh Lane Gallery, home to modern and contemporary works by artists from around the world. The museum also houses the fascinating reconstructed studio of Irish-born figurative painter Francis Bacon.
Ha'penny Bridge: This striking cast iron pedestrian bridge crosses the River Liffey, an iconic landmark and one of the most photographed sights in Dublin. Some 27,000 people walk across the bridge on a daily basis. The name comes from the halfpenny toll levied on all users of the bridge up until 1919.
James Joyce Centre: Housed in a marvelously restored Georgian house, the James Joyce Centre tells about the life and times of one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Although Joyce himself probably never visited the house, it is the former studio of the flamboyant dance instructor immortalized in Joyce's classic, “Ulysses.” Tons of items relating to the life and work of Joyce – including a copy of his death mask – are on display in re-creations of period rooms.
Kilmainham Gaol: A tour of this Victorian prison that dates to 1796 not only covers the penal history of the building, but also the heroic and tragic events that led to Ireland's emergence as a modern nation. Leaders of several rebellions were detained and executed here, and the dramatic audio tour is sure to fascinate any visitor (including Ireland history buffs and novices).
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology: This branch of the National Museum of Ireland takes visitors on a trip through the country's archaeological history starting way back in 7,000BC. The museum contains several outstanding examples of Celtic metalwork and medieval art, as well as a fascinating exhibition that details the recently found bog bodies that date back to the Iron Age. Besides the main museum, there are three other offshoots around Dublin that center on Natural History, Decorative Arts & History, and County Life.
Saint Patrick's Cathedral: Built in honor of Ireland's patron saint, the imposing Saint Patrick's Cathedral is the largest church in the country. There are several interesting tombs and memorials to explore, as well as the grave of "Gulliver's Travels" author Jonathan Swift, who was once dean of the cathedral.
The Spire of Dublin: One of Dublin's newest landmarks, this striking 398-foot needle is made of reflective stainless steel. The tallest work of public art in the world, the spire is an architectural marvel that starts with a base of less than 10 feet. At night, a beacon of light is sent skyward from the top.
Trinity College: Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, Trinity College was Ireland's first university. Today the campus dominates Dublin's city center, with the magnificent bell tower rising nearly 100-feet tall and the university's most famous landmark. Also notable is the college library, a building that contains over a million books, the main tourist draw being the Book of Kells, a gorgeously illustrated original manuscript from the 9th century.