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West Of Ireland Fishing Itinerary

West Of Ireland Fishing Itinerary

Tour Details
Valid From01-01-2012
Valid To31-12-2012
Days Touring6
Reference:ICTS002065
Tour Inclusions
  • Private Guided Transport
  • Transfers & Orientations
  • Driver Guide Expenses
  • Bed & Breakfast at Hotels
  • Activities & Events Listed
  • 24 Hour Concierge Service
Not Included
  • International Flights
  • Meals excluding breakfast
  • Entrance to Attractions
  • Cancellation Insurance
  • Gratuity / Tipping
  • Card Processing Fees
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Tour Description


Six Nights Fishing Itinerary on the West Coast of Ireland

Hotel Highlights

3 x Nights at the Wonderful Ballynahinch Castle Estate in Connemara
3 x Nights at the Lake Hotel in Killarney, On the Edge of the National Park

Tour Highlights

-200 Fly Fishing on the Lakes & Rivers of Ballynahinch
Sea Angling for Tuna, Shark and Cod off the Connemara Coast
West Coast Tour including Cliffs of Moher Cruise & Shannon Estuary
Dingle Peninsula Tour and Sea Angling in Dingle Bay
Fishing in Killarney National Park with experienced Gillie.
Free Time to explore both the Connemara & Killarney National Parks.

Transport Details

Day 1

Mercedes Luxury Minivan - Half Day touring in Mercedes Minivan

Mercedes Luxury Viano is a superb, all-round, multi-purpose chauffeur vehicle. Our models are all extra long wheel base for extra leg room, comfort and luggage requirements. The windows are slightly tinted with privacy glass to enjoy the beautiful scenery without the glare of the sunshine. The captain seats are individual leather with armrests and reclining options. Vehicles have air conditioning and music players as standard. This is the ideal transportation for a small group on a tour of Ireland.

Day 4

Shannnon Ferries - Ferry Tour Across Shannon Estuary

The Shannon Ferry is a scenic ferry ride that connects North Kerry with West Clare. The ferry ride take twenty minutes and the journey is very calm and serene as it is across the Shannon estuary and not open sea. Wildlife spotting are a feature of the journey with gulls, porpoise dolphins and seals often spotted on the route.

Day 1

Galway City Centre Exploring & Shopping

Galway is Ireland's cultural, language, traditional music and artistic Capital. The city centre is famous for its lively ambience, street entertainment, shopping, cafes and pubs. As the centre of the city is all walking streets this is best explored on foot starting at Eyre Square and ending at The Claddagh Quay or vice versa. Shoppers in Galway will find an eclectic range or local goods from the Aran Sweaters to the Claddagh Rings. The Latin Quarter is veritably buzzing from the eclectic legacy of a European influenced maritime past which starts at the Spanish Arch. Dining and pubs numerous and the Quays Bar, Naughton's Pub and Mc Donaghs seafood restaurant are all favorites. We also recommend a quick stop at Lynchs Castle in the centre of Shop Street, a magnificent Gothic style castle with a macabre history.

Estate Fishing at Ballynahinch Castle

The Ballynahinch Catchment drains an area of 68 square miles and is a diverse system of interconnected loughs and rivers, drained by the Ballynahinch River and offering the very best of fly fishing in Ireland. This majestic river, with fishing rights owned exclusively by the Ballynahinch Estate, winds its way underneath the Castle for three kilometers until it reaches the wild Atlantic Ocean at Bertraghboy Bay, Connemara Ireland. All salmon and sea trout entering this magnificent system must swim up this river through the Ballynahinch Castle Hotel Estate giving Ballynahinch its world-renowned reputation as a famous salmon and sea trout fishery.

Day 2

Roundstone, Beaches, Bays & Coastal Tour

The southern shores of Connemara are famous for aqua marine waters, white carribbean style sandy beaches and coastal villages with seafood bars and restaurants. The must see haunts on this tour are the villages of Roundstone with its beautiful Dogs Bay Beach and the quaint villages of Cashel, Carna and Carraroe. This is a breathtaking landscape of epic mountains, deep coves and rugged wildness unmatched elsewhere in Europe.

Half Day Fly Fishing Tutorial

Ballynahinch Castle is a beautiful 4 star Hotel which enjoys a wonderful setting in Connemara in the beautiful West of Ireland. Fishing on the Ballynahinch Fishery in Connemara extends through Lough Inagh, Lough Derryclare and Lough Ballynahinch as well as over two miles of the Ballynahinch River. All salmon and sea trout entering this system must swim up this river through the Ballynahinch Castle Hotel Estate giving Ballynahinch its world-renowned reputation as a famous salmon and sea trout fishery.

Day 3

Connemara, Sky Road and Kylemore Valley

In the morning we will head west of Galway and the beautiful Connemara landscape which is rugged and dramatic as sheep overtake cows as the main curious onlookers. After the trail we will continue through Leenane village where the movie "The Field" was filmed. You will visit Kylemore Abbey, the only home of the Benedictine nuns in Ireland. We will travel through Letterfrack, and the coastline taking the Sky Road back to Clifden.

Deep Sea Fishing in Connemara Bay

The shark and tuna angling waters round Clifden is amongst the finest in Europe. Clifden Sea Fishing offers reef and deep water fishing for Tuna, shark, summer cod and coalfish as well as at least another twenty varieties of deep water fish. The boat is fully equipped with navigational and fish-finding electronics and has a fighting chair and Tuna door for the larger fish. Your captain will guide you to the most adventuresome days fishing you will experience in western Europe.

Day 4

West Clare, Cliffs of Moher & Burren

West Clare is among Irelands most rugged and dramatic landscapes with shifting and sculpting stone creating unforgettable scenery such as the Cliffs of Moher, Burren Plateau and Islands. We recommend a visit to visit to the spectacular Aillwee Caves in Ballyvaughan at the heart of The Burren. The ancient Dolmen at Poulnabrune is a relic to the intelligence of the first settlers in this remote lunar like landscape. The villages of Ballyvaughan and Kinvarra are quaint and two of the most pleasant and photogenic in Ireland.


South Clare Rugged Coast & Beach Tour

South County Clare is an unspoilt haven for those interested in rugged Atlantic seascapes and desolate beaches. Doonbeg (Irish for the small dunes) is home to a wonderful golf course on the edge of the ocean. At certain times of the year schools of dolphins and whales can be seen in the Shannon Estuary at Carrigaholt and Loop Head. The market town of Kilrush is a excellent place to browse the colorful shop fronts and experience a traditional Irish town. The town of Kilkee is famed for its clean beach and Cliff walks and dramatic wild scenery of the unforgettable lighthouse walk at Loop Head. The south Clare also has beautiful inland places to visit such as the market town of Ennis with Ennis Friary and nearby Quin Abbey.

Day 5

Dingle Peninsula & Slea Head Tour

From the town of Dingle, the Slea Head Drive is simply one of the most beautiful coastal drives through rugged landscapes, epic mountains, deep coastlines and serene villages. The Blasket Islands that are a group of historical islands located on the tip of the peninsula in Irelands most westerly point. The Blasket Islands Heritage Center celebrates the story of the Blasket Islands, their writers the native language, culture and tradition. There are also ancient beehive huts, a perfectly formed miniature oratory at Gallarus and countless ancient sights dotted amongst the epic landscapes which was the setting for many epic movies most notably Ryans Daughter.


Half Day Fishing on Dingle Peninsula

Dingle Sea Charters are located at the Yacht Marina in Dingle Co Kerry and whether you are novice fisherman or an experienced angler, you will truly enjoy a day experiencing deep-sea fishing in Dingle Bay. The half day excursion is four hours of sea angling bliss on the Dingle Peninsula in a slow boat. Catch includes pollack, mackerel, ling, cod, conger and tope. Also spotted in the peninsula in the summer months are whales, seals, dolphin pods and basking sharks.

Day 6

Half Day Boat Fishing on Killarney Lakes

The Lakes of Killarney is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. There are three Lakes in Killarney, the Lower Lake, Middle Lake and the Upper Lake. Killarney has some of the best Salmon and Brown Trout waters in Ireland and is an ideal base for the fishing enthusiast. The lake also contains the rare Arctic Char which is normally not seen in waters so far south. Your trained and expert gillie will take you to the best fishing spots where you can try your luck with flies or bait .

Muckross House, Gardens & Torc Waterfall

Muckross House and Gardens is the finest Victorian Mansion and Estate in Ireland. Its position overlooking the Lakes of Killarney becomes impossibly romantic when the Rhododendrons are in full bloom. The House documents the history of all the influential families who dominated local life and politics for centuries. The estate can be walked on foot or admired from the many jaunting cars which are about. Close to the estate is the Torc Waterfall located in an enchanted wooded area which makes a small hike into the National Park very rewarding.

Day 1 - 3

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is an intimate 4 star hotel set in 450 acres of woodlands, rivers and walks in the heart of Connemara, Galway. Ballynahinch Castle has a charm and aura which is both elegant and refined. The luxurious riverside rooms with 4-poster beds and the elegant restaurant and the informal and intimate and homely Fisherman's Pub. Now a beautiful and world renowned hotel and sporting estate, Ballynahinch Castle offers true Irish hospitality with superb accommodation.



Day 4 - 6

Lake Hotel Killarney

The Lake Hotel Killarney is located just off the Muckross Road on the shore of the Killarney's beautiful lakes. This renowned family run hotel was built in 1820 and combines modern comfort with unique old world character and charm. The hotel has an idyllic setting - perfect for a relaxing weekend. It's within ten minutes stroll from the pretty town centre of Killarney and just a few minutes walk from Killarney National Park. The hotel is noted for its excellent lake views and of course you can grab your fishing rod and try your luck from any of the waterfront locations on the grounds of the hotel.

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Pricing

Tour Pricing GuidePer Person
Fishing Tour of West Ireland2750EUR
Fishing Tour of West Ireland2250EUR
Fishing Tour of West Ireland1995EUR

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