Irish Gardens & Sacred Sites Tour - May 2017 - Maria Carr & Jane Donald

Ireland - Retreats, Weekend Away & Tours

Join Celtic Wisdom Keeper Maria O'Farrell Carr andIrish Garden Expert Jane Donald from Ireland's best-selling ‘The Irish Garden’ magazine for a magical two week adventure around Ireland.

Date:May 20, 2017
May 20th to June 2nd, 2017 - 2 weeks
Price:$3888 CAD
Phone:250 493 0106


This tour is limited to a smaller group so book soon.

Celtic Seabhean's Jane and Maria have offered Celtic wisdom courses and tours in Ireland, Canada and the USA and now they are offering a 2 week tour around Ireland visiting sacred sites and Ireland's top gardens include a crystal forest, stone circles, and beautiful country walks. At night we enjoy the Irish pubs, music and Craic.

Join us for a day in Glendalough to walk the crystal forest, river and Abbey, at Jane's Farmhouse to walk the healing Celtic Wheel and learn about the old ancient ways of the Green Man, spiral wheel, ancient Irish Shamanism and sacred wisdom. Connect with your own fairy team, your celtic power animal, tree and plant.
We walk the land and connect with the ancient celtic land, nature, dietys and our ancestors

OPTIONAL: 1 day pre - tour and 3 day post-tour extra stay package

Friday May 19th - Depart international. ( FYI: Frankfurt Hahn Ryanair flights arrive Friday only in Kerry Airport.

Saturday May 20th- Day 1 (Killarney, Co. Kerry)
Flights arrive Kerry Airport from Dublin (International) & Luton (taxi or bus at airport). Also arrive by train or bus.(5 minute walk). Check in 3pm in Killarney Hotel.
Registration & Meet & Greet 6pm in Eviston Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Sunday May 21st – Day 2 (Killarney)
10am - Our bus brings us to Ross Castle where we then take our Boat adventure over to Inisfallen Island, then on to Muckross House & Gardens and then on to the ancient Muckross Abbey. Live Irish Music every night in Killarney

Monday May 22nd – Day 3 (Killarney)
10am – 4pm. Ancient Celtic Land & Garden workshop by Jane Donald (incl). Q&A on your garden/land.

Tuesday May 23rd – Day 4 (Killarney)
10am - After breakfast, you can discover the beauties of the Dingle Peninsula, once described by the National Geographic Traveler as “the most beautiful place on earth.” Drive along the south shore of the peninsula for plenty of vistas of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach, stunning green landscapes and rocky headlands. There will be frequent stops at strategic locations to admire the views and take photos. Opt: Visit Fungie the Dolphin in afternoon*

Wednesday May 24th – Day 5 (Killarney)
9am - Over the Cork & Kerry Mountains to Blarney Castle and Gardens, (Kenmare if time) and a stop at Torc Waterfall on way home. Live Music.

Thursday May 25th – Day 6 (Killarney)
Free Day to explore, relax or do some retail therapy in lovely stores in Killarney. Opt: Bike day tour of the Killarney National Park with Marcin, €25eur plus bike rental €15. Pre-book & pay on day

Friday May 26th – Day 7 (Kinvara, Co. Clare)
Today we travel along Co. Limerick and on to Co. Clare where we take time to visit and explore the Rock & crystal store, St Bridget’s well and the magnificent Cliffs of Mohar, one of Ireland’s most beloved, natural landmarks. See magical vistas, overlooking the shimmering Atlantic Ocean along with Ireland’s Western coastline. We also visit the Poulnabrone Portal Dolmen & the famous landscape of the Burren National Park. This is a wow day!

Saturday May 27th – Day 8 (Roscommon)
A visit to Rathcroghand Sacred sites and Oweynagat, cave of the cats, Rathcroghan.A journey into mother earth.

Sunday May 28th – Day 9 (Co. Carlow)
We stop in the morning visit to some more sacred sites in Roscommon. In the afternoon, journey east across Ireland through pleasant farmland to Carlow. That evening we stay in the luxury Mt Wolseley Hotel & Spa with its own Golf course.

Monday May 29th – Day 10 (Bray, Co. Wicklow – 40 minutes from Dublin City center)
9am - 10am Bus to Jane's Farm in Carlow followed by a walk to a hidden Dolmen, Fairy Ring Fort on an Irish farm. We visit the beautiful Altamont Gardens before traveling onto Bray Co Wicklow

Tuesday May 30th – Day 11 (Bray).
Today, drive across the Wicklow Mountains to see the 6th century monastic ruins of Glendalough, where the peacefulness of the valley conjures up the spirit of the monks. The Visitor Centre explains how St. Kevin founded this settlement at a time when Christianity was burgeoning throughout Ireland. We also visit a waterfall and a Crystal Forest where crystal grow out right under the trees.

Wednesday May 31st – Day 12 (Bray)
This morning, journey through the Wicklow Mountains for a guided tour around stately Russborough House, noted for its art and photography collections.
Then drive north to explore the Hunting Brook Gardens. This beautiful contemporary garden is situated in the foothills of Wicklow mountains. For the next stop of your journey, take a short drive to June Blake’s Garden. Explore this beautiful garden and appreciate Blake’s artistic enthusiasm and creativity. After your visit, return to Bray. Enjoy the evening to relax and dine independently. Join us at 8pm to go visit the Harbour Bar, oldest pub in Ireland to listen to an amazing Irish Folk/Trad band play live. Sit by the fire and enjoy a cup of tea or a pint of the best Guinness in Ireland.

Thursday June 1st – Day 13 (Bray)
Dublin Walking Tour to National musuem, art gallery, Trinity College and Dublin pub.
On our last evening we will join together for a farewell evening meal at Benny’s Chinese Restaurant.

Friday 2nd – Day 14
Sadly, today your vacation has come to its final day. Transfer to Dublin Airport on the aircoach bus in good time to check in for your flight or catch a train or ferry home.

Extra 3 nights available. Book asap as it is a bank holiday weekend, 2,3,4th

All prices are in Canadian dollars

Shared room per person: $3888 Canadian dollars

Single room: Supplement $1000 Canadian dollars (Limit to 5 rooms only)

Flights are extra. Contact us for flight package and insurance thru our Travel Agent team
K. Banks Travel This is a registered and bonded Tour - BC Registration #2776-4. Lunch & dinner is not included. For more details email us.


MARIA O’FARRELL CARR grew up in Dublin and Bray, Co. Wicklow. Twenty-five years ago Maria moved to Penticton and happily settled there. For the last fifteen years Maria has been returning home periodically to keep her children in touch with Ireland and their family there. Meanwhile many of her friends in Canada have been asking her to show them the real Ireland, and this sparked the idea to bring a groups home to Ireland. Maria runs a successful Okanagan Wellness & Event eMagazine and network in Canada. Maria has brought guest speakers to the Okanagan such as Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Greg Braden, James Van Praagh as well as teachers from all over the world. Maria is an experienced event organiser and world traveller; visiting 14 countries and 230 cities in the world and most of them she travelled to on her own. Mari

"There are no words to describe what this tour meant to me. Thank you for taking us to so many beautiful and sacred sites! I know that I received so many blessings and healings along the way. I loved the whole tour, and if I had to pick my favourite it would be very difficult as each place had its own beauty and character. Thank you for the most amazing experience I have had in a very long time. I love Ireland, the people, the culture - everything and can't wait to return. I'd be on your next tour if I could! Love and light! "Yvonne "

"From the moment of landing until your last day your trip will be a remarkable adventure. Whether you are a seasoned traveler who usually makes all their own arrangements or a beginning world explorer you will appreciate the care and detailed arrangements that Maria makes in preparation for the trip and during your days of travel. There is so much to see in Ireland and Maria manages to squeeze in an amazing variety of engaging experiences: historic sites, sacred sites & stone circles, breathtaking landscapes, cityscapes, shops, galleries, museums, pubs! Great places to linger all day or evening. Food of course is important. While on the road Maria finds interesting stops for delicious and always too plentiful amounts of food. Evening group dinners will be a highlight. Jane foind wonderful gardens and forests to visit and explore.It is a jam packed trip. With their sense of humour and stories even the road touring experience in the green Paddy bus is a delightful experience.” D

"Ireland was absolutely wonderful. The tour group didn't have to do any thinking or planning - just go! I loved everything about Ireland - the people and their sense of humor, the Irish music and glorious scenery and old buildings and rock walls and sheep and on and on." Dianne

$3888 Canadian dollars PPS (Est: €2733 EUR - $2900 USD)