www.irishmusictours.ie is a newly established tour operator based in Ardara.
The brainchild of Sean Kearns, they are Ireland’s only dedicated traditional Irish music tour operator that focuses purely on traditional Irish music and culture.
Their tours focus on the rich tradition of Irish Music in Donegal and includes tour options that take in the authentic traditional music venues in South West Donegal (Killybegs, Ardara, Dunkinelly, Gweedore and Arranmore Island) initially, with a plan to expand their tours to all Donegal.
The tours are unique in that the musicians will travel on the tours with the guests and their Ireland-wide tours will have a particular focus on Donegal. They have a pool of 25+ musicians and the plan is to be bringing in 8000+ visitors to Donegal by 2017.
Donegal is uniquely positioned having international recording artists such as Altan, Clannad, Enya and Fidil, to name a few, all coming from Donegal.
It is hoped to create between 5 and 10 full time jobs by 2017 with a number of part time positions to be filled also.
“We are consistently building on our tour options and, with the introduction of the Wild Atlantic Way, hope that local businesses, pubs and accommodation providers will benefit as they continue to grow. The response so far has been exceptional and full tours are expected in the coming months,” said a spokesman.
For more details visit www.irishmusictours.ie