Dream tour of Ireland with
Join Niamh Parsons as she travels across Ireland, visiting all the beauty of the country and performing at
quaint music venues
02-08 June 2024
PRIVATE COACH AND DRIVER
LOCAL TOUR GUIDE / HISTORIAN
6 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION IN EXCLUSIVE GUEST HOUSES, BOUTIQUE HOTELS + CASTLES
FULL IRISH BREAKFAST EACH MORNING
LUNCH OR DINNER MOST DAYS
ENTRANCE FEES INTO HISTORIC SITES
ENTRANCE FEES INTO SCHEDULED MUSIC EVENTS featuring NIAMH AND OTHERS!
Numbers strictly limited to 25 to ensure a full, personal experience!
“... ‘a songstress like her comes along once or twice in a generation.’.”
— Archie Fisher, the great Scottish balladeer
Stay in boutique hotels, castles and beautiful guest houses
Visit the beautiful, historic sites of Ireland, including The Burren, ancient castles and more!
Enjoy Irish music and experience traditional Irish sessions and songwriter collaborations in quaint Irish listening venues!
Spend time along with Niamh and guests in a most unique setting, in one of the most beautiful and friendly countries in the world!
(subject to change)
02 June, SUN
Arrive in Dublin Airport – Meet and greet the tour guide and travel the short distance up the road to County Meath, where we will explore the Boyne Valley Region.
We will visit Trim Castle - the largest and best preserved Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Few places in Ireland contain more medieval buildings than this heritage town. Trim gets its name from the Irish, ‘Baile Atha Troim’, which means ‘Town of the Ford of the Elder Trees’, indicating that this was an important fording point on the River Boyne.
Before re-boarding the bus, there’s time to shop at Trim’s local craft shop.
A short drive to the nearby town of Navan, and check into the hotel, where we relax and refresh.
We will stay overnight at the beautiful Bellinteer House. On the banks of the River Boyne, this upscale hotel occupies a splendid Georgian mansion, built about 1750. The Palladium-style house was designed by Richard Castle for John Preston, grandfather of the first Lord Tara.
03 June, MON
After a sumptuous Irish breakfast, we check out of Bellinteer House and visit Newgrange - a prehistoric monument located on a rise overlooking the River Boyne, It is an exceptionally grand passage tomb built during the Neolithic Period, around 3200 BC, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids!
Accommodation and music performance with Niamh (venue tbc)
04 June, TUE
We will travel westward, taking in the beautiful sights of the border counties of Cavan / Monaghan / Leitrim / Sligo
Tonight’s overnight accommodation <tbc> located in the beautiful county of Sligo on the route of the world-famous Wild Atlantic Way.
At night, enjoy Niamh performing live (venue tbc)
05 June WED
After we enjoy a well-prepared breakfast, we head west to County Mayo and arrive in the lovely seaside heritage town of Westport. Tonight we will stay in the beautiful Knockranny House Hotel - Just a short walk from the town centre, and set in secluded grounds on a hillside, this luxury hotel stands proudly overlooking the picturesque town of Westport and enjoys breathtaking views of Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay’s islands to the west and the Nephin Mountains to the north.
Tonight, after dinner, we go with Niamh to the famous Matt Molloy's (of the world famous Irish band The Chieftains) pub for a traditional Irish session. One never knows who will turn up. Matt Molloy himself is often on site and joins in the nightly session!
06 June THURS
Today we head to the medieval midlands town of Athlone.
We will visit Athlone Castle and the self-proclaimed ‘oldest pub in Ireland’ Sean’s Bar. Whether it’s truly the oldest or not, there’s always a good atmosphere and a great pint of Guinness pulled!
We will continue on to Dublin, and attend one of the many Irish traditional sessions in the City Centre.
Overnight accommodation: tbc
07 June FRI
After breakfast, visit the magnificent, medieval Malahide Castle and Gardens, parts of which date back to the 12th century. The wonderful Avoca store, cafe and food market is located in the Visitor Centre.
After the Castle, have the rest of the day to yourself in Dublin for shopping and sightseeing (Joe, our tour guide will happily advise and facilitate whatever specific spots you may want to visit.
In the Evening time we will go with Niamh over to join in at An Góilín Traditional Singers club located at The Teachers Club, Parnell Square. You might even give it a go yourself!
08 June SAT
Final morning to start the day with a full Irish breakfast , then check out of the hotel and we say goodbye until next time….!
CUSTOMARY GRATUITIES FOR TOUR GUIDE AND DRIVER NOT INCLUDED.
FURTHER DETAILS TO FOLLOW!
Deposit due upon booking:
just €350 deposit per person
TOTAL PACKAGE PRICE: €3495 p/p/s, Based on double or twin sharing. Singles available, subject to supplement of €420.
Final payment due end of Feb 2024. Enquire about payment plans.
THIS IS A LAND PACKAGE ONLY.
FLIGHTS/ AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.
TOUR BEGINS AND ENDS IN DUBLIN <coach picks up on first morning of tour at arrivals hall in Dublin Airport and ends in Dublin on final morning at end of tour>
Price quoted in Euros Due to currency fluctuation, the dollar rate cannot be guaranteed and subject to change until time of final payment.
Further information at
IrelandAlongTheWay@gmail.com PH: 615-955-4575