David Francey Laker Boat
Tour of Ireland

















May 19-28
/ 2018
2019 TBA
contact Vicki Belinoski 512-282-2777 OR Vicki@InishfreeTours.com

Read David's notes from the 2011 tour

I had the great opportunity to lead a tour of Ireland with my pal Craig Werth and Irish tour guides Mick O'Shea and Paddy Dolan
of Enchanted Way Tours in Ireland.

busI led my first Ireland tour August 2011 with Craig and was joined by friends and fans. We travelled through one of the most beautiful places on earth— the south and west coasts of Ireland where we saw rugged coastlines with crashing waves, calm beaches, roadways lined with flowering hedgerows, timeless stone walls and more. As the tour folks warned us I’ll never take the color green for granted again!

Well, the tour exceeded all expectations. What a splendid tour our Enchanted Way trip turned out to be. Friends from as far away as Australia, across Canada and the US, piled on the bus and enjoyed ourselves every day. Staying at three excellent hotels in Counties Cork, Kerry and Clare, and taking three day trips from each, we wound through the country side and history of this beautiful island nation. We were never far from the sea or the past. I will write a bit more about the trip shortly, but just wanted to say that it turned out to be the best holiday I have had in years. I so enjoyed the crew on the bus, the spontaneous laughs that rolled through it daily, and the general comraderie of being among friends. I think none of us will forget the trip or the bond we built together. Our guide and driver, Mick and Paddy were kind, patient and funny men both, playing a large part in the success of the tour. They went from hosts to friends very quickly. Each offered historical and local knowledge. Our stop at Skibbereen in Co. Cork, the epicentre of the Great Irish Famine was a tremendous revelation to me.

Craig and I played and sang in the pubs at night, and heard some of Irelands finest. Outstanding music on offer for the entire trip, and a ready-aye-ready crowd to sing along.

The trip was truly unforgettable and I am already looking ahead to next year's tour. Many thanks again to Tom Piggott for his foresight and conception of these unique holidays. I am especially grateful to have enjoyed such a special time, in such a special place.
Thanks again to all the boys and girls on the bus. You were a joy to spend time with. Thank you so much for joining us.

To book a spot on the next great tour, Fall 2012 -contact Vicki at  vbelinoski@austin.rr.com"






all photos by David Francey except the group photo courtesy of P. J. Curtis