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Carolyn Janette & Phil RyanMeet the husband and wife team of Carolyn Janette and Phil Ryan. Both are world travelers and founders of Inroads Ireland. Although they are now based in Seattle, Phil is originally from Dublin, while Carolyn hails from Wisconsin. They creating Inroads Ireland to satiate their own travel appetites while appealing to like-minded travelers looking to see authentic Ireland - - off the beaten track!

That formula has worked well for Inroads Ireland, and each summer they conduct thirteen tours in the North, South and West of Ireland.  Many of these tours sell out in advance and many of their clients are return visitors, a sign of their popularity among intrepid travelers who want personal guides and small, flexible groups that are suitably paced to venture off the beaten track!

If you're thinking of taking a trip and want to be part of a small tour (14 max), then this may be the way to go. Carolyn and Phil have been leading tours to Ireland since 2006 and are experts when it comes to questions like visas, what to pack, electrical items, cell phones, weather, and most importantly - - where to go to see authentic Ireland.

There are three tours to choose from or you can take back-to-back tours if you can't get enough of the Emerald Isle.

Destination and tour dates for 2019:



May 20 - 27
June 10 - 17
July 1 - 8
July 15 - 22
August 19 - 26
September 9 - 16
Sept. 30 - Oct. 7

June 17 - 24
July 8 - 15
August 26 - Sept. 2
September 16 - 23
June 24 - July 1
July 22 - 29
September 2 - 9
September 23 - 30


This one-week, small group (max of 14 people), mini-bus tour takes you to beautiful southern Ireland where you tour an Irish tower house castle, explore a Norman Monastery and stand in a Stone Circle aligned to the setting sun of the winter solstice. Be inspired by County Kerry’s outstanding natural beauty in Killarney National Park. Relax for two nights on the Dingle Peninsula where fantastic music, pubs, and shopping await. Discover millennia old stone Celtic Crosses with intricately carved designs. Gaze at the crashing Atlantic coastline at the Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy a leisurely cruise on the River Shannon and sample a drop of whiskey at Ireland's oldest whiskey distillery. You will walk the land, capture the spirit, and find Ireland forever in your heart!
$2,697 per person, based on double occupancy.
Full trip itinerary

Go South Tour of Ireland


The fantastic west of Ireland - the Aran Islands, Connemara, Counties Galway and Mayo, and more! This one-week, small group (max of 14 people), mini-bus tour includes a private chartered flight to the Aran Islands (Inishmore). Be amazed at the Iron Age fort of Dun Aengus and stay overnight on Inishmore. Back on the mainland, explore an Irish tower house castle and be charmed as spirited sheep dogs demonstrate their sheep herding skills. Enjoy a traditional Irish dance and music show in a community hall and discover the Stone Age farms of the Ceide Fields. Step back in time and tour a grand 18th Century home, go inside an ancient passage tomb and explore rugged Connemara and the Wild Atlantic Way. All this and more in wonderful western Ireland!
$2,691 per person, based on double occupancy.
Full trip itinerary

Go West Tour of Ireland


An amazing one-week, small group (max of 14 people), mini-bus tour of Ireland's highlands - an area of renowned beauty, history, and unique sites. Meander along Ireland's stunning northeast Antrim coastline, explore the geologic wonder of the Giant's Causeway, visit vibrant Belfast and tour the protest murals of Belfast's storied past. Step back in time and relax overnight at an Irish country manor home. Explore Donegal's astounding peninsulas with spectacular beaches, rugged headlands, and tour a lighthouse. Visit gorgeous Glenveagh Castle and be amazed at the extensive gardens. Visit the Irish-speaking town of Glencolmcille with its early Christian standing stones. Hop aboard a ferry and spend the night on the remote Gaelic island of Arranmore. Discover fantastic sites, hidden gems, and the beautiful unspoiled wonders in the north of Ireland!
$2,694 per person, based on double occupancy.
Full trip itinerary

Go North Tour of Ireland
Carolyn Janette & Phil Ryan
Inroads Ireland Tours
1700 Westlake Ave., N, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98109
1-888-220-7711 (USA & Canada) | 1-206-577-2017 (World)

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