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featuring Irish car tours and other package deals to Ireland in December and January.

Christmas the way it should be.
Make your unique Christmas Celebration in Ireland.
Spend the holidays in Ireland. Ireland does Christmas a little bit differently from the rest of the world: we call the Epiphany on 6 January “Little Christmas” or “Women’s Christmas” (as the women got to go out and have fun while the men stayed at home); we place candles in our windows on Christmas Eve; and we say “Happy Christmas” in English, and “Nollaig Shona Duit” in Irish. How fancy! Like the sound of that? We’ve got some very Irish traditions that’ll get you into the Christmas spirit…

Magical Escorted Christmas Tour of Ireland 2022

An irish ChristmasIreland Dublin Christmas Castle vacation package 2024

All I Want for Christmas

24th– 28th December

4 nights - Christmas in Ireland Early booking is ESSENTIAL for this vacation.

INCLUDES: 4 nights at Clontarf Castle
  • Christmas Eve

    Enjoy citrus spiced mulled wine on arrival in the glorious setting of the Atrium lobby Sumptuous four course dinner in the majestic

    Christmas Day

    Artisan castle breakfast accompanied by chilled champagne


    Traditional Christmas Day buffet lunch in the regal Great Hall


    Evening light fayre served in the Indigo Lounge


    Unwind & celebrate a wonderful Christmas Day in Knights Bar as the evening draws to a close with light entertainment*

    St Stephens Day

    St. Stephen’s artisan castle breakfast

    One additional night to unwind and explore.


  • Value-Added Tax (V.A.T.) and service charges.

The lights and that certain something in the air combine to provide a memorable experience. Ireland Christmas Travel. Rate based on departure date from USA. Other dates are available at varying costs.

RATES including car, accommodations, flights
Rate per person in USD, Sharing a twin room

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Anyone interested in folk and traditional music will also be glad to know that December is a brilliant time to be in Ireland. Fairy lights, crackling fires and creamy pints are perfect scene-setters for an evening of music in a traditional Irish pub.

According to Esquire magazine, “There are few drinks as instantly delightful as hot Irish whiskey punch”. Made with whiskey, lemon, cloves and a touch of brown sugar (if you need it), it warms you up from the inside out. Traditionally, the hot whiskey is consumed through the coldest months of the year. And there’s nothing like the scent of cloves to get you in the Christmas spirit.

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.

Christmas in a castleAnyone interested in folk and traditional music will also be glad to know that December is a brilliant time to be in Ireland. Fairy lights, crackling fires and creamy pints are perfect scene-setters for an evening of music in a traditional Irish pub.

Christmas Specials:
Ireland BB, Festive Dromoland Castle vacation package 7 nights - Early booking is ESSENTIAL for this vacation.

  • Round trip airfare to Ireland
  • Self-drive standard car with unlimited mileage and tax for 7 days. Large cars, minibuses and automatics are available.
  • 5 nights accommodations at your choice of 400 farms, town and country homes. Please be aware that not all B&B's are open over Christmas and New Years.
  • Full hearty Irish breakfast is served each day. This may include home-baked breads, farm-fresh eggs, cereal, sausage and bacon.
  • Value-Added Tax (V.A.T.) and service charges.

At Dromoland Castle

After Christmas Treat-One Night B&B at Dromoland Castle, INCLUDING DINNER Dec. 28 (Dromoland not available over Christmas or New Years)

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Twelve Days of Christmas Song : Although most people say / sing "four calling birds", the actually birds are "four colley birds" (blackbirds).

Christmas in Dublin

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.


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.

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.  
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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.


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 magical 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 
Some Irish Christmas traditions:
Christmas in Ireland

Did you know that the popular Christmas carol, Twelve Days of Christmas, is a remnant from the time when Catholicism was illegal and the gifts listed in the song are hidden references to Catholic dogma? It was used as a memory exercise for those who were secret adherents to Catholicism.

The lighting of candles in Ireland also has a religious significance. Some people would light candles (or one large candle) to signify symbolic hospitality for Mary and Joseph. The candle was a way of saying there was room for Jesus' parents in these homes even if there was none in Bethlehem. Some people even set extra places at their tables as a preparation for unexpected visitors.

Christmas Dinner Christmas dinners in Ireland usually consist of the standard fare; turkey, a ham, stuffing, cranberry sauce, etc. Among the more traditional Irish elements are spiced beef (spiced over several days, cooked, and then pressed) which can be served either hot or cold. The traditional dessert is usually composed of mince pies, Christmas pudding, and brandy or rum sauce.

Nollaig shona duit (Happy Christmas)
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