Holiday Itinerary


From local joining points we make our way to our overnight stop.


We take the early morning ferry from Holyhead to Dublin before making our way to Roscommon and the Abbey Hotel for five nights.


A day at leisure to discover the local delights of this friendly market town.


Today we head to the famous city of Galway, a wonderful mix of colour, culture and character, of twisting lanes a uniquely shaped cathedral and impressive Spanish arch, all captivating the charm of Ireland.


This morning we visit Strokestown Park House and the National Famine Museum. Strokestown was home to the first landlord to be assassinated during the height of the Great Famine of Ireland in 1847. Today the house is a time capsule, unchanged from 19th century and the museum narrates one of the most destructive episodes in Ireland’s history. We continue to the riverside town of Carrickon-Shannon, steeped in history at the gateway to Ireland’s Lakelands.


This morning we take the Irish rail network and head to the pretty resort of Westport on the wild Atlantic coast. From here we re-join our coach and skirt Killary Harbour – Ireland’s only fjord – and the grounds of Kylemore Abbey as we pass through the remote, yet wonderful
Connemara National Park.


This morning we leave Roscommon and make our way into Dublin for some free time before we board the afternoon ferry to Holyhead and onward to our overnight hotel.


Our tour comes to a close as we return home.

Abbey Hotel

This family run hotel, taking its name from the Abbey ruins located beside it, is situated in the centre of Roscommon, based around an 18th Century manor house with wonderful private lawns and gardens.

★★★★ (ITB)

  • Restaurant, lounge, bar, gardens
  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, gym
  • Full Irish breakfast and three course evening dinner plus tea or coffee
  • Lift

Departure dates and prices 2019 Emerald and Gold The perfect Gaelic Jaunt : half board- 7% discount on all dates

Grand UK brochure price in Black from £769

Travel 55 discount price in Red from  £716

Tel Grand UK reservations on 01603 886 795 and quote Travel 55 code TRA55 + tour code EIR

23 June - 8 days


15 September - 8 days


Single room supplement: £149. All prices £'s per person. Half Board. Departure Code:A. Call for insurance and passport details. Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. The discount will be applied accordingly to reflect the price. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

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Grand UK Holidays
Emerald and Gold The perfect Gaelic Jaunt

Holidays by coach - 7% discount

2019 prices from only £716

Visiting Ireland is an unforgettable experience. Here the lush rolling emeraldlandscape with its enchanting towns and villages reveals a country rich in ancient  myths and legends; a place where the wit and charm of its people is as precious as the land itself. The lesser-known county of Roscommon, is often described as ‘the heart of undiscovered Ireland’. It is landlocked between Dublin and Galway, with the Irish Lakelands to the north, and is perfectly placed for touring the Emerald Isle. The county town of Roscommon, our holiday base, was once an important farming centre and is home to a 13th century castle and abbey which is situated next to our hotel.

Book direct with Grand UK on 01603 886 795 and quote the Travel 55 discount code TRA55 to receive the Travel 55 offer of 7% discount which is available on all Grand UK Holidays.

Travel 55 offer you discount on Grand UK Holidays tours. To book, call Grand UK Holidays direct on 01603 886 795 and quote TRA55 for the Travel 55 discounted price. 

Tour Highlights

  • Strokestown Park House & National Famine Museum
  • Westport by train
  • Connemara National Park
  • Galway
  • Dublin
  • Carrick-on-Shannon

What's Included

  • Free local joining points
  • Earn Coach Miles™
  • All coach travel
  • Reserved seats on tour coaches
  • Tour Manager escorted
  • Hotel accommodation and board as stated
  • No single room supplement
  • Admission fees and entertainment if stated
  • Complete luggage handling
  • Excursions/itinerary as stated
  • Price-Back insurance Offer

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  • Extra leg room and comfort
  • Luxury leather upholstered reclining seats
  • Panoramic windows for maximum view
  • Climate control
  • On-board Sat Nav to track your journey
  • Driver-eye camera to view the road ahead
  • On-board library selection
  • Level and easy access to the WC/washroom
  • Free Wi-Fi and USB ports

Gold Holidays are a cut above the rest...

  • Hotels of a three or four star standard
  • Great food and service
  • Special hotel welcome reception
  • Gold welcome bag
  • Most experienced Top Tour Managers and Drivers
  • Complimentary commemorative photograph
  • Luxury coach travel in a class of its own


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