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Football on the Emerald Isle

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Join fellow Nebraska college football fans and experience the storied culture, ancient history, natural beauty, and warm hospitality of Ireland including tickets to watch your team play in the epic Aviva Stadium. Begin with a guided tour of Dublin, Ireland’s capital. Take in the beauty of the famous Cliffs of Moher and be delighted at a medieval banquet. We enjoy traditional music and dance at Kate Kearney’s Cottage and relax on a scenic ride around the Ring of Kerry. We visit famous Blarney Castle, the stunning Rock of Cashel, and Kilkenny Castle on the River Nord. Finally, we return to Dublin to delve deeper into the city and cheer on Nebraska college football as they face off against Northwestern University as part of the Aer Lingus College Football Series.

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Hosted By: Kevin Sjuts

10/11 Sports Director


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Airfare Included
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Exceptional Accommodations with Baggage Handling
Exceptional Accommodations with Baggage Handling
Premier Attractions
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Day 1 : Fly to Ireland

Our journey to the Emerald Isle begins with a pleasant overnight flight to Dublin.

Day 2 : Dublin

This beautiful modern city is brimming with historic landmarks and Georgian-style buildings. We view Dublin’s highlights including a guided visit through Christ Church Cathedral. We end our first exciting day in Ireland at our beautiful hotel in the Dublin area.


Day 3 : Cliffs of Moher

Our scenic morning drive takes us into the Cliffs of Moher. This mighty coastal wall, extending five miles along the coast and plunging 700 feet to the sea, once gave assurance to World War II pilots that they had reached European shores. Later, we witness Ireland’s heritage at the folk park of Bunratty. Life in old Ireland comes alive during this evening’s merrymaking at a medieval banquet! Tonight we stay in Limerick.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 : Killarney

Today begins in Adare, often called Ireland’s prettiest village with its thatched cottages and beautiful stone buildings. Next we travel to Killarney, a vibrant little town surrounded by incredibly beautiful countryside where we will spend the next two nights. Later we enjoy a traditional jaunting cart tour of Killarney National Park.


Day 5 : Ring of Kerry

We spend today savoring one of Ireland’s most scenic drives, the Ring of Kerry. Undulating hills, rugged mountains draped with green forest, shimmering lakes, emerald valleys, dramatic seascapes, and quaint villages all mark an unforgettable day. Tonight, our cultural experience continues with traditional Irish folk music and dancing at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. We always receive a hearty welcome when we walk through the doors of this 150-year-old family-run establishment.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 : Blarney Stone

This morning at Blarney Castle you can kiss the fabled stone and be rewarded with the gift of gab. Then view some of Ireland’s largest collections of Waterford Crystal and Belleek China at Blarney Woollen Mills Store and have time to pick up some items to remember the journey. Then at the stunning Rock of Cashel, we learn about the rise of this majestic castle, once the assembly place of kings and, later, the church. We overnight in Kilkenny.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 : Kilkenny

We start the day at Kilkenny Castle. This palace was originally built to guard against crossings from the River Nore in the 13th century. Explore the medieval city’s narrow winding streets at leisure, then visit the National Design & Craft Center, or enjoy lunch at a local pub. We return to Dublin for the next three nights.


Day 8 : Dublin

This morning learn to pour the perfect pint at the Guinness Storehouse and have an opportunity to taste the hearty Irish brew. Our lunch today is at Merchant's Arch Pub. Between courses, storytellers and musicians entertain us with tales and songs of Irelands rich history and culture. The afternoon is yours to explore Dublin as you please.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Game Day!

Today we head to legendary Aviva stadium where we watch the Aer Lingus College Football Classic Game in the Touchdown Club, a shared suite that boasts panoramic views of the stadium and field. Your game package includes early admission to the suite, a premium game ticket and lanyard, all-day gourmet grazing menus and post-game snacks, a commemorative game-day program, and a VIP guest wallet with invitation. In-suite TV viewing and game highlight replay are also available. After an exciting game we enjoy our last night in Dublin.


Day 10 : Fond Farewells


Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotel
  • $100 Loyalty Credit for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 1 night at deluxe accommodations in the Dublin area
  • 1 night at The Savoy Hotel in Limerick
  • 2 nights at the Killarney Plaza Hotel & Spa in Killarney
  • 1 night at the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny
  • 3 nights at deluxe accommodations in the Dublin area

Attractions & Highlights

  • Panoramic Dublin city tour
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Bunratty Folk Park
  • Charming village of Adare featuring thatched roof cottages
  • Jaunting cart ride through Killarney National Park
  • Scenic Ring of Kerry drive
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills Store
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Kilkenny Castle tour
  • Guinness Storehouse & tasting
  • Nebraska vs Northwestern game at Aviva Stadium in shared hospitality suite
    • All day gourmet grazing menus and post-game snacks
    • Open bar 2 hours pre-game, during game, & 1 hour post-game
    • Premium padded seats directly outside the suite on level 4

14 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Daily deluxe breakfasts
  • Evening castle banquet
  • Kate Kearney’s Cottage Irish Evening
  • Irish Folklore & Music lunch

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Final Payment Date: 05/16/2022

Departure Cities

KOLN/KGIN TV Pickup Locations:

Aurora, NE - Ken's Budget Host Motel

Grand Island, NE - Quality Inn & Conf Center

Omaha, NE - Eppley Airfield

Lincoln, NE - Country Inn & Suites

York, NE - BW Plus York Hotel & Conference Center

Kevin Sjuts

Kevin is an award-winning sportscaster that has been working at KOLN-KGIN-TV for more than a decade. Kevin joined the 10/11 Sports team in 2005 as the Weekend Sports Anchor and soon earned the title of Sports Director. Kevin graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

During his time at 10/11, Kevin has won numerous awards including NSMA Nebraska Sportscaster of the Year in 2013 and 2017. He’s also been recognized by the Associated Press and Nebraska Broadcasters Association, in which he’s received the Gold Award for Best Sportscast in the state five times.

Kevin enjoys attending sporting events at all levels – from professional to college to high school. Kevin is married to former Nebraska volleyball player Michelle Lynch. They have three children: Bella, Paxon, and Kale.

Join Kevin and 10/11 News viewers on this wonderful trip.