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Emerald Dromoland Package (Dublin)

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Includes air & taxes, hotel(s), car rental, and breakfast daily
Packages are roundtrip, per person, based on 2 people traveling, including all taxes & fees. Restrictions and additional bag fees may apply.

Escape to Ireland for an adventurous self-drive vacation, with three nights in the scenic countryside bookended by one-night stays in Dublin at the beginning and end of your vacation and topped off by a stay at the 5-star Dromoland Castle. 

Begin your 6-night vacation with a stay at the Croke Park Hotel, a 20-minute drive from Dublin Airport. Enjoy the excitement of the Irish Capital, renowned for its vibrant culture and cosmopolitan flair.

From there, you’ll chart your way across the countryside behind the wheel of your rental car, choosing from thousands of B&Bs for your next 3 nights. Sample itineraries include the southwest (Kilkenny, Kinsale, Killarney), the west (Galway, Dingle Peninsula, Aran Islands) and the north (Sligo, Donegal). 
Next, drive to County Clare for your next-to-final-night at 5-star Dromoland Castle, the 16th century ancestral home of Gaelic royal families. A magnificent Renaissance structure, the castle was refurbished and transformed into a luxury hotel in the 1960s and retains splendid woodcarvings, oil paintings, romantic gardens and fine antique furnishings. From its setting on a 375-acre estate, you can enjoy hunting, fishing, horseback riding and championship golf, or take in the sites of the rugged west coast of Ireland, Shannon and Limerick. 
You'll return to Dublin for one more night at the Croke Park Hotel, convenient to both the airport and Dublin city for a night on the town, perhaps enjoying Dublin's vibrant nightlife and pub scenes.
What's Included:
  • Round-trip economy class airfare from New York (JFK) to Dublin
  • Manual shift economy car rental for duration
  • 1 night at the Croke Park Hotel (breakfast included, except day of arrival)
  • 3 nights Bed and Breakfast vouchers
  • 1 night at Dromoland Castle (breakfast included)
  • 1 night at the Croke Park Hotel (breakfast included)
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges, carrier and government taxes/fees/facility charges on airfare. Meals (other than as noted) and gratuities are NOT included.

For $200 more per person add an extra night at Dromoland Castle and an extra night at the Croke Park Hotel at the end. Click Here.

For $99 more per person add Bunratty Folk Park admissions, Blarney Castle admissions, Cliffs of Moher admissions, Ring of Kerry guided tour, House of Waterford Crystal tour, 10% Kildare Village Discount, and a tour of the Guinness Storehouse. Click Here

Terms and Conditions:

Advertised package prices are based on select departures as noted on the booking calendar and were available via the Great Value Vacations website and may not represent current prices.

Packages include roundtrip economy class airfare on valid transatlantic services as noted in specific package inclusions and as indicated on booking engine calendar which may also include code share flight agreements between carriers as indicated during the booking process; carriers may vary based on city of origin.

Other departure dates and origins are available at slightly higher rates. Prices are per person based on two people traveling together (unless specified otherwise) based on 7 day advance purchase and include roundtrip economy class airfare including carrier and government-imposed taxes and fees including the September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect some taxes or fees.

Packages are subject to availability and are capacity controlled and may not be available on every date or on all flights and may be restricted to certain hotel room and car categories. Fares apply to North American originating passengers only. Full payment is made at the time of reservation. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights. Higher fares may also be available throughout travel period. Cannot be combined with any other discount/promotion. Not eligible for accrual of frequent flyer points/mileage. Child/infant discounts not available. Stopovers are not permitted. Valid for new bookings only. Offers may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice.

Cancellations /Changes: Fares are non-refundable. Substantial restrictions apply for cancellation/change and depend upon the package type.

Travel Trip Protection (including Pre-departure Trip Cancellation Waiver) will be offered during the booking process and if purchased you will be allowed to cancel/change your trip once for any reason up to 72 hours prior to departure and receive a refund of your payments made, less Travel Trip Protection costs and fees. Additional coverage for trip delay; missed connection; baggage and medical protections; and 24 hour worldwide assistance services are also included. If you have not purchased Travel Trip Protection, all bookings are non-refundable.




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Dromoland Castle - Clare, Ireland
Dromoland Castle


Dromoland Castle is ideally located 8 miles from Shannon Airport in Clare, just outside Newmarket on Fergus. The proximity of this beautiful castle hotel to other major cities in the south/southwest of Ireland makes it an ideal location for touring: 19 miles from Limerick city, 48 miles from Galway city, 80 miles from Cork city and 88 miles from Killarney. Just a few miles south of Dromoland you will find Bunratty Castle. Durty Nellys, one of Ireland’s most famous pubs, is a must for an Irish coffee or “Pint of the Black Stuff.”


All 100 guestrooms have been furnished with luxury in mind.  Interactive television with music and movies on demand, broadband internet, trouser press, hairdryer, US Converters and Dromoland Castle's Signature Soft Slippers and Bathrobes are for you to enjoy. Dining options at Dromoland combine a wealth of fresh, locally sourced produce with an extensive selection of dining options. The award-winning Earl of Thomond Restaurant is renowned for innovative cuisine, tradition and creative flair.  Boasting spectacular views of the lakes of County Clare, the cocktail bar is the perfect setting - candlelit in the evening and hosting Irish ballads, providing an excellent background for after dinner drinks. For more informal dining, The Fig Tree Restaurant offers a variety of food from noon to late evening. The Castle grounds and woodlands are perfect for exploring on foot or on horseback. For 5-star fishing, why not take a trip out on Dromoland Lake. The hotel’s leisure center is ideal for those wishing to relax with a 17-meter pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. 18-hole championship golf, falconry, clay shooting, archery and tennis are also amongst the many activities you can enjoy.

Hotel Amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beauty services
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Fitness facilities
  • Health spa
  • Health club
  • Garden
  • Room service
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Massage - spa treatment room(s)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Secure parking
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Sauna
  • Shoe shine
  • Shopping on site
  • Smoke-free property
  • Spa services on site
  • Suitable for children
  • Supervised childcare/activities
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tour assistance
  • Translation services
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Clay shooting
  • Equestrian
  • Archery
  • Falconry
Room Amenities
  • Premium television channel(s)
  • Pay movies
  • Premium bedding
  • Separate sitting area
  • Climate control
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Air-conditioning
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Bathroom television
  • Internet access (surcharge)
  • Multi-line phone
  • Voice mail
  • Minibar
  • Remote lighting/drapery/curtain control
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Wake-up calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Turndown service
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathroom phone
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Handheld showerhead
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Sewing kit
  • Slippers
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Flat-panel television
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Non-smoking only
  • Desk
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
Hotel Location
Croke Park Hotel - Dublin, Ireland
Croke Park Hotel


Located just across the street from Croke Park Stadium, GAA’s home of Gaelic sport, the Croke Park Hotel is just 10 minutes from Dublin’s city center. With a great standard of service, a variety of state-of-the-art facilities and a great location, this hotel provides an ideal base for visiting Dublin and surrounding areas.


The Croke Park Hotel offers resplendently modern design, stylish bedrooms, an open-kitchen restaurant, fully equipped fitness center, and impeccable service. The incredible staff at this popular hotel make it more than an inviting place to stay – with a passion for providing perfect service, they aim to make just being there a pleasure.

Hotel Amenities
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Coffee shop or cafĂ©
  • Computer station
  • Elevator/lift
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Internet point
  • Luggage storage
Room Amenities
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Desk
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Trouser press
  • Window opens
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Satellite TV service
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
Hotel Location
Bed & Breakfast - Ireland, Ireland
Bed & Breakfast

The Ireland Bed & Breakfast package offers travelers the complete flexibility of creating their own itinerary. You can select your accommodations ahead of time, or take advantage of the flexibility of choosing them along the way. Enjoy your choice of accommodations from big cities to small towns to quaint villages to countryside manors.  All of the B&Bs pride themselves on providing their guests with a fresh, home-cooked full Irish breakfast each morning and quality accommodations that cater to every need. At a B&B, you are much more than just a room number, you’re a welcomed guest.

Draw on the local knowledge, personal touch and warm welcome of your Irish hosts.  Learn about all the best local restaurants, pubs, shops, attractions and activities.  Your hosts specialize in the best services available from golf to walking tours of the area, to adventure breaks and much more.

Why Stay in a B&B?

Most bed and breakfasts are owned by the B&B operators themselves, who usually live on the premises. It's natural to expect that B&B operators who live in their own B&B's will bring a different perspective to the job.

At B&Bs, "customers" are truly guests, and it shows. The B&B owners will gladly help you find the best restaurant in town, the best pubs, point you to the best tourist attractions and local amenities and much much more.

Many B&Bs depend on word-of-mouth recommendations. Combine those two factors and it's easy to see why B&B owners go out of their way to make sure your stay provides some great memories of Ireland.

B&B check-in is between 3-6pm.

6 Great Reasons To Choose B&B Accommodations

  • Good, reasonably priced accommodation, widely available
  • Inexpensive with a good atmosphere. Personal touch with a local flavor
  • Staying with Irish families and getting to know the people, culture and landscapes
  • Freedom to decide where to stay, with a variety of different town, cities, countryside and farm locations
  • Quality of food - often sourced locally with regional specialities. Enjoy the full Irish breakfast cooked with local produce.
  • Enjoy the true Irish family welcome!

The link below will help you find the perfect Irish B&B for you!

Hotel Amenities
  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Parking
  • Private Bathroom
Hotel Location

Dublin:  Founded in 841, Dublin combines the historic delights of an old city with a vibrant contemporary scene. Attractions range from landmarks and monuments dating back hundreds of years to cutting edge museums. Tour a 13th-century castle, study the work of contemporary artists, explore a Viking warship, learn about some of the world's most famous authors, or just sit back and enjoy a pint of Guinness. Bonus: Although 1.6 million people live in Dublin, the city is still small and manageable – most of the main attractions are located in or close to the city center, making it easy to navigate by foot.

What to see:
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.  Click here for more information.
Christ Church Cathedral:  The medieval Christ Church Cathedral is the oldest building in Dublin. Amazingly, the crypt predates the 11th-century cathedral. Catch the choral evensong if you want to really take in the atmosphere of the cathedral (which was updated in the 19th century).  Click here for more information.
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.  Click here for more information.
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.
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.