October 22, 2019

Ireland Trad Fest Tour 2020

WSM Invites you to join Devon O’Day and Lexi Carter of  Nashville Today in Ireland as VIP Ambassadors on this Jan. 20-27 musical tour featuring Ireland’s biggest traditional music festival! 

     Ireland Tour & Tradfest

Tour dates: Jan. 20-27, 2020

Land Only Cost: $1999 per person double, $1949 triple,  $2499 single

Join our group air from Nashville on British Airways to Dublin via London for just $795 round-trip. Start the fun with Devon and Lexi at the airport! Click here for details and to join our group air. 

Or book your own air from any city for January 20-27, and we’ll meet you in Dublin.

Visit www.Ireland.com to learn all about the Emerald Isle. Thanks to Tourism Ireland for their support of this tour and the free trip giveaway contest with WSM! Congrats to the winners!

Unpack ONCE at Jury’s Christchurch Hotel in the heart of Dublin!

Dublin’s TradFest is Ireland’s largest festival of traditional music and offers unique opportunities to experience live music in some of Dublin’s most historic places. From the nave of St. Patrick’s Cathedral (that’s Kathy Mattea at left at Tradfest 2019) to the grandeur of City Hall, this is the difference between memorable and unforgettable. We invite you to join us, to feel every note.”  www.Tradfest.ie

Travel with Devon and Lexi on this amazing musical journey to Ireland, featuring Dublin’s TradFest, with exclusive VIP music and culture insider events, backstage tours, meet and greets with artists, private sessions, VIP seating. We’ll also experience the best of Irish culture and attractions during day trips to Kilkenny, Kildare and the Wicklow Mountains, plus a day in Belfast, Nashville’s Sister City.

Your tour includes free time to explore and shop, plus all this:

  • 6 nights at Jury’s Christchurch Hotel in the heart of Dublin
  • 9 meals, including daily full Irish breakfasts and 3 group dinners
  • Luxury motorcoach transportation with a top driver-guide
  • Day tours to Wicklow Mountains, Kilkenny, Kildare and Belfast
  • Tickets to several Tradfest concerts. See our group’s concerts below in the itinerary, and see others on your own if you like.
  • Official TradFest backpack, CD and program and special memento
  • Irish musicians joining us for some private sessions & discussions
  • All touring, guide services and admissions to our events
  • All tips at included events. (Tips to driver/guide extra.)

Here is our itinerary, with more events to be announced:       

Included meals: (B)=Breakfast, (D)=Dinner

Monday, Jan. 20: Depart US for overnight flight to Dublin. Or fly from other countries today or Jan. 21.

Tuesday, Jan. 21: Meet our driver and coach at Dublin Airport if you are on the group flight with Devon and Lexi or on a flight landing at a similar time. Otherwise, land at the airport and proceed to our hotel via taxi or bus. The group will do a panoramic tour of Dublin and a visit to Glasnevin Museum and Cemetery to see the grave of Michael Collins and the Daniel O’Connell Tower, Guinness Storehouse with a tour of the exhibits, topped off with a pint at the Gravity Bar overlooking Dublin. Arrive at Jury’s Christchurch Hotel with free time for shopping, sightseeing, dinner and pub sessions. 

Tradfest is January 22-26

Wednesday January 22: We’ll have walking tours of the area for those who wish to join us. We get you to nearby Christchurch Cathedral, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Old Jameson Distillery and more. Otherwise the day is free to explore, shop and visit amazing pubs, museums and more. During our group dinner we will have a private VIP show with a traditional Dublin entertainer then we will be off to The Button Factory to hear AOIFE SCOTT AND RON BLOCK’S ALBUM LAUNCH CONCERT. (B,D)

Thursday January 23: Take a coach tour to Wicklow, the ”Garden of Ireland” to visit Avoca Weavers, Powerscourt, Wicklow Distillery, plus Glendalough, a monastic settlement that was the home of St. Kevin, with lovely walks to the two lakes. Return to Dublin for exploring or rest time, dinner at your leisure then off to the lovely City Hall to hear SÉAMUS BEGLEY & OISÍN MAC DIARMAIDA WITH SAMANTHA HARVEY / BRONA MCVITTIE. (B)

Friday January 24: Join our day tour to Kildare’s St. Brigid’s Cathedral and Newbridge Silverware with its Museum of Style. Then onward to Kilkenny and a tour of imposing Kilkenny Castle and time to shop and explore this lovely city. Free time in Dublin to explore or take in Tradfest Fringe Concerts. Dinner at your leisure and tonight’s concert will be the gorgeous LISA LAME at the Pepper Canister Church. (B)

Saturday January 25: After a hearty Irish breakfast, you are free to explore or shop in Dublin for the morning.  At noon we will ride out to Rathfarnham Castle to hear a concert by the young guitar virtuoso SHANE HENNESSY.   Back to Dublin for dinner at your leisure and the Trad Gala Concert at Dublin Castle to hear CHERISH THE LADIES/SHANDRUM CEILI BAND/LAU. (B)

Sunday January 26: Day tour to Belfast, Nashville’s Sister City to tour the lively pub district, see the Peace Wall and the Murals in the Protestant and Catholic neighborhoods and learn about The Troubles. Then we visit the Titanic Experience at the shipyard where she was built. Return to Dublin for our Farewell Dinner at Gogarty’s Pub. (B,D)

Monday, January 27: Depart for home or enjoy your extra days. (B)

          Click here to book now!

Pay with credit card or online with your checking account. Create your own account to manage tour payments.

Payment and Cancellation Policy: First come, first served, $300 per person deposit due to reserve your space. $100 deposit per person to reserve your  space for group air. All payments except a $100 fee are refundable through Aug. 15, 2019, after which they are non-refundable. Final balance due has been extended from Oct. 15, 2019 to Nov. 14, 2019. For guests registering after Nov. 14, full payment is due at registration and is non-refundable. 

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Gravity Bar at Guinness Storehouse