Insight Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day With Top 7 List
Insight Vacations is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a Top
Seven Insight Experiences list, featuring things clients can see and do on
their next trip to Ireland.
“St. Patrick’s Day is widely celebrated in Canada, with 15
per cent of Canadians claiming Irish heritage and many others captivated by
Irish culture and curious to discover the stunning landscapes of Ireland,” says
Brad Ford, president of Insight Vacations. “We offer clients opportunities to
forge meaningful connections to Ireland’s culture and its people through unique
and authentic experiences, including introducing them to Local Experts who can
truly shed light on this magical destination’s rich history and local secrets.”
Here’s the list:
1. Ashford Castle: This five-star
800-year-old castle is part of The Red Carnation luxury boutique hotels
collection in West Ireland. A offers a wealth of activities to
enjoy while there including a Falconry School, horseback riding, ziplining, stand-up paddle boarding, golfing
and more. On the Irish Elegance journey, guests are escorted over the drawbridge to the castle
by a lone piper upon arrival. There’s plenty of time to explore the estates
striking surroundings and enjoy regal relaxation before indulging in one of the
finest culinary experiences in the world during a Celebration Dinner featuring
exquisite fare created from locally-sourced ingredients.
2. County Antrim: Located in Northern Ireland, discovery County Antrim on the 12-day Country Roads of Ireland journey.
Clients will visit the Dark Hedges, recognized by Game of Thrones fans as King’s Road, before continuing on to their
accommodations at the coastal Ballygally Castle Hotel.
3. Giant’s Causeway: The Giant’s Causeway is Northern
Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site which formed as a result of an
ancient volcano fissure eruption and is now composed of thousands of
interlocking columns that look like stepping stones for giants. Clients can
experience it on the 12-day Country Roads of Ireland.
4. The Ring of Kerry: Stunning
seascapes, towering cliffs, lush lakelands and charming villages are around
every corner when journeying across the Ring of Kerry. The narrow, winding
route has plenty of attractions along the way, including sights used to
Wars. Discover it on the 7-day Focus on Irelandjourney.
5. Trinity College: Regarded as Ireland’s finest national
treasure, the Book of Kells is housed in the heart of Dublin at Trinity
College. Shrouded in mystery, the ancient manuscript Gospel book dates back to
the 9th century. On Insight’s Irish Elegance journey, guests will enjoy an exclusive Insight
Experience including priority entrance to the Book of Kells and an exclusive
guided walk though Trinity College grounds accompanied by Joseph O’Gorman, a
Trinity College Scholar.
6. Cliffs of Moher: The view of the Clare Coast from the
top of these magnificent cliffs is unrivalled. The Cliffs of Moher in human
history dates back minimum 2,000 years, as the name is derived from a fort
built in 1st Century BC that formerly stood where Moher Tower
stands now. On the Best of Ireland & Scotland journey, clients take in the sights at Cliffs of Moher
after enjoying a scenic ferry ride across the Shannon Estuary, before
continuing to the gateway of the Wild Atlantic Way.
7. Guinness Storehouse: What better way
to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with a pint of Ireland’s national and
world-renowned drink, Guinness. The stout’s signature creamy texture and
long-lasting head contributed to its lasting success, but almost equally as
well known is the famed 9,000-year lease, signed by Arthur Guinness in 1759 at
St. James’s Gate in Dublin. On the Britain and Ireland Explorer, guests will visit the Guinness Storehouse before it opens to
avoid the crowds. Following an escorted tour of the storehouse, they will enjoy
a Guinness tasting and learn how to pour the perfect pint.