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Ireland -Land of Saints and Scholars

In Ireland's core you will not only find its oldest pub, but one of its finest early Monastic sites.  The Monastery at Clonmacnoise dates back to AD 544 when St. Ciaran,who studied under St. Finian at Clonard Abbey, founded the site. Considering its central  ancient...

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Ireland’s Oldest Pub and the Birth Place of Irish Whiskey

Athlone is a medieval town in the center of Ireland with a huge 12th Century Norman Castle and just beside it, you will discover the oldest bar in Ireland, and perhaps in the world no less! Yes, Sean's Bar in the heart of Ireland is recorded in the Guinness Book of...

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A Cork City Gem and Keeper of Secrets

If you ever have a chance to visit Cork you will find St. Barre's Cathedral tucked away near the heart of  the city in the South side of the River Lee. The looming spires are easy to spot in the sky line but navigating through Cork's one way system and the narrow...

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The Irish – Rich in family and friends

The most rewarding thing about being a tour operator is sharing joy and creating memories for guests who travel with Shamrock and Peach Tours. I work really hard to tick all the boxes with luxury travel, selecting interesting and historical top notch 4 and 5 star...

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Lightning strikes twice for Rory McIlroy

  They say "lightening never strikes the same place twice", except for Rory McIlroy, who just won his second Fed Ex tour championship in four years!  I was cheering on Sunday's big win for my Northern Irish homeland and Rory McIlroy!  The FedEx 2019 tour championship...

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Kintra on the Causeway interview…

It's not every day that I get the chance to on the BBC, but this evening we were thrilled to listen to an interview that Helen Mark and the Kintra team from BBC Radio Ulster carried out during one of our tour...

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Twelve out of ten in Galway…

Some restaurant score an eight out of ten for food and service excellence. some even score an impressive ten out of ten....but in my experience, the wonderful 'Twelve Hotel', one of my favorite Irish hospitality hotspots, scores a twelve for the incredible local Irish...

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Spectacular Scotland

Shamrock and Peach Tours are celebrating our 10th year of being in business with a brand new exciting tour offering, going to the Highlands of Scotland.  We have been working on launching our new Scottish tour for...

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Cracking Good Easter Wishes!

Wishing everyone a cracking good Easter as we celebrate today!  Yesterday my friend brought over three day old baby chicks for me to dote over. These new born balls of fluff sat peacefully, although loudly chirping, in my hand as I cradled...

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Featured in Irish Country Living!

As a girl, growing up on the farm in County Armagh, we always had a copy of the Irish Farmer's Journal in our home. My father loved to read all the latest on sheep and cattle whilst my mother loved to read the magazine and all the interesting articles and recipes. It...

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