Welcome to Travel with Brack Tours Podcast - Meet Peter, Nuala, Sinead, Colm, James, Debbie, Maura and Karen, all part of the Brack Tours extended family. Did you know that across the globe over 200 million people claim to have Irish ancestry.? Did you know that there are over 1400 ancient ruins in Ireland and that Riverdance started over 2000 years ago in Ireland! "At Brack Tours we didn't invent travel - we made it happen!" Learn about the "off the beaten track" locations, the real "local stories", meet the characters so why don't you pull up a chair and "Fill your Heart with Ireland"
In this Episode Colm talks to Timmy Donovan of Sean’s Bar Athlone. The bar is situated on the Banks of the River Shannon in the centre of Athlone and is Ireland’s oldest bar, verified by the Guinness Book of Records and a favourite on Brack Tours’ itineraries. Timmy tells the story of how he got involved with the bar and how it earned the title of The Oldest Pub In Ireland, and perhaps soon The Oldest Pub in the World. Recently Sean's Bar has become famous for its own whiskey and Timmy touches on how the origins of whiskey began around Athlone in the 6th Century on the Islands on Lough Ree on the River Shannon. He also mentions other fascinating facts about the bar and why it has become so popular with visitors from far and wide. We hope you enjoy the listen.
In this Episode Colm talks to Peter and two of the Brack Tours Group Leaders: Lori McGrath and Frank O'Connor.
Lori is from the East Coast of USA and first travelled to Ireland with her Mother and recalls how she met Peter back in 1995 and how he organised for the group to experience the REM concert @ Slane Castle, Co. Meath. Lori organised her first trip with Brack Tours in 2018. She shares her passion for "The Hidden Gems of Ireland" and her love of Doolin and Clifden and explains why she collaborates with Brack Tours and how travellers really appreciate The Brack Tours "Peace of Mind" Booking Policy. Peter reminds listeners of the new tours for 2021 - The "10 Day Daly Brothers Music Tour".
Frank O'Connor is a musician an group leader from the West Coast of USA and in his conversation with Colm he outlines the appeal of travelling with Brack Tours - the ability to rack up and perform "impromptu concerts!" Frank met Colm through a mutual friend Donagh McKeown, a local tour guide and radio show host. Frank is also a certified Meditation Instructor and shares his aspirations to work with Brack Tours to take forward Celtic Mindfulness & Meditation travel experiences to Ireland - particularly the sacred sites of Ireland's Ancient East. Colm reminds listeners of plans for an up and coming Zoom Concert Performance from Brack Tour Group Leaders.
This is an Introduction to Brack Tours. We are an Incoming Tour Operator to Ireland and Scotland. With an experienced staff based across Ireland (Dublin, Galway & Newry) and Dover,New Hampshire USA, we strive to deliver tour packages to suit clients needs and budgets. Our speciality is in customising and creating unique special interest group tours, private chauffeur drive packages for families and friends while using a mix of unique 4 & 5 star accommodations. Whether our customers are interested in Irish music, food, Celtic history, family ancestry or an action-packed trip, Brack Tours will package what our customers desire. We aim to meet their budget and provide them with an Ireland vacation that exceeds their expectations. Working in association with the Green Tourism Scheme, Brack Tours are committed to providing an environmentally friendly touring product. We didn't Invent Travel, we just made it fun.