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JEC Ireland 2017

JEC

This year’s Ireland tour sees us return to the west coast to explore more of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. If you like relaxed driving routes with stunning scenery combined with good food and a great social event, then this tour is perfect for you. Our base will be the 4-star Hotel Westport, in the town of the same name. Westport has developed as a base for tourism as it has easy access to Clew Bay as well as the surrounding mountains. It also makes it an ideal base for a Jaguar holiday.

Suggested Itinerary:
Sunday 28th May
Depart from Holyhead for Dublin at 08:55hrs. After arriving in Dublin at midday, we head West across Ireland heading for the Atlantic coast. After checking in at the Hotel Westport, an informal welcome barbecue/buffet has been arranged in the hotel grounds for the evening. (Approximate driving distance: 160 miles)

Monday 29th May
After breakfast we begin the day with an introduction to Westport on foot. Our local guides will spend an hour introducing you to the town, the local history and which pubs are the best for traditional Irish music of an evening. After the walk a circular road run has been planned taking you around “Ireland’s Wild West”. The route heads south of Westport taking in the natural beauty of the Doolough pass and Lough Nafooey. A lunch stop is recommended at Glen Keem Farm, where you may also get to witness traditional sheep herding taking place on the moors. (Approximate driving distance: 75 miles)

Tuesday 30th May
Today’s road run takes us beyond Newport to the stunning scenery of Achill Island. This area is known to be one of the highlights of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. The route takes you along the Atlantic road and right out to its farthest point at Keem Strand. If the weather is good, you can see along the coast for miles & if the weather is not so good the waves crashing on to the rocky shoreline is spectacular. (Approximate driving distance: 110 miles)

Wednesday 31st May
After a relaxing morning (maybe taking advantage of the hotel’s pool & spa facilities) we have arranged and exclusive visit to Westport House. Steeped in history the house was originally built in 1650 and is still in private ownership. From the hotel we will parade through Westport town and down to the quayside before visiting the house and parking in a private area in front of the house. After a short pause for photographs a light lunch will be served in Westport House’s restored kitchens. After lunch guided tours of the house will take place. The house is open until 4pm. In the evening a tour dinner has been arranged in the hotel’s Cara suite. (Approximate driving distance:10 miles)

Thursday 1st June
For those wishing to venture out again in their car another road run has been organised that will take you inland to Castlebar & then over the hills to Foxford, where it is possible to learn about the woollen mills and perhaps participate in some retail therapy. (Approximate driving distance: 95 miles)

Friday 2nd June
After breakfast we leave Westport and return back to Dublin in time to catch the 15:10hrs service back to Holyhead. The tour ends as we dock in Holyhead around 18:30hrs. (Approximate driving distance: 160 miles)

*Alternative crossings are also available (supplements may apply)

 

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Hotel Westport

Hotel Westport

The 4 star Hotel Westport will be our base as we explore the coast & mountains of County Mayo, Ireland
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