14 Day The Best of Ireland

Tauck Tour starting in Dublin and finishing in Dublin

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Tauck's 14 Day The Best of Ireland. Immerse in Irish culture on our grand two-week Ireland tours... featuring stays at country estates, lakeside resorts and a historic city-center hotel on travels that take you to Dublin, Belfast, Giant's Causeway, Derry, Enniskillen, Donegal Town,...read more
Overview
Operator: Tauck
Type: Tour (Premium)
Max Group Size: 44
Duration: 14 Days
From: Dublin to Dublin
Tour Code: IR
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Ireland, Northern Ireland
Our Price From:
$ 8,490
Per Person ($AU)
Day By Day
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1
Arrive Dublin
Tour begins: 6:00 PM, Conrad Dublin. A transfer is included upon your arrival from Dublin Airport to Conrad Dublin. We invite you to join us this evening for a welcome reception and dinner at your hotel. Stay Two Nights: Conrad Dublin (D)
2
Dublin
Sightseeing today in Ireland's capital city takes you to Phoenix Park and Victorian St. Stephen's Green; drive down O'Connell Street, and see the Lord Mayor's residence. A highlight of your explorations is a visit to Trinity College and the Book of Kells. The afternoon is free for you to explore Dublin as you please. (B)
3
Belfast
Head to Northern Ireland and the vibrant capital of Belfast for a day that begins with a visit to the Titanic Quarter to experience Titanic Belfast, an award-winning interactive museum, followed by a guided city tour. This evening, a special treat - a nine-course Titanic tasting menu dinner in the sumptuous Great Room of The Merchant Hotel, honoring the ship's grand style. Stay Two Nights: The Merchant Hotel (B/L/D)
4
Belfast
Depart Belfast and travel the spectacular Antrim Coast Road, one of the world's most scenic drives, through the haunting Glens of Antrim. Arrive in the town of Bushmills; lunch is served up with a warm welcome and a "fire that is always lit," a tradition at the Bushmills Inn whose origins date back to 1608. Explore the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; over 40,000 symmetrical basalt columns lead from coastal cliffs to the sea; return to Belfast for an evening at leisure. (B/L)
5
Enniskillen
Explore Derry on a walking tour with a local guide. In nearby Omagh, visit the Ulster American Folk Park, where you will hear the stories of three centuries of Irish emigrants who left the Emerald Isle to build new lives in North America. Spend two nights at a lakeside resort. Stay Two Nights: Lough Erne Golf Resort (B/L/D)
6
Enniskillen
You have a choice today - spend the day in the magnificent Fermanagh Lakelands or, if you wish, join us for a visit to the market town of Belleek. Tour the famed porcelain factory where you'll meet craftspeople using techniques handed down from generation to generation. Arrive in the town of Enniskillen midday and return to your resort in the afternoon. (B/D)
7
Galway
Depart Northern Ireland for the foothills of Benbulben Mountain, "Yeats Country." Stop in the village of Drumcliffe to see the final resting place of poet W. B. Yeats, then arrive in thriving, eclectic Galway City where you'll have some free time to explore before arriving at your luxury lakeside estate hotel. Stay Two Nights: Glenlo Abbey Hotel (B/L/D)
8
Galway
Travel out into the countryside today and visit lakeside Kylemore Abbey; built in the late 19th century as a private residence, the estate is now home to a prestigious boarding school for girls, a Gothic church and Victorian gardens. After lunch at Kylemore Abbey, return to Glenlo Abbey Hotel Galway where the remainder of the day is free to enjoy as you wish. (B/L/D)
9
Ennis
The dramatic Cliffs of Moher soar up to 702 ft. above the ocean along Ireland's "Wild Atlantic Way" - and they are your first visit today. Spend time in the town of Ennis, then it's on to the 18th-century Old Ground Hotel, built as a private mansion. Stay: Old Ground Hotel (B/D)
10
Killarney
Visit a working dairy farm today to learn firsthand about Ireland's important agribusiness pursuits, and enjoy a light Irish lunch and stories. Then it's on to Killarney for a guided visit to Muckross House, a lakeshore 19th-century Victorian mansion in Killarney National Park. Stay Two Nights: Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa (B/L/D)
11
Killarney
Today is devoted to the natural beauty of the Iveragh Peninsula, known as the Ring of Kerry. On a drive 'round the Ring, drink in the scenes of sandy beaches, mountains, lakes and cliffs, old oak forests and bogs. The country's highest peak, Corrán Tuathail, reigns over Killarney National Park, at the peninsula's heart. Along the way, history waxes and wanes in the ruins of ancient monasteries, castles and forts - and small villages, like seaside Waterville, where quiet and warmth are a way of life bring the scenery's dramatic scale down to earth. Enjoy legendary Irish hospitality tonight when you dine at the charming Rozzer's Restaurant. (B/L/D)
12
Thomastown
The Jameson Experience in County Cork is a journey through Irish whiskey making, past and present - complete with a tasting! Following a local lunch that provides a true taste of Ireland, continue on to Mount Juliet hotel in the heart of Kilkenny. Stay Two Nights: Mount Juliet Hotel (B/L/D)
13
Thomastown
You'll discover that Ireland's antiquities tell the tales of days gone by... and today's visit to the ruins of the Cistercian Jerpoint Abbey introduces some remarkable medieval architectural artifacts. Take a guided walking tour of Kilkenny, world-renowned as a center for craft and design, for insights into the Black Abbey, Rothe House and Kilkenny Castle. Mount Juliet is one of Ireland's finest sporting estates, and you'll have an opportunity to take advantage of some outstanding leisure activities today. Your two-week Ireland sojourn ends when you join us this evening for a farewell dinner and reception. (B/D)
14
Depart Dublin
Tour ends: Dublin. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from Conrad Dublin to Dublin Airport. Allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in at the airport. (B)
1
Arrive Dublin
Tour begins: 6:00 PM, Conrad Dublin. A transfer is included upon your arrival from Dublin Airport to Conrad Dublin. We invite you to join us this evening for a welcome reception and dinner at your hotel. Stay Two Nights: Conrad Dublin (D)
2
Dublin
Sightseeing today in Ireland's capital city takes you to Phoenix Park and Victorian St. Stephen's Green; drive down O'Connell Street, and see the Lord Mayor's residence. A highlight of your explorations is a visit to Trinity College and the Book of Kells. The afternoon is free for you to explore Dublin as you please. (B)
3
Belfast
Head to Northern Ireland and the vibrant capital of Belfast for a day that begins with a visit to the Titanic Quarter to experience Titanic Belfast, an award-winning interactive museum, followed by a guided city tour. This evening, a special treat - a nine-course Titanic tasting menu dinner in the sumptuous Great Room of The Merchant Hotel, honoring the ship's grand style. Stay Two Nights: The Merchant Hotel (B/L/D)
4
Belfast
Depart Belfast and travel the spectacular Antrim Coast Road, one of the world's most scenic drives, through the haunting Glens of Antrim. Arrive in the town of Bushmills; lunch is served up with a warm welcome and a "fire that is always lit," a tradition at the Bushmills Inn whose origins date back to 1608. Explore the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; over 40,000 symmetrical basalt columns lead from coastal cliffs to the sea; return to Belfast for an evening at leisure. (B/L)
5
Enniskillen
Explore Derry on a walking tour with a local guide. In nearby Omagh, visit the Ulster American Folk Park, where you will hear the stories of three centuries of Irish emigrants who left the Emerald Isle to build new lives in North America. Spend two nights at a lakeside resort. Stay Two Nights: Lough Erne Golf Resort (B/L/D)
6
Enniskillen
You have a choice today - spend the day in the magnificent Fermanagh Lakelands or, if you wish, join us for a visit to the market town of Belleek. Tour the famed porcelain factory where you'll meet craftspeople using techniques handed down from generation to generation. Arrive in the town of Enniskillen midday and return to your resort in the afternoon. (B/D)
7
Galway
Depart Northern Ireland for the foothills of Benbulben Mountain, "Yeats Country." Stop in the village of Drumcliffe to see the final resting place of poet W. B. Yeats, then arrive in thriving, eclectic Galway City where you'll have some free time to explore before arriving at your luxury lakeside estate hotel. Stay Two Nights: Glenlo Abbey Hotel (B/L/D)
8
Galway
Travel out into the countryside today and visit lakeside Kylemore Abbey; built in the late 19th century as a private residence, the estate is now home to a prestigious boarding school for girls, a Gothic church and Victorian gardens. After lunch at Kylemore Abbey, return to Glenlo Abbey Hotel Galway where the remainder of the day is free to enjoy as you wish. (B/L/D)
9
Ennis
The dramatic Cliffs of Moher soar up to 702 ft. above the ocean along Ireland's "Wild Atlantic Way" - and they are your first visit today. Spend time in the town of Ennis, then it's on to the 18th-century Old Ground Hotel, built as a private mansion. Stay: Old Ground Hotel (B/D)
10
Killarney
Visit a working dairy farm today to learn firsthand about Ireland's important agribusiness pursuits, and enjoy a light Irish lunch and stories. Then it's on to Killarney for a guided visit to Muckross House, a lakeshore 19th-century Victorian mansion in Killarney National Park. Stay Two Nights: Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa (B/L/D)
11
Killarney
Today is devoted to the natural beauty of the Iveragh Peninsula, known as the Ring of Kerry. On a drive 'round the Ring, drink in the scenes of sandy beaches, mountains, lakes and cliffs, old oak forests and bogs. The country's highest peak, Corrán Tuathail, reigns over Killarney National Park, at the peninsula's heart. Along the way, history waxes and wanes in the ruins of ancient monasteries, castles and forts - and small villages, like seaside Waterville, where quiet and warmth are a way of life bring the scenery's dramatic scale down to earth. Enjoy legendary Irish hospitality tonight when you dine at the charming Rozzer's Restaurant. (B/L/D)
12
Thomastown
The Jameson Experience in County Cork is a journey through Irish whiskey making, past and present - complete with a tasting! Following a local lunch that provides a true taste of Ireland, continue on to Mount Juliet hotel in the heart of Kilkenny. Stay Two Nights: Mount Juliet Hotel (B/L/D)
13
Thomastown
You'll discover that Ireland's antiquities tell the tales of days gone by... and today's visit to the ruins of the Cistercian Jerpoint Abbey introduces some remarkable medieval architectural artifacts. Take a guided walking tour of Kilkenny, world-renowned as a center for craft and design, for insights into the Black Abbey, Rothe House and Kilkenny Castle. Mount Juliet is one of Ireland's finest sporting estates, and you'll have an opportunity to take advantage of some outstanding leisure activities today. Your two-week Ireland sojourn ends when you join us this evening for a farewell dinner and reception. (B/D)
14
Depart Dublin
Tour ends: Dublin. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from Conrad Dublin to Dublin Airport. Allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in at the airport. (B)
Tauck Inclusions
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Journey Highlights
  • Journey through the Irish wilds of Connemara & along the spectacular coastal scenery of Northern Ireland's Antrim Coast Road
  • Travel to the Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher & Giants Causeway
  • Belfast's award-winning Titanic Belfast interactive museum & a sumptuous 9-course Titanic Tasting dinner at The Merchant Hotel
  • Accommodations at country estates, lakeside resorts and a historic city-center hotel
  • Learning – at an Irish farm, the Belleek Pottery factory & the Ulster American Folk Park
  • Discover the history of Irish whiskey at The Jameson Experience
  • Visits to castles, abbeys, walled cities & a graveyard with stories to tell, history to reveal
  • Two nights in Dublin to explore centuries of history found in its parks, streets, & pubs
Trip Inclusions
  • Your tour is conducted by a professional, fully trained Tauck Director who remains with the group throughout the tour.
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • Service charges, gratuities to local guides, admission fees, taxes & porterage
  • Complimentary basic Internet where available in hotel rooms (service levels are not guaranteed).
  • Air-conditioned motor coaches for your comfort.
Included Meals
  • This tour provides a variety of dining experiences, and may include buffets, à-la-carte dining and set menus.
  • 32 meals (13 breakfasts, 8 lunches & 11 dinners)
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
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  • Preview itineraries and inclusions are based on the 2018 season and are subject to change at full brochure release.
Journey Highlights
  • Journey through the Irish wilds of Connemara & along the spectacular coastal scenery of Northern Ireland's Antrim Coast Road
  • Travel to the Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher & Giants Causeway
  • Belfast's award-winning Titanic Belfast interactive museum & a sumptuous 9-course Titanic Tasting dinner at The Merchant Hotel
  • Accommodations at country estates, lakeside resorts and a historic city-center hotel
  • Learning – at an Irish farm, the Belleek Pottery factory & the Ulster American Folk Park
  • Discover the history of Irish whiskey at The Jameson Experience
  • Visits to castles, abbeys, walled cities & a graveyard with stories to tell, history to reveal
  • Two nights in Dublin to explore centuries of history found in its parks, streets, & pubs
Trip Inclusions
  • Your tour is conducted by a professional, fully trained Tauck Director who remains with the group throughout the tour.
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • Service charges, gratuities to local guides, admission fees, taxes & porterage
  • Complimentary basic Internet where available in hotel rooms (service levels are not guaranteed).
  • Air-conditioned motor coaches for your comfort.
Included Meals
  • This tour provides a variety of dining experiences, and may include buffets, à-la-carte dining and set menus.
  • 32 meals (13 breakfasts, 8 lunches & 11 dinners)
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.
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Saturday
04 May 2019
Friday
17 May 2019

8,490

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8,490

per person

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Saturday
11 May 2019
Friday
24 May 2019

8,490

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18 May 2019
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31 May 2019

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25 May 2019
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07 Jun 2019

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01 Jun 2019
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14 Jun 2019

8,740

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08 Jun 2019
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21 Jun 2019

8,740

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8,740

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15 Jun 2019
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28 Jun 2019

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22 Jun 2019
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05 Jul 2019

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29 Jun 2019
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12 Jul 2019

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06 Jul 2019
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19 Jul 2019

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13 Jul 2019
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26 Jul 2019

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20 Jul 2019
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02 Aug 2019

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27 Jul 2019
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09 Aug 2019

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03 Aug 2019
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16 Aug 2019

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10 Aug 2019
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23 Aug 2019

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17 Aug 2019
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30 Aug 2019

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24 Aug 2019
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06 Sep 2019

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31 Aug 2019
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13 Sep 2019

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07 Sep 2019
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20 Sep 2019

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14 Sep 2019
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27 Sep 2019

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21 Sep 2019
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04 Oct 2019

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28 Sep 2019
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11 Oct 2019

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04 May 2019
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17 May 2019

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Saturday
11 May 2019
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24 May 2019

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18 May 2019
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31 May 2019

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25 May 2019
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07 Jun 2019

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01 Jun 2019
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14 Jun 2019

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Saturday
08 Jun 2019
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21 Jun 2019

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15 Jun 2019
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28 Jun 2019

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Saturday
22 Jun 2019
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05 Jul 2019

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Saturday
29 Jun 2019
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12 Jul 2019

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Saturday
06 Jul 2019
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19 Jul 2019

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13 Jul 2019
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26 Jul 2019

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Saturday
20 Jul 2019
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02 Aug 2019

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Saturday
27 Jul 2019
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09 Aug 2019

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Saturday
03 Aug 2019
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16 Aug 2019

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10 Aug 2019
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23 Aug 2019

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Saturday
17 Aug 2019
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30 Aug 2019

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24 Aug 2019
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06 Sep 2019

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Saturday
31 Aug 2019
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13 Sep 2019

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Saturday
07 Sep 2019
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20 Sep 2019

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Saturday
14 Sep 2019
Friday
27 Sep 2019

10,834

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10,834

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Saturday
21 Sep 2019
Friday
04 Oct 2019

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10,834

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Saturday
28 Sep 2019
Friday
11 Oct 2019

10,834

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10,834

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