It is not surprising that the oldest Limousine Company in Ireland emanated from Irelands Oldest City, Waterford.
Founded in 1928 by James Falconer Senior, Father of the current owner, now in its third generation, every nook and cranny of the Emerald Isle is known to us.
We take great pride in the History of our Business and are very proud of the Clients and Companies we are associated with and have had the privilege to Chauffeur in Ireland.
To mention but a few, the Companies that we presently have the great privilege of being associated with are Genzyme Pharmaceuticals, Bausch and Lomb , Sun Life, The Gardai (Police Force), The HSE(The National Health Board) and many other small Irish Businesses .
In the past we have been honoured when the late James Falconer Senior drove Gregory Peck on the set of Moby Dick in Youghal in 1953.
The first V.I.P James Falconer Junior (present Owner) had the privilege of driving was Fred Astaire in 1960 who was visiting his brother in law, whose brother was the Duke of Devonshire, owner of Lismore Castle, Co Waterford, his other Brother was married to JFK’s Sister.
Other notable Dignitaries that James Falconer has driven are, Teddy Kennedy Junior and Family, Bob Dylan and Senator Connie Mac.
Ireland Tours Planner Liana has worked in the corporate world all her life. She began her carrier as a corporate flight attendant working on private jets for various high Profile Diplomats and Dignitaries. Her Corporate background which demanded the highest level of attention to detail has given her the perfect platform from which to Manage this Family run Business.
Chief Ireland Tours Guide
Chief Tour Guide James Falconer’s passion for history was past on to him from his Father’s involvement in the Irish War of Independence 1919-1921. Driving since he could see over the steering wheel and officially since 1960 his Interests include US/ Irish history, European and World History, Travel and tracing Irish Roots. He has a passion for Ireland, its Historical Sites and Castles and he has a great love of good food and knows the very best of what Ireland has to offer, whether its Casual dining in one of Irelands great Pubs or for the more discerning Palate, its five Star Hotels and restaurants.
She went on to College to graduate in Business Studies and now enjoys the challenge of arranging exclusive tours for all that wish to see the very best that Ireland has to offer.
Ireland Tours – Her interests include World travel, Skiing and visiting every corner of Ireland for the very best food, locations of interest and accommodation it has to offer.
About Ireland Tours
Two thousand years before the first Egyptian stone mason cut the first block for the first pyramid in the Valley of the Kings, the ancient Irish had erected what is now known as Newgrange, (thirty minutes north of Dublin).
It is universally accepted that the builders of NewGrange, were both mathematical and Astronomical geniuses to have synchronised the suns rays to shine down the corridor of the main burial chamber on only one day in the year, The Winter Solstice, Dec 21st, the year’s shortest day.
Ireland, the only Celtic Nation State in the world has influenced the evolution of many countries, most notably the USA and Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries but also France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Chile and Argentina in earlier centuries.
The Irish being a Celtic people are consequently a romantic people, -It is said of them, that all their wars were merry and all their songs were sad. Fiercely independent, they bow to no earthly regent, only to the carpenter of Nazareth’s son, Joshua Ben Josef, Jesus!!
We would pick you up in Dublin and travel to killinkere Co Cavan, family home of Union General Philip Sheridan. We would then travel to Omagh to the Ulster American Folk Park. Having spent the afternoon in the folk park, we would tour Derry city and travel on to Donegal to stay in luxurious Solis Lough Eske.
In the morning we would travel in to Donegal town, home of Rev James McKay Rorty, whose statue is to be seen at Gettysburg. We would then travel on to Sligo, birthplace of General Michael Corcoran. There is also a monument to the 69th Regiment.
We would travel on to Mayo, taking in the picturesque sights of Achill Island and clew bay and visit the village of Cong where the film “the Quiet Man” starring Jonh Wayne and Maureen O’Hara was filmed, before arriving at the luxurious Ashford castle for your overnight stay.
After a full Irish breakfast we would travel on to Tuam in Co Galway, birthplace of Patrick Dowling, honoured by Confederate Congress for his defence of Texas and Colonel Patrick Kelly, who commanded the Irish Brigade at Gettysberg. We would travel to Galway, taking in the sky road to Clifden, which is arguably the most scenic drive in Ireland before arriving at Ballynahinch Castle for your overnight stay.
On the 4th day of your tour we would travel to the Galway’s emigrant port and then we would travel on to Limerick to the ACW related sites, visit the Tait factory where the Confederate uniforms were made, we would then have lunch at the Hunt museum before travelling on to Killarney and staying at the Beautiful 5 star Europe hotel, overlooking the Lakes in Killarney. We would recommend that while in Kerry, that you combine your Civil war tour with a day of sightseeing and tour the incredible Ring of Kerry and the Dingle peninsula, or the Gap of Dunloe and the Bearla peninsula. If you opted to spend a full day touring then we would recommend staying 2 nights at the Europe.
We would travel to Ovens Co Cork, birth place of Confederate Major General Patrick Cleburne (killed in the Battle of Franklin 1864) and from there we would travel to Cobh emigrant port, visit the emigration museum, Titanic museum and overnight either in Cork at Hayfield Manor or travel to the seaside village of Ardmore to the Cliff house hotel, overlooking the sea.
We would travel on to Waterford via Lismore and its historical Castle, to visit the statue and the birthplace of General Thomas Francis Meagher and the monument of Captain Clooney in Ballybricken cemetery.
You would overnight in the actual birthplace of General Thomas Francis Meagher, in what is now the Granville hotel in Waterford City .
On to Dublin via Leighlinbridge, birthplace of Myles Keogh- French foreign Legion, Italian Civil war, U.S Civil war, Little Bighorn.
We would then visit Collins Barrack, ACW museum, Glasnevin and the gravediggers Pub.
You would overnight in Dublin City centre, with a choice of attractions, whether you would like us to book theatre tickets or visit the Guinness brewery or just take in the atmosphere in the famous Templebar area of Dublin, where there is a range of traditional Irish pubs and music to choose from and a great selection of restaurants.