Poets, Pipers, and Poisoned kings Mystery, mayhem and music flourished in ancient Ireland. Why else would Ireland’s best-known bards be awarded a seat of honour at the royal table? What power did they command or secrets keep? This privilege was no small event.  Ireland’s poets and composers could guarantee […]

Mayhem and Music in Ancient Ireland: Who murdered Owen Roe ...


Waterford
In 1997, we brought a group of friends for their first – and likely only – visit to Europe.  Per usual, our guide had impeccable qualifications, expertise in European history, languages, music and other cultural traditions.  We were in superb hands, trusted his advice and still today, that trip – the France portion, that is – […]

Does your Bucket have a Hole?




  How Travel helps you discover your Personal Truth *Inspired by the Winter Solstice   Ever since the invention of fire, families have huddled together in the flickering light eager for the telling of stories.  We gather around the Yule log, the campfire, the hearth, even the backyard barbecue, in search of the warmest […]

Travel to discover your Personal Truth


Dr Gearoid's Irish History and Heritage Tour
~Living History and Heritage~Music~Archeology~Natural History~Cultural Traditions~ Space is limited to 25 participants –Reserve by January 15 to SAVE $300!  $2,995 USD per person sharing– if deposit made by Jan 15, 2017 $3,295 USD sharing –reservations received after January 15, 2017 $700 USD single supplement (limited availability) →Immerse  yourself in the rich history and […]

History and Heritage of Ireland Tour


Cultural Heritage has been central to the mission of Celtic Crossings for 20 years. In fact, our slogan ‘Ceol agus Cultúr’ means ‘Music and Culture’. So when a close friend asked recently, “Hmm, what is cultural heritage and what’s the big deal?”  I was caught completely off guard. How often do we use expressions […]

Cultural Heritage-More than monuments and museums



Tomorrow Starts Today As Mark Twain famously said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do, than by the ones you did .” Don’t you think you should start planning? Let’s be honest for a moment. Are you putting off your dreams of adventure and […]

Tomorrow Starts Today, Start Planning!


2
VISIT IRELAND FOR the Peace and Quiet According to the World Health Organization, noise can cause significant health problems, including difficulty focusing and an inability to relax. Escape from the noise. Visit Ireland and reawaken your soul. Friendly and hospitable people:  There are even songs about Ireland’s famous warmth! (“When Irish eyes are smiling”)  People are the heart of […]

Visit Ireland-Top 10 Reasons


  FLOWING TIDES:  History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape AUTHOR: Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (Oxford University Press, New York, 2016) ISBN: 9780199380084  Flowing Tides explores 200 years of Irish history and the fascinating characters and events which shaped its musical traditions. Despite its isolation on the western edge of Europe, Ireland fills the music maps of […]

Flowing Tides (new book by Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin)



For many years, Celtic Crossings featured a series of curated Ireland itineraries to help groups design their own personal trips.   We have listed just few to show the range of interests visitors have when visiting Ireland.  Even if it is your first visit, it is really helpful to start with […]

Celtic Crossings Ireland itineraries (1997-2014)