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A One-Week Expedition to Ireland
for USMA Alumni Who Graduated from West Point in the 1970’s

6 – 13 May 2018


9 – 16 September 2018

“Let’s Jump into Ireland!”
(figuratively speaking)

Isn’t it about time you visited Ireland? What better way than with your college classmates and fellow alumni!


Dear USMA Grad,

Welcome to the 2018 USMA Alumni “Back to the 70’s” Ireland Tour!

USMA Alumni are going to Ireland in the Spring and Fall of 2018 for a week long fun adventure in the Enchanted Emerald Isle!  Invite your Beast Barracks roommates, your Academic Year roommates, your Company mates, and your Ranger School buddies!

Contact NLT 1 October 2017 to express interest in the Tour and to reserve your space.

The 2018 Seven Nights, Eight Days Land Tour Package is priced at $1,689 per person, double occupancy, or $1,989 per person, single occupancy. Take advantage of the early registration discount!  Register prior to 1 December 2017, the  discounted tour price is $1,589 per person, double occupancy, $1,889 per person, single occupancy, a savings of $100 per person.  As airlines may offer their best deals at the start of the year in January, early registrants can wait until January 2018 to book their flights.

The Land Tour Package includes:

  • Five Star Hotel Room Accommodation,
  • Daily Unlimited Gourmet Breakfast Buffet,
  • Spa and Pool Use,
  • Two Dinners,
  • Five Escorted Day Trip Tours,
  • Irish Traditional and Ballad Music Entertainment,
  • Traditional Irish Ceili Couples Set Dance Instruction,
  • Killarney Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tastings (recommended, endorsed, and approved by USMA ’73, the first class to tour the KBC),
  • Irish Genealogy and History Talks, and
  • Shannon Airport Bus Transfers for the Week.
  • Complimentary free horseback trail riding on world famous Austrian Haflinger horses, golf discounts at the Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (Home of the 2010 & 2011 Irish Open), indoor tennis, trout & salmon fishing in the River Laune on the Dunloe hotel grounds. Anglers, pack and bring your fishing gear to enjoy this fabulous fishing experience free of charge! On a recent tour, a grad’s wife caught a 14.5 pound salmon! The hotel kitchen served it for dinner.

Click These Links to View Details: ~~ The Hotel ~~ The Itinerary ~~ Testimonials ~~ Video 1 ~~ Video 2

Book air separately and  early to find the best airfare deals.  You must book your flight connections to arrive at Shannon Airport no later than 08:30 a.m. local time on Sunday, the first day of the tour, in time to meet the tour bus coach for transport to Killarney, and to depart Shannon Airport on your return flight no sooner than the following Sunday, the last day of the tour.  Registration for the Back to the 70’s  Ireland Tour opens in October 2017, at which time the registration instructions will be sent to interested grads.

The videos below represent some of the Ireland Wild Atlantic Way routes we travel, the places we visit, and the activities that we do on an Ireland Reunions “Back to the 70’s” Ireland Tour.  Climb aboard!



Ireland Tour Hosts Victoria & Mike Healy USMA 1969

Ireland Tour Hosts Victoria & Mike Healy USMA 1969 

Contact NLT 1 October 2017 to express interest in the Tour and to reserve your space.



 Amanda Walsh



Amanda qualified as a National Tourist Guide in 2001 and works as a freelance guide. In addition to guiding throughout Ireland’s  32 counties, Amanda also is an experienced in event coordinator.  She is a member of ATGI, the Association of Approved Tourist Guides of Ireland.  Amanda has an MA Degree in International Tourism.  Her MA Degree Thesis was titled “Film Induced Tourism at Heritage Sites, Curse or Blessing at Skellig Michael”.




Karen Coakley



Karen is a Professional Tour Guide, Fáilte Ireland approved, Coach Driver and SPSV Driver.  She is a member of ATGI, the Association of Approved Tourist Guides of Ireland.  Karen is a former Town Councillor and Town Mayor of Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland.







Dan O’Callaghan



Dan is a licensed coach driver who has been driving tourists around Ireland for many years. He is a native of County Cork and an accomplished virtuoso uilleann pipes player.  Dan is one of the touring musicians who tour the USA and Europe with the “Women of Ireland” musical stage show.  Dan is very knowledgeable about Ireland’s history and war of independence.  He is always willing to share his knowledge with our tour guests while escorting them around the many roads and backroads of Ireland.





Rachel Clifford


Jason Clifford 


Dunloe Hotel wins the Family Hotel of The Year 2016.
Photo: Don MacMonagle

* Notes:

1. The tour package price is based on a minimum of 20 guests registered and attending the “mini-reunion” gathering in Killarney.

2. Complimentary free horseback trail riding  on world famous Austrian Haflinger horses and golf discounts at the Killarney Golf & Fishing Club (Home of the 2010 & 2011 Irish Open).

3. Optional bicycle tours, golf outings, fishing trips, and other activities outside the package are available upon request and are priced separately from the package price.

4. Air travel fares are separate and are handled directly by individuals to get the best airfare available from their departure airports. As we tell our tour groups, “be at Shannon airport Sunday morning and we’ll take care of the rest!”

5. Ireland Reunions Tour Cancellation Policy: We urge and expect all of our guests to take out travel insurance at the time of their registration to cover unforeseen circumstances that may result in guests canceling their tours. No refunds will be made for any cancellations within 90 days prior to the start of the Ireland Reunions tour for which you have registered.  Cancellation from 90 days up to the time of departure will result in 100% forfeiture of the entire cost of the trip.  There are no exceptions.  All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Ireland Reunions no later than 90 days prior to your tour.  Deposits are non-refundable.  In the case of acts of God, war, disaster or unforeseen circumstances, Ireland Reunions reserves the right to reschedule the Ireland Reunions tour in Ireland.

6. Ireland Reunions has certain agreements with our partners and providers that allow us to offer a quality bundled tour package at a reasonable price. Consequently, we are unable to offer refunds or rebates on any unused portions of our tour.