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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  • SP
    Southern Rocker
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 19, 2017
    I had a unbelievable experience with Shamrocker on the Southern Rocker tour of south-west Ireland. I would defini…
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  •  reviewer 2
    Southern Rocker
    4.0 - Good
    Written on September 23, 2017
    It was pretty fun, we saw a lot of amazing places.
  • CC
    Celtic Rocker
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 30, 2017
    We were extremely fortunate to have Connell as our tour guide. As a fluent native Irish speaker and a man who is passionate and knowledgeable about the history …
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  •  reviewer 4
    Celtic Rocker
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on August 5, 2017
    …he beautiful country. My time is Ireland was unforgettable! Thank you Shamrock Adventures !!
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  •  reviewer 5
    All Ireland Rocker
    4.0 - Good
    Written on July 28, 2017
    I did the 7 Day All Ireland Rocker Tour with Shamrocker Adventures and it was definitely worth it! It was a good way to g…
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  • RG
    Southern Rocker
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on July 25, 2017
    Darren is the best tour guide ever! This trip was honestly the most amazing trip I have been on in my life, and I have travelled a lot. 3 days felt like a week …
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  • C
    Celtic Rocker
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on July 15, 2017
    I've recently returned from the Celtic Rocker 5 day tour and I am still on a high from the adventure I had! I travelled solo which I was nervous about primarily…
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  •  reviewer 8
    Southern Rocker
    4.0 - Good
    Written on July 12, 2017
    The trip was pretty great, would've liked to stay longer in areas than to leave on the bus for long drives, some areas to stop off st were too long others too s…
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  •  reviewer 9
    All Ireland Rocker
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on July 4, 2017
    I took a 7 days All Ireland rocker tour . Would recommend it to all. Plus their guide Conor did a fantastic job . Great knowledge of the Irish history and very…
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  • MG
    Celtic Rocker
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on June 13, 2017
    …ge and background. Some guides can treat you like a number. Well done Shamrock for selecting the right folk to represent you.
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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.