“Two or More” Sale!

Save $700 when you book two (or more) people on a Wild West Irish Tour — a discount of $350 per person!

We are delighted to have nearly 15 of our small group tours SOLD OUT, and we’ve added more tours than any previous year due to high demand! Here is your chance to make your “bucket list” dream come true for you and a friend, family member, partner or associate! Book by May 1st, and save big bucks!!

Pick a date, book your trip, and let us take care of the rest… You will get to experience what our beloved Wild Westies have called “a gift to yourself”, “a tour that defied all expectations”, “the trip of a lifetime”, and “something that far exceeds any other tour company of any caliber.” See reviews here.

Don’t just take their word for it — sign up and find out for yourself!

This exciting offer applies to the following tours/dates:

Wild West Irish Tour-Signature

  • June 16-24
  • June 28-July 6

To take advantage of this special offer, use coupon code JUN when checking out!

This offer expires May 1, 2017. Sorry, not valid for prior purchases.

A personal invitation from Wild West Irish Tours…

 

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 throughout 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 May, August,  and October!

Book by April 30 and save $150 per person!

Please use coupon code APR when checking out to apply the discount. Not valid for prior purchases.

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.

 

The Chare Champion interviewed Michael about the history of Wild West Irish Tours, his Irish heritage, and his plans for the future as tours expand into County Clare.

“It’s almost a watershed event for me to be officially starting tours in Clare where my grandmother came from. What we want to do eventually is have our whole tour in Clare but this year we’re going to have more than half of the tour in Clare.

Read the whole article on clarechampion.ie

Ken and Antonette Kaufman came on a Wild West Irish Tours special “Emigrant Trail Ancestry Tour” to find his family roots. Here is his story:

“As long as I can remember, I have had a desire to know more about my Irish ancestral origins. When I was considering visiting Ireland for the first time, I knew I wanted to see the area of my great-grandfather, John Gallagher, an ancestor whose origins I learned about from a letter my grandmother received in the 1960s. However, I was afraid this goal was unrealistic for one who never navigated the country lanes of Western Ireland. Much to my delight, I discovered that Wild West Irish Tours was offering an emigration themed tour in County Sligo, the home county of my Gallagher/Mullarkey line.”

Read the full article on thewildgeese.irish.

The Irish Embassy in Washington D.C. praises Wild West Irish Tours

“on the work they do in bringing people from both sides of the Atlantic in a fun way…”

Wild West Irish Tours was delighted to celebrate the launch of our new Ireland Music & Dance Festival Tour, with the help of the Irish Embassy and Irish singer, Mai Hernon.

At a recent launch of the launch of the Fleadh na hEireann in Fairfax Virginia, Claire Fitzgibbon, the Cultural Attache of the Irish Embassy, stated the following:

“The Embassy is delighted to be associated with Wild West Irish Tours’ launch of the 2014 tour season and the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, which this year is taking place in Sligo. The Fleadh is a major event in the Irish cultural calendar, and one which brings people from all over the world together through their shared love of traditional Irish music. We applaud Wild West Irish Tours on the work they do in bringing people from both sides of the Atlantic together in a fun way, further cementing the bonds of friendship between our two great nations.”

Read the complete article on Sligo Today.