A true Bienvenue to the west of Ireland from Merveilles D’Irlande


Merveilles d'Irlande, Galway,

Merveilles D’Irlande, connects France and French speakers to the west of Ireland. Combining food, the unique scenery of the west and luxury accommodation, Merveilles D’Irlande offers a very authentic way of discovering Ireland’s West coast.

Merveilles D’Irlande was set up in early 2015 by Sheena Dignam, Sheena who is originally from Wicklow, grew up in France, has been running Around the Market Place Food Tours for 2 years and has a vast knowledge and love for the west of Ireland.

“I wanted people to truly experience the west of Ireland. Being a native French speaker and living in Galway has brought together for me the ideal travelling experience. Galway and the west of Ireland are truly incredible, from my walking tours throughout the city, I have met some of the finest food producers in Ireland and love sharing this food and these people who come to Galway. I wanted to showcase the west more and through Merveilles D’Irlande, I have been able to do that,” explained Sheena.

This Merveilles D’Irlande trip will offer a complete immersion into Irish culture, its local cuisine, off the beaten track hikes; all the while staying in family run guesthouses.

Travellers on The Merveilles D’Irlande will receive a hardback Guidebook which is persoanlised to each visitor. Written in French, the guidebook provides an insider’s view on the places to visit, tips and local recommendations. Through working in the hospitality sector for many years, Merveilles D’Irlande has built a great rapport with all the talented people referenced in this book that make the West of Ireland so special.

On the Merveilles D’Irlande trip, each guest will meet the local producers, trying produce from oysters to cheese; ice cream to chocolate, Smoked Mackerel to Lamb! There are unique trips to experience Sea trout fishing on private lakes, Whiskey tasting from small Connemara distillery Beer tasting from a local brewery and Food tour around Galway’s finest food destinations.

Along with the guidebook, guests will have to hand a hike folder. Biking and hiking is an integral part of the Merveilles D’Irlande  trip. With detailed off the beaten track walks and hikes, all with maps and GPS coordinates and all of the guesthouses are equipped with bikes for guests to use at their leisure.

For more information log onto www.merveillesdirlande.com  or call Sheena on 086-7332885

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