Brian O'Donovan Presents...


DATES: September 26 - October 5, 2023

PRICE: $6,299 (No airfare)

In collaboration with Brian O'Donovan, host of "A Celtic Sojourn Radio" on Boston's GBH Public Radio, we are delighted to present "Celtic Adventure", an extraordinary journey through Ireland. While Brian will not be traveling with us, he has played a pivotal role in meticulously designing the itinerary, hand-picking the local musicians, and selecting the local musical guide. Additionally, there will be pre-departure and post-trip receptions in Boston, adding a personal touch to the overall experience.

This program offers an exceptional blend of the finest local cuisine, captivating music, and immersive cultural encounters. You can expect an array of unique musical events, privileged access to cherished destinations, and an array of thrilling surprises throughout the trip. With the assistance of our knowledgeable travel concierges and local experts, this musical adventure promises to be unparalleled.

To ensure an intimate experience, the tour will be limited to 25 participants, providing numerous exclusive opportunities that are not typically available to visitors.

Please note: All participants will be enrolled in our Basic Protection Plan at no additional cost. Our Ultimate or Ultimate-Plus plans are only available for purchase during registration.

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What's Included:

Comfort and Convenience

  • Travel Concierge
  • Luxurious, Well-Located Hotels
    1. Galway: Park House Hotel
    2. Killarney: Brehon Hotel
    3. Cork: Dunmore House Hotel
    4. Dublin: Ashling Hotel
  • Motorcoach transportation
  • Culinary Highlights:
    1. Daily breakfast
    2. 3 delicious lunches
    3. 6 exquisite dinners


  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Visit to sheep farm
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Tea Experience at Adare Manor
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Ferry to visit Garnish Island
  • Visit to St. Multose Church
  • Visit to Blarney Castle
  • Visit to Trinity College library
  • Guided tour of Dublin


  • Our evenings will be filled with beautiful music, as our local musical guide will host intimate, salon-style events with visiting musicians and singers providing insights into Irish traditional music, history, and culture.
  • Traditional Irish musical performance
  • Event at St. Mary's Church in Killarney
  • Dinner and music at the Winding Stair

Dear Friends,

I would like to extend a warm invitation for you to join an extraordinary tour of Ireland that I have curated! Although I won't be able to join you on this journey personally, I have designed it to be filled with delightful surprises and remarkable experiences that will surely leave you enchanted.

I have collaborated with the Encore team to meticulously craft this program, ensuring a captivating and unforgettable travel experience. Throughout the journey, you will be immersed in the breathtaking beauty of Ireland, savoring delectable cuisine, and immersing yourself in the local culture. And, of course, the musical highlights will be nothing short of spectacular.

I have handpicked our local musical guide, Cathie Ryan, who will help ensure that your musical encounters will be nothing less than extraordinary. Moreover, I am planning to personally host pre-departure and post-trip receptions (health permitting) in Boston, where we can celebrate and share our excitement for this remarkable adventure.

Ireland holds a special place in my heart, and I am eager to share its rich history, vibrant culture, and magnificent architecture as you explore four incredible cities. Our carefully curated itinerary includes exclusive experiences including a unique musical experience at the historic St. Mary's Church and visits to Ireland's most scenic destinations. We have also secured reservations at top-flight restaurants, ensuring that you indulge in the finest cuisine.

Take in the incredible beauty and history, enjoy traditional Irish cuisine, bond with like-minded music lovers, and enjoy all of the wonderful surprises in between. We have arranged private salon-style events daily with accomplished performers, so everybody can bask in the local music.

I eagerly anticipate further discussions with all participants to shape this experience and make it truly unforgettable.

Warmest wishes,
Brian O'Donovan

Experience Ireland


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