Dr Gearoid's Ireland

10 days / 9 nights   August 1-10, 2017

~Living History and Heritage~Music~Archeology~Natural History~Cultural Traditions~

Author, Flowing Tides–History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape (Oxford Univ Press, 2016)

SEE Itinerary-Dr Gearóid’s History and Heritage Tour Ireland (August 1-10, 2017 )

Reserve by January 15 to save $300!

~   Space is limited to 25 participants   ~

  • $2,995  USD per person sharing – if deposit made by Jan 15, 2017
  • $3,295  USD sharing – if deposit made after January 15, 2017
  • $700 USD single supplement – limited availability
  • Fares are for Ireland tour only –  Flights & insurance not included in price
  • Arrangements by Celtic Tours World Vacations (Albany, NY) – travel experts and family-owned company founded in 1972


→ Immerse  yourself in the rich cultural history and heritage of Ireland

→ Travel with Ireland’s noted cultural historian and award-winning traditional musician Dr Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin, Johnson Chair of Canadian Irish Studies at Concordia University in Montréal and formerly Smurfit Stone Professor of Irish Studies at UM-St Louis

Dr Gearóid is author of Flowing Tides– History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape’ (Oxford University Press, 2016)  a 200 year journey through the historical events and musical characters that shaped the beloved traditional music of County Clare from the Napoleon Wars down through Celtic Tiger. He is a fourth generation County Clare musician and former member of the legendary Kilfenora Céilí Band. (SEE ‘Get to Know Your Guide’)

Explore Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way (Galway, Clare, Limerick, Mayo, Connemara and Kerry)Wild Atlantic Way

Meet locals, taste authentic cuisine and enjoy expert-led excursions

→ Discover an country of spectacular natural beauty

→ Enjoy nightly musical sessions and private recitals

→ Explore a living history and heritage of Ireland, dating to the mesolithic period

Dr Gearóid’s History and Heritage Tour of Ireland

  • Learn useful Irish expressions– the oldest spoken language in western Europe
  • Step out for a traditional dance or try your hand at learning a simple tune on the traditional whistle
  • Meet members of the Kilfenora Céilí BandIreland’s oldest continually surviving dance band



PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS by Celtic Tours World Vacations (Albany, NY) Travel experts and family-owned company founded in 1972

Jeanne Orenstein
1860 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: 518-862-0042×310
Email: jeanneo@celtictours.com
*Please reference booking number: # 89841

$300 early bird discountRATES INCLUDE:

  • 9 nights hotel accommodations plus full breakfast daily (except day of arrival)
  • 4 hotel dinners plus Bunratty Castle Banquet
  • Admissions:
    • Cragganowen
    • Quin Abbey
    • Bunratty Folk Park
    • Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre
    • Caherconnell Fort & Sheepdog demonstration
    • Aran Island Ferry and island tour to Dun Aonghasa
    • Kylemore Abbey (photo stop)
    • Muckross House
    • Kilfenora Burren Museum
    • Lough Corrib Boat Cruise
    • Galway Walking tour
  • All transportation and sightseeing via deluxe touring motor coach
  • Tips and taxes on items included

Get to know your History and Heritage of Ireland guide

Professor Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin, born in Ennis, County Clare, is a leading Irish ethnomusicologist, author, musician and historian specialising in Irish music, diaspora, cultural and memory studies. A 5-time All Ireland Champion uilleann piper and concertina player, Gearóid has presented over 1,000 concerts on 4 continents during the past 30 years.  A prolific writer and tenured university professor, he is also a producer of The Clare Tracin’ Ensemble and a former member of Ireland’s legendary Kilfenora Céilí Band.

Click here to watch some of his recent lectures and performances.