The Emerald Isle just got a lot more affordable with a special fall departure deal from Boston and New York from Dooley Vacations that starts with a 6 day trip, including air, for only $499 per person. That’s a six day vacation with lodging and car for $86 a day, less than the cost of a plane ticket!
Here is the deal:
The deal includes accommodations in Bunratty Castle Cottages, air transportation from Boston or New York (excluding taxes and fees of about $180) and rental of a standard shift full-sized car for the period of the trip. The price of $499 per person is valid for a group of four persons staying in the same accommodations. The price for two persons is $699, $599 for groups of 5 travelers, or $549 for groups of 6 travelers, per person for people in the group. With taxes and fees the cost would work out to something like $680 per person for a group of four.
Bunratty Castle Gardens Cottages are nicely decorated full cottages with three-bedrooms, kitchen, dining room and living room located in the famous area of Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. The Cottages are only 5 miles from Shannon Airport and are close to the River Shannon. Shannon is in the western part of Ireland. To the west lie the Cliffs of Moher, to the south to the Ring of Kerry, Kinsale and the Dingle Peninsula, and to the east Waterford and other attractions.
- If standard shift is not your thing, an upgrade of $99 will get you am automatic shift in your car and a diner at famed Durty Nelley’s.
- For $79 additional per person you can extend the trip to a seventh day. This upgrade includes the room and the car.
- Options are also available for guests to attend the Bunratty Medieval Banque, with a reception, 4-course meal, wine and Irish entertainment. Contact Dooley Vacations at 877-331-9301 for guaranteed seating at this popular event
- Upgrade to business class for additional $499 each way per person. Call their Concierge at 877-331-9301 to book.
The quoted rates are for house rental only and do not include maid service, which can be arranged for an additional fee, nor does it include meals, but for this price who needs a maid? Boston and New York departures are Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday dates. Other departure gateway cities are available for higher fees. Check the Dooley website for information on other departure cities and fares. These fares are available for departures from September through December 17. Tickets are non refundable. Stopovers are not permitted. Offers cannot be combined with any other discounts/promotions. Cancellation/change fees apply.
A warning for drivers
It appears that the Irish seem to feel that anyone over the age of 70 is demented and unable to drive a motor vehicle. Rather than basing their driving rules on actual competency they have adopted an arbitrary age rule. Unless you have a member of your party who is under 70 and willing to do all the driving, forget about travel to Ireland.
Contact or make reservations at the Dooley Travel website, or call 877-331-9301. Dooley also operates the largest family owned automobile rental agency in Ireland.