Joe Walsh Tours
Joe Walsh Tours was established in 1961 and remains one of Ireland’s leading travel companies providing a wide range of travel services at unbeatable prices.
Joe Walsh Tours are the largest, fully Irish owned tour operator providing group travel to pilgrimage destinations and are proud to continue the traditional high standards of service set by our founder 56 years ago. They are family owned and operated and are uniquely placed to know their customer and respond to their individual needs and requests.
When travelling with Joe Walsh Tours, you will benefit from the personal attention to detail and professional service throughout and they always look forward to welcoming you one of their tours.
Joe Walsh was born and raised in Bangor, Co Down, Northern Ireland, and on leaving school, he worked with the Ulster Transport Authority. On moving to London, he worked with Thomas Cook – and swiftly saw the potential in the growing travel industry. A Dublin move followed, and in 1961, set up his own business – Joe Walsh Tours, in a small office in Nassau Street, with three hard working employees.
From the start his style was evident , he was a family man at heart and this showed in his management approach, his philosophy and his aim for the company. This resulted in his determination to provide affordable holidays out of Ireland at a modest price whilst maintaining close ties with Northern Ireland. The personal touch was important to him and now his sons Cormac, Barry and David Walsh now run the business and implement these values in the business.
Joe Walsh Tours' success is undoubtedly due to its ability to read and match market demand. As a travel history of the nation – it shows how far they have come from those “affordable packages” in the 1960s. Joe Walsh Tours caters for the masses and offers a variety of diverse holidays. It innovated the move of Irish tour companies and chartering their own aircraft, spotted a great opportunity in the religious market and specialized in travel from dioceses whilst continuing to offer a great selection of escorted tours – plus those sun holidays.
Joe Walsh Tours moved with the times – from the first computerized booking system in Ireland or the UK to worldwide packages. Sports travel – from Heineken Cup and Champions League finals, to rugby play offs and soccer finals became an important part of the business along with cruising holidays and Military and Heritage tours. You don't just go on honeymoon with Joe Walsh Tours - you can also go away and get married with them.
Having supplied the family and business market, Joe Walsh Tours focused on the young traveler's interests, with School and College travel to traditional European cities and tours off the beaten track. Of course, there was also plenty of choice with music and fun tours including Paul Claffey tours and Disneyland Paris packages.
Over the years, Joe Walsh Tours has certainly proved itself to be the best option on group and specialized holidays. Why not visit their website, Facebook or Twitter to see what we have to offer or you can give them a call on any of the numbers listed below.
Dublin: 003531241 0800 Cork: 00353214277959 Belfast: 02890994854 London: 02034680617 Manchester: 01618208790 Liverpool: 01519092871 Cardiff: 02920003865 Glasgow: 01415305060
Joe Walsh Tours are fully licensed and bonded by the Commission for Aviation Regulation in Ireland and the Civil Aviation Authority in the United Kingdom. T.O. 052 | T.A. 689 | ATOL 5163
- Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:30pm
- Sat 10:00am - 2:00pm