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Private Family Tours of Ireland 2025

Private Family Tours of Ireland

Little Gem Recommends - Activities

Little Gem Tours offer customised, private, family tours of Ireland. Our tours are perfectly suited to families of all sizes and are a wonderful way of enjoying Ireland with your nearest and dearest. Each day offers a variety of family friendly activities which cater for all ages. Here you will find some of our recommended family activities for your family tour of Ireland...


Visit a working Irish farm and meet the locals...

Farm tour Ireland
Ireland West Farm Stay

Ireland is dotted with farms amongst the famous green fields. A visit to Ireland is not complete without a personalised tour of a farm and meeting the local farmers who are guardians of the land. As well as getting a glimpse of rural Ireland and meeting the animals you will also learn of Ireland's ancient past and heritage from the locals who know it best. There are numerous farms that we visit on our tours with Little Gem and they are often the highlight of our guests tour.

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Add an Irish Ancestry Trail and uncover your family tree...

A guest favourite with Little Gem is our ancestry trails on our Irish family tours. Get off the beaten path and follow the footsteps of your ancestors. Climb through grave yards and meet local farmers to get closer to your Irish family tree. Our ancestry trails always ass something a little special to a private tour of Ireland and we highly recommend researching a little to find a link such as a gravestone, church, parish or village.

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Witness a Live Sheepdog Demonstration...

Join Joe Joyce or any of the other excellent sheep farmers across the island for a fascinating demonstration of their working sheepdogs. Watching these impressive animals at work really provides a glimpse of how animals and humans can work side by side. This ancient tradition is a wonderful experience to witness and Ireland is the perfect landscape to take in one of these incredible demonstrations

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Experience a Private Hawk Walk...

An experience that is a regular hit with all of our guests is the private hawk walk. You will get up close and personal with some incredible birds of prey and your Falconer will enchant you with stories and information about these magnificent animals as you wander through forests or by lakes.

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Explore Hidden Ruined Castles

Private tours of castles in Ireland
The Rock of Dunamase

There are estimated to be over 5,000 castles dotting the landscape of Ireland and some of the best are hidden gems off the beaten path. Let your private driver / guide take you on adventures to some of our outstanding ruins where you can avoid the crowds and uncover their ancient history.

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Take a boat trip on the Wild Atlantic Ocean...

The west coast of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way offer great opportunities for exhilarating boat trips. Whether it is the outer-worldly Skellig Michael or a boat trip along the base of the majestic Slieve League Cliffs, boat experiences can be a wonderful change to a day on the road.

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Go into the underworld with caves visits...

It's said that the faerys dwell beneath the land of Eire. Discover it for yourself by visiting one of the many fascinating caves that punctuate the landscape of Ireland. Whether it is a boat trip under the land at the Marble Arch Caves or an account of the bloody history of Dunmore, Ireland's cave offer a wonderful change of scene on a private family tour of Ireland.

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Cross Wobbly Rope Bridges !

An exhilarating activity for the whole family is the cross one of the rooe bridges that can be found on the island. As well as getting the heart beating faster they also offer stunning coastal views and fresh air cliff walks.

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Sing a song at live music night by the fireside...

A visit to Ireland is not complete without a session of traditional Irish music by the fireside. This activity is a great way of learning the stories and songs of Irelands past with locals and a song from our guests is always welcome!

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Wander on beautiful Nature Walks...

Ireland boasts some of the most incredible walks you will find. Whether it is strolls in the Wicklow Mountains or cliff walks along the Wild Atlantic Way Ireland Ireland offers a stunning range of hikes and walks to suit the whole family.

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  • Spinc Walk, Wicklow Mountains

  • Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare


Learn about our unique sports...

Ireland has a proud sporting tradition which boasts two unique, indigenous sports - Gaelic Football and Gaelic Hurling. A great family activity is to learn and participate in these sports. Not only will you get a sense of the speed and skill of the sports but also learn the history and politics of our troubled past.

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private family tour of Ireland 2025 !!

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