Dublin Past and Present – NEW GROUP TOUR
In this tour we discover some new and interesting attractions in the heart of vibrant Dublin, all of which explore the rich social history of the area. EPIC, The Irish Immigration Museum and The Liberties Distillery are both new attractions which combine state of the art technology with good ol’ Irish storytelling. A cemetery may seem an unusual place to visit, but Glasnevin is a true sight to behold and a must for anyone exploring their ancestory in Dublin, or those interested in the lives of those laid to rest here, from the ordinary to the extraordinary! The historic GPO has a rich history and it was headquarters of the 1916 Easter Rising which eventually led to the creation of the Irish Republic. A guided tour of the exhibition here takes us on a journey through modern Irish history.
Dates throughout 2020
Suggested Itinerary by coach
Depart the UK
Check into your hotel on the outskirts of Dublin.
Glasnevin Cemetery and GPO Witness History Visitors Centre
Located just 2.5km from Dublin’s City Centre, Glasnevin is a hauntingly gorgeous Victorian Garden Cemetery. This award-winning museum charts the fascinating history of this hallowed place, and a guided tour visits the graves of some of Ireland’s heroes. In the afternoon we travel to Dublin city centre to visit another award winning attraction, GPO Witness History visitor centre. It is an immersive, interactive and engaging experience of modern Irish history from the late 19th century to modern times with particular emphasis on the 1916 Easter Rising, the Irish War of Independence, the Irish Civil War and the peace process in Northern Ireland. Here we have a 50 minute guided tour and then free time to explore at leisure.
EPIC, The Irish Immigration Museum and The Dublin Liberties Distillery
This morning we return to the city centre to visit EPIC, a state-of-the art interactive experience opened in 2016. Over the centuries, some 10 million people have left the island of Ireland. At EPIC you can step through 20 galleries to find out why people left, see how they influenced the world they found, and experience their connections with Ireland today. This afternoon we call into new attraction Dublin Liberties Distillery. Opened in 2018, this working Irish Whiskey distillery combines traditional distillation with the latest technology. Guests will be guided through the full production process and the tour will obviously culminate in the Tasting Bar – the best part! – with some other opportunities to taste along the tour route! Your tour guide will entertain you with some wonderful stories on characters who lived over many years in the Liberties area of Dublin – the capital’s historic heartland.
After breakfast start your journey home either boarding the ferry from Dublin Port.
Suggested hotels – Recently inspected by Greatdays staff
Hamlet Court Hotel ***
The Hamlet Court Hotel is located in the village of Johnstownbridge and only 30 minutes from Dublin. It is a traditional 4 star family owned hotel with an excellent reputation. Each of the 30 en-suite guest rooms comes with television, telephone, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities, and free WiFi. The onsite pub gives you chance to have the craic with the locals and maybe listen to some live music. All rooms are ground floor.
Rochestown Lodge ***
This lovely hotel is located only 4km from the picturesque seafront towns of Dun Laoghaire, Killiney and Dalkey, and is only a short drive from Dublin City and has easy access to the M50 motorway. There is also a Dublin bus stop located on-site. Guests can take advantage of the fantastic leisure facilities which include a deck pool and a fully equipped gym. All of the 90 spacious bedrooms have TVs, tea & coffee making facilities and complimentary Wifi. Coach parking is available at this hotel and there is a lift.
|Dates||4 day tour|
|2020||From £239.00 per person|
Single supplement available upon request
*All prices include return ferry crossing*