In the Gardens

An Introduction

Welcome everyone to Celtic Excursions Tours, we are a family organisation very much focused on benifiting the communities in which we tour. Our aim is to explore the well travelled path but as small groups travel to some of the less known hidden gems across our Islands.

I myself spend my childhood wandering the Wicklow Mountains from our family home near the monastic settlement of St. Kevin in Glendalough and listening to stories of those who travelled there from far and wide and telling them stories of the area developed my love and knowledge of travel and guiding.

From Wicklow I travelled to Limerick City along the Shannon on Irelands West Coast, then onto my studies in tourism in Galway City before departing Ireland to travel in The USA, New Zealand and Australia before meeting Gráinne in Birmingham England and us setting up home in Castlewellan, Co. Down, Northern Ireland – the place that I now call home….

The purpose of our blog is to let you know about our tours, introduce some of the people you will meet as you travel, highlight some of the lesser known places we will visit and sometimes just to tell a story and have some craic! If ever you have someting you would like to add we welcome the feedback or if there is a topic you would like us to discuss drop us an email to

Hopefully you will enjoy some of the post coming over the coming months,

Kind Regards