IRISH CHRISTMAS TRAVEL SPECIALS
featuring Irish car tours and other package deals to Ireland in December and January.
Christmas the way it should
Make your unique Christmas Celebration in Ireland.
Spend the holidays in Ireland Christmas in Ireland is an experience to be cherished. Christmas traditions have been handed down over generations. As you stroll along the streets you feel the excitement of Christmas while shopping for traditional Christmas treats. The lights, the shopping and that certain something in the air combine to provide a memorable experience.
Ireland BB Christmas vacation package 7 nights - Christmas in Ireland Early booking is ESSENTIAL for this vacation.
Child reduction $50. Dates subject to availability. Automatic car, add $179 total
(not per person). Prices based on booking at least 95 days in advance and
making an instant purchase. For later bookings, prices will be higher. For
example, book up to 45 days in advance, add $125 per person to the above
prices. When your trip spans two price periods, higher rates prevail. There are
no flights on Dec. 24/25
Ireland is one of the few places on earth where the meaning of Christmas is still remembered & the birth of the Christ child is celebrated. The lights in the windows make a lovely addition to the holiday season.
Christmas is in the air everywhere. Church services play a real part in the celebration of Christmas here. Another endearing quality of Ireland is the time that the people take out of their usual calendars to devote to Christmas. There is limited work activity for most people between Christmas and New Year, and most businesses remain closed for this period.
The spirit of Christmas is so strong, however, that many hotels close during the holiday period to allow their staff to spend time with family. On Christmas day in Ireland, most restaurants will be closed. Christmas day is traditionally a family day, with virtually all public places and shops closed.
|Irish Proverb: A turkey never voted for an early Christmas.|
After Christmas Treat-One Night B&B at Dromoland Castle, INCLUDING DINNER Dec. 28 (not available over Christmas or New Years)Rate per person in USD, Sharing a twin room
|Twelve Days of Christmas Song : Although most people say / sing "four calling birds", the actually birds are "four colley birds" (blackbirds).|
Christmas in Dublin
In Dublin, Christmas day is only the beginning of celebrating with friends that doesn’t end until the Feast of Epiphany on the 6th of January. Dublin is a wonderful city to visit at Christmas. The Christmas lights are turned on in November and from that point on, the big Christmas shopping season will have commenced in earnest. Unique gifts are only part of the journey as you enhance your experience with tours of Europe's most picturesque cities. From shopping on Grafton Street and Henry Street, to listening to the carol singers and buskers on Grafton Street, and to the wonderful Christmas windows, Dublin City Center has loads to offer.
Much of the social activity centres around the pubs (as usual!) There are some outdoor activities on Christmas day, eg. outdoor walks, Christmas day swims for the hardy souls. Some hotels stay open over Christmas, with a "package" stay and organized activities. St. Stephen's Day (Boxing Day) has pubs open again, but only a limited number of shops open. There will be plenty of sporting activities, including horse racing. Restaurants will be open, except for Christmas Day. Airports, buses and trains do not operate on Christmas day, and will have a limited service on 26th. Shops will generally open about 27th December with sales - hectic for shopaholics.
CHRISTMAS AT THE MERRION, DUBLIN
Arrive on Christmas Eve and check into your luxurious room, complete with tempting seasonal delights. Anticipate Christmas by the crackling log fires in our lavishly dressed Drawing Rooms, unwind in the sumptuous Tethra Spa or relax in the warm ambiance of our Dublin cocktail bar, No 23. At 6pm on Christmas Eve, all our younger guests are invited to meet with Father Christmas around the magical Christmas tree in The Front Hall, where each child will receive a Christmas gift, and Mums and Dads can enjoy a glass of Champagne.
Wake up on Christmas Morning to a celebratory breakfast in the comfort of your own room or in The Cellar Restaurant. Later, enjoy traditional Christmas Lunch or Dinner in The Cellar Restaurant followed by a glass of Merrion mulled wine and mince pies in No 23.
For guests who would prefer to extend their celebrations, on St Stephens Day, December 26th, The Merrion is offering two Top Level Tickets to the renowned Leopardstown Christmas Race Festival, complete with coach transfers to and from the hotel. For those who would prefer to stay indoors, guests can opt for a sumptuous one-hour treatment per person in The Tethra Spa.
|Merrion Christmas 3 nights|
|Messiah, Handel's glorious oratorio,was first performed in Dublin in 1742, and the city celebrates with performances every December. The most ethereal is in the soaring vaults of St. Patrick's Cathedral.|
CHRISTMAS AT DROMOLAND CASTLE
Enjoy Christmas at Dromoland Castle. (This is priced on a per person sharing basis). Arrival on the 24th December (Christmas Eve) and enjoy a welcome reception with Canapes from 6pm followed by Dinner at 7pm or Dinner at 8.30pm for the last minute shoppers, Christmas Carols and visit from Santa. On Christmas Day enjoy a hearty breakfast, Traditional Christmas Day Lunch. Later that evening enjoy a Light "Pick & Go" Buffet Supper on your lap in front of the log fires or in any of our beautiful public area rooms. Before you leave us on 26th December enjoy another hearty breakfast.
Rates per person for 2 nights FROM $989 PER PERSON
Extra night $288 per person
Treat yourself to a 1 nights stay at Dromoland Castle including Accommodation, full Irish breakfast and Table d'Hote dinner and let us help you to celebrate the magicalÂ traditions of Christmas at Dromoland Castle. Indulge and unwind at the Spa, relax in deep sofas in front of roaring log fires and festive
decorated surroundings or enjoy falconry, golf or a horse drawn carriage tour. Toast the season in the Cocktail Bar with traditional entertainment,dine in the award winning Earl of Thomond Restaurant,or just soak up and enjoy the nostalgic Christmas atmosphere.
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|An Irish Toast: May peace and plenty be the first to lift the latch on your door, and happiness be guided to your home by the candle of Christmas|