The Gathering Ireland 2013

With ancient myths and legends to uncover, amazing landscapes to explore and locals who will be more than happy to reveal their hidden gems, why not visit Ireland for The Gathering 2013. Guaranteed, you’ll return home with memories that will last a lifetime.

There are so many ways to get involved in The Gathering Ireland 2013. From family reunions to community festivals and twin towns to alumni gatherings, everyone is encouraged to work together to organise and host get-togethers. Reach out to your networks and connections and invite them to come and visit in 2013. Here are some ideas…

Tracing your Roots
Ireland has a wealth of excellent genealogy centres all over the country. These centres can organise unique events and activities with an interest to tracing your roots.

Celebrate Local Heroes
Ireland’s diaspora has influenced the world of art, literature, sport, music, industry and politics.  From Admiral William Brown, founder of the Argentine Navy to American President John F Kennedy and celebrated actor and Cultural Ambassador Gabriel Byrne, Ireland has a wealth of successes to celebrate around the world.

Family Gatherings
Reunions will play an integral part of The Gathering Ireland 2013.  The year-long programme of festivals and events, from community led to large scale, will provide an opportunity for family, friends and communties scattered throughout the world, who have an irish connection, to reunite in Ireland and participate in a special event in their honour.

School and Work Reunions
For many years Ireland has hosted large numbers of short term immigrant workers, professionals and students.  Many of these individuals and groups have developed close ties with Ireland.  2013 could be the year to come back and visit.

Heritage Gatherings
The country boasts heritage sites and interpretive centres, such as those at The Cliffs of Moher or Connemara National Park, and historic sites like the Ceide Fields and Glendalough, as well as national institutions like the many sites of The national Museum of Ireland.

Special Interest/Hobby Groups
If you’re involved in a club, organisation or group with a special interest, The Gathering 2013 could be the perfect time to make a visit to like minded Irish folk

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Ireland Golf: From £255pp 3 nts/3 rnds Golf & Ferry

A golfing break to the fairways of the Emerald Isle is easier than you think! you’re only a short drive away from some of the top courses in the country. The big-name links courses Royal Portrush, Royal County Down and Royal Dublin may feature on many golfing wish lists but if reality dictates a tighter budget the hidden gems are waiting to be discovered.

Best of Scotland Holidays has teamed up with Stena Line to make life easy for you.  Take your own car on Stena Line Cairnryan/Belfast route and enjoy not having to pay for excess baggage. Put your clubs and luggage in the back of the car and relax on board. Why not spoil yourself and upgrade to Stena Plus. You will enjoy the Stena Plus lounge which includes complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits, wine and fruit. Have a look at our webpage for further information.

Good Value Golf Packages in Ireland

A golfing break to the fairways of the Emerald Isle is easier than you think! you’re only a short drive away from some of the top courses in the country. The big-name links courses Royal Portrush, Royal County Down and Royal Dublin may feature on many golfing wish lists but if reality dictates a tighter budget the hidden gems are waiting to be discovered.

Best of Scotland Holidays has teamed up with Stena Line to make life easy for you.  Take your own car on Stena Line Stranraer/Belfast route and enjoy not having to pay for excess baggage. Fling the clubs and your luggage in the back of the car and relax on board. Why not spoil yourself and upgrade to Stena Plus. You will enjoy the Stena Plus lounge which includes complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits, wine and fruit.  Go to our website for further information and more golf offers.

Golf Packages in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is a golfers playground. Once out of the hustle and bustle of Belfast, life assumes a quieter pace seeming to recall an earlier, more leisurely age, in an area rich in scenic beauty.

Of the golf courses in Northern Ireland, two stand out, both being championship courses in the classic mould. Close to the remarkable Giant’s Causeway, lies Royal Portrush, which hosted an Open in the early 50′s, and is now being considered by the R&A as a future venue, and of course Royal County Down, nestled in the foot of the Mountains of Mourne.

However, there is more to golf in the province than these two, superb as they are. Portstewart and Castlerock near to Portrush, are both links courses, worthy of note, as are Ardglass and Warrenpoint, in County Down. Royal Belfast and Malone are parkland courses whilst the course constructed at the Hilton Templepatrick makes excellent use of existing topography, to form an interesting parkland course.  Go to our website for further information.

Golf Packages in South West Ireland

There is much to recommend this corner of Ireland – a pleasant climate, interesting towns, plenty to see and do, all set amidst magnificent scenery. Few can fail to be impressed on a drive, round the magical Ring of Kerry, worth the trip for the views alone, though the golfer will be doubly blessed if playing a round over the links at Waterville, and those playing Lahinch should take time to stop and admire the vista from the mighty cliffs of Moher.

For the golfer, no overview of the great courses would be complete without mention of the mighty links at Ballybunion, where the Old course has brought well-served fame to this pleasant little seaside town. Also close at hand are Tralee (designed by Arnold Palmer) and the charming courses at Killarney, set amidst mountains and lakes, whilst Old Head at Kinsale is a new course rapidly gaining an excellent reputation. Have a look at the website for more information.

Good Value Golfing Breaks in Ireland

A golfing break to the fairways of the Emerald Isle is easier than you think! you’re only a short drive away from some of the top courses in the country. The big-name links courses Royal Portrush, Royal County Down and Royal Dublin may feature on many golfing wish lists but if reality dictates a tighter budget the hidden gems are waiting to be discovered.

Best of Scotland Holidays has teamed up with Stena Line to make life easy for you.  Take your own car on Stena Line Stranraer/Belfast route and enjoy not having to pay for excess baggage. Fling the clubs and your luggage in the back of the car and relax on board. Why not spoil yourself and upgrade to Stena Plus. You will enjoy the Stena Plus lounge which includes complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits, wine and fruit. Have a look at our webpage.