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By Hook or By Crook

Ireland By 'Hook or by Crook'

Sun 23-Thu 27 Jun 2024: A 5 Day Escorted Coach Holiday to Ireland By 'Hook or by Crook' with Johnsons Coaches

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Sunday 23rd to Thursday 27th June 2024




Discover Ireland’s Ancient East, from our base in County Wexford, a region of legends and stories from ancient times to modern day. Wander down the cobbled streets of medieval towns; visit the world’s oldest working lighthouse; explore castles and gorgeous gardens whilst visiting cosmopolitan Kilkenny in this distinctive part of Ireland.


Look What’s Included

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Luxury Traveller Coach with ‘First Class’ Seating & Legroom

  • Return Ferry Crossings

  • 4 nights half board

  • Outlined excursions

  • Dunbrody Famine Ship

  • Johnstown Castle & Irish Agricultural Museum

  • Tour of Waterford Crystal

  • Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Garden

  • Huntingdon Castle & Gardens


Not included: All lunches


We drive south into Wales and our afternoon sailing to Rosslare. Upon arrival in Ireland, we continue to our hotel in Enniscorthy for our 4-night stay.


We begin the day in New Ross and a guided tour of the 1840’s Dunbrody Famine Ship and its insight and interpretation of the Irish emigrant experience. From here, we drive to the Hook Peninsular to visit the world’s oldest operational lighthouse with stunning views from the Hook headland. Perhaps you will be lucky enough to see some dolphins or the village of Crooke on the other side of the bay? Johnstown Castle, Wexford is our next destination where a tour is arranged of the Gothic-Revival castle with time to explore the Irish Agricultural Museum, lake walks and ornamental gardens which are self-guided.


Today begins in Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, where we have a tour of the factory arranged at the House of Waterford Crystal, where glowing balls of molten crystal are blown, sculptured and engraved in front of your eyes. We venture on to the coastal town of Dungarvan, before heading along ‘The Copper Coast’ which embraces the panoramic seascapes and villages, including Bunmahon, the centre for Copper Mining in the 19th century, before arriving in the seaside resort of Tramore with the opportunity to visit the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Garden. A tribute to the well-respected Irish writer who made his home in Japan. Discover eleven story gardens which biograph Hearn’s life, with views overlooking the beach and bay.


A short drive to Huntingdon Castle and Gardens. Built in 1625 and still in the same ownership, a guided tour with a family member will tell tales of this beautiful castle and gardens. Enjoy the tearooms before heading along the Mount Leinster Heritage Trail, through Fenagh and Bagenalstown, on to the vibrant city of Kilkenny to explore the shops, studios and eateries. Our return continues further along the Mount Leinster Heritage Trail through the charming Georgian, granite village of Borris.


Departing after breakfast we make our way to Dublin for the afternoon sailing to Holyhead, arriving back into Henley during the late evening.

Your Hotel


4* Riverside Park Hotel and Leisure Club, Enniscorthy

This modern, luxurious hotel with a circular stone tower enjoys an enchanting location on the banks of the River Slaney, less than a 10-minute walk from Enniscorthy Castle and the bustling market town of Enniscorthy. It boasts a sumptuous interior with a lounge where entertainment is hosted and a promenade bar with views of the river. Leisure facilities include indoor swimming pool.

Mobility Grade: 4. Location reasonably level with isolated steps. Good access throughout for those with mobility issues. Lift to all floors.


Duration, Dates and Prices:

Sun 23-Thu 27 Jun 2024

4 Nights



Tour Departs: 7.00am

Returns By: 10.00pm



Single Room: £88

Holiday Insurance: £69.50


(All prices are per person & are for the entire tour)


Even though passports are not needed to travel to Ireland, ferry companies request passengers to carry some form of PHOTO ID, which may be required for inspection.

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