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Celtic Castles

Board 'The Isle of Innisfree', across the shimmering Lough Corrib to elegant Ashford Castle, once home to the famous Guinness family and the highlight of your iconic journey.

Indulge in the sumptuous surrounds of Ashford Castle. Stroll around its exquisite estate and admire its lavish interiors. Spend time delving into the centuries-old history of the Irish capital. 


Embrace the free-spiritedness of your hosts as you explore soulful Dublin, secure your gift of the gab with a Blarney kiss and admire inspiring Irish landscapes along the Ring of Kerry.

Put a little Irish spring in your step and stroll through the lyrical capital of Dublin - your springboard to an unforgettable jaunt through the treasures of Ireland. Walk the cobbled courtyard of Trinity College and enjoy priority access to see the Book of Kells.


Travel from Scotland's literary capital, Edinburgh to Glasgow, the battlefields of Culloden and Glencoe, as your quest takes you past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands.

Ascend Castle Rock and visit Edinburgh Castle, which watches over the surrounding city from its elevated vantage point. Stroll through the Old Town along the Royal Mile and see the stunning Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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About Brendan Vacations

Experience.  Founded in 1969, we’ve had nearly 50 years to hone their Celtic expertise. From the gregarious locals to the vibrant culture, rich history and breathtaking sights, Brendan knows the destination best.

Local Experts.  Led by Catherine Reilly, Managing Director for over 30 years, their local Dublin team handcrafts each itinerary and has long-standing relationships with every Hotelier, Travel Director, Private Chauffeur, Local Host and Venue Manager their guests meet on their journey.

Taking You Personally.  Guided by their mantra, ‘taking you personally’, Brendan is passionate about delivering a completely authentic experience, tailored to their guests' needs and interests. However they travel with Brendan, they’ll meet authentic storytellers, stay in hand-selected accommodations, explore the rugged edge of the world and experience Brendan’s highly personalized service.


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