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Extra pre-stay night + Night 1: Old Ground Hotel
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A former manor house dating back to the 18th century set amidst the pretty streets of Ennis in County Clare, the Old Ground Hotel blends the warmth of a country home and the stylish ambiance of a luxurious contemporary Irish hotel. Crisp white linens and a soft duvet await you in your comfortable guest room equipped with multi-channel color TV, direct-dial telephone, coffee and tea making facilities, trouser press and hairdryer. The Town Hall Bistro, located in what actually was the Ennis Town Hall, will tempt your palate with freshly baked scones in mid-morning; sweet treats during afternoon tea; and a bistro-style lunch menu served throughout the day. The Poet's Corner is the perfect place to sip a nightcap and perhaps share a story or two with local residents who frequent this cozy bar.

Nights 2 - 3: Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa
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Located high on a hill in the midst of the emerald-green County Kerry countryside, the Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa offers a luxurious and serene ambiance surrounded by the sweeping panorama of Killarney's lakes and mountains. Indulge yourself at the impressive Spa, take a swim in the lovely indoor pool, walk in the hills or in the gardens, play a game of tennis or fish for salmon and trout from the hotel's nearby private stretch of riverbank.

Nights 4 - 5: Mount Juliet Hotel
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The baronial Mount Juliet Hotel regally reigns over what once was Ireland's largest estate. Operating as a luxury hotel since 1989, the opulent Georgian mansion that lies at the heart of the Mount Juliet Hotel is a grand tribute to 18th-century craftsmanship. Each individually designed guest room evokes the ambiance of being a welcome guest in a private, grand family home. The Mount Juliet Hotel features the only Jack Nicklaus signature golf course in Ireland as well as The Spa, which offers a wide range of pampering programs. There is a wealth of activities to enjoy here (some at additional cost) like golf, fishing, clay pigeon shooting and archery. Or visit the Leisure Centre at Mount Juliet, with its heated indoor swimming pool and a waterfall, a fully equipped gym and tennis courts. If you're in the mood for good old comfort food in a casual atmosphere, Kendals Restaurant is just the spot while the Presidents Bar serves soups, salads, snacks and an extensive charcoal-grill menu all day long. The Mount Juliet Hotel was rated by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the "Top 25 European Resorts" and the readers of Travel + Leisure have placed it among the "Top 10 Resorts in Europe."

Nights 6 - 7: Ashford Castle
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Dating back to 1228, magnificent Ashford Castle was once the private estate of the Guinness family. Today, guests experience the royal lifestyle at this fairy-tale castle on the shores of Lough Carrib and the River Cong, surrounded by woodlands. Individually decorated guest rooms offer all the modern amenities that sophisticated travelers expect, such as interactive TV, while retaining the period ambiance that is such a compelling part of the Ashford Castle experience. Leisure activities that provided amusement to centuries of castle residents, including fishing, golf, archery, falconry and equestrian pursuits, are available to today's guests (at additional cost). 11 Waterford Crystal chandeliers add sparkle to the classic dining experience in the George V restaurant while Cullens offers bistro-style dining in a casual atmosphere. Ashford Castle has the distinction of being named one of the best hotels in world by the readers of both Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler.

Nights 8 - 9: Lough Erne Golf Resort
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The first AA and NIBT five-star hotel in Northern Ireland, Lough Erne Golf Resort sits on its own 600-acre peninsula between Castle Hume Lough and Lower Lough Erne, creating a memorable sense of place with stunning views in virtually any direction. Sophisticated guest rooms, successfully fusing past and present, feature carefully chosen furniture, fine Irish linens and luxurious bathrooms among other top-notch amenities. Treat yourself to the relaxing, rejuvenating applications of Asia's botanical heritage in The Thai Spa or play the Faldo Championship Course - deemed truly memorable by leading members of USTOA who played there in 2009 (at additional cost). Choose the Catalina Restaurant for elegant dining overlooking the lough or visit the Loughside Bar and Grill for casual dining and perfectly grilled prime Irish meats. Traditional afternoon tea in the Garden Hall is a treat for your sweet tooth while the Blaney Bar, overlooking Castle Hume Lough, offers a Grazing Menu as well as over 100 different Irish whiskeys to sample.

Nights 10 - 11: The Merchant Hotel
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Awarded both "Hotel Accommodation of the Year" at the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards 2012 and named "Best Hotel UK" at the prestigious International Hotel Awards, The Merchant Hotel blends Victorian grandeur and Art Deco sleekness in a grand manner. Its prime location in the city-center, historic Cathedral Quarter, means that there is no better place to be in Belfast. Well-appointed, sumptuous guest rooms soothe with velvets and silks, specially designed wool carpets, original works of art and a host of modern in-room amenities to enhance your enjoyment of your stay. The Gymnasium's unique space was specifically designed to create a serene atmosphere with panoramic views of Belfast while offering TechnoGym Wellness cardio and strength training equipment, a rock sauna, aromatherapy steam room and an eight-person rooftop hot tub. If you're in the mood for some satisfying comfort food, The Cloth Ear is the place for you; if you're thinking on a grander scale, The Great Room Restaurant, situated in the former main Banking Hall of this historic building puts forth fine cuisine inspired by the classics and showcasing the very best of locally sourced ingredients. At Bert's Bar, you'll find yourself transported to the chic, intimate jazz bars of 1930s New York, with live jazz every evening from 9:00 PM on. If a quieter atmosphere suits your mood for a pre-dinner cocktail, a bite to eat or a nightcap, settle in at The Bar and admire the antique Baccarat chandeliers and fireplace.

Nights 12 - 13 + extra post-stay night: Four Seasons Hotel
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Surrounded by embassies and ivy-covered homes in the exclusive Ballsbridge area, Four Seasons Hotel Dublin is an elegant, tranquil destination for travelers seeking historic sophistication minutes from the city's vibrant shopping and local attractions. Elegant, thoughtfully designed guest rooms – including some of Dublin's most spacious – are equipped with king-size or European twin beds, speakerphones with voicemail, international satellite television, a DVD/CD player, and full marble bathrooms. Dining options include Seasons Restaurant, featuring contemporary Irish cuisine, proudly created with the freshest in-season, locally sourced ingredients; and The Reading Room, offering casual, elegant dining for lunch or dinner in a relaxed environment overlooking a landscaped courtyard. Enjoy your favorite libations in the hotel's three lounges: The Lobby Lounge, The Bar and ICE. Other amenities include resort-style fitness facilities with high-tech cardiovascular equipment, an array of weight-training machines and free weights; an indoor lap pool and adjacent whirlpool; and a full-service spa.

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