History and Heritage of Ireland Tour

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

Author, FLOWING TIDES–History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape (Oxford Univ Press, 2016) and SHORT HISTORY OF IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC (O’Brien Press, Dublin)


Space is limited to 25 participants

–Reserve by January 15 to SAVE $300! 

→Immerse  yourself in the rich 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. (SEE ‘Meet Your Guide’)

Dr Gearóid is author of ‘Flowing Tides– History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape’ – 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.

→ Explore Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, Galway, Clare, Limerick and KerryWild 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
  • Enjoy nightly musical sessions and initmate recitals
  • 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
Celtic Tours 
1860 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: 518-862-0042×310
Email: jeanneo@celtictours.com

$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 Project, Quin Abbey, Bunratty Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher, Caherconnell Fort & Sheepdog demonstration, Aran Island Ferry, Aran Island tour, Dun Aonghasa, Kylemore Abbey (photo stop), Muckross House, Burren Museum, Lough Corrib Cruise and Galway Walking tour.
  • All transportation and sightseeing via deluxe touring motor coach
  • Tips and taxes on items included.

Meet  your History and Heritage of Ireland guide

Professor Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (Concordia University, Montréal)

→Listen to this August 2016 interview with radio host Pat Flynn of CLARE-FM

→August 2016  Dr Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin (musical director) and The Clare Tracin’ Ensemble with Irish dancer James Devine at Ireland’s Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann  (Glór Concert Theatre, Ennis, County Clare)

→November 2016 presentation at the McGill University Schulich School of Music

→November 2016 music set with Montréal’s Birds on a Wire String Quartet (performing O’Carolan’s Draught)