Kilkenny, Killarney & Killimer

Similar by name but contrasting in nature and location within the Emerald Isle and all well worth a visit.

Kilkenny, to the South East in County Kilkenny the embodiment of many visitors’ imaginations of Ireland. Rich in art and culture, the city is host to the Kilkenny Arts Festival. Its medieval heritage is evident in the city’s historical buildings and landmarks, starting with the magnificent Kilkenny Castle, which dominates the city. The original Anglo-Norman stone castle was built for the 4th Earl of Pembroke during the 13th century and later became the Irish residence of the powerful Butler family for almost 600 years.

To the South West in County Kerry, the town of Killarney, one of Ireland’s most popular tourist destinations, has many interesting shops, cafés, restaurants and traditional pubs. The jewel in the crown is the beautiful Killarney National Park, best explored by traditional horse drawn carriage Jaunting Car, to discover the hidden delights of the park and its famous lakes which captivate all with their beauty and charm.

Crossing over from County Kerry to County Clare, experience the ferry from Shannon to Killimer followed by a scenic coastal drive to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher & Visitor Experience, a UNESCO Geo Park. A haven for nesting seabirds and on a clear day, enjoy spectacular views of the Aran Islands, Galway Bay and the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara.

As well as spectacular beauty, County Clare is the renowned heartland of traditional music, nowhere else will you find such a concentration of talented musicians, singers and dancers.

As a Chorister, and eventually Head Chorister in our local church choir for eleven years, Jo was talented, dedicated and could always be relied on to work to the utmost of her undoubted abilities. I would expect that she would apply the same attributes to her professional life
P BuckmasterChoral Director
Jo and her team came up with a fantastic itinerary for our choir and planned everything to the last detail. We always felt we were in safe hands and that they were on the end of a phone to help us with anything we needed. We couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
Rosie SayersChairperson for Sing It Loud Community Choir
From cathedrals and abbeys, churches and stately homes, all steeped in centuries of history, some in Roman Towns others in quintessential English ‘picture postcard’ villages, every choir and musical ensemble should spend a tour exploring the United Kingdom and Ireland. Whatever part of the country you to choose to visit, by working with a knowledgeable team of people who know the regions inside out from both a tourism and musical perspective, you will be guaranteed the richest of touring experiences
Tim KnightBritish composer and Choral Director