Celebrate the Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival this November 20th to December 24th 2015

Celebrate the Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival this November 20th to December 24th 2015

Celebrate the Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival this November 20th to December 24th 2015 What could be better to get into the mood for the holiday season than with a visit to the Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival taking place from 20 November to 24 December 2015 on Dún Laoghaire Pier. Hire a bus for you and your family, friends or colleagues and enjoy the yuletide atmosphere in this picturesque seaside location. This traditional open air Christmas market is a welcoming contrast to crowded, over heated shopping centres and offers a unique festive experience for visitors of all ages. The young ones will enjoy the old world rides and amusements, the (admission free!) treasure hunts, and of course a visit to Santa’s Grotto; or bring the whole family to watch the magical lantern processions and the fireworks that sparkle up the dark afternoons. Dún Laoghaire Christmas Festival – Get into the season’s spirit Celebrate tradition at the Christmas crib and join in with the carol singing to get into the season’s spirit. The festival is also the perfect destination to look for special presents for your loved ones with its many arts and crafts stalls offering locally crafted goods of the finest quality. Indulge in artisan food to warm up your body and soul and keep you going, and enjoy a hot drink and the view of the beautifully illuminated Dublin Bay. Hire a bus for you and your group to get you there and back in comfort, and leave all parking worries behind. Visit the coastline at Dún Laoghaire and immerse yourself in the festive spirit at the Christmas Festival! If...
Visits Santa’s Workshop at Aillwee Cave from November 27th to December 22nd 2015

Visits Santa’s Workshop at Aillwee Cave from November 27th to December 22nd 2015

Visits Santa’s Workshop at Aillwee Cave from November 27th to December 22nd 2015 There is nothing better to beat the cold dark season than some pre-Christmas entertainment for the whole family. Come and visit Santa’s Workshop at Aillwee Cave taking place on the four weekends coming up to Christmas from 27 November to 22 December 2015 in Ballyvaughan. Hire a bus for you and your family and friends and enjoy an enchanting day in County Clare. For fifteen years now Santa has been visiting Aillwee Cave and creating an extraordinary experience for visitors of all ages. The youngsters can look forward to face painting, a puppet show, Elves awaiting wish lists, and a present for each child, while Mrs Claus will greet the parents with a mug of hot punch and mince pies to enjoy. Santa’s Workshop at Aillwee Cave – A Christmas treat! Take a ride on Santa’s Train to visit the Birds of Prey Centre, including a visit to Snowy Owl and Happy Harris Hawk, scheduled flying displays three times a day where you can marvel at these fantastic creatures of the air, and there will of course also be the Ultimate Christmas Shop where you can browse and shop for presents for your loved ones. The Farm Shop offers special hampers packed with delicious artisan treats from the Burren. And why not dive into the past and learn about bush craft survival techniques with the Woodland Craft Village workers? Hire a bus for you and your group to get you there and back in comfort without having to worry about parking. Book your trip for a...
Celebrate the New Year Festival Dublin this Dec 30th 2015 to Jan 1st 2016

Celebrate the New Year Festival Dublin this Dec 30th 2015 to Jan 1st 2016

Celebrate the New Year Festival Dublin this Dec 30th 2015 to Jan 1st 2016 Transitioning from one year to the next is always a very special moment. Make it even more special this year with a visit to the New Year Festival Dublin taking place from 30 December 2015 to 01 January 2016 in venues in and around Dublin City Centre. Hire a bus for you and your family and friends and enjoy three days of fun and entertainment in our beautiful capital. Visitors of all ages and interests are invited to celebrate Irish heritage and contemporary art with an array of varied events. Treat your ears to wonderful tunes on the NYF Music Trail that awaits you with different bands and genres in venues throughout the city centre, and at the Three Countdown Concert on College Green for a four hour countdown to midnight (and beyond!). New Year Festival Dublin – Believe your eyes! Believe your eyes at the Procession of Light with its dazzling light installations and a procession with live performers, and at the Luminosity where amazing 3D digital projections will throw an unusual light onto Dublin’s famous buildings. Lovers of words and language will enjoy the Spoken Word Festival with its readings, poetry slams, debates and discussions, and much more. Taste delicious artisan food and drinks at the NYF Food Village to replenish your energy; and go on a discovery trail with Love Dublin that’ll show you Dublin’s gems and art galleries. Hire a bus for you and your group to get you there and back in comfort, and leave all parking worries behind. Swing into...
Experience the magic of Winter Solstice at Newgrange, December 21st 2015

Experience the magic of Winter Solstice at Newgrange, December 21st 2015

Experience the magic of Winter Solstice at Newgrange, December 21st 2015 The magic of the winter solstice has been mostly forgotten in our modern world, not so though at Newgrange where it is celebrated between 18-23 December 2015 on the beautiful background of County Meath. Hire a bus for you and your family and friends and come to Newgrange to experience the winter dawn in a special way. Access to the monument on the day of the winter solstice itself on 21 December is decided by a lottery, however the chamber will be open to the public on the three days before and after in the early hours as well and admission will be free. The site belongs to the neolithic period and was built between 3000 and 2500 BC, which makes it older than Stongehenge in England and the pyramids in Egypt. Winter Solstice – Winter dawn Though historians haven’t found evidence as to its original purpose, the most likely is a religious interpretation because the inner chambers is only penetrated by direct sunlight on the winter solstice and the few days before and after. The circular mound has a stone passageway that leads into the interior chambers, and might have been used as a passage tomb such as its sibling structures the mounds of Knowth and Dowth, Bryn Celli Ddu in Wales and Maeshowe in Scotland. Hire a bus for you and your group to get you there and back in comfort without having to worry about parking. Experience the incredible spectacle of the winter solstice at magical Newgrange! If you would like to bring your group to see...
Get to Winter Wonderland at Westport House, this Nov 28th to Dec 24th 2015

Get to Winter Wonderland at Westport House, this Nov 28th to Dec 24th 2015

Get to Winter Wonderland at Westport House, this Nov 28th to Dec 24th 2015 This winter treat your family to a trip to the wonderful Winter Wonderland At Westport House taking place from 28 November to 24 December in Westport. Hire a bus for you and your family and friends and enjoy a day of festive fun and entertainment in County Mayo. Every year visitors of all ages are invited to partake in the programme of classic Christmas events in this cosy venue that greets you with open fires, fairy lights and twinkly colourful decoration, and of course mulled wine and fruit juice to make you forget the cold weather outdoors. Children will love a visit to Santa’s Grotto with the big man himself; storytelling by the fireside with Mrs Claus; sing-a-longs with the Elves; festive face-painting; and fantastic activities in the Elves Workshop where the kids can make the own yuletide log and decorate their own gingerbread people to take home with them. Winter Wonderland – See the Westport House Express Hop on the Westport House Express miniature railway for a tour of Westport House and Lake, or venture a bit further with the Westport Train Tour that’ll take you around the whole estate as well as Westport Town. You can also do something good and support a good cause with the Christmas Wish Tree where for every wish € 1 is donated to the Mayo Roscommon Hospice. This year families with children with autism or sensory disorders can look forward to a fantastic event day on 4 December with specially tailored entertainment and free entry for each carer or...
Amble along to the Connemara Four Seasons Winter Walking Festival this Dec 27th to 29th

Amble along to the Connemara Four Seasons Winter Walking Festival this Dec 27th to 29th

Amble along to the Connemara Four Seasons Winter Walking Festival this Dec 27th to 29th Lifting your spirits into the New Year, the Connemara Four Seasons Winter Walking Festival 2014 in Galway’s stunning backdrop of Connemara is just a bus ride away. Hiring a bus for your group, whether it’s a club or just friends is a wonderful way to shake off the indulgences and invigorate your body, mind and spirit out in nature. See the best that Ireland has to offer, and walkers of every level and aptitude are more than welcome. If it’s breath-taking views of Connaught’s beaches, bays, inlets and islands that you are after, then this is the festival for you! Connemara’s cultural heritage and history will be explained along the routes by your guide, the woonderful archaeologist Michael Gibbons. Connemara Four Seasons Winter Walking Festival: A real Winter treat If you hire a bus to take you to this healthy walking festival, there will also be packages available for accommodation available from the Connemara Four Seasons Walking Festival website. These will include dinners, pre-walk lectures and packed lunches as well as the guided walks, so hiring a bus to travel there in comfort and style to avail of a package would make the whole festival a real treat. The Winter Walking festival will cover terrain around Omey Island and Diamond Hill, areas which are seasonally appropriate and therefore safe for all walkers. So why not live a little, challenge yourself and get some fresh air into your bodies for the New Year, the craic will be only mighty! If you would like to bring your...