A Rural Experience is a family run tour business located in Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. Our aim is to create tours that introduce guests to the culture & characteristics of Ireland. Enjoy sampling Ireland’s oldest whiskey at Bushmills, Co. Antrim, step back in time aboard The Dunbrody Famine Ship, Co. Wexford or enjoy the craic at a trad session with new friends in Connemara.


Formed in 2008 by Amy Mc Donald & her team of Irish guides & drivers bring a wide range of travel experiences & passion to all tours. Amy’s personal attention to detail & friendly persona guarantee fun & relaxed breaks for everyone she meets. Travel from Belfast to Kerry, Dublin to the Aran Islands in luxury coaches & cars in the company of friendly tour guides who will introduce you to everything Irish.


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• We also offer Private Chauffeur Driven Tours, Airport Transfers, City to City Transfers and Corporate Events.



During 2011, our newest addition to the business, a traditional famine cottage located on Inis Mor, Aran Islands has become available for rental. This cottage overlooks Galway Bay and is regarded by locals as having the best view on the island. Amy is available to build a package for you including private transport to Inverin, Connemara from where you will take a flight to Inis Mor. Your local tour guide will meet you & take you on a coach tour of the island including the famous sites Dun Aenghus & Seven Churches. Why not relax over a seafood lunch in Joe Watty’s pub & finish the day in one of the local craft shops.
Our larger groups will be accommodated with local lady Treasa at her wonderful guest house Kilmurvey House. This guest house is worth a visit for its unrivalled hospitality & traditional porridge with whiskey for breakfast! The Aran Islands are a world away from regular life and together with stunning scenery & friendly locals a good time is guaranteed.