May
Month
8 Nights
Duration

Ballads, Bays & Byroads Hosted by

Tom Sweeney, Kevin Evans & Brian Doherty

May 18th – 27th 2023

(please note that tour pricing is based in Euros €)

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.

Kevin Evans & Brian Doherty have entertained audiences from Waterford, Ireland to New Waterford, Cape Breton, from Berlin to Boston and from Nova Scotia to New Zealand. They are first-rate musicians, singers, songwriters, promoters and producers and have been an integral part of the East Coast music scene for over thirty-five years.

We invite you to discover Ireland on our 8-night tour Ballads, Bays & Byroads Hosted by Tom Sweeney, Kevin Evans & Brian Doherty. From Galway to Killarney and Dungarvan to Dublin you will discover two great cities, parts of the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way and the history of Ireland’s Ancient East.

Our 8 Night / 9 Day tour of Ireland includes:

  • Deluxe motorcoach for all transfers, touring also sightseeing
  • Services of a professional Tour Director throughout
  • First-class hotel accommodations for eight (8) nights in: Park House Hotel, Galway (2), International Hotel, Killarney (2), The Park Hotel, Dungarvan (2), Camden Court Hotel, Dublin (2) 
  • Full Irish Breakfast daily including the day of arrival
  • Four (4) hotel dinners Two (2) Casual Pub dinners at Kate Kearney’s Cottage Killarney & Nancy Hands Pub Dublin
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Porterage at hotels throughout of 1 suitcase per person
  • Taxes and Service Charges on items included
  • Finally Travel documents to include: Document wallet, luggage tags and daily itinerary

Tour Details (please note that tour pricing is in Euros €)

TOUR PRICE Land Only Price: €2945.00 (Euros) per person based on Double Room Occupancy (Land Only)
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT €525.00 (Euros) to be paid along with full per person tour consequently price based on Sole Room Occupancy
START DATE Tour Commences May 19th 2023 at Dublin Airport
END DATE Tour Finishes May 27th 2023 at Dublin Airport
WEAR Clothing (we recommend layered clothing, sensible walking shoes, rain jacket and carry bag for daily touring)
INCLUDED

Sightseeing & Visitor Attractions:

Athlone Castle

Sean’s Bar – “World’s Oldest Pub”
Galway Panoramic City Tour
Corrib Cruise & Irish Coffee Demonstration or Kylemore Abbey

Rathbaun Farm Experience

Cliffs of Moher & The Burren Region

Killimer to Tarbert Ferry
The Ring of Kerry
Blarney Castle & Woollen Mills
Cobh Village & Heritage Centre
Local Touring of Dungarvan area
Evening Concert in Dungarvan
Waterford City & Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre

Wicklow – Glendalough & St Kevins Monastery

Kilmainham Gaol or Dublin Castle

Dublin Panoramic City Tour

Guinness Storehouse or Epic Ireland – Irish Immigration Museum

Music and song along the way in the company of your hosts and fellow travellers.
*Please note walking tours are optional and tour features may be subject to change pending guidelines*

NOT INCLUDED
Gratuity to Tour Director

Tour Registration:

For all tour registrations who wish to pay via credit card please download and print the below registration form by clicking on the PDF icon and a member of the team will be in contact to receive your credit card details. 

To register for this tour and if paying by check please click 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

Travel Protection Policy Details (US ONLY)

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Travel protection/ Trip Insurance for Canadian residents can be arranged directly by visiting the Travel Insured International website, for more information please visit the following link: https://canada.travelinsured.com/travel/trip-info

Ballads, Bays & Byroads Hosted by

Tom Sweeney, Kevin Evans & Brian Doherty

Day to Day Outline Itinerary

(subject to change)

1

Day 1 - Thursday 18th May - Overnight Flight to Ireland

Dinner and refreshments will be served. You will awaken this morning to your first glimpse of Ireland.

2

Day 2 - Friday 19th May - Arrive Dublin - Dublin to Galway

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Welcome Breakfast
  • Athlone Castle
  • Sean’s Bar – World’s Oldest Pub
  • Galway Panoramic City Tour

Dinner & Overnight: Park House Hotel, Galway

3

Day 3 - Saturday 20th May - Galway City or Connemara

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Corrib Princess Cruise & Irish Coffee Demonstration or Kylemore Abbey
  • Free time in Galway

Overnight & Breakfast: Park House Hotel, Galway

4

Day 4 - Sunday 21st May - Galway to Killarney via County Clare

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Rathbaun Farm Experience
  • Cliffs of Moher & the Burren Region

Dinner & Overnight: The International Hotel, Killarney

5

Day 5 - Monday 22nd May - Ring of Kerry

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • The Ring of Kerry
  • Free time in Killarney

Overnight & Breakfast: The International Hotel, Killarney

6

Day 6 - Tuesday 23rd May - Killarney to Dungarvan

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Blarney Castle & Woollen Mills
  • Cobh Village & Heritage Centre

Dinner & Overnight: The Park Hotel, Dungarvan

7

Day 7 - Wednesday 24th May - Local Touring of the Dungarvan Area

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Local touring of Dungarvan area
  • Evening concert in Dungarvan

Overnight & Breakfast: The Park Hotel, Dungarvan

8

Day 8 - Thursday 25th May - Dungarvan to Dublin

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Waterford City & House of Waterford Crystal
  • Glendalough & St Kevin’s
  • Dublin Panoramic City Tour

Dinner & Overnight: Camden Court Hotel, Dublin

9

Day 9 - Friday 26th May - Dublin City

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Kilmainham Gaol or Dublin Castle
  • Epic Ireland Museum or Guinness Storehouse

Overnight & Breakfast: Camden Court Hotel, Dublin

10

Day 10 - Saturday 27th May - Depart Ireland for Canada/US

In the blink of an eye, your vacation in Ireland has come to an end! After breakfast, you will be escorted to Dublin Airport where you bid your last farewells to your Irish Tour Director.

18th May 2023, Overnight Flight to Ireland

19th & 20th May 2023 – Park House Hotel

With a perfect location in the heart of Galway city, the 4 Star Park House Hotel has been welcoming guests since 1975 and has a reputation for excellence in accommodation, customer service and food. Guests need only step outside the door to explore Galway city and it’s wonderful surroundings – rich in culture, heritage and natural beauty.

The hotel has complimentary high-speed wifi throughout and carpark on site. All bedrooms are smoke-free with individually controlled air-conditioning, multi-channel TV, tea/coffee making facilities, premium bedding and luxury eco-friendly toiletries.

21st & 22nd May 2023 – International Hotel, Killarney

Nestled in the heart of the old town, just moments from Killarney National Park, the 4-star International Hotel Killarney has been welcoming guests with its blend of traditional hospitality and comfort for more than a century. And now it’s your turn.

History seeps from the walls of this old-world gem, where you can relax by a log fire after a long day of sightseeing, take a stroll downtown or into the lush wonderland of Killarney National Park.

23rd & 24th May 2023 – The Park Hotel, Dungarvan

The family-owned Park Hotel Dungarvan is ideally situated right on the doorstep of the Waterford Cycling Greenway. Dungarvan – a harbour town located at the heart of County Waterford, Ireland.  You’re never short of a good restaurant in Dungarvan, especially the famous Tannery Restaurant. Leisure facilities include – 20m swimming pool, therapeutic whirlpool, children’s fun pool, sauna, steam room, state of the art gymnasium.

25th & 26th May 2023 – Camden Court Hotel, Dublin

This Dublin City Centre 4 Star hotel offers an array of complimentary extras such as access to our Leisure Centre and high-speed Wi-Fi. The Leisure Centre has a 16-metre swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and fully equipped gym.

Camden Court Hotel boasts an envious location in the heart of Dublin’s City Centre. You are within walking distance of some of the city’s top landmarks such as Trinity College, St Stephen’s Green and the National Concert Hall.

Return flight to Canada/US – 27th May 2023

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 *

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Ballads, Bays & Byroads Hosted by

Tom Sweeney, Kevin Evans & Brian Doherty

18th – 27th May 2023

Land Only Tour Price: (Prices based in Euros €)

  • Land Tour Price €2945.00 per person – Based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement €525.00 (Book early limited availability) – Based on single occupancy & to be paid along with Full Tour Cost

How To Join:

  • To join this tour, complete the below registration form and send along with a check deposit of €300.00 per person (and insurance fee if required) and make this payable to Brack Tours, or if paying by credit card please complete the below registration form and send along to info@bracktours.com a member of our team will then be in contact to receive your card details.

Deposits & Payments Schedule per person:

  • A deposit of €300.00 per person is required at the time of booking
  • A Second part payment of €1000.00 per person is due by 9th January 2023
  • A Final Payment per person is due by 13th March 2023

*Payments to be made in Euro’s €, your credit card company will process the charge in US or Canadian Dollars using the best available exchange rate at the time of payment.* 

If paying by check:

  • Complete the registration form
  • Make the 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:

  • BBBSED23

Air Cancellation Penalties:

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

Land Cancellation Penalties:

  • Land: Outside of 65 days 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 days or less Forfeit 100%  Land Price  per person

Tour Registration:

For all tour registrations who wish to pay via credit card please download and print the below registration form by clicking on the PDF icon and a member of the team will be in contact to receive your credit card details. 

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

Travel Protection / Trip Insurance:

As our policy, Brack Tours strongly advises all tour members to have an adequate travel protection policy to cover in the event of unforeseen circumstances either before or during your trip. USA Resident’s travel protection can be arranged by contacting sinead@bracktours.com or by clicking the below travel insured image.

Unfortunately, we cannot arrange travel protection for Canadian residents. However,  Canadian residents can directly visit the Travel Insured International website, for more information please visit the following link: https://canada.travelinusred.com/travel/trip-info 

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