Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Early Birds are Flying to Ireland in 2009

Ireland Chauffeur Travel looks forward to being your Tour Host in Ireland in 2009. From the moment you arrive on Irish Soil to the moment you leave all your arrangements will be taken care of by our wonderful award winning travel service. All you need to do is take the first step. We would like to present you with our Five Great Reasons to travel to Ireland in 2009.

1. "Our Tour Rates are lower than in 2008" - With lower fuel prices, competition in hotels, reduced visitor number and a slow down in inflation have all brought the price of travel to Ireland down. This makes NOW a great time to get great value on a trip to Ireland.

2. We are offering Complimentary Upgrades at Our Top Hotels in Ireland including The Merrion Hotel in Dublin, Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney, Hayfield Manor Hotel in Cork City, Harveys Point Hotel in Donegal & Glin Castle Hotel in Co Limerick. Just think of rooms with Four Poster Beds, Stunning Lake Views or in the Main Castle with a Victorian Bath and you begin to get a rosy picture. Just ask us where You would like your complimentary upgrade and we will do the rest.

3. Aer Lingus Have a Seat Sale on !! You can book Spring Flights Today from $199 each way and Summer Flights from $249 each way from Major Airports in USA. Visit Aer Lingus Website , Talk to Our Office Or Your Trusted Local Travel Agent for more information. Aer Lingus currently has Direct flights to Ireland from Boston, New York, Washington, Orlando, San Francisco and Chicago. There are indirect flights from over 100 more cities in North America & Canada.

4. We are offering Heritage Ireland Entrance Cards for All our Heritage & Premium Touring Clients in 2009. These cards allow free access to over "100 of Irelands Top Attractions" including world famous visitor attractions that feature on All of our Heritage Tours. They range from Castles, National Parks, Historic Prisons, Victorian Manor Houses, Ancient Monastic Sights & Mysterious Neolithic Monuments. Among the highlights are Kilkenny Castle, Newgrange, Kilmainham Jail, Muckross House & Gardens & The Rock of Cashel ( Pictured below) . For more information please check out our Special Offers section on our website.

5. Ireland is now officially "The Worlds Friendliest Travel Destination" as voted by prestigious Lonely Travel - Bluelist - The Best in World Travel Guide 2008. Thanks !!! To all our fellow Irishmen and Irishwomen for making Ireland such a great country to visit over the last 100 years and making our job so much easier !!!! (We choose only the friendliest hotels with the friendliest personnel on our tours of Ireland).

Call us Today Toll Free on 1-800 329 9138 or drop us a quick E-mail to further discuss your forthcoming Private Tour of Ireland. We are always happy to modify and update your Tour Proposal to meet with your exact requirements. After all we are Irelands Customized Touring Specialists.

We really look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Short Tours of Ireland in 2009

Sometimes you only have a few days to cram in the best of Ireland and you want to see as much as possible in the shortest possible time. We can make it happen for you ... ruthlessly ticking off the items on your wish list with the expertise of master craftsman at work.

Among the "You cant possibly miss this" Highlights of Ireland worth considering for a raid and grab tour of Ireland not seen since the days of the Vikings are :
The highlights of Dublin and Surrounding Areas- Trinity, Guinness and St Patricks Cathedral
The Wicklow Mountains incorporating Glendalough and Powerscourt ( From Dublin)
Kilkenny Medieval City & Castle/ Graignamanagh / Inistoige / Nicholas Mosse Pottery
The Rock of Cashel / Swiss Cottgage and Cahir Castle ( From Cork or Shannon)
The Ring of Cork Including Blarney, Cobh Heritage Centre, Middleton and Kinsale
Waterford Crystal Factory, Dunmore East, Lismore heritage Town and Ardmore.
The Ring of Kerry Tour - Muckross, Molls Gap, Sneem, Gap of Dunloe and Kenmare
West Clare Tour of Cliffs of Moher, Ailwee Caves and the Burren. (From Shannon)
Galway City, Connemara coastal drive and Kylemore Abbey. (From Galway)
Newgrange , Hill of Tara and Boyne Valley Drive. (From Dublin)

Call us on 1 800 329 9138 or e-mail us on and we will do the rest ... the last thing you need on a short tour si to worry about which side of the road to drive on .. let us look after you in style, while you enjoy the Emerald Isle.

Shane Leahy ...

Irish Village Embraces Obama as One of Their Own.

PREPARATIONS ARE under way for a big US election night party in the tiny village where Barack Obama can trace his Irish roots.
"Welcome to Obama Country" read two billboards on either side of Moneygall, Co Offaly, which is now hoping for its first US presidential visit.
"We're hopeful that, come Wednesday morning, Brian Cowen will be congratulating US president-elect Barack Obama and inviting him to the town of his ancestors," said local Church of Ireland canon Stephen Neill.
Historians have unearthed records showing Obama's maternal ancestors lived, worked, married and had children in the Moneygall area more than 150 years ago.
Fulmuth Kearney, who is Obama's third great-grandfather, left Moneygall for New York in 1850 to eventually settle in Ohio.
"We've never seen such an interest in any election here ever before," said Henry Healy, who claims to be a distant relation of Hawaiian-born Mr Obama.
Mr Healy, whose family has been in Moneygall since 1750, has traced his family tree to meet the Kearney Obama dynasty.
"In 1760 a Joseph Kearney of the parish of Moneygall married a Sarah Healy also of the parish," he said. "Sarah and Joseph are great-grandparents to Fulmuth Kearney who was Barack's last link to Ireland," said Mr Healy.
Residents of Moneygall, on the N7 Limerick road, are gearing up for a US election party in Ollie Hayes's Bar in the town tomorrow night.
"There's a huge amount of excitement in the area now that election week is finally upon us," said Canon Neill.
"We have Hardy Drew and the Nancy Boys playing their song There's No One as Irish as Barack Obama and we hope to be celebrating with early indications from the US as the night unfolds," said Canon Neill.
"Mr Obama said he'll visit the 'little village' in Ireland that has adopted him, so we hope to be able to roll out the red carpet as soon as all the votes are in."

- This article Appeared in the Irish Times.

PS - If anybody wishes to visit Obama Country on an Ireland Chauffeur Travel Tour we will be happy to oblige. We also have Ronald Reagan Country in Ballyporeen, Tipperary ( where we are from) if Republicans wish to visit a Presidents homeland in Ireland.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ireland Chauffeur Travel - Driver Guides

I wll be writing a Biography of all of our driver guides in Ireland soon. This is what to expect from a great driver and tour guide in Ireland whn you use Ireland Chauffeur Travel.
Ireland Chauffeur Travel Driver Guides
1. A knowledgeable, well groomed, mannerly and friendly driver who knows his way around Ireland taking you to the highlights as well as hidden unexplored gems known only to the experts.
2. Expertise and information on the best and most interesting place to stay, eat, drink and shop throughout your stay in Ireland.
3. An interesting and informed commentary on Ireland from multiple facts including historic, social, economic and religious / spiritual perspective.
4. Research and provide information you seek on genealogy, places of interest, unique interests and hobbies.
5. A consultant for your entire tour as well as a booking liaison for your restaurants, activities, excursions and special events such as festivals and race meetings.

We look forward to your visit to Ireland and showing you a wonderful time around the Emerald Isle.

Small Group Tours of Ireland 2009

Small Group Tours of Ireland 2009

For Small Group Tours of Ireland we take all the stress out of the logistics of group travel using our expert transport, travel and accommodation management service.

We take care of all land arrangements including all transfers, transportation, accommodation, activities, entertainment, day tours, and individual activities such as golf and group events. We arrange specialist transportation with driver guides for your small group tour of Ireland. We use Mercedes Sprinter Minibus for groups of eight to twelve and Mercedes Riada Minicoach for groups larger than twelve.

We only use driver /guides with expertise in group dynamics and if you would like a tour driver and touring guide we can arrange this also.

We use our knowledge and expertise to arrange suitable accommodations for small groups considering the following
Hotels that have adequate room and facility capacity for small group requirements.
Centrally located so individual group members can choose different activities.
Different room types and sizes for various group requirements.
Hotels that cater for specialist activities and requests such as special events and music nights.
Hotels that offer rate reductions and complimentary upgrades for group travelers.

We will be happy to help you to Customize Your Ireland Group Travel Arrangements for Ireland. If you already have an outline of your tour we will be happy to work with you. Call us on 1 800 329 9138 E-mail us for a sample tour and quotation based on YOUR Requirements and preferences.

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