Our first visit to Ireland. We chose Peter Sommer Travels as our tour operator given previous experiences with them. The tour itinerary had been thoroughly researched prior to commencement, the hotels extremely comfortable, mostly country houses and the restaurants, whether in the hotels or stand alone, offering a range of fares, from haute cuisine to country kitchen, all worthy of a return visit and high recommendation. The coach was immaculate and superbly comfortable. The two guides Siobhan and Heinrich , both academics, are superbly versed in their subjects and able to impart their knowledge to their audience in a manner which maintained interest and was suitably peppered with humour. They also hosted the group in an exemplary manner at the dinner table and structured the daily itineraries to afford the guests personal space and comfort.