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Let's go!

We're heading to Ireland with some of our favorite fans! Plans are underway for a trip from Sept 6- Sept 15 2017. There will only be room for 30, so please email and let us know as soon as possible if you are interested.

We'll visit some beautiful places, hear (and play) some music, have some laughs, and generally enjoy ourselves.

We're working on getting the itinerary nailed down., and a tentative schedule is listed below. We're striving for a lot of natural beauty and a relaxed pace (no rushing from castle to castle) and are trying for nice mix of time together and time to explore on your own

Exact cost will depend on the number of participants (and of course the exchange rate at the time we pay) but we're looking at a ballpark of $1500-$1800 which will include hotels, events/entrance fees, breakfast and several dinners. We'll be meeting up in Dublin on the 6th; you'll make your own arrangements as to how you get there. (single room supplement is about $450)
 


Colcannon Ireland Sept 2017 itinerary

 

Day 1: (Wed Sept 6)

Arrival at Dublin Airport and transfer to hotel to deposit bags.
Afternoon city tour of Dublin. Among the many sights to see are St. Patricks Cathedral,
Trinity College and the Book of Kells. (possible soundtrack: The Rare Ould Times, Nelson’s Pillar…)
Dinner and overnight in Academy Plaza Hotel in Dublin. 

 

Day 2: (Thurs Sept 7)

Monastic settlement at Glendalough, founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century and one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. (Possible soundtrack: The Hermit…)
Travel to Killarney 
Dinner and overnight at Scotts Hotel in Killarney 

 

Day 3: (Fri Sept 8)

Coastal tour around the Iveragh Peninsula which contains Ireland’s most spectacular mountain road, the Ring of Kerry. Over the centuries it has been the inspiration of poets and writers because of its magnificent coastal scenery and rugged countryside. (possible soundtrack: The mountain Road, The Kerry Polka…)
Overnight at Scotts Hotel in Killarney 

 

Day 4: (Sat Sept 9)

Another day of magnificent sights as we travel to Galway City via the unique landscape of the Burren and visit the famous Cliffs of Moher (obvious soundtrack: The Cliffs of Moher…)
Dinner and overnight at Westwood House Hotel in Galway 

 

Day 5: (Sun Sept 10)

Morning at your leisure in Galway City. If you are a churchgoer, you might be interested in the Aifreann as Gaeilge (Mass in Irish) at the Galway Cathedral. 
A bit later in the day we’ll head to Ballinasloe, Galway for the Féile Cheoil Larry Reynolds (Larry Reynolds Music Festival). Colcannon performance that evening.
overnight at Westwood House Hotel in Galway

 

Day 6: (Mon Sept 11)

free day in Galway.
overnight at Westwood House Hotel in Galway

 

Day 7: (Tues Sept 12)

Travel north to Sligo, stopping on the way to tour the dramatic Kylemore Abbey
Dinner and overnight at Glasshouse Hotel in Sligo

 

Day 8: (Wed Sept 13th)

Short hop up to Donegal Town, with the rest of the day to explore the town.
Public Colcannon performance that evening (tentative)
Dinner and overnight at Mill Park Hotel in Donegal 

 

Day 9: (Thurs Sept 14th)

Cross country back to Dublin. We’ll get there in plenty of time for a final night on the town.
Dinner and overnight in Academy Plaza Hotel in Dublin (possible soundtrack: The Rocky Road to Dublin…)

 

Day 10: (Friday Sept 15th)

airport transfer (if needed)