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Literary Festival Tour of Ireland
We have set the dates for our Literary Festival Tour of Ireland to coincide with two of the biggest Literature festivals in Ireland next year; The Dublin Writers’ Festival and Listowel Writers Week.
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This specialist tour that will combine two famous writer’s festivals in Ireland – Dublin Writers’ Festival and Listowel Writers’ Week – as well as allowing you to experience much of the history, heritage and beauty of the Emerald Isle. On this tour you will take in many of the sites associated with Ireland’s long and illustrious literary history...read more
Listowel Writers’ Week is an international acclaimed 5-day literary festival devoted to bringing together writers and audiences at unique and innovative events in the historic and intimate surroundings of Listowel, County Kerry. At the core of this yearly celebration is a commitment to promoting and developing literary talent, reinforced by an organisation that values inclusivity, civic responsibility and partnership....read more
Founded in 1998 the Dublin Writers’ Festival gathers many of the world’s best writers to discuss, debate, delight, provoke and enthral their audiences. Labelled by the media as ‘boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent’ and ‘the country’s most successful and easily the best annual literary event’ The Dublin Writers’ Festival will surely impress you! Given that Dublin was recently designated as UNESCO the City of Literature in 2010 it is no wonder it was chosen as the location for this superb literary line up. ...read more
sorry it has taken so long for me to get back with you. As soon as my wife and I arrived back from Ireland we began the process of moving and we are still settling in at our new place. As for the trip you planned for us I speak for both my wife and myself when I say it was EXCELLENT!!!! Not only was everyone welcoming and helpful but the itinerary you set out for us was perfect. One of the aspects of the trip that we are very glad we ended up doing was staying at bed & breakfasts when available. Not that the hotels we stayed in weren't nice, but the bed & breakfasts gave us a more intimate stay and allowed us find out more about the surrounding areas and culture.
One part of our trip that you recommended that we did not follow was doing a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher. While we did get to see the Cliffs, we only stopped there for about 90 minutes on our way from Killarney to Galway. I would continue to strongly recommend to visitors that they make the Cliffs of Moher a day trip from Galway or another nearby town since the Cliffs really deserve more than 90 minutes in order to "take it all in".
Finally, I would say that the only disappointing part of our trip was Trinity College and the Book of Kells. Trinity College and the Book of Kells as you know are two of the biggest attractions in Dublin, but we felt for the price of admission they were not worth it. The Trinity College tour did not go into as much depth as we had hoped and also did not take us on a tour of inside any of the buildings. As for the Book of Kells, the history of it is very interesting but I think the high price of admission caused my wife and I to raise our expectations so high that there was impossible for the actual exhibit to meet them. Please don't misunderstand me, I think the Book of Kells and Trinity College are worth touring but in my opinion I would put towards the middle or bottom of the priority list while in Dublin.
By the way, I attached five photos from our trip. Hopefully they are what you are looking for and you are able to use them on your website. Again thank you for all the great work you did for us and if there is any way Carmela and I can help your company or future guests to Ireland please let us know.
CPT Michael Bertha
Michael Bertha, Carthage, New York, USA