Trafalgar Celebrates Ireland Beyond the Crowds

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Trafalgar is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by looking at the Emerald Isle and how tourism can be a force for good and supporting local communities there.

“The tourism sector has immense opportunity and power to stimulate economic activity, which delivers jobs, sense of purpose and participation. By encouraging dispersal and year-round travel, this helps communities outside of the main centres – sites of cultural significance and history – to remain thriving,” said Trafalgar’s Global CEO, Gavin Tollman.  “We pride ourselves on offering unique opportunities for clients to connect with the real Ireland – and they love that when they travel with us, they can see the tangible impact their visits are making in lesser-known destinations while enjoying the richest possible travel experience.”

Offering a total of 14 itineraries in Ireland, the country is one of the brand’s most popular destinations. Included among them is the brand new 10-day Shamrocks and Leprechauns family trip launching in APR 2019. Experiences on this tour include learning from Ireland’s last remaining Leprechaun Whisperer and a hands-on Atlantic sheepdog Be My Guest farm experience.

According to the company, clients can look forward to a variety of exclusive Irish experiences that enlighten, delight and make a difference. At the Giant’s Causeway, Trafalgar’s visits have helped the National Trust build a world-class Visitor Centre and accessible clifftop walk for families and people with disabilities to be able to enjoy this fantastic destination. In Killarney, Trafalgar’s visits to Muckross Farms helps sustain the tradition and livelihood of rural farmers, with this hands-on farm and storytelling experience playing important role in sustaining the farmers’ livelihoods. 


Celebrating 10 years of their Be My Guest experiences in 2019 is another way Trafalgar supports tourism dispersal, where visits help to sustain the upkeep of historic properties, preserve cultures and local stories. This includes the 16th-century home and garden Westport House in County Mayo, where clients dine in the Old Kitchens and hear the story of the Pirate Queen of Connacht Grace O’Malley. And on Liscannor Bay near the Cliffs of Moher, guests explore with local horticulturalist, Oonagh, as she shares her extensive knowledge during a foraging walk in the countryside, followed by sustainably sourced gourmet lunch.


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