Is Ireland a Callin’?; Tour Ireland In 2019 With The Chamber Of Commerce

Friday, September 14, 2018
The Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce will hold an informational meeting on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 5:30 p.m., at the Chamber office, in Village Green, 225 Keith Street SW, to learn more about a Chamber sponsored trip to Ireland in October of 2019 with Collette and Outland Travel. 

"Experience all of the charms of this enchanted country, including its welcoming people. Journey from vibrant and history-filled Dublin, across rolling green hills to the dramatic coast, experience all of Ireland’s charm on this magical tour of the Emerald Isle.
Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry and panoramic view of the Atlantic from the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. See sheepdogs in action on a working farm and explore historic Rock of Cashel. Tour beautiful Killarney and enjoy a selection of fine dining," officials said.

Travelers will be completely immersed in the culture of Ireland on this eight-day trip with an Oct. 23, 2019 departure date. Representatives from Collette and Outland will join the meeting to go over specific information and travel plans. Registration for the information meeting is not required, but is requested. Use the Chamber’s online event calendar to register at www.clevelandchamber.com. To learn more about this event contact, Bernadette Douglas, executive vice president with the Chamber, at 423-472-6587 or bdouglas@clevelandchamber.com. 


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