Ireland 2016 Information & Policies

ACCOMMODATIONS

BOYNE VALLEY:   BELLINTER HOUSE  http://www.bellinterhouse.com/         Bellinter House is a beautiful eighteenth century manor that was renovated in 2003 into a  hotel and retreat center south of Navan.  It has lovely extensive gardens, spa, excellent restaurant, and walking grounds on the River Boyne. Our group will use a private, comfortable retreat cottage for our shared work. Participants will have access to the massage therapy, steam room, sauna and outdoor hot tub.

BEARA PENINSULA:  BEREHAVEN LODGE: http://www.berehavenlodge.com/       Berehaven Lodge is a collection of separate lodges (we will stay 3 to 4 people per lodge) situated on the ocean overlooking Bantry Bay, with magnificent views of Bere Island. Each lodge has its own living room and full kitchen, and participants will be provided basic breakfast goods at their lodge, or can choose to have a full breakfast at the restaurant. The lodges are spacious and comfortable.

KILDARE :  LORD EDWARD B&B: http://lordedwardkildare.ie/       Lord Edward B&B is an historic lodge that has been reinvented into comfortable, modern rooms. It is situated right in the heart of Kildare town, next door to the site of St. Brigid’s monastery and fire temple, and the famous Kildare round tower. The B&B is affiliated with Silken Thomas, Kildare’s finest restaurant.

LINKS OF INTEREST

NEWGRANGE   http://www.knowth.com/newgrange.htm

LOUGH CREW  http://www.knowth.com/loughcrew.htm

HILL OF TARA: http://www.knowth.com/tara.htm

BEARA PENINSULA   http://www.bearatourism.com/html

BERE ISLAND  http://www.bereisland.net/

CASTLETOWNBERE: http://www.castletownbere.ie/

ANAM CARA RETREAT www.anamcararetreat.com

KILDARE: http://www.kildare.ie/kildareheritage/

SOLAS BHRIDE:  http://www.solasbhride.ie/

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Cost $3600  (Additional $380 single occupancy)

$500 non-refundable deposit due at Registration.

To Register:  Send an email to indicate your interest and to request a Registration Form.  Then print the Registration Form, sign and return to Carolyn Brigit Flynn with $500 deposit.

TOUR POLICIES

Cancellation:

  • Up to May 1, 2016 – Cancellation fee: $500
  • After May 1, 2016 – Cancellation fee: $1000
  • After July 1, 2016 – No refunds are possible.

Participants are encouraged to purchase travel insurance for the tour. (See Insurance section below.)

Accommodations:  Land arrangements will be provided as described in each tour. The right is reserved to substitute hotels and sightseeing features listed in the Itinerary for accommodations in similar categories.

Baggage: Airline baggage allowance and fee structure is unique to each airline. You are responsible for those fees. We encourage you to fit everything into one suitcase and one carry-on.

Insurance: Information regarding travel insurance will be made available to all participants. You are encouraged to purchase travel insurance for the tour, which covers trip cancellation, trip interruption, trip delay, missed connection, lost baggage and delayed baggage, accident and sickness medical expense and emergency medical evacuation.  Please note that insurance for your airline travel is also recommended.

Inclusions/Exclusions: Tour price includes: accommodations, meals, deluxe motor coach, all schedule sightseeing, entrance fees and guides, writing facilitation, and all meals except for two lunches and dinners on your own. Please note that the tour price includes all land arrangements, but a dramatic change in the exchange rate may influence the final price. Tour price does not include: Your transportation to and from Ireland; travel/airline/medical insurance; tips for items of a personal nature (such as room service, beverages, meals, telephone and valet charges, etc.); transportation cost to meet the group if you arrive later than 10:30 am Tuesday, September 20th at Dublin Airport and miss the group departure; Fees for passports and visas; laundry; telephone calls; wine, liquor, mineral water; sightseeing and services other than those specifically mentioned; personal items; excess baggage; foreign airport taxes.