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Custom tours of Ireland over St. Patty's Day

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Custom tours of Ireland over St. Patty's Day

My husband would like to visit Ireland on St. Patty's Day ( a bucket list

thing.) We spent about a week in Dublin a couple of years ago and did day trips to the surrounding areas. We would like to see more of the country, ending up in Dublin for St. Pat's Day. We plan on about 7 days. My husband would like to go on a tour, so we do not have to drive. Are there any tour companies that allow you to chose your own restaurants and hotels? We are really looking for the tour to help us get from one place to another, with a little history presentation thrown in. If anyone has any advise, I would be very grateful.

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1. Re: Custom tours of Ireland over St. Patty's Day

Aaaaarghhhhh.

Right, now I have got that off my chest, the short answer is, it really would not be feasible for a tour company to offer a tour with no accommodation, the logistics would be impossible. You either self drive, get a driver, or go with an organised tour.

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2. Re: Custom tours of Ireland over St. Patty's Day

Just to let you know that no Irish person calls it "patty's day", drives a lot of us nuts to hear it!

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3. Re: Custom tours of Ireland over St. Patty's Day

As the others have stated, its ST PATRICK's DAY or alternatively the 17th March.

Many of us living here find the term "St Patty's Day" infuriating.

The only solution I can think of, would be to travel to a couple of central locations and get day tours from there. However at that time of the year, you may find it difficult.

Consider making direct contact with the following companies:

www.4tours.biz/

www.galway.net/pages/oneachtain-tours/

www.derostours.com/

However you will also have to get to the central destinations, which will take time if you are using public transport, therefore you are liable to mix out on a number of days.

Is there any way you would consider driving?

Ventry, Ireland
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4. Re: Custom tours of Ireland over St. Patty's Day

"Paddy's day" is okay though, at least to Dubliners

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5. Re: Custom tours of Ireland over St. Patty's Day

Congratulations!!! First Patty of the year ...let the fun begin

PS what's a patty? A cow patty? Potato patty?

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6. Re: Custom tours of Ireland over St. Patty's Day

Bit like calling a Canadian a Yank..Wrong in soo soo many ways.

Anyway There are a few tours out there for anything from a day to a couple of weeks, it depends what you want But be careful some of these tours have you sat on a bus longer than off one. Decide what you want and possibly use public transport to get about.

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7. Re: Custom tours of Ireland over St. Patty's Day

http://paddynotpatty.com/

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8. Re: Custom tours of Ireland over St. Patty's Day

Great link Bean! And true story: my daughter living in the US was asked by a colleague last year at a Patrick's day event - 'do you celebrate St Patricks day in Ireland too?'

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9. Re: Custom tours of Ireland over St. Patty's Day

Great link, Bean.

I have had a similar experience to Doneraile's daughter. I was asked serious ly in a bar in Virginia (USA not Cavan) if Luhpreeshuns really existed in Ireland. It took a while to figure out that he meant leprechauns. I assured him of course that the really did exist, to be sure to be sure

Edited: 4:55 pm, November 11, 2012
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10. Re: Custom tours of Ireland over St. Patty's Day

I think we have gone a bit off topic, apologies KMS777, can we be of any further help to you? As someone else said, would you consider driving?