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Travel with the BCCC Foundation to the Emerald Isle

Published 5:31pm Monday, July 21, 2014

The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is sponsoring a 10-day trip to Ireland that will include a drive along one of the most beautiful coastal routes in the world – the Ring of Kerry.

The fully escorted tour, Shades of Ireland, is scheduled for April 21 to April 30, 2015 and is offered by Collette through New Trends in Travel. It is co-sponsored by the Washington/Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce.

A special presentation about the trip is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Washington/Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce. Those interested in attending the presentation are asked to reserve a place by contacting the Chamber office at 252-946-9168 or by email at rmckeithan@wbcchamber.com.

The cost of the trip is $3,359 per person based on double occupancy at hotels in Dublin, Waterford, Killarney, Limerick and Kingscourt, eight breakfasts and five dinners during the trip, round-trip airfare from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, air taxes and fees and hotel transfers. Transportation to the airport in Raleigh is available for an additional charge of $60.

A deposit of $250 per person is required at the time of registration. The final payment will be due by Feb. 20, 2015.

The recommended cancellation waiver and insurance is an additional $260 per person. With the insurance, travelers may cancel for any reason up until the day of departure.

The itinerary includes an overnight flight, two nights at the Trinity City Hotel in Dublin, one night at the Granville Hotel in Waterford, two nights at the Killarney Avenue Hotel in Killarney, two nights at the Absolute Hotel in Limerick and one night at Cabra Castle in Kingscourt – a highlight of the tour.

Travelers will have the chance to tour the House of Waterford Crystal and factory, kiss the Blarney Stone, experience the customs and daily life of a traditional Irish family during a visit to the Malonna Dairy Farm, journey to the 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher and travel to Irish Whiskey territory.

Optional trip experiences available for additional charges include a Medieval Banquet at a castle near Limerick and pub lunch and Guiness Storehouse and A Taste of Ireland at O’Connell’s of Donnybrook in Dublin.

For a complete itinerary or a tour brochure contact Judy Jennette, director, BCCC Foundation, at 252-940-6326 or by email atjudyj@beaufortccc.edu. The trip deposit may be made by check or credit card. Deposit checks should be made payable to Collette and send to New Trends in Travel, Attn: Donna Burgin, 107 Egret Bay Road, Washington, N.C. 27889. To pay by credit card, contact Burgin at252-975-1304 or 252-945-7403.

Cutline: Pictured above, the beautiful coastal route along the Ring of Kerry is one of the sights awaiting those who travel with the Beaufort County Community College Foundation to Ireland in April.

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