Join Blaggards in Ireland


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HERE WE GO! The itinerary for our 9th Annual WORLDWIDE TOUR of Ireland is here and ready to roll. Will you join us?

This year, October 23–November 1, 2020, we’re heading to Dublin, Cork, Killarney, Galway, and many the place between.

Check out the PDF with full itinerary and pricing info, or read on…

Day 1: Fri Oct 23 — USA→Ireland

Depart USA for overnight flight to Ireland.

Day 2: Sat Oct 24 — Dublin

Upon arrival, you will have the option to explore on your own, or join a guided tour of Trinity College in the afternoon. That evening, we will all gather for the newly famous “Smalley Crawley”, a pub crawl led by Blaggards bassist Chad through some of his favorite pubs in central Dublin, including a few places Patrick used to hang out when he was a kid. Your first Guinness is on Chad! 

Overnight at Radisson Royal Blu.

Day 3: Sun Oct 25 — Dublin

After breakfast, you are free to explore the amazing city of Dublin. Blaggards will be available to answer questions and give suggestions. A great option for newcomers is the ‘hop-on hop-off’ bus tour to see many of the city’s greatest attractions, including the Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, and the Dublin Zoo. Enjoy the history, food, music, and shopping of this amazing historical city.

Overnight at Radisson Royal Blu.

Day 4: Mon Oct 26 — Cork

After breakfast, meet your Irish guide and driver who’ll take us to the port city of Cork. The plan for the day includes a Cork City Orientation Tour, exploring the English Market, and a group dinner before Blaggards play the first of two nights at Old Oak, a great pub and music venue right around the corner from our hotel.

Overnight at Imperial Hotel Cork.

Day 5: Tues Oct 27 — Cork

After breakfast, we’re off for a day trip to Blarney. We’ll be visiting Blarney Castle and the famous Blarney Woolen Mills. Prizes for anyone who kisses the Blarney Stone! Great souvenir shopping. Then back to Cork and where Blaggards will play their second show at Old Oak!

Overnight at Imperial Hotel Cork.

Day 6: Wed Oct 28 — Killarney

After breakfast, the tour is off to Killarney with a tour of the Ring of Kerry. Get out your cameras as the views are breathtaking. This evening, we’ll have a welcome reception and dinner together at Cahernane House.

Overnight at Cahernane House Hotel.

Day 7: Thur Oct 29 — Galway

After a night of relaxation and a great breakfast, the tour is off to Galway. We’ll be taking the Tarbert Ferry and touring the Cliffs of Moher. The band has visited the cliffs many times on previous tours, but this is the first time we’ll be able to see them from the water! The First Annual BLAGGARDS PHOTO CONTEST deadline is tonight at midnight. Winner will be announced at the Halloween Party.

Overnight at The Hardiman Hotel.

Day 8: Fri Oct 30 — Galway

By request of the band, we are spending another amazing day in beautiful Galway. You’ll be free to explore, and we’ll be available to answer questions and guide you to many fun options.

Overnight at The Hardiman Hotel.

Day 9: Sat Oct 31 — Dublin / Killiney

After breakfast, we’ll be off to tour Athlone and Clonmacnoise on our way back to Dublin. On our final night, we’ll be staying at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney, the neighborhood where Patrick grew up. Halloween end-of-tour party under the full moon that night with Blaggards. 

Overnight at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel.

Day 10: Sun Nov 1 — Ireland→USA

After breakfast in the castle, we’ll board our tour bus one last time for the trip to the airport. Goodbye ’til our next trip!

Check out the PDF with full itinerary and pricing info.

Your tour includes

  • Deluxe motor coach vehicle throughout your tour
  • Services of professional Irish driver and guide
  • EIGHT (8) nights first-class accommodations as followsor similar:
  • Full Irish breakfast daily
  • Reception drink and hors d’oeuvres first night before the “Smalley Crawley” pub crawl
  • Dinner in Cork
  • Fully escorted sightseeing as per itinerary by Brendan Vacations, BLAGGARDS and Nania Arts
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person
  • All Hotel tips and taxes
  • Tips to driver and guides
  • BLAGGARDS swag and prizes

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Check out the PDF with full itinerary and pricing info.

Questions? Email Nania Arts or call 402-575-0303.

Images from last year’s tour