We at Premier Experiences Northern Ireland realise visitors desire to become immersed in this culture so as to deepen their connections with this beautiful land. We have sourced and put together some well-known and less well-known cultural experiences to help you achieve this.
At our centre, we can offer groups the opportunity to enjoy a traditional music session with Dick Glasgow one of Ireland’s best-known traditional musicians and learn a few notes on our native tin whistle, a few beats on our bodhrán or try out Dick’s range of interesting musical instruments.
Let our dance experts, accompanied by Dick teach your group ceili dancing and put you through your paces while picking up a few steps of Irish dancing along the way.Or have some fun letting our Gaelic language expert teach your group a few words in our native Irish tongue with our Irish language workshops.
On the mountain side above our centre, try your hand at the traditional Irish art of turf cutting with the old spades or learn how to make the cross of St Brigid, one of our patron saints, using the reeds native to the bog lands of Ireland while taking in panoramic views over five counties of Ireland.
Groups can delve into the world of ancient Irish myths and legends through our story telling experience hosted by one of Ireland’s best-known story tellers Liz Weir. Any of these experiences can be added to an existing tour to enhance the trip or we can help create a full day’s package for your group.
One of our recommended visits includes a short Irish language work shop and after mastering a few words of the Gaelic language let Dick Glasgow one of Ireland’s best traditional musicians give your group an insight into the history and origin of a range of traditional Irish instruments.
Then take the opportunity to have a go and get the feel for these instruments as you play a few notes on the tin whistle, bang out a few beats on the bódhran or have a go at the traditional Irish fiddle.