Nobel-Winning poet William Butler Yeats called his home Sligo the “land of heart’s desire.” Come with Wild West Irish Tours to explore the many beautiful places Yeats wrote about, including Glencar Waterfall,  Dooney Rock, and the lake isle of Innishfree, to name just a few! Our Wild West Signature Tour (our oldest and most popular small group tour) takes you through Yeats Country, as well as parts of neighboring Donegal, Leitrim, and Roscommon. Explore many other hidden gems such as…an adventurous excursion to an enchanting deserted offshore island which has the remains of a 6th century monastery…a walk in the magical “faerie glen” beneath a Celtic Warrior Queen’s tomb…absorb the history and folklore, the myths and legends, as told by our local Shanachies.  There are still several dates available!

With our fantastic Wild West Irish Pilgrimage, you can celebrate and explore the mysteries and joy of Celtic wisdom and spirituality. With our guides and friends, we will explore Celtic wisdom joyfully through ritual, music, poetry, meditation, yoga, healthy food, creative expression, contemplative walks, hiking, and experiencing the sacred sites of Celtic Ireland. We have seats available in October!

Book now and save $250 per person on these tours:

  • June 28th – July 6th SOLD OUT
  • July 10th-July 18th SOLD OUT
  • July 22nd-July 30th SOLD OUT
  • August 27th-September 4th
  • September 8th-September 16th (II)
  • September 22nd – September 30th

Book any of these October tours for only $1999 per person!

  • October 2nd – October 10th
  • October 14th – October 22nd
  • October 25th-November 2nd

Please use coupon code APR when checking out to apply the discount. Not valid for prior purchases. This offer expires September 15, 2017.

Wild West Irish Pilgrimage

Wild West Irish Tours invites you to join us as we connect with Celtic spirituality, tradition and folklore by following the footsteps of our ancestors and exploring sacred places in this very special small group tour. This experience will bring you to W.B. Yeats’ “Land of Heart’s Desire” in the Sligo/Leitrim region of Ireland, to sacred places from County Mayo, Connemara and Galway to the Burren/Coastal region of County Clare.

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Join us in 2017 and explore the traditions and rituals of the four Celtic seasons (Samhain, Imbolc, Bealtine and Lughnasa) and the connection between Celtic spirituality and the four elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire.

This Pilgrimage includes music; dance; poetry; group and solitary nature walks; visits to sacred Celtic places; opportunities to participate in yoga and mediation; and explorations of artistic expression in a nurturing environment. We visit places from our Wild West Irish Tours itinerary, and journey to places that are seldom seen and mystical. As always, our group will consist of no more than 8 pilgrims/travelers, and we will stay in 4-star B&B-style accommodations. We are guided by local men and women who have a strong connection to and knowledge of Celtic spirituality, traditional wisdom, the landscape, history, archaeology and  folklore.

Meet this local Celtic legend and Myth-keeper on the Pilgrimage:

As a potential pilgrim, you may experience the following before departing on a pilgrimage:

  • A longing or yearning to participate in/make a journey with a deep purpose.
  • A call to do something different and to set about preparing for the challenge required to answer that call. (The call may have its origin in a dream.)
  • A setting out on the journey, having done the necessary planning to make the pilgrimage happen (both spiritual and logistic – travel, accommodation, preparation, and a decision on what gifts the pilgrim wishes to bring and leave at the pilgrimage destinations.)
  • An acceptance that the pilgrimage may bring the pilgrim on an unpredictable path that will be followed regardless, without complaint.
  • An anticipation of their arrival at the destinations of their pilgrimage (what it will mean personally to them to have answered the call and reached their destination)
  • A consideration of what benefits/fruits the pilgrimage will have for them.

Walk this path on your own Pilgrimage…

Dates in 2017 for the Wild West Irish Pilgrimage include:

  • May 1 –  May 9th, 2017
  • August 3 – August 11, 2017
  • October 25 – Nov 2, 2017

We only offer a few of these tours, so availability is limited. To book your 2017 tour, click here.

For specifics about the tour itinerary, please contact Wild West Irish Tours at info@wildwestirishtours.com or phone us in the U.S. at 804-918-7060.