Welcome to Irish Byways LLC

                          (Photo: Lough na Fuaich)

Ireland is Calling You!

Ireland calls to that part of us longing to be free.  The expansive and breath-taking landscapes make our spirits soar.  The warm and welcoming nature of the Irish people, quaint fishing villages, enchanting castles and merriment in the pubs delight us.  Ireland’s storytellers, exhilarating music and dance enliven our spirit.

Come with us on a true adventure into the heart and soul of Ireland!

May 5 – 16, 2019 Ireland Tour:   “Landscape & Lore, Music & Myth”   an enlivening and unforgettable 10-day personalized adventure with Masterful Irish Guide, Dave Hogan

Such a tour is possible because we travel before the rush of the crowded tourist season.  We maintain a comfortable pace, giving you time to wonder  at well-known sites as well as hidden gems beyond the locked gate.

We have been touring Ireland over ten years and our testimonials reflect our ability to offer you an authentic experience of the Ireland we all hold dear to our hearts.  Our greatest testimonial is the travelers who return to Ireland with us again and again!

It is our intention to inspire and connect you to Ireland’s landscape, the spirit of the Irish people, their history, culture, brilliant music, welcoming pubs, laughter and storytelling. We create memories to last a life-time!


We have secured three of ten overnights at the Salt Hill Hotel in Galway City during the Galway Theatre Festival!  The festival features a week of exciting theater, circus, spectacle, and storytelling, showcasing the vibrant performance culture of Ireland’s festival city. It aims to bring a fresh and lively program of performance to the streets and venues of Galway, evoking a raw energy and adventurous spirit in the audiences.

We have already reserved your ensuite rooms at the finest hotels:


We set aside three evenings to be entertained by the best of local Irish musicians performing for our group.  In the past, these musicians have included Ireland’s best Uillean pipes player, Fiachra O’Regan and The Kane Sisters! Many travelers have commented that our festive music nights are one of many experiences that make our tours as extraordinary as they are!


“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 Burke, Hudson, WI

“Sonja and I enjoyed the Ireland trip immensely. It was all and more than you described and guide, Dave Hogan, was like taking a college course on Ireland, but much more fun. Sonja and I would recommend this tour to any one. Thank you for taking such good care of us! “ -Randy Barrows, Cambridge, MN

“An Irish Byways Tour is one of those magical, mystical events that happens perhaps once in a lifetime. If this tour is even remotely possible for you, then take it — into the heart of the Irish culture, history and folk arts.” — Dr Barbara Boyd, Professor, University of Oklahoma

Travelers join us from all over the USA!


May 5-16, 2019 ten-day Tour: (FAQ: Travelers depart May 5 to arrive at Shannon Airport the morning of May 6 as most flights are overnight from USA) We depart Ireland the morning of May 16.

Tour Cost: $3500 plus Airfare and Travel Insurance.

This tour is limited to 20 travelers….so contact us today!

Discount: You receive $100 off your tour cost for every person you bring to our tours.

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