Thanks for your interest in touring Ireland with us. Inishfree Tours has been running the tours for twelve years. Our tours are for people who don't like tours.  You'll experience the best music and scenery, and will be steeped in the rich Irish culture and history.  Ireland has a rhythm of its own and, when followed, magic happens.  Our tours run 9 days and nights. We bring 22 guests and travel in small luxury coaches. Each tour visits three counties for three days and nights each staying in small quality hotels. By day we visit surrounding ancient sites, stone circles, ring forts, fishing villages, beaches, heritage centers, and more. Leaders often bring their musical instruments for an occasional song along the way. We return to our hotel each afternoon, freshen up, have dinner, and and by night we share music with Irish songwriters, poets, and traditional musicians at traditional 'sessions' of fiddles, penny whistles, guitars, box accordions, tenor banjos, playing jigs, reels, and songs.

The tours are very relaxed and flexible. Guests come from all across the US. and Canada. Our groups tend to get very close making life long friendships. 

Cost is $2400 per person based on double occupancy (two to a room). $2900 for single room rate (single room availability is limited). Cost covers nine nights lodging, the luxury coach, all breakfasts, three group dinners, music, island ferries, and heritage centers. Guests pay for their flight, lunches, six dinners, drinks and tips. All tours begin at Shannon Airport, SNN, 30 miles north of Limerick in west Ireland.

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2018 Tour Dates

Sold out tours are in red.

Dates Counties Leaders website
April 25-May4 Sligo, Mayo, Clare Cathy Jordan

April 30-May9 Mayo,Donegal,Clare Dana Cooper
May 7-16 Cork,Kerry,Clare Moors and McCumber

May 10-19


Cork,Kerry,Clare Buddy Mondlock
May 19-28 Donegal,Mayo,Clare David Francey
May 23-June 1 Mayo, Donegal, Clare Kitty Donohoe
May 31-June 9 Mayo, Galway,Clare James Keelaghan
June 5-14 Cork,Kerry,Clare Johnsmith

June 11-21 Donegal,Mayo,Clare Chuck Brodsky

June 16-25 Cork,Kerry,Clare Small Potatoes
June 24-July 3 Cork,Kerry,Clare Victor Johnson

June 27-July 6 Donegal,Mayo,Clare Tom Kimmel

July 6-15 Cork, Kerry,Clare Tom Kimmel

July 9-18 Cork, Kerry,Clare Moors and McCumber
July 18-27 Cork,Kerry,Clare Joe Crookston

July 21-30 Mayo, Galway,Clare Johnsmith
July 30-Aug 8 Cork, Kerry,Clare Susan Werner

Aug 8-17 Donegal,Mayo,Clare David Roth
Aug 11-20 Mayo,Galway,Clare Willy Porter

Aug 20-29 Donegal,Mayo,Clare Kate Campbell 

Aug 23-Sept 1 Donegal,Mayo,Clare Tim Grimm

Sept 1-10 Cork,Kerry,Clare Dan Sebranek

Sept 4-13 Cork,Kerry,Clare Vicki Belinoski
Sept 13-22 Cork, Kerry,Clare Johnsmith
Sept 18-27 Cork,Kerry,Clare Moors and McCumber
Sept 24-Oct 3 Donegal,Sligo,Clare Johnsmith
Sept 28-Oct 3 Donegal,Sligo,Clare Moors and McCumber
Oct 6-15 Cork,Kerry,Clare David Francey
Oct 10-19 Mayo,Galway,Clare Joe Jencks
Oct 18-27 Mayo,Galway,Clare Harmonious Wail
Oct 29-Nov 6 Sligo, Dublin,Clare Cathy Jordan

Here is a nice YouTube link of some of the places we visit in Ireland. Blackie, the piper, is a friend of ours and plays for many of our groups in Doolin County Clare. Enjoy!




By day we hike scenic landscapes, visit old castles and abbey ruins, 




and ancient graveyards.


We drive along the Slea Head Drive in County Kerry.


We often stop at stone circles.



And by night we share music with local Irish singers and players...some original music, 

some traditional, and songs by tour leaders and anyone who wants to share a song or two.


Hoban's, Westport, County Mayo


There's lots of great music in the pubs in Doolin, Country Clare.



Trips to County Clare include the Cliffs of Moher.




There are hikes in County Galway.

We can usually find a rainbow along the way.




Some trips include a boat ride to Inishbofin Island where time has stood still. 

Gorgeous cycling along one lane roads around the island. 


Ancient Polnabrone




Also in County Galway is the beautiful Connemara area.



Remembering our dear friend, Tom Pigott (with Johnsmith)