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Cultural Cities: Dublin & Limerick

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Cultural Cities: Dublin & Limerick

6 Days

Dive deep into Irish culture on a trip to two of the Emerald Isle’s most prominent cities. Each is charming and impressive in their own way, offering insights into various strands of Irish art, history and life.

Private experiences feature throughout this programme, allowing you to go behind the scenes and get up close to the best of Ireland’s cultural offerings. With luxury accommodation and chauffeur-driven transportation provided, Dream Escape goes the extra mile to ensure a truly unforgettable trip.



Your bespoke programme could include any of the following experiences:

  • Explore one of the most impressive libraries in the world, the Long Room at Trinity College in Dublin which is filled with 200,000 of the library’s oldest books.


  • Visit the internationally renowned Hunt Museum in Limerick, with an exceptional collection that features works from Picasso, da Vinci and Renoir.


  • Enjoy a tour of a contemporary lakeside villa designed by distinguished Irish architect, Cathal O’Neill.


  • Admire the diverse collection at the Jewellery Gallery featuring the Mary Queen of Scots Cross and the Greek Coin alleged to be one of those paid to Judas for his betrayal of Christ.


  • Discover the ‘Golden Age of Elegance’ on a walking tour of Georgian Dublin with an expert on this globally celebrated architecture.
  • See the priceless Book of Kells, an intricate, illuminated manuscript believed to date from 800AD, and the Brian Boru harp, one of only three surviving medieval Gaelic harps and a national symbol of Ireland.


  • Let an expert in fine art take you on a private tour of the prestigious National Gallery of Ireland.


  • A local guide will take you on a walking tour of the vibrant capital’s highlights, demonstrating the Irish’s unique gift for talking and an unrivalled passion and depth of knowledge.


  • View a private collection of Irish contemporary art & sculpture accompanied by the owner of these wonderful pieces usually not available for public viewing.


The chosen accommodation for this programme include two contrasting properties that showcase different strengths of Irish architecture and hospitality. In Dublin stay in one of the best properties in the city, it is understated yet exquisite. Just outside of Limerick, luxuriate in a beautiful 16th century castle that was once the ancestral home of Gaelic royalty.

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A visual glimpse of the key things to do and places that will be visited on this exciting itinerary




A visual glimpse of the key things to do and places that will be visited on this exciting itinerary




Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1, it is home to one of the most impressive libraries in the world, the Book of Kells and the Brian Boru Harp.


The prestigious National Gallery of Ireland is home to the National Collection of European and Irish fine art.


The internationally-renowned Hunt Museum, houses an exceptional art collection including works from Picasso, da Vinci and Renoir.



Dublin is steeped in history, with Viking, medieval and Georgian influences all having left their marks. Since the time of the Vikings, Dublin has been the principal gateway to the Emerald Isle. The medieval city, with its intimate knots of small alleys and broad streets south of the river, was developed in Norman times around St Patrick’s Cathedral and Dublin Castle, and later came to symbolise British rule in Ireland. The 18th century was the “Age of Elegance”, a time of relative prosperity when the Irish gentry set about remodelling the city into one of elegance, replete with graceful terraces, wrought-iron balconies and fanlight doorways. The city became Ireland’s capital with the establishment of the Republic of Ireland in 1937, and today is regarded as one of the liveliest and most atmospheric in Europe.


Limerick is the Republic of Ireland’s third largest city. Conquered by the Vikings in the 9th century, this bustling modern city has a rich medieval past, which echoes through its ancient streets. The city is also home the internationally-renowned Hunt Museum and St John’s Castle, situated on King’s Island in the heart of medieval Limerick. This 13th century castle reopened in 2013 following a multi-millio euro investment, and now provides an incredibly immersive experience as you explore the building’s history.

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