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Discover Ireland Tour

Pat Knows Ireland tours are small groups of 6-10 people.  We shuttle you in our comfortable, late model vans, tell you some Irish stories and jokes, mingle with the locals, and look after your every need.  Our tour prices include everything except lunch and dinner and your airfare. 

2024 Dates:

Friday, May 10 to Sunday, May 21 SOLD OUT

Friday, May 24 to Sunday, June 2 – Still Available – Book Now!

Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 30 SOLD OUT

Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 11 – Still Available – Book Now!

Strong demand has us working on more tours for Summer 2024

Let us know the dates you’d like to discover Ireland with PKI!

Discover Ireland Tour ($3,150 per person – Includes everything except lunch, dinner, and airfare):

DAY 0 (Friday): Board your flight in USA to Shannon (SNN). We will help you arrange the best flight on our recommended airline, and you will book it directly.

DAY 1 (Saturday): We’ll pick your party up at Shannon airport and head to Galway (about a 2-hour drive). Stay at the Jurys Inn, now known as Leonardo Hotel Galway (or comparable based on availability).

DAY 2 (Sunday): Tour the west coast of Ireland and stay at the lurys Inn for a second night. Visit Kylemore Abbey, an ancient Benedictine monastery.

DAY 3 (Monday): Go to Aran Islands and stay at the Aran Islands Hotel on lnis Mor. It is the only hotel on the Island (there are only 800 residents.) It’s like going back in time!

DAY 4 (Tuesday): Drive to Killarney (about 3 hours) for three nights at the fabulously quaint Crystal Springs B&B.

DAY 5 (Wednesday): Crystal Springs B&B Tour the beautiful Dingle Peninsula.

DAY 6 (Thursday): Crystal Springs B&B Tour the Ring of Kerry or the Gap of Dunloe, dependent on weather .

DAY 7 (Friday): Drive to the Irish seacoast town of Kinsale. It is called the Gourmet Capital of Ireland for a reason. You can’t find a bad meal. This small village has very colorful buildings.

DAY 8 (Saturday): Drive to County Clare and stay at the Inn at Dromoland next to the Dromoland Castle (or comparable based on availability). The Inn is a very nice 4- star hotel, and you can use the facilities of the Castle. Travelers can stay at the Castle for an upcharge. That night we have dinner at Earl of Thomond restaurant in Dromoland Castle, a 5-star restaurant.

DAY 9 (Sunday): Fly back to the United States.

Attractions that you’ll see:

Killarney Golf & Fishing Club

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Killarney Golf & Fishing Club is one of Ireland’s most prestigious and historic golf clubs and is an exciting part of the Pat Knows Ireland experience. Located in southwest Ireland, the club overlooks 25,000 acres (10,000 hectares) of Killarney National Park which includes mountain, moorland, woodland, waterways, parks, and gardens surrounded by the lakes of Lough Leane.  Killarney Golf & Fishing Club is home to two 18-hole championship courses and is a four time host to the Irish Open.  A warm welcome and friendly smile awaits when you visit Killarney Golf & Fishing Club.



A Wonderful Trip


“Pat truly knows Ireland. A wonderful trip with all the details taken care of. All we had to do was show up! We let Pat know what we wanted to see and do. He made it happen. He’s an excellent host, guide and driver. The last is crucial on the Irish roads.
Don’t go to Ireland without him”

– Sallie O’Shaughnessy 

Five Stars


– David P. Cook

Great Vacation


“Pat and Elke make a visit to this beautiful isle extra special. Let them know what you’re interested in and they will see to it that you have a great vacation.”

– Barbara Bayes


Highly Recommend


“Highly recommend this Ireland adventure. It’s more beautiful than I could have imagined. Treat yourself and you won’t be disappointed.”

– Jan Courts


We Loved Every Minute


We had the best time with Pat last summer–every detail was considered– we loved every minute– from the castles to the pubs to the restaurants and the people–and of course the golf!!! Couldn’t have been more perfect!!! We know why Pat has decided to make Killarney his half time home– simply perfect!!!! And yes, Pat does know Ireland!!!!

– Cyndi Armstrong Persily

Five Stars


– Brent Pauley

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