• Nendrum Monastery mill

    At McKinlay Kidd we are passionate about creating holidays to Ireland that will inspire and delight you. We have stayed in, eaten at, driven through, sailed across and visited everything we recommend. Let us turn your Irish holiday dream into reality for you.

  • Horses on the beach in Cork

    What’s your idea of the perfect Irish holiday? The suggestions on this website can be combined in countless different ways, and we always relish the challenge of arranging a tailor-made holiday in Ireland just for you. If you can imagine it, we can make it happen.

  • Common dolphins off West Cork

    From whale-watching off Ireland's West Coast to golf and whisky-tasting in the North, Ireland offers many unique experiences. Our personal service and attention to detail will turn them into an unforgettable Irish holiday for you.

  • Bar in Clifden in Galway

    Touring Ireland from North to South, East to West, or round the coast, we can help you explore the major landmarks of Ireland. What’s more, our knowledge and recommendations will ensure you uncover Ireland's hidden gems along the way. Go where Ireland takes you, McKinlay Kidd style!

  • Mountain view of Connemara

    Explore the best of both worlds with McKinlay Kidd’s two-centre holidays combining both Scotland and Ireland. In some ways culturally similar, in other ways dramatically different. Will these two fascinating and vibrant destinations capture your imagination as they have ours?

  • Classic Car touring in Ireland

    Red MGB Roadster

    Enjoy five relaxing days touring Ireland's country roads, staying in small, high quality and individual hotels, including Athlone, Clare and Wicklow - all from behind the wheel of your choice of classic vehicle.

  • We are delighted to have been awarded - for the fourth year running, the accolade of "Best Small Tour Operator" in the highly respected  2014 Travel Awards, as rated by readers of the Guardian & Observer newspapers. A big thank you to all our past customers!

  • Wild Atlantic Way, Cork to Connemara


    Take your time to discover Ireland's coastline, along the captivating Wild Atlantic Way, with our hand-picked hotels guaranteed to give you a warm Irish welcome.

  • Grand Tour of Ireland

    Irish driving route seascape

    This new 16 night self-drive holiday captures the very best that Ireland to offer. Take a circular tour of the island and immerse yourself in the rich and vibrant culture of each of your destinations.

  • Aran Islands Escape - Wild Atlantic Islands

    Aran islands gaelic sign

    Explore the dramatic west of Ireland including a couple of nights in the Aran Islands, where you step back in time among an Irish-speaking community.

  • Giants, Saints & the Titanic

    Giants Causeway

    Spend a week exploring the highlights of Northern Ireland, from the Giants Causeway to the historic abbeys of Down, and the new Titanic Visitor Experience.

  • Irish Music breaks

    Traditional Irish music bodhran

    Our Irish Music Trail, as featured in the The Telegraph is a week long exploration, where you can learn about the world-famous musicians who originate from the northern part of Ireland, discover friendly bars and hear some great live music. Or if time is limited, there's our Irish Music Short break in Donegal.

  • Ireland by Train


    Discover the contrasts of Dublin, Galway and Belfast in a holiday designed for the car-less traveller.

  • Irish Culinary Experience

    Fresh Irish fish

    We have joined forces with Good Food Ireland to design a new and unique self-drive tour of the south and west of Ireland.  All the accommodation is chosen for its excellent "foodie" reputation and variety - highlighting the quality of the very finest Irish produce.

  • Belfast & Beyond

    Street art in Belfast

    Northern Ireland's capital has transformed itself over the past decade into a city of irrepressible energy and is now one of the island's most sophisticated cities; it's also an ideal base from which to explore some of the must see places in the area.

  • Irish Mini Adventure

    White Mini Copper on country road

    A  perfect vehicle for nipping around the South and West of Ireland.  This carefully-designed five day break combines the pretty seaside village of Baltimore with a stay on the famous and dramatic Ring of Kerry.

  • Dublin & Southern Highlights

    Pink sunset in Ireland

    Experience the delights of Dublin then explore the dramatic coastlines, lakes and mountains of the south and west of Ireland, staying in hand-picked small hotels throughout.

Thistle winner 2007 Thistle finalist 2009 Thistle winner 2012 Best small tour operator 2013, 2012, 2011 AITO assured Topp protected SDMA member
ATOL protected

Your money and your holiday are protected when you book with McKinlay Kidd. We comply fully with the strict Package Travel Regulations and cover all our customers’ holidays with an insurance bond. This means that customer’s prepayments for packages would be reimbursed in the unlikely event of our financial failure. All holidays including flights booked by McKinlay Kidd are further covered through the CAA with our ATOL licence. Our ATOL number is ATOL 9481. ATOL protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom. For further details.