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Your Irish Adventure: Exploring Galway’s Wild Beauty and Rich History

Welcome, friends! As Colleen Irish Travel, your gateway to authentic Irish experiences, we’re delighted to take you on a journey through the vibrant city of Galway and its surrounding wonders. From ancient castles whispering tales of bygone eras to windswept cliffs revealing breathtaking panoramas, your Galway adventure awaits! Exploring Galway’s Wild Beauty and Rich History […]

5 Big Mistakes to Avoid When Planning a Trip to Ireland

Navigating the Emerald Isle: 5 Big Mistakes to Avoid When Planning a Trip to Ireland Ireland, the Emerald Isle, beckons with its lush landscapes, captivating history, and friendly locals. Planning a trip to this enchanting country promises unforgettable experiences, but it’s essential to tread carefully to ensure a smooth journey. To help you avoid common […]

A Merry Irish Christmas: Embracing Time-Honoured Traditions with Colleen Travel

Hello, dear readers! As the festive season approaches, there’s a magical aura in the air, especially in the heartwarming land of Ireland. At Colleen Travel, we believe that travel isn’t just about exploring new places; it’s also about immersing ourselves in the rich tapestry of local traditions. Join us on a journey through the cherished […]

Discovering Hidden Gems: The Joy of Private Driver Guides with Colleen Travel

Greetings, travel enthusiasts! Today, we’re diving into the wonderful world of travel, specifically focusing on an experience that can truly transform your journey – having a private driver guide by your side. At Colleen Travel, we understand that every traveller seeks a unique adventure, and that’s why we advocate for the personalised touch of a […]

Blue Tiles in Galway

Recently I have started back with walking tours of Galway City, and one questions keeps popping up in the conversations around bowling green what is the meaning of the blue tiles where there are 3 houses with blue tiles from research there around 118 homes and buildings in Galway. As we wander around the narrow […]

Marconi Wireless Station Clifden

In 2021 I started walking tours around the Marconi Wireless station here in Clifden, and inspiration for this blog. Inventor Guglielmo Marconi was the youngest son of Annie Jameson from Daphne Castle, Wexford. Annie was the youngest of five daughters to her parents Andrew and Margaret. Young Annie developed a passion for opera singing and […]

A Valentines Walk and Picnic

A Valentines walk and picnic Discover your true love at Derrigmlagh this Valentines enjoy a romantic guide walk & picnic to the backdrop of Connemara Blanket Bog & landing site of Alcock and Brown. Where Marconi had his radio station. Enjoy a freshly prepared picnic!

St Brigid – lesser known saint

St Brigid – lesser known saint Ireland’s second most interesting Saint is Brigid. February 1st is the Brigid’s feast day. February 1st is traditional the beginning of spring, originally celebrated as the a pagan festival called Imbolc, marking the midpoint between the winter equinox and spring solstice, when the longer and warmer days came. Brigid […]

The secret to make real Irish Coffee

A question I get asked a lot is ‘What’s the secret to make real Irish coffee?’ Being a tour guide and tour planner with lots of questions is asked about the famous Irish drink. With St Patrick day coming up why not talk about Irish Coffee. Irish Coffee is a famous drink around the world. […]