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JEEPERS! A Tour of the Coast & Countryside of Ireland with Máirtín de Cógáin!

Only 24 seats available – get yours TODAY and don’t miss your chance to be on this adventure!

September 25th – Oct 2nd, 2024

7 Days/7 Nights

2 nights in Roscommon Town, Co. Roscommon,
2 nights in Lahinch, Co. Clare,
2 nights in Kilkea Castle, Co. Kildare,
1 night in Dublin City Centre


A bespoke tour for family and friend of the FitzPatricks. Arranged through Máirtín Music.

Get your seat now by filling out the registration form – click here

Your Tour Package Includes the following:

  • 3 Star Accommodations in Gleeson’s Roscommon, Co. Roscommon
  • 4 Star Accommodations in Lahinch Coast Hotel, Co. Clare & The Ashling Hotel, Dublin City Centre
  • 5 Star Accommodations in Kilkea Castle, Co. Kildare
  • Luxury Coach Transportation with your driver, Cork native, Séamus Buckley
  • Full Irish Breakfast Daily (except on day of arrival)
  • Group Welcome Dinner at Gleeson’s Roscommon
  • Group Welcome Dinner at Lahinch Hotel
  • Group Welcome Dinner at Kilkea Castle Restaurant 1180
  • Group Welcome Dinner at Kilkea Castle Clubhouse
  • Group Farewell Dinner at The Ashley Hotel Dublin City Centre
  • Strokestown Park House – The National Famine Museum
  • Seán’s Bar, Athlone, Ireland’s oldest Pub
  • Rathcroghan, the Seat of Queen Meath and the Gates to Hell, where Halloween began
  • Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
  • Boat to Insheer and a view of the Cliffs of Moher from the sea (weather permitting)
  • A walking tour of the Burren
  • Jerpoint Park to visit Santa Claus, Sheep Herding, tea and scones
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Newbridge Silverware
  • Entertainment and Insight from your host, Máirtín de Cógáin
  • A tour song book
  • Planned Nightly Pub Crawls and Music Sessions, Sing songs, and Storytelling!
  • Pre Tour Planning and Orientation, helping you to be absolutely prepared for your Ireland Adventure!

Please note all outdoor activities are subject to weather conditions, and that time, and circumstance may cause a change to our itinerary.

This Package hotels and meals include:

  • Gleeson’s Hotel, Co. Roscommon – 1 Dinner & 2 Breakfasts
  • Day 3&4: Lahinch Coast Hotel, Co. Clare – 1 dinner & 2 Breakfasts
  • DAY 5&6: Kilkea Castle Hotel, Co. Kildare – 2 Dinners & 2 Breakfasts
  • DAY 7: The Ashling Hotel Dublin City Centre, 1 Dinner & 1 Breakfast
  • 5 star customer service from your host, guide and driver
  • Chauffeur driven Coach by Irish native

Total Cost of Your Ultimate Tour Package:

$3,299.00 per person sharing*

Price is per person and based on double occupancy, either twin beds or full sized bed.
No triple or quadruple rooms are available for this tour.

Your package DOES NOT include the following:

  • Airfare to and from Dublin.  You are responsible for arranging and payment of your air travel.  Please arrange your arrival at Dublin on or before Wednesday September 25th, 2024 and be in Dublin City Center BEFORE 9AM Irish Time.  If you arrive after this date and time, you are responsible for your own transportation to meet with the group in the city Centre. We highly recommend coming in at least one night before the tour. There will be a pre tour hotel for the group to stay with if you would like to avail of it. You should arrange for your return flight to United States from Dublin on or after Wednesday, October 2nd, 2024
  • Gratuities for dining service and tour guides
  • Site fees, except for those explicitly detailed in this description
  • Travel insurance covering health issues, tour cancellation, tour interruption, and flight delays
  • Any and all expenses not explicitly expressed in this description


$800.00 deposit per person, is required to hold your spot and is due to Máirtín Music today before they are all gone.  Balance of $2,499.00 per person is due to Máirtín Music before 3:00 pm PST, Friday June 18th 2024, cancellations after this time will incur cancellation charges.
IMPORTANT: We HIGHLY RECOMMEND the purchase of a comprehensive Travel Insurance policy, in the event that you must cancel or interrupt your trip.  In the event of a cancellation, Máirtín Music will attempt to refund a portion of payments made to them, but cannot guarantee any return, as these funds have already been guaranteed to other service providers (hotels, restaurants, transportation, attractions, and sites).

To book your seat and get your deposit in contact:
Máirtín de Cógáin of Máirtín Music
+1-310-447-4839 (anytime just be sure to leave a message)

Here it is, the tentative itinerary for YOUR Tour of the Coast and Countryside of Ireland with Máirtín! (subject to changes, with comparable and equitable substitutions) come back for more details as things are confirmed.

Wednesday September 25th
Day 1 – Overnight in Roscommon Town Abbey Hotel
9am Pick up in Dublin City Centre
Stop for tea and a toilet somewhere
Storkestone house – lunch there
3pm depart for hotel
Dinner at hotel and music to follow 

Thursday September 26th
Day 2  – Overnight in Roscommon Town Abbey Hotel
Dinner on your own and music that night

Friday September 27th
Day 3 – Overnight in Lahinch
9am head for Athlone
Talk about origins of Whiskey at Sean’s Bar

Galway City
Dinner at the hotel and entertainment to follow

Saturday September 28th
Day 4 – Overnight in Lahinch
9am depart for the ferry to Inisheer
10am boat out to the island
1pm boat back via the Cliffs of Moher
Dinner on your own, music to follow

Sunday September 29th
Day 5 – Overnight in Kilkea Castle
9am depart for the burren
Walking tour with Shane Connolly
Onto Kilkea Castle
Dinner at the hotel

Monday September 30th
Day 6 – Overnight in Kilkea Castle
9 depart for Jerpoint park
10:30 tae & scones, talk and sheep herding
depart for Kilkenny City
Lunch on your own
Tour of Kilkenny castle
4pm depart for Kilkea Castle
Dinner in the Castle

Tuesday October 1st
Day 7 – Overnight at the Ashling Hotel Dublin City Centre
10am: depart hotel
Newbridge Silverware – lunch on your own
Farewell Dinner


About Máirtín –  Máirtín is a singing, dancing, story-telling bodhrán player who also is a noted playwright and actor.  He performs in his native Ireland and all over the U.S…. and between and beyond, too!

An infectious personality, Máirtín pleasantly commands the attention of any collection of people, from a concert hall to an intimate porch.  Descended from a long line of storytellers and with two CCÉ All-Ireland’s for Storytelling under his belt, Máirtín gets no more joy out of life than the telling of stories.

When touring the globe with The Máirtín de Cógáin Project, The Fuchsia Band, & Gailfean, Máirtín is also a true promoter of the Ballad.  He is searching ever for those forgotten songs of old to give them new life, and also writes some of his own.  Máirtín learnt from many famous Irish singers such as Danni Maichi Ua Súilleabháin, Séamus Mac Mathúna, and Ciarán Dwyer. A fluent speaker of Irish, his love of the ‘Teanga na Gael‘ stems from his parents, who brought him up in a bilingual house and sent him to primary & secondary schools taught in the medium of Irish.  Máirtín then earned a Degree in the Irish language from University College Cork.

If not on stage singing, storytelling, dancing, or playing the bodhrán, Máirtín is threading the boards as an actor, most notably in the film The Wind that Shakes the Barley.  He has co-written many productions with the Be Your Own Banana Theatre Company, recently playing De Bogman off-broadway in NY.

Máirtín has been playing the bodhrán for a long many moons, learning first from Eric Cunningham (The New De Danann) and later from Colm Murphy (The Old De Danann).

Growing up in a house full of dancing, Máirtín could not but help teach the steps at the family run Céilís from an early age, and a gifted teacher of Cork’s folk dances he is.  Máirtín makes friends wherever he goes.  In a very short time, Máirtín, the Fuchsia Band, and the “Project” have made themselves regulars at some of the most prestigious Irish festivals in the U.S. While now living in San Diego, he has taken up Sanke Charming & Bird Watching while not on the road and hopes one day for A Big Year!

And now, Máirtín is proud to offer this special tour of Ireland!  We hope you are able to join us for what is sure to be a grand event!




1.    Contact Máirtín by email at travel@mairtinmusic.com – This only PROVISIONALLY holds your spot.  Spots will be provisionally held in the order in which they are received by emails to Máirtín.
2.    Once you have paid your deposit by check or credit card, your reservation(s) is (are) at that time CONFIRMED and will be held for you pending your balance payment on Tuesday June 18th 2024.
3.    After your deposit is received by Máirtín Music, you will receive an email from Máirtín welcoming you to the group.

Note: All Payments are to be made to:
Máirtín Music
PO BOX 1811
Poway, CA 92074

Deposit payments and payments on balance are non-refundable upon cancellation, unless another person can be found to buy your tour package.

IMPORTANT: We at Máirtín Music HIGHLY RECOMMEND the purchase of a comprehensive Travel Insurance policy through a travel agency or insurance carrier of your choosing, in the event that you must cancel or interrupt your trip. In the event of a cancellation, Máirtín Music will attempt to refund a portion of payments made to them, but cannot guarantee any return, as these funds have already been guaranteed to other service providers (hotels, restaurants, transportation, attractions, and sites).

Price of $3,299.00 per person is based on double occupancy, either twin beds or full sized bed.


Any further questions, contact:
Máirtín de Cógáin
Máirtín Music
If you have questions call anytime just be sure to leave a message or send a text, I’m on California time