16 – 19 March 2018:  St Patrick’s Festival, Dublin
22 – 25 March 2018:  Dingle International Film Festival, Co Kerry
30 March – 08 April 2018:  Belfast International Film Festival
19 – 27 May 2018:  International Literature Festival, Dublin
05 – 08 July 2018:  Irish Open, Ballyliffin, Co Donegal
16 – 29 July 2018:  Galway International Arts Festival
03 – 27 August 2018:  Dublin Fringe Festival
08 – 12 August 2018:  Dublin Horse Show
07 – 08 September 2018:  Belfast International Tattoo
27 September – 14 October 2018:  Dublin Theatre Festival
19 – 22 October 2018:  Cork Guiness Jazz Festival

Dream Escape (Ireland DMC)

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Hotel Info

10a Great King Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QL, Scotland
Tel: 01144 (0) 845 260 1085
Email:  Website:
Represented on the East Coast by Wendy Wegner


Joanna’s Comments

Holly Mackie was born and raised in one of Ireland’s historic private estates and knows the country extremely well. Through her great network of family and friends in Ireland, Dream Escape has access to many wonderful homes and castles which are not open to the public. This will give your clients a behind-the-scenes experience and allow them to meet a host of wonderful Irish characters. Dream Escape has an expert team of guides and chauffeurs in Ireland which is headed up by Tom Fannin. The chauffeur-guides will take your clients on tailor-made tours throughout Ireland and will ensure that they are extremely well looked after from start to finish. There are several inspirational itinerary ideas on the Dream Escape website, any of which can be individually tailored to your clients’ interests and specific requirements.

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Special Promotions

the winter season
Dream Escape can combine a perfect celebration with superlative service and unparalleled access to places and experiences during the Winter Season and holidays. Their expert planners and guides will provide the ultimate itinerary for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday in the UK and Ireland.  
Experience stunning scenery and luxurious accommodation. From a castle setting in The Highlands to the twinkling lights and elegance of Dublin to log fires and warm welcomes in the English countryside, the spectacular landscapes of the UK and Ireland ensure a perfect Dream Escape. Stay in the finest hotels, castles and estates, experience beautiful settings, exclusive activities and the chance to relax and recharge in luxury.
Dream Escape’s Villa/Castle Collection
Exclusive Luxury, Insider Expertise
As destination experts for the UK & Ireland, Dream Escape has unrivaled knowledge of and access to the most luxurious and unique privately owned properties in the British Isles. Your clients can enjoy a break in a rustic hideaway or perhaps take over a majestic mansion or castle for a week or even for a few days as part of one of Dream Escape’s exclusive, tailor-made FIT programs. It selects properties with personality, privacy and amazing ambiance. Trust Dream Escape to help you make your clients’ vacation better than great.  They’ll make it extraordinary.

Sample Itineraries

Undiscovered Connaught.  Click here to view sample itinerary.

Remote Northern Isles.  Click here to view sample itinerary.

Inspirational Ireland.  Click here to view sample itinerary.

General Information

David Tobin and
Holly Mackie

Claire Banks
Lesley Scott

Dream Escape (Ireland) Can Arrange:

• Driver-Guide Tailor-Made Tours
• Entry to Private Houses and Gardens
• Family-Based Itineraries 
• Tours of Northern Ireland
• Exclusive Stately Home Visits
• Private Dinners and Receptions
• Culinary-Based Tours
• Tee Times on Major Golf Courses
• Irish Whisky Distillery Tours
• Private Castle and House Rentals
• Literary Tours
• Equestrian-Based Tours
• Stud Farm Visits
• Horse Racing
• Private Yacht and Motor Cruises 
• Sailing Experiences
• Country Sports on Private Estates
• Walking Tours with Gourmet Picnics