Those who travel with us come from all over the country as far west as California, as far east as New York, as far south as Florida and Texas. Following are just a few testimonials. We are honored by these expressions of gratitude which reflect the authentic experience of those who travel with us.
“This is a genuine adventure in antiquity to modern day Ireland. Every era was interpreted and imagined by the knowledgeable professor, Dave Hogan! He is the ultimate student of Irish music, revival of Gaelic language, Irish Stone age history, medieval architecture and beyond. Your appreciation is elevated for all things Irish! The travel experience is well organized. Lodging was in restful settings, especially evenings at a working form. The Irish pubs are unique. They are great places to listen to Irish music whether you drink Guinness or not. We enjoyed the Irish food, just think Shepherd Pie. The schedule allows time to independently explore. We enjoyed every minute!” Marilyn & Marshall B.
“My travel to Ireland was made possible by Irish Byways. The schedule was well planned with amazing opportunities to learn about Ireland’s history and culture. I had hesitated to use a tour/travel company because I didn’t want to be locked into a fixed schedule. I played golf one day which was not part of the agenda….fun! I liked the local lodging and the chance to meet and learn about the people who are so proud of their Irish culture. My first trip there and I learned to love the people and culture! Especially enjoyed the special music nights arranged by Irish Byways with musicians like Fiachra O’Regan and The Kane Sisters. The tour was a relaxing way to explore this new country. I recommend Irish Byways to learn about Ireland’s culture and history. Fun travel! — Doug S.
“Our trip with Irish Byways was a truly unique, memorable, and enjoyable experience We were treated to a glimpse of Irish History—human, geological, religious, and musical—that was presented in a grass-roots manner that one would be hard-pressed to find in more traditional tours. Our guides were personable, knowledgeable, informative and accomplished musicians, as well.” — Jim A.
“The enthusiasm for the area by our leaders was contagious.” ~ Lill B
“Traveling with Carolyn Germaine on a tour of Ireland was amazing. Along the way we stayed in B&Bs where the owners knew Carolyn and made a special effort to make us feel at home. The group was small enough to allow travelers to become acquainted with one another and create lasting relationships. The pace of travel was perfect. Extra time in key cities provided time to meander the streets, peruse shops and linger over Irish foods. A special treat was the music. We were delighted and entertained by local Irish musicians and dancers. Memories of the trip are still enchanting. — Judy O.
“Dave Hogan’s guided tour, Landscape & Lore, Music & Myth, was like a most enthralling university course. I did not realize just how much information he actually gave us until I started to listen to recordings I made of some of his talks on the bus and in the field – Absolutely incredible! I feel as if we are part of a select few who have had the pleasure of both enjoying and learning from a true Irish Master.” Dick R.
The multitude of diverse inputs were a sensory extravaganza.” ~ Sue G.
Ireland left big footprints on my memory that will be hard for anyplace else to fill. ~ Judith H.
“Thank you for making my dream come true.” ~ Kathryn B.