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Ireland 101 – bringing you home

Being part of something, feeling connected. These are the things that nurture the spirit. Uncover your roots on a tour around the island of Ireland designed to bring you closer to your family than you ever thought possible. We'll help you find your way home.

Irish 4 Day Getaway

€989 - 3 Nights | 5 Star
Step back in time. Step forward in your understanding of who you think you are. Get a taste of what is at the essence of Ireland.
  • 3 nights / 4 days in Ireland
  • 5-star Mount Juliet House and Estate
  • Escorted tour
  • Visit sites of archaeological and historical note
  • Historical cultural context
  • Fine dining and Irish cuisine
  • Short journeys by luxury coach
  • Flights not included
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Irish 8 Day Homecoming

€2,239 - 7 Nights | 5 Star
Look beyond the amazing landscape Ireland has to offer and launch your own personal journey to the heart of Ireland with experiences crafted around your interests.
  • 7 nights / 8 days in Ireland
  • 5-star Westbury Hotel (3 nights)
  • 5-star Killarney Park Hotel (2 nights)
  • 5-star Adare Manor (2 nights)
  • Historical cultural context
  • Fine dining and Irish cuisine
  • Travel Ireland by luxury coach
  • Flights not included
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My 5 Star Ireland

From €8,999 - Custom | 5 Star
Every family is different. We'll help you craft your own trip and unearth a deeper connection to your roots that will last into future generations.
  • Choose the length of YOUR itinerary
  • Selection of 5-star hotels around Ireland
  • Escorted tour with tailored commentary
  • Your budget and your agenda
  • Connect with local communities
  • Dine in intimate and unique venues
  • Travel Ireland by luxury coach or limousine
  • Flights not included
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Ireland101 travel programmes are conceived and curated by Pádraic Gilligan and Patrick Delaney, a dynamic duo who have been at the heart of Irish tourism for several decades.

Pádraic Gilligan

I'm a Gilligan from Ballycumber in Co Offaly. My father's father and mother raised 13 children there, 6 of whom made their lives in the United States. It has always been a privilege for me to help my many cousins in the US discover the country from where they came.

A former teacher and university lecturer, Gilligan is also a qualified tour guide. Prior to starting one of Ireland's most successful niche tourism businesses with Delaney, Pádraic spent many years regaling English and Italian speaking visitors to Ireland with stories and songs about the country of his birth.

Patrick Delaney

And I'm a Delaney from Mountrath in Laois, a neighbouring county to Offaly. My older brother emigrated to the United States where he was a young man and now his grandchildren come back in search of their roots. It's the cycle of life and it's wonderful to play a part in it.

Delaney is a former hotelier who has lived for many years in the United States. Working there with the Irish Tourist Board, he developed a unique ability to mediate the mysteries of Ireland for Americans and pass on to them his contagious passion for his native land.


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