Staff Adventures: Discovering Ireland

Rick Contreras
Travel Consultant
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What a beautiful destination and a great option for travel Ireland is.

Ireland is filled with rich history, vibrant cities, and beautiful valleys with green
lush mountains with the Irish coastlines roaring the Atlantic on the west and the
Irish Sea on the east. Ireland offers visitors a wide variety of sights and terrain to
satisfy the most discerning traveler.

From the lively pubs of Dublin , Shannon and Belfast , to the spectacular
natural wonders of the Cliffs of Moher and the Giants Causeway. Ireland is a
destination like few others in the world. The fact that it is the nearest European
country to the USA, Speaks our own language and offer a wide variety of
accommodation options that range from bed and breakfast, Castles and Manors
and first and luxury class hotels, make Ireland a very desirable destination.

Travel to Ireland

During my one week visit, I learned of the history of Ireland .
The Irish independence from England and the conflicts of Northern Ireland are
perhaps two of the most interesting parts of the Irish history. While leprechauns,
fairies and shamrocks are as much a part of the Irish culture, Music and folklore are
perhaps just as important as a proper way to pour a Guinness.

Dublin is the main city and the capital, here you will see St. Patrick’s
Cathedral; one of the most interesting cathedrals in all of Europe dating back to the
12th century, Trinity College with its famed library which houses the world treasure –
Book of Kells which dates back to the 8th century and has the writings of the
gospels of John and Mathew. We stayed at the Superior First class and centrally
located Fitzwilliam Hotel.

From Dublin we headed north through the Boyne Valley to The UNESCO
World Heritage site of Bru-na-Boinne to visit the tombs of Newgrange.
Some Irish claim that this is one if not the oldest building in the world dating back to
5000 years before Christ, making them older than Stonehenge and The Egyptian

In Belfast we visited the famous Titanic Museum and drove through the
streets of the neighborhoods that were strategic during the conflicts in Northern
Ireland . The struggles for equal rights, housing, jobs and the right to vote, were
the focal points of these conflicts and it cost the lives of many Irish young men and
women, both Catholics and Protestants alike. I am sure that the hope for a one day
United and peaceful Ireland , remains in the prayers of all Irish People.

Last Minute Deals to Ireland & Britain

The Giants Causeway is located in the Northern Coastline of The Irish Sea. It
is a unique rock formation in several shapes and sizes and has stood the test of
time for millions of years and attracts visitors from around the world who like me
are marveled at the shapes and formations of these intriguing stones.

As if planned by the fairies, the best was saved for last. Our hosts designed
this tour to see the best at last. We drove through the Burren region and across this
magnificent land to the spectacular and almost indescribable Cliffs of Moher.

The sight of these impressive cliffs gave me mixed sensations of peace and
tranquility, while being awed by their power and magnificence.

As the day continued its course we drove to Newmarket-On-Fengus ; where
our last Castle stay awaited us.

The Dromoland Castle has got to be the oldest and most luxurious Castle in Ireland. The attention to detail in every corner of this hotel and its staff was
second to none. I would recommend this incredible palace like castle/hotel to
anyone visiting Ireland .

Ireland was inviting, magical, mystical, spectacular and friendly.
Great memories will remain with me from this beautiful country and
I will always say: “Yes. Go to Ireland, you will love it!”

Rick Contreras
Travel Consultant
Toll Free: 800-935-2620 X 629
Direct: 281-269-6629
Fax: 281-269-2690
Email: [email protected]