Our aim is to arrange an Irish holiday for our clients that best suits their individual needs. We take the time to listen to what you want to get out of your holiday, and then proceed to create the perfect Irish tour to fit within any budget.
We are happy to report that our efforts are not in vain, and many of our clients take the time to write to us after their holiday. Here’s a quick sample of some recent customer reviews of Authentic Ireland Travel’s services. You can also read our reviews on Tripadvisor.
I will recommend Authentic Ireland to anyone who is planning a trip over to Ireland, I know we will be returning customers!!
Dear Nora and everyone at Authentic Ireland,
We just wanted to write and thank you for helping us plan or FABULOUS vacation. We had an amazing 2 weeks in your beautiful country. We had not one issue the whole time. Everyone was so extremely kind and helpful. Thank you for making it worry free and easy to just enjoy our time there. This was a vacation of a lifetime for us. Every place we stayed in was so cozy, friendly and clean. All of your recommendations would be places we will return to one day. Nora, you were so kind, patient and helpful with the short notice you were given for helping us plan our vacation. We really appreciate it! Ireland is a beautiful country full of the warmest most friendly people and the food was to die for. We will be back!!
Ron and TIffany Nash, Ogden UT – March 2013 – Create your own Car & Accommodation Package
Thank you for your help in making our visit to Scotland a success and relaxing vacation!
The tours included in the package were great– with all of the guides incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. The Apex International could not have been more convenient. What a lovely hotel with a great staff! We didn’t think that breakfast was included but it was, which made for a nice surprise at check in. We had a lovely time in Edinburgh, and a large part of that was due to your help. We’ll definitely keep you in mind for future visits (I know I definitely want to head back) and will recommend your services to all heading to Scotland or Ireland.
Eileen Fitzgerald, Fresh Meadows, NY – March 2013 – Best of Scotland
It was an amazing trip, not a single problem
Thank you for arranging our travels – we look forward to using you again. Kilkenny River Court Hotel was amazing – and a very short walk to Kilkenny Castle – we’ve visited many castles and, except for Windsor, this is our favorite. The docents were historians. Just wonderful! BTW this hotel has a very talented chef! The Lake House in Killarney was wonderful as well. Beautiful setting, brilliant dining, The Ring of Kerry tour was great fun. Again, Thank You! It was grand!
Eileen Morrow, South Dakota – February 2013
Directions given were AMAZING and we appreciated the sightseeing tips.
Everything ran very smoothly and we were very impressed. Lough Rynn Castle was our favorite. We enjoyed the grounds and the scenery as well as the food. The room was the largest of our trip and we enjoyed looking out the window at the lake. We would recommend Authentic Ireland.
Matthew & Lisa Smith – February 2013
We loved our trip. Thank you so much for all your service!
When my fiance was notified that he was hired for a new job and they wanted him to begin working as soon as possible, we really thought that there was no way we could book our trip in such a short amount of time. I was fully expecting to be told no when I contacted our travel advisor. However, Maggie and Nora were OUTSTANDING in their service, and had our dream trip pulled together in almost no time at all. They were very understanding, totally worked with us on our extremely tight schedule and could not have been nicer. I could not be more pleased with the level of service we received. Our travel Itinerary was wonderful, we especially enjoyed the scenery when driving the Ring of Kerry and visiting Dingle. All of the accommodations we stayed with were wonderful, we have no complaints. It was truly a memorable experience and we cannot wait to return.
Sarah Barnes, Madison, WI – December 2012
Thanks very much for everything and we would love to come back again in the future!
All the people we encountered were friendly and helpful, the scenery was breathtaking, the music was entrancing, and we enjoyed almost everything about our visit! It was an adventure that resulted in many wonderful stories that we will share for years to come!
Stephen Kerestes, Canal Fulton OH – October 2012
We LOVED Ireland and also Authentic Ireland Travel.
You guys did such a wonderful job of setting everything up for us, which took the stress off of us. Everyone we spoke to along the way was traveling with Authentic Ireland, and all having a wonderful time. We love Killarney the best, but it was all beautiful! We didn’t rent the GPS because the fun of it was trying to figure out how to get from point A to point B with our maps. We laughed the entire trip! The people of Ireland were all super nice and friendly! We will return to visit someday.
George & Susan Pinney, Las Vegas NV – October 2012
I will be recommending Authentic Ireland Travel to my friends.
Overall our trip was a great experience and we are very satisfied with it. We really felt like we received great value. You made it very easy for us to enjoy the Ireland experience of our dreams. Thank You!
Sean O’Connor, Milan MI – October 2012
They way travel should work! Thanks. It was all very easy! We had a great experience.
We were provided with all of our vouchers in a very timely manner. All the vouchers and reservations worked without a hitch. All the hotels were ready for us and everything worked just as we were told by Authentic Ireland. All of our accommodations were terrific! We felt like you had selected hotels that had character, charm and style. Thanks again for a great experience.
Jeff Gaisford, USA – October 2012
Authentic Ireland staff were amazing!!!
Helped us at every point along the way and always got right back to us when we called.
Cheryl Penov, USA – October 2012
No one could have done a better service!!
The Itinerary was great and the spots to stop along the way were excellent. The car versus the bus is definitely the way to go as you control your time and that is the value. You are not being rushed around. I’m used to being my own boss and in control which is most valuable to us.
Billy Stephenson, Killeen TX – August 2012
We had a wonderful time and plan to use your services on our next trip to Ireland.
We have already recommended your company to family and friends.
Rosemary Krupp, USA – October 2012
We have to say it was a perfect trip.
It was especially nice to be able to spend two days in each location and to be able to choose from the well thought out menu of activities your office prepared for us. The hotels and staff were terrific. We very much enjoyed the very different character and variety of locations and settings to lodge in and explore, which maximized our exposure to the bounties of Ireland and its diverse culture. There was a fair amount of driving involved, but well worth it! We really enjoyed Munster and Southwest Ireland. We also appreciated all your help Allegra, and how easy it was to stay in touch with you from the beginning to the end of a trip we will never forget.
Eric & Nancy Brown, Oak Harbor, WA – October 2012
Thanks for all of your help, Aisling (and colleagues) in setting up this travel adventure.
While we couldn’t do it “all” … what we did do certainly did exceed my expectations! I have wonderful things to say of Ireland, both the people (so kind and helpful) and the land (the green of which can’t be described and must be seen for oneself) and I have been encouraging people to go to Ireland as they won’t be disappointed!The people we met in Ireland and the land itself were “warm”, and all that I had heard of the kindness that your people have towards visitors is largely true. Some went out of their way hugely to help us.Many people are waiting to hear “how it went”, and I have a good report to share! I hope others are encouraged to visit Ireland!
Karin Boehler, Saskatoon, Canada – October 2012
The vacation was booked on a whim, yet it went way beyond expectations; it was absolutely wonderful.
Fred Lefton, Hudson OH – October 2012
This was an amazing trip and we loved that we got to do both Dublin and western Ireland.
Clifden was our favorite spot. Such an adorable little town, with friendly people, lovely restaurants and great pubs with live music every night. Ireland was fantastic – the people were so friendly and it was everything I hoped it to be. We already want to go back!
Suzy Tobin, Seattle WA – October 2012
I loved every minute of it.
I will be returning. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to work with. I will be in touch.
Lea Gordon, Xenia, Ohio – September 2012
We had the best vacation either of us has ever been on!!
It would be so hard to name a favorite town! We loved our stay and experiences at Ashford, driving the Dingle peninsula via Conner’s pass was amazing! The land was just beautiful! The rainbows were breathtaking.
Angela & Mark Davidson, St Charles MO – September 2012
I really loved my trip to Ireland.
I thought the country was beautiful, the sightseeing exciting and the people very friendly. My trip to Ireland did indeed exceed my expectations and I regretted having to leave. It was a wonderful vacation and I look forward to returning one day. Thanks for all your help in making it so enjoyable.
Hilde Dewey, California – September 2012
I would absolutely recommend!
We always wanted to go to Ireland but never knew where to start or what areas we should stay or see. This was a wonderful way to get us out there with the help of people who know what areas to recommend. We are looking forward to going out to Ireland again!
Michaela Schanz – September 2012
I am so glad I found Authentic Ireland.
Our stay was made carefree by the knowledgeable help I received from Sarah, Kirsty and Nora. Without their helpful advice and suggestions, I know our trip would not have been as well organized and interesting as it turned out to be.
Teresa Tucker, Odem TX – September 2012
Wow!! We had a WONDERFUL time, thanks to you!
We even toasted you every evening after a rewarding day! You steered us perfectly, from outstanding accommodations (such as the Gregans Castle House that totally exceeded our expectations) to recommending the crucial GPS system (nicknamed “Phyllis”) that guided our every move!
Nancy Robb, Concord MA – September 2012
What a beautiful country!
And your excellent tips and guidebooks sent us to some of the finest sites! And having breakfasts included in all of our accommodations were much appreciated and each one was “brilliant”!
Nancy Robb, Concord MA – September 2012
Everything has been absolutely marvelous!!
We just want to let you know that we are at the final evening of our trip and we have had the most fantastic time. Everything has been absolutely marvelous!! The accommodations, the activities, even the suggested sightseeing, have been the best. I don’t think we can convey what a wonderful time we have had. We would be happy to recommend Authentic Ireland to everyone and anyone wanting to visit here. Please feel free to share our satisfaction with prospective clients. I have also posted something on your Facebook page.
- Denise & Tim Lujan; Chock & Patty Black – Irish Custom Vacation – August 2012
Exceeded Everyone’s High Expectations
Kirsty, we are now all returned from Ireland – safely but quite reluctantly! There was unanimity that the trip far exceeded everyone’s high expectations. Liam Bourke, who was our driver for much of the trip, warrants special praise. Many times he went well beyond his normal responsibilities to help us on the various small issues which invariably arise in a group of 25. He was excellent But a big reason for the success of the visit was your careful work and planning over the past many months. I am therefore, Kirsty, deeply grateful to you and Authentic Ireland for your advice and friendly professionalism in helping me carry off what my family members nominated as the trip of their lifetimes!
- Michael Tierney, Greenwich CT – Family Chauffeur Tour – August 2012
Golf courses he chose were out of this world! A Class Organization!
Ivan did a great job with the itinerary, and kept us moving enough to get variety. I was a little nervous about doing all of this online, but Ivan’s dedication to communication and detail made the experience wonderful. I can’t think of one thing he needed to improve upon, he was awesome! You guys have a great organization, and you should be proud of the service you provide. Also, I should mention how nice it was to have your website with all the itineraries out there for people to see. Really a class organization!
- Brennan Buckley, Norwalk IA – Ireland Golf Tour – August 2012
Loved Every Minute Of It!
Aisling was great, she customized our trip exactly like we asked her to do, I really appreciated the fact that she was very responsive and very clear, and accommodated all of our requests. We loved every minute of it, all the towns we visited were great and special – we can’t believe our great trip is over! It was fantastic and will definitely visit Ireland again.
- Welkhenia Daley, New York NY – Ireland Custom Tour – August 2012
Nora O’Loughlin was very helpful and pleasant to work with. She listened to all of my desires… and actually made them come true!
- Jeffrey Switzer, Moore OK – 5-Star Irish Elegance – August 2012
First Irish Sunset!
Christina was great. While deciding on whether to go to a place of interest and it was raining very heavy, I remember her saying, do not let the rain stop you. She was so right! We went to Loop Head anyways and the sun came out. We also saw our first Irish sunset – we would have missed it if Christina did not give us that advice. I have already recommended AI to some friends and acquaintances we met on our trip. Everything was provided in a great way. Directions, sites to see – etc. We really did not get lost at all during the trip.
- Theresa McDonald, California – Pub & Music Experience – August 2012
The entire trip was a vacation of a lifetime.
There is not one specific item that stands out, as the entire trip is memorable and will be cherished. Received good advice and accurate instructions / travel tips. Very friendly staff.
James Miorin, Canton GA – Ireland Custom Tour – July 2012
My experience was very enjoyable – it was more than I expected.
We enjoyed it all. Everything was beautiful. I would definitely like to return for another visit. I found that our travel advisor Sarah knew exactly what she was doing and made our trip very enjoyable. She set up the itinerary perfectly. I would definitely consult with Sarah at Authentic Ireland Travel on my next trip to Ireland.
Susan Carberry, Brooklyn NY – 5 Star Elegance – July 2012
This was an excellent experience. I would definitely recommend Authentic Ireland.
Along with our itinerary came suggested sightseeing, which was very helpful. The people of Ireland were wonderful, the landscape of Ireland is beautiful and the food was delicious. Having a planned trip with flexibility built into it was really good. All of Ireland was special. All in its own way.
Wendy Day – Dublin & Castles of Ireland – July 2012
The itinerary was outstanding.
We appreciated how you coordinated the itinerary to be able to use the major motorways as much as possible. Using the M6/M7 really reduced our travel time and stress. It was an amazing vacation from beginning to end. We can’t wait to return!!!
Carolyn Stevens, Indian Rocks Beach FL – Ireland Custom Tour – July 2012
Lots of Wonderful Memories…
I returned from Dublin last eve after a fabulous trip! My daughter Kate and I had a fantastic time! Thank you so much for all of your recommendations! Kate and I loved the variety of accommodations. Lots of wonderful memories have been formed these past 10 days! Many thanks again for making everything so successful!
- Wendy Osbourne, Cagnes Sur Mer, France – Ireland Custom Tour – July 2012
The Itinerary Was Perfect – What More Can I Say?
Aisling was great, and answered all of our questions. Even when I called while in Ireland, the staff answering the phone were great. We just had a great time – the experience of a lifetime, and I don’t think I will see anywhere as beautiful. The itinerary perfect – what more can I say?
- Margaret Ray, London OH – Ireland Custom Tour – July 2012
The trip was perfect.
We have just returned from our Ireland visit. What a great time. There were no issues and all accommodations were outstanding. We will surely recommend your service to our friends thinking about travel to Ireland. Thanks again for all your arrangements and attention to details.
Al Wileden, Winter Springs FL – Ireland Custom Tour – June 2012
You guys were wonderful. I have to admit I was skeptical about using an online service.
I even called the Irish Embassy in DC to check on you! They had no information for me, but I did check on your award winning claims and that satisfied me somewhat. I was still worried until I handed in the voucher at the car rental. After that I was not worried – you guys were the best! Not only would I recommend Authentic Ireland – I already have done so. A worry free experience (once I knew the system worked). One of our hosts did not accept credit cards but was more than happy about accepting your voucher. That speaks volumes about your company.
Bernard McCann, Chestertown NY – Ireland Custom Tour – June 2012
Everything promised was delivered.
All of my questions and concerns were quickly taken care of. When I return you will be the company that I call first. It was more than I had hoped for. Thank you.
Carolyn Luther, Hulett WY – Ireland Chauffeur Tour – June 2012
We really enjoyed Ireland. The best way to describe it is magical.
I really appreciated the suggested sightseeing stops. We made it to almost all of them!
Carrie Kukko, Calgary AB – Ireland Custom Tour – June 2012
Best Tour On Which We Have Ever Been!
Nora, the CIE tour you helped Elizabeth plan was THE BEST TOUR ON WHICH WE HAVE EVER BEEN!! Thank you for putting us on this tour, for all your help before we left home and for caring so much for people you most likely will never meet. You may not be everyone’s ONE IN A MILLION because they have not had the opportunity to work with you, but you certainly are ours!
- Vernon Brannen, Charlestown SC – Taste of Scotland & Ireland Tour – May 2012
We were just so happy with our entire trip and can’t say enough good things about it.
I don’t have any suggestions for staff improvement – they were responsive, helpful, cheerful and took care of everything!
Becky Jungbauer, Chicago IL – Romantic Castle Escape – April 2012
Sarah Walsh – WOW is all I can say!!!
She hit exactly what we were looking for on the mark!!! Chris and I were on our Honeymoon, didn’t want to move around the entire time but not be too far away from anything that it would eat up our day. And my gosh she did it!!! Not to mention the millions of questions I had for her the entire year I was planning this. Ireland is a country that we would visit again and again. All I can say is thank you, thank you thank you!!!
Megan McNally-Greer, Sarasota FL – Ireland Cottage Vacation – April 2012
The questions and issues we had prior to the trip were handled professionally and quickly with a great sensitivity to customer service. Well done! 6 Days was not near enough!
Robert Mason, Conyers GA – Hidden Castles – April 2012
Ireland exceeded our expectations!
The countryside is beautiful and historic. Our favorite was Galway where we experienced the market on a Saturday. I thought the value for the quality of the trip was exceptional.
Barry Ratchford, Santa Fe NM – Hidden Castle Tour – April 2012
Thank you for giving us the best vacation of our lives!
We’ll be going back again soon!
Alison Ehtisham, Shawnee OK – Dublin & Castles of Ireland – April 2012
We could not imagine a better experience.
The people of Ireland are to be commended for being so helpful and friendly to the tourists. It was such a pleasure to talk to people about their country and customs.
Michael Jackson, Buffalo NY – Ireland Custom Tour – April 2012
Could Not Imagine a Better Experience
We could not imagine a better experience. The people of Ireland are to be commended for being so helpful and friendly to the tourists. It was such a pleasure to talk to people about their country and customs.
- Michael Jackson, Buffalo NY – Custom Vacation – April 2012
Everything was perfect.
I can’t think of any improvements that could be made. Our trip was exactly what we wanted and there were no problems along the way. I only wish I could have staying in Ireland longer.
Jacqlyn Mettee, Manassas VA – Ireland Custom Tour – March 2012
A+! I cannot stress how wonderful our trip was!
We felt fully taken care of with all our directions, maps, and wonderful hostesses. I fell in love with Doolin and Gus O’Connor’s pub was our favorite with early traditional music! Killarney’s National Park and scenery were something out of fairy tale. We followed many of the extra suggestions from the book you sent us on best tours and walks too. I can’t wait to plan another trip!!!
Katherine Marcus, Fairport NY – Ireland Custom Tour – March 2012
We LOVE Ireland and had just a wonderful time.
Thank you so much for working with us and setting us up and great hotels and directing us on such a memorable vacation. We will be back!
Lonnie Lathrop, Wheeling IL – Ireland Custom Tour – March 2012
Sarah, who handled all the arrangements was excellent and very helpful.
All the hotels you recommended where great and everyone was so helpful and friendly. I enjoyed our travel with you and would definitely use your services again.
Patricia Banzhof, Missouri City TX – Ireland Chauffeur Tour – March 2012
We absolutely loved our itinerary and our trip!
We think we were able to see a great deal of Ireland, but already know so many places that we want to explore on another trip someday! We had a wonderful experience and are very grateful for the insight we received!
Lindsay Schumacher, Birmingham AL – Ireland Custom Tour – March 2012
Thank you so very much for making our 4th trip back to Ireland so wonderful!
We have been to Ireland 4 times in 3 years and once made the mistake of not using Authentic Ireland to book our trip. It was the worse trip we had with the hotels, rental cars and available towns to visit. I am so happy with all your help and advice you have given us on every trip you helped us plan. This time was just as memorable as the first time we went to Ireland. I cannot say enough about the wonderful service you provided us and your suggestions have always been spot on perfect! We will never make a trip to Ireland without your assistance. Our hotels were magnificent and the service was fabulous. The Killarney Park Hotel was exceptional! It was nice to be welcomed back to the Davenport in Dublin and seeing all the familiar faces and Vanessa at Thrifty car rental remembered us by name and made sure we had everything we needed and that our car met our expectations. I recommend that anyone traveling to Ireland only use Authentic Ireland! I want to take this opportunity to thank you again for all you did to make our trip perfect! We can’t wait to book our next trip with you! Authentic Ireland is the number one travel agency in all of Ireland! Please use us as a referral if anyone ever needs advice on your terrific agency! Best Regards and hoping to return to Ireland soon,
- Martin and Margaret Peterson – Custom Vacation – March 2012
The hotels were all beautiful…not a single complaint.
The food was great and everyone was very nice and very helpful. All in all this was a marvelous trip and we can’t wait to come back! Really! I know that anyone who mentions they might want to go to Ireland will get a STRONG referral from us to contact Authentic Ireland and let you do all the work! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Kelly Harrison, Spencertown NY – Ireland Chauffeur Tour – February 2012
Authentic Ireland Deserves a 5 Star Rating
For those who enjoy scenic and cultural tours tailored to your needs – we heartily recommend Authentic Ireland. Our consultant Aisling planned a wonderful two week trip that included Dublin, Wicklow Mountains, Kilkenny, Killarney, Dingle, Doolin, and Galway. Some of our group travelled on to Scotland, which was also an excellent experience. The beauty of this trip was that all the travel details, vouchers for hotels and transportation were organized through Authentic Ireland. Aisling was very prompt and helpful with phone calls and emails. Every night the group was thrilled with accommodations. The breakfasts were top-notch. Authentic Ireland is a travel company that deserves a 5 stars rating.
- Judy Wilson, Vonore TN – Custom Chauffeur Tour – October 2011
Treated like Royalty
Our original booking in early September had to be cancelled because of sudden illness. A phone call to Authentic Ireland and we were treated like royalty. No questions asked – Sarah just went right ahead and re-booked our whole trip with no extra charges. We are very happy with the service provided and have recommended you to our friends and other travellers that we met along the way.
- Roger Clinton, Keremeos Canada – Irish Cottage Vacation – October 2011