Flavours of Ireland's Ancient East

Treacy’s hotels are known for traditional live entertainment, fantastic Irish hospitality and amazing food & drink themed packages. We have created a new Packaged Itinerary to treat your passengers to a real taste of Ireland!

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Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Titanic Belfast
This morning, we visit Titanic Belfast, the world's largest Titanic exhibition and a must-see for any tour of Belfast. Housed in an iconic 6 floor building, this state-of-the-art visitor experience tells the story of the “unsinkable” ship, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch in 1911, to her famous maiden voyage and tragic end. We spend the rest of the day exploring Belfast at leisure.

Day 3 Navan Centre, Armagh Cider & Blessingbourne
We begin the morning with a visit to the Navan Centre, which interprets one of Ireland’s most important ancient monuments, the Navan Fort. We discover the customs and rituals of a Celtic wedding and become part of the experience, as two members of our group are hand-fasted! We also have the opportunity to sample homemade herb bread and mead as we toast the happy couple. From here, we travel to the Armagh Cider Company, a family-run farm that creates cider 'from blossom to bottle'. We enjoy a tour of the cidery and the bottling hall before tasting the finished products. We spend the remainder of the afternoon at the lovely Blessingbourne Estate, a fabulous historic country house full of character. We enjoy a tour of the estate and its tranquil gardens, fishing lakes and Carriage and Costume Museum.

Day 4 Skerries Mills & Slane
This morning, we visit historic Skerries Mills, the only location in Europe with two windmills, a watermill and a bakery, with the oldest mill on the current site dating back to c1460. Our visit includes a tour of the mills, when we discover the fascinating history behind these innovative power stations. We can try our hand at stone grinding, witness the 17th century water wheel in action and learn how the mill’s Blackstone engine was used to power machinery in 1928. Finally, climb the Great Five Sail Windmill to enjoy glorious views from Skerries town, all the way across the Irish Sea to the Mourne Mountains, 35 miles away. After lunch we make our way to the Jack Daniels-owned Slane Distillery, opened in September 2017 and housed within the 250 year-old stables of the iconic Slane Castle estate. We have a guided tour of the distillery, where we are immersed into the wonderful world of whiskey before experiencing the taste of the signature, triple-casked blend, Slane Irish Whiskey! We then head next door to Slane Castle where we enjoy a guided tour and learn about the heritage and history of this famous attraction. We return to our hotel for our final dinner, which will be a tasting of traditional Irish foods!

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

Ballymascanlon House Hotel

Dundalk, County Louth
AAAA Collection Hotel Historic Hotel
Located half way between Dublin and Belfast, this 4 star family owned hotel is run with pride and dedication. The impressive Victorian house forms the heart of the hotel which is located on the 140 acre Ballymascanlon estate. All 90 spacious bedrooms are very comfortable and kept to a high standard. There is an elegant, formal dining room with chandeliers, a large bar overlooking the gardens, a cosy lounge and an outside terrace. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, hydro pool, sauna, steam room and outdoor hot tub. Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Ballymascanlon House Hotel

Dundalk, County Louth
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £374pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £82

• Return ferry crossing Holyhead - Dublin
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to Titanic Experience Belfast
• Wedding & guided tour at the Navan Centre
• Guided tour at Armagh Cider Company
• Guided tour of Blessingbourne Estate
• Guided tour of Skerries Mills
• Guided tour & tasting at Slane Distillery
• Guided tour of Slane Castle
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£374 for 5 days

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