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Ann O'Brien | Product Manager & Travel Expert

Name: Ann O'Brien
Position: Product Manager
Joined Crystal Travel:
March, 2014

My mom is from Ireland and I spent summers there as a child and still enjoy exploring new places each time I visit.

I love the region of Galway because it offers a wide range of experiences - cycling on the Aran Islands, photographing breathtaking scenery in Connemara, people-watching over a pint of Guinness on Quay Street or listening to local musicians play at a seisiún in a Shop Street pub.

Outside of Ireland, I love Rome for its uniqueness, culture, language, history and cuisine. My favorite part of traveling is putting together an itinerary and watching everything fall into place while experiencing a new culture. I also enjoy sampling local food, beer and wine.

I have worked in the travel industry for 17 years and love both seeing people off on their trips and welcoming them home. I look forward to helping you plan your vacation!



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Ann's Irish Adventure

Four Westerly Counties. Three cozy B&Bs. Two Remote Islands. One Incredible Castle.

Bring your camera, turn off your cell phone, and immerse yourself in Ireland’s culture, history, and landscape for ten days.


Hello Ann, We had an absolutely wonderful vacation! Hotels and B&B's were great.I loved Helen McGonigle (proprietor of Old Church House in Kenmare). The people all over Ireland were friendly and helpful. It is a beautiful and CLEAN country! I didn't want to come home! Thank you so much for all you did to help us make this trip as perfect as it was! We would all love to revisit one day! If so, we will definitely come talk to you again. Sincerely,

- Robin Abel, Marble head, MA, April 2015


Thanks Ann! We had a great time, both in London and in Bath.We really loved the quaint charm of Bath. The day tour was great. We had a really nice tour guide (Kevin) who was extremely knowledgeable and an overall, good chap. We appreciated that the group was small (around 12persons), and the fact that we were the first tour group at Stonehenge that morning. There was hardly anyone there and made visiting that much more enjoyable, quiet and peaceful. Nice little tour van where throughout our drives, Kevin would educate us on the history of place sand pointed out things to see and stopped to take pictures. At each stop we had opps to snack, use restrooms, etc. He gave our group mini tours of Avebury and Lacock which was also nice, rather than just setting us loose to explore.Everything went flawlessly, the train ride,hotel, tour. Thank you so much for assisting us with this. That's two good trips in a row. Best,

- Christine & Michael, CA (April, 2016)


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