Welcome to Irish Byways LLC

Irish Byways LLC 2019 spring tour “Landscape & Lore, Music & Myth” with Dave Hogan

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, enchanting castles and gardens, 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!  Our tours are limited to 15-20 travelers so the experience remains personalized, allowing us to take you places seldom seen by larger tour companies.  As much as possible we are off the bus and into stunning landscapes, quaint villages and onto islands off  Ireland’s western coast.

April 28 – May 7, 2020  Ireland Tour:   “Landscape & Lore, Music & Myth”

May 12 – 21, 2020 Ireland Tour: “Footsteps in an Ancient Landscape”

September 14-23, 2020 Ireland Tour: “Footsteps in an Ancient Landscape”

Each tour is an enlivening and unforgettable 10-day personalized adventure with Masterful Irish Interpretive Guide, Dave Hogan

Such a tour is possible because we travel before or after 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.

MEET DAVE HOGAN this August in the St Paul-Minneapolis area

Dave will be presenting “The Irish Storyteller” at the St Paul Irish Fair on August 10, 2019 at 6-7 PM in the cultural tent

He is also presenting at the LaCrosse Irish Fest on Friday, August 9; Saturday, August 10; Sunday August 11.


Reprinted here with the kind permission of the Irish Gazette, is Dave Hogan’s August 9, 2019 article on Irish Storytelling. To download as a pdf click on the image to the left or Click here.

 

 

 

 


Dave Hogan interpreting the history of the area as we enter Aughnaure Castle.


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, history, culture, brilliant music, welcoming pubs, laughter and storytelling in the west of Ireland. We create memories to last a life-time!

We have already reserved your en suite rooms at the finest hotels:

FESTIVE MUSIC NIGHTS

We set aside five festive music 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; brilliant fiddlers, The Kane Sisters; Irish Harpist Lynn Saoirse; Conor Keane on Accordian as well as talented traditional Irish dancers!

2020 TOUR BROCHURE and TOUR APPLICATION FORM

TESTIMONIALS

From our  Testimonial Page

“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!

Tour Cost: $4000 plus Airfare and Travel Insurance.  See our FAQ page for details on what the fee covers.

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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