Hidden Gems of Ireland's Ancient East - Wicklow Mountains and Waterford - Itinerary

Day 1:

We journey to Cairnryan for our ferry crossing to Ireland then continue to the Woodford Dolmen Hotel in Carlow where we check in for our four night stay. 

Day 2:

Today we enjoy a guided tour of the multi award-winning Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park, set on sixty areas of woodland trails and gardens. Discover Irish heritage and culture with the park’s interactive multi-media and at the replica dwellings and exhibitions. We move on to Kildare where you’ll be impressed with the grand houses and lovely gardens. Our day ends with a visit to the nearby Newbridge Silverware Centre & Museum of Style Icons where you’ll find celebrity fashion collections. 

Day 3:

A day in the spectacular Wicklow Mountains National Park and the verdant valley of Glendalough - areas of outstanding natural beauty. We then call at quaint Avoca where fans of Ballykissangel will enjoy spotting the pub, church and shops used in the filming of the TV series. Perhaps call at the working handweaving mill that dates from 1723 and has a cosy café. 

Day 4:

This morning we visit Waterford, a city founded by Vikings and home to a museum chronicling the city’s history. Perhaps visit Waterford Crystal where two centuries of crystal creating unfold and the latest masterpieces are made right before your eyes. This afternoon we stop in Kilkenny for some free time, perhaps step behind the imposing stone walls of Kilkenny Castle. 

Day 5:

After breakfast, we head for our ferry home. 

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Includes: Dinner, B and B : Coach travel throughout : Return Irish ferry crossings : Full holiday itinerary

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Hidden Gems of Ireland's Ancient East - Wicklow Mountains and Waterford

5 Days by Coach from Scotland - 7% Discount

Prices from only £353

Extending over much of County Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland, the picturesque Wicklow Mountains National Park boasts a landscape of chocolate box vistas showcasing untamed forests, twisting mountain roads, fast flowing streams and the verdant Glendalough Valley.

From the wonder of Wicklow, we proceed to pretty Avoca – a town immortalised by Thomas Moore in the song ‘The Meeting of the Waters’ as well as being the setting for the much-loved television series, Ballykissangel.

We discover Stone Age settlements at Lullymore Heritage Park, call at Kildare, then pop into the Silverware Museum of Style Icons where we experience glamorous fashion from celebrities such as Princess Diana and Audrey Hepburn.

Our final day out takes us to wonderful Waterford – a thousand-year-old city – with a medieval flavour, atmospheric streets and a lively waterfront. Our base is Carlow, a delightful town on the banks of the River Barrow. 

To book this Wicklow Mountains and Waterford coach holiday departing from Scotland with Glenton Holidays call them direct on 0844 5766 107 and quote the Travel 55 discount code GH55 to receive the 7% discount.  

Glenton is Scotland’s only ABTA bonded coach holiday specialist. They are also bonded by ATOL providing extra financial security for all air holidays. If you book with an unbonded company you could well be risking your holiday and your hard earned money.

Glenton Holidays departing Scotland in association with Travel 55. To book call direct on 0844 5766 107 and quote Travel 55 code GH55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Glenton Holidays brochure price. 


Woodford Dolmen Hotel - Carlow

Located just outside the market town of Carlow, this charming hotel stands in landscaped gardens on the banks of the River Barrow and has a little bridge linking the hotel to its own private island. It has a grand lobby, elegant bar, delightful restaurant and a pleasant terrace. .


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