friends to John Boyle O'Reilly Tours.
John Boyle O'Reilly Tours, is named in honour of one of
Ireland's most famous poets, writers, humanists, and patriots.
O'Reilly was also famous for literary contributions to Australia,
America and Ireland.
tours follow in the footsteps of O'Reilly's time in Australia
(1868\69), including his influence and role in the famous
'Catalpa Escape' (1876) - when a group of Irish political
prisoners (Fenians) made a daring escape from Fremantle
prison in Western Australia to America.
with us where the 'Craic meets the Culture' and relive those
Fremantle's rich Historical an Heritage past
the Fremantle prison, and experience what it was like
when O'Reilly and his compatriots where incarcerated
for their passion, and determination of only wanting
a 'Free Ireland'.
Wildflowers, Wildlife and Bushtucker
O'Reilly's trail into the South West region of Western Australia
where he worked on road gangs near the Port City of Bunbury,
and made several contacts in preparedness for his harrowing
and incredible escape to America.
hideout location at Belvidere
in the South West visit the haunts and locations where O'Reilly
won the hearts of many locals. Visit the beautiful Belvidere
beach on the magnificent Leschenault Peninsula Conservation
Park where O'Reilly hid out for over two weeks before his
successful rendezvous with the American whaler the "Gazelle".
our return back to Fremantle, we will call in to the coastal
town of Rockingham, and visit the site of the 'Catalpa Escape'
where 6 Irish political prisoners (with the help of John
Boyle O'Reilly) made their daring escape to America.
John Boyle O'Reilly tours are designed for those interested
in Western Australia's untold history, heritage and cultural
and Ecotourism Connections
will also include an environmental and indigenous theme
in honour of O'Reilly's love of humanity and nature, as
it's believed O' Reilly saved a large Marri tree (red gum)
from the axe, while working on a road gang in the Bunbury
make your tour memorable and specialized, we only allow
a maximum of 11 clients. This way you don't get lost or
trampled in the crowd, and at the same time enjoy quality
time, including value for money.
However, we are flexible and can cater for up to 24 people
are packed with well-documented historical stories and anecdotes
of the Irish influence on Western Australian society and
come with us on our 1 or 2 day tours, and soak in the Craic'n'
tours include transport, accommodation (2 day tours), attractions,
and all meals (lunch only 1 day tour).
or social group tours can be catered for on request.