Your Ireland Travel Experts
Ireland is our heritage. We know it well.
If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting the Emerald Isle, you’ve come to the right place. With rolling green hills, vibrant cities and warm smiles, Ireland is a country of dreams. Pat Hollywood and The Travel Connection team have been creating memorable Ireland experiences for over 40 years. Whether your visit is a romantic trip for two, or an exciting customized tour with a fun group of your friends, our team delivers on everything you need for this spectacular country.
We offer several group trips each year where you can travel with new friends or have us custom create one just for you.
Escorted & Chauffeur Drive Experiences
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenic countryside and majestic castles of Ireland with your own personal Irish driver guide. These tours of Ireland are designed to maximize sightseeing on a more personalized level while traveling in the ultimate comfort and luxury. From a honeymoon to a family reunion, The Travel Connection can prepare a customized private chauffeur, or escorted tour for groups of all sizes tailored to your specific travel needs.
Ireland’s countryside contains countless historic castles that range from luxurious and romantic accommodations, to towers that are in ruins after thousands of years. They are all filled with character and history. Many of these castles are medieval, dating from the 11th to the 18th century; they were built as fortified homes for chieftains or Anglo Norman settlers and designed for defense. Others were built during the flamboyant Georgian era and the revival of the Victorian age.
Ireland castle vacations can be taken as a self-drive journey where we arrange a rental vehicle, or experience a chauffeur driven holiday where one of our fantastic driver/guides takes the wheel, allowing you to enjoy the scenery without worrying about the road ahead. Escorted tours with a set itinerary, including castle stays, are also very popular and a great way to visit and experience Ireland. The Travel Connection can also plan a trip to include the British Isles, including Scottish and English castles to complete your regal experience.
Every Ireland vacation should include at least one night in a castle. MUST SEE`S include Ashford Castle, Bunratty Castle, Blarney Castle, Kilkenny Castle, Trip Castle (St John’s Castle), Cahir Castle, Doe Castle, Malahide Castle, Ross Castle, Donegal Castle, Birr Castle, Dublin Castle, Dromoland Castle
Trace Your Ancestry
Discover your historical roots on a genealogy tour of Ireland. The experienced professionals at The Travel Connection create the perfect vacation based on family heritage. Visit the spots where ancestors hail from, as we design a tour around those special areas. Visit relatives at rest in a particular graveyard, and discover where so many Irish departed their home country, and why they set sail for a new life in a new world. The Travel Connection team design memorable genealogy vacations, customized to make the journey into the past, an awesome adventure in the present day. We can accommodate groups of any size, planning a trip to meet budgetary needs.
Accommodations can include 3*, 4* and 5* Hotels, Castle Stays, Country Houses, Manor Homes, and Bed and Breakfasts. We provide both self-drive, and chauffeur driven itineraries to make sure important family places are visited and experienced.
Check this desired experience off the bucket list, as we make the trip a reality, while seeing the best locations and attractions to visit on the Emerald Isle.
Of the 246 true links courses in the world, over 20% are in Ireland. For those who love seaside golf, Ireland is the place to be. The golf experts at The Travel Connection design an itinerary where great golf takes center stage, the pace of life is refreshing, and the welcome’s received are as warm as the legend suggests. The Travel Connection has an exclusive partnership with Shamrock Golf Tours, to develop and deliver truly memorable golfing packages. This strategic partnership creates a team with a wealth of experience and knowledge, so that golfing in the Emerald Isle, whether on links, or parkland courses is an amazing experience.
Complete bucket list tours that take in the likes of Payne’s Stewart’s beloved Waterville, Arnold Palmer’s remarkable Tralee, and the legend that is Ballybunion, as well as Northern Ireland’s powerhouse Royals of Portrush, Dunluce, and County Down, amongst other great locations.