“I bind unto myself today the power of God to hold and lead, His eye to watch, His might to stay, His ear to hearken to my need: the wisdom of my God to teach, His hand to guide, His shield to ward; the Word of God to give me speech, His heavenly host to be my guard.” – St. Patrick’s Breastplate
Tour ItineraryDay 1: Wednesday, August 26: Departure from the USA Depart on an overnight flight to Dublin, Ireland Day 2: Thursday, August 27: Downpatrick | Dublin On arrival at Dublin Airport meet your driver and guide and journey to County Down. Flight must arrive early morning for this day to be possible. Visit the St Patrick Centre and Down Cathedral. Finally visit Saul Church, the place where St. Patrick died. Continue to Dublin. Check into your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay. Day 3: Friday, August 28: Dublin After breakfast, enjoy a panoramic tour of Dublin. Visit Trinity College and the Book of Kells. In the afternoon visit the Guinness Storehouse. Visit St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral where Mass will be offered. Dinner and overnight stay in Dublin. Day 4: Saturday, August 29: Game Day This morning transfer into Dublin to enjoy the Game Day festivities. Attend the Game Transfer to the Temple Bar area. Transfer back to your hotel mid-evening. *Coaching will be included today from 9:00am until mid-evening. Dinner, on own. Day 5: Sunday, August 30: Glendalough This morning attend Mass at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral. Spend the balance of the morning at leisure. This afternoon visit Glendalough in county Wicklow, home to one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland, founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Return to Dublin for dinner and overnight. Day 6: Monday, August 31: Farewell Transfer to Dublin Airport for your journey home.
OPTIONAL EXTENSIONDay 6: Monday, August 31: Knock | Westport This morning we depart Dublin and journey to Westport. En-route visit Knock Shrine, in county Mayo, the site of a Marian apparitions in 1879. Spend some free time in picturesque nearby town of Westport then continue to your hotel for dinner and overnight. Day 7: Tuesday, September 1: Connemara | Galway Today enjoy a journey through Connemara, in County Galway. Visit Kylemore Abbey, an iconic setting with breath-taking views and a walled Victorian garden. Enjoy a stop in Galway City. Return to Westport for dinner and overnight at the hotel. Day 8: Wednesday, September 2: Cliffs of Moher | Limerick This morning we depart Westport and journey to Limerick. En-route visit the Cliffs of Moher. This evening we’ll enjoy a medieval banquet and entertainment at Bunratty Castle or similar. Continue to Limerick for overnight at the hotel. Day 9: Thursday, September 3: Farewell Transfer to Dublin Airport for your journey home. © Faith Journeys LLC