Christmas Travel Ideas – Ireland

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Christmas Travel Ideas – Ireland

Ireland Castle Christmas

Looking for a Great Christmas Getaway? Ireland is a winner.

Ireland is cold at Christmas, but it’s a great way to knock this highly coveted destination off your bucket list!

The top three reasons people choose Ireland are:

1 – Green hills and rocky cliffs

2 – Some of the Best golfing on the planet

3 – Gorgeous Castle hotels

So why is Ireland at Christmas a better trip?

It’s off season, so you beat the crowds and soak in some of the old world Christmas cheer too!

And don’t forget the off season deals!

Dublin Bars - Bank on College Green

Pub in Dublin

Have a pint in Dublin at the Bank on College Green with it’s high ceilings and friendly locals.

Bank of College Green Bar & Restaurant Pub Dublin

Fill up on a classic Irish breakfast!

Pub in Dublin Ireland

Irish Breakfast Irish Pub Dublin

Then wander the strests of Dublin.

Dublin Ireland

Streets of Dublin

Now it’s time to explore the countryside.

Head over to The Cliffs of Mohrer and stop in Bunratty on the way. They have some quaint shops with beautiful wool scarves, wraps and sweaters sheared from local sheep.

Ireland at Christmas

Bunratty Ireland

It will be windy and cold on the Cliffs of Mohrer but it won’t be crowded! Bring your gloves and scarves and enjoy the place to yourself.

Ireland Christmas Travel

Cliffs of Mohrer Ireland

Stop off at a few castles along the way and even stay the night.  Dromoland was one of my favorites.

Ireland Castles Dromoland

Dromoland Castle Ireland

Seeing the castle decorated for Christmas is breathtaking and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Take a hot toddy and sit by the fire. You will feel like  a member of the royal family.

Iteland Castle Christmas

Dromoland Castle sitting room

There decorations are lavish and if you get lucky you may catch a fox hunt in the nearby forest.

Marvel at the Christmas tree in the lobby.

Ireland Castles Christmas

Christmas at Dromoland Castle

Next it’s off to Golf at the only 5 star property on the ocean, Trump Doonbeg.

Trump Golf Course Doonbeg

Trump Golf Course Doonbeg

The hotel is relatively new but has an old world feel. It’s Ralph Lauren cozy and the ocean makes for one of the most relaxing vacations I have ever had.

Christmas at Trump Doonbeg

The huge fireplace in the entry way is magnificent.  Hot mulled wine and then off to get a quick bite.

Trump Doonbeg

Late Lunch Trump Doonbeg Ireland

Hit the golf course…

Trump Doonbeg Golf course

Or just watch the golf from the cozy bar as the sun sets.

Trump Doonbeg Ireland

Trump Doonbeg Bar

The rooms are large and include a fireplace.

Trump Doonbeg

Trump Doonbeg

Trump Doonbeg Ireland

Trump Doonbeg Villa

The most relaxing vacation!  Perfect way to end the trip watching the sunset.

Trump Doonbeg Sunset

Then wake up to a glorious breakfast and watch another pink sky as the sunrises across the dunes.

Breakfast at Trump Doonbeg

After a nice spa it’s time to head back home.

Hope you enjoyed my Irish tour.

tá fáilte romhat!

Michelle

If you want the inside secrets on how to get this private guided tour, email me at: michelle@michelleknowstravel.com

By |2018-02-03T02:38:16+00:00December 2nd, 2017|Blog, Christmas Trips, Destinations, Europe, Ireland|0 Comments

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Michelle Weller
Michelle has been travelling since she was an infant. She also runs her family’s travel agency. Today she is a Luxury Travel expert, photographer and writer.

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