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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Locals on an Affordable Last-Minute Ireland Getaway

ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spend St. Patrick's Day in Ireland and experience its national holiday celebrated in more countries than any other on a unique trip hand-crafted by Brendan Vacations specifically for last-minute travelers.

Travel on your own, but never alone on Brendan's Locally Hosted vacation. The perfect combination of independence and excitement, explore Ireland's most popular cities accompanied by the sage and witty advice of Local Hosts on-hand 24/7 as needed. This journey includes private airport transfers upon arrival and departure in Dublin, 7 Days / 5 Nights' accommodation at 4-star centrally-located hotels, daily breakfast, rail transport between cities, and sightseeing from $699* land only.

There are many unparalleled experiences to be had! Drink in the lush scenery, from miles of spectacular coastline to Ireland's unspoiled emerald countryside dotted with quaint old villages where time seems to stand still. Walk the cobbled stones to enjoy the one-of-a-kind nightlife where 18th century history meets the vibrant urban city of Dublin.

A popular town that's welcomed visitors for 200 years, Killarney's streets are lined with over 70 pubs buzzing with excitement during the city's festive St. Patrick's Day parade. Revelers are in the heart of the action surrounded by street performers and traditional Irish music played on bagpipes, accordions, banjos, and fiddles instead of just being a distant spectator at overcrowded celebrations.

"Millions of Americans claim Irish ancestry and I still get such joy to see them come here, come back, come home," said Catherine Reilly, Managing Director of Brendan Vacations based in Dublin, Ireland. "Whether they were born here, or coming just to take a picture of the area that they know their ancestors walked, our guests are introduced to a tight-knit group of local people they wouldn't otherwise meet. We reveal the hidden places not mentioned in guidebooks because we are the Celtic experts, and we've hand-picked this special itinerary just for you."

Brendan's St. Patrick's Day Locally Hosted Vacation Itinerary:

MARCH 13 DEPART HOME

MARCH 14 DUBLIN

Guests are greeted with private transfers to the 4-star Ashling Hotel where they will meet Brendan's Local Host, George Flynn. A Hop-On Hop-Off tour is included for an insider introduction to Dublin and all her highlights.

MARCH 15 DUBLIN / KILLARNEY

Rail transportation is provided for the ride to Killarney. Guests are welcomed at either the 4-star Arbutus or Malton Hotel by a Brendan Local Host, Barry O'Connor.

MARCH 16 RING OF KERRY EXCURSION

Head out for a day of scenic beauty around the Ring of Kerry on an included excursion.

MARCH 17 KILLARNEY ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE

Join the Killarney St. Patrick's Day parade and celebrations.

MARCH 18 KILLARNEY / DUBLIN

Board the train bound for Dublin for another night at the Ashling Hotel.

MARCH 19 DUBLIN / RETURN HOME

Bid farewell to Ireland with private transfer to the airport.

To book or create your own Brendan vacation, please contact your travel professional or call the Brendan Experts at 800-687-1002. Request a free brochure online or view Brendan's special packages here.

About Brendan Vacations

Brendan Vacations is the premier Ireland and Scotland destination expert, backed by over 45 years of planning authentic Celtic travel experiences from its office in the heart of Dublin. Offering a comprehensive range of travel styles, from Guided Vacations to customizable Private Chauffeur, Locally Hosted and Self-Drive offerings, each trip introduces Brendan guests to the local people passionate about sharing their stories and their homelands. For more, visit: www.BrendanVacations.com, www.facebook.com/BrendanVacations, www.twitter.com/TravelBrendan, www.instagram.com/BrendanVacations.

Brendan Vacations is part of a joint initiative with The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant and preserved for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has donated more than $2.5 million towards sustainable tourism projects worldwide. Brendan is proud to be an active founder and supporter of TreadRight's projects and work. Go to www.treadright.org to learn more.

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Terms & Conditions: *A non-refundable deposit is required per standard booking conditions by 2/14/15 to secure space on event departure. Price is per person, land only (airfare is not included in the price), based on double occupancy. Subject to availability, change and varies by inclusions. Please mention code: STPATS when booking. Other conditions apply. CST#2084503-20

CONTACT: Lisa Tran McKee Brendan Vacations 714-937-4946 Lisa.McKee@brendanvacations.com

Source:Brendan Vacations

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