Join us in March of 2020 as we return to this very magical place. We will be in Galway for Saint Patrick’s Day – the most Irish of all of the days in the year.

Quick Details

Per Person Based on Double Occupancy
Solo Travelers Are Welcome with supplement


In March of last year, we partnered with our friends at Independent Ireland to put together a most incredible beercation experience – a trip around Ireland in the week around Saint Patrick’s Day! 23 travelers from all over the United States joined us on that very memorable week. You can watch Evan’s video “The Glow” and read about the daily activities of that group trip here.

We have put together an all-new beercation experience – a week in the cities and countryside of Ireland during the week surrounding Saint Patrick’s Day! The tour will begin and end in Dublin. Along the way, we will discover that there is much more to drink in this land than dry Irish stouts and delicious whiskeys. The country is producing some amazing food and drink, and we will explore many different angles of this transformation.

Our tour group will be led by Ireland’s native son, Evan McElligott, who is a Certified Travel Associate and has organized and led many a group tour back to his homeland. The trip is designed to bring us to both well-known locales and out-of-the-way villages to live as the Irish do—at least for the week.

Insiders Experience: Ireland
Travel Dates: Thursday 3/12/2020 to Friday 3/20/2020

Here are just some of the incredible locations we will visit during our week-long tour:
  • Experience Saint Patrick’s Day in Galway, Ireland – the 2020 European Capital of Culture!
  • Tours and tastes at The White Hag Brewery, Mescan Brewery, and more
  • Visits to Strandhill, Connemara National Park, Clonmacnoise, and Athlone
  • City tours in Galway and Dublin
  • Walks with archeologists and whiskey experts
  • A visit to the Oldest Pub in the World
  • 2 nights in Westport
  • Free time in lively Galway and exciting Dublin
  • More details coming soon!


  • All ground transportation with Driver/ Guide and Hosts
  • Overnight hotel and inn accommodation, based on double occupancy
  • Entrance to certain attractions and tours.
  • Daily full Irish Breakfast, and one evening meal during the week.
  • Admission and tastings at select locations
  • City tours – Dublin, Galway, and more
  • Galway Pub Crawl – Find your favorite.
  • Explore St Patrick’s Day with the locals.

Not Included:

  • Airfare to and from Dublin. Many are selecting to come in a few days earlier, some are staying later. There are some great deals to be found, so we’ve decided to leave this on-your-own.
  • Lunches and evening meals are not included. There is so much to choose from – and we’re gonna help you decide – but this is your chance to find amazing food in one of the most under-appreciated culinary destinations in the world.
  • Alcohol purchases beyond tastings are on-your-own
  • Additional attractions and tours that might interest you and as time allows.
  • You will have free time in the evenings to explore at your own pace (suggestions and support will be given beforehand)
  • We have priced the land portion at an affordable rate, and have left the round-trip airfare to Dublin up to you. There are economy fares available at very affordable prices from many locations in the U.S.
  • We really hope you can join us in March of 2020 as we will be in the country for Saint Patrick’s Day – the most Irish of all of the days in the year.

Do you have questions or need more information? Contact our travel partners Independent Ireland directly with any trip questions that you may have.


Do you have specific questions about the details of the trip?
Call Evan of Independent Ireland directly at 207-221-0737

Ready to sign up and join us in Ireland?
A $250 non-refundable deposit is all that is needed to secure your spot. Hop on over and register right now!