Smithsonian’s Irish Tour

By Irish America Staff
August / September 2000

Music legend Mick Moloney will lead an 11-day bus tour of western Ireland being offered through the Smithsonian Institution this September.

Ennis, Galway, Clifden, and Westport are among the destinations of this cultural tour, which will include concerts, lectures, poetry readings, castle tours and visits to a step dancing school as well as cultural centers.

Also scheduled is a look at the workshop of Eugene Lamb, the foremost maker of uilleann pipes, in Ennis. A stop at William Butler Yeats’ grave, in Westport, is also on tap, before the tour winds its way back to Dublin.

The tour – one of many study tours offered by the Smithsonian annually – is slated to begin September 7. ♦

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