2024 Barry & Cathy Beck - Ireland

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JUNE 14-23, 2024



OVER THE YEARS, we've done many trips with Andrew Ryan and his guides at Clonanav Fly Fishing in Clonmel and always look forward to returning. Recognized as the premier destination for stream fishing in Ireland and offering unparalleled levels of service and quality guiding, Andrew and his guides always deliver on excellent trout fishing, and lots of good salt-of-the-earth Irish humor.

We thought Pennsylvania was green in June – until we saw the Emerald Isle. That is one reason Ireland is our favorite destination at this time of year. The gardens are growing, farmers are busy in the fields, the rivers are full, and the fishing is perhaps the best that it will be all season.

This departure, while being a great fishing trip, is also a fun week for the nonangling guests. With a private driver and coach, non anglers set out on their own adventure everyday visiting castles, monasteries, and ancient villages, including the Franciscan Friary (which dates back to 1269), St. Mary's Church (1204), and much more. The coach will meet the anglers at the fly shop at the end of the day to deliver the group back at the hotel.

Andrew not only has the premier fly fishing shop in all of Europe, he also has access to almost 20 miles of private, controlled, catch-and-release trout water with good populations of stunning brown trout averaging 14-22 inches. This is amazing trout water and a testament to what careful management practices can do for a trout stream.

ABOUT Your Hosts

Longtime Frontiers trip hosts and photographers, the Becks travel far and wide to follow their love for fly fishing and nature photography. Based in Pennsylvania, Barry and Cathy write books, host fly fishing departures, lead African photo safaris, and operate a stock photography business. The Becks are well-known in the fishing, photography, and travel industries, and possess a stellar reputation for their skill, knowledge, and expertise.

Their books include Cathy Beck’s Fly Fishing Handbook, now in its third edition; Fly Waters Near and Far; Fly Fishing the Flats; and a coffee table book of photographs from around the world.


Signature rivers are the medium size Nire, the Suir, and the Tar. All are beautiful rivers and easy to wade. The fishing is most often dry fly with dry/dropper combinations to brown trout – and no where are the browns prettier than in Ireland! And for anyone wishing for a day or two of Atlantic Salmon fishing, Andrew will provide the needed tackle. It's an unique opportunity to be able to fish for both trout and salmon –another advantage of this special destination.

The day starts out at Andrew's fly shop where we meet our guides and head out for the day. We meet for a hearty “angler's lunch” – a hot catered meal alongside the stream, or perhaps at the local pub, and share stories. Maybe we'll have a wee pint before heading back to the stream for the afternoon, returning at the end of the day to Hotel Minella for dinner and accommodation.

Our group will fly in and out of Dublin. Please let us know if we can answer any questions or provide additional information. We look forward to sharing Ireland with you and yours.



What to expect

Private access fisheries for wild brown and rainbow trout with dries and light fly rods in south-central Ireland. Clonanav’s guides are talented professionals, excellent and enthusiastic teachers, passionate fishermen, and genuinely fun people to spend time with streamside.

Clonanav also has a fully stocked fly shop.


Ireland is an incredibly beautiful country with warm Irish hospitality, great fisheries and outstanding guides (ghillies). Join Barry & Cathy Beck on the Emerald Isle June 14 – 23, 2024 for six days in the southeast fishing for wild brown trout. This is also an excellent destination for non-anglers with a private driver and coach available to explore the historic towns of Ireland.

The Hotel Minella Clonmel is nestled between the Comeragh Mountains and the River Suir in Clonmel, County Tipperary. The original Georgian house was built by the Malcomsoms in 1863, and the Minella was opened as a hotel by Mr & Mrs Jack Nallen in 1963 and is still owned and managed by the Nallen family. With 90 guest rooms and a delightful dining room, the Minella is a great location very close to the trout fishing.

Fly into Dublin, arriving on June 15. You will have the opportunity to fish 6 days for wild brown trout on the Rivers Suir, Nire and Tar. All of the rivers are convenient to your accommodation. Most international flights will require you to spend one night in Dublin at the end of the trip.




JUNE 15, ARRIVAL IN DUBLIN, proceed to clonmel

After collecting your luggage and clearing customs, you will be met in the Arrivals Hall by your driver. he will escort the group to a private coach and will be with you for the duration of the itinerary in Ireland. Proceed to Clonmel. The group will check-in to Hotel Minella in County Tipperary for 7-nights, staying in classic rooms overlooking the River Suir. Dinners are served in the hotel restaurant, sourcing the freshest ingredients from the local Tipperary food producers. The hotel also offers a bar, lounge, and leisure center with a pool and spa.



On arrival in Dublin, you will enjoy lunch before setting off on a walking tour of Dublin. Most international flights will require an overnight in Dublin. Hotel accommodations are included at Brooks Hotel this evening. This boutique property is located on Drury Street, a quiet thoroughfare within a few minutes stroll of Grafton Street, St. Stephen's Green and all the major attractions in the city of Dublin.


Transfer back to the Dublin Airport to check-in for international flights back to the United States.


Guided trout fishing through Clonanav Fly Fishing, owned and operated by Andrew Ryan. Frontiers has represented Andrew’s fishing program for several years and the Becks are looking forward to returning to fish these premier trout streams for some of the finest and most challenging dry fly fishing for wild brown trout in Europe.

The Suir is Ireland’s second longest river and is famous for its dry fly fishing. In addition to the River Suir, you will have the opportunity to fish the River Nire and the River Tar. Guests have access to close to twenty miles of private fishing—almost all of which is within ten miles of your hotel.

For any non-fishers in the group, Clonmel is ideally located based on its central location with convenient access to the Rock of Cashel, Kilkenny Castle, Cahir Castle, Swiss Cottage and Lismore. Plus, there is great hiking in the region. The driver/guide escorting the group will be available to take the non-fishers on sightseeing trips daily while the anglers are on the water.

Breakfast and dinner will be served at Hotel Minella. Lunches are served streamside or at a local pub for the anglers.


fishing package


$6,550* per person based on double occupancy and shared guide

$7,400* per person based on single occupancy and shared guide

$8,000* per person based on double occupancy and private guide

$8,770* per person based on single occupancy and private guide

INCLUSIONS: Meet and greet service at the Dublin airport, private coach and driver for all transfers and sightseeing, 7 nights of accommodation at Hotel Minella in Superior Riverview Rooms, 6 days of guided fly fishing with Clonanav Fly fishing with permits and licenses, Dublin Walking Tour, 1 night at Brooks Hotel Dublin, all meals for fishermen and applicable taxes.

EXCLUSIONS: Airline transportation, beverages (except where noted), gratuities for guides, hotel staff, restaurant staff, and the driver/guide, any items of a personal nature such as tackle purchases, laundry, gift shopping, etc., sightseeing entrance fees, lunch is not included for non-fishers, dinner is not included in Dublin.

*Rate based on current rate of exchange and subject to change.

Travel Enhanced.

Our team of expert agents coordinate every last detail of your trip. Our full-service Airline Department can coordinate all of your travel logistics to/from Ireland. For this hosted departure, please contact:

Kristene Fitzgerald, Ireland Program Manager

1-800-245-1950, kfitzgerald@fron tierstravel.com

600 Warrendale Rd., Gibsonia, PA 15044 [p] 1-800-245-1950 [e] info@frontierstravel.com [w] www.frontierstravel.com
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