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Posted 23 February 2017 - 10:27 AM

Celtic Crossings and Celtic Tours World Vacations proudly present Dr Gearoid’s 2017 Irish History and Heritage Tour August 1-10, 2017 (10 DAYS) ~Living History and Heritage~Music~Archeology~Natural History~Cultural Traditions~

 

 

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 playerGearóid 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:  RESERVATION FORM: Dr Gearoid’s History and Heritage Tour of Ireland Aug 1-10, 2017 

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EMAIL US TODAY! CelticTours World Vacations’ Custom Tour # 89841

 

 

Irish History and Heritage Tour Highlights–

·       Travel with Ireland’s noted cultural historian, author and award-winning traditional musician

·       Meet locals and enjoy expert-led excursions

·       Discover spectacular natural beauty

·       Enjoy nightly musical sessions and private recitals

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

·       Immerse yourself in rich culture and heritage

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

·       Enjoy nightly musical sessions and recitals

TIME TO EXPLORE

·       Learn about the extraordinary events of 1916, which placed Ireland on the road to independence from Britain

·       Stand at the edge of the 702 foot high Cliffs of Moher

·       Walk around the semi circular stone fort of Dún Aonghasa, on the island of Inis Mór.

·       Imagine the Irish who lived at the hilltop from c.1500 BC

·       Visit the castle of the Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley

·       Spend time in Craggaunowen – a interactive heritage site revealing Irish life in the Iron Age

·       Engage with ancient Irish archaeology at Caherconnell Stone Fort–which dates to Viking invasions

·       Encounter dramatic shadows of the Great Famine (1850) –which caused a million deaths and a million to across the ocean

MAGNIFICENT NATURAL SCENERY

·       Experience the breathtaking Burren karst landscape–a cracked lunar bedrock of glacial-era limestone, with cliffs and caves, fossils and rock formations

·       Ponder the iconic megalithic tomb at Poulnabrone dating from the Neolithic period–one of Ireland’s most photographed archaeological sites

·       Climb the gravelly incline of Ireland’s sacred mountain, Croagh Patrick, or rest at Teach na Miasa visitor centre to watch others follow in St Patrick’s footsteps

·       Wind around the Ring of Kerry –beautiful mountains, lakes and hidden vistas

·       Explore archaeological monuments along the Dingle Peninsula, which National Geographic Traveler once described as “the most beautiful place on earth.”

·       Behold the 1200-year-old Gallarus Oratory–an early Christian stone church and rare prehistoric Fahan Beehive Huts

·       Cruise along the majestic River Corrib onto Lough Corrib, the Irish Republic’s largest lake,  past castles and various sites of historical and cultural interest

ENJOY LOCAL IRISH COMMUNITIES

·       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 Band–Ireland’s oldest continually surviving dance band

·       Explore Galway City, European Capital of Culture (2020)

·       Meet local artists and craft designers

·       Be welcomed as a royal visitor at Bunratty Castle’s famed medieval banquet and theatrical performance

·       Visit Claddagh Village–inspiration for the timeless Claddagh Ring

·       Savor locally sourced cuisine and perhaps try your hand at scavenging for nutritional seaweed

·       And much more!  See the complete itinerary and your reservation form

 

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS provided by CelticTours World Vacations (Albany, NY) 

 

CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATION FORM

CONTACT

·       Jeanne Orenstein, Celtic TourS (Albany, NY)

·       518-862-0042 x310  Email: jeanneo@celtictours.com

·       EMAIL US TODAY! CelticTours World Vacations’ Custom Tour # 89841

RATES INCLUDE:

·       9 nights hotel accommodations

·       9 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

 

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