Christy Barry and his partner Sheila have entertained friends and musicians at their home for many years, sitting around the fire playing music and telling stories. Although the pub sessions in nearby Doolin are extremely popular they realised that many of their visitors preferred to listen to traditional music in the intimate environment of their home. As a result of this they decided to open up their atmospheric home to visitors so they can experience local Irish music in the relaxed surroundings of their home. Christy talks and discusses the history of traditional Irish music and plays great tunes. Visitors can enjoy the experience of visiting a local home, enjoying local company and listening to a good traditional music session around the fire. Sheila is an artist and her works are on display in the rooms in the house.
Janet has worked as a tour guide in the Burren region in the west of Ireland since April 2002, spending every Summer guiding people around this amazing protected landscape. In 2008 she started offering tours of the locations from Father Ted, a popular British TV series, set on Craggy Island, a fictional island off the west coast of Ireland. The series was almost entirely filmed in the Burren. Janet also offers guided bike tours, and is very knowledgeable about the history, geology, archaeology and folklore in the Burren and Cliffs of Moher region, now designated as a UNESCO Geopark. She is a long standing member of the Burren Ecotourism Network, recently awarded best community tourism project by Lonely Planet's Best In Travel Awards 2021.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to West of Ireland with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from West of Ireland. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.