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We are an Irish, family-run tourism company specialising in bespoke, private guided travel. We combine our expertise with a passion for experiential travel and surpassing client expectations to design unique travel experiences.

Shane Leahy
Director & Tour Operator
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With our private travel expertise and valued relationships across the country, we combine the best 5-star luxury hotels, boutique guesthouses, and private rentals with curated local experiences, all hand-picked for you. Add our spacious, luxury vehicles and professional, personable Driver Guides and you have a unique team that delivers a truly special experience or occasion, planned to perfection. From 2-day tasting trails to 14-day ancestry adventures, we deliver it all in style.

We invite you to reimagine your holiday as a time when you can relax and reconnect on your journey as well as at your destination, safe in the knowledge there is a professional at the wheel in every sense.

Shane Leahy
Director & Tour Operator
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Tours

We delight in experiential travel. These itineraries are designed to start to inspire you, but we will a create tailor-made, travel experience just for you.

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Tour ‘The Banshees Of Inisherin’ filming locations in Ireland

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Horse Country Tour- Horse Racing

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A Week in the Sunny South East

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Spring into 2023 with an Irish countryside tour

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Winter Tour of Ireland’s Relais & Châteaux® Properties

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8 Night Highlights Tour of Ireland

Explore Wild Food at the Burren
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Rock of Cashel in the Snow
Opening Hours – Christmas & NYE 2022
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Christmas Gifts
Xmas Gift Ideas for someone planning a trip to Ireland
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Our Top 5 places to stay in Ireland this Christmas
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Clenaghans Irish Food
Food, Glorious Irish Food. A real luxury tour of Ireland and it’s foodie finds.
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By Road, Sea and Air. A Truly Luxury Tour of Ireland.
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Wild Isles with David Attenborough. A True Look at Ireland’s Wildlife Spectacles.
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National Heritage Week
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Immerse yourself in the centre of the world racing industry.
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Autumn shades, crackling fires and pumpkins galore.
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Hidden Ireland…..A Road Less Traveled.
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Michelin Star Dining And A Celebration of Irish Ingredients.
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Big Family Gatherings. Our Guide To Kerry’s Luxury Rentals
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Fish, Chips and Sea Views.
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Castles of Ireland .Rentals, Trips and Experiences.
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The Land of Folklore, Fairies and Mythology
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Uniquely Irish Festivals and Fairs
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Buisnesswoman of the Year Awards Tipperary 2022.
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A Royal Visit to Cashel
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The very Irish Coffee
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Nollaig na mBan: an Irish tradition on January 6th
Nollaig na mBan: Why January 6th is a day to celebrate women of Ireland
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Ashford Castle, Mayo, Ireland
Ireland’s top hotels and cities ranked by US travel bible
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Bloomsday in Dublin
Bloomsday: The day James Joyce, Leopold Bloom and ‘Ulysses’ are celebrated
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Private Ireland Tours – What to Expect
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The 10 Best Beaches in Ireland – according to Lonely Planet
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Our Top Picks of Luxury Private Rentals on the Wild Atlantic Way
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Our Top Picks of Luxury Private Rentals in Dublin
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Saint Patrick's Day 2020
So just who was Saint Patrick?
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Is Pancake Tuesday an Irish thing?
Is Pancake Tuesday an Irish thing?
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Our Top Travel Predictions for 2021 and Beyond...
Our Top Travel Predictions for 2021 and Beyond…
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Savour the Best at Ireland’s 2022 Michelin Star Restaurants
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Celebrate those special occasions with these Luxury Private Rentals
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Our Top Picks of Private Rentals in Ireland
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How to make the perfect irish coffee this Christmas
How to make the perfect Irish Coffee this Christmas
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Did you know St Nicholas is buried in Ireland?
Did you know St Nicholas is buried in Ireland?
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Lonely Planet names Burren Ecotourism Network ‘Best Community Tourism Project’
Lonely Planet names Burren Ecotourism Network ‘Best Community Tourism Project’
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Irish Museum named Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2020
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5 Movies with 'interesting' Irish Accents
5 Movies with ‘Interesting’ Irish Accents
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Dublin friendliest city in Europe
2 Irish cities named friendliest in all Europe by Condé Nast Traveller
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Why are there so many redheads in Ireland?
Why are there so many redheads in Ireland?
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Halloween with Ireland Chauffeur Travel
Did you know that Halloween originated in Ireland?
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Why do you drive on the left in Ireland?
Why do you drive on the left in Ireland?
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Molls Gap, Ring of Kerry
8 places in Ireland feature on new ‘Lonely Planet Ultimate Travel List’
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The Most Beautiful Hike In Ireland?
The Most Beautiful Hike In Ireland?
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Rathbarry church & graveyard, Castlefreke, Cork
The story of Ireland’s tallest High Cross
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Wicklow Lighthouse in Ireland
8 Beautiful Lighthouses to Inspire a Romantic Trip to Ireland in 2021
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Autumn in Ireland.
Fall for Ireland: Why the Emerald Isle is at its best in autumn
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Oyster Season Begins in Ireland
Oyster Season Starts in Ireland
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The Top 10 Hotels in Ireland for Interiors lovers
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Great Taste of Ireland's Breweries
The rich history of beer in Ireland
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Award-winning Travel Editor calls Ireland Chauffeur Travel a ‘bubble of luxury’
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Best beaches in Ireland
Ireland’s best and most beautiful beaches
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On #InternationalDogDay, meet Mutti, our Chief Play Officer
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Luxury private rental post-lockdown in Ireland
Luxury Ireland rentals for your post-lockdown celebrations
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Luxury private rental Walden Lakehouse
Idyllic Ireland getaways -perfect places to reconnect with friends
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Longueville House
Private rental spotlight: Longueville House
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Wineport Lodge Athlone
The Best Outdoor Dining spots in Ireland
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Spike Island
‘Hogwarts-like’ discovery at Ireland’s Alcatraz
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Donegal airport
Quarantine in Ireland – what you need to know
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Killaloe
Taking to the water to go kayaking on Lough Derg
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Ireland’s top hotels and restaurants revealed
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Surfing in Lahinch with Ireland Chauffeur Travel
What is it like to surf in Lahinch?
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Tracing your Irish Roots with Ireland Chauffeur Travel
Podcast – Tracing your Irish Roots
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President's Residence
Virtual Tour of our President’s Residence
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Healy Pass
7 of Ireland’s most dramatic mountain pass roads
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Ireland Chauffeur Travel has completed the COVID-19 Safety Charter
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Food Experiences In Ireland
Podcast – Gourmet Food In Ireland
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Ireland’s 8 most scenic coastal driving routes
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Ashford Castle, Mayo, Ireland
An Irish castle love story!
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Matt Damon’s Luxury Private Rental Available Now
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White Rocks Beach
Condé Nast Traveler’s Best Beaches In Ireland
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Ashford Castle, Mayo, Ireland
Ireland named as top bucket list trip by Forbes
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Golf Vacations in Ireland
Podcast – Golfing in Ireland
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Learn how to make traditional Irish Scones
Learn how to make traditional Irish Scones
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Our New Podcast – Behind The Wheel
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Filming of 'Normal People' in Sligo
Watch ‘Normal People’ behind-the-scenes in Ireland
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Video – Ireland from the Sky
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Virtual Tours of Ireland – Museums & Galleries
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Virtual Tours of Ireland – Family Adventures
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Ireland Chauffeur Travel Guide to Ireland's National Parks
Our Guide to Ireland’s National Parks
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Our Favourite Irish Recipes
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Our Favourite Irish Books
Our Favourite Irish Books
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St Patrick’s Day – Movies to Watch
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Stories

Ireland: The land of storytellers

At the heart of Ireland Chauffeur Travel is a passion for Ireland and for her stories. The master storyteller brings the land to life and you can learn about Ireland through works by our literary heavyweights, such as James Joyce, Brendan Behan, Edna O’Brien and Maeve Binchy. We also invite you to explore our stories, where we will introduce you to charismatic characters; tell you stories of Ireland past and present; and share our touring tales. We hope to inspire you to travel and explore - whether in the comfort of your home or in the comfort of our care in Ireland. 

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Fleet

Travelling with Ireland Chauffeur Travel means you will travel in style and comfort in our fleet of luxury Mercedes and Range Rover vehicles.

You can relax in the safe, reliable and capable company of your Driver Guide who will share their knowledge and local tips as they expertly drive you around Ireland's country roads.

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Meet our experts

From the moment you start your journey with us, you will be looked after by our passionate and informed Travel Advisors. Our unmatched Driver Guides delight in showing our clients the very best of Ireland.

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Shane Leahy
Director & Tour Operator
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Orla Kelly
Sales Director & Office Manager
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Camillus Croke
Transport Manager
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Alma Creed
Client Relations & Experiences
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Alison Lonergan
Private Guided Tour Consultant
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May Stokes
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Testimonials

The whole experience was absolutely incredible – Jan 2023

We were a family of nine traveling together. This was a beast of a trip to plan & execute, and we could not have done without Alma and her crew.

The whole experience - our initial phone call, building the itineraries, bookings (lodging and restaurants), our drivers, making changes on the fly, and even the last drop-off at DUB - was absolutely incredible.

I highly recommend Alma and Ireland Chauffeur Travel.

-The Murphy Family, Jan 2023

We have recommended this tour company to every person we know – Nov 2022

This is our 3rd trip with Ireland Chauffeur Travel. We found this trip every bit as enjoyable as the previous 2. Alison worked with us on the front end to figure out a trip that incorporated our wants and desires. She worked with us until we had the trip we were hoping for. Once we were on the trip, we had 2 amazing transfers from the airport to our hotel in Dublin (and back again at the end). Both transfer drivers were polite and waiting when we were ready to go. (we landed 30 minutes early and breezed through customs and the driver was still there!) The hotels that were picked were exactly what we had hoped for as far as location and level of amenities. The main driver was Bob Noonan throughout our trip. We are so privileged to have met Bob. Had a fascinating career prior to being a driver. Bob shared his wealth of knowledge with us and made sure we saw some amazing things that were both on our original itinerary and some that were not. He did his homework the days ahead and called for hours at sites, reservations and made alternate plans if need be. He was not afraid to add in impromptu plans when we asked to divert our trip to a stop we heard about in route. We did not realize we were traveling on a bank holiday which makes things extra tricky and Bob made sure we had amazing things to see each day. Bob was a gentleman (I am thinking of sending my 20 year old for training) and would make sure doors were opened for me, carried my luggage and always was polite and respectful. Definitely getting to know Bob was a highlight of our trip. We have recommended this tour company to every person we know that is going to Ireland. (and some that had no interest in going and we tell them "you must"). Having a trip planned for your family as well as the tour driver is worth every single cent we spent. Our trips are always rich with knowledge and experiences. Plus, the trips are relaxing...no worries about where to park or whether we should have taken a right or left at the last turn. We love being able to ask questions on the fly and learn about the culture and country we are visiting. Thank you Bob and Alison for this amazing trip! Until we book our 4th trip to Ireland...

- C Bernards, Oct/Nov 2022

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Travel should be inspiring, exciting, intriguing and relaxing

We believe in going the extra mile to ensure our clients build lifelong memories (and we love hearing about them!). We pride ourselves on our reliability as well as our creativity, ensuring that you create your own "Story of Ireland"

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