The Irish in America


DAY 5: Luxury Yachting in Ireland

In the past when someone mentioned “luxury yachting” I immediately thought of Monte Carlo, Richard Branson, sun-kissed and bikini-clad passengers soaking up warm rays on deck, champagne corks popping, and the smooth sounds of Michael McDonald playing in the background.

I certainly never pictured Ireland. But ever since Regan told me about Luxury Yachting Ireland, I’ve been intrigued. As I learned more about Mark O’Dwyer and his business, my conception of luxury yachting began to broaden, and I fell in love with the idea of cruising gorgeous Lough Derg with friends and family aboard a luxury yacht. I am looking forward to my next visit to Ireland so I can experience Lough Derg with Luxury Yachting Ireland.

YachtIt’s definitely a unique way to enjoy a gorgeous part of Ireland. Leave the rental car at the pier, sit back, relax, and let Mark show you the best that Ireland has to offer. By the way, Luxury Yachting offers Ireland’s first and only skippered luxury motor yacht. Here’s what you can expect from a Luxury Yachting Ireland Day Escape:

From 10am to 6pm we experience a unique piece of hidden Ireland, from local artisan food & drink tastings, to visiting one of the oldest operating Church’s, walking through the same door of Brian Boru, to a more exclusive private Castle tour.
This is an all-inclusive day to include all food & beverages on-board, tours, all tastings, 4 course restaurant lunch on the lake shore, guided walks, admissions, afternoon liqueurs and artisan chocolates. Our Gathering Day Escapes are a wonderful way to engage with or revisit authentic Ireland or to gather with friends and family for indulgence and pampering in an idyllic setting.   
– Skipper Mark O’Dwyer, Luxury Yachting Ireland
Lough Derg

Lough Derg

Please visit for more information. Click here to see photos of the yacht and the tours. Follow on Twitter for all the latest news. Mark also offers a fabulous three-day cruise for four…sounds wonderful!

The Gathering Day Escape is featured in March 2013 issue of Tourism Ireland E-Zine.