A Touch of Ireland
A Touch Of Ireland Ltd. is a team of well-travelled, experienced, thorough and imaginative professionals. As a mix of Irish nationals and long-settled Europeans, we understand what makes a successful trip to Ireland, both from the local’s and the visitor’s perspective.
As an established Destination Management Company, (DMC), A Touch Of Ireland Ltd. is here to help you see the best that Ireland has to offer – the best restaurants, memorable activities and experiences, prettiest routes, great pubs for the perfect pint, and of course, the practicalities – hotels, meeting space, logistic support, entertainment, staffing and guides.
It’s not our style to claim that we’re the best at what we do. We like to think that there are always new things about Ireland to learn, new events and opportunities to discover and ever-changing tastes and demands to respond to. In the end, it is for you to decide how good we are. We believe an important ingredient for success in this business is to treat our suppliers and their staff with respect. We want them to perform beyond the call of duty for your group and, in doing so, enrich the experience.
We like to think we have the inside track – after 25 years in business, we should have!
From the haunting beauty of the pure, unspoiled landscapes and the drama of the coastline, to the urban buzz of the country's dynamic cities mixed with the magic of thousands of years' worth of culture and history, Ireland is a country that never fails to surprise.
Wild and beautiful, inspiring and exciting, Ireland's energy and romance will win you over in an instant. And with some of the friendliest people in the world, this perfectly-sized and surprisingly-diverse island will keep you coming back for more. 4 out of every 5 people asked say that Ireland is in their list of top 5 places to visit.
From the fire of the festival to the lure of the literature, Ireland boasts a rich tapestry of arts and cultural activities including world renowned museums and art galleries.
You only have to touch down on Irish soil to realize that the island of Ireland is a relaxed unspoiled place where you can enjoy the outdoor life. A passion for golf and for horses keeps many a visitor out in the air well into the evening. With lots of water, coastlines and crashing waves Ireland has impressed many a surfer. Or perhaps bass fishing in tranquil lakes is what you'll come for.
Many fine historical establishments showcase contemporary interior design and sophisticated elegance. Ireland boasts a magnificent range of accommodation options, from luxurious five star castles to quaint cottages, and everything in between. Today many of the world's best-known hotel chains are including Ireland in their network, as are many of the world's top ranked spas. The choice is yours.
With a culinary landscape boasting exquisite home-grown ingredients from the sea to the land, top chefs and world-class restaurants will delight the food lover.
What to experience
■ Causeway Coastal Route
The Causeway Coastal Route is rightfully known as ‘one of the world’s great road journeys’. It follows the main coast road between Belfast and Londonderry, a distance of 120 miles (195km). Switching between hugging the coastline and dipping inland to rural glens and villages for 195 miles, the weaving trail between the cities of Belfast and Derry~Londonderry may not cover huge distances, but each location is worth savouring.
■ Wild Atlantic Way
The Wild Atlantic Way is a world-famous coastal route that spans seven of Ireland's counties, taking in some breathtaking scenery along the way. From Donegal to Galway, Kerry to Cork, the Wild Atlantic Way is a journey of discovery. Experience the untamed west coast of Ireland, and start an adventure you’ll never want to end.
■ Ireland’s Ancient East
Captivating culture, Celtic curiosities and carefree wanderings of discovery go hand in hand along Ireland's Ancient East trail. Stretching from Newgrange and the Boyne Valley in the northeast, it is the most enjoyable place in Europe to experience 5,000 years of history, the Ancient East is an exciting new touring region and one of the greatest keys to unlocking a treasure chest of holiday memories on the Emerald Isle.
From famous writers to thrilling Viking history and top pub’s, you can’t beat the nation’s capital. It’s typical of Dublin that a meeting between a local and a visitor (where you get in-the-know tips and local knowledge) has been turned into an event, with the City of A Thousand Welcomes initiative. That’s probably why it was voted the Friendliest City in Europe by TripAdvisor twice: Dublin is a city that definitely wants to meet you.
Limerick is Ireland’s gateway city to the West of Ireland and the wonderful Wild Atlantic Way. There is something for everyone in Limerick city. History lovers have a choice of castles & manors with the 13th Century King John’s Castle, the 15th Century Bunratty Castle and Adare Manor. Sports lovers can take a trip to Thomand Park and watch Munster play a rugby match. Foodies have ample restaurant choices.
Ireland covers 68,883 square km of land and 1,390 square km of water, making it the 121st largest nation in the world. Ireland is a limestone plateau rimmed by coastal highlands characterized by many lakes, bogs, and scattered low ridges. Much of the coastline is untamed, adding breathtaking scenery as one of this country's major draw cards..
The Irish Republic is bounded on the north by the North Channel, which separates it from Scotland; on the northeast by Northern Ireland; and on the east and southeast by the Irish Sea and St. George's Channel, which separate it from England and Wales. To the west, from north to south, the coast is washed by the Atlantic Ocean.
Donna and her team are true professionals who share the same business ethic as Chateau Élan. They are a perfect match and I know our clients are in the best hands.
Kim Waterhouse, , Chateau Elan at The Vintage, Hunter Valley
I have a long-standing respect for Donna and trust in her ability. Her self-motivation and extremely good time management skills are to be admired. Her limitless energy when on sales calls in contagious and very effective. It's a pleasure to work with her.
Adrienne Readings, General Manager, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre