Your Tour Itinerary - Corners of Southern Ireland

Day 1 Dublin – Kildare - Ennis

We’ll begin our tour in Dublin, then journey to the stunning countryside of County Kildare, where we’ll stop at the Irish National Stud. Here, we’ll be treated to a private tour, an exclusive jockey’s-eye-view of the horses and the chance to explore the fascinating museum. Next up is Portumna Castle, a semi-fortified house in County Galway, before our journey takes us to Ennis, where we’ll tuck in to our first hearty dinner together. (D)

Day 2 Ennis - Cliffs of Moher - Killarney

First today, we’ll take a walking tour through Ennis’ character-filled avenues, hearing enthralling tales of rebellions and riots, myths and mysteries along the way. Then, prepare to be amazed at the Cliffs of Moher. The keen-eyed among us – or perhaps just those who packed binoculars – may even spot a resident puffin. Next, we’ll head to Killarney – the gateway to the panoramic Ring o Kerry. (B)

Day 3 Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney

Welcome to the Ring of Kerry – an area that boasts edge-of-the-world seascapes, rippling green lands, ancient forts and welcoming villages rub shoulders with mysterious . After viewing Staigue Stone, a partly ruined stone ringfort that thought to have been built between 300 and 400 AD, we’ll get an insight into the lives of the early Christian monks that broke bread at the site of the Skellig Michael monastery. (B,D)

Day 4 Killaryney - Kenmare - Kinsale

Our first stop of the day is Molly Gallivan’s Cottage. More than 200 years ago, the enterprising Mrs Gallivan supported her seven children by brewing illicit whiskey, and her home was in fact a clandestine pub. Our next stop will take us to the medieval town of Kinsale. Sea and sand views, cosy pubs and brightly coloured houses make our final stop of the day a very picturesque port of call. (B)

Day 5 Kinsale - Midleton - Kilkenny

The cobbled streets that curve around Kinsale’s pretty bay are just begging to be explored, so we’ll spend the morning on a walking tour. After taking in the must-see sights, we’ll then depart for the coast. Kinsale was the departure point for the last 123 passengers who boarded the Titanic, and you’ll notice poignant markers of this around the town. When we reach Midleton, we’ll pay a visit to the Old Midleton Distillery to see how the iconic whiskey is crafted – and sample its smooth character for ;ourselves. We’ll get one last cultural fix as we absorb the medieval charm of Kilkenny before indulging in a final feast fit for a king. (B,D)

Day 6 Kilkenny - Dublin

Before heading back to Dublin, there’s plenty of time for a stroll around charismatic Kilkenny, where we’ll visit the famous castle. Keep your camera poised as our coach climbs heather clad hills and crosses fairytale glens that carpet the Wicklow Mountains. At the heart of the dramatic scenery is Avoca, where we’ll pay homage to an Irish institution – Ballykissangel. You can even pull up a stool in Fitzgerald’s Pub, the one made famous by the ;BBC TV series. Then, there’s a chance to pick up one final memento of your >travels at the Woollen Mills before we say goodbye to the group. (B)

This tour can be combined with Corners of Cornwall, Battle of Britain and/or Highlights of Britain.

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Departure dates and prices 2019 Corners of Southern Ireland - tour code BEHCIDD-9

Back-Roads Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

Tel Back-Roads Reservations on 0208 9870 990 and quote Travel 55 ref: T55BR + Tour Code DUB

March 18


July 2, 9g, 16, 30g


March 25


August 6, 13, 16, 19g, 27, 30g


April 16g, 23, 29g


September 5g, 10g


May 7g, 10g, 14g, 21g, 24g, 28g


September 13g, 17g, 20g, 24g


June 2, 11, 14g, 18, 25g


October 1g


July 5g, 12g, 19


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Back-Roads Touring
Corners of Southern Ireland

6 days / 5 nights - 5% discount

Prices from only £1425

One-of-a-kind views of spellbinding scenery. The stories of maritime towns and picture-book villages. Visiting the Cliffs of Moher, the beguiling Ring of Kerry, a town that boasts edge of the world seascapes. Take a walking tour of Kinsale, stroll around Kilkenny before moving on to the Wiklow Mountains. 

Small groups up to 18 guests.

To book this wonderful 6 day Corners of Southern Ireland tour with Back-Roads Touring call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote the Travel 55 code T55BR to receive the 5% discount. 

You can claim a 5% discount on all Back-Roads tours. To book, call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote ref: T55BR to receive the Travel 55 discount price.

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The Back-Roads Difference

  • Visit Molly Gallivan's Cottage and learn the story of a widow who supported her children by
    brewing illicit whiskey
  • See the staggering Cliffs of Moher
  • Explore rural Irish towns and authentic village culture, away from tourist crowds

Tour Inclusions

  • 5 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Local guide in Kinsale
  • Daily Full Irish breakfast (B), 3 evening meals (D)
  • Irish whiskey tour and tasting
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Irish National Stud, Portumna Castle,
    the Skellig Experience

Why Back-Roads Touring?

Smaller groups of up to 18

With a maximum group size of 18 people on Europe tours (22 on French barge tours) and 14 people on Asia tours, Back Roads pride themselves on ensuring that each guest has a personalised holiday experience.


On the vast majority of tours we travel by Mercedes or Mercedes Vito mini-coaches, equipped with comfortable seats, air-conditioning and large windows for enjoying the view. With the flexibility to go anywhere a car can, we take the smaller roads through beautiful scenery and get right to the heart of tiny villages and buzzing cities.
Along the way, your Tour Leader can offer intriguing insights about the views we see over the onboard PA system. And, with long drives kept to a minimum, you’ll have plenty of time to stretch your legs and explore sites for yourself.

Scenic back roads not motorways

Winding country lanes. Coastal beauty spots. Breathtaking mountain passes. With luxury mini-coaches that take us along scenic roads beyond the reach of large vehicles, the journey is as much a part of the adventure as the destination.

Authentic Local Experiences

Truly getting to know a destination means stepping off the typical tourist trail. From hidden-gem attractions to local favourites, we take time to seek out genuine experiences that take you to the heart of each spectacular region.

Culinary Discoveries

One of the most enjoyable ways to experience a different culture is to sample the cuisine. From visits to local producers to food and wine tastings and even cooking lessons, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to discover new flavours.

Hand Picked Boutique Accommodation

Whether it’s a classic country inn or an elegant chateau, each day’s journey ends in a hotel with plenty of character. We opt for accommodation that reflects the personality of the local area, and fits right in with its surroundings.

Leisurely Paced Travel

Forget sunrise starts and long days hopping on and off the bus. We rarely leave before 8.30am and give each stop the attention it deserves – keeping long drives to a minimum. And giving you plenty of time to explore at your own pace.


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