Welcome to Fiddlers Retreat, home to an Irish Music and Culture Holiday experience that is truly unique. We run retreats for people looking to explore Ireland through its music and culture. We will create the perfect holiday package for you, whether you are a musician or simply a music and culture lover.
Fiddlers Retreat Homestay
You will become part of our family while you are a guest in our home.
Expect the unexpected
Through a chink too wide there comes no wonder. Our daily activities are varied, interesting and organised to give you a genuine Irish experience.
Irish Heritage Centre
Explore Irelands largest private heritage centre, a lived-in castle, authentic Irish handcrafts, abbeys and country lanes.
Is this Ireland's Best Pub?
Where is Ireland's Best Pub?
The Cottage, Loughmore
Enjoy a cup of tea in Irelands Best Tearoom after exploring a quaint little village.
Time out to reflect
Take some time to absorb your experiences during your week. We will visit some very special, off the beaten path places.
Laughter is contagious!
Storytelling, music, singing, dancing .. this home has seen it all!
The famine is over!
Potatoes and cabbage fresh from the garden and onto your plate within an hour.
Our vegetable garden is where you can pick fresh produce for our evening meals.
Special Moments Created
Families come to experience a unique Irish holiday.
Groups of Friends join us.
We welcome couples and groups of friends. Everybody is welcome, lasting memories are made during the week.
Guest Bedrooms are comfortable
Our bedrooms are warm and comfortable.
Care for a tipple?
Enjoy a drink at your own leisure - BYO.
Ready for dinner?
We pride ourselves in sourcing the best, local produce for preparing home-cooked meals.
Fiddlers Retreat Workshops
Our daily workshops are suitable for all levels of players. You will get exactly what you need to improve your playing.
Fiddlers Retreat Irish Pub Sessions
We bring you to some of Irelands best pubs, famous for their Irish music session.
Fiddlers Retreat Afternoon Tea?
Our luxury home is yours for the duration of your stay. We pride ourselves in sourcing local produce for our homemade meals.
Fiddlers Retreat Gardens
Spacious gardens are a delight to explore and enjoy walks. Our vegetable garden and orchard supply us with seasonal vegetables.
Are you are looking to develop your Irish fiddle playing? Are you looking for an Irish holiday too? This is the place for you!
We also run retreats for a variety of other instruments. Whatever your instrument - we have the best Irish music tutors available to teach you. Highly experienced teachers and musicians join us at Fiddlers Retreat and share their knowledge and skills with students. We work around dates that suit you.
You will get expert and concise workshops that will get you music making in jig-time. We get people travelling to us on their own, fiddlers and non-fiddlers, groups of friends and large Fiddle Orchestra groups. Our itinerary is flexible as we maximise your weeks enjoyment and experience.
Are there particular tunes you would like to learn or figure out Irish fiddle techniques, the bowing pattern of a certain part in a reel? Have you ever joined in a real Irish music sessions? You will be spoiled for choice regarding traditional pubs and the differences between Traditional Irish Music Pub Sessions are subtle but very evident and interesting to observe. You are welcome to join in if they have the confidence and tunes!
We have developed a recipe for success as one of Ireland's leading Irish Fiddle Schools for the last fifteen years. We offer bespoke packages, we never have more than a handful of guests attending during any given week - it may be one guest or up to six - so tuition will be in a group situation for two hours approximately - making for a very personalised experience. There is no rushing around here, you are gently guided and given the time to explore your music-making adventure.
You come as a guest and leave as a friend.