Several of you have asked what tour group we used for our trip to Ireland. Bridget Gallagher’s exceeded our expectations! This husband & wife team know the true definition of hospitality! They did so many SPECIAL things for our group during our entire trip!!! Plus, we were with a fabulous group of fellow travelers. New friendships & fantastic memories were formed! If you’re considering traveling to Ireland…this is the way to go!
Home from our trip to Ireland and England, an extraordinary tour with Bridget Gallagher’s Irish Treasures Tour that was beyond our wildest expectations! A bus load of the greatest people who we’d never before met became fast friends as we explored rugged Achill Island on the Atlantic; the gorgeous countryside along the Wild Atlantic Way; into mid country with many small quaint towns; about 3 million sheep; restaurants(fish and chips! shepherd’s pie! seafood chowder!); pubs(); bustling and historic Dublin with visits to Guinness, Jameson Whiskey, Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, more pubs; and south and then west again to view many castles and churches with spectacular architecture and antiquities! Along the way we slept at Ashford Castle, charming B &B’s and manors all staffed with lovely, friendly people. Our hosts, Marc, Michelle and tour guide and driver Brian filled our heads with history, fun facts, and snippets of the Irish language, and sang and joked with us all the way!! Dear and thoughtful people they were, who went the extra mile to make this the best trip ever! We can’t thank them and our bus friends enough for the fantastic memories!!
Fantastic trip to Ireland with Bridget Gallagher’s Irish Tours. We met so many wonderful people in our group! Such a beautiful country and the Irish people are so warm and welcoming! Thank you Marc and Michelle Harlow and Brian Farrell for being the best travel guides!
The picturesque setting of a quiet beach
being lapped by the Atlantic Ocean,
The ever-changing shades of green,
rolling softly up the mountain side,
The breathtaking plunge from sheer cliffs
kissing the dancing waves,
The myriad hubbub of bellowing sheep
moving about the rocks and hill,
The sun peeking through puffy clouds and mist,
forming endless rainbows,
The form and grace of an international city
new buildings stretch into the sky,
The history and drama of the oft laughing
and crying Irish people,
The shy greetings of first day tour people,
blossoming into life long friends,
The constant care and joy of being bathed
in hospitality and song,
All this and more is a Bridget Gallagher tour of Ireland.”
To our vacation host and hostess with the mostest, and the best of friends: Marc Harlow and Michelle Nichols Harlow, thank you for sharing your love and passion of Ireland with us and the Bridget Gallagher’s Emerald Isle Dream Holiday tourists (family)…it was a TRIP OF A LIFETIME.
Everything! Tour guides: super prep and planning yet no pressure to hurry if we wanted to linger. Extra special attention paid to each person – we felt well taken care of and pampered. Incredibly informed tour bus driver – educational and humorous. Tour itself touched as much variety, and covered as much ground as possible in our 12 days, yet we didn’t feel rushed, but relaxed. Highly recommend this amazing tour and these wonderful tour guides! You’ll come back with a bit ‘o understanding of Irish culture, and a deep appreciation for all that’s transpired there!