Ireland

Here’s a little something to keep your Irish eyes smiling! Our Ireland tours are consistently less expensive than the rest of Europe because air taxes to Ireland are lower, and the Emerald Isle is the closest European destination to the U.S. These factors amount to a tour that lacks none of the thrills of the rest of Europe but foregoes the sticker shock. Once you’re there, you’ll wonder why more people aren’t in on the secret. Dive in to a culture that can’t wait to welcome you, and take in some of the greenest and most beautiful sights the world can offer. While you’re at it, perform in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin or the Limerick International Band Parade and Competition, or sing in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Between the incredible performance opportunities and the colorful folk music tradition, Ireland will build musical memories your ensemble will hold dear for years to come.

Blarney Castle:  Beware this site’s effects on chatty ensemble members! Climb to the ramparts of Blarney Castle, kiss the famous Blarney Stone, and enjoy the gift of eloquence. Spend a day exploring the site of this distinctly Irish tradition, and don’t miss your chance to bring some Blarney home with you from the shop at Blarney Woolen Mills. We’re not sure if the stone really works, but when in Ireland…

Cliffs of Moher:  For a natural wonder, visit the wild and iconic Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s rugged western coast, where six miles of craggy cliffs plunge into the Atlantic from fantastic heights. On a cloudy day, the cliffs offer mystery and brooding wonder; on a sunny day, they clamor with majestic sea sounds and brilliant light. Don’t miss this powerful showcase of Ireland’s natural beauty.

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