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Greetings from Donegal, Ireland!   We are just SO READY to welcome you to Ireland, and THE CALLING trip in January is a fantastic option. What could be better than escaping the January Blues by flying over to Ireland and enjoying not one, but two Irish music festivals- one on the stunning, scenic Wild Atlantic Way, and then Tradfest in Dublin City. This is an Irish experience that truly has the best of both worlds. There are options to do history, culture, and guided trips with us- but there are also plenty 'me-time' options. You're with the locals, we show you the best places, the best restaurants, the secret spots, and then bring you the absolute best of Irish musicians. Weather in January, you say? We say it's probably very much milder than where you live now, it's always beautiful, and shelter is by a roaring fire, with a pint and a live gig. It would be mad not to do this if you can!

'The Calling' is a unique music and cultural tour of Ireland, incorporating not just one, but two music & culture festivals! This trip takes place in two locations- first, in beautiful rural County Donegal, on Ireland's famous 'Wild Atlantic Way', where you will be introduced to the history, culture and music of Ireland by the local historians, artists and musicians. 

The second part of the trip is in Dublin, for the largest and best Festival of Irish Music- Tradfest. Tradfest takes place over four days, in various different venues around the city. Many of the venues are places of historical and cultural significance, and they provide a very evocative atmosphere for the performances. Tradfest brings the very best of contemporary and legendary Irish musicians and bands together in one place. 

The Northwest of Ireland has long been celebrated for its unique Atlantic culture and history. Your trip begins with five days in beautiful Donegal, right on the Atlantic Coast. Your hosts will be Niamh and John, who will treat you to a cultural experience that will include talks on Irish history, language, folklore and mythology, guided tours to castles, cliffs and caves, quaint villages, and ancient sites. We'll bring you to the best foodie spots, the best pubs, and in the evenings, have we got music for you!  You'll have your own apartment, downstairs is the Irish pub & live music venue, we're on main street, and it's two minutes to walk to the beach, local restaurants and grocery stores, pharmacy, and other services. 

 After five days on the Wild Atlantic Way, you'll be ready for the bright lights of Dublin, and the brilliant TRADFEST. Now in its 16th year, Tradfest is a festival featuring the cream of both Irish and international traditional and folk artists.  Not only does Tradfest feature the very best of Irish music, but gigs are located in venues all around Dublin's city center, many of them in historic locations like Dublin Castle, City Hall, and Christ Church Cathedral. There is a huge choice as well- from lunchtime pub sessions, evening concerts, and absolutely lots going on. Your ticket allows to choose the performances you want to attend in advance, (subject to availability) and cost is included in your trip fee 

 Many people who visit Ireland don't want to do the 'tour' thing but would like some guidance and local interaction. So, when you arrive, your trip hosts Niamh and John will introduce you to all you need to know, fill you in on the history and culture, and take you to some wonderful places. When we get to Dublin for Tradfest, you'll decide what gigs and events to go to, who to go with, at your own pace and time. You'll be in a city center hotel, and you can take everything at your own pace. It's perfect. Your fees include all your accommodation & breakfasts, all the musical performances, guided trips and talks, and your transfers from Dublin-Donegal.

The cost of the trip is $1795 per person, which includes all of the following: your accommodation in Donegal in your own apartment for 4 nights, a continental breakfast each morning and three evening meals in local restaurants, then 4 nights in a Dublin City Center 4* hotel, Bed, and full Irish breakfast each day. Also included is a program of Irish culture and history classes in Donegal, guided tours to beautiful historical sites, and a local festival of Irish music in our cosy Irish pub. All transfers are included, as is a ticket to the Dublin Tradfest, with admission to our VIP launch, three lunchtime performances, and three evening performances. 

This trip will suit people who would like a visit to Ireland to be relaxed, fun, educational, informative, it’s for people who are genuinely interested in authentic Irish culture. We set this program up initially for the volunteers of the Milwaukee Irish Fest, but anyone is welcome to join us. The age group is generally 40+, your hosts Niamh and John will help you with all your arrangements and requirements, and you can find out more information or sign up with a small deposit here at   www.findmyireland.com/the-calling.  If you’d like to have a chat about the program, you can call Nancy at 262.210.2637 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  We look forward to making you welcome in Donegal in January. 

 

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