Elegant Ireland Testimonials

 Customised Tours with private driver-guide 

"We are especially thankful to you for introducing us to Jim and Ciarán.  Jim was warm, witty, thoughtful and extremely knowledgeable of everything Irish.  He was also very much a true gentleman"

"Ciarán, we would all agree, was the heart of our visit from our initial introduction until the very last good bye.  He was more than knowledgeable, beyond energetic, hilariously funny, very concerned with everyone’s well-being (especially on some curvy roads being in the rear of the bus), more than accommodating, and simply a wonderful, wonderful guide.  It was almost like having him as family at the end.  We will always remember him for this"

"Dear Geraldine, we enjoyed the most marvelous trip.  From start to finish everything was perfect.  We checked every box and     
our expectations were surpassed at every turn.  Thank you so very much for organizing such a perfect experience for me and my family.  We loved Ashford and Drumoland so much – mostly because they were such a vast departure from any other experiences my sons have had before.  The accommodations were lovely in Killarney as well ~ a lovely city hotel that we thoroughly enjoyed….. And everything in between went smoothly and without a hiccup.  It was simply wonderful."

"Paul was a delight.  He was a perfect balance in the car with my crazy family.  We were pleased to see him each morning and never tired ofhis company.  He is extraordinary at what he does, and we felt very lucky to have been guided by him.  He was a wealth of information at every turn.  We would be happy to have him along on ALL of our holidays!  Tho’ the thought of that would surely have him running for the hills!  At any rate, the trip was everything we had dreamed it to be and more.  Many, many thanks to you, and for all your efforts".


Group Tours and Corporate Meetings

“I’ve been a business consultant for 20 years and have frequently stressed the importance of ‘going the extra mile’.  Having spent four days in Ireland under the care and guidance of Elegant Ireland, I finally know what that means!  You guys are exceptional, and I just wish we could import you.  Words don’t begin to express our appreciation for an outstanding job.  You truly did surpass our expectations, and we appreciated your attention to every detail.”
The Fitzgerald Group

“Your knowledge of Ireland is stupendous.  We would never have seen those exquisite gardens and houses without you.  This was a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience thanks to you and your team.”
George Meadow

“Your service was altogether first class and the property was stunning - much nicer than the photographs.”  
Michael & Jane F

“This was our seventh time using Elegant Ireland.  Your company is synonymous with all that is good in Ireland.”
A Moran

“Nothing was too much trouble, and we appreciated the warmth, the efficiency and the wonderful Irish humour.  We will be back.” 
M Neely


Family Gathering

Wonderful in every way.  We had the best vacation ever!  Thank you!”
M. Tarbutton

"How can we begin to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at Glengarriff Lodge.  A house full of love and the most wonderful place to have spent my birthday.  Only people who really care about people could have created such a wonderful place.  The time we spent here will stay in our hearts for ever”
The Hobbs Family

"Elegant Ireland, in the person of Geraldine Murtagh, went above and beyond the call of duty to find a suitable house for our large group (4 families, 19 people), and then to organize my wife's and my tour around Ireland the following week.  It was not easy identifying the right house.  We had a lot of people and objectives to please.  Geraldine tirelessly, cheerfully, and intelligently guided us to a house choice that proved perfect in every respect - size, taste, comfort, location, and beauty.  The touring week was informed by an extensive and informative itinerary offering choices (you can't do everything in Ireland in a week!) that were sensitive to a wide range of possible interests.  She checked up on us all week long, calling ahead to our destination, leaving cellphone messages to make sure everything was OK, which is was.  We couldn't have been more pleased with the quality of service we received from Elegant Ireland.  Incidentally, I encourage you to get on the phone and talk with Geraldine directly, in addition to establishing email contact"
Scott Howard, in New Orleans

“This was out fifth time using Elegant Ireland and we expected the best.  Boy, were we surprised when yet again you managed to exceed our expectations!  Everything was PERFECT - from the exquisite house to the touring suggestions, fishing and Irish dancing lessons for the kids.  Nothing was too much trouble”
Nick and Tessa

“Can’t say enough good things about this house and Elegant Ireland!”
J Therber

“One of the loveliest places I have ever stayed at, an unbelievable house”
R Roberts


Romantic Honeymoons

Ireland is one of the most romantic countries in the world, and we count among our villas and favourite hotels some of the most romantic and remrkable places to relax, unwind and  indulge.

"From start to finish our trip to Ireland was the best.  We cannot thank you enough for arranging the first ten days with Liz, and having Andrea as our guide.  They were fabulous!  The last three days with Andrew were terrific as well. He is a wonderful driver and guide, with a great sense of humor.  I hope we did not wear him out!  We would like to write personal notes to all the wonderful people who opened their homes and invited us to lunch or dinner.  This made our visit even more special.  Again, thank you so much for an unforgettable trip (I understand why you are considered the best in the business).  This was my fourth time to Ireland, and I already want to come again.  Thank you sincerely, for a wonderful trip"
Jo Lynne

"We felt the house, gardens, and views exceeded our expectations.  While the website presents a very pleasant property, it is in fact spectacular!  It is secluded and private without feeling one is out in the wilderness.  We have done our fair share of traveling, and this is by far the most relaxing, well appointed, and gracious place we've ever stayed"