Thanks for your interest in touring Ireland with us. Inishfree Tours has been running the tours for fourteen 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 23 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 $2500 per person based on double occupancy (two to a room). $3000 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.






 John's 2020 tours are all sold out - email to get on a wait list:

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Johnsmith's 2020 Tour Dates (all tours are sold out)

CANCELLED due to COVID-19 June 12 - 21, 2020  Counties Cork, Kerry, and Clare

CANCELLED due to COVID-19 June 24 - July 3, 2020   Counties Donegal, Mayo, and Clare

CANCELLED due to COVID-19 Sept 2 - 11, 2020 Counties Cork, Kerry, and Clare

CANCELLED due to COVID-19 Sept 13 - 22, 2020 Counties Mayo, Galway, and Clare






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




and ancient graveyards.



View from the light house looking out over Dingle Bay.


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.





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


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! 






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)


Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) info:

With the spread of COVID-19 and the health risks posed by the outbreak of COVID-19, we are keeping your health and safety in mind. We will monitor the situation and will post updated information relating directly to our tours right here. 

Update on May 8.

The Irish Government on May 1st published a “Roadmap for reopening Society and Business”. It proposes a phased approach to the easing of travel and social restrictions currently in place. Each of the 5 phases of the roadmap has a suggested start date, but the plan stresses that these dates are tentative and subject to review. They are, therefore, the earliest possible dates at which each phase can commence.

For general information and travel briefings you should rely initially on the information published by the World Health Organization and the CDC.  Here are links to relevant resources that we consider to be useful in this regard: CDC info on coronavirus (COVID-19)  and the World Health Organization (you will have to copy and paste the link)  and Ireland Department of Health updates

We have already cancelled our June/July 2020 tours.

For guests on Sept 2-11, 2020 tour or Sept 13-22, 2020 tour: The above “Roadmap” will help us determine if we can even consider running our tours in the fall.  We will look at all the info to make the best decision possible.





Johnsmith's newest CD

John's preferred method is for you to buy the CDs directly from him by emailing him at and we will send you an email invoice that can be paid with a credit card.   Please include the number of CDs you want and your address.  

Price is $15 for 1 CD plus $1 shipping or buy multiple CDs: 2 for $27, 3 for $38 etc.

Or you can send a check to:


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