Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Spring 2018 Tour Cost $2675 ($500 downpayment with Traveler Information Form - to reserve your place on this tour)

Covered in Tour Cost (excluding airfare and required in-Ireland travel insurance):

  • Professional coach service throughout the tour (We also provide travel from the airport on arrival and return to the airport on departure
  • 10 overnight stays at quality Irish B&Bs/Guest Houses with traditional Irish hospitality.  Each room has access to its own private bathroom with shower. BONUS: There is no waiting for access to your B&B room on arrival from the airport.  Even if you arrive as early as 6:00 AM, Irish Byways makes your room immediately available so you may rest and recover from your flight
  • Local guides as well as main guide, Dave Hogan
  • Experienced managers travel with you
  • Intimate meetings with local artists and musicians
  • One or more boat trips to islands of historical significance
  • All entry fees to sites included in tour itinerary
  • All breakfasts, four abundant lunches (two served and two packed) plus three festive evening meals with the best of live Irish music (including Bunratty’s Medieval Banquet)

  • Not Covered in Tour Cost:

    • Airfare and in-Ireland travel insurance (described below)
    • Personal choice expenses (taxis and other activities not included in our itinerary)
    • Any meals beyond those included in the tour fee


      • TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:

        • No visas are required for US citizens. Bring valid passport and a photo copy backup.
        • Credit and Debit Cards are preferred.  Travelers checks are not.  Remember to notify your bank and credit card company of your intentions to travel abroad.
        • When you arrive at the airport you may withdraw Euro cash with your debit card.  Cash machines are lso easily found on the street.  Be sure to have an additional way to access your cash in case your debit or credit card becomes inactive while in Ireland!


        REQUIRED TRAVEL INSURANCE
        Travel Insurance (coverage during tour) Travelers are required to carry in-Ireland travel insurance to provide the level of protection needed if a medical emergency of any nature should arise. Such insurance is required for protection against unforeseen circumstances which may also cause you to cancel or interrupt your trip.  The insurance must cover the possibility for airlift, medical care and hospitalization in Ireland. It also must cover the possibility of an emergency flight for care at home.  A copy of your travel insurance will be requested by Irish Byways, LLC one month before departure. 



        RECOMMENDED IRISH STORE: IRISH ON GRAND http://www.irishongrand.com

        OPTIONAL RECOMMENDED READING:

        • Mythic Ireland, Michael Dames, Thames and Hudson Limited (London, 1992).
        • Celtic Heritage, Alwyn Rees and Brinley Rees, Thames and Hudson (London, 1961, reprinted 1995).
        • The Traveller’s Guide to Sacred Ireland: A Guide to the Sacred Places of Ireland, Her Legends, Folklore and People, Cary Meehan, Gothic Image Publications (2002).
        • A Guide to Connemara’s Early Christian Sites, Anthony Previte, Oldchapel Press (Oughterard, Ireland, 2008).
        • Myth, Legend & Romance: An Encyclopedia of the Irish Folk Tradition, Dr Daithi O Hogain, Pinnacle (1991).
        • Lady Gregory’s Complete Irish Mythology, Lady Isabella Augusta Gregory, Bounty Books, (reprinted 2005).
        • The Power of Myth, Joseph Campbell, Doubleday Books (1988).
        • Over Nine Waves: A Book of Irish Legends, Marie Heaney, Faber & Faber (1995).
        • Celtic Wonder Tales, Ella Young, Dover Publications.

        Ancient Texts Is an excellent website that has a long list of stories and primary texts including:

        • The Book of Invasions of Ireland (Lebor Gabala Errin)
        • The Second Battle of Moytirra
        • The Debility of the Ulstermen
        • The Metrical Dindsenchas
        • Sinend: The Shannon River


        Some Helpfull Links

        Weather in Ireland

        Ireland County Map


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