Travel Together, Grow Together
Nothing is stronger, more complicated, or unique than our families.
Keeping everyone happy? Sure, that’s a given. Keeping everyone in awe of the experience? Now that’s a little more our style.
Planning the “Big Family Vacation” to Ireland with Brendan Vacations means that you, the kids, extended and chosen family are all taken care of as if, well, you’re one of our own.
Did everybody get enough to eat? Every family needs fuel and why not make food a main attraction? Ireland’s cities have exceptional food tours and these two are sure to please even the picky eaters in your group.
Dublin Food Tour
The group sizes for the Delicious Dublin Food Tour are small, so just the right size for your family portion. This walking tour blends the traditional and foodie scenes while you sample treats and delicious eats and learn all about the history of Irish food and the booming modern foodie scene.
Galway Food Tour
The vibrant charm of Galway is good to the last bite. The Galway Food Tour takes you on a stroll through the colorful town, sampling modern local specialties, traditional dishes and restaurant favorites, all guided by an expert.
Top Multi-Generational Activities
If you had to pick one gift for everyone, what would it be? Somewhere between wander and wonder is a good place to start.
Killarney Jaunting Cart
Sit back and enjoy the ride down memory lanes. A traditional horse and carriage jaunting cart tour squires your family through historic Killarney. Beyond the legends of town, you’ll see the landscape roll away to show lakes and hidden delights of Killarney National Park.
Falconry at Ashford Castle
Add a new friend to your family nest when you visit Ashford Castle and Ireland’s oldest falconry school. No ruffled feathers here as falcons soar from the sky to perch upon you and your loved ones, safely clad in leather arm coverings.
Top Family with Kids Activity
Kids got high vacation energy? Say no more fam, here’s some great ways to connect, get that energy out and get them to sleep at the hotel on time for the next day’s adventures.
Horse Riding Beach Adventure
This incredible experience on horseback elevates your coastal trip to horseback height. Combine the adventure of riding with a refreshing day outdoors, guided by a local expert who will get your family up close and personal with the beautiful flora and fauna of the region normally unseen.
Kilkenny Hurling Experience
Up for a little healthy family competition? Or maybe getting the wee ones to sleep better back at the hotel. Try your family’s hand at this centuries old Celtic field sport by learning your moves from the locals.
Best Stays for Family in Ireland
Just picture it: Home away from home – but someone else does the clean-up.
Yes, it’s fancy, but it’s also family. The Merrion is just around the corner from our Dublin offices, right in the center of Dublin. Housing the country’s largest private art collection it also features an internal garden that children can safely play in.
With three centuries of experience in hosting families, Carton House knows just what to do. Following a full renovation and ready to welcome your family to theirs, Carton House boasts activities for all needs and every season on their extensive Dublin-adjacent countryside estate.
Uncover Your Roots
Take a look through a digitally interactive museum that is really a centuries-in-the-making photo album. While you’re at it, see if your family’s a part of Ireland’s history.
Visit the EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum
Find out if there’s more branches to add to your family tree. Ranked as Europe’s top tourist attraction, the EPIC Museum explores the history and influence of Irish immigrants across the world. Peek into your own past and find out your family’s connection to history with an onsite genealogist.
Ready For Ireland Family Time?