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Springtime in Ireland & Tulips at Powerscourt

Springtime in Ireland

Sun 2 - Thu 6 Apr 2023: A 4 Night Springtime in Ireland Coach Holiday with Johnsons Coaches

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Sunday 2nd to Thursday 6th April 2023


Discover Powerscourt in spring, when the estate is ablaze with colour and over 10,000 tulips gently dance throughout the gardens. We also visit some fantastic attractions, including Kilkenny, Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre, and the Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens.


Look What's Included:

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Luxury Traveller Coach

  • 4 nights half board

  • Outlined Excursions

  • Entrance to Powerscourt Gardens

  • Distillery Tour/Tasting

  • Newbridge Silverware Visitors Centre

  • Irish National Stud, Japanese Gardens & St Fiachra’s Gardens


Not included: All lunches


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A morning departure from as we travel to Holyhead and the early afternoon cruise sailing to Dublin. On arrival in Dublin, we head direct to our hotel, the Woodford Dolmen Hotel in Carlow where a warm welcome awaits and dinner is served in the hotel.


Breakfast in the hotel, we then head for the Wicklow Mountains for our visit to Powerscourt House & Gardens, recently voted No.3 in the World's Top Ten Gardens by National Geographic. The Gardens stretch over 47 acres and offer visitors a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statues and ornamental lakes, however the star of the show in springtime is the arrangement of over 14,000 tulips planted in colourful displays at various points across the Estate, particularly in the Walled Garden and along the herbaceous border. Also included in our visit is a fascinating behind the scenes look at Powerscourt whiskey production with a distillery tour.


Today we visit the attractive medieval city of Kilkenny on the banks of the River Nore, with its Elizabethan architecture and winding passages and lanes. Kilkenny has a fascinating history and a thriving crafts industry. See the magnificent 12th century Kilkenny Castle which overlooks the River Nore and the Kilkenny Design Craft Centre home to a selection of Irish hand-crafted gifts in the city or why not visit the Medieval Mile Museum in the heart of St Mary's church filled with artefacts and sculptures.


We visit Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre this morning to admire the range of intricately crafted silverware including jewellery, tableware and gift items. This afternoon, we enjoy time at the Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens, St Fiachra's Gardens, awash with seasonal colours. We learn about the lives of the magnificent horses bred and stabled here and can visit the new visitor centre, a purpose-built, interactive exhibition which takes us through every stage of owning a racehorse.


Departing after breakfast we spend a little free time in Dublin before catching the afternoon ferry to Holyhead and homeward bound.

Your Hotel


4* Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Carlow 

Set on the banks of the River Barrow, the Woodford Dolmen Hotel has lovely grounds with views of the Killeshin Hills and 10 acres of gardens, complete with resident fairies in the magical fairy garden. Around 5 minutes' drive from Carlow town centre, the charming hotel houses 81 modern bedrooms with neutral décor. There is a stylish bar with plenty of seating for relaxing, while the restaurant serves up dishes prepared with fresh, local produce in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.


Duration, Departure Dates & Price

Sun 2 – Thu 6 Apr 2023                    

4 Nights                



Departs 7.00am

Returns 10.00pm



Single Room: £142

Holiday Insurance: £51


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain, payable at time of booking.


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