Majestic scenery, ancient history, unique music, literary traditions, warm and inviting.
The island of Ireland is home to two countries, but to the visitor it will seem as one. The Republic of Ireland achieved independence from Britain after World War I. Northern Ireland is still part of the United Kingdom.
The musical scene is derived from traditional Celtic music and has given rise to contemporary Celtic music now popular throughout the world. “Trad” and contemporary music is heard throughout the island in pubs and at gatherings. The Gaelic music and culture are carefully protected and preserved. On the vocal scene, is the Cork International Choral Festival, taking place every May since 1954. Cork welcomes choirs from across the world for a program of choral concerts, national and international competitions, and internationally renowned performances.
Ireland is home to centuries old traditions and cultures that definite its people. The visitor can discover Ireland’s history from the Neolithic age, to pre-Christian history and the origins of Christianity, to contemporary literature and modern politics.
Ireland has become a destination for food lovers. The Slow Food movement and a commitment to high quality local products and seafood are apparent in the cooking schools, restaurants and hotels. Ireland now has seven Michelin-star restaurants.
Whatever your group’s interest or theme, you will be most impressed by the warm Irish welcome as you travel through its cities and charming small towns.
We can create a tour around your group’s passion and ensure it is enriched by all the unique venues Ireland has to offer! Just look for your special interest, under Tour Ideas.