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Travel

Second trip added to Ireland in Spring 2011

In 2011, Paesano brings you something entirely different in terms of an exciting travel opportunity. In addition to our annual trip to Italy, we will also be offering a chance to visit the land of Michael Roddy’s roots – magical Ireland! Even if you don’t have a drop of Irish blood, we guarantee that after one visit, Ireland will take hold of your heart.

We anticipate that the dates for the tour will be APRIL 10 - APRIL 21, 2011, but these dates could shift by a day or two depending upon air and hotel availability. Our trip will begin with a four-night stay in the city of 1000 pubs, Dublin. This compact city is a fascinating mixture of elegant Georgian houses, world-class museums, wrought-iron bridges, and lovely parks. We’ll also enjoy extended stays in Killarney on the gorgeous west coast, and we’ll end the trip with a few nights in a spectacular castle in County Clare, flying home from Shannon.

We will have a very special guide on this tour. Vincent Butler is a professional archeologist in Dublin who also serves as an historian on several National Geographic cruises each year and has appeared in a number of television education programs and documentaries. Vinnie has the ability to make Irish history come to life, and he will entertain, and maybe even educate, us on a tour of Irish culture from pre-historic times to the present day. We’ll visit Celtic burial tombs and megalithic structures older than Stonehenge or the Pyramids, early Christian monasteries with their round towers and soaring intricately carved crosses, battle-scarred medieval castles, and stately homes surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. We’ll see perfect Irish villages with their thatch-roofed cottages and mossy churchyards, the lakes and mountains of County Kerry, the ruggedly gorgeous coast of Dingle, the spectacular 710-ft high Cliffs of Moher, and the lunar landscape of the Burren that turns into a rock garden in spring. If you are a photographer or a painter, you will think you have gone to heaven. And, of course, there will be time for visits to a few pubs to share some craic (chat) with the locals and to hear some foot-tapping traditional music as we tip a pint or two. This tour truly offers something for everyone!

If you are interested or want more information, please contact our travel coordinator Suzan Alexander at 734-327-1931 or suzanalxdr@aol.com.