Tales of Tipperary and the River Shannon 2019

Tales of Tipperary and the River Shannon 2019

A first visit to many intriguing parts of Ireland

6 day Hoiday


Sunday 22 September  £599


Single supplement £110


INSURANCE £42.50 inc IPT


INCLUDES: 5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

                 Admission to Foynes Flying Boat Museum with Irish Coffee

                 Cruise on Lough Derg

                 Admission to Bunratty Castle and Folk Museum

                 Ferry Crossings

Day 1 Sunday

Ferry from South Wales to Rosslare and on to Wexford for an overnight stay at the Maldron Hotel. Dinner, bed & breakfast.


Day 2 Monday

Discover Co. Tipperary today, with its historic walled towns, fabulous fortresses and riverside scenery. Find Cahir, a small heritage town with its own castle built on an island in the River Suir, or explore the dramatic Rock of Cashel that overlooks the Plains of Tipperary. Continue to the Lakeside Hotel in Killaloe, your base for the next 3 nights with dinner, bed & breakfast. Lillaloe, in Co. Clare has an ancient town centre and St Flannan’s Cathedral. Once Ireland’s capital, it is linked to Ballina, in Co. Tipperary, by a historic, 13 arched bridge.

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Day 3 Tuesday

Visit Co. Limerick today for a visit to the Foynes Flying Boat Museum, a unique chapter in the country’s aviation history. Enjoy the attached Maritime Museum and if it’s to your taste why not sample a traditional Irish Coffee, which was actually invented here at Foynes. This afternoon board the ‘Spirit of Killaloe’ at the hotel’s private jetty (quite a lot of steps) for a scenic cruise on lovely Lough Derg, part of the River Shannon’s extensive water course.

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Day 4 Wednesday

A day in Co. Clare starting at Bunratty with its beautifully preserved medieval castle & adjoining Folk Park, Blarney Woollen Mills and Ireland's oldest pub. Admission included. Continue to the coast to discover the mighty Cliffs of Moher, standing 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean and if time allows there’s the Burren National Park as well.

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Day 5 Thursday

Time for a look at Limerick City this morning, birthplace of Sir Terry Wogan and Richard Harris and that famous 5 line poem! Then across the country for dinner, bed & breakfast at Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford.

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Day 6 Friday

Early breakfast before the ferry crossing from Rosslare to Pembroke. Home mid/late evening.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Explore timeless Tipperary & the Shannon Region on a guided river cruise plus day tours to Limerick and Clare, with traditional Irish storytelling, live music & local entertainment included. The first visit by Cooks Coaches to many intriguing parts of Ireland missing from previous tours.


LAKESIDE HOTEL http://www.thekillaloe.ie/.

A family run, independent hotel in Killaloe, with awardwinning landscaped gardens on the edge of Lough Derg. All the usual facilities in the 43 bedrooms, many of which have views over the lough. No lift, but a lot of ground floor rooms. Swimming pool and spa. Free WiFi.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Bus Stop by Brookside Tavern
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Old Granada Bingo, Pitsea SS13 3AH
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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