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Ireland Food and Drink Global Conference

July 19-26, 2017



Day 1: Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Overnight Flight
Depart from the USA.

Day 2: Thursday, July 20, 2017, Dublin 
Arrival in Dublin. Transfer under own arrangements to your hotel accommodations. Join ACIS for a welcome dinner at a nearby gastro pub. (D)

Day 3: Friday, July 21, 2017, Dublin 
This morning’s city sightseeing tour shows you statue-filled O’Connell Street, Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where Jonathan Swift was Dean for thirty years. Then head to the Guinness Storehouse for lunch followed by a private tour including a glass of Guinness! Tonight dinner is at your leisure. (B)

Day 4: Saturday, July 22, 2017, Kinsale 
Today's journey brings you first to the Rock of Cashel to visit the imposing ruins of Cormac's chapel. Arrive in Cork City in the afternoon for a stroll around the famous English Market and sample some culinary delights. Continue to Kinsale, known as Gourmet capital of Ireland, for overnight. Dinner is on your own this evening. (B)

Day 5: Sunday, July 23, 2017, Kinsale 
This morning Blarney Castle, where you can acquire Ireland's famous eloquence by kissing the Blarney Stone. Continue to Cobh to visit the Cobh Heritage Experience. Before returning to Kinsale you will visit the Jameson Experience in Midleton. Enjoy some local seafood over tonight’s included dinner. (B,D)

Day 6: Monday, July 24, 2017, Killarney 
Leave Kinsale for Killarney, stopping off to visit an artisan food producer. Visit Muckross House in the afternoon, followed by a tour of Killarney Brewing Company, one of Ireland’s most exciting new independent craft breweries and tap rooms. Enjoy dinner on your own in one of Killarney’s many pubs. (B)

Day 7: Tuesday, July 25, 2017, Limerick 
Enjoy a jaunting car ride before departing Killarney. Stop off for a lesson in Irish Coffee making and continue to Bunratty to visit a castle. Check into your nearby hotel and get ready for the final night, a farewell Medieval Banquet back at the castle. (B,D)

Day 8: Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Departure 
Enjoy your last morning for departure back to the United States. Please note, transfer from your hotel to the airport is not included. (B)