Ireland – the Emerald Isle awaits you

If you’re looking for a vacation that will stand out from the rest then look no further than Ireland. Sweeping landscapes, endless coastline, some of the friendliest people you will ever meet and delicious, traditional cuisine of fresh seafood, home-made cheeses and of course unique whiskeys and beers; why would you choose anywhere else for your 2011 vacation?

An experience to remember in Cork – have you ever kissed the Blarney Stone? Kissing this famous stone has to be included on any itinerary to Ireland, why? For the gift of eloquence of course! Blarney Castle also has extensive grounds that you can stroll around with beautiful lush fern gardens and rock close. Have you ever dreamed of staying in a castle? With Royal Irish Tours you can and you don’t have to be the King of Munster to do it!

From $1248+ plus taxes you could be staying in Kilronan Castle, Ashford Castle and Clontarf Castle. Price includes flights and accommodation for 7 nights, self-drive.

GolfWhat time shall we tee off? If you like to play golf then Ireland is the place to be. Ireland’s North West region has been named European Golf Destination of the Year for 2011 by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), while the country produces some of the best golfers. So there’s no better time to play and improve your game on some of Ireland’s many courses. Escape the crowds with golf courses that are far from the obvious, delightful to play on and absolutely affordable.

With Transat Holidays you can stay at 4 star Roganstown Hotel & Country Club and take in 2 rounds of golf.  You’ll also get to play on some other well known courses on Ireland’s East Coast. This wonderful golf package consists of return flights, accommodation and golf rounds for a very affordable price of just $1499 (plus taxes and $325 fees).

CheeseAwaken your senses with Ireland’s rich and wonderful food culture, including fresh seafood, cheeses made by monks, succulent lamb; you have not lived if you haven’t discovered true Irish food.

Sample a Bunratty medieval banquet to whet your appetite on a CIE escorted tour. Take a classic tour around southern Ireland visiting all the famous places you have heard of, the Cliffs of Moher, Killarney, Blarney Castle and Waterford. Spend your last night in fabled 5* Dromoland Castle Hotel. Prices start from $1298+ USD. Book by March 17, 2011 and use code 031711TI75 to save.

A warm welcome, awe-inspiring scenery, tranquil lakes, ancient ruins and castles, local farm produced food and music that will keep your feet tapping all night. What more could you want from your vacation? See where Ireland takes you in 2011 and experience the Emerald Isle for yourself.

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