The Irish Fiddle And Culture Retreat for guests who would like to incorporate Irish music tuition on fiddle with cultural excursions and workshops.
This programme is designed for guests wishing to experience both concentrated Irish music tuition as well as cultural aspects of life in Ireland.
A portion of your day is spent learning how to play or improve the Irish Music Style of playing your instrument. Your teacher will give you specific directions and guidance in a gentle and effective fashion during the course of your Irish Fiddle workshops - tuition Monday to Friday.
You will learn a few words of Gaelic and the history of the Irish language, step into the kitchen and learn how to prepare some delicious Irish bread and meals, enjoy afternoon outings to historic and scenic sights. Visit local castles, see local handcrafts, walk the country hills, explore ancient archaeological sights. Some nights are spent enjoying the music, singing and storytelling at traditional Irish music pub sessions.
The itinerary is carefully planned to ensure guests really enjoy themselves as well as learn lots about Irelands rich cultural heritage. This four night package promises to be an authentic and unique holiday experience. You will be intrigued from dawn until dusk.
Cost : €1,350 p.p.
Four nights Bed and Breakfast accommodation - Monday morning arrival at 09:00am - Friday departure at 1:00pm
Four home cooked traditional dinners at 12:30 daily - Monday - Thursday.
Irish music workshop on Irish Fiddle - Monday to Friday - 2 hours duration daily.
One Irish language and history talk -
One Traditional Irish Home Baking demonstration -
Three daytime cultural outings to local towns and village with lots to see and do - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Outing to one Traditional Irish music pub session.
We will be organising all of the driving!
You will be able buy your own snacks/light meals while out and about during the outings to local towns and villages.
Admission to historical sights and tours at your own discretion.
We will collect you from our local train station in Thurles and return you for your onward journey if you decide to come by train.
If you would like to join us on Sunday, the day before the retreat starts, to settle in, we can provide collection from train station, B&B with evening meal for an additional charge of €100 p.p.s.
Monday morning arrival, Friday lunchtime departure.