This morning, travel to the center of Ireland to visit Clonmacnoise. This monastic settlement was founded in 545 and is delightfully set on the banks of the River Shannon. Learn about the history of the site and take a walk around to see the ancient monuments. Next, drive into the town of Athlone and stop to visit Sean’s bar, the oldest pub in Ireland, before continuing your travel into the city of Dublin. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and enjoy some free time before tonight’s festivities.
This evening, head to the Abbey Tavern for dinner and a traditional ballad session. Built on the site of an old abbey, Abbey Tavern has been in business for over 200 years.
OVERNIGHT: ASHLING HOTEL, DUBLIN