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Adare Manor ideal stop off on a luxury Ireland tour.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
Luxury Ireland Tour - Adare Manor in Co. Limerick

Adare Manor in Co. Limerick

An increasingly popular point to stop during a luxury Ireland tours is  Adare Manor,  a ‘Travelers’ Choice’® for 2015, according to TripAdvisor. Situated on the banks of the River Maigue in County Limerick, the location of Adare Manor means that it is ideally positioned for a stop-off on a number of luxury Ireland tours. (more…)

Happy Presidents Day -22 past Presidents claim Irish Descent!

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Presidents Day


Presidents Day might be the on the third Monday of each February in commemoration of George Washington, the first man to hold that title, but did you know that no less than 22 men who followed him claimed to have been of Irish descent? From the seventh President, Andrew Jackson, to the 44th, Barack Obama, it seems that Irish ancestry is almost ubiquitous among holders of the highest office. (more…)

Happy Valentine’s Day

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Giants Causeway serves as the stunning backdrop for engagement

Happy Valentine’s Day & a very special wish to recent passengers of Specialized Travel Services’ Nadia Bjorlin (DAYS OF OUR LIVES star Chloe Lane) & her fiancé Grant Turnbull, who got engaged last August amid the spectacular surroundings of the Giants Causeway. (more…)

September Savings on Tour Packages in Ireland

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

September Savings on Tour Packages in Ireland

For all new bookings made in September 2014, Save $150.00* on any of our Chauffeur Tour Packages  – Valid only for new bookings for travel until December 31st 2014.

Chauffeur Tours of Ireland – from $198

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

From small groups of 2 to 6 people or larger groups of 10-15, a Chauffeur tour of Ireland is ideal for those who do not want to drive & is perfect for group tours of Ireland, family vacations to Ireland & golf trips to Ireland.

With a vast fleet of luxury vehicles, we guarantee a trip composed of comfort & style. Sit back & enjoy the scenery, all while learning about Ireland from your driver; all of our drivers are qualified guides who can advise you of the best available touring routes, the must-see sights of each area & the best time to go, places to dine, and even where to find the best pint of Guinness!! (more…)

Kinsale’s Trident Hotel voted as 2010 Large Golf Hotel of the Year

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Select Hotels member, The Trident Hotel of Kinsale, Co. Cork, was recently voted as “Large Golf Hotel of the Year” at 2010’s Gala Irish Golf Awards.

The 13th Annual Golf Classic & Ireland Golf Tour Operator Association (IGTOA) “Gala Irish Golf Awards” took place on Monday night, 18th October 2010, with Select Hotels member the Trident Hotel, Kinsale voted as IGTOA best Large Golf Hotel of the Year.

The ceremony was part of a three day event including the Annual IGTOA Networking Event and Golf Classic, at the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa, Co. Down, and is the largest gathering of Irish Golf Tourism Industry Professionals in the island of Ireland.


Experience Northern Ireland

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

The Specialized Travel Services Team in NY recently participated in the ‘Experience Northern Ireland: Titanic & More’ Event which was held recently at Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal in New York City from September 24th-September 29th.

Sponsored by Tourism Ireland, in association with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Belfast Visitor & Convention Center, National Museums Northern Ireland, Continental Airlines, the exhibition highlighted the rich cultural heritage of Northern Ireland, a widely undiscovered gem of the island of Ireland.

There were demonstrations by quilters & potters, brewers and gardening experts. The event demonstrated the area’s importance as a great visitor location, with not to be missed sites such as the Walled City of Derry, the first UK City of Culture for 2013; the cosmopolitan capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast City; The Causeway Coastal Route, one of the Top 10 Scenic Drives in the World; the historical 92 mile trail of St. Patrick; and much more!

To plan a trip to Northern Ireland, contact us today; or click here for more info: Northern Ireland Vacations.

Autumn Angling in Ireland

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Thinking about angling? In Ireland? There is no better time than this Autumn! Current forecasts show catches are above-average in a variety of waters. Furthermore, fish have now finished spawning so that there is much better sport and a greater spread of fish.

With open access to most of the Irish waters, there are fish to be caught so call us today to book your angling trip! Click here for more information on angling trips to Ireland & other outdoor adventures in Ireland.

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