8 Nights

Frank O’Connor’s

Musical Tour of Ireland Part II

September 3rd – 12th 2020

Join Frank O’Connor for a unique and exciting tour of Ireland with Brack Tours. Travelling to Athlone, Westport, Donegal, Ballycastle, Cavan 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.

Frank O’Connor was born in County Cavan, Ireland and started his musical career at the age of six. He has an innate talent as a pianist and has mastered other instruments including the tin whistle and guitar. He is a renowned composer, winning several awards in International Song Contests. With his life-long ambition to perform in the United States, Frank gave up his job as a law enforcement officer to follow his dream. Frank O’Connor now invites you to explore the beautiful island of Ireland.  

Our 8 Night / 9 Day tour of Ireland includes:

  • Round-Trip non-stop airfare with Aer Lingus Departing San Francisco to Dublin
  • Deluxe motorcoach for all transfers, touring and sightseeing
  • Services of a professional Tour Director throughout
  • First-class hotel accommodations for eight (8) nights in: Sheraton Hotel, Athlone (1) Westport Plaza, Westport (2), Nesbitt’s Hotel, Ardara (2), Marine Hotel, Ballycastle (2), Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan (1)
  • Full Irish Breakfast daily including the day of arrival.
  • Four (4) hotel dinners & one (1) evening music session with a light pub dinner. One (1) Pub Lunch
  • 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  Air & Land Price: $3925.00 per person based on Double Room Occupancy (Land Only)

Land Only Price: $2949.00 per person based on Double Room Occupancy (Land Only)

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (Limited Single Rooms Available)  $399.00 to be paid along with full per person tour price based on Sole Room Occupancy
START DATE US Flight departure on 3rd September 2020 with Tour commencement on 4th September 2020 at Dublin Airport
END DATE Tour Finishes 12th September 2020 at Dublin Airport
WEAR Clothing (we recommend layered clothing, sensible walking shoes, rain jacket and carry bag for daily touring)

Sightseeing & Visitor Attractions:

Sean’s Bar Athlone Irish Evening
River Shannon Viking Cruise
Quiet Man Museum Cong
Achill Island Drive & Famine Village
Foxford Woollen Mills
WB Yeats Grave
Killybegs Fishing Port
Glencolmcille Folk Village
Slieve League Cliffs
Leo’s Tavern Donegal (Home of Clannad)

Derry City Walking Tour
Giants Causeway

Antrim Coast Road

Titanic Belfast

Belfast City Tour

Cavan Town (Frank’s hometown)

Final night entertainment with guests

*Music & Entertainment provided throughout by Frank & Ryan O’Connor*

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 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

Travel Protection Policy Details

To find out about information on our Travel protection plans please click here

Frank O’Connors

Musical Tour of Ireland Part II

Day to Day Outline Itinerary

(subject to change)


Day 1 - Thursday 3rd September - Overnight Flight to Ireland

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


Day 2 - Friday 4th September - Arrive Dublin - Dublin to Athlone

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Transfer from Dublin to Athlone
  • Free time to rest & freshen up
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Irish BBQ at Sean’s Bar (Ireland’s Oldest Pub)

Overnight & Breakfast: Sheraton Hotel, Athlone


Day 3 - Saturday 5th September -Athlone to Westport

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • River Shannon Viking Cruise
  • Cong Village
  • Quiet Man Museum Cong

Dinner & Overnight: Westport Plaza Hotel, Westport


Day 4 - Sunday 6th September - Achill Island

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Achill Island
  • Deserted Village
  • Free time in Westport

Overnight & Breakfast: Westport Plaza Hotel


Day 5 - Monday 7th September - Westport to Donegal

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Foxford Woollen Mills
  • WB Yeats Grave
  • Donegal Town

Dinner & Overnight: Nesbitt Arms Hotel, Ardara


Day 6 - Tuesday 8th September - Local Touring of County Donegal

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Killybegs
  • Slieve League Cliffs
  • Glencolmcille & Fr Dyers Folk Village

Overnight & Breakfast: Nesbitt Arms Hotel, Ardara


Day 7 - Wednesday 9th September - Ardara to Ballycastle

  • Leo’s Tavern Donegal (Home of Clannad)
  • Derry Panoramic City Tour
  • Derry City Walking Tour
  • Free time in Derry

Dinner & Overnight: Marine Hotel, Ballycastle


Day 8 - Thursday 10th September - Local Touring of the Antrim Coastline

  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Free time in Ballycastle

Overnight & Breakfast: Marine Hotel, Ballycastle


Day 9 - Friday 11th September - Ballycastle to Cavan via Belfast

  • Antrim Coast Road
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Belfast City Tour
  • Cavan Town (Frank O’Connors Home Town)
  • Final night entertainment with special guests

Dinner & Overnight: Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan


Day 10 - Saturday 12th September - 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.

3rd September 2020 – Overnight Flight to Ireland

4th September 2020 – Sheraton Hotel, Athlone

Situated in Athlone’s lively town centre, this 4-star Sheraton Hotel is the ideal location when visiting Athlone. A local landmark in Athlone Town thanks to its twelve storey glazed tower, Sheraton Athlone Hotel is a unique spa hotel in Ireland.

There is a range of dining options to suit everyone at the Sheraton Athlone Hotel including the elegant La Provence restaurant, the more casual Harvest Cafe or the Sheraton Bar which serves light snacks. Health and leisure facilities include a remarkable aquatics area with 20m pool, three feature pools and state of the art fitness equipment.

5th & 6th September 2020 – Westport Plaza Hotel, Westport

The Westport Plaza Hotel Mayo is a fusion of contemporary chic and classic elegance where you can relax and unwind in ultimate luxury. Located in the heart of Westport Mayo, this luxury 4 star Mayo hotel is part of Westport Hotels Resort with magnificent leisure & fitness centre and the luxurious Spa Sula. Westport Hotels Resort is the perfect venue for 4 stars Westport accommodation, luxury weekend, midweek and Spa hotel breaks, weddings, conferences and fine dining.

The Westport Plaza Hotel – for luxury 4-star hotel accommodation in the heart of Westport.

7th & 8th September 2020 – Nesbitt Arms Hotel, Ardara

The Nesbitt Arms is a charming Boutique Hotel located in the heart of County Donegal. Nestled in a valley surrounded by spectacular scenery along Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way, the Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel is an ideal haven to relax after a day exploring all that this unique coastline has to offer.

Ardara is situated close to the small River Owentocher. This heritage town is a major centre for the manufacture of hand-woven tweed with several shops along the main street selling tweeds and hand-knitted sweaters.

9th & 10th September 2020 – Marine Hotel, Ballycastle

The Marine Hotel Ballycastle, located on the North Antrim Coast of Ireland is considered as one of the area’s finest hotels occupying an unrivalled seafront position in County Antrim on the Causeway Coastal route.

Rooms in Marine Hotel on Causeway Coastal Route have been designed with space and comfort in mind to ensure you enjoy the most relaxing stay.

11th September 2020 – Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan

Cavan Crystal Hotel provides a 4 star hotel in Cavan town. One of the finest hotels in Cavan, this Cavan hotel is very much contemporary at first glance, but traditional in its sense of warmth and welcome.

All of our rooms are maintained to the highest standard where quality and comfort are evident. Relax in comfort and style at one of the most luxurious hotels in Cavan.

12th September 2020 – 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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Frank O’Connor’s

Musical Tour of Ireland Part II

September 3rd – 12th 2020

Air & Land Tour Price

  • Air & Land Tour Price $3925.00 per person – Based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement $399.00 (Book early limited availability) – Based on single occupancy & to be paid along with Full Tour Cost

Land Only Tour Price

  • Land Only Tour Price $2949.00 per person – Based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement $399.00 (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 $5000)

  • Optional Travel Protection $331.00 (Based on double occupancy) per person
  • Optional Travel Protection $383.00(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. N.B – CFAR coverage is NOT available for residents of New York State. For more information email

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 $800.00 per person due by 1st May 2020 if you have registered online this will be payable via a PayPal Invoice.
  • Final Payment per person due by 1st July 202o

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:

  • FOCIV20

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.

Travel Protection Policy Details

To find out about information on our Travel protection plans please click here

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