Why Ireland is the Best destination for Dads this Father’s Day!
Father’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday 18th June, so it’s time to start looking for that perfect present to say ‘thanks Dad.’
Luckily, Ireland Luxury Travel have put together a gift guide to help you find something special this year – with no socks or aftershave in sight.
Whether you’re Ireland-based or fancy treating your Dad to a weekend away, Ireland has plenty on offer to keep your Pops entertained this Father’s Day.
Have a look at the gift guide below for some inspiration.
1) Instead of beer try…a visit to the Guinness Storehouse
When you think of Ireland, you think of Guinness – and quite rightly. Ireland is proud of its connection with Guinness, and the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin is one of the country’s top attractions. Learn about the history of the drink as you explore the seven interactive floors before ending with a pint in the world-famous rooftop Gravity Bar. For an extra special visit try the Connoisseur Experience which is a five-star private Guinness tasting experience.
Adult standard tickets from €14pp. Connoisseur Experience €48pp.
2) Instead of new golf gear try…a round of golf at Royal County Down
Voted one of the best golf courses in the world, the Royal County Down is a must for any golf-loving dad. The two 18-hole links courses are stunning to look at and even better to play on. The courses were designed by Old Tom Morris and opened way back in 1889, so it is a true piece of classic golf history. A 4-hour round is pricey, but surely your old man is worth it? You might even want to gift your father some new clubs to play with, for this you might want to look around for some of the Best gap wedge options available for purchase. You could really make your father feel appreciated on Father’s Day!
Weekdays €205 per round am / €187 per round pm. Sunday pm €225 per round. Two rounds in one day €311.
3) Instead of a cookbook try…dinner at Loam
Loam is a Michelin-starred restaurant located in Fairgreen, Galway City. The restaurant’s menu changes daily but sample dishes include oysters, duck and venison. The award-winning restaurant offers a decadent 7-course tasting menu or their Simplicity 2-3 course menu. Loam prides itself on their sustainability ethos and they only use locally sourced produce from the West of Ireland.
7-course tasting menu €70 or €105 w/ wine pairing.
4) Instead of a whiskey tumbler try…a tour of Bushmills Distillery
Bushmills is the oldest working whiskey distillery, not only in Ireland but in the entire world. Bushmills was first founded in 1608, and remains one of the most popular Irish whiskeys, with various blends available. The Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey is multi-award winning with a rich and smooth taste. On your tour of Bushmills Distillery, you will learn about the history of this iconic distillery and get the chance to taste some of the award-winning whiskey.
Adult standard tickets from €9pp.
5) Instead of a DVD try…a Game of Thrones filming locations tour
Northern Ireland is one of the main filming locations for the popular HBO series Game of Thrones. On a Game of Thrones filming locations tour you can visit some of the key Westeros locations for real, including the Dark Hedges and Pyke, the capital of the Iron Islands. With the Ireland Luxury Travel Ultimate Game of Thrones package, you can even meet the real-life dire wolves featured on the show and tuck in to a Game of Thrones inspired afternoon tea and dinner. Perfect for any GoT-obsessed Dad.
Ireland Luxury Travel 4* Ultimate Game of Thrones package is £850pp for 2 nights
Naomi Sheehy, owner at Ireland Luxury Travel says,
“Our Dads are such an important part of our lives, but sometimes they fair the worst in the present department. That’s why this year we decided to put together a gift guide to inspire people to treat their Dad to something special…and make up for all those years of socks! Ireland has so much on offer for Dads to enjoy, it really is the perfect place for a day out or a weekend away this Father’s Day.”
Ireland Luxury Travel can arrange bespoke packages including hotel stay, activities and tickets, to create the perfect tailor-made break for your Dad.
We couldn’t agree more, so come on give Dad a special break this Father’s day!