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Day 1

ClogherValley

Arrive at The Valley Hotel and enjoy a coffee in our Marbles Lounge.

Venture around the village and experience our unique collection of boutique shops.

Visit the local Blessingbourne Estate with its scenic lakes and grounds accompanied with a Carriage Museum.

Then on to St Patrick’s Chair and Well in Clogher. A magnificent stone chair and well carved from stone. The chair was reputedly built for a weary St Patrick on his journey through the Clogher Valley. The site is supposed to have mystical powers as it originally was a druid site. An unforgettable experience for visitors.

Enjoy the culinary delights in Loco Bar Bistro, The Valley Hotel.

Day 2

Dungannon

Island Turf Craft Tour, Coalsland.

Step back in time in the bog museum with a treasure house of exhibits of old artefacts from before and after the ice age. Visit the indoor bog and the showroom with a complete collection of turf gifts including Celtic crosses, harps, pins, clocks and many more. Brian McGirr the owner is on hand to give you a colourful insight into the business of turf craft production and history of the art.

Linen Green, Dungannon

A designer retail shopping outlet occupying a brilliantly refurbished linen weaving mill. The complex includes Paul Costello factory store, Foxford, Ulster Weavers Gift and Fabric Store, Helen McAlinden, Ann Storey and many more. This will be a memorable shopping experience for you. Moygashel Visitor Centre has an exhibition on the rich industrial heritage of the area. A tour guide can be provided. The Loft Coffee Bar specialises in local home made and Deli on the Green is a newly opened Restaurant on site.

 

Tyrone Crystal Factory, Dungannon

Witness the art, craft and history of crystal making, get up close to skilled crystal cutters and see unique pieces of crystal being blown direct from the furnace. The complex also includes an audiovisual presentation and a shop filled with crystal, giftware, tableware and cutlery. A coffee shop is also on site.

Day 2

Omagh

UlsterAmerican Folk Park

This unique Park is an outdoor museum of emigration which tells the remarkable story of the vast human tide of emigration, from Ireland, to the New World of North America. Traditional thatched buildings, American log houses and a full-scale replica emigrant shop and the dockside gallery help to bring a bygone era back to life. Costumed demonstrators go about their everyday tasks including spinning, open hearth cookery, printing and blacksmithing. The park is vast and takes around 3 hours to complete.

Enjoy the wide of shops Omagh has to offer both on the High Street and Show Ground Shopping Complex. The perfect destination in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Sperrins are the largest and least explored mountain range in Northern Ireland with dramatic landscapes, rivers teaming with life, mountains, valleys, forests. Take a scenic drive to explore the

 

Day 3

Fermanagh

Visit The Crom Estate National Trust on the shores of Lough Erne. Great for walking in this 2000 acre estate, visit the old castle and exhibition.

Take a boat trip on Lough Erne aboard the MV Kestrel from the Brook Park in Enniskillen. The 1 and half hour tour will take you to Devenish Island the famous 6th Century monastic site.

Stop off for some shopping for the best in local art and craft at the Buttermarket craft and design Centre in Enniskillen. This 19th Century craft centre is well worth a visit. Watch the artists at work.

Take a tour of Florence Court National Trust. This 18th Century historic mansion is set amidst the beautiful Fermanagh countryside. Visitors can also explore the pleasure grounds and walled garden.

Close to Florence Court is the Marble Arch Caves European Geopark and explore the fascinating world of Fermanagh underground, beneath Cuilcagh Mountain. The scenic drive to the top of the mountain is reward in itself!

Drive the scenic loop from Belcoo to Garrison then visit the Lough Navar Viewpoint, a panoramic view of Lower Lough Erne, one of the best views in Ireland not to be missed!

Visit Belleek Pottery, Ireland’s oldest and most famous pottery. Here you can get a full tour of the factory and see the china being made. Also browse around the Visitor Centre and Museum.

Enjoy the scenic drive from Belleek along Lower Lough Erne. Visit Caldragh Cemetary on Boa Island where you will see one of Ireland’s most interesting pagan idols, The Janus Figure.

Days 4

Belfast
An open top bus tour with guide will provide you with a great overview of the city, historical landmarks and infamous locations from previous difficult times.

A ride on the Belfast Eye at the wonderful City Hall will stun you with panoramic views over the city with a commentary on all you survey.

With a vide variety of shops and the newly opened Victoria Square there is plenty of opportunity for retail therapy.

A visit to the Titanic Quarter will provide an insight into times past but also how this area is being developed to meet the challenges of the future.

Visit to the Folk and Transport Museum at Cultra (15 minutes from Belfast City Centre) is an interactive way to see how life was with many exhibitions.