Ireland holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

We offer 54 Ireland holidays. With scenic beauty, intriguing history and heritage, there is so much to explore in Ireland. Every trip to Ireland should include a visit to the bustling capital of Dublin; where the Guinness flows and Irish music plays. Ireland is perfect for travellers who are looking for an active holiday, yet also ideal for those just wanting to escape to the tranquil countryside. Discover the diversity of picturesque Ireland with our Ireland holidays.
Life coaching in Ireland
Create an opportunity for self enrichment, from €140 - €280 (8 days) ex flights
Dingle Way walking holiday in Ireland
Self guided walk on The Dingle Way, from £689 (11 days) ex flights
Ireland horse riding holiday
Horse riding in wild and unspoiled beauty, from €590 - €1575 (7 days) ex flights
Canoeing holidays in Ireland
Timeless travel on Canadian canoes in south-east Ireland, from €690 (5 days) ex flights
Dublin short break to Ireland, Dublin and Beyond
Car-free short break exploring Dublin and countryside beyond, from £269 - £309 (4 days) ex flights
Self catering accommodation in County Cork, Ireland
Accommodation with sea views and stunning countryside, from €650 - €950 per week (sleeps 8)
Ireland self catering eco cabins
Natural treatments in breathtaking surroundings in Ireland., from €450 - €750 per cabin per week (sleeps 4-6)
Tipperary B&B accommodation
Delightful B&B in the heart of Tipperary, from £25 per person per night
Self guided canoeing holiday in Ireland
Plenty of wildlife, excitement and heritage, from £134 - £302 (5 days) ex flights
Ireland holiday cottages, Tipperary
Self Catering Cottage on a small family farm, from €180 - €350 per cottage per week
Ireland holiday by train
Discover contrasts of Dublin, Galway and Belfast, car-free., from £725 - £795 (8 days) ex flights
Small group tour of England, Ireland & Wales
Inc. Highclere Castle - Downton Abbey in the Pbs series, from US $4295 - US $4695 (15 days) ex flights
Kerry Way walking holiday, Ireland
Kerry Way self guided walking trail, from £999 (13 days) ex flights
County Sligo hotel, luxury hotel in Ireland
Magnificent Georgian Mansion in 500 acres of woodland, from €99 per person per night
Group activity holiday in Ireland
Stunning wooden lodge in the Irish mountains, from £1349 (7 days) ex flights
Connemara cycling day tour, Ireland
Cycle in Connemara, Western Europe's most beautiful cycle, from €35 - €45 per tour
Wooden cabin self catering holiday in Ireland
Nature's hide away, beauty, tranquility & lots to do, from €250 - €300 per week (sleeps 4-6)
Leitrim accommodation, self catering apartment, Ireland
Self-catering apartment located in North West Ireland, from €349 per week
Clare Island accommodation in Ireland
Eco-friendly retreat centre located on an Island off the West coast of Ireland, from €65 per person per night
Short break adventure holiday in Ireland
Hill walking cycling canoeing castles pubs music culture fun, from £250 - £300 (4 days) ex flights
Ireland activity holiday
Unique insight into Irelands culture & landscape, from £1100 - £1200 (7 days) ex flights
Central Dublin boutique bed & breakfast, Ireland
Dublin's boutique B&B with legendary breakfasts, from €90 - €100 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Doolin bed & breakfast in County Clare, Ireland
A unique departure from the ordinary bed & breakfast., from €45 - €85 per person per night
County Galway ecolodge accommodation, Ireland
It's an experience, not just a bed., from €90 - €167 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Ireland vacation, Dingle Bay & Killarney
Sojourn through the traditions and culture of Ireland, from US $4198 (7 days) ex flights
Doolin Cave and nature trail, County Clare, Ireland
Home to the Great Stalactite, Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland, from €6.40 - €50 admission price
Donegal self catering cottages, Ireland
Traditional restored stone cottages on Donegal coast., from €499 - €799 per cottage per week (sleeps 6)
County Clare country home bed & breakfast, Ireland
In the hearth of Clare with stunning ocean views, from €30 - €35 per person per night incl breakfast
County Cork B&B and self catering accommodation, Ireland
A traditional B&B farmhouse restored in a rustic style, from €35 per person per night
County Clare cycling tour on electric bikes, Ireland
Eco-friendly Electric Bike Tours in the West of Ireland, from €60 - €90 per day (1 day)

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Self guided canoeing holiday in Ireland
As a family, the sense of teamwork was really noticeable... Occasionally we managed to stop the loud singing from our children and caught sight of kingfishers, herons, cormorants and all manner of wildlife... A fantastic family holiday – so glad we booked. (more)Fiona Penny
We had a fantastic 5 day self propelled Canadian canoe trip through beautiful, verdant Irish countryside. This was a perfect holiday to relax and enjoy the scenery as we paddled at our own pace down the idyllic River Barrow. (more)Clare Warrell
We had the most amazing time. Everything about the trip was incredible - the people we met, the landscape, the adrenalin, the "away from it all" feeling throughout! Will deffo be back for more first chance I get. (more)Sorcha NicCormaic
From £134 - £302 excluding flights
Ireland horse riding holiday
Excellent. I had a wonderful time riding in the absolutely beautiful countryside... was very warmly welcomed - I have never dreamt of spending such a wonderful Christmas holiday. (more)Jo Iwasaki
Great. I learned a lot, enjoyed myself, and met very nice people. The most memorable and exciting part of my vacation was learning about grooming the horse and communicating with it, not simply getting on the horse and riding. (more)Ed Sommers
Riding at speed up and down the mountains of Tipperary on fabulous sure footed horses! Also enjoying the beautiful scenery and experiencing a traditional Irish music night at one of the local pubs! (more)Sue Tetlow
From €590 - €1575 excluding flights
Dingle Way walking holiday in Ireland
Memorable parts? Meeting the local farm workers as we walked through or passed their farms...what a lot of amazing characters. Tips? Be prepared to walk quite a distance before coming across somewhere that you could buy a drink or snack. Local benefits? Most definitely as all stays were in local B&Bs, farms or small pubs, and most meals were in these places. Overall rating? One of the best walking trips we have had...great views, changing daily, friendly and interesting... (more)Denise Kibby
From £689 excluding flights
Ireland holiday cottages, Tipperary
I had imagined the holiday before I left home and the holiday I got was that exact dream! Out of 10 it would be 10. (more)Noelle Joyce
We had a really lovely and relaxing holiday. The self catering house itself was very pretty, excellently maintained and very comfortable. There was some lovely little touches, for example, the access to the farms bogland for walking... lovely bed linen and towels and information booklets about the area (more)Sue O'Donnell
It was an excellent retreat, and exactly what I was looking for: a small, warm, friendly place, far from the big city life. (more)Ilinca Anghelescu
From €180 - €350 per cottage per week
Life coaching in Ireland
Memorable parts? The welcome from the owners and the warmth and cleanliness of the cottage. Tips? Go for it. Avail of the access to bicycles and local walks and cycle tracks Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? Excellent, it did exactly what I needed it to do. (more)Annemarie Leonard
From €140 - €280 excluding flights
Ireland self catering eco cabins
Very enjoyable. A lovely part of Ireland with lots to do and places to visit. Not many other tourists around, which is good. (more)Jenny Adams
Absolutely brilliant, money well spent. Can't wait to visit again!! (more)Carla McGuigan
From €450 - €750 per cabin per week (sleeps 4-6)
Canoeing holidays in Ireland
Going over the weirs and over the rapids was the most memorable part. (more)Martin Hopkins
This was a great holiday for anyone wishing to do something that doesn't involve the typical tour experience. It gave us the opportunity to see a slice of Ireland from the inside. (more)Courtney Stryker
From €690 excluding flights
Tipperary B&B accommodation
The whole experience was so memorable, cannot remember the last time I really did not want to come home from a holiday. For my daughter, being able to join in caring for the horses was the best bit. (more)Julie Swaap
My daughter was in seventh heaven and although only six, managed to ride independently up and down the local hills, as well as joining in with the stable cleaning. She was very sad to leave, so we hope to return soon. (more)Jo Smith
A late answer to give our feelings about our riding tour we were all happy with Clare who's a really good cook, has a lovely house and is really caring for her horses we had a wonderful weather (more)Marie Tortel
From £25 per person per night
Kenmare B&B accommodation, Ireland
Really excellent, I've already passed the B&B details on to friends and will most definitely be returning. (more)Adrienne Egan
Excellent. The location is superb - excellent for exploring the Beara Peninsula, or heading north to Iveragh Peninsula. Kenmare is a beautiful town with lots of excellent eateries and there is stunning countryside everywhere you look. (more)Lisa Gerrard
The location was beautiful, the house stunning, the town of Kenmare a real treat, the breakfast a whole food feast and Anne's manner is a perfect balance of trust and hospitality. (more)Kate Grubb
From €40 - €60 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Donegal self catering cottages, Ireland
Memorable parts? The view from the cottage window onto the Atlantic. Tips? Take waterproofs and walking boots, or at least sand shoes, but also sun cream and sunglasses. Shoes for rock-pooling will be really useful. And take a decent map of the area if you're planning to do walking, they're not easy to find locally. Local benefits? We spent money in local businesses, but the house could have been less impactful: why not just give us one bin bag for non-recyclable waste, and... (more)Kate Macdonald
From €499 - €799 per cottage per week (sleeps 6)
County Cork B&B and self catering accommodation, Ireland
Most memorable were the rejuvenating and refreshing treatments and the company of fellow-holiday makers; we all sat around a big table at mealtimes and shared a bottle of wine. (more)Maura O'Donoghue
The accommodation was very basic. The atmosphere very laid-back. The owners very obliging. The food very wholesome. (Organic - much of it grown on site). (more)Peter Kornhauser
From €35 per person per night

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
48 hours in Dublin 48 hours in Belfast Northern Ireland itinerary West coast South coast East coast

48 hours in Dublin

  • National Museum- Everything about Irish history
  • Guinness Storehouse Lunch and tour
  • Trinity College - Book of Kells
  • Dublin Writers Museum - On Parnell Square
  • Malahide Castle - 250 acres of park land in the pretty seaside town









    48 hours in Belfast

  • Belfast Castle - Offering fabulous views of the city
  • Titanic Belfast - The world’s largest Titanic visitor attraction
  • The Odyssey Arena - Belfast’s premier entertainment venue
  • City Hall - Completed in 1906, with a 173 feet high Dome
  • Botanic Gardens Enjoyed as a public park since 1895.









    Ireland Itinerary - Northern Ireland

  • Giants Causeway - A geological wonder
  • The Walled City of Derry - County Londonderry
  • Ulster American Folk Park - County Tyrone
  • The Lakelands County Fermanagh
  • The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum - County Down







    Ireland Itinerary - West coast

  • Cliffs of Moher - County Clare
  • The Burren - County Clare
  • The Aran Islands - County Galway
  • WB Yeats’ Gravesite - County Sligo
  • Glenveagh National Park - County Donegal







    Ireland Itinerary - South coast

  • Blarney Castle - County Cork
  • Skellig Islands - UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Dingle Peninsula - County Kerry
  • The Rock of Cashel - County Tipperary
  • Dunbrody Heritage Ship - County Wexford









    Ireland Itinerary - East coast

  • Russborough House - County Wicklow
  • Irish National Stud, Japanese & St Fiachra’s Gardens - County Kildare
  • Clonmacnoise - County Offaly
  • Newgrange - County Meath
  • Carlingford - County Louth
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