Final Call For Week of Welcomes!

Vol 1 Issue 4 June 2011


Final Week of Welcomes News!
The Ireland XO inaugural ‘Week of Welcomes’ is fast approaching and we wanted to give you the latest details on all of the events, tours and activities planned for the week!

Bookings are still being taken but for organisational purposes, it would be hugely useful to have final numbers asap.

If you are thinking of coming, please either complete your booking form through thewebsite, or alternatively, simply give the ireland XO office here in Loughrea a call on +353 (0)91 842013 and we can talk you through the week’s events and the very latest schedule.

Your IRO Team

Tours (can be booked separately)
Tuesday 28th June 10am-11pm
Cliffs of Moher & Galway City Tour 

Drive to the Cliffs of Moher via the Burren-Lunch in Doolin-Galway City Sights or Shopping. Dinner followed by Trad on the Prom show at 8pm
Cost 20 Euro (does not include meals; show additional 25 Euro)

Wednesday 29th June  10am-5pm
Regional Tour West

Isserkelly Castle-Ardrahan-Kiltartan Gregory Museum-Coole Park- Kilmacduagh Monastery- Gort- Thoor Ballylee-Roxboro-Loughrea Catherdral
Cost 12 Euro (does not include lunch/coffee breaks)

Thursday 30th June 10am-7pm
Regional Tour East

Pallas Castle-Portumna Castle & Priory- Portumna Workhouse-Tiarnascragh-Meelick-Eyrecourt-Clontuskert Abbey-Clonbrock Kilconnell-Aughrim.
In Aughrim there will be a special performance of music, song and interpretation in the Aughrim Interprative Centre.
Cost 12 Euro (does not include lunch/coffee breaks)

Schedule of Events
Further details on booking, accommodation, venues and tours on our website:

Sunday 26th June
6pm Welcome ReceptionCloghan Castle

Monday 27th June
This Is Who You Are Day
9am Local history, heritage & genealogy
3pm Visit to East Galway Family Heritage Centre
4pm Local Parish Tours

Tuesday 28th June
Tour and Show
10am  Cliffs of Moher & Galway City Tour
8pm    Trad on the Prom Show – Salthill Hotel

Wednesday 29th June
10am  Regional Tour West

Thursday 30th June
10am  Regional Tour East
8pm    Great Outdoor Festival – Portumna Castle

Friday 1st July
10am Go Active Day
Options available include Slieve Aughty Trail, Turf cutting, Golfing/Fishing/Horseriding
8pm Irish Evening/Mock Wedding – Cloghan Castle

Saturday 2nd July
10am Village Market – Eyrecourt
2pm   Championship Hurling Match
8pm   Farewell Event – Cloghan Castle

Booking a Tour!

We are offering the Regional Tours as individual events so if you would like to join us on the Tuesday, Wednesday or the Thursday,  please email your choice(s), name and telephone number to or call the office on 091 842013 as early as possible (places are limited) but by Friday June 24th at the latest.

Cliffs of Moher

Trad on the Prom

Kilmacduagh Monastery


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