Born and raised in Ireland, I still love my home county of Galway. I grew up a short distance from the city (in a little village called Monivea) which I love for its atmosphere and shopping.
I also enjoy the beautiful scenery of Connemara, especially the little town of Clifden.
I moved to Boston when I was 21 and began work at Crystal Travel in 1985 when its doors first opened. I still love to travel home to Ireland as often as I can and I also love seeing different parts of this country.
I love Florida, Las Vegas and New Orleans. The scenery in Vegas and the Grand Canyon was an awesome sight and I found New Orleans to be a very different experience to that of Boston. It is a friendly city with a party atmosphere and, while I am not a big seafood person, I really enjoyed eating out there.
Hi Bridie, I have been wanting to email you. The trip was FANTASTIC!!! Everything was perfect!! We all had such a great time. We can’t thank you enough for all your work. Hotels were great, so easy walking in and just handing over the voucher. The driver Mark was so good. If the coach company is asking for a review tell them he was beyond anything we could have asked for. So knowledgeable on all the different parts of Ireland, great about lining things up for us. The kids were so upset leaving, they are already asking if we can go back next summer. Again, I couldn’t have done any of this without you. We really appreciate all your hard work!! Who knows maybe I will be in touch again soon for another :) Thanks again.
My boyfriend and I used Crystal Travel & Tours for our trip to Ireland. Bridie planned the best trip I could have ever asked for. Paul and I have been wanting to go to Ireland together since we started dating 5 years ago. We finally were given the best opportunity to go - for a wedding! They made everything so smooth for us and made sure we got to the best places.
We landed in Shannon and we were off for the trip of our life time. We spent our first day in Cork, then we were off to Killarney, Galway and ended our trip in Dublin. Bridie told us of places we should see while we were in each city. We went on the Jameson tour in Middleton, and drove along the beautiful country side. When in Dublin we went on the Guinness tour. Just walking around each city was beautiful. We stopped at the Cliffs of Moher as well. We went to the local bars and made many friends with the locals. After this trip we can't wait to ask Crystal Travel & Tours to book our next trip! We can’t wait to go back!
- Nicole & Paul, Beverly MA (August 2014)