Well, I'm happy to report that I have made it back safe and sound. The traveling was a pain in the ass and it was colder than I imagined it would be. It snowed all day on one of the days, but not much accumulation. On the last day it reached the blistering temperature of 38*. The locals were all ready to pack away the winter clothes, and call it spring. None for me, thanks!
Just wanted to say THANK YOU to the ones who responded. I got to check out some of the places above, but I was unable to visit the strip joint. The popular vote was not in favor of it.
Tir N'an Og was indeed a neat little bar. The live music was pretty good, actually.
In summary, It's a dismal and mundane place. Nice scenery, nice lakes, 1000 islands were cool, but it seems lifeless in the winter. Oh well.