Belfast | Bushmills Distillery| Giant’s Causeway
Upon arrival at Belfast Airport, and after claiming your luggage, a Lang Atholl representative will greet you before assisting you with any luggage. You will then begin your journey to the northern coast of Northern Ireland reaching Bushmills Distillery.
In the county of Antrim, in a small Village of Bushmills you will discover the oldest working distillery in Ireland set on the banks of the Bush River. Over 400 hundred years family and friends have kept to the philosophy that a small hand crafted process creates the smoothest whisky.
You will then stop at the Giant’s Causeway. Between 50 and 60 million years ago it is believed that a volcano eruption created Giant’s Causeway, leaving in its wake a dramatic collection of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns.
In the evening you will have the opportunity the explore the city of Belfast. In the heart of Belfast you will be staying at the 5 star Merchant Hotel. It is both elegant with a modernised twist. It provided guests with an array of amenities along with panoramic views over the city.
Dublin | Jameson Distillery | St. Patrick Cathedral
Shortly after a refreshing breakfast, Your Lang Atholl Representative will greet you in the lobby of The Merchant Hotel. You will begin your journey to the Irish capital, a city where great memories are forged. You will enjoy a tour of the city, taking in the great sights and the culture of the Irish.
You will visit the most well known whisky distillery in Ireland; Jamesons. Due to the significant growth from the late 18th century and continuing on to the present date, an expansion was in need, therefore Jamesons holds two distilleries one in Cork and the other in Dublin. Jamesons brings its past to the future creating the smoothest Irish whisky.
Next stop you will encounter St. Patricks Cathedral. Founded in 1191 it is the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland. Since Saint Patrick baptised Christian converts nearby over 1500 years ago, this holy site has been a place of spiritual encounter for countless generations.
The hotel which you will reside within for the evening will be The Shelbourne Hotel, a timeless landmark in the city. Just minutes away from some of Dublin’s most famous sites and landmarks with stunning views over the city. It is known for its exquisite fine-dining and spectacular style. You will have a lovely evening relaxing and recovering for next day destinations.
Glendalough Distillery | Royal Oak Distillery
You will make your way south travelling to the town of Waterford. There will be an opportunity to stop and take photographs if you wish while the ever-changing skies and scenery is truly spectacular and breathtaking. Your first stop will be the Glendalough Distillery. Glendalough (The Valley of two lakes) is a deep, glacial valley nestled in the Wicklow Mountains, just south of Dublin. Renowned for its natural, scenic beauty, the area is known as “The Garden of Ireland”.
Continuing driving through the beautiful route you will make your way inland reaching the The Royal Oak Distillery. The only distillery in Ireland to still produce all three forms of Irish whiskey (pot still, malt and grain) these products are distilled in the same still room. The distillery itself is one of the biggest in Ireland as its capable of producing equivalent of 8 million bottles per year.
Your accommodation for the evening will be Waterford Castle Hotel and Golf Resort located on an enchanted 310 acre private island. It is a true hidden gem on Ireland’s Ancient east. Here you will have a luxurious stay as they offer their guests the best of Irish hospitality with the most spectacular surroundings.
Waterford Distillery | Blarney Castle
Once again a lang representative will meet you in Waterford castle lobby area. You will set off to Waterford distillery, a distillery with a little less experience when it comes to age. Ingredients consists of purest spring water with the addition of the best quality barley in the world , creating a fantastic upcoming whiskies.
You will then take a break from distilleries and discover some ancient history by taking a visit to one of Ireland’s most valuable treasures, Blarney Castle. The castle is a medieval stronghold dating back to 1446. Alongside the castle lays the Blarney stone. It is has been said if you kiss the stone, the kisser will be rewarded with the ‘gift of the gab’.
Your base for the evening will be the stunning 5 star hotel Hayfield Manor, the perfect accommodation for a retreat.
Dingle Distillery | Killarney | Limerick
Day 5 will begin with a drive to Dingle Distillery. You travel through Killarney before reaching Dingle Distillery. With the backdrops of the MacGillycuddy Reeks (mountain range) and set on the banks of Lough Leane the town of Killarney is a favourite with many people searching tranquility and the outdoors. Killarney National Park created when Muckross Estate was donated to the Irish Free State in 1932.
When the first spirit trickled in 2012 November, it represented a milestone in the history of distilling in Ireland, and now our unique Dingle Whiskey continually matures in the mild, moist climate of Ireland’s south-west coast.
Next, making your journey into Limerick you will visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. It is one of Irelands most iconic castles and is a must see when visiting. It has a vast history being occupied for over 1000 years. On the other side of Limerick you will discover your base for the evening Adare Manor, an award winning hotel offering cherished Irish hospitality. It has been uniquely restored amongst 840 acres of pristine parkland, an experience which you will not forget.
Gallway | Micil Distillery | Cliffs of Moher
You will begin by passing the Back Head which has a lighthouse surrounded by peculiar landscape of limestone cliffs and the rocky coast. Following you will make your way to Fanore Beach which is situated at the edge of the karst scenery of then Burren. You will soon arrive at one of Ireland’s most popular sites, The Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs reach up to 214 meters up from the surges of the ocean.
You will then arrive into Galway, a harbour city on Ireland’s west coast. where you will visit Micil Distillery. 170 years family run business, the distillery has been producing smooth and spicy poitin which has become Legendary throughout the region.
You will be escorted to Glenlo Abbey where you will be spending the evening which has been welcoming guests since 1740. Nestled peacefully on a beautiful 138 acre estate right at the edge of Ireland’s largest lake, Lough Corrib. The 5* newly refurbished Glenlo Abbey Hotel offers the discerning traveller a warm and luxurious base during their travels to Galway.
You will awake on your final day to be greeted by the final time by your Lang Atholl Representative. You will travel south to Shannon International Airport in leisurely time for your departing flight.