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Duration: 11 Sep 2019 - 21 Sep 2019
Location: Wild Atlantic Way
Price: €2299
Single Suppliment Cost €395

‘There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t met yet’  W.B. Yeats


Stringletter Travel + Irish Music Tours Present a Traditional Irish Music Holiday

Welcome to Irish Music Tours, where we class everyone as our family and our family just keeps on growing. Over the next 11 days/10 nights, we will travel through the west coast of this beautiful island, taking in beautiful scenery, learning about the history, enjoying the music, and meeting the locals and hearing their life experiences growing up in this amazing and often tragic place. We’ll be joined on the tour by our very own musicians and we’ll have music everyday as we travel along. If you play music, bring your instrument if you can. We encourage you to participate and we’ll give you informal tuition to help you along.

If you don’t play, don’t worry, because you’re in for a treat. You can enjoy listening to some of the best musicians on the island of Ireland….and they’re on your coach for the duration of the tour!!!

Limited places available. Reserve your place now with a small deposit. Pay the balance in July 2019.

 

Why should you travel with us?

  • The musicians travel on the tour with the guests.
  • We’ll have a session each night of the tour in some of Ireland’s hidden musical gems.
  • Travel in complete luxury on our state of the art coaches.
  • There is no other tour operator can provide our service as we are firstly musicians.
  • We can guarantee you a holiday experience never to be forgotten.

Day 1 -11th September (Wednesday)

Meet at Dublin Airport. Travel by luxury coach to the heritage town of Ardara, Co. Donegal. Stay at The Nesbitt Arms Hotel. Enjoy an evening of traditional irish music.

 Day 2 – 12th September (Thursday)

Meet at 9.30am and travel to the Glencolumncille Folk Village. Here we get an insight into life in Ireland in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. From here we travel the short distance to Sliabh Liag Cliffs, the second highest sea cliffs in Europe. On our way back to Ardara we’ll stop off at the Sliabh Liag Distillery to get a tour of Donegal’s only working distillery. We make our way back to The Nesbitt Arms Hotel for dinner and afterwards, music in the world famous Nancy’s Bar.

 Day 3 – 13th September (Friday)

Meet at 9.30am. Travel to An Grainan of Aileach, a 1500 year old stone ring fort. This was the seat of power for the high chief of the O’Neill clan. From here we visit Glenveagh National Park and castle. Once owned by the McIlhenny family from the USA, it was donated to the irish people and preserved as a national monument. On our way home we’ll stop by Leo’s Tavern, the birthplace of irish super group, Clannad, and international female recording artist, Anya. After dinner tonight we’ll enjoy a session in the Beehive Bar, Ardara.

 Day 4 – 14th September (Saturday)

Meet at 9.30 and depart for Galway City. On route, we’ll stop off at the burial place of famous irish poet W.B. Yeats. Before reaching Galway, we’ll pay a visit to and get a tour of Oranmore Castle. This unique place is owned by Alec and Leonie Finn. Alec is the Bouzouki player with irish tradition music group, De Danann. After a few tunes in the great hall, we’ll make our way to our hotel in Galway City. Tonight your time is your own to explore this wonderful city full of award winning restaurants, pubs and street entertainment.

 Day 5 – 15th September (Sunday)

Meet at 9.30 and take a walking tour of Galway City. (Lasts approx. 1hr) After a few hours shopping we’ll meet for a few tunes in the world famous Naughton’s Bar. After dinner tonight you can enjoy a stroll along the water front of more music in the many bars.

 Day 6 – 16th September (Monday)

Meet at 9am. Today we travel to Dingle, Co. Kerry. On our way we’ll stop off at the Alwee Cave complex, an amazing cave system under the Connemara hills discovered just 50 years ago. From here we’ll visit the world famous Cliffs of Moher. Found in almost every postcard and calendar, these truly are Ireland’s number 1 tourist attraction. From here we’ll take the car ferry across the Shannon estuary to Co. Kerry and onwards to Dingle. After dinner tonight we’ll meet up with some old friends for some music stories and songs.

 Day 7 – 17th September (Tuesday)

Meet at 9.30am. Today we’ll take the costal drive around Slea Head to view some of the most stunning coastal views on the island of Ireland. On our way back we’ll stop off for a guided tour of The Dingle Distillery to see how the world famous Dingle Gin is made. After dinner, we’ll be joined by and old friend, Tommy O’Sullivan for some tunes and songs.

 Day 8 – 18th September (Wednesday)

Meet at 9am and travel to Killarney. We’ll visit Muckross House and gardens, part of the Killarney National Park. Once booked into our hotel we’ll visit Kate Kearny’s Cottage, Ireland’s oldest pub, before enjoying our evening meal and entertainment in the Danny Mann Hotel.

 Day 9 – 19th September (Thursday)

Meet at 9am. Today we’ll travel the world famous ‘Ring of Kerry’, experiencing some of the most beautiful scenery, historical landmarks and we’ll have a few tunes along the way. After dinner, we’ll enjoy a session by the fire in Murphy’s Bar.

 Day 10 – 20th September (Friday)

Meet 9am. We’ll travel to the famous town of Kilkenny, famous for it’s Smithwicks red ale and it’s castle and old medieval architecture. Following a tour of the castle, we’ve a few hours off to explore the cobble streets that house gift shops, restaurants and pubs. We’ll end the evening with a few tunes in Bollard’s Bar in the company of good friends for our final session.

 Day 11 – 21st September (Saturday)

Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and, after meeting at 9am, we’ll make our way back to Dublin. But first we’ll stop off at the the rock of Cashel and pay a visit to the Cashel Independent Museum which houses hundreds of artifacts from the War of Independence and Easter Rising. Drop off is at Dublin airport in the early afternoon.

 

 Included in price:

Services of a dedicated tour guide/musician.

Additional musician to travel with the group.

Hotel accommodation to include breakfast and evening meal.

All taxes and charges.

Luxury coach travel.

All ferry crossings.

Entrance to all tourist attractions.

 Not Included in price:

Flights.

Travel Insurance.

Alcohol

Lunch

Duration: 11 Sep 2019 - 21 Sep 2019
Location: Wild Atlantic Way
Price €2299
Single Suppliment Cost €395
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