It is with great sadness that I must announce that Enchanting Ireland is closing its online doors!

We wanted to thank our loyal customers who have traveled, repeatedly, with since 2001. We started as a very small agency and quickly built a loyal following, increasing our footprint in Ireland and planning thousands of vacations for each of you, treating it as our own.

We hope that you have fallen in love with Ireland as much as we have and continue to visit every time you feel homesick.

Ireland Self Drive Tour Specialist

Ireland Airfare

Airfare is tricky and we like to leave it up to clients for the Ireland Self-Drive Tours ... but we include airfare with our Irish bus tours. We treat your vacation budget as if it were our own!

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Our specialists offer Irish accommodations from the Irish Bed & Breakfast, Irish Hotels, Irish Manor Homes and Irish Castle Hotels - direct rates and nothing added on.

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Car Rentals

Irish car rentals vary tremendously and CDW Insurance can be quite confusing! Our rentals are "inclusive"; we include the required charges so you pay nothing when you get there.

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Itinerary Services

We don't plan vacations to Ireland for clients, we help them create itineraries based on their pace, what they want to see/do as well as accommodations to fit their budget.

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Use Google Maps Without Wifi/Cell Service in Ireland

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Travel has gotten quite expensive in 2023 as inflation has hit Ireland; airfare and accommodation rates have increased and car rentals remain high due to COVID. One way you can save on your trip to Ireland is by foregoing adding GPS to the car rental and, if you can, skipping the wifi/cellular package while in Ireland. Mobile phones have increased memory these days to not only hold all of your valuable vacation photos but app data as well, allowing you to download the maps on your phone before going. This can easily save $10 USD per day, based on $10 GPS rental or $10/day for Verizon's coverage abroad

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Do-It-Yourself Ireland Travel

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About Enchanting Ireland

My love of Ireland began in August 1994 when my friend, Michelle, organized a group of friends to visit her family. We arranged several rental cars, booked a few B&Bs in the beginning and rented a small castle in Lough Rea, County Galway for a week. It was a dream come true and I wasn't in the country a day ... and had fallen in love with Ireland! Was it traveling by train, on my own to catch up with a co-worker in Galway? Was it taking the bus to Lough Rea, then walking 5 miles to join the rest of the group at our rented castle? Was it the older woman I friended on the walk, stopped in for tea and homemade scone? It was EVERYTHING about Ireland that I had fallen in love with from the very first trip.

I decided to take my mother back in July 1997, renting a car, a few B&B vouchers and hitting the road with no real plan. The love was still there and so I took a cousin back in October of the same year - no plans but to have fun! We arranged horseback riding in Ventry, picked up a hitch hiker from Australia and spent a few days touring with our new friend. Ireland was like no other place I had been but it felt like home.

Needless to say, my love of travel and Ireland turned into a business venture in 2001 and I have been arranging tours for thousands of travelers, whether it was their first trip and they needed a lot of hand-holding... or repeat customers who know what they want to do and I just put it all together in a neat little package for them.

Being an Ireland specialist is more than just completing the Tourism Ireland courses, which we have; it is hitting the ground, exploring and doing what we love - traveling!

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