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Welcome to the Conn's Ireland website.
Thank you for visiting Conn's Ireland web site.
SPECIAL NOTE: If you are planning a vacation for 2015 and would like to get my advice on how to go about it, what to see, what to do, give you advice on itinerary planning and more please get in touch with me at 253 752 0448 or click on the REQUEST CALL BACK button in the left column. I charge for the advice but it will be WELL WORTH IT - Money well spent - as I will save you money, you'll experience more and you will have a great vacation, if you follow my advice.
I have now transitioned from 43 years of Ireland tour operation and tour planning to a logical 'second career' as a Consultant to the Ireland Tourism industry. On recent trips to Ireland I have met with many colleagues who I have known for years and years. They all welcomed my new career as a Consultant and for the most part all have asked me to assist them in broadening their reach into the US marketplace.
For some it will be getting their hotel or service in front of the US travel industry, mainly travel agents but also companies that handle larger incentive and meeting groups. For others it will be getting the American tourist consumer aware of them. This new extension of my career is exciting and the reception I have received so far has been very humbling. One never knows how well one is appreciated until you stop doing what you used to do and try something new.
What I have noticed is that I can be free to make recommendations, provide marketing advice, make operational suggestions that are well received, since I no longer do the tour operations. It is like having my 43 years of experience unlocked and open to anyone who needs my advice. A great feeling!
I have listed to the left some of the services that I recommend for anyone interested in planning an Ireland vacation.
A new ZERO deductible fully inclusive car rental through Hertz Ireland and promoted by EasyTour Ireland. A great product from a Name You Can Trust - Hertz Ireland. Take a look!
If you're arriving into Dublin you should take the stress and anxiety out of your first few days by using Fintan Murray's services. He is professional, courteous and reliable in providing his 'Meet and Transfer' service from Dublin Airport to your downtown hotel. He also provides (I think he is the only one) a transfer and PILOT service to the Hertz locations at Dublin Airport and Downtown and then pilots you out to the road you need to be on to start your self-drive tour. He is well received and written up un TripAdvisor! Economical and no anxiety - a great combination!
For your travel insurance needs I will continue to provide that service as I am a licensed insurance agent for Travel Insured and have been for over 25 years. If you have any questions about your existing insurance policy or wish to purchase travel insurance please contact me.
Anyone interested in putting a group tour together could defintely use the services provided by Joe Donoghue and his staff at Donoghue's of Galway. Click on his logo and get in touch with him. You'll be in good hands.
Maybe he can arrange to have Philip Smith be your driver-guide! Philip drove Bill O'Reilly and his family around the West of Ireland in 2013 and was complimented as "Absolutely the BEST guide in Ireland!"
I have started dictating my Conn's Ireland guide book. It is a wonderful feeling to put down on paper my advice and experiences of my 43 years of Ireland tour planning. It will be wonderful reading and hopefully as popular as many of the famous guide books out there. I am not sure when it will be completed but I thought I might release it chapter by chapter on this website. I need to figure out how to set that up. More work for me to do!
If anyone wishes to chat with me about the old times send me an email or call me. I would love to relive our experience and maybe you'll end up in my book.
Life is good!
May God's blessings be on your and your family.
Slan go foill!