Kelly M. Ballard - Medium, Intuitive Consultant, & Usui Reiki Master




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Contact Connie Dyer at Pack Your Bags Travel or (518) 833-6543 
-- this trip has limited seats and we it expect it to sell-out quickly!


Detailed Trip Outline Below:

PARANORMAL TOUR OF IRELAND — OUTLINE ITINERARY
Pack Your Bags Travel requires a separate register form, with a nonrefundable deposit of $250 per person and due by June 1, 2016
Make Checks Payable to: Pack Your Bags Travel     Send to: 5 Deepkill Lane, Troy, NY 12182
Group Booking#: 378871
 

FRI, OCT 6- UNITED STATES TO DUBLIN
Depart your hometown and take an overnight flight across the Atlantic.

 
SAT, OCT 7- DUBLIN ARRIVAL & SIGHTSEEING
Your CIE Tours driver/guide will welcome you to Ireland and escort you and your luggage to the coach. Drive to the nearby Glasnevin Museum, Ireland’s national necropolis, which is a who’s who of modern Irish history as the final resting place of Daniel O’Connell, Michael Collins, Charles Stewart Parnell, Brendan Behan and other prominent people. Also take notice of the high walls that were built to deter body snatchers, whom would try to steal freshly buried bodies in the 18th and 19th century. Night watchman and their trusty blood hoods would keep the thief’s at bay. At the end of your visit, enjoy breakfast at the onsite café. Next drive into the city center for an orientation drive. Stop at Trinity College to see the Book of Kells, an 8th century illuminated manuscript of the gospels and see the Old Library. If you look closely you may see the infamous Dr. Samuel Closey, whom roam the halls to this day. During his time at Trinity, it is said Dr. Closey would experiments on bodies or even just parts that he had dug up. Then drive to your hotel and check in. You may wish to relax or freshen up before dinner at the hotel restaurant.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT: CAMDEN COURT HOTEL, DUBLIN
 
 
SUN, OCT 8- WICKLOW GAOL & ST. MICHAN’S CHURCH
Today travel south to Wicklow, where you will visit Wicklow Historic Gaol. The Gaol was in operation from 1702 and closed in the early part of the 20th century. During the peak of The Great Famine, over 780 people were housed in just 77 cells. With the facility being overcrowded along with its poor hygiene standards presented harsh living conditions, which often brought both disease and death. The ghastly way many people died has made the Wicklow Gaol a hot bed for ghostly activity. In recent years, Ghost Hunters International, Irish Ghostbusters and several other paranormal investigation teams have reported supernatural occurrences at the Gaol. Return to Dublin to visit St. Michan’s Church. Built on the site of an early Danish chapel, this 17th-century edifice claims to be the only parish church on the north side of the Liffey surviving from a Viking foundation. A unique (and, let it be noted, most macabre) feature of this church is the underground burial vault. Because of the dry atmosphere, bodies have lain for centuries without showing signs of decomposition. The most famous of these mummies is what may have been a Norman man from the 13th century, whom was given the nickname, “Crusader” by locals. While visiting the tombs, perhaps you will hear the whispers or silent screams of “Crusader” or one of his fellow mummies, whom are forever trapped in their mummified state. After your visit, the remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. In the evening you are free to sample one of the many restaurants or pubs scattered throughout the city.
OVERNIGHT: CAMDEN COURT HOTEL, DUBLIN
 
 
MON, OCT 9- ROCK OF CASHEL & LEAP CASTLE
Depart Dublin and travel through the Irish countryside, mainly farming country interspersed with market towns. Stop at the Rock of Cashel for a guided tour of these majestic church ruins. While you take in the beautiful and serene ruins, note locations dark and spooky past. Some myths suggest, that the ruins were formed by a struggle between St. Patrick and the Devil. The devil while trying to defeat St. Patrick threw a rock from his cave, which became the Rock of Cashel. Another story goes that the devil decided to bite the side of a mountain and broke his tooth, which became the famous rock. Continue on to visit Leap Castle, which was built in the year 800 by the O'Bannon family. This castle has long been regarded by many to be the most haunted castle in Ireland. Then drive south to the coastal town of Kinsale. Upon arrival check in to your hotel and have some time to freshen up before joining your group for a reading. After the reading dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant. Please join us for an extraordinary evening as Medium and Intuitive, Kelly M. Ballard touches in with the beyond for an opportunity to connect with loved ones on the other side. “An Evening of Messages” will provide an opportunity for many of the participants to receive messages from their loved-ones on the other side.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT: TRIDENT HOTEL, KINSALE
 
 
TUE, OCT 10- GHOST TOUR OF KINSALE & CHARLES FORT
After breakfast, join your fellow travelers on a ghost tour, which starts beside the medieval well in in the heart of the Old Town. Next visit Charles Fort, which was constructed in the late 17th century on the site of an earlier coastal fortification. As one of the largest military forts in the country, Charles Fort has been associated with some of the most momentous events in Irish history. Surprisingly, the ghost that most
frequents Charles Fort is not one that died in war. Wilful Warrender, committed suicide at the fort, after her father, Colonel Warrender, by accident killed her new husband. Colonel Warrender grief stricken by the loss of his daughter, took his own life shortly thereafter. Today, Wilful Warrender, also known as the “White Lady of Kinsale,” still haunts the fort due to her tragic end. After your visit the balance of the day is free for individual pursuits and dining.
OVERNIGHT: TRIDENT HOTEL, KINSALE
 
 
WED, OCT 11- BLARNEY CASTLE & CARRIGAPHOOCA CASTLE
Leaving Kinsale, travel north through the rich farming country of Cork to Blarney and stop to climb to the battlements of Blarney Castle to kiss the famous "Stone of Eloquence." While kissing the stone is good luck, there is the Blarney Castle Curse to fear. It said whomever, removes even a pebble from the castle, misery and misfortune will fall onto them so re-spect the castle and you will be safe. If you have time, you may wish to visit Blarney Woollen Mills, which has an excellent range of Irish products of all types. Then motor west through the rugged countryside to Macroom, where you will stop to visit Carrigaphooca Castle. The castle, which was once used as a defensive tower during the 15th century, is believed to be one of the most haunted castle in Ireland. Continue on to Killarney, and check into your hotel. You may like to browse around this busy little town before dinner.
DINNER & OVERNIGHT: KILLARNEY TOWERS HOTEL, KILLARNEY
 
 
THU, OCT 12- DINGLE PENINSULA & DUN AN OIR
Today discover the beauties of the Dingle Peninsula, made famous by David Lean’s movie, “Ryan’s Daughter.” Drive along the south shore of the peninsula for plenty of vistas of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach and rocky headlands. There will be frequent stops at strategic locations to admire the views and take photos. Stop in Dun an Oir, where you may hear the screams of Spanish Soldiers, whom in October 1580 were defeated and killed by the English. Then continue on to the town of Dingle for some free time before continuing to the western tip of the peninsula. Here, the scenery becomes wilder as the influence of the open Atlantic Ocean strengthens. Return to Killarney, where you will join your group for a reading before venturing out for dinner independently. Please join us for an extraordinary evening as Medium and Intuitive, Kelly M. Ballard touches in with the beyond for an opportunity to connect with loved ones on the other side. “An Evening of Messages” will provide an opportunity for many of the participants to receive messages from their loved-ones on the other side.
OVERNIGHT: KILLARNEY TOWERS HOTEL, KILLARNEY
 
 
FRI, OCT 13- CLIFFS OF MOHER & ST. BRIGID’S WELL
Leaving Killarney, travel via Tralee and Listowel to Tarbert where you take the ferry across the wide mouth of the River Shannon. Drive via Lahinch to view the Cliffs of Moher. The impressive wall of rock rises to a height of almost 700 feet above the churning Atlantic Ocean and stretches for five miles along the coast. Walk along the top of the cliffs to O’Brien’s Tower for views across Galway Bay of Connemara and the Aran Islands on a clear day. Also keep an eye out for the ghost of Sir Cornelius O’Brien, whom not only had O’Brien’s Tower build but also couldn’t leave the land he loved even after his death. Then drive a few miles to the town of Liscannor to visit St. Brigid’s Well. The well as it exists today, is found within a stone well house where pilgrims continue to leave a great variety of votive offerings. Within the well house is a modern statue of St. Brigid where people kneel to say prayers and perform other ritualized worship activities. Before Christianity the site was dedicated to Brigid, a Celtic Goddess of Fire so one can imagine the ancient site is a hotbed of spiritual activities. After your visit, drive to your hotel in Bunratty and check in. Then spend the afternoon relaxing or visiting one of the nearby attractions such as Bunratty Folk Park or Bunratty Mills. This evening join in the fun and feasting at Bunratty Castle. Your medieval-style banquet is served in the Great Hall of the 15th century castle. OVERNIGHT: BUNRATTY CASTLE HOTEL, BUNRATTY
 
 
SAT, OCT 14- RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES
Transfer to Shannon Airport to check in for your flight, clear security and claim your VAT refund. Then enjoy your flight west across the Atlantic Ocean back to the United States.
 
 
 
Pack Your Bags Travel requires a separate register form, with a nonrefundable deposit of $250 per person and due by June 1, 2016

Make Checks Payable to: Pack Your Bags Travel Send to: 5 Deepkill Lane, Troy, NY 12182