TOUR 05 - 10 Day Ultimate Ireland Small Group Tour – SUN, 31 JUL 2022 – Day 1


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Published: August 7th 2022
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From Overland Ireland Tours: “Introduction – Sure, have you never heard of an Irish half hour? It can stretch out for days and 10 is what you’ve got to experience this guided ‘road trip’ along the Antrim Coast, through The Wild Atlantic Way. From ancient Newgrange, it’s full tilt ahead to The Titanic Experience in Belfast, an award-winning interactive adventure about the most tragic ship in the world. We’ll walk in the footsteps of Fionn McCool at The Giant’s Causeway, where a volcanic eruption forged this Wonder of the World some 60 million years ago and look! Is that Jon Snow in the ‘dark hedges’? We’ll be heading to the iconic beech trees to find out. From Derry; the last walled city to be built in Europe, to sinking oyster and champagne shots in Ardara in the Donegal Gaeltacht, (Irish speaking area), you’ll be speaking a "cúpla focal" (a smidgin of Gaelic) in no time. The lunar landscape of Connemara beckons and a trip to the Lost Valley and Kylemore Abbey, where the road literally runs out. But we’re not finished yet. From island (Aran) and city (Galway) hopping, where we’ll chase down the last of the bohemians, we’ll bike with red deer in Killarney, take in some of the wonderful sights of the Ring of Kerry and take selfies with Fungie, before hitting Kinsale and kissing in Blarney. And in between the heritage and culture, there’ll be ceol agus craic (music and boldness), Red Snapper and John Dory, stout and uisce beatha (water of life), and an epic road-trip you’ll never forget. Please note that tours can be run in reverse and can be merged with other Overland Ireland Tours.”

SUN, 31 JUL 2022 – “Day 1: Newgrange Tomb and magical Belfast - From Dublin we head to Newgrange, a monumental passage tomb, where if its walls could talk, they’d tell you stories older than the Egyptian pyramids. After this grand opening, cue drum roll, as it’s full tilt ahead for the Titanic experience at Titanic Belfast. It was voted the world’s leading Tourist Attraction 2016 for a reason. You may descend the famous staircase, peruse a first-class menu and explore the shipyards in this splendid interactive experience, set in the birth-place of this ill-fated vessel. There’s an optional but must-see ‘Black Cab’ Tour; an intimate way to see this beautiful city, once bomb-ravaged during the ‘Troubles’. Hear first-hand accounts of the conflict as you navigate former political hotspots and murals. If you’d rather do your own thing, go rogue and check out the busy shops, The Ulster Museum or the Parliament Buildings at Stormont. Estimated driving time: 2 hours, 30 minutes Excluding stops”


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Titanic Belfast – Belfast, Northern Ireland, UKTitanic Belfast – Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Titanic Belfast – Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

The Posts Mark Where Titanic Was Built
The "Black Cab" Tour of "The Troubles" Area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UKThe "Black Cab" Tour of "The Troubles" Area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
The "Black Cab" Tour of "The Troubles" Area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

"The Troubles" were an ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland that lasted about 30 years from the late 1960s to 1998; however, the origins of "The Troubles" can be traced back hundreds of years
The "Black Cab" Tour of "The Troubles" Area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UKThe "Black Cab" Tour of "The Troubles" Area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
The "Black Cab" Tour of "The Troubles" Area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

No Matter Where You Stand, The Rifles Are Pointing Directly at You
The "Black Cab" Tour of "The Troubles" Area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UKThe "Black Cab" Tour of "The Troubles" Area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
The "Black Cab" Tour of "The Troubles" Area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

The Beginning of "The Troubles" Pretty Much Coincided with the Beginning of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.
The "Black Cab" Tour of "The Troubles" Area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UKThe "Black Cab" Tour of "The Troubles" Area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
The "Black Cab" Tour of "The Troubles" Area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

The Civilians that Were Killed in "The Troubles" Are Honored in This Park
The "Black Cab" Tour of "The Troubles" Area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UKThe "Black Cab" Tour of "The Troubles" Area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
The "Black Cab" Tour of "The Troubles" Area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Nine-Year-Old Patrick Rooney Was Killed In August 1969, The First of at Least 186 Children to Die in "The Troubles"


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