Luxury Guided Tour of Ireland's Hidden Gems with Irish expert Susan Byron - New Tour Dates announced for 2018 - 2017 Tour Dates Sold Out

About Susan Byron

Hi, my name is Susan Byron and I live on the West coast of Ireland with my partner MJ and our fat, ginger cat Percy. My family are all grown up now thankfully and happily away off doing their own thing, so I have more time for travelling, writing and photography. Oddly enough, the more I travel, the more I have come to appreciate Ireland and while we like to moan about the weather, we never get extremes. The pace of life is so much slower here too and we don't take ourselves too seriously. But above all, it is Ireland's scenery that I love the most and that I want to share with you. Nowhere else in the world is there such diversity in a relatively small space with each county having its own unique culture, things to do, places to see and people to meet......

Susan Byron, Sheep's Head, County CorkSusan Byron, Sheep's Head, County Cork

Susan Byron background

Of course, I am often asked where do I get my information from or how do I know about all of these strange and wonderful places? Well, apart from having researched and explored Ireland extensively over the last 8 years, I have met some great characters who have very kindly shared their local knowledge with me on my travels. Besides, I was born in Dublin where I grew up, a Doyle or Dubh Ghaill (dark stranger) of Viking origin so exploring is in my blood. My father worked for the newsroom of RTE television and was always in search of the next great story. So, my childhood was spent on family jaunts, following up just about any and every new lead, deserted schools, forgotten great houses, ruined castles, holy wells, ring forts etc which no doubt encouraged and fed my natural curiosity. Summer holidays were spent sailing in Wexford, or camping out in the wilds of Kerry and Connemara. When I got married (Byron) we moved to Meath and then became engrossed in the Boyne Valley and beyond, cruising the river Shannon and exploring the Magical Midlands with our four children.

Susan Byron Family

Stephen, Ross, Daniel and Audrey ByronStephen, Ross, Daniel and Audrey Byron

Finally, we moved West and discovered the Burren which is a very beautiful karst limestone landscape that is carpeted with alpine flowers, gentians and wild orchids in early summer. With Connermara, Mayo and Donegal just North of us and Kerry, West Cork and Waterford to the South not forgetting those Magical Midlands to the East, I know I am truly blessed especially now that I have my darling little grandson, Lee Patrick Byron to share my travels with....

My grandson Lee Patrick ByronMy grandson Lee Patrick Byron

Susan Byron Guided Tours

I am just back from my first Guided Tour of Ireland's Hidden Gems in May which was a huge success. We were blessed with wonderful weather so I got to show off Ireland at her most beautiful best and everyone have a wonderful time. Fingers crossed we will get more of the same for my next tour in June, I already have enquiries for next year, so I have announced the dates for 2018, you can click on the following link for more information. Limited to small groups of just 12 like minded individuals this promises to be a very personal and different Tour of Ireland than what has been available up to now. And as always, I am really looking forward to showing off the real Ireland, especially the Hidden Gems that I am so passionate about, to each of my guests, plus plenty of fun and good times, along the way.....

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Ireland Travel Guide

So, whether you are visiting to Ireland for your first or 101st time or you are an Irish native looking for something new and interesting to do of a sunny day,  I hope my recommendations will enrich your life as much as they have mine. In addition to the website, I have written the best selling series Treasure Ireland series of Irish Travel Guides which are available on Amazon.  

Tailor Made Itineraries

I also create Tailor Made Itineraries for private clients who would prefer for me to organise their proposed Trip to Ireland from start to finish as very often they have don't have the time or (the expertise) to plan it all out for themselves, whereas it is (almost) second nature for me.

contact Susan Byron

If you would like to get in touch with me re planning your next Trip to Ireland you will find my contact details below. As you can imagine I get a lot of mail but I do reply to each and every email personally so it might take a day or two. But please feel free to remind me in the unlikely event of you not getting a reply or message me on Facebook where there is a lively global conversation going on about Ireland 24/7. You are more than welcome to join us and pitch in with any questions you might have about Ireland, because even if I don't know the answer, someone else surely will.....

All the best, Susan

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Irelands Hidden Gems