At McKinlay Kidd we see things very differently
We’re here to make your Irish holiday unique - less off-the-shelf and more offbeat. All our recommendations have been personally tried and tested. We’re here to inspire you, from wild Atlantic islands to vibrant cities, from whiskey to romance. The choice is yours. Whatever you are looking for, we can help you find it in Ireland, the land of my birth. We’ll help you see Ireland differently.
Robert Kidd, Director
Irish holiday ideas to inspire you
Escape to an Irish island or four - this new holiday takes in Achill, Clare, Inishboffin and the Aran Islands.
Three centres in the west of Ireland, and a unique moonlight experience.
Take your time to discover Ireland's coastline, along the captivating Wild Atlantic Way.
Self-drive touring the wonderful northern coast from Antrim to Donegal.
Designed for car-less travellers, a short break on the Causeway Coast, complete with a private guided tour.
For anyone who wants to experience the places in Ireland that inspired some of its greatest writers.
Discover the contrasts of Dublin, Galway and Belfast in a holiday designed for the car-less traveller.
A unique self-drive tour of the south and west - highlighting the finest Irish produce.
Five relaxing days touring Ireland's countryside from behind the wheel of a classic.
Visit the rejuvenated city of Belfast and explore other highlights of Northern Ireland.
Nip around the South and West of Ireland, including pretty West Cork and dramatic Ring of Kerry.
From the delights of Dublin to magnificent coastlines, lakes and mountains of Ireland.
What our customers say
Belfast and beyond
Flawless service. All the arrangements made by your company fell into place and left us worry-free. Nothing was left undone. Ingredients tailored to suit individual requests. Recommendations appreciated.
Whale & Dolphin Watching in West Cork
Your service compares exceptionally well with others we have used. It is superior in terms of choice of activities, hotels, and information provided.
Once again your organisation, knowledge and friendly approachable service made the whole booking process easy - and part of the holiday! This is our second vacation booked with you, and both occasions have met or exceeded our expectations. The comprehensive information pack and personal insights from you added so much value to the experience. Travelling with an operator who has travelled every inch of your holiday before you, should not be underestimated. Connemara was enchanting - wild - friendly - great food, people, and days out. We travelled on small planes, little ferry boats, electric bikes, on foot, and of course the car. Guinness was involved, as was much sea food. We look forward to being able to travel with you again.
Mini Irish Adventure in Cork & Kerry
This was an extremely enjoyable holiday and provided the perfect break for celebrating a rather special wedding anniversary.
Grand Tour of Ireland
We loved the country. The scenery was spectacular in places, the countryside pretty, and many of the villages were charming. We loved the friendliness of the Irish people and felt welcome and comfortable wherever we went.We had a fantastic time in Ireland and have loved touring both Scotland and Ireland with you. Your recommendations and itineraries certainly took the stress out of planning the holidays. Thank you.
Wild Atlantic Way – Discover Cork & Kerry
We really enjoyed our visit to South West Ireland. The holiday was arranged at very short notice and McKinlay Kidd arranged great places to stay. The weather was generally good, we explored the rugged coastline, lush valleys, barren hills and of course enjoyed the wonderful Irish hospitality.
Discover Ireland & Scotland
Standard of accommodation superb and we had a really enjoyable, restful holiday. McKinlay Kidd service exemplary.
Irish Culinary Experience with Good Food Ireland
We had a wonderful time.
Dublin & Southern Highlights
An excellent holiday. The recommendations were useful. The standard of the 'attractions' was higher than I had expected.
Aran Islands Escape
Seeing Ireland differently - The title says it all really! We have become used to the individualistic way in which McKinlay Kidd interprets its customers’ wishes for journeys they want to make. Quite often we go to places which it would not have occurred to us to visit, and every time it is an enriching experience. A big thank you to all at McKinlay Kidd for sending us to such interesting places – we look forward to the next time.
In The Press
Wild Atlantic Way, Cork to Connemara
(The Sunday Times "Top 100 holiday for 2014")
Irish Music Break
(Sunday Times "Travel experiences for under £500")
Classic Car Tour of Ireland
(The Daily Mail "Ireland's Wild West")
Irish Culinary Experience
(The Independent on Sunday)
Whale-watching in West Cork
(Sunday Times "52 Weekends for 2013")
Dublin & Southern Highlights
Irish Music Trail
(The Daily Mail)
Irish Music Trail
(The Telegraph "Irish culture and heritage holiday guide")