2022 Ultimate Ireland Tour
Jul 09, 2022 to Jul 31, 2022
Join us for the ULTIMATE IRELAND TOUR. We are starting in Shannon, heading south and then around to Dublin.
We spend a few days in Dublin and then head North to Londonderry.
Along the way we will hopefully see 22 Lighthouses in the South and 21 Lighthouses in the North and spend free days in Ennis, Waterford and Dublin. The Lighthouse list is a wish list but we may not be able to see them all due to accessibility.
We will be able to see other sights as well such as Titanic Museum and all of the wonderful scenery of Ireland.
DATE CHANGE: Due to current events, this tour has been moved from 2021 to 2022. Please note the new dates.
This tour is not full - looking for lighthouse lovers to join us.
Day 1 - July 9, 2022 - Land in Shannon Airport and then on to Old Ground Hotel in Ennis.
Day 2 - July 10, 2022 - Travel to Kilrush and take the Scattery Island Tour to see the lighthouse, then on to Kilcredaun Lighthouse for a photo op. Last lighthouse for the day is Loop Head Lighthouse in Kilbana. That evening we return to the same hotel and have a medieval dinner at Bunratty Castle.
Day 3 - July 11, 2022 - Full Day at your leisure at Ennis to tour the local sites, if you desire or take the optional helicopter or boat tour to see additional lighthouses (bonus) or boat tour to see the Cliffs of Moher.
Day 4 - July 12, 2022 - Travel in the morning to see Tarbert Lighthouse. Then board a boat to view Dingle Lighthouse. On to Killarney for an overnight stay. Dinner on your own.
Day 5 - July 13, 2022 - Travel along the Ring of Kerry with lots of scenic stops. In Valentia Island we will have a tour of the Lighthouse then back to the hotel in Killarney.
Day 6 - July 14, 2022 - Travel to Sheep Head to see Muntervary Lighthouse. The lighthouse trail is almost 1 mile long one way but for those that want to you can stay back at the cafe. Stay at hotel in Rosscarberry and dinner at hotel.
Day 7 - July 15, 2022 - Today is full day from Rosscarberry to Cape Clear Island and then Schull for a boat ride to see Fastnet Rock lighthouse, Sherkin Island Barrack Point Lighthouse, and Baltimore Beacon Light (view from boat) then back to hotel in Rosscarberry. Dinner at hotel.
Day 8 - July 16, 2022 - Another full day traveling starting at Mizenhead Lighthouse and Crookhaven Lighthouse. The next stop will be Galley Head Lighthouse. We will end at Cork for an overnight stay. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 9 - July 17, 2022 - Today we will see Charles Fort Lighthouse, Roches Lighthouse and Youghal Lighthouse. Then we will board a boat to see Ballycotton Lighthouse. Then ending at Waterford for an overnight stay.
Day 10 - July 18, 2022 - FREE Day in Waterford - day of rest or time to explore.
Day 11 - July 19, 2022 - We will view Hook Head Lighthouse. Then on to Duncannon Lighthouse where will will have lunch. A quick photo op of Duncannon North Rear Range Lighthouse and then last stop is Dunmore East Lighthouse, ending back at Waterford hotel. Dinner at hotel.
Day 12 - July 20, 2022 - A boat trip from Rosslare to view Tusker lighthouse. After the boat ride we will stop at Wicklow to view Wicklow Head Lighthouses (3 of them) then on to Dublin.
Day 13 - July 21, 2022 - Free Day in Dublin to do as you wish or just rest up. Optional Guinness Brewery tour.
Day 14 - July 22, 2022 - We will have a city tour with a local guide. We will then board a boat to tour the harbor and see Muglins Lighthouse, Dun Loaghair Lighthouses (East and West), North Wall Quay, North Bull Wall Head, North Bank Lighthouse, Poolbeg Lighthouse, and Baily Lighthouse. Then back to Dublin Hotel and dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 15 - July 23, 2022 - A long bus ride (5 hours with a lunch stop) to Derry (Londonderry). Then on a boat to view Ballynagard Lighthouse and Culmore Light, then back to Derry for hotel and dinner.
Day 16 - July 24, 2022 - On the bus to see the Buncrana Lighthouse, the Dunree Head Lighthouse and then the Inishowen Head Lighthouse. Back to Derry for hotel and dinner.
Day 17 - July 25, 2022 - In the morning we will travel to Bushmills to see the Giant Causeway. After lunch in Portrush, we will stop at Bushmills Distillery for a tour. The on to Coleraine hotel and dinner at hotel.
Day 18 - July 26, 2022 - This will be a full day excursion to Rathlin Island where we will see Rue Point Lighthouse and (from the ferry) and visit Rathlin West Lighthouse and Rathlin East Lighthouse. Then back to Coleraine for an overnight stay. Dinner on your own.
Day 19 - July 27, 2022 - We will travel to Larne where we will stop to view the Chaine Tower Lighthouse, then on to Whitehead Golf Club for lunch. Travel to Blackhead Lighthouse then on to Belfast for and overnight and dinner.
Day 20 - July 28, 2022 - Today we will visit the Lightship Petrel the lunch at a local cafe. We will then have a tour of the city and visit the Titanic Museum and the Great Light (Hyper Radial Fresnel Lens). Back to Belfast hotel and dinner at hotel.
Day 21 - July 29, 2022 - On the bus to Killough where we will see St. John's Point Lighthouse. Then on to Greencastle and then take the ferry to Greenore. From the ferry you will be able to see Haulbowline Lighthouse and the Greenore Lighthouse. We will also stop to view Drogheda East and West Lights and the Maiden Tower/Ladies Finger navigational aids in Morninton. Overnight in Drogheda with dinner.
Day 22 - July 30, 2022 - Travel to Balbriggan to view Balbriggan Lighthouse. Next is a visit to the Commissioner of Irish Lights office. We will end at Dublin and have our Farewell Dinner.
Day 23 - July 31, 2022 - Buffet breakfast and shuttle to Airport for flights home.
- Scattery Island Lighthouse
- Kilcredaun Lighthouse
- Loop Head Lighthouse
- Tarbert Lighthouse
- Dingle Lighthouse
- Valentia Lighthouse
- Muntervary Lighthouse
- Fastnet Lighthouse
- Baltimore Harbour Barrack Point Lighthouse
- Mizen Head Lighthouse
- Crookhaven Lighthouse
- Galley Head Lighthouse
- Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse
- Charles Fort Lighthouse
- Roches Lighthouse
- Ballycotton Lighthouse
- Youghal Lighthouse
- Mine Head Lighthouse
- Ballinacourty Lighthouse
- Hook Head Lighthouse
- Duncannon Front Range Lighthouse
- Duncannon Rear Range Lighthouse
- Dunmore East Lighthouse
- Tuskar Lighthouse
- Wicklow Head Lighthouse
- Wicklow Harbor East Pier Light
- Wicklow Head High 1
- Wicklow Head High 2
- Wicklow Head Low
- Muglins Lighthouse
- Loaghair Lighthouse East
- Loaghair Lighthouse West
- North Wall Quay Light
- Poolbeg Lighthouse
- Baily Lighthouse
- Culmore Lighthouse
- Buncrana Lighthouse
- Dunree Lighthouse
- Inishhowen Head Lighthouse
- Rathlin Island East Lighthouse
- Rue Point Lighthouse
- Rathlin Island West Lighthouse
- Chaine Tower Lighthouse
- Black Head Lighthouse
- St. Johns Point Lighthouse
- Greenore Lighthouse
- Haulbowline Lighthouse
- Drogheda West Light
- Drogheda East Light
- Drogheda North Light
- Balbriggan Lighthouse
All hotel accommodations.
Transports - Tour Bus and Boats
Tour Manager from Ireland for the entire tour
Entrance into National Maritime Museum and Titanic Museum
Meals: 13 Dinners
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