The Bastard Sons Go Ireland

and you can too!

The band has two trips to Ireland planned.

October 10-17, 2015.

Ali Gilmore and the Bastard Sons of Ned GiblinOn this trip; Brad, Justin and Ali will be spending the week on the west coast of Ireland, in Galway county, with a trip to the Cliffs of Moher and an overnight excursion to the surfers’ town of Lahinch.  The boys will be sitting in on Irish sessions throughout the trip, as well as teaming up with Ali for a couple nights of Americana music performances, with a possible afternoon of busking in the streets of Galway…

Cruiscin-Lan-an-Spideal-may-2014-212An Crúiscin Lán hotel, a charming, seaside hotel in the heart of Spiddal, is offering a special “Bastard Sons” discount for visitors staying during the week of October 10-17, 2015.  There are two ways to make your reservations: call or email. They don’t do online reservations.  They prefer communicating the old fashioned way. When you make your reservations, be sure to tell ’em you are with “The Bastard Sons.”

The lovely Michelle Roberts of Crúiscin Lán hotel has organized the follow discounts :

Double room rate €100 per night (including breakfast). We can offer you  a special guest rate of €85 per night.

Single room rate €65 per night (including breakfast). We can offer you with a special guest rate of €55 per night

Reservations are made by phone: +353 09 1 553 148, or they can email us on

 To call Ireland from the U.S., just follow these simple dialing directions:

  1. First dial 011, the U.S. exit code.
  2. Next dial 353, the country code for Ireland.
  3. Then dial the area code (1–2 digits)
  4. and finally the phone number (mostly 7 digits).

Getting There


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February 13-20, 2016  Valentines in Ireland.  What could be more romantic!

This trip will include all members of the band, a Brehon Law reunion and possibly a night of poker and Poitin

Stay tune for more details!

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