Ireland: Yes, it really is everything that you imagine it to be. This is a land of dramatic coastal cliffs, cozy pubs, crumbling castles, oft-moody weather, astoundingly green hills, rich traditions and warm, hospitable locals that will leave you feeling right at home no matter where you roam.
This itinerary ventures off the well-worn tourist track of the southwest and heads north. We begin with pick-up in Dublin before heading cross country to take in a special section of the Wild Atlantic Way including the ‘surf coast’ of Sligo whose beauty is eternalised by the poetry of WB Yeats, a cross-border peek into County Fermanagh’s Marble Arch Caves Geopark, and finally County Donegal; often called Ireland’s forgotten county (and best kept secret!) way up in the Northwest.
Stunning beaches, wild ocean views, soaring sea cliffs, rugged mountains, soft and craggy bog lands, quiet country roads, and endless fresh air. Every run will be unique taking in various terrain types and immersing you in the history and lore of the land along the way.
Meals will be hearty, accommodation will be warm & welcoming and restorative pints of Guinness will always be found in the nearest pub, preparing you for the next big day.
PRICING & DETAILS
DATES: Friday, June 12 - Friday, June 19, 2020
All levels welcome! Daily run maximums are listed on the itinerary and there are no minimums nor time restrictions. Expect a variety of terrain (road, trail, grass, mud!) and a variety of weather conditions; as with all of our trips, a sense of adventure and an adaptable attitude is a must!
A $600 deposit secures your spot. Registrations after March 12, 2020 will be due in full.
Standard price (through March 12): $3950
Late price (after March 12): $4050
Single room upgrade (3 available and guarantee a single room for four nights): $400
We prioritize unique, family-run accommodation which are often limited in size, and the trip price is based on double-occupancy rooms. This trip has three single rooms available for four of the seven nights - first come, first serve! Two of the nights are double-occupancy for everyone, and solo travelers will be placed with a same-sex roommate.
Balances due by March 12, 2020. Please refer to the FAQs on our website for our cancellation & refund policy.
Pre-trip guidance + communication
Departure transfer to the Dublin airport (DUB) on June 19
Transportation: clean, comfortable minibuses, fuel, tolls, and dedicated drivers
Seven nights in comfortable bed & breakfast or lodge style accommodation (double occupancy)
Six unique organized and supported runs (flex distances)
Sea kayaking, Marble Arch Caves boat trip and entry fees for other planned activities (weather dependent!)
Experienced Rogue Expeditions trip leaders & and local logistics team
All breakfasts, all dinners and all but one lunch from lunch on arrival day until breakfast on departure day
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COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
Transport to the welcome brunch in Dublin (we’ll provide detailed instructions for getting there!)
Alcohol and beverages other than water (coffee, tea & juices are provided with breakfasts)
There will be a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 14 runners. Spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so early deposits are recommended!
This trip begins with an 11am welcome brunch in Dublin and then a drive to the northwest coast immediately afterward. Participants are encouraged to arrive in Dublin at least one day before our trip begins to ensure that flight delays do not cause you to miss the start of the trip (plus, this gives you a chance to see Dublin and recover from the travel!). If you choose to fly in on arrival day, please ensure that your flight lands no later than 9:30am and know that if you miss our departure time from the city you will be responsible for finding transport to the west coast.
The trip will finish on June 19. We will provide transfers to the Dublin airport on that day, arriving at 1pm; from there you can catch a flight or transport links into the city. If you fly out that day, please ensure that your flight departs no earlier than 3pm.
US citizens will need a passport with at least 3 months of validity from the date of your planned departure from Europe; no visas or vaccinations are required. Participants from other countries should check with their consulate for entry requirements.
Please note that travel insurance is strongly recommended. Although we hope you never need it, we've seen enough to know that it can be a lifesaver in the event of a medical emergency, flight delays that cause you to miss the start of the trip, lost baggage or cancellation on your part (broke your leg two weeks before departure? Insurance could cover the entire cost of your trip!).
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