D'Arcy McGee Tours can design, and deliver tailor- made packages for groups of 6 or more students, academics or the curious cultural tourist, on request. Cultural Tours Programmes include visits to major cultural venues such as the Titanic Exhibition,...


A selection of highlights from the summer school. A selection of highlights from the launch of the summer school on May 8th in Taaffes Castle, Carlingford, Co. Louth


Thomas D’Arcy McGee Ireland 2016 Tour

Visit to Ireland

Wednesday 16th -Wednesday -23rd August, 2016


Wed 16th August

Arrive Dublin; transfer to Four Seasons hotel, Carlingford


Thursday 17th

9.00 am Visit to Dublin

10.30 Kilmainham Jail

2.00 PM Guinness Brewery Tour

3.30- 6.00 Dublin guided Tour/Shopping

7.30 Diner, Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant

9.30 Irish traditional Music Session, Carlingford


Friday 18th

9.30 am Depart for Belfast

11:00 AM Visit Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast.

1:30 PM Lunch .Stormont Buildings, Belfast. (Guided Tour)

3:30 PM Troubles Tour west Belfast

5.30 PM Depart Belfast

8.00 PM Dinner in Carlingford


Saturday 19th

10.00 am Shopping in Newry, Co Down

1.00pm Lunch Canal Court hotel, Newry

2.30 pm John Mitchell Tour

4.30 Return to Carlingford

7.30 Dinner in Carlingford

Golf option ;Greenore Golf Club

Sunday 20th

Free Day.

Option 1 New Grange/ Boyne etc.

Optional 2;Guided tour Of Carlingford,

Tour of Carlingford includes a visit to the site of D’Arcy McGee’s birthplace, D’Arcy McGee’s Monument and the D’Arcy McGee Exhibition Centre.

Golf option ;Portmarnock Golf Club


Monday, 21st & Tuesday 22nd

Thomas D’Arcy McGee 5th Annual Summer School

Carlingford Heritage Centre

Keynote Speaker; Professor David Wilson, Canadian National Biographer and keynote speaker, is the author of two award winning biographies on Thomas D’Arcy McGee

An engaging, entertaining academic and political programme, as in other years, will include drama and music in the idyllic setting of Carlingford.

D’Arcy McGee, 1916 and Revolutionary Republicanism

Internationally renowned historians, academics, politicians and political activists will debate McGee’s relevance to the current peace process, and the changing nature of revolutionary republicanism.

Fringe Events:

  • Courtroom Drama – ‘The Trial of Padraig Pearse’ (Prosecutor: Thomas D’Arcy McGee – Defence Lawyer: John Mitchel)
  • Exhibition: The Legacy of Revolutionary Republicanism – The United Irish (1798), Young Irelanders (1848), the Fenians (1866), the 1916 Uprising and the ‘Troubles’.
  • Canadian Irish Folk Night with special guest from both sides of the Atlantic


Wednesday 23rd

Return to Canada