23 – 30 July 2017
14 – 16


23 – 30 July 2017

Celtic heritage: holy places, ancient rituals, old myths and legends, early Celtic church etc. with recognized scholars on Celtic heritage, old stories and myths with the storyteller Niall de Búrca and Session with musicians and singers from the Island.

More detailed tour information is given in the Itinerary Section.


23 – 30 July 2017


1 May 2017


Meet at meeting point in Galway City, Ireland


6 nights B+B ( sharing)

2 dinners on Inis Mór

Last night B+B in Galway

All transports, tours,lectures and other activities according to programme.


2 dinners

lunches, tips and drinks.


7 Nights B&B (6 on Inis Mór and 1 in Galway).

Kilmurvey House: lovely comfortable, small*** Guesthouse in an old Mansion, with friendly hostess and wonderful breakfast, near clean and safe beach and famous Dun Aonghasa.

B+B Galway: The last night we stay in a quiet and comfortable B+B, near the sea and about in der Nähe vom Meer 15 min. walking distance from City Centre. With the great bus service to the Airport Dublin (3 hrs. Every ½ hr. people can also reach early flights. And Galway is a charming little town.


CHF 1490.-

The price will be adjusted  if the exchange rate changes. With less than 14 participants a surcharge has to be applied as the joint costs for this programme are very high.


For 6 nights single room (Inis Mór): CHF 240.-/ last night in Galway: CHF 40.- (not so many singles available, book early).

Additional nights on Inis Mór, in Galway and Dublin can be booked from CHF 60.-/Euro 35.-/night (double B+B).


Up to 60 days before departure: 10% of the total price
59-31 days before departure: 40% of the total price
30-1 days before departure: 70% of the total price
On the day of departure or no show up: 90% of the total price
We strongly recommend that you take out cancellation insurance.

Single people: I always have 60 – 80% single people in my programmes, so you won’t be lost if you travel on your own.

Additional information

DestinationGalway, Inis Mór, Co. Galway

Day 1:

Welcome at meeting point in Galway about 16.15, bus and boat to Inis Mór (2 hrs), transfer to B+B, dinner.

Day 2 :

Information about the programme, the Island and the history of the Celts, walk along the High Cliffs to Bungabhla, west end, (walking time 2 hrs), evening: free time.

Day 3:

Morning: lecture by Elizabeth: Celtic Calendar and fiest days, lecture by Dara Ó Maoildhia: The Celtic Church in Ireland: peak and downfall and about his book: “The Globalisation of God” afternoon: from the seal sanctuary to the holy places of St. Asurnai and St.Cieran and to Kilronan (shopping etc.), walking time: 1 hr, evening: free time.

Day 4:

Walk with Dara: holy well (Mother Earth and old rituals), ancient wedge tomb, (burial rituals, death and “Otherworld”), visit to the magnificent blow hole “Monster’s Lair” (2- 3 hrs walk), evening: free time.

Day 5:

Morning: free time, afternoon: lecture with the storyteller Niall de Búrca:: “Gods, heroes and mortals – an introduction to Celtic myths”, dinner in Elizabeth’s house, evening: Session by the fireside: old stories with Niall and music and Gaelic songs with young singers and musicians from the Island

Day 6:

“The old monastic site of Saint Enda”, (the idea of the early Celtic church) visit the smallest church of Ireland and walk along the magnificent cliffs to the Black Fort ( 2-3 hrs walk), back to Kilronan: time for shopping, “Man of Aran” film etc., evening: vegetarian buffet in Joel’s, music session in local Pub.

Day 7:

9.00 Boat to Connemara, walk the ancient pilgrimage way to Mam Éan: “St.Patrick’s Bed and Holy Well” (2hrs walk), back to Galway, transfer to B+B, dinner and “music session” in one of Galway’s famous Pubs.

Day 8:

Morning: official end of programme in Galway