Aisling Tours creates tours that fulfill your dreams of the perfect Irish vacation, including the beauty of the both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. There is an endless list of what this gorgeous country has to offer and we pride ourselves in personalising your experience. Whether you want your tour to include sites, history, culture, politics, scenery, bars, or restaurants, we give you a true insight and feel for what Ireland truly embodies.
Ireland has built its reputation on "Céad Míle Fáilte" which means "One Hundred Thousand Welcomes" and we know when you travel with us, you will feel just that.
We look forward to travelling around Ireland with you.
All of our tours include delicious breakfasts.
Your needs are met, whether you prefer bed & breakfast or castle stays.
We fill your days with history, culture and fun to maximise your experience.
"In August we visited Ireland and booked a tour with Dara. Best tour ever. We had an absolutely great time. The individual tours were well organized and fun and informative. All of the accommodations and meals were first rate. Could not have asked for anything more. We are planning to return to Ireland early next year and take another tour with Dara. Can’t wait to see Dingle again!"
- Anne Jones, USA
Some of our favourite places in Ireland.
There are many ways to experience Irish culture while having some fun.
Explore Irish history through many castles, churches and monuments.
Enjoy beautiful beaches, scenic cliffs, rolling fields and mountains.
My name is Dara Herlihy, founder of Aisling Tours, from Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland. As a native Irish speaker and traditional Irish music enthusiast, I believe I embody what Ireland represents.
It is my honour to create an unforgettable experience that will forever connect you with this incredible country that I happily call home.
Born into the hospitality business growing up in a family run guesthouse, I went on to study Hotel Management in Galway City. I then moved to Cork city for almost ten years specialising in five star hotels and honing my skills for high class hospitality, in “Hayfield Manor Hotel” and “Starwood Hotels & Resorts.”
Upon returning home to Dingle in 2011, my father and I opened a traditional Irish music store. We host live concerts several nights a week during the summer season. In 2017, I also opened a traditional Irish Music Pub in Dingle “Neligan’s” where we host live music nightly and welcome both locals and visitors alike.
In 2014, I began working with “Rick Steve’s Europe” leading tours of Ireland. Through my experience with Rick, I stumbled upon a niche demand for tailored tours of Ireland specialising in individualised tours, creating personal itineraries of the Ireland one dreams of seeing and through this “Aisling Tours” - Dream Tours Ireland was born. “Aisling” is the Gaelic word for dream.
“Is é m'aisling phearsanta ná, mo thír álainn dúchais a thaispeáint do dhaoine go bhfuil suim acu inár gcultúr, saol na tíre, a teanga agus a h-áilleacht gan sárú. Beidh céad míle fáilte roimh gach éinne agus is pribhléid mór domsa é sibhse a thionlacan ar saoire ná dearúdfaidh sibh go deo! Beidh ceol, ól agus craic againn!”
“My personal dream is to show my native country to people who are interested in our culture, our way of life, our language and unsurpassed beauty. There will be one hundred thousand welcomes for everybody and it will be a great privilege for us to accompany you on an unforgettable vacation! We will have music, drink and fun!”