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Irish Country Houses & Gardens

18 Jun — 24 Jun 2018 | Tour Director: Roger White

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Roger White, MA, FSA

architectural and garden historian, former secretary of the Georgian Group

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 0930 on Aer Lingus for Cork, arriving 1050. Afternoon in Cork: Anglican cathedral (High Victorian masterpiece by William Burges), Catholic cathedral, Honan Chapel (exceptional Irish Arts and Crafts interior). Six nights at Maryborough House Hotel.

Day

2

Youghal (one of Ireland’s most unspoiled medieval churches), private visit (with lunch) to neo-classical Cappoquin House (charming interiors and contents), Tourin (attractive gardens in the Blackwater Valley).

Day

3

Bantry House (imposing Georgian mansion with fine gardens overlooking Bantry Bay), Ilnacullin Gardens on Garinish Island.

Day

4

Fota House (Regency house in fine grounds), Ormonde Castle (with Ireland’s earliest long gallery), Curraghmore (seat of the Marquess of Waterford, with outstanding James Wyatt interiors).

Day

5

Ruins of 17th century Burncourt, Cahir (impressive medieval castle, romantic Swiss Cottage), Sir Edward Lovett Pearce’s Cashel Palace, walk through gardens to Rock of Cashel (remarkable medieval acropolis).

Day

6

Riverstown House (Rococo plasterwork), private lunch at Kilshannig (superb plasterwork), Lismore (Irish seat of Dukes of Devonshire): castle gardens, charming medieval cathedral.

Day

7

Harbour town of Kinsale (well preserved 17th century Charles Fort and medieval church). Depart Cork 1600, arriving Heathrow 1720.

Tour Dates

18 Jun — 24 Jun 2018

Days

7

Cost

Tour Code

IRCH-18

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Cost of £1895 includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, full board with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £245.

 
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