A New Kind of Tour (Part 2)

Tadhg’s Travel Blog

Royal Irish Tours is excited to announce that we have teamed up with our own exceptional reporter & travel writer in Ireland to showcase some of our favourite towns & cities as well as some hidden gems. Check back often for new articles, ideas and tips for travelling the Emerald Isle!

Tadhg Peavoy is an Irish journalist and broadcaster. He has worked for Lonely Planet, RTE - Ireland's national multimedia organisation, The Irish Times, The Dublin Gazette, Ireland's Big Issue, Gorta - Self Help Africa and MACKEENE.

Tadhg is a Gaelic name that translates as poet and philosopher. It's pronounced as Tiger, without the r.

As a travel writer and photographer, Tadhg has reported from across Ireland, Paris, Berlin, Sardinia, Lisbon, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Poland, Spain, Morocco, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Belize, Toronto, South Korea and the Korean DMZ.

Tadhg's Travels


Best of the West

The Best of the West tour is one of our newest, most intimate tours which takes you a little closer to the culture and history of Ireland. Take five days to explore one of Ireland’s most beautiful regions, with famous highlights like visiting Cliffs of Moher and kissing the Blarney Stone, to more “off the […]

December 13th, 2017


Northern Highlights

We’re so excited to introduce a new way to take you a little closer to the culture and history of Ireland. Northern Highlights is a 5-day tour spent searching out the scenic, historic and cultural highlights of Northern Ireland. It’s a special tour not just because of the ancient castles and too-good-to-be-true scenery, but it’s […]

July 28th, 2017


Joe O’Connor: the beating heart of Royal Irish Tours’ coach tours

As you know, Royal Irish Tours is Toronto based, but it’s their great network of Irish men and women on the ground that make it possible for RIT to make your dream holiday a reality. One of these people is west Limerick man Joe O’Connor from Rathkeale. A coach driver with RIT for 12 years, Joe […]

June 14th, 2016


Donadea Forest Park

Ireland has so much nature in its back pocket to charm you with and I’ve previously blogged about my five favourite walks near Dublin, most of which are well known on tourist trails.   However, there are many idyllic spots off the beaten track in Ireland that most visitors never get to see. One of […]


Free Walking Tours

Bordered by Meath to the north, Kidare to the east, Wicklow to the south and the Irish Sea to the west, Dublin is beautifully positioned between four locations of natural beauty and majesty that make it an ideal location for hikers and lovers of the outdoors to get out and about and breath deep that […]

August 11th, 2015


Gateway to the west

Galway, a Norman city on the banks of the River Corrib, in the west of Ireland, knows how to have a good time. Due west of Dublin, the city is reached in a couple of hours’ drive and entices many a Dubliner out west to sample its superb atmosphere and nightlife. Named the City of […]

April 22nd, 2015


Malone Lodge Hotel

Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, is a city in recovery mode. From 1968 to 1998 it was embroiled in the Troubles as Unionists and Republicans battled over whether the country should remain part of the United Kingdom or join a new united Ireland. Thankfully for all those concerned the war is over and the […]

March 19th, 2015


Faithlegg House Hotel

Ireland has some fantastic cities: Dublin, Cork, Galway, Belfast and Limerick all have plenty of charm in their own ways. However, the oldest city in the country is in fact Waterford. Just a two-hour drive south from Dublin, Waterford offers a staggering variety of attractions, in the setting of one of the nation’s most beautiful […]

March 4th, 2015


Destination Dublin

Dublin needs very little introduction as a city. The capital of the Republic of Ireland is world famous for its history, literature, pubs, restaurants, music and more. In short, it’s a must-see destination not just on itineraries to Ireland and the UK, but also on visits to Europe. The choice of everything in the capital is […]

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