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 stone's throw of The Merrion Hotel. Return and relax for a while in your luxurious room/suite before heading downstairs to two Michelin star 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
Making your way further south, your next stop on this 5 Star tour of Ireland is the lavish Mount Juliet Estate, an exquisite 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
Further on from Kilkenny, you will reach the stunning Cashel Palace Hotel. Set within a magnificent 1732 Palladian manor, and with views of the iconic Rock of Cashel, this landmark address has been meticulously restored to create a truly desirable destination hotel in the heart of Ireland.
Optimally located between town and countryside, the 5-star hotel offers elegant bedrooms, suites and public areas, complemented by expansive gardens, a world class Spa and the convivial Guinness Bar.
Overnight: Cashel Palace Hotel
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
Day 6 and Day 7
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 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
Overnight: Glenlo Abbey Hotel