Our top picks of places tourist must visit along Irelands Ancient East.
Let Celtic Footstep help your group to explore Celtic Roots in Ireland. Have a read of the below escorted Tour, this tour is is accompanied by a Professional Tour Guide with input from Local Irish Experts at Glendalough, a Franciscan Monk in Clifden, one of the Sisters at Kylemore Abbey & Solas Bhride Kildare, Aran Islands & Glenstal Abbey.
Galway is a perfect base to explore a multitude of different attractions. Recently named in National Geographics “Where to Travel in 2019” article Galway is continuing to grow and welcome more and more visitors each year. We decided to put together a list of our top 5 favourite and most popular things to do when n Galway.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to bring a youth pilgrimage to Ireland? Here's your chance to find out. Our friends at St Pauls Epsicopal Church in the USA have allowed us to share their blog outlining the great experiences they had here during their trip to Ireland.
Click here to read their day by day account on a custom tour of Ireland. They did so much here and had so many unique and special experiences. They climbed Croagh Patrick, explored the Aran Islands, learned about the St Brigid, enjoyed a spiritual walk through Glendalough, learned how to play Hurling and Gaelic and even jumped in to a peat bog.
Celtic Footstep are experts in creating custom tours and pilgrimages of Ireland. If you are planning a group trip to Ireland contact Celtic Footstep to create a bespoke customised tour for your group to Ireland.
In September a small group journey from Colorado, USA to Ireland and enjoyed a custom itinerary for 11 nights in Ireland. This itinerary was created specifically for them and featured inputfrom local Irish experts Including Pádraigin Clancy, Fr Michael Rogers, Grace Clunie & Sister Mary Minehan (Solas Bhride).
Celtic Footstep were recently asked to prepare a custom itinerary for a Professor and 10 students from Boston, USA. Their interest was all things Joycean! The tour that we proposed included all of their wish list and a few extras! This tour is easily adapted and ideal for student groups, study groups, special interest groups and academic groups visiting Dublin and Ireland!
Celtic Footstep recently put together a custom tour for a small group from Brazil. We created a very special itinerary bursting with unique experiences for this group whose special interest was painting. Artist and Art Teacher Mary Porto and Claudio Crow who is an expert on all things celtic accompanied this small group to Ireland.
Once described by the National Geographic Traveler as the most beautiful place on earth, the 10 mile / 16km wide Dingle Peninsula protrudes from the southwest of Ireland. Even on a dull day the Dingle Peninsula is a must see/must do. These photos were taken during a recent visit by Brook Gladstone, Co-Host and Editor of WNYC's On the Media and Author, Fred Kaplan.
Celtic Footstep organised a unique and personal itinerary for an Alumni Group from St Francis University, USA which explore their special Irish/Franciscan Heritage.
Celtic Footstep worked with Gene Courtney, organizer of the class of 57 Princeton Reunion on a customized programme for his fellow classmates from one of Americas most prestigious universities, Princeton. This collaboration resulted in a 6 night itinerary based in Galway City on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Coast.
This January Celtic Footstep welcomed a youth group from Timothy Christian High School, USA to Ireland. This group tour was customised and planned by us especially for them and by all accounts was thoroughly enjoyed by all participants. They have very kindly shared their thoughts and experiences in this blog written by the group leader.
Introduction by Group Leader Mac Wiener
"Our trip to Ireland with Celtic Footstep was beyond our expectations. Ireland is simply a wonderful, unforgettable place.
This reflection was written by Gerard Mannion, PhD, professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies and director of the Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture (CCTC) at the University of San Diego. Each year the center takes a small group of inter-disciplinary USD faculty to a place connected with the Catholic intellectual and/or cultural and social traditions.