Drive Through the Irish Countryside and Stay in Quaint Villages
On this 9-day, 7-night vacation from Great Value Vacations, you have the freedom to explore four traditional Irish villages—Killenard, Kinsale, Adare, and Dublin—on your own. Once you arrive at Dublin Airport, hop in a manual-shift rental car and you’re set to cruise across the Irish countryside. The vacation includes:
- Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), or Chicago (ORD)
- One night in deluxe accommodations at the 5-star Heritage Golf & Spa Resort in Killenard
- Two nights in standard accommodations at the Actons of Kinsale. (Breakfast is included at this location.)
- Two nights in standard accommodations at the Fitzgerald Woodlands House Hotel in Adare. (Breakfast is included at this location.)
- Two nights in standard accommodations at the 4-star Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Dublin
- Manual-shift rental car
Must-see attraction: Killenard is surrounded by horse-racing tracks, including the Curragh Racecourse, which hosts the Irish Derby and other classic horse races from May–October.
Stroll like a local: Many of Killenard’s neighboring villages have well-marked hiking trails through the Irish countryside. The town of Stradbally, about 20 minutes south of the hotel, connects to six forest trails ranging from 2–12 kilometers.
Hotel amenities: The 18-hole golf course at Heritage Golf & Spa Resort was rated one of Ireland's Top 10 parkland courses by Golf Digest.
Must-see attraction: Life in Kinsale revolves around the harbor, which you can explore on a harbor cruise. Yachting and fishing are particularly popular activities in town.
Eat like a local: Kinsale is widely recognized as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland. Pull up a chair at Fishy Fishy Cafe for local oysters and pan-roasted cod.
Hotel amenities: Actons of Kinsale, built in 1946 and renovated in 2012, features an indoor swimming pool and sauna, Irish restaurant, and nice views of the harbor.
Must-see attraction: Built in the early 13th century on the banks of the River Maigue, Desmond Castle was an important fortress for hundreds of years. Tours of the castle run from June 1–Sept. 30.
Dance like a local: There are many bars in Adare that host live traditional Irish music most nights of the week.
Hotel amenities: You can get a body treatment with multi-colored mud inside a rasul, or Turkish steam room, in the onsite spa at Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel.
Must-see attraction: The Book of Kells, a 9th-century religious manuscript known for its extravagant illustrations, is on display at Trinity College Library (Ireland's largest library).
Drink like a local: Grab a pint of locally brewed Guinness at one of the city’s nearly 1,000 pubs— or head straight to the source and tour Guinness's St. James’s Gate Brewery.
Hotel amenities: Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel’s 20-meter pool and Scandinavian wood sauna and steam room are good spots to relax after a day of sightseeing.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal?
Call Great Value Vacations at (800) 495-4903 for additional pricing options from any departure airport not listed on the Groupon Getaways deal page.
Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal?
Yes, for an additional fee you can arrange for that over the phone when you redeem your vacation.
How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available?
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What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available?
If Great Value Vacations is unable to book the stay you want during the available dates and before the book-by date, Groupon will refund your purchase.
Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room?
All travelers over the age of 2 are required to purchase a Groupon. Different occupancy arrangements can be requested with Great Value Vacations at the time of reservation.