Day 1

 

Dublin

 
the front hall

 

Arrive at the 5 star Merrion Hotel  in the heart of Georgian Dublin, your haven for tonight, drop your bags with the concierge and head to Grafton Street for a spot of shopping. Take a stroll through Stephen’s Green Park and feed the ducks.

 

You could visit the National Gallery all within stones throw of the Merrion. Return and relax for a while in your luxurious room/suite before heading downstairs to Ireland’s only 2 star Michelin Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud. Dine like a star and sleep like a star! Have a dip before breakfast in the 18m pool in the hotel’s Tethra Spa.

Overnight: The Merrion Hotel

 

Day 2

Laois

ballyfin aerial view
 
On the way from Dublin to Cork, stop for a night for a luxurious stay in Ballyfin Demesne, set at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, on a beautiful 614 acre estate.
 
During your stay, enjoy an afternoon spent boating on the lake, horse riding around the estate, or even clay-pigeon shooting. For a more relaxed day, find your way to the sumtuous spa and relax with a dip in the indoor pool, decompress in the sauna or avail of some of the expert spa treatment on offer. 
 
In the evening, dine in decadence in the beauiful candle-lit dining room, before retiring to one of 20 stunnigly appointed rooms.
 
Overnight: Ballyfin Demesne
 
 

Day 3

Kilkenny 

mount juliet estate exterior

 

Making your way further south, your next stop on this 5 Star tour of Ireland is the lavish Mount Juliet Estate, an equisite 5 Star estate in Kilkenny. Overlooking Ballylinch Stud, the 32 bedroom manor house dates back to the 18th century and offers decadent dining at the Michelin Star Lady Helen Restaurant. 

Guests can while away the hours sipping tea in the elegant drawing rooms, exploring the vast estate, enjoying a round of golf at the 18th hole Jack Nicklaus golf course, or enjoying a spot of fishing or falconry. 

The serene spa is perfect for those looking for a spot of pampering, and the equestrian centre offers the adventurous plenty of opportunities for private horse riding lessons and excursions.

Overnight: Mount Juliet Estate

 

Day 4

Cork

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Enjoy the beautiful scenery on your leisurely drive from Dublin to Cork city, making your way to Hayfield Manor. Set within 2 acres of mature gardens, the 5 star  Hayfield Manor provides an oasis of calm within a vibrant city. 

Enjoy award-winning afternoon tea, or relax in the private, picturesque garden. Located on the cusp of the city centre, all the highlights and attractions of the city are a mere stroll from the hotel, while popular tourist attractions such as Blarney, Kinsale and Cobh are just a short distance away.

Overnight: Hayfield Manor, Cork

 

Day 5 and Day 6

 

Kerry

park hotel exterior

The Park Hotel Kenmare is located in a secluded setting overlooking Kenmare Bay and right beside the Kenmare Golf Course. Two nights are recommended here to have enough to time to experience the best of this beautiful part of the country.

You may want to shop in some of the local craft shops, you may want to go hill walking to see the beautiful sights of the kingdom of Ireland, you may want to explore the meandering coastal roads or you may just want to stay put at the Park. SÁMAS, listed as one of the worlds top ten destination Spas is right on your doorstep and there to revive the mind, body & soul. 

Wine and Dine amidst the silver laden sideboards in the renowned restaurant and afterwards why not enjoy a classic movie in the 12 seater silver screen cinema, a lovely end to a lovely day.

Overnight: The Park Hotel, Kenmare

 

Day 7

Galway 

glenlo abbey galway
 
Make your way up the coast from the Ring of Kerry towards your resting spot for the night - Glenlo Abbey Hotel, situated just outside of the vibrant city of Galway.
 
Take some time in the afternoon to wander through the historic city and browse in some of the many charming boutiques and quirky shops. At Glenlo Abbey, you are free to relax in the Abbey Movie Theatre - Glenlo Abbey's own private cinema, with luxurious, velvet lounge chairs in an intimate setting. Or perhaps explore the estate, and partake in an afternoon of falconry or fishing. 
 
Dining at Glenlo Abbey is an experience like no other. Their Pullman Restaurant is set aboard two carriages from the original Orient Express, and will transport you back to a glamorous bygone era.

Overnight: Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway