GO WHERE IRELAND TAKES YOU
SUMMER & FALL, 2010
GO IRELAND! Ireland is offering some of the best travel and hotel packages seen in many years...
You can find complete details at discoverireland.com/us.
Here are some travel hints for taking that trip to Ireland in 2010.
FOLLOW THE MELODY LINEIreland has a well-deserved reputation as a visitor destination for people who love arts, culture and heritage, and particularly music. You’ll ﬁnd great traditional music in the pubs, concert halls and outdoor festivals all summer long, including the famous Fleadh Ceoil in Cavan in August. And you’ll ﬁnd plenty of blues, classical and rock n roll too.
And each October, opera lovers trek to Ireland for the Wexford Opera Festival, while jazz fans ﬂock to the Cork Jazz Festival, two great festivals, not to be missed.
HEAD TO SHANNON
If you’re arriving at Shannon International Airport, you can get a 25% discount on many attractions in that region, including the Clare Heritage Center in Coroﬁn, King John’s Castle in Limerick, and Skydive Ireland in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.
RIDE THE RAILS
There’s a new incentive for senior citizens over 65, who can now ride the train for free with a Golden Trekker pass. All you have to do is apply 48 hours prior to your arrival.WORK ON YOUR APPSiPhone applications are the nifty new way to get travel tips, and technology-savvy Ireland has plenty to offer. Just go to your iPhone, Pad or Pod and search “Ireland apps” to ﬁnd dozens of apps. Our favorite freebies: Ireland Guide by Georgina Campbell, for the best places to eat in Ireland; RTE Radio 1, for continuous music; and Ireland’s Hidden Gems for must-see sites in Ireland.
TAKE THE TOUR
American travel agents offer specialized and customized packages to Ireland too good to pass up. Inroads Ireland in Madison, Wisconsin, run by Irish-born Philip Ryan and his wife Carolyn Janette, offers exquisitely crafted one-week, small group bus tours with sixteen passengers or less, of Ireland. Stay in locally owned Bed & Breakfasts, hotels and guesthouses, while learning about Irish history, culture and folklore.
The tour visits out of the way places, and the hiking and outdoor activity is good for your ﬁtness and health!
Isle Inn Tours in Alexandria, Virginia, has been offering independent and escorted travel to Ireland for over 20 years.
Fiona Lydon and staff customize your vacation to do exactly what you want, while helping you with car rentals, golf vacations and more. Isle Inn’s newest escorted tour is Celtic Footsteps 2010, which takes in important landmarks, including Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, St. Patrick Centre, Titanic’s dock and pump house, the Giant’s Causeway, Donegal Castle and the Connemara Heritage Centre.
THANKS TO THE STRONG US DOLLAR AND THE WEAK EURO, SUMMER 2010
MAY BE THE PERFECT TIME TO VISIT IRELAND FROM THE US.
For your complete guide to the perfect Ireland vacation, check out the Tourism Ireland web site.
Inroads Ireland tours provides unique, one-week, small group, bus tours of northern and southern Ireland. Visit off-the-beaten-track places and stay in smaller towns while learning of Irelandís dynamic history, folklore, and culture. If you want an authentic, memorable, and amazing Irish experience, an Inroads Ireland tour is for you!
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Isle Inn Tours
Isle Inn Tours has offered independent and escorted travel to Ireland for over 20 years. From a budget-friendly B&B stay to a luxurious five-star experience, Isle Inn Tours will customize your vacation to fit your personal style. Year round great travel deals to Ireland!
Celtic Footsteps Tour
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