About Us

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain.
De Danann Travel

All About Us

De Danann Travel were founded in 2018 by husband and wife team, Gareth & Nicola Lawless. Gareth & Nicola have been steeped in the service and hospitality industry for many years. Their approach to business is customer centred and person led. At all times their aim is to make the customer’s experience as enjoyable and rewarding as possible, and they achieve this through being service led and individual focused.

The idea for De Danann Travel was born from their love of their country, Eiru (Ireland), and their love of travelling themselves. The most memorable experiences, for them, were always a mix of beautiful surroundings coupled with warm and welcoming people. It’s this approach that they take themselves.

Gareth says “I have always wanted to become a badged tour guide and run my own buses. I just love meeting people and have been lucky enough to gather new friend and connections from all over the world. I take huge pride and accomplishment in the excellent feedback I get from our international guests and I especially love the fact that I can now call many of them friends.”

As well as a luxury fleet, which has been added to each year, De Danann also offer luxury glamping. Nicola says “I’m a huge fan of the circular economy, but also LOVE a bit of luxury when travelling myself. So the idea of a bus converted into a luxury glamping experience was so appealing to me. Ours tours and executive travel have always received tremendous feedback, but I was blown away by the feedback and demand for our little bus. We made Superhost with Air BNB within a few short months which was so gratifying as we know we are giving our guests a 5 star experience.”


Our Mission & Vision

At De Danann Travel we are passionate about our small, but mighty, island of Ireland. We grew up on the tales of mythology and folklore, along with touring the country with our families and exploring the breath-taking scenery and natural wonders that Ireland has to offer. Our mission and vision is to share this experience, this love (or grà as we say in Ireland) with you, our keen travellers. Let us show you the hidden gems, make your stay as comfortable and magical as possible, share the sights, sounds and tastes of Ireland with you, and give you the real story behind our great island nation.


All About Us

De Danann Travel were founded in 2018 by husband and wife team, Gareth & Nicola Lawless. Gareth & Nicola have been steeped in the service and hospitality industry for many years. Their approach to business is customer centred and person led.

At all times their aim is to make the customer’s experience as enjoyable and rewarding as possible, and they achieve this through being service led and individual focused.

The idea for De Danann Travel was born from their love of their country, Eiru (Ireland), and their love of travelling themselves. The most memorable experiences, for them, were always a mix of beautiful surroundings coupled with warm and welcoming people.

It’s this approach that they take themselves. Gareth says “I have always wanted to become a badged tour guide and run my own buses. I just love meeting people and have been lucky enough to gather new friend and connections from all over the world. I take huge pride and accomplishment in the excellent feedback I get from our international guests, and I especially love the fact that I can now call many of them friends.”

 

About Our Luxury Glamping Site

As well as a luxury fleet, which has been added to each year, De Danann also offer luxury glamping. Nicola says “I’m a huge fan of the circular economy, but also LOVE a bit of luxury when travelling myself.

So the idea of a bus converted into a luxury glamping experience was so appealing to me. Ours tours and executive travel have always received tremendous feedback, but I was blown away by the feedback and demand for our little bus.

We made Superhost with Air BNB within a few short months which was so gratifying as we know we are giving our guests a 5 star experience.”

De Danann Travel

OUR TEAM

Who We Are

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Gareth Lawless
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Nicola Lawless