Historically dairy was a large part of Irish Farmers livelihood. This dairying tradition mixed with the worlds highest quality and fast growing grass caused by Ireland's temperate oceanic climate ensures dairy farming stays a large part of rural Ireland's identity.
Fresh milk, cheese, butter, whole & skim milk powders, casein, whey and infant formulae are produced from Irish Dairy all over the country from the local fresh drinking liquid milk market to multinational produce from the likes of Kerrygold, Pfizer and Danone.
We can also include visits to some of these specialist companies that move the milk products up the value chain before exporting their products across the world.
Irish Dairy herds average around 50 heads. This is much lower than competing herds in the USA & Australia. The recent removal of EU mandated Milk quotas mean the amount of cows in a herd will rise.
Visiting Diary Farms in Ireland now means you can see what goes in to getting the superior yields that allowed Ireland to compete on the global scale in the last 30 years while also observing the transition that is expected as large Dairy Farms add more to the herd and the small dairy farm becomes possible again.
Like all major Irish farming categories, dairy farmers are dedicated to protecting and maintaining the dairy industry, its systems, families and animals. Our Dairy Farm tours allow your clients to observe all aspects of the Irish dairy farm sustainable and continuous improvement programme.
Irish dairy farms are adapting to meet the changing tastes of the worlds dairy consumers. Come and see the modern practices that put Ireland above all others in the creation of new products and producing the highest yields.
As a leading Irish DMC we don't do "off-the-shelf" tours of Ireland, all our itineraries our fully customized to each unique group and every itinerary starts with a conversation with you.
From budget to 5 star luxury, contemporary to historic, Ireland has a wide range of accommodation options to suit all groups. We provide the best options at the best rates.
Engaging and highly knowledgeable, our expert-driver guides & tour managers will bring the vibrant history and culture of Ireland to life for your group.
Historic, cultural, iconic, expansive, vibrant; the range and variety of things to see in Ireland is quite incredible. We will plan and arrange everything here to bring the best of Ireland to your group.
Our large range of vehicles, from private cars for two 2 to large coaches for groups of 100+, offer superior comfort for your clients as they journey into Ireland's past and present.
As a leading business-to-business inbound tour operator, our job is to make your clients very happy. With everything branded in your name, our aim is to ensure your clients are extremely satisfied and return to you for their next tour.
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Discover Ireland Tours is a member of the National Tour Association of North America, the leading body for both inbound and outbound tour operators.
Discover Ireland Tours is a founding member of Agricultural Tour Operators International, the leading body for agricultural tour operators across the world.
Operating since 1989, we are the leading Irish destination management company, with unrivalled local knowledge. From the iconic sights to the unknown gems, we are your experts for all things Ireland.
Our scale and supplier relationships give us excellent purchasing power, giving your clients the very best rates. Booking through us is not only wonderfully easy, but also better value that booking hotels and attractions direct.
After 35 years in business our contacts throughout Ireland are industry-leading, including a huge range of specialist options for niche tours.
We are a business-to-business Irish inbound tour operator, and your clients will only see your name. Our aim is to give your clients the best possible experience, giving you the repeat business.
As your one-stop solution for everything Ireland, you can relax. Our expertise is here to plan and deliver everything for you and your clients. If you already have an idea of the itinerary then let us quote, and if you would like us to design one for you, well that's what we're here for.
35 years in business and the reputation as Ireland's leading ground handling agent have not come from nothing. Get in touch today and let us show you what we can do.