Unique Guided Tours of Ireland - Experience the Real Ireland

Exceptional Tours: Entertaining & Scholarly Guide Dave Hogan

“Irish Byways takes touring Ireland to the next level!”
--Jim Brooks, Editor, THE IRISH GAZETTE - TheIrishGazette.com

Dia Dhuit!

WELCOME TO IRISH BYWAYS LLC TOURS, born on the Irish soil! 
Led by Masterful Guide, Dave Hogan, you will get off the bus and onto the back roads for an intimate encounter with Ireland both past and present. Meet with local artisans and knowledgeable local guides, delve into Irish legends, and end your days with the sounds of traditional Irish music.

THE IRISH GAZETTE ANNOUNCES OUR 2018 TOURS with a full page article written by our Guide in the March 2017 issue.


A review of our itinerary details the vast richness of our tours!

“Landscape & Lore, Music & Myth/Storytelling” Depart USA April 30 to Arrive Ireland May 1 and Return USA May 11
This academic/scholarly tour is led by Dave Hogan

“The Land of Saints, Scholars & Musicians:  Exploring the Wisdom Years” Depart USA May 14 to Arrive Ireland May 15 and Return USA May 25
The tour is led by Dave Hogan and Exploring the Wisdom Years is led primarily by Barbara Boyd, author of The Wisdom Years: A Lifestyle Decision

Irish Byways LLC makes possible an uncommon cultural experience into the heart of Ireland…
... in contrast to fast-paced and lower priced site-seeing tours!

We are dedicated to excellence and making memories to last a lifetime!

We offer you more than what you may have thought was possible:

- an entertaining and scholarly tour
- professional bus transport
- experienced and personable tour managers travel with each tour
- a more personalized experience because we limit our tours to 30 travelers
- a tour schedule prior to the typical tourist season so your experience of Ireland is more authentic
- a much more relaxed often “off the bus” adventure filled with Irish stories, humor, music and dance arranged by our brilliant guide
- the opportunity to personally meet with and hear from the best of local musicians, local guides/storytellers, and artists
- access through gates into uncommon places in the countryside and on boat to two islands off the coast of Ireland
- Your own time on evenings to explore charming villages and roadways and meet with friends at the best of local pubs
- Tour itineraries that reflect the vast richness of Ireland’s landscape, lore, music and myth with an appreciation for its saints, scholars, poets and musicians.

AND rather than a different hotel every night we extend our stay at several quality B&Bs set in beautiful Irish landscape with day trips out from those central locations.

Irish Byways builds traveler confidence into each tour by providing personal pre-tour access to tour managers and at your request, you may have conversation with previous Irish Byways travelers!

Cost for these Scholarly Tours
“Landscape & Lore, Music & Myth” $3200 plus airfare and travel insurance
“Land of Saints, Scholars & Musicians: Exploring the Wisdom Years” $3500 plus airfare and travel insurance.
See details on our FAQ page.  Travelers purchase separately their own airfare and travel insurance (Travel insurance must be equal in coverage to the Platinum Level through Travel Guard.)

A tour with Irish Byways LLC is a special experience.  This company puts together the very best people to give the visitor to Ireland a real sense of the land and its history, culture, and present energy.  Time is a magical commodity, respected and relaxed, without any feeling either of hurry hurry or of pointlessness.  The guides know the land and its lore, and they know how to share these openly and comfortably with others. --Anna H., University Study Tour traveller


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