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Ireland with Kids
Why come to Ireland with Kids?
Here at Irish Tourism we enjoy exploring Ireland with our families and we think that you and your family will like it too! That is why we have created this fine selection of family centered tours. Touring Ireland with kids will be the family vacation of a lifetime. Ireland is a land of magic, folklore and fairies with the odd leprechaun thrown in for good measure. The climate of Ireland lends itself perfectly to chasing endless pots of gold at the end of countless rainbows and exploring the myriad castle ruins that dot the island of Ireland. Unlike the historic buildings and monuments in many countries that remain off limits to human touch, the ancient landmarks of Ireland are begging to be explored by inquisitive minds both young and old. Vacationing in Ireland with kids however isn't only about historical landmarks. From exploring caves to walking our miles and miles of pristine beaches. From surfing to horse riding on sandy beaches and cross country bike rides, your time spent in Ireland with kids will be a vacation to remember forever.
One Location for Convenience & Ease of travel
We realise that it can be difficult for families to move from hotel to hotel so these tours are ‘one-centred’ (or multi centred if that is your preference) and designed in such a way as you would just pick up your rental car, drive to your hotel location and check in for the duration of your vacation. When you book your tour with us you will get a comprehensive tour pack which will include several day tours that you can chose to take from your base location. The tours are flexible, you can chose to do all of the day trips, some of them or you may choose to simply enjoy the surroundings of your hotel. The hotels we have chosen for this category are family orientated and have all kinds of facilities for your family to enjoy.
Our most popular family vacations
Situated in the south west of Ireland, Adare is regarded by many as being Ireland's prettiest and most picturesque villages, and it is a haven for those wishing to escape and unwind by taking in its medieval surroundings. This package includes seven nights’ in Adare’s most family friendly hotel and on booking your package with us you will receive a comprehensive tour pack which will include several day tours that you may choose to take from this historic location. ...read more
Kilkenny is situated on both banks of the River Nore, in the province of Leinster. Kilkenny is famous for its medieval building and castle. The town has been referred to as the "Marble City" for centuries and the atmosphere and character of this unique city makes it a great base for touring Ireland with kids. On reserving your vacation with us, you will get a complete tour pack which will include numerous day tours that you can choose to take from your base. ...read more
Thank you for all the arrangements and your efforts to make our visit to Ireland memorable. I just want to share some photos with you
After arriving in Ireland we went to the Hertz office to pick up the rental car. The staff was very helpful and at last we were on our way to the Hotel in Kilkenny. We arrived at about 16h00 and had a warm welcome. The ladies at reception made us feel very welcome. Our room was pretty and neat and clean and we had a good night’s sleep after the long flight and drive from the airport. Breakfast was great. Our waiter, Michael, (very friendly and helpful) even taught us how to say “hello “and “goodbye” in Irish. We left at about 11h00 and visited the Kilkenny Castle and gardens and explored the area.
After that we left for the Country House Hotel near Killarney. I do not have words to describe this charming, stunning and beautiful hotel. Everything was just perfect (it scores 10/10 with me). We got lost on the way and arrived late but we received a warm welcome and with such hospitality, it made us feel like royalty. Gerard made us feel at home and attended to our every need. Our host arranged for us to go on the Ring of Kerry trip and the scenery was absolutely stunning. We also got the opportunity to see the sheep dog demonstration and this is a must see for everyone taking the trip. We also stopped at the beach (unfortunately I cannot remember the name) and even ‘met” Charlie Chaplin.
After this stop over, we left for one of the highlights of our visit, The Cliffs of Mohr, whaohhhh, what an awesome experience this was, what an emotional moment when I first laid eyes on the cliffs, the beauty of it all, mother nature at one of her best (Thank you God for the eyes I have to see the beautiful things You have made)
We climed 166 steps to the top to O’ Brien’s Tower – what natural beauty………….amazing! We also did part of the Burran Way….. sjoe, what narrow pathways, my mom had more courage than me I think, but we did it anyway.
On the second day of our stay in Galway, we took the driving route through the Connemara Region. We saw Lough Corrib, the Twelve Pins Mountain. On our way to Clifden, we stopped at the beautiful Kylemore Abbey with its tranquil surroundings. Then we left for Roundstone Village where we enjoyed lunch and then headed back to the hotel.
Eventually we reached Dublin and returned the hired car. We covered a distance of almost 1400 km in the seven days we had the car.
In Dublin, we booked a trip to see the Giants Causeway, another highlight for me. We stopped at the Carrick-a-Rhede rope bridge and what an adrenalin experience it was to climb that bridge, but all worth it when you got to the other side.
Then came the best best, THE GIANTS CAUSEWAY. This was so exciting for me and I will treasure every moment I spent there
Even if we didn’t get to see everything that we would have liked to see, what we saw was enough to make us fall in love with Ireland for ever. Thank you for helping me and my brothers make our mom’s dream come true. Now we understand why Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle, it was like the green, green grass of home…………
Till next time Debbie……………… (there definitely will be a next time God willing). I will surely recommend Irish Tourism to anyone who intends to visit the beautiful Emerald Isle with its magnificent scenery.
Take care & God bless
Erika Fortuin, Paarl, South Africa