AYA LIFE & Kathy Smart
North America’s Gluten- Free Expert,Best Selling Author,
TV Show Host and CEO of Live The Smart Way
We invite you to join us for
“GLUTEN FREE ON EMERALD GREEN”
this October 8th to 16th, 2016
We welcome you to take part in
“Gluten Free on Emerald Green with Kathy Smart”
October 8th to 16th, 2016
Dedicated time has been taken to craft a trip Gluten Free travelers can feel confident in with our most knowledgeable and vivacious host, Kathy Smart. There is a lot included in this tour: breakfasts every day, 6 lunches,7 dinners as well as the accommodation and different entrances and activities.
It’s a full itinerary but one we know you will love and that’s very rich and varied in the experiences it offers, from 5 star dining to grass roots food producer visits, from capital cities to rural West Cork, from ciders to whiskeys, from trout to chocolates, from kayaking to taxi-ing, from castles to monasteries, from food trails to cookery classes!
We have taken the time to incorporate as much of Gluten Free Ireland we could squeeze in without over-doing it and really showcasing some of the very best of what Ireland has to offer – in it’s food,it’s people, it’s history and it’s tourism.
**Book by June 29th,2016 and get our Early Booking Bonus (Value of $300CAD full of amazing Gluten Free and Culinary Goodies)**
COST: Based on Double Occupancy (Single Supplement Available – please inquire)
Deposit of $500 CANADIAN *Non-Refundable Deposit
Second Payment of € 2,625 Euros (Convenient for a good rate of exchange)
Various methods of payments accepted including Credit Card (3% Surcharge), Wire Transfer, Certified Payments, and Payment Schedules available. (Not included but available for booking – Roundtrip Airfare, Travel Insurance, Game of Thrones Trip Extension, Extra Travel Dates, All Gratuities and Alcoholic Beverages not noted on Meal Plan)
Have a look at the many inclusions on our tour of Ireland:
Transport- 9 Days with our private Coach Hire and private fully qualified Driver Guide
9 days/8 nights Included Accommodation with Breakfast, 6 Included Lunches and 7 Included Dinners
Our hand-crafted culinary adventure – our “GLUTEN FREE ON EMERALD GREEN” Itinerary
* Day to Day itinerary subject to change due to Gluten Free Availability at hotels etc
Day 1: Arrival & Belfast
Visit 1: Hillsborough Castle
Lunch & Visit 2: Ballywalter Park
Free Time: Belfast City
Dinner: The Merchant Hotel
Overnight: Merchant Hotel, Belfast
After arrival to Dublin Airport, meet your driver before boarding your coach to commence this fabulous journey across Ireland.
First, head directly north, towards the capital of Northern Ireland – Belfast! Your first stop is to Hillsborough Castle for a tour of the house and grounds.
Hillsborough Castle holds a unique place in the history of Northern Ireland. Since it was built in the 18th century the castle has gone from being a simple country house for the Hill family to becoming the official royal residence in Northern Ireland and the place where many of the formal and informal stages of the Peace Process happened, as well as the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement in 1985, decommissioning talks in 1999, and the negotiation of the devolution of policing and justice powers in 2010 (The Hillsborough Agreement).
Leading members of the Royal Family have regularly visited Northern Ireland since 1922, using Hillsborough as their ceremonial and personal base. Significantly, the first meeting between HM The Queen and Mary McAleese, then President of Ireland, occurred at Hillsborough in 2009. A tour of the house will guide you through the elegant State Rooms, still in use today, including the majestic Throne Room and graceful Drawing Room. The gardens are also worth attention with 98 acres of beautiful landscape developed from the 1760s onwards, offering a contrast of ornamental grounds, peaceful woodland, meandering waterways, and trimmed lawns.
Now you will journey east towards the coast and the beautiful Ballywalter Park, for an exclusive lunch at the home of Lord and Lady Dunleath. This Gluten Free treat has been specially prepared for you by the Lady Dunleath herself, a Food Historian who will fascinate you with culinary tales from Ballywalter. The wine you drink has been specially selected for you by Lord Dunleath from his private cellar, a collection of wines collected from travels across the globe, predominantly France.
Lunch will be at BallyWalter Park, the home of Lord & Lady Dunleath which has been in their family for 170 years. The house was built in the Italiante Palazzo style and is surrounded by 30 acres of grounds situated within the walled demesne. Lunch will be prepared by in house, according to Ballywalter’s fresh, local and seasonal ethos.
After lunch, continue to Belfast City where you will check into the centrally located 5 Star Merchant Hotel and spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure enjoying the city and the hotel.
Enjoy a delicious Gluten Free Dinner and Overnight at this beautiful Hotel, The Merchant Hotel.
Today discover Belfast city! City break or longer stay, Belfast offers the buzz and vibrancy of a capital city whilst being a gateway to the rural retreat of Northern Ireland. Belfast is teeming with a multitude of stylish bars, gourmet restaurants, trendy clubs and some great shopping. Visitors can enjoy traditional Irish music in a local pub or dance the night away to the latest vibes – the choice is yours! Also, the city’s many parks, gardens and galleries offer a perfect haven to relax. Visit City Hall, Queen’s University, Albert Memorial Clock, Crown Liquor Saloon, Belfast Castle and Stormont… to name but a few!
Day 2: Belfast & Dublin
Visit 1: Titanic Belfast
Visit 2: Belfast Black taxi Tour
Lunch: On Own
Free Time: Dublin City
Dinner: On Own
Overnight: Pembroke Townhouse, Dublin
Refreshed and well-rested it’s time to discover the iconic Titanic Experience and after explore the city in your own Black Taxis and learn more about the historic divisions of Belfast.
Refreshed and well-rested it’s time to discover the iconic Titanic Experience!
Titanic Belfast® is the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience. Located in the heart of Belfast, Northern Ireland, on the very slipways where she was built, Titanic Belfast® extends over nine galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way; from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her infamous maiden voyage and catastrophic demise. The journey goes beyond the aftermath of the sinking, to the discovery of the wreck and continues into the present day with a live undersea exploration centre.
Now it’s time to explore the city in your own Black Taxis!
Belfast Black Taxi Tour
This world famous tour will take you on an unforgettable cultural, political and educational experience. Travel along the well documented Shankill Road with one of our impartial local Guides who will explain the intriguingly vibrant wall murals and why a peace line has divided two communities for many years. Visit Belfast City Hall, Queen’s University, Albert Memorial Clock, Crown Liquor Saloon, Belfast Castle and Stormont.
Leaving one capital city, you are now south-bound for another – Dublin! Check into the Pembroke Town House and enjoy an afternoon free to explore. In Dublin there is a wealth of great places to eat. You are free to explore Dublin’s restaurant’s at your leisure.
Dublin is one of Europe’s oldest cities. As well as retaining its historical and cultural charms, Dublin offers trendy bars, elegant restaurants and stylish, cosmopolitan shops and hotels. There’s never been a better time to visit Dublin! Dublin ranks more than ever among the top tourist destinations in Europe, and this vibrant city hums with a palpable sense that it is creating a new cultural heritage. With a wealth of attractions, many within walking distance of each other, Ireland’s largest city provides a sense of history, culture, music and a bustle that is truly unique.
In Dublin there is a wealth of great places to eat. An option for you to dine in a restaurant which has made a name for itself for fine Gluten Free Dining, O’Connell’s Restaurant.
O’Connell’s is an Irish restaurant a 20 minute walk from the Four Seasons Hotel. It specializes in using the best of local Irish ingredients and menus change with the seasons. It has a variety of different function rooms and spaces to meet all our needs and won a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2014 and many other awards before that.
After dinner return to the Pembroke to overnight and prepare for your delicious Gluten Free breakfast in the morning!
Pembroke Townhouse 4 star
Pembroke Townhouse is a 4 star Dublin guesthouse with 48 fresh and contemporary en-suite bedrooms equipped with all the modern conveniences you would expect. Pembroke Townhouse offers a 24 hour service like other hotels, but with the personal touch of a guesthouse. A superb example of a classic 18th century Georgian elegance in the heart of Dublin’s Ballsbridge area, this charming townhouse is ideally located just a ten minute walk from Dublin city centre.
Day 3: Wicklow
Visit 1 & Lunch: Ballyknocken Cookery School
Visit 2: Glendalough
Visit 3: Powerscourt House and Gardens
Overnight: Pembroke Townhouse, Dublin
After your Gluten Free Breakfast, arise and shine with a journey into the ‘Garden County’ of Wicklow. Here you will start your day with a Gluten Free cookery course and lunch on the beautiful grounds of Ballyknocken Farm.
Ballyknocken Cookery School
Ballyknocken Cookery School is located on a 350 acre farm only a short drive from Dublin City Centre in County Wicklow. Run by celebrity TV chef and food writer Catherine Fulvio, the school offers a broad range of cookery classes, from southern Italian recipes to gourmet dining and plenty in between. Head chef Catherine is a true foodie who has a number of TV series and cook books to her name.
After lunch you’ll explore more of this county – visiting the monastic ruins of Glendalough and the magnificent house and gardens of Powerscourt Estate.
Glendalough gets its name from the Irish language Gleann dá locha, literally meaning the ‘Glen of the two lakes.’ Situated right in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough harbours one of Ireland’s most atmospheric monastic sites. Established by St Kevin in the 6th century, the settlement was attacked time and again by the Vikings, but nevertheless flourished for over 600 years. The monastic ruins include a round tower, seven churches, a gateway into the settlement with a Sanctuary Stone, two High Crosses, and more.
Powerscourt House & Gardens
Powerscourt Estate is one of the most beautiful country demesnes in Ireland. Dramatically situated among Wicklow’s mountains on 1000 acres (404 hectares), it was originally an important strategic site for the Anglo-Normans who came to Ireland in the 12th century. By 1300, a castle had been built here and was in the possession of the le Poer (Power) family from which it takes its name. The succeeding centuries saw the castle held for different periods by powerful families such as the O’Tooles and the Fitzgeralds, Earls of Kildare.
The gardens are among the most beautiful in Ireland, covering 47 acres (19 hectares) laid out in the 18th and the 19th centuries. The surrounding grounds were designed with a series of formal trees and parkland to the north, with carefully planned gardens and terraces to the south. The design reflected the desire to create a garden which was part of the wider landscape. Formal tree plantations frame the vista from the house, while a walled garden, fish pond, cascades, grottos and terraces lay to the other side, looking towards Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Return to Dublin for a dinner in Michelin starred restaurant L’Ecrivain and overnight again in your home from home, Pembroke Townhouse.
L’Ecrivain Restaurant lies in the heart of Georgian Dublin. This modern, contemporary restaurant is run by Chef, Derry Clarke and his wife, Sallyanne, established in 1989. This award-winning restaurant has built itself a reputation for innovative cooking Irish/French style using the very best of Irish produce from small indigenous producers all in season. It is also well known for its fish, which is caught all over Ireland on the same day as used. Derry Clarke is renowned for his culinary expertise, and together with his team of chefs, Sallyanne and the front of house team, L’Ecrivain is an experience not to be missed.
Day 4: Kilkenny
Visit 1: Fabulous Food Trail Dublin
Lunch: On Own
Visit 2: Highbank Orchard
Free Time: Kilkenny City
Dinner: Rivercourt Hotel
Overnight: Rivercourt Hotel, Kilkenny
This morning you’ll enjoy a Fabulous Food Trail of Dublin… offering insider’s insights and Gluten Free tastes into the food products available in Dublin today!
Fabulous Food Trail
A walking trail with a delicious difference! This gentle 2½ hour stroll has lots of stops with frequent, generous tastings along the way. Experienced and knowledgeable guides bring you to the lesser known places in Dublin as you visit bread shops, food halls, street markets, cheesemongers, fishmongers, butchers, bakers and lots more depending on the day! Best of all you’ll meet the people whose families have traded in the area for generations and still produce wonderful food as well as those bringing new international tastes and food ideas to the Irish table. Open your eyes to the very best Irish and international food.
It’s time to leave the bright lights of Dublin now for the historic city of Kilkenny. After some free time for lunch, we’ll whisk you out to Highbank Orchard for a talk and a taste from this farm with an interesting twist!
Highbank Organic Farm and Orchard
Highbank Organic Farm in Co. Kilkenny has been a working farm since the 17th century. The first apple orchards were planted by the family in 1969, to compliment the hop gardens. The fertile Kilkenny limestone soils are uniquely suited to produce delicious apples and apple juice organically. As artisan producers they really know their apples! All of the production is to the strictest of organic standards. No chemicals are sprayed on the apples, neither are any herbicides or chemical fertilizers used. GMOs are shunned to the extent that they avoid using manure from animals fed on GM food. Highbank Orchards is home to the original and innovative and multi award winning Highbank orchard syrup. They also produce several delicious apple juices, including the acclaimed Christmas organic mulling apple juice.
Check in to the Rivercourt Hotel now and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure to explore this lovely city.
There’s no better place for a wander than Kilkenny City, with its medieval cobbled streets and old-world charm. In 2009 Kilkenny celebrated its 400th year since the granting of city status in 1609. Kilkenny’s heritage is evident in the city and environs including historic buildings such as Kilkenny Castle, and St. Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower. Kilkenny is highly regarded for its culture with craft and design workshops, the Watergate Theatre, public gardens and museums. Annual events include Kilkenny Art Festival, the Cat Laughs Comedy Festival. In 2013, Kilkenny was voted Irelands Top Tourism Town by the Irish tourism board, and 9th friendliest city in the world by readers of Conde Nast Traveler. It was also voted Ireland’s Tidiest Town in 2014. Of the 9 Michelin Star restaurants in Ireland, 2 are in County Kilkenny and Kilkenny’s reputation as a culinary destination is really growing with a whole host of delicious restaurants and pubs, with character to boot.
Enjoy a lovely Gluten Free evening meal and overnight at the Rivercourt Hotel overlooking Kilkenny Castle.
Rivercourt Hotel, Kilkenny 4 Star
This Kilkenny city hotel rests serenely on the bank of the River Nore, nestled in a private courtyard, secluded from the bustling and winding city streets. The hotel is overlooked by Kilkenny’s majestic 12th century castle; it is a place of warmth and friendliness. The superb location of this hotel offers ease of access to all the sights, shopping and entertainment options that Kilkenny has to offer.
Day 5: Kilkenny to Cork
Visit 1: Goatsbridge Trout Farm
Lunch: CastleMartyr Resort
Visit 2: Old Jameson Distillery
Dinner: Celtic Ross Hotel
Overnight: Celtic Ross Hotel
First stop this morning after breakfast is just down the road in the nearby village of Thomastown where you will enjoy a tour and taste around one of Ireland’s best known trout farms!
Goatsbridge Trout Farm
At Goatsbridge Fish Farm, trout is a passion! –with knowledge and experience farming rainbow trout having been passed down through three generations. Each catch comes daily from the crystal clear waters of The Little Arrigle River, giving the trout unique taste and texture. The Story of Goatsbridge begins over 800 years ago back in 1180, when the Monks of Jerpoint Abbey near Thomastown, Co Kilkenny fished in the fast flowing waters in the heart of The Nore Valley. In 1961 this river gave life to the creation of Goatbridge’s first fish ponds; running through their lands it now forms the heart of one of Irelands best known trout farms. In 1990 the second generation of the family continued to develop the farm and in 2010 a state of the art processing and packaging facility was added to further ensure the quality of the trout produced.
You’ll continue your journey south now to the foodie county of Cork, with your first stop for a delicious Gluten Free lunch at the 5 star Castle Martyr Resort.
Castlemartyr Resort 5 Star
Nestled amid Cork’s woodlands, Castlemartyr is a destination richly steeped in Emerald Isle history and tradition. Castlemartyr’s Head Chef Kevin Burke and his brigade of 10 chefs, prepare almost 50,000 meals a year. Originally hailing from Bandon in Cork, Kevin returned home in 2009 from London where he spent four years working for Michelin starred restaurant, Foliage, in The Mandarin Oriental. He was promoted to the role of Head Chef at Castlemartyr, which he’s held at the hotel since February 2009. Kevin is inspired by simple, honest food that draws influence from its local surroundings. Where possible, his menus will reflect local and in-season ingredients drawn from the wonderful and bountiful supply of fresh local food in East Cork, a region renowned for its exceptional quality of food and drink.
After lunch, enjoy a tour of one of Ireland’s most famous whiskey distilleries!
Old Jameson Distillery Midleton
Set on 15 acres and beautifully restored Old Jameson Distillery Midleton is where the true heart of Irish whiskey beats. This distillery is a unique experience with some of the buildings dating back to 1795. Take a journey through history and see the old kilns, mills and malting, water wheel and old warehouses. The Jameson Experience in Midleton is one of the top attractions in Cork, as rated by Trip Advisor.
Expert guides will lead you through the extraordinary story of Jameson Irish Whiskey. A short film sets the scene before our tour guides walk you through the old distillery. Guided tours last one hour and end with a complimentary glass of Jameson Whiskey and a chance to take part in a tutored whiskey tasting to become a certified Irish Whiskey Taster!
Now move westward into the heart of the foodie region of West Cork and enjoy a specially prepared Gluten Free dinner and overnight at the Celtic Ross Hotel.
Celtic Ross Hotel 3 star
The Celtic Ross is a family owned hotel set right on the West Cork coastline, with the historic Cathedral Town of Rosscarbery on its doorstep. A superb location, unspoiled beaches, locally sourced food and a host of activities to enjoy – these are just a few reasons why people come back again and again. The Celtic Ross Hotel has 66 bedrooms that have been tastefully decorated and furnished for your comfort. Many enjoy sea views over Rosscarbery Lagoon or Rosscarbery Bay. The superb beds and tranquil setting ensure that you will have a comfortable, restful sleep and awake refreshed to enjoy your time in West Cork.
West Cork has a reputation as a centre of excellence for artisan food production. Supporting local artisan producers, and sourcing, preparing and serving local produce from the seas and the countryside of West Cork is a passion for Executive Head Chef Graeme Campbell and Head Chef Alex Petit. The Celtic Ross Menus are packed full of fresh, seasonal and local artisan produce. The beef is from the farm, and private herd, of William Walsh, of Skibbereen. The Pork Belly is from Willie & Avril Allshire, of the multi-award winning Rosscarbery Recipes. The Fish is landed fresh from the sea every day at the ports of Union Hall, Baltimore and Schull. Furthermore, The Celtic Ross Hotel endeavours to cater for all dietary requirements and have developed a name particularly for Gluten Free.
Day 6: West Cork to Killarney
Visit 1: Atlantic Seaweed Foraging
Lunch: Unionhall Cafe
Free Time: Killarney
Dinner: Randles/The Malton Hotel
Overnight: Randles/The Malton Hotel
Waking up in West Cork is a wonderful feeling! After breakfast head over the hill through the picturesque village of Glandore to Unionhall, where you will learn about Ireland’s local seaweeds right from your own kayak, in the very safe hands of local expert Jim!
Atlantic Seaweed Foraging
Exciting, eco-friendly and educational, seaweed foraging in West Cork offers a unique experience! Venturing into the marine world by kayak you will be introduced to the world of sea weeds and sea vegetables. You will learn to identify then, how to SUSTAINABLY harvest them and then, on some remote area cook up or taste some of the seaweeds we have found. What a truly natural organic food source we are surrounded by. If you are a beginner experts will quickly teach you the basics required to manage a kayak. With expert guides the kayaking is safe and easy.
Enjoy a specially made Gluten Free lunch in the fishing village of Unionhall before embarking on one of the most scenic routes in Ireland, bringing you into the beautiful town of Killarney, County Kerry.
The fishing village of Union Hall is situated approximately 74km south of Cork city in a sheltered corner of Glandore Harbour amidst the spectacular scenery of the West Cork coastline. Framed by a unique one-lane bridge, its quaintness and charm have been recognised by artists through the years. In the early 1700s it was lauded by the great patriot, Dean of Ireland, Jonathan Swift. More recently, it was chosen by the film maker, Sir David Puttnam, as the main venue for one of his films, “War of the Buttons”. Your visit to Union Hall will uncover a remarkably Irish village with roots steeped in history, a great part of that connected with the sea as Union Hall is now a prime fishing port catering for both the professional fisherman and the angling enthusiast.
Enjoy some free time to explore this beautiful town before indulging in a Gluten Free dinner and overnight at Randles or The Malton Hotel.
Killarney has been welcoming visitors for over 250 years – and became an integral part of “The Victorian Grand Tour” circuit after the landmark visit of Queen Victoria in 1861. Since then it has continued to welcome visitors from all over the world. Killarney is unashamedly a Mecca for tourists –lakes, mountains and valleys surround the area make it uniquely beautiful.
Day 7: The Ring of Kerry
Visit 1: Ring of Kerry
Lunch: The Moorings Portmagee
Free Time: Killarney
Dinner: On Own
Overnight: Randles/The Malton Hotel
Today you will enjoy the world renowned Ring of Kerry, a route that attracts tourists and locals alike with its breath-taking scenery!
Ring of Kerry
The world famous Ring of Kerry is a coast road located along the shores of the Iveragh Peninsula, beginning at the town of Killarney, passing through Cahirciveen along the headlands of the peninsula. The route then returns with views of Kell’s Bay and the beautiful Dingle Bay passing through the towns of Glenbeigh, Killorglin and Kenmare taking in some of the most beautiful scenery In Europe.
Lunch may be taken at a seafood restaurant in the beautiful fishing port of Portmagee followed by a ferry to Valentia Island. From Portmagee, boats leave for the spectacular Skellig Rocks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Waterville, with wonderful views of Ballinskelligs Bay, is home to Waterville’s famous Links Golf Course and the angler’s paradise, Lough Currane. Next, the colourful village of Sneem, home to the Sculpture Park and Garden of the Senses, is a delightful village to spend some time. In Kenmare, enjoy a lovely choice of charming shops, galleries, cafes, pubs and restaurants. To complete the Ring of Kerry, travel north to Killarney via Moll’s Gap. Marvel at the panoramic vistas at Ladies View, with breath taking views of the glorious Lakes of Killarney.
Enjoy a Gluten Free lunch at The Moorings, Portmagee!
The Moorings, Portmagee
With the ocean’s bounty at our doorstep, it comes as no surprise that seafood plays a large part in The Moorings cuisine. The menu is rich and varied with specials being chosen based on the availability of the best local produce. They are committed to only using the best quality produce, from delicious artisan and home-made brown breads to the very freshest fish and shellfish, to the choicest Irish beef and locally-produced vegetables and ingredients. The intriguing interior and traditional stone walls entice you to linger over your meal as you study the unusual memorabilia from seafarers of old. Ships wheels, lobster pots, fishing nets and trusty old barometers are just some of the unique antiques which decorate the Moorings, giving it a unique sense of time and place. Food is never rushed, nor is its enjoyment.
Past lakes and vales, time to call in for a chocolate treat!
Skelligs Chocolate Factory
Skelligs Chocolate Factory is a family run business with an open plan production where you can see the chocolates being made, ask questions and taste the freshly made treats, or even try your own hand at making some chocolate creation. It is located in a truly stunning location overlooking the Skellig Rocks – the perfect indulgent stop off along the Ring of Kerry! They also have a coffee shop on site that serves tea, coffee and their own special Hot Chocolates as well as a selection of homemade cakes and desserts. A real “treats” café!
Back to Killarney you’ll return to enjoy dinner on your own and a further overnight at Randles Hotel or The Malton
Day 8:The Cliffs of Moher and The Burren
Lunch: Hook and Ladder, Limerick
Visit 1: St. Tola Goat Farm
Visit 2: Cliffs of Moher
Dinner: Glenlo Abbey/Strand Hotel
Overnight: Glenlo Abbey/Strand Hotel
After a leisurely morning, depart for County Clare for a lunch at the Hook and Ladder Cookery School and Café, in Limerick
After lunch you’ll drive through the Burren and visit one of Ireland’s most delicious cheese producers at St. Tola Goat Farm.
The word “Burren” comes from an Irish word “Boíreann” meaning a rocky place. This is an extremely appropriate name when you consider the lack of soil cover and the extent of exposed Limestone Pavement. However it has been referred to in the past as “Fertile Rock” due to the mixture of nutrient-rich herb and floral species. The grass grows in tufts of earth of two- or three-foot square which lies between the limestone rocks and is very sweet and nourishing.”
St. Tola Goat Farm
Near County Clare’s wild Atlantic coast, St. Tola Irish goat cheese has achieved exceptional critical acclaim since its launch over twenty-five years ago. From young, fresh crottin through to mature, year old Gouda, all cheeses are handmade and matured to suit customers’ individual requirements. The St Tola herd of goats are reared on 65 acres of unspoiled pasturelands – considered some of the finest and purest farmland of its type in Europe. Outdoors, when the weather is warm and dry, they graze on the herb rich pastures feeding on wild flowers such as buttercups, meadow sweet and wild garlic. During the harsh winter, they are housed indoors in comfortable, clean, spacious sheds and are fed on a balanced mix of hay grown on the farm during the summer and their diet is supplemented with GM free grains. Inspired by the beauty of the natural surroundings St Tola cheeses reflect the clean, pure environment from which they come!
Your last stop today is the world famous Cliffs of Moher – a breath-taking finish!
The Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction. They stretch for 5 miles along the Atlantic coast of County Clare and reach 702 feet at their highest point just north of O’Brien’s Tower. In the ancient Gaelic language, the Cliffs of Moher means the cliffs of the ruined fort and although there is no longer a trace remaining of this two thousand year old fort, it has given name to the cliffs which are visited annually by almost one million visitors.
Finally check in for your last evening meal and overnight at the beautiful Glenlo Abbey or Strand Hotel, Limerick.
Day 9: Departure Day or Extension
Breakfast in hotel and depart for Dublin Airport for return flight (approx. 2hr 30 mins ).
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