A Taste of Ireland with Clodagh McKenna

A Taste of Ireland with Clodagh McKenna

A two-night luxury journey departing from Dublin & hosted by Clodagh herself

A rare opportunity to experience a luxury train journey in Ireland aboard the Grand Hibernian, hosted by acclaimed Irish chef Clodagh McKenna. The pinnacle journey for any true food connoisseur, enjoy a two day Irish jaunt to some of Ireland’s spectacular highlights with exceptional cuisine served for every meal aboard the legendary Belmond Grand Hibernian luxury locomotive. Experience pure luxury when travelling the beautiful Irish countryside aboard this authentic luxury locomotive, complete with your very own luxury accommodation with en-suite. Explore during the day, relax at night, all hosted by Clodagh herself.

After spending the day exploring some of Ireland’s highlights, step back aboard where you will be greeted with our 24-hour steward service. Dine on multiple courses of exquisite cuisine, complimented by unlimited beverages of your choice, before retiring to your sumptuous quarters where you can relax and unwind before another adventure the following day. This journey is highly regarded and the added highlight of Clodagh McKenna hosting the tour makes this nothing short of exceptional.

Highlights of this Irish luxury train journey include:

  • Two nights aboard the Grand Hibernian luxury train
  • 24-hour steward service
  • All meals included
  • Unlimited complimentary alcoholic drinks
  • Traditional entertainment on board
  • A visit to Ballyvolane House & Bertha's Revenge Gin Distillery
  • Tour of Galway city centre with time at leisure to explore

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The Belmond Grand Hibernian at a glance

Journeys through the UK
Irish journeys
Sleeper Train
Sleeper train
Return Journeys
Return journeys
Choice of cabins
10 luxurious carriages
Dining & Bar Car
Dining & bar cars


Day 1 – Dublin:

Your journey begins at Dublin Heuston Station where you board the Belmond Grand Hibernian in the early afternoon and your first feast of your journey is served, giving you a taste of Clodagh’s stunning cuisine. During your journey, both Clodagh with Belmond Executive Chef Mark Bodie, will be on board preparing all meals, giving you an authentic taste first-hand on board. When not busy, they wonder the carriages chatting to guests. Later that day, disembark to Ballyvolane House where you’ll meet foraging expert Andrew Malcolm as he takes you around the beautiful grounds to seek out wile edible delights. After your forage, meet owner Jenny and tour the enchanting country house before a tutored tasting at Bertha’s Revenge Gin Distillery located nearby. This unique distillery uses whey alcohol from Irish cows’ milk and is named after the legendary cow ‘Big Bertha’ who lived to a record-breaking age of 48. Return to the Grand Hibernian for a delicious dinner after which Celtic entertainment is offered in the Observation Car.

Day 2 – Galway:

A leisurely breakfast awaits as you have time spare to unwind and socialise on board before we arrive in Galway. On arrival, lunch is served at one of the many iconic restaurants, Ard Bia, for a sample of local specialities. After, choose either a walking tour focusing on foodie hotspots or choose to visit the Galway International Oyster and Seafood festival (if available on the date of your journey). Rejoin the train later that day for pre-dinner cocktails followed by yet another delicious dinner. This evening’s entertainment is courtesy of local musicians.

Day 3 – Dublin:

Your journey concludes with a leisurely breakfast before arriving back at Dublin Heuston Station.

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Belmond Grand Hibernian Double Cabin

Double Cabin

Unwind in style in your very own spacious Double Cabin. A clean and comforting aesthetic with splashes of Irish tartan make for a homely atmosphere while a double bed, long wardrobe and en suite ensure you have everything you need during your stay.
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Belmond Grand Hibernian Twin Cabin

Twin Cabin

Artfully designed twin cabins serve a fresh, airy ambience making them the ideal place to gaze at the landscape from your large window. Elegant en suite cabins are a fine opportunity to relax aboard one of the most prestigious overnight trains in Europe.
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All bookings are covered by our extensive cancellation policy
American Express
LuxuryTrainTickets.com only partners with ABTA or ATOL accredited operators.
All bookings are covered by our extensive cancellation policy

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Spread the cost of your journey in a way that suits you. Beginning with a 10% deposit, you pay for the remaining balance however you wish, whether it be in instalments or a month before your journey departs.

Please Note:

All prices shown are for one adult ticket based on sharing accommodation. Single occupancy of cabins may incur additional charge. Prices are set by the operator and may change at short notice. We endeavour to ensure prices are always accurate and update our own website as soon as possible. All timings and details of included tours and activities are for guidance only and will only be confirmed in your travel documents that will be posted to you 7 days before departure. For any questions including discounts, offers or group pricing, please contact info@luxurytraintickets.com.

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