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8-Night Golf Around Dublin Tour

Price: From $2898 Per Person
8 Nights

Play the Best Golf Courses Near Dublin

Enjoy staying close to friendly, cosmopolitan Dublin while playing 5 of the best golf courses in the city and surrounding area. The golf courses included in this tour are Portmarnock (ranked number 2 in Ireland by Golf Digest), the Palmer Ryder Cup course at the K-Club, Royal Dublin, County Louth and the European Club in Wicklow. All courses are less than an hour from Dublin city. This Ireland golf tour can be done self-drive or with a chauffeur and mini coach for larger groups. You can also customize this tour. Feel free to change anything you like.

It may be located less than an hour’s drive from Dublin’s bustling Grafton Street, but Portmarnock Golf Club, with its tranquil coastal setting, is a great place to get around in while simultaneously getting away from it all. It helps that this golf course, which was founded way back in 1894, regularly ranks among the top golf courses in the world. In 2019, Portmarnock came in at number two in Irish Golfer Magazine’s list of Top 100 Courses in Ireland, finishing a worthy runner-up to the spectacular links at Royal Portrush. Following your round, enjoy refreshments at one of Portmarnock’s many on-site facilities. The Bradshaw Room and The Dining Room guarantee panoramic link views and are open to both club members and visitors alike.

The second oldest golf club in Ireland (the oldest is The Royal Curragh Golf Club which dates back to1852), Royal Dublin Golf Club is a golf course with a difference. Located on North Bull Island in Dublin Bay, the Royal Dublin Golf Club is celebrated as much for its close proximity to Dublin city as it is for its nature reserve. Designated a Special Protection Area under the EU Birds Directive, the nature reserve at North Bull Island is said to attract more bird watchers than anywhere else in Ireland.

Situated just twenty minutes from Dublin city center, the Royal Dublin Golf Club is a great spot from where to indulge in a spot of sight-seeing. If there’s one attraction all Ireland vacations simply must include, it’s the Guinness Connoisseur Experience at the Guinness Storehouse. At the Guinness Storehouse, you’ ll sample a pint of the ‘ Black Stuff,’ while also learning of the elaborate six-step ritual involved in pouring the perfect pint of Guinness. An unmissable experience, it is recommended that a visit to the Guinness Storehouse be swiftly followed by an unforgettable whiskey tasting experience at the Jameson Distillery on nearby Bow Street.

There’s always time for more golf and this most popular of Ireland golf tours, which promises guaranteed tee times, has got the lot. In addition to Portmarnock and the Royal Dublin Golf Club, this Golf Around Dublin tour ventures further afield to County Louth and the European Club in Wicklow, as well as the popular Palmer Ryder Cup Course at the K-Club in Kildare.

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Tour Highlights:

  • Amazing Golf - Guaranteed Tee-Times at Ireland's Best Courses:
    • Portmarnock Golf Club
    • Royal Dublin Golf
    • K Club - Ryder Cup Course
    • Co. Lough Golf Club
    • The European Club
  • Jameson Exclusive Whiskey Tasting 
  • Guinness Connoisseur Experience 
  • Entrance to Malahide Castle & Kilkenny Castle
  • Vist the Irish Emigration Museum- delve into the story & impact of the Irish 
  • Superior Accommodations that consistently get Great Reviews from our Customers.
  • Automatic Rental Car or Chauffeur – Drive Yourself or Request a Chauffeur.
  • Completely Flexible – We’ll arrange your Golf Tour around Your Schedule. 
  • Customizable – Make any changes you like to this Golf Tour.

Portmarnock, County Dublin

Arrive at

Arrive at Dublin Airport, County Dublin

Arrive at Dublin Airport after your overnight flight if you are coming from the U.S. or Canada.

Dublin is Ireland's main airport - located just north of Dublin City.
If you are heading downtown, it takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes from the airport, depending on traffic.
There are 2 terminals at Dublin Airport, the second of which opened to air traffic in November 2010.
Most flights from the U.S. (on Aer Lingus, Delta, United, US Airways & American Airlines) arrive into Terminal 2.


Accommodation

Portmarnock Hotel - Portmarnock, County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Check in policies:

Check in time is after 2.00pm on your day of arrival. Check out is before 11.30am.


Included Experiences

Malahide Castle and Grounds Admission

Malahide, County Dublin

Malahide Castle is one of the highlights to any visit to Dublin. Located by the seaside village of Malahide, the castle is steeped in history, playing a central role in Medieval Irish history. The park is open to the public, including the sylvan walks, children's playground, tennis, pitch and putt, golf, and football. The castle features a botanical interpretive centre, a museum, an engaging castle tour, exhibition of Irish and local history, Secret Walled gardens and an expansive West Lawns walk as well as local craft and souvenir shops,  which offers a truly memorable and unique experience.


Overnight Location

Portmarnock, County Dublin

On The Map: Portmarnock is a suburb of Dublin City, and lies on the east coast of Ireland between Malahide and Baldoyle.

Portmarnock has been settled in Neolithic times, with a number of remains of activity in the area still evident today, such as flints and other tools having been excavated at the northern fringe of Portmarnock. The remains of a ring fort are visible from the air at the south of the town. The son of famous Irish Queen Maedhbh of Connaught – Maine – is also said to have been buried locally. Adjacent to Portmarnock is a narrow beach which extends onto a sandy peninsula with beaches on all sides. The beach is nicknamed The Velvet Strand due to the beautiful smooth sand along the beach. Portmarnock's beach was the starting point for an important pioneering flights. On 23 June 1930 Australian aviator Charles Kingsford Smith and his crew took off in the Southern Cross aircraft on the second, westbound transatlantic flight. Portmarnock is also world-famous for its golf course which formally opened on 26 December 1894.


Must-See Sites

Maynooth, County Kildare

On the Map: Maynooth is located in County Kildare, inland from the eastern coast and approx. 30 minutes west of Dublin City. The town is just off the M4 motorway that connects the Dublin to Galway and Sligo.

County Kildare is home to the National Stud and three racecourses, at The Curragh, Naas & Punchestown.  This inland county has areas of low-lying bogs on its western bountary.  To the east, the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains meet its unique fertile plain, the Currage, which has 6,000 acres of grassland and; if up in the early morning, you can see beautiful throoughbred racehorses excerising. Visitors to Kildare can walk the countryside, play golf, fish, ride or cruise its waterways.  One of the best ways of exploring this county is by following the canals, either walking their towpaths or cruising their waters.  Away from the main roads, its a peaceful county with plenty of wild fowl, birds and animals in its river valleys, bogs, woodlands & canals.


Malahide, County Dublin

On The Map: Malahide is a coastal suburb of Dublin, located just north of the city and east of the M1 motorway linking Dublin and Belfast

Malahide can trace its origins to the coming of the Vikings, who landed in 795 A.D., and used the Malahide Estuary as a convenient base. The village is an affluent spot, and boasts many retail boutiques, nice pubs and restaurants. Traditional shopfronts and several cobble-lock side streets give the village an intimate and welcoming feel. As well as being quite picturesque, the village also boasts the 800 year old Malahide Castle (pictured). Set on a 250 acre estate, Malahide Castle has a rich and varied history, not to mention being reputedly haunted by no less than 5 ghosts! There is an ancient covered well - St. Sylvester's - on the old main street. Malahide also has a substantial marina.


Portmarnock, County Dublin

Accommodation

Portmarnock Hotel - Portmarnock, County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Check in policies:

Check in time is after 2.00pm on your day of arrival. Check out is before 11.30am.


Included Experiences

Portmarnock Golf Club

Portmarnock, County Dublin

Founded in 1894, Portmarnock is consistently ranked amongst the top golf courses in the world.  With a rich history closely aligned to the progression of golf in Ireland, Portmarnock has hosted many major professional and amateur events including multiple Irish Open Championships, the Walker Cup and the Irish Amateur Close Championship.   From Sam Snead to Seve Ballesteros, some of golf's best known names have tested their skills on this north county Dublin sand spit. Considered by many as a fair but challenging test of golf, Portmarnock invites you to experience one of the purest links courses in the world.


Must-See Sites

Howth, County Dublin

On The Map: Howth is a coastal suburb of Dublin, located just northeast of the city. Howth is most easily reached via the northeastern portion of the M50 motorway that encircles Dublin. When the M50 ends, continue straight ahead on the N32 road, following signs for Sutton & Howth.

Howth (rhymes with both!), is a fishing and yachting port, and popular suburban resort on the north side of Howth Head, Just 15 kilometres (9½ miles) northeast of Dublin City Centre, its attractions are easily appreciated, particularly at the coast. Howth Head (pictured) offers fine views of Dublin Bay, the Wicklow Mountains, Boyne Valley & beyond. In the bay is the rocky bird sanctuary and monastic island of Ireland's Eye, to which boat trips may be taken in summer. Cliff paths lead around the coastline, through Howth village and its ruined abbey, and past Baily Lighthouse. The 15th-century Howth Castle is inland, partly in ruins, but with fine rhododendron gardens. Howth's pubs, hotels and fish restaurants, along with spectacular coastal scenery, make it a wonderful location to visit when in the area!


Howth Head Walk, County Dublin

Howth Head, a peninsula 15 kilometres northeast of Dublin City, has long been immortalized in James Joyce’s Ulysses. Howth Town is a bustling village that offers visitors a myriad of attractions, including Howth Castle, The National Transport Museum, the Martello Tower and the Baily Lighthouse. Howth Head arguably offers the best walk within the environs of Dublin City. If travelling from the city center, grab a 30 minute DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport train) from Tara Street Station (on the River Liffey, just east of O’Connell Bridge) to Howth on Dublin’s north side. Walk to the end of Howth along the waterfront, following the road up and to the right at the end of the harbour. Keep following the coast and you will find yourself on a wide unpaved path that runs right around Howth Head. You can double back at any time or continue all the way to Sutton (2 - 3 hours) from where you can catch a DART back to the city centre. The cliff-side walk to 'The Summit' boasts splendid sea views and is guaranteed to clear away any big city cobwebs! The views of Lambay Island and Ireland’s Eye, as well as Dublin Bay are spectacular. The cliffs also offer great bird-watching opportunities and you may even spot a grey seal frolicking in the water. Reward yourself with some of Dublin’s best seafood at King Sitric Fish Restaurant in Howth.


Portmarnock, County Dublin

Accommodation

Portmarnock Hotel - Portmarnock, County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Check in policies:

Check in time is after 2.00pm on your day of arrival. Check out is before 11.30am.


Included Experiences

Royal Dublin Golf Club

Dublin, County Dublin

The Royal Dublin Golf Club is located on the Bull Island Nature Reserve, separated from the world by Dublin Bay, yet only minutes from historic Dublin and convenient to both the city and the airport. This famous links course has hosted many professional and amateur tournaments and provides a test of golf that has been enjoyed by golfing greats and amateurs alike for over 100 years. Names like Nicklaus and Trevino, Ballesteros and Langer, Faldo and Floyd, Norman and Els and our own Christy O'Connor, have all tested their games against the best on this famous championship links.


Jameson Whiskey Tasting Experience

Dublin, County Dublin

Join one of the friendly Jameson Distillery Ambassadors in the legendary John Jameson’s private office for the best whiskey tasting including four family favourites - Jameson Original, Jameson Crested, Jameson Distillery Edition and Jameson Black Barrel Cask Strength. JJ’s Office is a secret & unique room full of stories and artefacts; all of which can only be accessed as part of The Whiskey Tasters. Nothing goes better with rich mahogany and 200-year-old factory ledgers than finely-tuned blends of whiskey.  

Experience Includes:
Fully guided tasting
Four premium whiskeys
Access to John Jameson's (JJ's Office)
18 participants
40 mins duration
 
Please Note:
Arrive 15 mins early
Does not include a guided tour
Not suitable for kids

Must-See Sites

Glasnevin Cemetery, County Dublin

On The Map: Glasnevin Cemetery is located in the Dublin suburb of Finglas. The Cemetery Museum is located on the Finglas Road approximately 3km north of the City Centre. Bus Route 140 departs from O’ Connell Street.

If you have an interest in Irish history, or have Irish ancestry, Glasnevin Cemetery is well worth a visit. Glasnevin was established in 1832 under the direction of one of Ireland's most famous sons, Daniel O’Connell. In the great man's own words, the purpose of Glasnevin is to bury “people of all religions and none”. The cemetery encompasses 124 acres and 1.5 million burials. Glasnevin is a national, historical treasure and is the final resting place of Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, O’Donovan Rossa, Eamonn De Valera, Michael Collins, Countess Markiewicz, Maud Gonne McBride, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Brendan Behan, Christy Brown, Jimmy O’Dea, Luke Kelly, Alfred Chester Beatty, Michael Cusack and Liam Whelan....to name but a few! The Cemetery’s most famous architectural feature is the 51 metre (167 feet) high O’Connell Round Tower, designed by George Petries and made of Wicklow granite. The remains of Daniel O’Connell are interred in a family crypt directly below the tower. The Mortuary Chapel, designed in the 1870s, is appointed with stone carvings by James Pearse (father of Padraig and Willie). Museum visits are available daily, as are themed, expertly guided tours of hte Cemetery.


Portmarnock, County Dublin

Accommodation

Portmarnock Hotel - Portmarnock, County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Check in policies:

Check in time is after 2.00pm on your day of arrival. Check out is before 11.30am.


Included Experiences

K-Club (Ryder Cup Course)

Straffan, County Kildare

You may have been forewarned that Ireland's first Ryder Cup Venue is no ordinary golf course, and that it is widely acknowledged as the country's most challenging inland layout, but still you will be unprepared for the ensuing drama. The Ryder Cup Course is, quite simply, one of Europe's most spectacular courses. It charms, it entices and invariably, brings out the very best in your game. It is unlikely that you will be asked to tackle the course from the championship tees, but this should in no way diminish the excitement of pitting your wits against Arnold Palmer, for, in a sense, this is precisely what you are about to do.


Must-See Sites

Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens, County Kildare

On the Map: The Irish National Stud is located in County Kildare in the eastern midlands of Ireland. The Stud is accessed at Kildare town, just off the M7 motorway, which connects Dublin to the east and Limerick to the west.

Established in 1946, the Irish National Stud combines an active role in the development and promotion of Irish bloodstock. One of the country's major tourist attractions, it is the only Stud farm in Ireland open to the public. The farm encompasses The Irish National Stud - home to some of Ireland's finest thoroughbreds, Japanese Gardens - the finest Japanese Gardens in Europe, Saint Fiachra's Garden featuring woodland and lakeside walks, and the Horse Museum - a state of the art modern exhibition where the Sport of Kings comes to life. 
 


Portmarnock, County Dublin

Accommodation

Portmarnock Hotel - Portmarnock, County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Check in policies:

Check in time is after 2.00pm on your day of arrival. Check out is before 11.30am.


Included Experiences

Guinness Connoisseur Experience

Dublin, County Dublin

The Connoisseur Experience is the ultimate tasting experience for the ultimate Guinness fan. Gather in the luxurious private bar, discreetly tucked away in a secluded area of the Guinness Storehouse where you will embark on a journey through tastes, traditions, and stories of the most popular variants of Guinness beer - Guinness Draught, Guinness Original, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, and one of the beers from The Brewers Project range. You will also have the opportunity to learn the craft of how to pour the perfect pint of your very own Guinness. This experience is an exclusive added feature to the general admission tickets which include a self-guided tour of the visitor experience and a complimentary pint of Guinness or soft drink.


EPIC Ireland

Dublin, County Dublin

EPIC Ireland is an extraordinary new visitor experience, showcasing the unique journey of the Irish nation. Located in the iconic CHQ building, an historic stone and iron warehouse, built in 1820, EPIC Ireland tells the amazing story of the Irish people’s dispersal throughout the world over the ages. At EPIC, you will be taken on a journey that begins on the island of Ireland, and ends with the global presence of the Irish today. The state-of-the-art exhibition is spread across 21 galleries, categorized into four thematic groups - Migration, Motivation, Influence & Connection. The aim is to bring to life the story of Ireland’s communities overseas - past, present and future – in a way that is highly entertaining, engaging and educational. The story is told using innovative techniques and cutting-edge interactive technologies, in combination with more traditional photographic, film, sound recordings and historic objects. A truly immersive, multi-sensory experience awaits!


Must-See Sites

Temple Bar, County Dublin

On The Map: Temple Bar lies in the heart of Dublin City. Located on the south bank of the River Liffey, and just west of Trinity College and Grafton Street.

The lively and vibrant Temple Bar District - Dublin's Cultural Quarter, is well worth a visit. Best known for being Dublin’s major nightlife center, Temple Bar comes alive after dark, with many pubs, restaurants and nightclubs to choose from. For those visiting during the day, the area boasts a timeless charm, with narrow cobbled streets and a plethora of cultural organizations, such as the Irish Film Centre & Project Arts Centre. There are also a variety of small galleries and stores - perfect for a day of shopping. While Temple Bar after dark might not be for everyone, the area is the perfect spot to spend a sunny afternoon. 


Trinity College, County Dublin

On The Map: Trinity College is located in the heart of Dublin City. Just south of the River Liffey, the campus grounds are bordered by Grafton, College, Pearse, Nassau & Leinster Streets.

Time spent in Dublin would not be complete without a visit to Trinity College. Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1st, it is one of the oldest universities in the British Isles, and the very oldest in Ireland. Standing on a self contained site in the very heart of Dublin, the College itself covers some 35 acres of cobbled squares and green spaces surrounded by buildings which represent the accumulated architectural riches of nearly three centuries. Although Trinity offers much of interest to the visitor, the crown jewel is without doubt the Book of Kells. The Book is an 'illuminated manuscript', globally celebrated for its lavish decoration. The manuscript contains the four Gospels in Latin based on a Vulgate text, written on vellum (prepared calfskin), in a bold and expert version of the script known as 'insular majuscule'. Written in the 9th century, it has been on display in the Old Library at Trinity College Dublin from the mid-19th century, and attracts over 500,000 visitors a year.


Saint Patrick's Cathedral, County Dublin

On The Map: Saint Patrick's Cathedral is located in the heart of Dublin City, just south of the River Liffey, and west of such landmarks as Trinity College and Grafton Street. The Cathedral is located at the junction of Patrick Street and Upper Kevin Street.

Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral has contributed much to Irish life since its founding in 1191. The Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well, at which St Patrick himself reportedly baptized converts on his visit to Dublin. The writer and satirist Jonathan Swift was Dean of Saint Patrick's from 1713 to 1747, and is buried within the church. In a romantic twist, Esther Johnson (Stella) is buried next to Swift. Although never married, Swift had a life-long, intense and mysterious relationship with Stella, and she was an inspiration for much of his work. Handel's Messiah received its first performance there in 1742, sung by the combined choir of Saint Patrick's and Christ Church. Music has played an integral part in the life of Saint Patrick's since its foundation and it is the only cathedral in these islands to sing two services every day. Living Stones, the cathedral's permanent exhibition, celebrates Saint Patrick's place in the life of the city, its history and its role at the dawn of the third millennium. It emphasises that the cathedral is not a museum, but a building embracing the past to herald the future.


Portmarnock, County Dublin

Accommodation

Portmarnock Hotel - Portmarnock, County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Check in policies:

Check in time is after 2.00pm on your day of arrival. Check out is before 11.30am.


Included Experiences

County Louth Golf Club

Drogheda, County Louth

County Louth Golf Club or "Baltray" as it is more affectionately known is situated 4 miles from the historic town of Drogheda at the mouth of the river Boyne. With the river to the south and the Irish Sea to the east, this is Links golf at is very best. Baltray is rated in Golf Digest's Top 100 Courses in the world as a "hidden gem". It is one of the top twenty five courses in the British Isles and it is in the top six in Ireland. Sometimes ferocious and other times benign, it provides competition for all handicaps. County Louth Golf Club has a tradition of hosting major National and International events both Amateur and Professional, including most recently the 2009 3 Irish Open and 2004 Nissan Irish Open.


Must-See Sites

Newgrange, County Meath

On the Map: Newgrange is located just north of Dublin City in County Meath in the east of Ireland. Newgrange is reached via the N51 road, which intersects with the main M1 motorway (connecting Dublin & Belfast) near the town of Drogheda.

Newgrange, in County Meath, crouches on a rise just north of the River Boyne. It is the focal point for a ceremonial area and megalithic cemetery that is 5,000 years old.  The tombs' passage is perfectly aligned to mark the Winter Solstice. Newgrange is one of the best examples in Western Europe of the type of monument known as a passage-grave or passage-tomb. According to the most reliable Carbon 14 dating techniques, Newgrange was constructed around 3200BC. This means it is at least 600 years older than the Giza Pyramids in Egypt, and 1,000 years older than its British counterpart, Stonehenge. If you are interested in visiting Newgrange during summer months, we highly recommend planning to arrive very early in the morning to guarantee entrance to this extremely popular site!


Slane Whiskey Distillery, County Meath


Portmarnock, County Dublin

Accommodation

Portmarnock Hotel - Portmarnock, County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Check in policies:

Check in time is after 2.00pm on your day of arrival. Check out is before 11.30am.


Included Experiences

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

Kilkenny Castle is perched dramatically on a strategic height that commands a crossing on the River Nore and dominates the 'High Town' of Kilkenny City. Over the eight centuries of its existence, many additions and alterations have been made to the fabric of the building, making Kilkenny Castle today a complex structure of various architectural styles.  The original Anglo-Norman stone castle was built for William Marshal, 4th Earl of Pembroke (c.1146-1219) during the first decade of the  thirteenth century. Kilkenny Castle later became the principal Irish residence of the powerful Butler family for almost 600 years. The Butler ownership began when James (c.1360-1405), 3rd Earl of Ormond, purchased the castle in c.1391, and lasted until 1967 when Arthur, 6th Marquess of Ormonde (1893-1971), presented it to the people of Kilkenny in return for a token payment of £50. The buildings have been in the care of the Office of Public Works since 1969, and many important programmes of archaeological excavation, conservation, and restoration have since been carried out. No need to pre-book - use your included admission voucher to visit anytime today!


Must-See Sites

Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

On the Map: Kilkenny City is located in County Kilkenny, in the southeast midlands of Ireland. Kilkenny is well-served by a good network of roads - the M9/N10 from Dublin (to the northeast) and N9/N10 from Waterford City (to the south).

Kilkenny, or the Marble City as it is known, is one of Ireland's oldest towns, and proud of it. Its array of ancient buildings is unrivalled. It is renowned for being a vibrant cultural center, devoted to the musical and visual arts. Its two most impressive landmarks are Kilkenny Castle, founded in 1172 and privately owned until 1967, and St. Canice's Cathedral. The current structure of the cathedral dates from the 13th century, though this is nowhere near the beginning of its story, which is rich in folklore and legend. There is no shortage of pubs to explore and enjoy in Kilkenny and during the summer the city is always full of life. The summer also sees the city host an Arts Festival and a very highly regarded Comedy Festival called the Cat Laughs.


Smithwick's Experience, County Kilkenny

On The Map: The Smithwick's Experience is just a 5 minute walk north of Kilkenny Castle - located on Parliament Street in the heart of Kilkenny City.

Smithwick's unique ale, with its rich ruby glow and creamy head, is the perfect marriage of innovation and tradition. It's infused with hints of caramel and biscuit, a tingle of orange marmalade and a finish so crisp you could snap it in two. The story of Smithwick's is as interesting as the ale itself - truly a beer forged in adversity... It arrives in your glass by way of a darkened medieval abbey, a reprehensible royal, heinous laws, two world wars, two fat turkeys and more! If you choose to take the Smithwick's tour, you will learn all about this crafty beer. The tale begins in 1231 when some clever monks discovered a way of turning water into ale. Find out how the brew gained worldwide notoriety in the 18th century, and in the Brewhouse portion of the tour, learn how the varied ingredients are combined to create a unique character and flavor. Finally, it's onto the Taste Room to sample a pint and insure that the secrets of Smithwick's wonderful brewing process have been applied with good effect!


Portmarnock, County Dublin

Accommodation

Portmarnock Hotel - Portmarnock, County Dublin

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Check in policies:

Check in time is after 2.00pm on your day of arrival. Check out is before 11.30am.


Included Experiences

The European Club

Brittas Bay, County Wicklow

The links of The European Club was designed by Pat Ruddy and is owned and operated by him with the help of his family. Ruddy is a golf-writer and golf course designer whose work will be found also at such highly regarded venues as Ballyliffin (Glashedy), Druids Glen, Rosapenna, Port Salon, St. Margaret's, Donegal (Murvagh) and Montreal Island Golf Club. The European Club, as the name suggests, is designed as and destined to be a major links and a major club. The links features 20-holes (two extra holes are in play most days) of exciting links golf through tumbling dunes with dramatic views of the Irish Sea from no fewer than sixteen of the holes! Some of the holes play along the beach.


Must-See Sites

Powerscourt House and Gardens, County Wicklow

On the Map: Powerscourt House & Gardens is located in County Wicklow in the east of Ireland. Powerscourt is accessed via the R117 road, which intersects with the main M11/N11 approx. 30 kilometres south of Dublin City.

One mile long and lined by over 2,000 beech trees, even the avenue leading to the Powerscourt House echoes the magnificence of the whole estate. In addition the 47 acres of gardens are remarkable for their grandeur of scale, at the same time combining great delicacy and refinement of detail. The house was gutted by fire in 1974 but recently has been reborn as an exceptional tourist destination. An exhibition brings to life the rich history of the estate, while the double height Georgian ballroom has been restored and hosts weddings and corporate events. The house is now home to the best of Irish design in gifts, clothes, and furniture in the Avoca Stores and the Interiors Gallery. You can also treat yourself to a dish from the Avoca Cookbook in the Terrace Cafe. Or you can visit the Powerscourt Distillery onsite as well.  The gardens at Powerscourt, recently voted Number 3 in the entire world by National Geographic, were laid out in two main periods. When the house was rebuilt in the decade after 1731, the surrounding grounds were also remodelled. The design reflected the desire to create a garden which was part of the wider landscape. To the north formal tree plantations framed the vista from the house, while a walled garden, fish pond, cascades, grottos and terraces lay to the south. Walks wound through the wooded grounds and a fine tree-lined avenue was created.


Glendalough, County Wicklow

On the Map: Glendalough is located in County Wicklow, in the east of Ireland - just 1 hour south of Dublin City. Scenically nestled in the Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough is served by a network of small country roads. From the northeast (Dublin), travel on the R755/R756, from everywhere else, arrive from the west on the R756.

Glendalough ("The Glen of the Two Lakes"), is the site upon which St. Kevin founded a unique monastic settlement in the 6th century. Most of what remains of the settlement is in ruins but the Round Tower at Glendalough, built as a refuge from marauding Vikings, is over a 1000 years old and is remarkably well preserved. The site itself is set next to two clear water lakes beneath the sheer cliffs of a deep glacial valley. It is one of the most serene and beautiful places in all Ireland and it is easy to see why the monks picked it for a place of prayer and contemplation. There are a myriad of walking trails throughout the area making it a truly invigorating place to spend the day.


Depart From

Depart from Dublin Airport, County Dublin

Return to Dublin Airport at least two hours prior to your flight's scheduled departure. This will allow ample time to check in for your flight home.

After check-in and passenger security, browse the array of shops on offer at 'The Loop' in Dublin Airport. With an extensive range of stores, bars and cafes, any spare time you have will fly!


LOW SEASON
Jan - Mar | Nov - Dec
From $2,898
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Apr - May | Sep - Oct
From $3,178
HIGH SEASON
June - August
From $3,368

Your Price Includes

  • 8 nights at Authentic Coastal Golf Hotel
  • 8 Full Irish Breakfast
  • 5 Rounds of Golf at Ireland's Top Courses
  • Whiskey Tasting Experience
  • Guinness Connoisseur Experience
  • Entrance to EPIC - Irish Emigration Museum
  • Entrance to Malahide Castle and Kilkenny Castle
  • Automatic Rental Car Included with exclusive insurance (Chauffeur Options Available)
  • 24/7 Access to Your Tour Details & Documents
  • Expert Advice & 7-Day Travel Helpline
  • Risk-Free Cancellation Policy

Tour Highlights:

  • Amazing Golf - Guaranteed Tee-Times at Ireland's Best Courses:
    • Portmarnock Golf Club
    • Royal Dublin Golf
    • K Club - Ryder Cup Course
    • Co. Lough Golf Club
    • The European Club
  • Jameson Exclusive Whiskey Tasting 
  • Guinness Connoisseur Experience 
  • Entrance to Malahide Castle & Kilkenny Castle
  • Vist the Irish Emigration Museum- delve into the story & impact of the Irish 
  • Superior Accommodations that consistently get Great Reviews from our Customers.
  • Automatic Rental Car or Chauffeur – Drive Yourself or Request a Chauffeur.
  • Completely Flexible – We’ll arrange your Golf Tour around Your Schedule. 
  • Customizable – Make any changes you like to this Golf Tour.

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  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
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Beautiful Ireland

byGwendolyn A GodfreyAuthentic Ireland Travel
Your Hometown: Zephyrhills

We worked with Lauren who arranged a fabulous Ireland trip for us and every detail was taken care of from start to finish. The hotels were wonderful and the Irish people are the very best. Don't hesitate to contact Lauren to plan your Irish vacation, you'll more more than satisfied.

Your Hometown: Dayton

Amazing!! Every single detail was taken care of for us! Heather did a great job! It was so nice to not have to worry about logistics and we could just enjoy Ireland. I would highly recommend if you are renting a car to get an automatic. I drive a standard in the states, but it would have been way to much to think about and would have prevented me from enjoying the county side.

Honeymoon

byElizabeth TravisAuthentic Ireland Travel
Your Hometown: Blacksburg

My husband and I went to Ireland for our honeymoon and it was AMAZING! Heather helped us and honestly, we had such a fun time. We didn't do a lot of the mentioned or planned items because we tend to just like to explore places but the set up to be able to do that if we wanted to or not was amazing!

Ireland

Your Hometown: Knoxville, TN

I am a travel agent and I had the opportunity to work with Tim LeGris which was a wonderful experience . The trip was for a 10 day chauffeured trip for an older couple who wanted to see and stay at castles and manors in Ireland. Tim put together the perfect trip. I had lunch with the couple when they returned. They said it was the best trip ever. Tim, thank you for your expertise and the amazing job you did on such a short notice trip to Ireland!

Your Hometown: Sag Harbor

Just wanted to share with all who are interested in booking with Authentic Vacations what a truly wonderful experience we had with our Destination Expert, Michael Erickson... He gave us a wonderful itinerary , with great ideas ,and was quick to email us back when we had questions and last minute revisions ..He was knowledgeable,kind,and made arranging our holiday to Ireland & Scotland a pleasure.. So thank you Michael Erickson & thank you Authentic Vacations.....

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