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Ballynahinch Castle

A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure July 8 - 17, 2016 Featuring Trout, Sea Trout, and Salmon Fishing on the Emerald Isle

We Share Your Passion

Take Your Travel Experience Further: The Escorted Group Difference Unparalleled Service and Knowledge Every Step of the Way If you were to spin the globe and place a finger on nearly any continent, chances are Frontiers has created a customized and unforgettable experience for a client there. We can help you chase Atlantic salmon on the Kola Peninsula in Russia or confirm the exclusive penthouse suite in Paris. If saltwater flats fishing in the Seychelles or a month long excursion in New Zealand is more your style – we have you covered. Our destination specialists know the private trout streams in Chile, spring creeks in the American West and how to pick the best hotel across Asia. We share your passion for the ultimate travel experience. With escorted group departures, we take it a step further. We not only customize your journey, we are right there with you every step of the way. Escorted trip participants receive the same level of detail in their pretrip documents and final itineraries as all clients. Plus, they receive first-hand knowledge from years of time our hosts have spent in the field. We are there to answer questions about fly selection or knots; share casting guidance on effectively fishing an unknown river or simply tidy up your back cast. We’ll even loan you a pair of sunglasses – all at no additional cost. You will explore the world with like-minded travelers and create memories that turn into stories for generations to come.

Fitzwilliam Hotel

Covering five of the seven continents, we have escorted clients on trout fishing trips in Montana, Argentina, Chile, Spain and New Zealand; saltwater fishing trips to Christmas Island, Bahamas, Belize and Mexico; followed Africa’s majestic animal populations on a photographic safari and participated in the occasional cast and blast in Alaska. If fly fishing and wingshooting are not high on your list, we also offer an array of exclusive leisure activities each year. Past trips included The Galapagos Islands, India, Myanmar (Burma), Chile, Egypt and the Asian Subcontinent. All of our trips are escorted by industry experts including Barry & Cathy Beck, and Frontiers own Mike and Kristene Fitzgerald, Mollie Fitzgerald and Tarquin Millington-Drake. Collectively, this group has gathered thousands of passport stamps and will ensure that you have one of the best travel experiences of your life.

About Barry & Cathy Beck Longtime Frontiers trip hosts and photographers, the Becks travel far and wide to follow their love for fly-fishing and nature photography. Based in Pennsylvania, Barry and Cathy write books, lead African photo safaris, and operate a stock photography business. The Becks are well-known in the fishing, photography, and travel industries, and possess a stellar reputation for their skill, knowledge, and expertise born out of a 20 year career. Their many books include The Outdoor Photographer’s Handbook, Fly-Fishing the Flats, and Pennsylvania Blue Ribbon Fly Fishing Guide.

Proposed Itinerary for Fly Fishing in the Emerald Isle, Ireland July 8 - 17, 2016

Friday, July 8 Evening departure from the United States for overnight flight service to Dublin, Ireland. We will investigate the very best schedules and fares. Saturday, July 9 Morning arrival in Dublin, Ireland. After collecting your luggage and clearing customs, you will be met in the Arrivals Hall by our driver, confirmed through McGinley Coach Travel. He will escort the group to a private coach and will be with you for the duration of the itinerary. Proceed south and slightly west to Clonmel. Driving time: 2 hours, 25 minutes. Enjoy lunch on arrival. The group will check-in at the Hotel Minella, which is nestled between the Comeragh Mountains and the River Suir in Co. Tipperary, for the following four nights. The original Georgian house was built in 1863 and was opened as a hotel in 1963. Guests will be confirmed in superior king rooms. The balance of the afternoon is at leisure to rest and relax after the long trip. Welcome dinner this evening at the Hotel Minella.

Hotel Minella

Sunday, July 10 - Tuesday, July 12 Three full days of guided trout fishing through Clonanav Fly-Fishing, owned and operated by Andrew Ryan. Frontiers has represented Andrew for a number of years. He has been guiding the River Suir and tributaries since his teens. Clonanav’s guides are talented professionals, excellent and enthusiastic teachers, passionate fishermen, and genuinely fun people to spend time with streamside. Clonanav also has a fully stocked fly shop. Guests have access to close to twenty miles of private fishing— almost all of which is within ten miles of your hotel. In addition to the River Suir, you will have the opportunity to fish the River Nire and the River Tar. For any non-fishermen in the group, Clonmel is ideally located based on its central location. There are local sights to see in town. Plus, there is great hiking in the region. In addition, the Rock of Cashel, Kilkenny City, and Waterford are in close proximity. The driver/guide with the group will be available to take the non-fishers on daily sightseeing trips while the anglers are on the water. Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Lunches are served streamside. Dinner will be taken at the Hotel Minella. Wednesday, July 13 Following breakfast, check-out of the Minella Hotel. Your driver/guide will transfer you to Galway with sightseeing en route. Drive time is approximately 2 hours, 45 minutes. Galway City is a spectacularly beautiful coastal town, which was originally a small fishing village.

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After the drive, it is a great place to stop and stretch your legs. We will also arrange for a nice lunch in town. Following lunch, you will continue to drive approximately 1 hour, 15 minute to the Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, where superior rooms have been confirmed for the following three nights. Welcome dinner this evening. Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is one of the finest four-star luxury castle hotels in Ireland. It is set on a private 450 acre estate of woodland, rivers, and walks in the heart of Connemara, Co. Galway. Thursday, July 14 - Friday, July 15 Two full days of guided fly fishing at Ballynahinch. The catchment drains an area of 68 square miles and is a diverse system of intercalated loughs and rivers, drained by the Ballynahinch River. This majestic river with fishing rights owned exclusively by the Ballynahinch Estate winds its way underneath the castle for 3 kilometers until it reaches the wild Atlantic Ocean at Bertraghboy Bay. First and foremost, Ballynahinch is an Atlantic salmon fishery. The larger spring salmon average approximately 10 pounds. As we move into the summer months, the fishing is at its best. There are still fresh salmon and grillse. By international standards, the grillse are quite large—averaging six to seven pounds and up to nine pounds. There is also good sea trout fishing—particularly from early June until the end of July. Trout fishing can also be arranged. This area of Ireland is widely considered the prettiest in the country! Non-fishers will enjoy the coastal reaches of Connemara, the National Park, the Wild Atlantic Way up into County Donegal, and a wide range of other activities. Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Lunches are provided and dinner will be served at the hotel. Saturday, July 16 Following breakfast, check-out of Ballynahinch Castle. The group will be transferred due east across Ireland to Dublin. Driving time: 3 hour, 30 minutes. On arrival in Dublin, we will arrange a nice lunch. Following the meal, the group will be taken on a walking city sightseeing tour. During this time, your luggage will be dropped off at the hotel and waiting for your arrival. The group will check-in at the Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin, one of our favorite properties in the city. The Fitzwilliam Hotel is a special, charming, unfindableanywhere-else with traditional Irish hospitality, but in a stylish, contemporary, chic, comfy, curl-up-in-a-nest-like setting. It’s the smartest, friendliest, warmest-welcoming hotel in Dublin. Located right at the beginning of Grafton Street, the city’s main shopping avenue, on St. Stephen’s Green, the main square, this really is the finest location for a hotel in Dublin! Everything you could want – Dublin’s best shops, restaurants, theatres, bars, museums and galleries - are all just a short stroll away. We have confirmed one night of accommodations in Signature Rooms. The balance of the afternoon and evening will be at leisure. We will arrange a farewell dinner at the hotel. Sunday, July 17 Following an early breakfast, check out of the Fitzwilliam Hotel. The group will be transferred back to the Dublin Airport to check-in for international connections back to the United States. Welcome Home!

*Itinerary and rates subject to change

Costs The 8-night/7-full day package price is approximately $4,795 per person for double occupancy and shared fishing guide based on the current rate of exchange between the US dollar and the Euro and based on a party of ten paying clients (double occupancy). The single occupancy/single guide rate is approximately $6,395 per person. Single rooms/shared guide and non-fishing rates will be quoted on request. The itinerary and prices are subject to change. Inclusions: Meet and greet service at the Dublin Airport, private coach and driver for all transfers and sightseeing, four nights of accommodations in Clonmel, three nights of accommodation at Ballynahinch, and one night in Dublin, three days of guided fly-fishing with Andrew Ryan with permits and licenses with two anglers sharing a guide, two days of guided fly-fishing from Ballynahinch based on two anglers sharing a guide, all meals for fishermen and applicable taxes. Exclusions: Airline transportation, beverages other than coffee, tea, and water, gratuities for guides, hotel staff, restaurant staff, and the driver/guide, any items of a personal nature such as tackle purchases, laundry, gift shopping, etc., sightseeing entrance fees, lunch is not included for non-fishers.

Get Your Gear Frontiers can provide expert advice and support on finding the right gear for your trip. Mike Fitzgerald, a member of our Frontiers Gear Team will draw on thousands of hours in the field to recommend exactly what you need and what you don’t. Whether you have questions about how and what to pack, looking for a new fly rod and reel or need a pair of great binoculars – we’re happy to help.

Your Airline Connection to Ireland There are nonstop, direct flights from a number of US gateways to Dublin on Aer Lingus, American, United, US Airways and Delta Airlines. The Air Department at Frontiers will investigate the best flight schedules and will make quality recommendations based on your departure city, dates of travel and your preference of coach class or business class.

Frontiers Contact Our team of highly specialized agents coordinate every last detail of your trip. For this hosted departure, please con-

Kristene Fitzgerald Sr. Program Manager Toll-free: 1-800-245-1950 Phone: 724-935-1577 Kristene Fitzgerald

Mike Fitzgerald President Toll-free: 1-800-245-1950 Phone: 724-935-1577 Mike Fitzgerald

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The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3315 Copyright © 2016. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.

The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3315. Copyright © 2015. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.






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