In 2020 we have some exciting tours coming up.
Sustainable tourism trip… by train! 25-29 April 2020
Our preferred supplier for flights from Belfast is Thompson International Travel and hold ABTA, ATOL and IATA licences to help protect your holidays.
Your guide lived for 16 years at Dunnet Hea, the most northerly point of the UK mainland, and is a keen environmentalist. She will be able to explain about the area, the flora and fauna, and wildlife of the area and will take you to some great places.
Dates: 25-29 April
Price: £725 pp
£895pp based on single rooms
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Chiclana de la Frontera – 9 May 2020. 5 days
The Battle Honour BARROSA is emblazoned on the Regimental Colours of The Royal Irish Regiment and is marked each year as a Regimental Day in The Royal Irish Regiment. 15 March 1811 – The battle opened when the Anglo-Spanish army commander, General Manuel de la Peña, ordered three of his brigades to attack the French, at the same time ordering General Thomas Graham’s division to advance from the heights of Barrosa, the key feature of the area. Realising his opportunity, the French Commander, Marshal Victor, attacked the small rearguard that remained on the high ground. The 2/87th, wildly shrieking ‘Faugh-a-Ballagh‘,(Clear the Way) hacked and thrust at the shattered and demoralised battalions of the French 8e régiment d’infanterie de ligne which eventually lost 726 of their 1,468 men (figures vary in accounts), including their regimental commander, Colonel Jean Francois Etienne Autié and Lanusse, the commander of the 1/8e. The struggle between the 2/87th and the French 8e régiment had centred on the latter’s 2/8e battalion standard, its staff surmounted by an eagle crowned with gold laurels.
Day Two – Morning walk in local town where you will see the many military connections with Armagh including a visit to the local Town Hall. Free time to explore on your own.
Day Three – This morning you will visit the site of the Battle of Barossa. Free time for lunch and then a visit to a local bodega.
Day Four – Visit to the local military museum.
Day Five – After breakfast transfer to the airport for return flight home.
We are also developing a course for tour leaders to train in leading tours relating to Spanish and Irish history, and giving information about Spanish history and culture. Tour leaders will also receive information about how to get registered in Spain to lead tours. People will need a licence. Contact us for information and booking.