8 Nights

Tom Sweeney is a genuine rarity in the field of Irish singing. His audiences range from four and five-year-olds right up to the thousands who regularly attend his performances on the stages of the U.S. and Canada’s premier Irish music festivals.

Along with brother Jimmy, the late Donegal fiddle player, P.V.O Donnell and fellow Omagh man, Brian Doherty, known collectively as Barley Bree, Tom spent nearly twenty years in Nova Scotia, Canada plying his musical trade.

Tom is considered by some to be one of the last of the true ballad singers because many of his songs have been handed down through a line of family singers. These include his mother, Mona, his uncle Tommy Makem and his maternal grandmother Sarah Makem, known as one of the world’s great source singers and even further back to his great-grandmother.

Our 8 Nights tour of Scotland & Ireland includes:

  • Deluxe motor coach for all transfers, Touring and Sightseeing
  • Services of a professional Tour Director throughout
  • First class hotel accommodations for Eight (8) nights: Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry (2), Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, Edinburgh (2), Grand Central Hotel, Belfast (1) The Marine Hotel, Ballycastle (2), Four Seasons Hotel, Carlingford (1)
  • Full Scottish or Irish Breakfast daily including the day of arrival.
  • Four (4) hotel dinners
  • Welcome cocktail reception & farewell dinner
  • Porterage at hotels throughout of 1 suitcase per person
  • Taxes and Service Charges on items included
  • Travel documents to include: luggage tags and daily itinerary

Tour Details:

TOUR PRICE$2459 per person based on Double Room Occupancy (Land Only)
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT$526 to be paid along with full per person tour price based on Sole Room Occupancy
START DATETour Commences Saturday 22nd September 2018 at Edinburgh Airport
END DATETour Finishes with Brack Tours on Sunday 30th September 2018 at Dublin Airport
WEARClothing (we recommend layered clothing, sensible walking shoes, rain jacket and carry bag for daily touring)


Sightseeing & Visitor Attractions

Blair Athol Distillery

Guided touring of Ben Nevis taking in Fort William, Ballachulish & Glencoe Visitor Centre with a local Scottish Guides

St Andrews

Royal Yacht Britannia

Edinburgh City Tour

Free time in Edinburgh City

Robert Burns Museum

Ferry from Cairnryan to Larne (Northern Ireland)

Antrim Coastline

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

Game of Thrones filming locations of Larrybane,  Ballintoy Harbour, Dunluce Castle, The Dark Hedges & Murlough Bay

Seamus Heaney Homeplace & Burial Site

Hill of O’Neill & Ranfurly House

Carlingford guided tour (with The Last Leprechaun Whisperer)

Optional Travel Protection
Gratuity to Tour Director

Tour Registration

For all tour registrations please fill out the booking form found on the right hand side of this webpage please also click the number of members that you will be signing up for. 

(please note that you will be able to choose a part payment option when checking out and will then be able to create an account to pay any future payments for your selected group tour package.)

To register for this tour and if paying by check please click here on the PDF icon below and download & print this registration form.

Upon doing this please mail check and registration form along to Brack Tours, 133 Washington Street #524 Dover, NH 03820

Day to Day Itinerary


Final Itinerary to be confirmed

Full touring itinerary to be finalised, for more information please email and a member of the team will be in contact.

21st September 2018 – Overnight Flight to Scotland

22nd & 23rd September 2018 – Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry

The Scottish Highlands, wild and rugged, have a timeless romantic quality. At their very heart, where the River Tummel flows to the Tay, sits the historic small town of Pitlochry.

The Atholl Palace Hotel, the epitome of Scottish Baronial splendour, stands overlooking wooded parkland grounds and the town to the surrounding hills. Originally opened as the Athole Hydropathic in Victorian times, the hotel retains many features of the traditional large country house, with bedroom facilities and standards which often exceed expectations and complement spacious, relaxing public areas.

24th & 25th September 2018 – Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, Edinburgh

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton is perfectly located in the centre of the city, on the famous Royal Mile, just a short stroll away from the iconic attractions, luxurious boutiques and an array of restaurants and pubs

Blending perfectly into the historic surroundings of the Royal Mile, Hilton Edinburgh Carlton is an iconic element of the city. The building dates back to 1900s and is part of the impressive North Bridge which links Edinburgh’s Old and New town together, giving you easy access to countless shopping, dining and entertainment.

26th September 2018 – Grand Central Hotel, Belfast

Hastings Grand Central is more than a hotel. It’s an ode to a city. Standing tall in Bedford Street, this impressive jewel fuses glamour and grandeur with a uniquely Belfast spirit. Perfectly placed in Belfast City. Just as Belfast is at the heart of the Grand Central, the Grand Central is at the heart of Belfast. Set in the up and coming Linen Quarter, the hotel is a spectacular hub for exploring Titanic Quarter’s history or Cathedral Quarter’s charming cobbled streets, pubs and eateries.

Theatre buffs, shopaholics and historians alike will all be spoiled for choice, with a host of options right on their doorstep. Conveniently located for all transport access, the Grand Central is perfectly placed for every city centre endeavour – from business to leisure and everything in between.

27th & 28th September 2018 The Marine Hotel, Ballycastle

There has been a hotel on the current seafront site for many years and it is a well-known landmark throughout Moyle and Giants Causeway area.

The hotel is run by General Manager Philip Murphy and is owned by Claire Hunter (a local business woman from Armoy), alongside her business partner, Colum McLornan. Together they have over 40 years’ of experience in the tourism industry running hotels throughout the world, from small 18 bedroom properties up to international 300-room resorts.

29th September 2018 Four Seasons Hotel, Carlingford

A Family run hotel located in the Heritage Village of Carlingford, Co. Louth, offering stunning views of Carlingford Lough and the Cooley Mountains. Just 1 hour drive from Dublin and Belfast and 15 mins drive from Dundalk & Newry, the hotel is easily accessible, just 15 mins off the M1 (Exit 18).

The Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford offers well-appointed accommodation; extensive leisure facilities; and a warm Irish Welcome. Making it one of the best hotels to visit in Co. Louth and the perfect location for a fantastic midweek or weekend break in Ireland for both leisure and corporate guests alike. Enjoy some of the many local attractions and activities in Carlingford including Hill Walking, Looped Walks, Heritage Trails, Golf at Greenore, Sailing, Fishing, Bird Watching, Horse Riding, Land and Water Adventure Sports and much more or just relax in a Traditional Irish Pub or Coffee Shop. Taste the great local produce and Seafood and wander through the old streets of this pretty Heritage Village.

30th September 2018 – Return flight to US

You bid farewell to the Emerald Isle as you board your flight back home.

All our coaches are Luxurious and ideal for a comfortable tour of Ireland. There is ample leg room and all seats recline.  The coaches are fully air conditioned and have a wc on board. There is a PA system on board so as not to miss a word of our knowledgeable and competent drivers/guides.

Luxury 49 Seat Executive Coach

  • 49 Reclining Seats
  • Full air conditioning
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • WC

Kerry Coaches 49 Seater

*Subject to Change depending on numbers going on tour *

Click here for more information on the tour transport

Thistle & Shamrock’s Tour With Tom Sweeney September 21st – 30th 2018

Land Tour Price

  • Land Tour Price $2459.00 per person – Based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement $526.00 (Book early limited availability) – Based on single occupancy & to be paid along with Full Tour Cost

Optional Travel Protection (rate based on maximum tour coverage of $4500)

  • Optional Travel Protection $242 (Based on double occupancy) per person
  • Optional Travel Protection $276 (Based on single occupancy) per person
  • If you require post or pre travel arrangements to Ireland please note that this insurance price will not cover your additional costs. To receive a quote to cover all your travel arrangements please email and a member of the Brack Tours team will be in contact.
  • CFAR (Cancel for any Reason) travel protection upgrade available upon request, for more information please contact a member of the Brack Tours team via email at

How To Join

  • To join this tour, complete the below registration form and send along with check deposit of $300 per person (and insurance fee if required) and make payable to Brack Tours or if paying by credit card please see below.

Deposits & Payments Schedule per person:

  • Deposit of $300.00 per person required at time of booking
  • Second Part Payment of $800 per person due by 24th April 2018
  • Final Payment due by 10th July 2018

If paying by check:

  • Complete the registration form
  • Make check payable to Brack Tours
  • Mail the form along with the check to : Brack Tours, 133 Washington Street #524 Dover, NH 03820

Tour Booking Code:

  • TSTTS18

Air Cancellation Penalties:

  • Air: 120 days prior to departure air is Non-refundable

Land Cancellation Penalties:

  • Land: 65 days or longer          Forfeit of deposit per person
  • Land: 64 & 46 days                   Forfeit 35%    Land Price  per person
  • Land: 45 & 16 days                   Forfeit 50%    Land Price per person
  • Land: 15 & day of departure   Forfeit 100%  Land Price  per person

Tour Registration

To register for this tour and if paying by check please click here on the PDF icon below and download & print this registration form.

Travel Protection Policy Details

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