Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ireland Destination Wedding Trip!

I am so excited to be a guest of Tourism Ireland and Dream Irish Weddings this next week as several top wedding industry planners and I travel through Shannon, Ireland to tour all the destination wedding possibilities.

In advance, I'd like to thank all our hosts and all those who helped to put this all together! As a planner, I am always so appreciative when someone has put time and effort into planning a fun trip like this. Check out this killer itinerary!!

Monday 13th February 2012

   7.30pm            Depart Newark on Continental Airlines C0024

Day 1: Tuesday 14th February 2012

   6.55am           Touch down at Shannon International Airport

Cead Mile Failte !

On collection of luggage assemble in the Meeting point in the Arrivals Hall where    Michelle , Dream Irish Wedding & the driver will meet you
    7.30am          Transfer to the Lodge at Doonbeg Golf Club
    8.30am          Arrival at the Lodge, light refreshments
                            Show around of the property
    10.30am        Short hop to the world famous Cliffs of Moher
    11.30am         Photo Opp at the Cliffs
    12.15pm         Depart the Cliffs                        
    1.00pm          Sample Smoked Irish Salmon at the Burren Smokehouse
 Traditional Irish pub lunch in the Roadside Tavern
    2.30pm          Drive through the stunning Burren region
    4.00pm          Return to the Lodge at Doonbeg Golf Club
    6.45pm          Pre Dinner Reception in the Members bar
    7.15pm           Dinner in the Tea Room  
 Overnight at the Lodge at Doonbeg Golf Club

Day 2:Wednesday 15th February 2012

8.30-9.30am   Enjoy an Irish Breakfast overlooking the Ocean 
                           in the Long room
10.15am            Depart the Lodge at Doonbeg Golf Club
11.30am            Visit the Wedding Castle at Knappogue
12.30pm           Short trip to the village of Bunratty
1.00pm            Explore the Bunratty folk park & medieval castle
2.00pm            Traditional Irish scones & tea in the Golden Vale
3.30pm            Travel to Dromoland Castle, Co.Clare
4.00pm            Show around & Check in
7.00pm            Pre dinner cocktails in the cocktail bar
7.30pm            Dinner in the Earl of Thomond Restaurant  
Overnight in Dromoland Castle

Day 3: Thursday 16th February 2012

Feeling energetic have an early morning swim!
8-9.00am         Breakfast served in the Earl of Thomond 
9.30am             Depart Dromoland Castle
10.30am           Visit King John’s Castle in Limerick city 
                           and spot of shopping in Brown
                           Thomas & Cornstore at Home
12.00pm           Have an Irish Coffee in Paddy Frawley’s bar
1.00pm             Arrival at Adare Manor hotel, Co. Limerick
                           Show around of the resort
2pm                   Lunch will be served in the Drawing room
                           Check in
3.30pm            Stroll around Ireland’s prettiest village of Adare experience the quaint shops, wonderful boutiques and thatched cottages
7.00pm            Pre Dinner drinks in the cocktail bar
7.30pm             Farewell dinner in the Oak Room
Continue the party in the Tack bar!
Overnight Adare Manor

Friday 17th February 2012

6.15am             Depart Adare Manor hotel with breakfast
7.00am             Arrival Shannon airport & check in (clear USA  Emigration in Shannon)
9.00am             Depart for New York on CO 0025
11.30am             Arrival New York

Slan Abhaile !

 Cliffs of Moher
Dromoland Castle
 Adare Manor

When I'm in Ireland I'll have to go by my twitter name since we're Irish when we tweet (@daughterodesign - no room for the "F")! I'm ready for you scones, clotted cream and Guinness!

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