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Slowly Through Ireland by Train

Discover the best Ireland has to offer by train

Best Time To Go

Apr - Oct

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add on a couple of nights in Dublin?

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Discover the best Ireland has to offer by train

Slowly Through Ireland by Train

Best Time To Go

Apr - Oct

Why not...

add on a couple of nights in Dublin?

Prices From


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Starts From


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Combine relaxing train-travel with longer stays at each location on this gentle three-week trip through the very best of Ireland.

Forget about traffic, parking and refuelling as you take to the rails on this imaginatively designed holiday, the latest in our ‘Slowly…’ collection, specially created for McKinlay Kidd’s 20th Anniversary.

Travel by rail from Dublin to the city of Cork and take a day-trip to Kinsale; continue into arresting Co Kerry, before heading north for the music mecca of Ennis in Co Clare. From Galway, cross the water to Inis Mor, and experience the location for The Banshees of Inisherin by Land Rover. Carry on to Sligo, home of the island’s finest oysters, before a visit to reborn Derry/ Londonderry, rounding off in brilliant Belfast, a city transformed over the last 25 years.

We’ve spent time uncovering hidden locations and seeking out the most appealing accommodation all along this lazy route, wrapped up with one or two special experiences to deliver a holiday you’ll never forget.

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Day One – Arrive in Dublin and Take the Train to Cork

Day Two – Uncovering Cork on a Private Guided History/Food Tour

Day Three – Down the Coast to Kinsale

Day Four – Cross-country to Killarney

Day Five – A Private Guided Roam Around Killarney

Day Six – A Day in Delightful Dingle

Day Seven – North to Co Clare

Day Eight – A Private Guided Tour of the Best of Co Clare

Day Nine – A Day to Absorb Ennis

Day Ten – Further North by Short Transfer to Galway

Day Eleven – Across the Water to the Aran Island of Inis Mor

Day Twelve – A Day to Relax in Galway

Day Thirteen – Continue North to Westport

Day Fourteen – A Guided Wander Around Westport

Day Fifteen – Let’s Go to Sligo

Day Sixteen – A Delicious Day Ahead

Day Seventeen – Across the Border to the City of Derry/ Londonderry

Day Eighteen – A Day of Discovery in Derry/Londonderry

Day Nineteen – Back on the Rails to Belfast

Day Twenty – Taste Your Way Around Belfast

Day Twenty-One – Onward Journey Home


This public-transport holiday takes in stays in Cork City, Killarney in Co Kerry, Ennis in Co Clare, Galway City, Westport in Co Mayo, Sligo, Dublin and Belfast.


£4495 per person for April & October, £4595 per person for May to September

Prices are based on two sharing ensuite twin or double rooms for 20 nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

Prices Include:

  • All train travel is included, as well as transfers in selected areas
  • Guided history/food walking tour in Cork City
  • Guided history walking tour in Kinsale as part of small group (with private return transfer from Cork to Kinsale)
  • Guided walking tour in Killarney
  • Private return tour-transfer from Killarney to Dingle
  • Private transfer from Limerick Junction to Ennis
  • Private guided day tour of Co Clare and a return ferry-trip from Galway to Inis Mor
  • Tour of Inis Mor as part of a small group
  • Guided walking tour of Westport as part of a small group
  • Private tour-transfer from Westport to Sligo
  • Sligo oyster experience as part of a small group
  • A Visit Derry Pass
  • Food tour of Belfast as part of a small group.

Travel to Ireland

We would recommend Dublin as your starting point, whether by air or ferry, although it is also easy to come via Belfast. With some adjustments, we could also arrange the trip using the port of Rosslare via the ferry from Fishguard in south Wales.

Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information including full directions and recommended routes from your specified starting point, and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge to help you get the most from your holiday.

All Ireland itineraries and room types are presented subject to availability at specific hotels.

We work hard to make sure the unexpected doesn’t affect your trip. On rare occasions, changes or cancellations may occur, affecting accommodation, transport or excursions. We are committed to informing you of any such circumstances and will use our knowledge and resources to offer suitable alternatives wherever possible.

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