Luck of the Irish: Myths & Legends Tour of Ireland

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Countries Visited

Ireland

Places Visited

Dunseverick, Ardee, Banagher, Tory Island...

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Suggested Duration

9 Days

Ireland is a country of majesty steeped in its legendary mystique. Historical castles and ancient ruins offer endless fairytales and myths during your custom-tailored Ireland tour. You will track the most elaborate stories of giants and shamrocks, St. Patrick and changelings through captivating cities, welcoming towns, and verdant countryside. The coastline spreads from golden sands to spectacular cliffs...

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Trip Highlights

  • Cruise the western coastline for remarkable views of the Cliffs of Moher, known for their staggering size, dramatic waters, and captivating legends
  • Discover the large boulders marking the burial grounds of the Children of Lir in County Cork, who wandered the waters for 900 years as swans
  • Visit the ancient church of St. Murrough O’Heaney, founded by St. Patrick, the famous patron who helped rid Ireland of its snake infestation
  • Find thousands of rocks piled atop Sligo’s Knocknarea Mountain where Queen Medbh was buried after battling with her husband
  • Climb to the top of the preserved tower at Blarney Castle to kiss the eponymous stone offering the gift of precious conversation
  • Enjoy a guided tour through the Leprechaun Museum in Dublin for an interactive experience with the folklore and cultural heritage of Ireland
  • Travel to the remarkable, weather-hardened scenery of Tory Island, located seven miles off the northerly coast of Northern Ireland
  • Traverse the grand landscapes and hidden histories of the Dingle Peninsula, which stretches for 30 miles into the Atlantic Ocean

Detailed Description

A map of Ireland can highlight the cities and towns of mountains and bordering seas, but the true grandeur of the island emanates from the rich oral histories that turn the natural marvels of the landscape into pure magic. Your 9-day Ireland tour basks in the brilliance of myths and legends, which offer insight into the majestic ambiance rooted in the bluffs and boulders, castles, and caves. The fantastic journey begins with your arrival at Dublin International Airport. Spend the time to explore the remarkable Leprechaun Museum, which tells the tales of the most popular folkloric traditions in an immersive, tangible way.

At Trim Castle in Boyne Valle, you can stroll along the marvelous grounds of the edifice and learn the legend of Fionn McCumhaill. Travel the countryside to view the remarkable landscape for which Ireland is known. Spend time in the gorgeous villages and towns to hear the stories best told by locals passed down through generations. In Ardee, you pay homage to the intricate statue of Cúchulainn and his brother Ferdia. At Dunseverick, you wander through the quiet streets of the village and learn of the star-crossed love between Deirdre and Naoise while looking at the cliff-top remains of Dunseverick Castle.

Follow in the footsteps of St. Peter at Banagher Old Church in County Derry-Londonderry before meeting the king of Tory Island, who best tells the story of the Evil Eye who ruled the island for generations. While experiencing the myth and folklore of Ireland, you discover stories you have never before heard, including the legend of Queen Medbh in County Sligo. You will listen to the remarkable stories relating to the Cliffs of Moher, while on a guided cruise. Visit the Blarney Stone, learn about the Children of Lire at Allihies, and celebrate an elaborate history of storytelling inspired by Ireland’s unique scenic charms.

Starting Price

$3,595 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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