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Emerald Music Tour 2024


Emerald Tours

12th-17th May 2024

Come and join us on a tour through our favourite locations in Donegal, experience the culture and hear the musicians that have inspired the Guitars we build.

Price 3550 Euro or 3850 USD per person. Please select the number of places you want to reserve below. Our team will contact you to discuss all further details and options
Cancellation List

We are sorry to say this event has now sold out but please add your name and address to our cancellation list

If you have any questions about the tour please email Kim Hay at


The finest food provided by the Chefs at Rockhill


Luxury travel to all locations


A memorable musical journey through the Hills of Donegal

Factory Tour

See behind the scenes and meet the team at the Emerald Factory


As a continuation of our successful Emerald Fest music festivals we have decided to do things a little differently in 2024. Instead of running one event in one location we have decided to run a week of incredible exclusive and intimate music events spread across some of the most scenic and iconic locations in Donegal and only a very select number of guests will be in attendance as part of a luxury guided tour.

This is a new and unique way to experience Donegal and our music.
Over 5 magical days you will experience a truly unique and luxury experience as Kim and Alistair take you on a guided tour of their favourite places, meet their favourite musicians and stay in their favourite 5 star castle Hotel.

Emerald Music Tour 2024

Sunday (Arriving in style)

Rock Hill House

As we all gather together for the very first time we will take you on a memorable trip to Donegal to the majestic setting of Rock Hill house which will be your musical home for the next 5 days.
Transfer from Dublin airport to Donegal
Lunch along the way
Checkin and welcome drink at Rockhill house
Welcome dinner followed by concert and Jam session

Monday (How its Made)

Emerald Music Tour 2024

We decided that the trip should start at the Emerald factory which is the common reason why you are all coming together in Donegal. Kim and Alistair will share their stories and dreams as they show you around the factory and Emerald Cottage and all combined with music of coarse
breakfast with music
Emerald Factory tour.
Lunch in Emerald Studio hosted by Kim and Alistair
Concert in the Emerald Cottage
Dinner at Rockhill house
Monday night Gig at McGinleys

Tuesday (Stepping back in time)

Emerald Music Tour 2024

Today we take you to the area where Alistair was born and visit 2 amazing castles in the shadow of Muckish Mountain. Both castles will be brought alive with some very special performances and no doubt Alistair will have some stories to tell.
breakfast with music
Falconry on the lawn at Rockhill
Tour of Glenveagh castle with musical performances on the castle grounds
Tour of Doe castle with an intimate performance set within the castle walls
Dinner at Rockhill
Jam night / open mic night

Wednesday (The Wild Atlantic Session)

Emerald Music Tour 2024

Today we take a trip along the wild Atlantic way to see some of the most spectacular coastline in the world but this area also is known for its music and we will be joining in a Session in Portsalon where you can sit back and enjoy the music but its even better if you join in.
breakfast with music
Visit to the Iconic Fanad head lighthouse
Lunch in Portsalon followed by a Session in The stores Bar with some of the local greats
Dinner in the famous singing pub in Downings with traditional Irish musicians
Late night Jam at Rock Hill

Thursday (Ancient walls)

Emerald Music Tour 2024
Emerald guitar

An Griannan Fort is a very special place overlooking 3 counties and it’s where Alistair loves to take visiting friends to see the view and feel magic in this place. We will bring music to this Ancient Ring Fort and make some very special memories
Breakfast with music
Intimate concert in the Majestic An Griannan Fort with views over Donegal, Derry and Tyrone
Walking tour of the city walls of Derry with Music and lunch along the way
Final dinner in Rock Hill followed by a very special music night full of surprises
Final drink in the bar hosted by Kim and Alistair followed by a group Jam until late

Friday (A sad farewell)

Already we have reached the end of the tour but friendships and memories will last a lifetime. After checkout we will assist you on your onward journey back home or possibly on to explore more of our wonderful country.
Breakfast with Music
Checkout and assistance with onward connections

What's Included


5 star accommodation at the amazing Rockhill house


5 days guided around Donegal by Alistair and Kim Hay


The finest local produce cooked to perfection by the chefs at Rockhill and other local Artisans


Luxury coaches taking you too all the locations


20+ of the finest acts from Donegal spread across your musical adventure

External Flights

You need to book your own flights to Dublin and we will take care of everything from there


You are advised to have adequate travel insurance for the duration of your trip

Enjoy the Scenery

Cancellation Policy

To secure your place you need to pay a €950 security deposit followed by the balance 60 days prior to the trip. If for some unforeseen circumstances you need to cancel your place on the trip we cannot guarantee a full refund however we will endeavour to fill your place with another guest and if the place is successfully filled we will be happy to pass on the full refund to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

We cannot give a full list of performers at this time but expect to see some familiar faces from previous Emerald videos

Yes there will be lots of opportunities to get involved with the music 

Even if you are not a guitarist or music enthusiast you will still have plenty to entertain you with the beautiful scenery, walks on the grounds of Rockhill house, the Spa at Rockhill house and the warm welcome and friendship of the locals and the visitors alike.

Yes we have various room options for solo travelers and couples. We will contact you after your booking to discuss room options which will be allocated on a first booking basis.

Yes you can certainly bring your own guitar with you and we highly encourage that but if you prefer you can borrow a guitar from the Emerald factory for the duration of your stay.

Yes the Chefs at Rockhill can provide a menu to meet your specific needs

Video Playlist
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The Homes of Donegal - Emerald Guitars
The Homes of Donegal - Emerald Guitars
Emerald Guitars - The Session
Emerald Guitars - The Session
☘ St Patrick&#039s Day from the Emerald Cottage ☘
☘ St Patrick's Day from the Emerald Cottage ☘
I&#039ll Go - by Jerry Early & John Gallagher (John Muldowney Cover)
I'll Go - by Jerry Early & John Gallagher (John Muldowney Cover)
Emerald Guitars Music Festival 2021 | Custom Carbon Fiber Guitars
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