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Molly Malone…..Dublins First Lady ??

If you are on Ireland tours , then , when in Dublin you will see a statue of Molly Malone , and may even hear a song about her. It appears that Molly Malone is a real Irish urban legend. According to that legend she was the most beautiful girl in eighteenth century Dublin. She lived with her […]

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Kitty O’Shea…..Dublins First Lady ??

Kitty O’Shea was born in 1845 ….and died in 1921 If you are on tours of Ireland and in Dublin you can visit a pub named after her and hear the name continuosly. Famously she was the mistress and later wife of Charles Stewart Parnell. She was originally born in Essex and married Captain William Henry […]

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Irish Tower Houses

Irish Tower Houses are tall , often four or five-story castles erected in the fifteenth , sixteenth , and early seventeenth centuries. Affluent  Irish landowners built these tower houses and defenses, status symbols, and homes for their families and retainers. Sparsely furnished within, the houses somtimes had an outer protective wall. You will see at least […]

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Lough Derg Pilgrimage

This is a Catholic pilgrimage long regarded as the most difficult pilgrimage in Christendom. A real hidden gem if you want to experience that sort of thing. It is a journey to Saint Patricks Purgatory , or Station Island , in County Donegal. If you are on Ireland tours and wish to participate then it […]

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The Irish Harp

The symbolic instrument of Ireland is the Harp…you will see it in many forms when on any tours of Ireland. The harps present form was established over a thousand years ago , with variations in its shape being introduced up to the seventeenth century. The oldest surviving instrument , the Brian Boru harp , held […]

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On a tour of Ireland ????…..check out Belfast !!!!

If you are  on any Ireland tours and coming to Belfast in January then check out the following : ULSTER ORCHESTRA : NEW YEAR VIENNESE CONCERTS – 7TH AND 8TH JANUARY 2011 – IN THE WATERFRONT HALL ULSTER ORCHESTRA : PIAZZOLLAS FOUR SEASONS – 21ST JANUARY 2011 – IN THE ULSTER HALL A FLEETWOOD MAC […]

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Merry Christmas !!!!

A very Merry Christmas to all of our clients and future clients. Talk to us about any Ireland tours or Belfast tours for 2011 !!!! Have a great one !!! …. from Ireland Luxury Tours !!!!

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Vikings in Ireland

On any tours of Ireland you will come across many Viking influences and history. Norsemen , largely from Western Norway, who made raids on Ireland from 795 onward. The Vikings founded the first Irish cities , such as Dublin , Limerick , Wexford, and Waterford , after 840. Their frequent raids on Irish monasteries gave […]

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Ulster…..or Northern Ireland ???

This is the Northern province, which is divided between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. On a any tours of Ireland you will come across the province of Ulster. Six of Ulster’s nine counties Antrim , Armagh , Down , Derry, Fermanagh , and Tyrone – have made up Northern Ireland since the Government […]

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Snow stops some Ireland tours….But not ours !!!

The snow is falling heavily in Ireland and many tours of Ireland are cancelled. However here at Ireland Luxury Tours we use our robust BMW luxury 4×4 vehicles which means that we wont let you down in extremme weather. Contact us for details of tours of Ireland , tours of Belfast , and tours for […]