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In Ireland they say, ‘a stranger is a friend yet to be made’. This sums up the most charming nature of probably the friendliest nation in Europe, the most beautiful parts of which we visit on this superb holiday. Donegal offers some of the most spectacular and unspoilt scenery in Ireland. The welcome is warm and genuine, and the landscape is truly stunning with rugged coastline, sandy beaches and dramatic mountains. Your visit to Donegal will be a memorable experience and features interesting visits and excursions throughout. Our base is the Dorrians Imperial Hotel in the town of Ballyshannon, a favourite with Bibby’s customers.

Your Holiday Package Includes:

5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, Ferry travel, Luxury coach travel with onboard toilet & facilities, Services of experienced tour driver, There is entertainment some evenings at the Dorrians Hotel – please join in the music and dancing.

EXCURSIONS – entry to Lissadell House & Gardens and boat trip on Lough Erne.

Your Holiday Accommodation

Dorrians Imperial Hotel   

The 3 star Dorrians Imperial Hotel is a family owned hotel, renowned for their friendly welcome and superb service. The elegant restaurant offers excellent Irish cuisine using local fresh produce and is enhanced by an imaginative wine list. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer, and tea making facilities. Wi-Fi is available in the public areas. There is a lift.

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Itineraries

Saturday

Date : September 18, 2021

Travel to Ballyshannon

We travel via Loch Ryan to board the afternoon ferry to Belfast. We travel across country to Ballyshannon for 5 nights half board accommodation at the Dorrians Imperial Hotel, arriving late afternoon.

Sunday

Date : September 19, 2021

Lissadell House & Gardens

We take a spectacular drive along the coast to Lissadell House and Gardens, an imposing early 19th century house with magnificent views across Sligo Bay to the mountains beyond. Discover the exhibitions on the poet WB Yeats, his artist brother Jack Yeats and Countess Markievicz and explore the beautiful alpine and kitchen gardens.

Monday

Date : September 20, 2021

Enniskillen & Devenish Island

We travel east along the shores of beautiful Lough Erne to Enniskillen. There we board the MV Kestrel for a wonderful boat trip taking in the scenery as we journey to Devenish Island, a former monastic site with the atmospheric ruins of St Mary's Priory and spectacular round tower. We have free time to explore the town, returning via Belleek Pottery, one of Northern Ireland’s oldest and most fascinating attractions.

Tuesday

Date : September 21, 2021

Adara & Glencolumbkille Folk Village

This morning we visit the village of Adara, home to the Donegal Tweed Visitors Centre where you watch the master weavers at work on the heritage looms. Later, we travel via the Glengesh Pass to Glencolumbkille Folk Village, returning to Ballyshannon via the coast.

Wednesday

Date : September 22, 2021

Donegal Town

This morning we visit Donegal Town, overshadowed by the stunning Bluestack Mountains. We return to Ballyshannon for a free afternoon.

Thursday

Date : September 23, 2021

Travel home

Morning transfer to Belfast for the late morning sailing to Loch Ryan. We disembark early afternoon and travel south via the main roads and motorways, arriving into our local area early evening.

Supplements

Single supplement – £100.00

CURRENCY: Euro      TRAVEL INSURANCE: Required

PASSPORT: Not required but Photographic ID is required

Deposit

£80.00 per person

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