Wild West Irish Tours was founded on St. Patrick’s Day, 2010 by Michael J. Waugh, the owner of the company.

Only two years after its formation, the Embassy of Ireland in Washington DC, selected Wild West Irish Tours for the honor of launching Ireland’s national initiative, “The Gathering 2013”. Since then, our company has continued to steadily grow, and in 2020 we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary!

We’ve come a long way in making our tours “official”, casting a wide net to reach people all over the world who always dreamed of coming to Ireland. Over the years, we’ve honed in on our unique market niche: truly small groups of individuals interacting with local people in the West of Ireland.

On our Wild West Irish Tours, you are among family and friends, with access to our local experts and the seldom seen iconic places of the Wild West of Ireland.

In 2020 we are introducing our new “ Ancestry Trail Tour”, which will cover counties Sligo, Mayo, and Galway/Connemara, following the trail of the Irish Diaspora through emigrant places and stories. You can learn more about it on Our Tours page.

We welcome you to our new 2020 Website, updated and enhanced! Here you will find the information and help you need to book your tour to the Wild West of Ireland!

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