Chamber plans trip to Ireland

By Kitsey Burns Harrison -

Following the success of its 2015 trip to China, the Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce has decided to host yet another international excursion. This year’s trip will be a nine-day visit to Ireland, taking place from Nov. 9 to 17.

Airfare, hotel, certain meals and sightseeing entrance fees are among the things included in the tour package price. The cost is $2,900 for chamber members sharing a twin room and $3,000 for nonmembers. There is an additional charge of $480 for a single room.

The tour will begin in Dublin and from there travelers will visit the famous Blarney Castle in the town of Blarney. Following an overnight stay in Killarney, the tour moves on to Glenbeigh, Waterville and Sneem Villiage, famous for its brightly colored houses.

A boat ride across the mouth of the river Shannon will take travelers to Killimer and from there on to the Cliffs of Moher. The tour also includes a medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle. In Galway, visitors will enjoy a tour of the city and view of Galway’s modern cathedral. On day seven, the tour group will travel through the Connemara Region, known for its lakes, rivers, bogs and mountains, and small villages where Gaelic is still the spoken language.

After departing Galway, the tour will visit the sixth century Clonmacnoise ruins before returning to Dublin. A visit to the Old Jameson Distillery wraps up the adventure.

For more information on the tour or to register, contact the Yadkin County Chamber of Commerce at 336-679-2200.

Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter @RippleReporterK.

By Kitsey Burns Harrison

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