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Hosted Trip F ly f i s h i n g i n I r e l a n d

A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure June 20 - June 30, 2017 Emerald Isle

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Take Your Travel Experience Further: The Hosted Trip Difference Unparalleled Service and Knowledge Every Step of the Way Dear Traveler, We are excited to return to Ireland in 2017. Our inaugural hosted departure last season was a delight. Maybe because we were pleasantly surprised to find fish in the 12-20 inch range contently feeding on Blue Winged Olives and Caddis. The fishing program in Clonmel is quite different as we stay in a lovely country hotel and are delivered by private coach to Andrew Ryan’s fly shop each morning to meet our guides. In the evening, we are delivered back to the hotel. It’s a wonderful three days of fishing for brown and rainbow trout in the highly saturated green rolling hills and valleys of eastern Ireland. The small to medium size chalk streams are fairly easy to wade and navigate. After Clonmel, we are transferred again by private coach across the country taking the scenic coastal route to the Ballynahinch Castle for three days of salmon fishing on the lovely Owenmore River, which flows through the castle estate. The castle, built in 1756 and once the home of Grace O’Malley, pirate queen of Connaught and her husband, “Humanity Dick Martin,” has been completely renovated and is now a world-renowned hotel and sporting estate. No waders needed here as footbridges and stiles on all the beats add to the ease of access. It’s not a big river, and anglers cast from “angling piers” along the river. The overall experience is quite civilized and there is nothing better than meeting in the pub with the guides for a pint after fishing. There is something truly special about the “Emerald Isle.” The country is incredibly beautiful, complemented with warm Irish hospitality, great fisheries, a group of ghillies who are genuine characters and wonderful meals and accommodations waiting for us each evening. This is an excellent destination for non-anglers as well. We look forward to sharing Ireland with you on our trip. Sincerely,

Barry & Cathy Beck

What to Expect

• Private access fisheries for wild brown trout with dries and light fly rods in south-central Ireland, followed by Atlantic salmon on the West Coast. • The accommodations are wonderful by international standards, staying in the Hotel Minella, followed by Ballynahinch Castle. We end the trip at a 5-star hotel in Dublin • This trip is excellent for non-anglers as they can take a stroll through the historic streets of Ireland on daily sightseeing tours with a private driver and coach.

About the Accomodations

Ireland: The Hotel Minella Clonmel is nestled between the Comeragh Mountains and the River Suir in Clonmel, County Tipperary. The original Georgian house was built by the Malcomsoms in 1863, and the Minella was opened as a hotel by Mr & Mrs Jack Nallen in 1963 and is still owned and managed by the Nallen family. With 90 guest rooms and a delightful dining room, the Minella is a great location very close to the trout fishing. Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is one of the finest four star luxury castle hotels in Ireland, voted number one in Ireland by Condé Nast readers. Set in a private 450 acre estate of woodland, rivers and walks in the heart of Connemara, County Galway. This authentic and unpretentious Castle Hotel stands proudly overlooking its famous salmon fishery, with a backdrop of the beautiful Twelve Bens mountain range.

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, host fly fishing departures, 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 most recent books include Cathy Beck’s Fly Fishing Handbook, now in its third edition; Fly Waters Near and Far, a coffee table book of photographs, and a soon-to-be-released book on Alaska.

Proposed Itinerary for Ireland June 20 - June 30, 2017

Tuesday, June 20

Evening departure from the United States for overnight flight service to Dublin, Ireland. We will investigate the very best schedules and fares.

Wednesday, June 21

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.

Thursday, June 22 - Saturday, June 24

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.

Sunday, June 25

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.

*Itinerary subject to change

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 four 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.

Monday, June 26 - Wednesday, June 28

Three 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.

Thursday, June 29

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 Merrion Hotel Dublin, one of our favorite properties in the city. The Merrion, located in the heart of Dublin city center, is the capital’s most luxurious five star hotel. An impeccable restoration of four Georgian townhouses, this 142-bedroom and suite hotel is as welcoming as it is stylish. This five star luxury hotel is found in the heart of Georgian Dublin, a few minutes’ walk from galleries, museums, pubs, restaurants and the shops of Grafton Street. We have confirmed one night of accommodations in the Garden Wing. The balance of the afternoon and evening will be at leisure. We will arrange a farewell dinner at the hotel.

Friday, June 30

Following an early breakfast, check-out of the Merrion Hotel. The group will be transferred back to the Dublin Airport to check-in for international connections back to the United States. Welcome Home!


Fishing Package: $5,600 per person based on double occupancy and shared guide $7,600 per person based on single occupancy and private guide Non-Anglers: $4,150 per person based on double occupancy and non-fishing

Inclusions: Meet and greet service at the Dublin Airport, private coach and driver for all transfers and sightseeing, four nights of accommodations in Clonmel at Hotel Minella, four nights of accommodation at Ballynahinch Castle, and one night at The Merrion Hotel in Dublin, three days of guided fly-fishing with Clonanav Fly Fishing with permits and licenses, three days of guided fly-fishing from Ballynahinch, 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. *Rates based on current rate of exchange and are subject to change.

Your Airline Connection

In addition to providing a superior experience while you’re fishing in Ireland, the Airline Department at Frontiers can coordinate all of your travel logistics to and from Dublin.

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

Kristene Fitzgerald

Ireland Program Manager Toll-free: 1-800-245-1950 Phone: 724-935-1577

United States Office 600 Warrendale Rd., Gibsonia, PA 15044 Toll-free 1-800-245-1950 Phone 724-935-1577 Fax 724-935-5388 Email Website

European Office Kennet Cottage, Kempsford Gloucestershire, GL7 4EQ, England Tel +44 (0)845 299 6212 Fax +44 (0) 1285 700 322 Email Website

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 © 2016. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.






2017 Barry & Cathy Beck - Ireland  
2017 Barry & Cathy Beck - Ireland