Achill Island & Blacksod Bay

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20th July 2022
€500 pps

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Your Trip Includes

  • Experienced Driver
  • Luxury Coach Transportation
  • 3 Nights 3 star Hotel Accommodation
  • 3 Full Irish Breakfasts
  • 3 Evening Meals
  • 2 Lunches
  • Achill Island
  • Blacksod Lighthouse tour

Pick-up Points

  • Urlingford
  • Portlaoise
  • Naas
  • Dublin Heuston Station
  • Dublin City Centre

Hotels:

The Twin Trees Hotel :  Ballina (3 star) – 3 nights

 

Day to day operations of the tour may change due to government COVID-19 restrictions / guidelines at the time of travel.
Day 1:
This morning we travel from Urlingford and Dublin to our hotel in Mayo.  Rachael Moylette welcomes you to her family owned and operated hotel now run by the  3rd generation. Enjoy a welcome cuppa on arrival with time to relax before dinner together at 7pm.
Day 2:
Join us onboard today for a delightful day touring to Achill Island. Achill Island is Ireland’s largest island and it is accessible from the mainland by bridge. The island represents the west coast in miniature form: majestic mountains, clear lakes, expanses of bogs, long unspoilt sandy beaches, picturesque villages and the highest sea cliffs of Ireland. The Atlantic Drive, boasting some of the most impressive views of the Atlantic, goes along the south west coast of Achill. This coast road along the cliff edge has fantastic views of Clew Bay.

Dinner together at our hotel this evening at 7pm.

Day 3:

Following breakfast, we visit the Blacksod Bay.

A great full day excursion to Blacksod Bay, with an included visit to Blacksod Lighthouse, Irelands only square lighthouse! There’s a wonderful guided tour of the area by local expert guides telling the story of the importance of the Blacksod during WW2 and our important connection to the D-Day landings in 1944,  we’ll visit  it’s nearby memorial garden in memory of all those who sailed from Blacksod for the New World from Achill, Newport, Belmullet and Erris regions in 1883 and 1884.

Our journey back takes us through Belmullet along the shores of Broadhaven Bay to our hotel in Ballina for dinner and overnight.

Day 4:

Our final morning together; following breakfast and check-out, we visit The Foxford Woollen Mills, a beautiful store nestled alongside the majestic flow of the mighty River Moy , a lifestyle brand and home of their world famous bedlinen. The story of Foxford has woven a tale throughout the world since 1892 when it was was founded in 1892 by an Irish nun, called Sister Agnes Morrogh-Bernard. Sister Agnes came to the town of Foxford with the hope of bringing ‘Brighter Homes, Better Work and Greater Happiness’ to the locality. On our tour today, you’ll learn about the techniques and skills that have been passed down through the generations creating a world renowned Irish product.