Golfing in Ireland's Southwest Chauffeur Drive Tour 8 Days

Golfing in Ireland's Southwest Chauffeur Drive Tour 8 Days

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This tour starts and ends in Shannon airport but can be customised to include Dublin airport as an arrival/departure point.

Attractions on This Tour

Burren Region, County Clare

The Burren, from the Gaelic word Boireann is an area of limestone rock covering imposing majestic mountains, and tranquil valleys with gently meandering streams. With its innate sense of spiritual peace, extraordinary array of flora and wildlife, and megalithic tombs and monuments older than Egypt's pyramids, the Burren creates a tapestry of colour and a seductively magical aura which few people leave without wanting to experience again.

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Burren Region, County Clare

Burren Smokehouse, County Clare

The Burren Smokehouse Visitors Centre was established in 1995, to create a window for the smokehouse own products and other local gourmet products and crafts. It has become a popular tourist attraction in the North County Clare area and welcomes over 30,000 visitors from all over the world each year. Visit the Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre and get a tasting of the Burren smoked salmon. You can discover mosaics inside and outside the shop, and look at the first kiln that was used when the Burren Smokehouse was first set up.

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Burren Smokehouse, County Clare

Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's top Visitor attractions in County Clare. The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of Clare. O'Brien's Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs. From the Cliffs one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins, the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara and Loop Head to the South.

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Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

Doolin Cave, County Clare

Doolin Cave is one of Europe's most compelling cave attractions. It is a truly authentic experience and your only opportunity to see one of the largest free hanging stalactites in the world.

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Doolin Cave, County Clare

Bunratty Banquet, County Clare

Bunratty Castle, built in the 15th Century by the Earl of Thomond, stands on the banks of the Rathy River in Clare. During his rule, the Earl was known for hospitality and regularly lavished his guests with entertainment. The Bunratty Medieval Banquet is now held twice nightly throughout the year harking back to the Earl’s extravagant banquets.

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Bunratty Banquet, County Clare

Durty Nelly's, County Clare

Durty Nelly’s is one of Ireland’s most famous pubs and offers a truly unique Irish experience through its history and character. Often copied but never replaced, this truly unique piece of Irish heritage dates back to 1620. Enjoy the craic agus ceoil at the world-renowned Durty Nelly’s where there’s live Traditional Irish music seven nights a week and festivals all year.

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Durty Nelly's, County Clare

Tralee Golf Club, County Kerry

Set along a vast and rugged coastline, this links course, which was designed by Arnold Palmer will be where you’ll first get to grips with Southwest Ireland’s fantastic courses. With every hole you’ll be treated to stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, Kerry Head and the Dingle Peninsula.

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Tralee Golf Club, County Kerry

Ring of Kerry, County Kerry

The Ring of Kerry, also known as the Iveragh Peninsula is part of a mythical and unspoilt region in the south west of Ireland that has been attracting visitors for hundreds of years. The area is full of spectacular attractions and it’s natural beauty makes it the perfect center for outdoor pursuits such as golf, cycling, walking, water-sports and fishing.

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Ring of Kerry, County Kerry

Ring of Kerry Golf Club & Country Club, County Kerry

The Ring of Kerry is famed for its scenery but in the heart of this region you’ll also find a fantastic par 72 championship course. The Ring of Kerry Golf and Country Club is your next port of call and it will truly take your breath away.

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Ring of Kerry Golf Club & Country Club, County Kerry

Killarney National Park, County Kerry

South and west of the town of Killarney in Co. Kerry is an expanse of rugged mountainous country. This includes the McGillycuddy's Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland which rises to a height of over 1000 meters. At the foot of these mountains nestle the world famous South and west of the town of Killarney in Co. Kerry is an expanse of rugged mountainous country. This includes the McGillycuddy's Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland which rises to a height of over 1000 meters. At the foot of these mountains nestle the world famous lakes of Killarney.of Killarney.

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Killarney National Park, County Kerry

Tangney's Jaunting Cars and Lakes of Killarney Cruise, County Kerry

Killarney Jaunting Cars is the perfect option to show you the hidden delights of Killarney National Parklands and the famous Lakes of Killarney that will forever captivate you by its beauty and charm. The Tangney Family’s intimate knowledge of Killarney and its surrounds derives from five generations of touring the scenic routes of the Killarney National Park.

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Tangney's Jaunting Cars and Lakes of Killarney Cruise, County Kerry

Ring of Kerry Golf Club & Country Club, County Kerry

The Ring of Kerry is famed for its scenery but in the heart of this region you’ll also find a fantastic par 72 championship course. The Ring of Kerry Golf and Country Club is your next port of call and it will truly take your breath away.

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Ring of Kerry Golf Club & Country Club, County Kerry

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry

The Dingle Peninsula (or Corca Dhuibhne in Gaelic) is one of the most remote regions in Ireland. It’s staggering natural beauty and intriguing history has inspired a plethora of poets, singers and musicians and brought thousands of visitors to the region to see what so many speak of. The Dingle Peninsula lies in Ireland’s southwest and stretches some 48 kilometres - dominated by mountains and steep cliffs, intermittently broken by sandy beaches The famous Blasket Islands so eloquently written of by Peig Sayers lie to the western side of the peninsula. One of it’s most westerly villages Dún Chaoin is often jokingly referred to as "the next parish to America"

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Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry

Dooks Golf Club, County Kerry

Dooks is the oldest golf Club in Kerry and one of the oldest in Ireland dating back to 1889. Surrounded by the significant history of this renowned golf course is where you’ll be tackling your next 18 holes.

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Dooks Golf Club, County Kerry

St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast City

St. Anne’s Cathedral or Belfast Cathedral is the focal point on Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. It was constructed around the old parish church of St. Anne. The foundation stone was laid by architect Sir Thomas Drew on the 6th of September 1899, however the old parish church remained in use until the 31st of December 1903. The only feature of the old church which remains is the Good Samaritan window.

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St. Anne's Cathedral, Belfast City

St. Finbarr’s Cathedral, Cork City

St. Finbarr’s Cathedral is situated in the centre of Cork City, Ireland. Designed by William Burges and consecrated in 1870, the Cathedral lies on a site where Christian worship has been offered since the 7th Century. Legend has it that St. Finbarr was the son of Amergin, whose tribe was descended from Eochaidh Muidmheadoin, brother of the king of Munster.

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St. Finbarr’s Cathedral, Cork City

Cork City Gaol, Cork City

Cork is a city with a very rich historical and archaeological heritage - much of it still in evidence today. Part of this heritage, Cork City Gaol is located 2k (1.2MI) n/w from Patrick’s Street and while the magnificent castle-like building is now a major and unique visitor attraction, this Gaol once housed 19th Century prisoners!

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Cork City Gaol, Cork City

Jameson Experience, Cork City

Follow the old distillery trail through mills, maltings, stillhouse, warehouses and kilns - some of these buildings date back to 1795. Unique within Ireland and Britain, you can also see the fully operational water wheel and large grain stores.

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Jameson Experience, Cork City

Fota Island Golf Resort, County Cork

Surrounded by parkland and constantly maintained to the highest standards, it’s easy to see why the Fota Island Resort was chosen to host the Irish Open twice since it was founded in 1993. The dedication of the staff in keeping Fota’s courses at a consistent standard means this is one golfing experience that can easily be enjoyed all year round.

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Fota Island Golf Resort, County Cork

Blarney Castle, County Cork

Blarney Castle was built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been attracting attention beyond Munster ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney, making it a world landmark and one of Ireland's greatest treasures.

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Blarney Castle, County Cork

Blarney Woollen Mills, County Cork

The Blarney Woollen Mills were built in 1823 and originally went by the name Mahony’s Mills. It was a great source of employment for the people of Blarney and the surrounding areas, producing tweeds and woollens of an excellent quality for sale both and home and abroad. Today the Blarney Woollen Mills is Ireland’s largest Irish gifts store, stocking an extensive range of Ireland’s finest home grown products. At the store you’ll find Waterford Crystal, Belleek Fine china, Royal Tara, Celtic Jewellery and not forgetting the infamous Aran Sweaters.

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Blarney Woollen Mills, County Cork

Cobh Titanic Trail, County Cork

The Titanic Trail Cobh (Queenstown) in Cork, is a fascintating guided tour that explores the town of Cobh in Cork Harbour, which was the last port of call of the RMS Titanic. This Irish heritage walking tour takes visitors through the historic town of Cobh where the buildings, streets and piers have not changed since the Titanic’s sinking nearly 100 years ago.

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Cobh Titanic Trail, County Cork

Old Head Golf Course, County Cork

Old Head Golf Course won the Irish Golf Course of the Year in 2009 and was described by Links Magazine as “the most spectacular course on earth”. Golf fans have been dubbing Old Head as a must play course since it was founded in 1997 and now it’s your turn to see what the hype is all about.

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Old Head Golf Course, County Cork

Adare Castle and Heritage Centre, County Limerick

Snuggled in a wooded setting among the rich farmlands of the Golden Vale by the River Maigue, Adare is a model village dating from the time of the Norman conquest. Regarded as a fine example of a medieval fortified castle in Ireland Adare is home to one of a number of outstanding castles situated in County Limerick..

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Adare Castle and Heritage Centre, County Limerick

King John's Castle, Limerick City

King John’s Castle is a 13th Century Castle on ‘King’s Island’ in the heart of medieval Limerick City. The Castle overlooks the majestic River Shannon offering wonderful views of Limerick City.

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King John's Castle, Limerick City

Hunt Museum, Limerick City

The Hunt Museum houses a diverse collection of antiquities and fine and decorative art. It reflects the tastes and interests of the two people who formed it, John and Gertrude Hunt. There are artefacts from Greece, Rome, Egypt and the Olmec civilisation.

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Hunt Museum, Limerick City

Foynes Flying Boat Museum, County Limerick

The Foynes Flying Boat Museum, housed in the original terminal building in Foynes, recalls that nostalgic era when Foynes became the centre of the aviation world from 1937 to 1945. Foyne's amazing story is told through a comprehensive range of exhibits and graphic illustrations featured throughout the original Terminal Building including in our authentic 1940's cinema; the Radio and Weather Rooms—complete with transmitters, receivers and Morse code equipment; the Brendan O'Regan restaurant and of course, the only full sized replica B314 flying boat.

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Foynes Flying Boat Museum, County Limerick

Frank McCourt Museum, Limerick City

Leamy House (formerly known as Leamy School) is a tudor-style, listed building with an interesting facade. The building was erected in 1843 through the munificence of William Leamy who, before he died some years earlier, left a large sum of money in trust for the education of poor Protestant boys. Due to dwindling numbers in 1880, the school became a National School for Catholic boys and thus it continued until 1953.

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Frank McCourt Museum, Limerick City

Adare Manor Golf Resort, County Limerick

Adare Manor Golf Resort is yet another of the Southwest’s premier golf courses and the perfect way to finish your Irish golfing tour with a positive swing. For three years running from 2007 – 2009, the Irish Open was hosted at this magnificent golf resort and with it’s ideal location only 22 miles (35.4 km) from Shannon Airport you can relax into your game and really enjoy this majestic parkland course

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Adare Manor Golf Resort, County Limerick

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