Visit the land of St. Patrick and the Shrine at Knock. On the 21st of August 1879, Our Lady, St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist appeared at the south gable of Knock Parish Church. The apparition was witnessed by fifteen people, young and old. From this miraculous occurrence Knock has grown to the status of an internationally recognized Marian Shrine.
Day 1 –Depart Canada
Enjoy dinner served aboard overnight flight.
Day 2 –Dublin
Early morning arrival at Dublin Airport where you will be met by your guide and transferred to our hotel. After time for rest enjoy an afternoon city tour of Dublin with visits to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College to view the Book of Kells. Dinner and overnight in Dublin.
Days 3 –Dublin
Depart after breakfast for a scenic-filled half-day tour to Glendalough in County Wicklow. Visit the 6th century monastic settlement founded by St. Kevin. On return to Dublin, visit the Irish Whiskey Corner. Tonight visit a Dublin pub for dinner and entertainment. Overnight in Dublin.
Day 4 –Dublin / Killarney
After departing Dublin travel via the historic Rock of Cashel, ancient castle home of the Kings of Ireland. Continue to Blarney where you will view the famous Blarney Stone. Onward to Killarney for dinner and overnight in Dublin.
Day 5 –Killarney
Enjoy a day in one of Ireland’s loveliest areas called the Ring of Kerry. The day includes a visit to Macken of Ireland for optional shopping for local goods. Travel through an area which includes the charming towns of Killorglin, Cahirciveen, Waterville and Sneem. Dinner and overnight in Killarney. Tonight we have an optional visit to the famed Laurel Singing Pub in Killarney. Dinner and overnight in Killarney.
Day 6 –Killarney / Knock / Limerick
After breakfast depart for a full day excursion. The first stop of the day will be the breathtaking Cliffs of Mohr overlooking Galway Bay. Continue with a visit to Knock (in County Mayo). Knock, often referred to as the Lourdes of Ireland, is the site of an apparition of the Blessed Mother, Saint Joseph, and St. John in the year 1879. The highlight of the day in Knock will be a visit to the large basilica dedicated to Our Lady, Queen of Ireland. Onward to Limerick for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 –Shannon / Home
After breakfast, depart Shannon Airport for your flight home.