Shamrocker Adventures

Shamrocker Adventures

Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland
4.6/5 - Excellent
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  • Award winning tours of Ireland and Northern Ireland
  • Passionate, local Irish guides
  • Operating since 1999
  • Trips to suit all budgets and timeframes

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  •  reviewer 1
    St Pats All Ireland
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 8, 2017
    amazing tour! had so much fun and learnt so much! would highly recommend booking with these guys! ireland is incredible!
  • MB
    Celtic Rocker (Dorm)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on March 26, 2017
    Amazing experience was absolutely speechless of this beautiful country. Great hostels except one did not have wifi in bedroom which was a pain. Overall amazing …
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    Shamrocker Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Maddison, we are delighted to hear that you had such an amazing tour with Bex. We will pass your kind words to her. Thank you for taking the time to post this lovely review. Jamie.
  •  reviewer 3
    Celtic Rocker (Dorm)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on February 19, 2017
    Recommend this trip to anyone! The sites,landscape & history were amazing!!!
  •  reviewer 4
    Southern Rocker (Dorm)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on January 31, 2017
    While it's not exactly aimed at the younger set, because you'll see all of the same things as on a tour for an older crowd, definitely make sure you can keep up…
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    Shamrocker Adventures commented on this review
    Hi there, we're delighted to hear you had such a great time on tour, thanks for taking the time to post a review :)
  • BE
    Southern Rocker (Dorm)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 15, 2016
    This trip was beyond awesome add I would highly recommend it to everyone! Kim was fabulous!
    Shamrocker Adventures commented on this review
    Hi there, Thank s for the fantastic review, we're delighted to hear you great time with Kim! The Shamrocker Team.
  • RB
    All Ireland Rocker (Dorm)
    3.5 - Good
    Written on October 9, 2016
    It was a fantastic trip, just what I needed. We did so much in just seven days - and Dave was a great guide! Not only was he able to give us insights into Iris…
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    Shamrocker Adventures commented on this review
    Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent tour with Dave, We're delighted to hear you had a fantastic time. Safe travels, The Shamrocker team
  •  reviewer 7
    All Ireland Rocker (Dorm)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on October 9, 2016
    I recently did the 7 day tour of Ireland, and although I absolutely thoroughly enjoyed my trip, it was mostly my absolutely amazing tripmates and the fact Irela…
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  •  reviewer 8
    All Ireland Rocker (Dorm)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on September 7, 2016
    …e on the tour were extremely disappointed with her and have contacted Shamrocker regarding the issues we encountered with her. However those issue…
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  • BB
    Celtic Rocker (Dorm)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on August 30, 2016
    Shamrocker Tour Celtic Rocker (Dorm) This 5 day Celtic rocker tour was a goo…
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    All Ireland Rocker (Dorm)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 18, 2016
    Honestly everything was awesome. The people, the places, the guides. Just the perfect way to get an authentic taste of Ireland.

About Shamrocker Adventures

Since 1999, it’s been our mission to give independent budget travellers the chance to really discover Ireland and remember it as one of the best times of their life! We'll make sure you get a tremendous insight into our country, meet real local characters and discover what it means to be Irish. We consider it our duty to make everyone’s’ experience of Ireland the most welcoming they get on their travels and our ‘Book and Go Guarantee’ means we never cancel a trip.

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Shamrocker Adventures St Patrick's Day Video

Why Shamrocker Adventures

All That Ireland Has To Offer

Shamrocker Adventures leads tours all around Ireland, showcasing the country's scenery, deep history, and of course, the Irish people! Some of the friendliest people in the world, the Irish people, and the staff of Shamrocker, consider it their personal duty to show you the best that the country has to offer, and to make every traveler to their back yard feel welcome, as if they were at home.

Enjoyable Travel

The Irish are known for having a good time, or as they say over there, “great craic”. So while on tour, you can expect to be out and about getting stuff done, and seeing the sights, and then after a hard, long day of exploring, there is more good times to be had at the pub - a central part of the Irish culture! The team at Shamrocker want to make sure you get to meet genuine Irish locals while traveling, and experience their incredible culture first hand.

100% Irish Guides

Understanding that the people are an integral part of understanding a country and it’s culture, it is why Shamrocker pride themselves on having 100% Irish guides, with “green blood flowing through their veins” as they say. With such a spectacular history and many tales of the country to be shared, they have got some of the best storytellers around to make up their guiding staff.

Shamrocker Adventures Benefits

Authentic, Local Experinces

By being shown around the country by the locals, it means you will get to experience the real deal. Shamrocker pride themselves on their staff, and the fact that traveling with them will mean you get to experience the true Ireland, and not just brochure pages. by having these active, friendly and outgoing Irish guides, you know you’re in for a good time as they show you around the country.

Details Taken Care Of

By traveling with Shamrocker, they are the specialists at tours through Ireland, and this means you know you’re getting the real deal. They take care of all the important stuff, so that you can spend more time enjoying yourself. Shamrocker is for the independent travelers, so there is more options, choice, and free time for you, while having the benefit of an expert local who will point you in the right direction.

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Shamrocker Adventures Story & History

Shamrocker started in 1999, when they ran their first tour, to show independent travelers the real Ireland. Back then, it was all about getting an insight into the country, meeting the local people, and discovering what the luck of the Irish was. These days, it’s not too different - while they have grown in size, and gotten more experience in the last decade and a half, they are still sticking to their roots. The roots of Shamrocker being that they still have 100% Irish guides, who have a love for their country and showing it off to travelers, that gives each and every traveler memories that will last them a lifetime.

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • Does Shamrocker offer student discounts?

    Yes, if travellers hold an ISIC, ISE or ITIC card. This should be made clear at the time of booking so the discount will be applied and travellers need to show this card when they check-in.

  • Is tipping compulsory on the tour?

    No, tipping is not compulsory. Shamrocker leaves it to each traveller to give tips as they feel appropriate.

  • Is it possible for Shamrocker to store any excess luggage while I am on tour?

    No, Shamrocker does not have luggage storage facilities but these may be available at the hostel.

  • What is the luggage restrictions on the tour?

    Each passenger can bring one standard piece of luggage up to a maximum weight of 15kg that is composed of a standard 60 litre backpack or a medium holdall or suitcase. If the luggage is in excess of this allowance, passengers may be asked to leave it behind in secure storage. In addition, a standard daypack may be carried on the coach provided it can fit in the luggage rack or under the seat.

  • Is it possible to travel with friends if booking is done separately?

    Since there are sometimes more than one departure each day, it is not guaranteed that friends will be on the same bus if bookings are made separately. Please get in touch with us, we are happy to help book you and your friends together.

  • Are there solo travellers on the tour?

    Yes, while there are couples and friends travelling together, every tour has plenty of solo travellers.

  • How much time is spent off the bus everyday?

    There is lots of time allowed for exploration. Shamrocker guides will take you for walks, let you explore old ruins and ancient sites, recount local myths, tall tales and explain to you the region and areas often tumultuous history.

  • What is the age restrictions of the tour?

    Majority of Shamrocker passengers are between 18 to 35 years old. The minimum age on all tours is 18 and no maximum age is set as long as travellers are reasonably fit.

  • What is the departure and arrival time of the tour?

    Check-in for all our tours is at 8.15am at the Shamrocker Adventures office. Tours will usually return to the office around 5.30pm.

  • Do travellers need to bring a sleeping bag or towel?

    All hostels provide linen but it is a good idea to bring a towel although some hostels do rent them. A sleeping bag is not required.