Are you wacky enough for an oddball tour?

Events, Things to Do, What's New — By vourneentaylor on September 21, 2010 at 9:45 am

A new tour operator has been set up in Ireland called Oddball Tours. They aim to highlight the truly wacky side of Ireland normally overlooked by most other tour guides or tours.  I have to admit some of the tours really are odd.

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival

Next year the Dublin Zombie Walk will take place in Dublin: In 2010, the inaugural Dublin Zombie Walk was a huge success and building on this, they are already organising next year’s event, with attendees expected to turn up, moan, shuffle, lurch and crawl through the city centre en masse like they’ve never done before!

How about The Foodie Tour for Coeliacs in Galway: This concept involves a guided food tour of Galway restaurants and eateries for coeliacs, to highlight places catering to their needs. Depending on demand – this concept may be extended to cater for other alternative diets.

Maybe experience The Craggy Island Tour in Clare: a tour dedicated to the Irish comedy series Father Ted.Visit shoot locations and the real Craggy Island with Janet Cavanagh. Follow in the footsteps of Ted, Dougal, Jack and Mrs. Doyle. Drink in their local pubs, have tea & cake or play crazy golf. Visit the campsite from hell & the “Very Dark Caves”. Re-enact “My Lovely Horse” or stage a mobile mass. Any kind of madness is possible!

Maybe you want to go to some of Ireland’s oddest festivals that are upcoming instead. Why not get hitched at the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, Expereince farmer life at The Culchie (culchie is used to describe a person from rural Ireland normally seen wearing wellies in fields) Festival, or get spooked at The World Ghost Convention to be held in Cork.

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