2014 AOH Ireland Tour

ffaicover                                                  Thursday April 17th thru Sunday April 27th

                                                      Costs:   Double Occupancy $1075*

                                                                    Single $1425



Working with Derry Blue Badge Tours we have once again put together a historical/political and educational tour of the North for 2014.  Space is limited to 30 travelers; reservations will only be held based on receipt of non refundable deposits.


                                                Air transportation is responsibility of traveler.

                                                                    Itinerary attached.

                                                                    Limited availability

Payment schedule: A $300 non-refundable deposit is due by February 1st 2014 with the balance due by                                         March 8th 2014.                                                                     .

 Make Checks payable to Sean Pender 

Please write in memo area: FFAI 2014 Tour

Mail deposit and reservation form below to:

                                Sean Pender AOH FFAI Chair

                                13 Scullin Drive

                                Yardville NJ 08620

SEAN PENDER contact info phone 609 462 7056 and email paddyspeed@yahoo.com


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Double occupancy request to room with ___________________________________

Flight arrival info (if known) flight, time, airport




Flight departure info (if known) flight, time, airport



Costs* are inclusive of all tours and meals listed below there will be no refunds for tours or meals not taken by traveler. Any questions email Sean Pender paddyspeed@yahoo.com



2014  AOH Tour of Ireland and distribution of Christmas Appeal


Hotel Information

Visit website for phone numbers:


Balmoral http://www.balmoralhotelbelfast.co.uk/

Blacks Road; Dunmurry, Belfast BT10 0NF


Tower Hotel www.towerhotelderry.com/

Butcher Street, Derry, BT48 6HL


Silverbirch Hotel http://www.silverbirchhotel.com/

5 Gortin Rd, Omagh County Tyron BT79 7DH,

Cross Square Hotel http://www.crosssquarehotel.com/
4-5 O’Fiaich Square Crossmaglen Newry
Co. Armagh BT35 9AA



This trip is open to all AOH and LAOH members and guests.  Availability is limited to first 30 paid travelers.  Itinerary and costs below may be updated depending on availability and attendance. Total cost is $1075 (Double) or $1425( single) and includes all ground transportation while in the North***, ten nights lodging, tours*, ten breakfasts and seven dinners.

***Airport Transfers:  If arriving in Dublin Thursday airport pickup will be provided.  If you are arriving in Belfast or arriving prior to April 17th it will be up to the traveler to make check in at Balmoral.  Those departing out of Dublin April 27th will receive transport to airport.


Convenient flights service Dublin departing from Newark Airport; Example:

United – Flight 23 Flight time 6hr 55min

Take-off Wed.  4/16 @ 7:00p           from EWR (Newark, NJ)

Landing  Thu.  4/17  @ 6:00a            at DUB (Dublin, Ireland)

United – Flight 22 flight Time 7h 35m

Take-off Sun. 4/27  @ 9:00a             from  DUB (Dublin, Ireland)

Landing  Sun. 4/27 @  11:35a           at EWR (Newark, NJ)


Convenient flights service Dublin also from JFK and many other US airports.


                                      Proposed AGENDA

To Be Finalized


Thursday April 17th  Day One

Airport pickup Dublin

730am Travel to Belfast;

930 Breakfast/Lunch stop

1130 Continue travel to Belfast

Stop at Belfast Irish speaking school on Falls Rd

3pm Hotel check in

6pm Dinner and presentations @ Culturlann Falls Road West Belfast, Christmas Appeal distribution to           Belfast Area charities


Friday April 18th  Day Two (Good Friday)

                1000am Depart Hotel

                1100 am Arrive St Patrick’s’ Centre Downpatrick.  Event to commemorate 16th anniversary of Good               Friday Agreement

4pm Departure and return to Belfast,

Evening Free



Saturday April 19th Day Three

Free Morning and Afternoon in Belfast;

5pm  Dinner at Felons Club



Sunday April 20th  Day Four (Easter Sunday)

                Easter Sunday mass

Afternoon: Belfast Easter Commemoration. March Falls Road to Milltown Cemetery

Evening: Dinner at Hotel


Monday April 21st Day Five

9am Depart Belfast Travel to Derry via North Glen pass

500pm Arrive Tower Hotel Derry

600pm Dinner at Hotel

800pm  AOH Derry Hall


Tuesday April 22nd Day Six

Donegal Tour

Evening – Dinner with Traditional Irish Music at Cultrlann Derry


Wed nesday April 23rd Day Seven

Free Day in Derry


Thursday April 24th Day Eight

9am Depart Derry

Travel to Strabane stop meet with Cairde local ex prisoners group

Travel to Omagh dinner and over night at Silver Birch, Omagh Basketball team and Omagh Choir


Fri day April 25th Day Nine

9am Depart Hotel meet with Omagh Basketball Team at Station Square

100pm  Depart Omagh for South Armagh

400pm  Arrive Crossmaglen Dinner and evening in Crossmaglen


Saturday April 26th Day Ten

Morning Tour of Crossmaglen/South Armagh and Newry.

Afternoon Free in Newry; possible AOH stop


Sunday April 27th

Departure to Dublin Airport

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