From our expert guides with intense pride of their hometowns to the passionate locals who share their stories, let us introduce your family to Ireland during the off-season (or ‘cozy season’ as we like to call it).
Fewer crowds, greater value, quieter streets, unique seasonal festivities and your family’s laughter just a little louder. With family fun around every corner, your whole clan will love all that the Emerald Isle has to offer this November to April.
Enjoy an exciting day exploring this ancient city. See the Old Library and Books of Kells on your exploration of the historical Trinity College.
Just like Melissa’s family, head to this city and trial a 3000-year-old game of hurling. The crisp weather will call for tasty Irish stew… a must in our (and Melissa’s) opinion.
Cliffs of Moher
Walk along the Wild Atlantic Way and see these iconic cliffs that rise approximately 700 feet above the ocean. Grab a picture and capture memories that will last a lifetime.
Hike along the lakes in this National Park as you’re guided to Meadow Bay and Muckross Abbey. Melissa’s family met one special local on their trip, an adorable golden retriever. Who will you meet?
Fly a hawk at Ireland’s School of Falconry at this remarkable 800-year old castle. Melissa revealed that smiles are guaranteed with this experience.
What kid doesn’t like sugar? Head to a chocolate workshop in this iconic city to taste different types of this sweet treat. Even try your hand at making your own, that’s if you can resist eating it for a bit.
“Brendan Vacations created a custom itinerary that kept my entire family entertained, complete with a personal driver who acted as a combination chauffeur, concierge, and tour guide to personally escort us around the Emerald Isle. Even before we hit our last action-packed day, my 15-year-old paused at dinner one night to say, “This has been an awesome vacation!“ I heartily agree; from the amazing hotels (including a real castle!) to the fabulous activities, the trip exceeded my expectations, all thanks to the experts at Brendan.”
Ireland in the Cozy Season… A Must
With fewer crowds during Ireland’s cozy season, you’ll have the freedom to spend even more time engaging with our nation of storytellers and form a deeper bond with these magical lands. You’ll love the extra savings during this time of year when you’re able to indulge and stay in that grand castle, book one of the popular hotels from Catherine’s Coziest Collections, reserve a table at that top-rated restaurant or simply enjoy a moment of quiet in a quaint B&B.
Your Celtic story starts here. Which season will you write it in?
Cliffs of Moher, Killarney and Falconry photo credit to Melissa Klurman (@mklurman).
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