Five-Star Hotel and Spa on Ireland’s East Coast Near Dublin, Kilkenny, and Small Country Towns
Included in all options:
- Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) (flight time: about 7 hours), Los Angeles (LAX) (flight time: about 13 hours), or Chicago (ORD) (flight time: about 8 hours)
- Car rental (manual transmission) for the duration of your trip
- Six nights at the 5-star Powerscourt Hotel in County Wicklow. <p>
Set on 1,000 country acres in eastern Ireland, the 5-star Powerscourt Hotel will be your home base during this weeklong trip to the Emerald Isle. Named one of the world’s best hotels by Condé Nast Traveler, the Palladian property features luxurious guest rooms, two championship golf courses, and a spa. There’s no set itinerary for the trip and the package includes a rental car (with manual transmission), leaving you free to explore Ireland at your leisure during the seven days you’re here.
We’ve curated an assortment of worthy destinations below. Feel free to pick and choose, and add your own experiences to the list.
A 30-minute drive from the hotel brings you to Dublin, home to several world-famous attractions as well as the country’s most vibrant nightlife. At Trinity College Library, you can see the Book of Kells, a 9th-century religious manuscript known for its extravagant illustrations. Dublin has numerous worthwhile museums, ranging from the National Leprechaun Museum to the Dublin Writers Museum, which houses diaries, letters, and first editions from Ireland’s retinue of literary geniuses. At night, you’ll want to enjoy a pint at one of the city’s nearly 1,000 pubs. Head to the famous Temple Bar district to cut a rug while listening to live music.
Drop by Kilkenny—located about 1.5 hours from the hotel—to take a tour of Kilkenny Castle, an imposing stone structure built in the early 13th century. The ornamental gardens here are something to behold. In town, you’ll find medieval buildings housing cafes and craft shops stocked with wool blankets, scarves, and cutting boards. Tucked away in the countryside, the monastic ruins of Kells Priory are especially enchanting in the early evening.
House of Waterford Crystal: Witness the creation of fine crystal stemware during a tour of the factory’s blowing, hand-marking, and cutting departments.
Druids Glen Golf Club: This County Wicklow favorite has drawn comparisons to Augusta for its tree-lined fairways and spectacular water features. Wicklow Mountains National Park: Go hiking, climbing, fishing, and swimming on nearly 50,000 acres in the heart of the Glendalough Valley.
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