Our company, Ireland Luxury Travel arose out of a love of Irish tourism and an understanding of a need for bespoke travel designed by local experts. Experiential travel and a real connection to the country and the people is what should be expected from your Ireland travel experience. Ireland Luxury Travel co-founders, husband and wife team, John & Naomi Sheehy have expanded on their experience in working in local Irish tourism, in particular Naomi's family's enterprise of the restoration and visitor's centre development in Baltimore Castle, Baltimore, Ireland. John & Naomi take pride in operating genuine and unique Ireland Vacations.
Naomi Sheehy, Managing Director
Naomi was a lawyer for five years before leaving the law business to follow her love of travel and the lifestyle on the wild Atlantic coast of Ireland. Originally from the south west of Ireland, leaving Dublin City where she studied and worked was an easy move. She has traveled all over South America and Europe and many years ago spent a summer in Boston, USA. Her family have operated a tourism / heritage centre from a 13th Century Castle which they restored in the 1990’s and she has worked there as a tour guide, event organiser and marketer from the very beginning. Naomi knows travel is more than a vacation, it enriches our lives. Co-founding Ireland Luxury Travel with her husband John has allowed her to continue her love for travel. She explores as much of Ireland as she can at every opportunity and has developed a huge knowledge of the country. Professionalism and attention to detail come naturally and client services is what she and her company are about.
John Sheehy, Director & Chief Financial Officer
John is the third generation farmer at his home, Creagh Farm in the south west coast of Ireland. He produces top quality limousine and Aberdeen Angus beef for the local beef market, as well as organic fruit and veg for his family. He understands how great Irish food is produced, and where you can find it. His vast knowledge of the Irish countryside from his travels through his work in agriculture and his other passion, GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association), where he played and supported both for his club and for his county. Ireland’s countryside is John’s favourite topic and he is very proud of what Ireland has to offer. He sees co-founding Ireland Luxury Travel with his wife Naomi as a natural progression, and enjoys nothing more than seeing people coming to Ireland and falling in love with the country as much as he does.
“ We would like to acknowledge and thank the following for supplying images ; - Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Bord Bia, Manor House & Irish Country Hotels, Heritage Ireland, Ashford Castle, Shelborne Hotel, Lough Eske Hotel, Rohan Reilly Photography, Art Ward Photography, Rob Dunstan Photography, Galway Arts Festival, Mathew Woodhouse Photography, Bid Smoke Studio Photography & GAA.ie"