The southwest region of Ireland is a combination of amazing natural beauty, warm and welcoming people and a deep history that makes it an ideal area to visit in spring. With this new package from Great Value Vacations you can experience all the area has to offer. Beginning with your arrival at Shannon Airport, you will collect your rental car and take a short drive north to Ennis in County Clare where you will enjoy your first night at the Temple Gate Hotel. This lovely townhouse hotel offers easy access to the city center via its gardens. Maintaining its gothic style throughout the property, the Temple Gate is the perfect place to begin your journey. On the second day you will head south to Cork and the 4-star Blarney Golf Resort. For the next two days you will experience fine Irish hospitality from your Blarney homebase, as you explore the area. Local sites of particular note are the Blarney Castle, the Fota Wildlife Park, the Cobh Titanic Heritage Centre and the historic Cork Gaol.
Day four will find you heading west to Killarney and the Scotts Hotel located in the Killarney city centre. For two days and nights you can explore such nearby notable sites as the Ring of Kerry, Torc Waterfall, the Gap of Dunloe and Muckross House. On day six you will head northeast to Limerick for your last night, which includes a stay at The Strand Hotel. Located on the banks of the Shannon River, Limerick’s newest 4-star hotel is in the heart of the city. Be sure to enjoy a dinner at the stunning River Restaurant and be dazzled by the fine culinary offerings.
Advertised package prices are based on select departures Mar 26 to May 30 as noted on the calendar and were available via the Great Value Vacations website on Jan 30, 2013 and may not represent current prices.
Scotts Hotel is ideally located in Killarney town centre, perfectly suited for exploring all the beautiful sights and activities that Killarney and the surrounding area have to offer.
Scotts Hotel combines luxury and service right in the heart of Killarney, Co. Kerry. With a completely new, contemporary setting, extravagantly designed bedrooms, guests are sure to indulge in cozy comforts and enjoy a relaxing break during their stay in Killarney.
One of the leading hotels in Ennis, Temple Gate is a stunning historic hotel with a convenient location that has the town of Ennis right on your doorstep. There are many shops to explore, restaurants and pubs to sample and nightlife to enjoy, all a short walk from Temple Gate Hotel.
With a unique blend of warm hospitality and friendly service, the Temple Gate Hotel welcomes you to a charming family owned and run hotel in the heart of Ennis, Co. Clare. It provides the perfect location to wander the cobblestone streets of Ennis or explore the west of Ireland. Discreetly situated just off the town centre, a short walk through the warm glow of the Victorian lamps in the cobblestoned courtyard leads guests to the heart of the historical and vibrant town of Ennis. The hotel rests on the site of a 19th century Convent of Mercy, with a fascinating and eventful history. All guestrooms have been beautifully decorated, and include a full range of modern facilities for convenience and comfort.
Set amongst 170 acres of the beautiful, wooded Shournagh Valley, the Blarney Hotel Golf & Spa Resort Cork boasts a stunning golf and spa resort location, close to the historic town of Blarney in County Cork.
Surrounded by breathtaking scenery and rich in folklore, nostalgia and legend, this world-class resort is one of the finest in Cork. The Blarney Hotel Golf & Spa Resort features luxuriously designed guestrooms and superbly designed lodges, a wide range of memorable dining options, a pampering spa and state-of-the-art health club, plus a challenging and enthralling golf experience for golfers at all levels.
The Strand Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Limerick, near the airport and within walking distance of Arthur's Quay Park and The Treaty Stone. Also nearby are St. Mary's Cathedral and King John's Castle.
The Limerick Strand Hotel features 184 guestrooms that are contemporary in style and generous in size, with comfortable beds, handsome furnishings and fittings, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The superb leisure facilities at the Energize Health Centre include four swimming pools and a complimentary state-of-the-art fitness center, while the Escape Spa offers the ultimate in luxurious and pampering treatments and therapies.