Cead Mile Failte

“A Hundred Thousand Welcomes” to our 2022 Brochure

I have a list of people’s names all written in a book
And at the start of each new year I go and take a look
And that is when I realise that those names are a part
Not of the book they’re written in but of my very heart

For each name stands for someone who has crossed my path sometime
And in each meeting they have become a special friend of mine
So you are one of many folk who in times past I’ve met
And happen to be one of those I don’t wish to forget

So thank you for your friendship in all the years now past
And I hope that in the years to come our friendship it will last
So as you browse our brochure those memories I’ll keep dear
And I wish you health and happiness throughout the coming year

Best wishes,

John Candy

The ancient code of hospitality demands that we at “Candy Tours” as your hosts must provide you, our customer, with the very best service we can offer and we strive to maintain this code throughout each tour from start to finish.

John Candy will personally guide each tour so you are never left in the hands of an inexperienced guide.

If you would like to receive ongoing information on our tours and “Follow me up to Carlow concerts”, please send us your details here

The Year 2010

Mary McAleese was President of Ireland

Brian Cowan was Taoiseach of Ireland

David Cameron was Prime Minister of Great Brittan

Barack Obama was President of the USA

Ireland experienced its coldest winter since 1963

Broadcaster Gerry Ryan died aged 54

Spain won the FIFA World Cup in South Africa

The Aviva Stadium opened on Landsdown Road

Cork were all Ireland Football Champions

Tipperary were all Ireland Hurling Champions

“And Candy Tours was Born”


Prevent disappointment, and book your tour now to ensure that your place is reserved here!


Visit some of the hotels Candy Tours avail of during our great stay overs here!


Picturesque scenes not to be missed, we have a little preview for you right here!

What some of our customers say:

Mary Clare MullinsCarlow
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Candy Tours. Got to see lots of places like Lissadell House, Glencar Waterfall, Drumcliff, Mullaghmore and a boat trip on Lough Erne. Stress free without the hassle of driving and looking for accommodation! Sligo Park Hotel was 4* and looked after us so well. Fellow travellers were a lovely bunch of people and John and bus driver Larry couldn’t have been more courteous and obliging. I travelled on my own but was made feel so welcome by all. Will definitely be travelling with Candy Tours again. Thanks for a lovely stress free break all
Lil ColmanBorris, Carlow
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I have travelled with Candy tours on several occasions over the past number of years and I have to say they were the most enjoyable tours I have ever been on. Candy Tours always stay in top class hotels, they look after everybody’s needs and we have always enjoyed great entertainment and great craic in the evenings. John, the tour guide is very knowledgeable, courteous and helpful in every possible way. It is always a pleasure to travel with Candy Tours
Tommy and Frances RocheEnniscorthy, Co. Wexford
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We have enjoyed several trips with Candy Tours over the past number of years. These trips were to very interesting places in our lovely Country. The scenery and historical aspects of these trips were really good. The hotels we stayed in were excellent and the nightly “craic” was mighty. The professional care and kindness shown to us and our fellow travellers by John and Larry was second to none. Roll on 2022 and more Candy Tours
Mary and George JamesMyshall and Kildare
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Our tour with Candy Tours was most enjoyable. We have been on many tours with different tour companies and I have to say John and Larry were outstanding. The hotels, the company and the entertainment at night we loved. Thank you John and Larry
Alice WhittyWexford
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This was the first year I travelled with Candy Tours but I can say it will not be my last. I did the overnight trip to Belfast and a couple of day tours. Then Maurice and I went on an overnight shopping trip to Cork, what a lovely weekend. The Metropole Hotel was lovely and food was excellent. Every trip I have went on from the time we were picked up until we were dropped home was brilliant. John is always our guide and Larry the driver. What can we say, both always on great form, looking forward to seeing what they have lined up for 2022.
Mick and Vera LomaxFenagh, Co. Carlow
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We have been on tour many times with Candy Tours and I would like to compliment Larry who is such a professional experienced and safe driver and for John who is so well versed in all aspects of history and scenery on each tour. We will definitely travel again with you in the future
Sarah GordonBagenalstown, Co. Carlow
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I had a lovely time in Galway with Candy Tours and also a lovely time in Knock. Every tour is so enjoyable and John is on hand at all times and so helpful. Nothing is too much trouble and I look forward to travelling again with Candy Tours in 2022

Dear Customer

Due to a number of customers being disappointed in 2021 we would encourage you to book your tour early as most of our tours fill up very quickly.

Why not browse through our 2022 Brochure and if you wish to make a booking please contact us early to avoid disappointment.

We look forward to welcoming you on one of our tours in 2022.
Other tours may be added to this list as the need arises.

So if you’re one of the regular customers who travel with Candy Tours or if you are joining us for the first time, rest assured that we are committed to delivering top class service on all tours

Be sure to check out our Facebook page and website www.candytours.ie