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Ireland Trip 2018

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2018 Ireland Trip

July 15-July 25, 2018

Our new flyer for the 2018 Ireland Trip

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2018 Blackthorn travelers at the Killashee Hotel, County Kildare, Ireland

Join us in 2018:

In July of 2017 we embarked on our seventh annual sold-out tour of Ireland. It was another amazing experience. We had a great time thanks to an enthusiastic group of travelers, beautiful four-star hotels, amazing food, and, of course, the local people and the beautiful sights and sounds of Ireland.

Join us in 2018 as our tradition continues. Our first stop will be Ireland’s west coast where we’ll visit the Aran Islands. Then, we’ll travel north through Ireland’s beach and surfing regions in County Donegal and on to Northern Ireland’s rugged Antrim coast where we’ll learn about “The Troubles.” Along the way we’ll stop in picturesque villages and the cities of Galway, Derry, and Belfast. We’ll visit Newgrange/Knowth, the Cliffs of Moher, and the Giant’s Causeway, all UNESCO World Heritage sites; we’ll sample whiskey at the world-famous Bushmills distillery; we’ll experience Slieve League, one of Europe’s most beautiful seascapes; we’ll watch Belleek Pottery being made; and we’ll walk a bog and dig turf at the Connemara Heritage Center. It’s quite the cross section of Ireland’s past and present. There will also be free time to shop and enjoy the pub scene.  (CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER WITH FULL DETAILS).

This is not a “performance tour” but we will certainly be singing and playing a few tunes along the way. We’re limited in what we can do without our full complement of band gear. However, there will be plenty of local musicians to enjoy. To get an idea of what a Blackthorn tour is like check out this photo/music compilation that David Pike, one of our first-year travelers, produced when he got back home to Washington (CLICK HERE). Yes Washington! We have had many out-of-state people join us so your location is not a problem. Isle Inn Tours can arrange flights for you from wherever you live.

If you want to join us simply complete the application form and send it to Isle Inn Tours with your deposit. You cannot do this on line. They need the hard copy of the application and a check. We already have more than a dozen deposits prior to this posting (August 2017) so we are pretty sure that the trip will sell out rather quickly. Space is limited. Please feel free to email Andrea at Isle Inn Tours with your questions 

CLICK HERE to go to the Isle Inn Tours website. Thanks for checking out our tour.

Best wishes,

Dennis, Fred, Gary and Richard

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