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Thanks for considering a Tour of Ireland with me !
In AUGUST 2020, I'll be co-leading (with my son, Jackson) an "Activities"- Walking and Music Tour for the first time. Read more below-
In late JUNE 2021, I'll be leading a standard Inishfree Music tour-- scroll further below for the basic outline of the traditional Inishfree Tour !
Spots still available for 2020:
AUGUST 4- 12
We're introducing an Inishfree 'Adventure'
Tour-- for those people interested in a more rigorous- physical daytime event schedule. We'll be doing some wonderful dayhikes, we might be cycling the Great Western Greenway- The Greenway traverses Ireland’s Atlantic coast between Westport town and Achill Island and visits the picturesque villages of Newport and Mulranny (Mallaranny). It passes by some of the West of Ireland’s most dramatic mountains and offers magnificent views of Clew Bay and its many islands....we may be sea-kayaking into caves off of Achill Island.....we're working on creating an active tour of Ireland - in the daytime- while maintaining Inishfree's reputation for giving guests some of the richest musicical experiences on a near-nightly basis. Jackson Grimm- son of Tim, and fine musician in his own right, will co-lead this tour. Jackson's background is in outdoor leadership, adventure camping and climbing. Becuse of high-season travel and some added expenditures, the Adventure Tour costs are slightly higher-- $2700 per person (dbl occupancy), $3200 single. If you think you're up for this particular tour-- please contact me ! Counties Donegal, Kerry and Clare !
JUNE 24- JULY 3 (southern tour)
September 2013 was my first trip over. We had a great group from 4-5 states and a remarkable Irish tour guide. It is a delightful way to see the southwest of Ireland-- really get a great taste of Irish music, history and culture. I've led groups in '14,'15 ,'16, and '17 and we've had guests from across America-- as well as guests from Germany and The Netherlands.
BELOW IS A BASIC OUTLINE... Please let me know if you might have interest in joining me ! I can communicate with you individually about details- send a tentative itinerary and I'll put you in contact with our US liaison- Vicki Belinoski. For now-- read on-- and here's hoping that you choose to join us for an unforgettable journey !.... Best Wishes, Tim-
Our tours are for people who don't like tours. You'll experience the best music and scenery, and will be steeped in the rich Irish culture and history. Ireland has a rhythm of its own and, when followed, magic happens. Our tours run 9 days and nights. We bring 15-22 guests and travel in small luxury coaches. Each tour visits three counties for three days and nights each staying in small quality hotels. By day we visit surrounding ancient sites, stone circles, ring forts, fishing villages, beaches, heritage centers, and more. Leaders often bring their musical instruments for an occasional song along the way. We return to our hotel each afternoon, freshen up, have dinner, and and by night we take in music with Irish songwriters, poets, and traditional musicians at traditional 'sessions' of fiddles, penny whistles, guitars, box accordions, tenor banjos, playing jigs, reels, and songs.
The tours are very relaxed and flexible. Guests come from all across the US. and Canada. Our groups tend to get very close making life long friendships.
Cost covers nine nights lodging, the luxury coach, all breakfasts, three group dinners, music, island ferries, and heritage centers. Guests pay for their flight, lunches, six dinners, drinks and tips. All tours begin at Shannon Airport, SNN, 30 miles north of Limerick in west Ireland.
Here is a nice YouTube link of some of the places we visit in Ireland. Blackie, the piper, is a friend of ours and plays for many of our groups in Doolin County Clare. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uTxitmHzy0
For more info (including itinerary) please contact:
Vicki Belinoski (Innishfree Tour coordinator)- email@example.com
and/or- send me a note !
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