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Tourism Ireland

From our expert guides with intense pride of their hometowns to the passionate locals who share their stories, let us introduce your family to Ireland during the off-season (or ‘cozy season’ as we like to call it).

Fewer crowds, greater value, quieter streets, unique seasonal festivities and your family’s laughter just a little louder. With family fun around every corner, your whole clan will love all that the Emerald Isle has to offer this November to April.

Tales From a Traveling Family, Just Like Yours

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Mom, travel writer and avid explorer, Melissa Klurman recently took her husband and son on one of our Private Chauffeur trips – and it’s one they’ll never forget. Check out the places they visited and see how your family can create their very own Celtic story, too.

Dublin Trinity College

Dublin

Enjoy an exciting day exploring this ancient city. See the Old Library and Books of Kells on your exploration of the historical Trinity College.

Irish Stew Ireland Tours

Kilkenny

Just like Melissa’s family, head to this city and trial a 3000-year-old game of hurling. The crisp weather will call for tasty Irish stew… a must in our (and Melissa’s) opinion.

Cliffs of Moher Ireland Tours

Cliffs of Moher

Walk along the Wild Atlantic Way and see these iconic cliffs that rise approximately 700 feet above the ocean. Grab a picture and capture memories that will last a lifetime.

Killarney National Park Ireland Tours

Killarney

Hike along the lakes in this National Park as you’re guided to Meadow Bay and Muckross Abbey. Melissa’s family met one special local on their trip, an adorable golden retriever. Who will you meet?

Falconry Ashford Castle

Ashford

Fly a hawk at Ireland’s School of Falconry at this remarkable 800-year old castle. Melissa revealed that smiles are guaranteed with this experience.

Chocolate Workshop Galway

Galway

What kid doesn’t like sugar? Head to a chocolate workshop in this iconic city to taste different types of this sweet treat. Even try your hand at making your own, that’s if you can resist eating it for a bit.

Melissa Klurman Ashford Castle Falconry

“Brendan Vacations created a custom itinerary that kept my entire family entertained, complete with a personal driver who acted as a combination chauffeur, concierge, and tour guide to personally escort us around the Emerald Isle. Even before we hit our last action-packed day, my 15-year-old paused at dinner one night to say, “This has been an awesome vacation!“ I heartily agree; from the amazing hotels (including a real castle!) to the fabulous activities, the trip exceeded my expectations, all thanks to the experts at Brendan.”

-Melissa Klurman

Family Trip Favorites

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Regardless of which travel style you want to take, we have a family vacation that’s right for yours. Choose from some of our favorites below and save $150 per person on flights.*

Christmas Killarney Ireland Tours

Ireland in the Cozy Season… A Must

With fewer crowds during Ireland’s cozy season, you’ll have the freedom to spend even more time engaging with our nation of storytellers and form a deeper bond with these magical lands. You’ll love the extra savings during this time of year when you’re able to indulge and stay in that grand castle, book one of the popular hotels from Catherine’s Coziest Collections, reserve a table at that top-rated restaurant or simply enjoy a moment of quiet in a quaint B&B.

Your Celtic story starts here. Which season will you write it in?

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Cliffs of Moher, Killarney and Falconry photo credit to Melissa Klurman (@mklurman).

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