October
Month
9 Nights
Duration

Ballads Tour of Ireland

with Danny O’Flaherty

October 15th – 25th 2022

Join Danny O’Flaherty for a unique and exciting tour of Ireland with Brack Tours. Traveling to Connemara, Donegal, Derry, Newry and so much more. Along the way, we will discover traditional Irish pubs, learn the history of some of Ireland’s best-kept secrets and enjoy breathtaking views along some of Ireland’s rugged coastlines. It is sure to be a fun-filled experience.

Danny is a native Irish speaker from the Gaeltacht (Gail-tuck) region of Connemara on the West Coast of Ireland. Much of his time growing up was spent around the turf fire listening to songs and stories of his elders, and this instilled in him the desire to pass the music on! He is a singer, songwriter and performer of Folk and Celtic music and is dedicated to preserving the heritage of our ancestors.

Our 9 Night / 10 Day tour of Ireland includes:

  • Deluxe motorcoach for all transfers, touring and sightseeing
  • Services of a professional Tour Director throughout
  • First-class hotel accommodations for nine (9) nights in: Renvyle House Hotel, Connemara (2) Abbey Hotel, Donegal  (2), Everglades Hotel, Derry (2), Killeavy Castle Hotel, Newry (2)
  • Full Irish Breakfast daily including the day of arrival.
  • Seven (7) hotel dinners
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Porterage at hotels throughout of 1 suitcase per person
  • Taxes and Service Charges on items included
  • Travel documents to include: Document wallet, luggage tags and daily itinerary

Tour Details

TOUR PRICE  Land Only Price: $3530.00 per person based on Double Room Occupancy (Land Only)

*Airfare available upon request please contact info@bracktours.com for more information*

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (Limited Single Rooms Available)  $489.00 to be paid along with full per person tour price based on Sole Room Occupancy
START DATE US Flight departure 15th October 2022 with Tour commencement 16th October 2022 at Dublin Airport.
END DATE Tour Finishes 25th October 2022 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
Glen Keen Farm
Aran Islands Day Tour
Birds of Prey – Eagles Flying
Burial Place of W.B Yeats
Slieve League Cliffs
Killybegs & Ardara

Makem & Clancy Concert
Derry City Walking Tour

Museum of Free Derry
Guildhall & Peace Bridge

Antrim Coast

Giants Causeway

Belfast City Tour

Titanic Visitor Centre

Carlingford & Ring of Gullion

  Armagh City Tour

Tommy Makem Art’s & Community Centre

*Music & Entertainment provided throughout by Danny O’Flaherty*

NOT INCLUDED
Optional Travel Protection
Gratuity to Tour Director

Airfare not included

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 and that all information is correct before proceeding.

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

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Additional information

Tour TypeLand Only

Ballads Tour of Ireland with Danny O’Flaherty

Day to Day Outline Itinerary

(subject to change)

1

Day 1 - Saturday 15th October - Overnight Flight to Ireland

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

2

Day 2 - Sunday 16th October - Arrive Dublin - Dublin to Connemara

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Welcome Breakfast
  • Athlone Castle
  • Sean’s Bar – World’s Oldest Pub

Dinner & Overnight: Renvyle House Hotel, Connemara

3

Day 3 - Monday 17th October - Connemara

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Connemara
  • Glen Keen Farm Experience

Dinner & Overnight: Renvyle House Hotel, Connemara

4

Day 4 - Tuesday 18th October- Aran Islands

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Aran Islands Day Trip

Overnight & Breakfast: Renvyle House Hotel, Connemara

5

Day 5 - Wednesday 19th October - Conneamra to Donegal

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Birds of Prey
  • Burial Place of W.B Yeats

Dinner & Overnight: Abbey Hotel, Donegal

6

Day 6 - Thursday 20th October - Donegal

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Slieve Leauge Cliffs
  • Killybegs & Ardara

Dinner & Overnight: Abbey Hotel, Donegal

7

Day 7 - Friday 21st October - Donegal to Derry

  • Derry City Walking Tour
  • Museum of Free Derry
  • Guildhall & Peace Bridge

Dinner & Overnight: Everglades Hotel, Derry

8

Day 8 - Saturday 22nd October - Antrim Coastline

  • Antrim Coast
  • Giant’s Causeway

Overnight & Breakfast: Everglades Hotel, Derry

9

Day 9 - Sunday 23rd October - Derry to Newry via Belfast

  • Belfast City Tour
  • Titanic Visitors Centre

Dinner & Overnight: Killeavy Castle Estate, Newry

10

Day 10 - Saturday 24th October - Carlingford & Armagh

  • Carlingford
  • Ring of Gullion
  • Armagh City
  • Tommy Makem Arts & Community Centre

Overnight & Breakfast: Killeavey Castle Estate, Newry

11

Day 11 - Sunday 25th October - Depart Ireland to 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.

15th October 2022 – Overnight Flight to Ireland

16th, 17th & 18th October 2022 – Renvyle House Hotel, Connemara

Renvyle House is a four star, family owned, historic country house resort, first opened as a hotel in 1883 and is spectacularly located on a 150 acre estate on the shores of the  Atlantic.

The grounds include a private freshwater lake, par 3 golf course, a beach, woodlands, gardens and numerous activities on site including tennis, croquet, outdoor heated swimming pool (summer months), fly-fishing, canoeing, shore angling and more.

19th & 20th October 2022 – Abbey Hotel, Donegal

As one of the longest established Hotels in the North West, renowned for its unique setting in the Centre of the Historic Town of Donegal, with idyllic views of Donegal Bay in the background, the Hotel is perfectly located to enjoy the beautiful County of Donegal. Within minutes of stunning coastal drives, beaches and signature discovery points of the famous Wild Atlantic Way, the Abbey Hotel Donegal Town, is the perfect location for you to stay.

The Abbey Hotel Donegal Town is a premier venue for live Music Events including Country & Western Weekends, Comedy Shows and Live Bands to name but a few, with lively traditional Irish Folk Music in the popular Abbey Bar also a regular occurrence.

21st & 22nd October – Everglades Hotel, Derry

Overlooking the River Foyle with views across to the hills of Donegal, this 4 star destination provides a bright and comfortable welcome to Derry~Londonderry, the lively heritage and cultural centre of the North West.

The Everglades is ideally located for exploring and experiencing everything this City has to offer, it won’t take long to see why the City was awarded the UK City of Culture title for 2013!

23rd & 24th October 2022 – Killeavy Castle Estate, Newry

Killeavy Castle Estate is the perfect antidote to the modern fast-paced world. As the centrepiece of 350 acres of mixed farm and woodland in County Armagh’s stunning Slieve Gullion, it’s the ideal place to escape, retreat, relax and unwind.

At Killeavy, they all about living life more slowly and in the present; cherishing those ahhh moments – when the distractions of the modern world finally ebb away and you get closer to the things that matter most. Whether that’s nature, history, loved ones or even yourself, this secluded country estate will provide everything you need to emerge fully rejuvenated.

25th October 2022 – Return flight to the 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 *

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Ballads Tour of Ireland

with Danny O’Flaherty

October 15th- 25th 2022

Land Only Tour Price

  • Land Only Tour Price $3530.00 per person – Based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement $489.00 (Book early limited availability) – Based on single occupancy & to be paid along with Full Tour Cost
  • *Flights are on a request basis at this stage*

How To Join

  • To join this tour, complete the below registration form and send along with a 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 the right-hand section of this webpage for the tour booking form.

Deposits & Payments Schedule per person:

  • Deposit of $300.00 per person required at time of booking
  • Travel Protection is also payable at the time of booking, if registering online a PayPal invoice will be emailed shortly after booking.
  • Second part payment of $1100.00 per person due by 27th May 2022 if you have registered online this will be payable via a PayPal Invoice.
  • Final Payment per person due by 2nd August 2022

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:

  • BALLAD1022

Air Cancellation Penalties:

  • Air: 120 days prior to departure 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

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

We recommend you have adequate Travel Protection

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Buy travel protection from Travel Insured International

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