Built in 1228 by the de Burgo family, just 45 minutes from the city of Galway, Ashford Castle was their main stronghold in Ireland. It passed through several hands over the next centuries, including Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness, part of the family who created the famous beer of the same name.Continue reading
By: Luke Dawood, Travel Consultant
SITA World Tours, already well known for their luxury itineraries in Asia and Africa, is trying to bring attention to their European lineup including The Emerald Isle of Ireland. I was fortunate enough to be one of the 10 travel agents from all over the US who were invited.
Ireland has lots of offer travelers, with its rich history, natural beauty, and delicious brews. It is also full of activity when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day and the place to celebrate. So leave the potato jokes, leprechaun costumes, and pinching of those not wearing green at home in the US and revel like the Irish instead. Here is a handy guide to help you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day like the locals.Continue reading
Travelers could spend their whole time in Dublin wandering around 18th century Georgian houses with brightly-painted doors, strolling through tranquil parks, viewing all the statues lining O’Connell Street and taking in all the new buildings around the Financial Centre beside the River Liffey and still take in the culture and beauty of the city.
Trafalgar ensures their guests connect with locals who are passionate about their culture and proud to share their unique knowledge and experiences with you. From staying in charming hotels to uncovering the destination’s best kept secrets, here are some ways Trafalgar makes sure their guests get an inside view of the culture. Watch the top local experiences with Trafalgar in Ireland and France.