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Katie Brubaker at Old Sod Travel took our family’s interests and created an entire 7 day itinerary! From arranging our drivers to dinner and hotel reservations to tickets to friendly easy communication, we enjoyed a dream come true trip! Our family had an amazing experience, from Glasgow and Doune Castle to Glenapp Castle and Ayr, our ancestral home, to unforgettable Edinburgh. We loved the Falconry Experience at lovely Glenapp Castle and greatly appreciated Scott, who drove us safely with friendly expertise through Scotland’s scenic beauty and treasures. Enjoy the gift of Travel with Old Sod!!!
- Carole Polacek
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“We were extremely pleased with Old Sod Travel and the agent we worked with, Julie Cole. This trip was two years in the planning due to multiple delays due to Covid and Julie worked with us every step of the way. The communication between us and her were always prompt and helped make sure we were able to do everything we wanted to do. The trip itself was wonderful. This was our first trip to Ireland and the specific itinerary, along with the suggestions made by Julie, we were able to get a flavor of both “Wild Ireland” and the City of Dublin during the 8 days we were there.”

- Jeff R
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Kerryann was a real pleasure to work with! Her expert service enabled our family group of 6 to travel in comfort, cover a lot of ground, and see and do so much! Each person and place we were connected with from start to finish were amazing. Our drivers, walking tour guides, amazing accommodations and many activities were spot on, not to mention the golf!"
- Nancy M
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Old Sod Travel took such good care of us and our last-minute travel plans to Ireland. Our trip was glorious, inspiring.  It fit us to a tee “down to the molecular level. Our vacation felt like the ultimate, designed dream trip. Not only did we get to hit all our highlights, we felt connected, valued, and very well cared for. Thanks again Old Sod: Tom, Tanya.   We will be back!"
- Deb D & Lulu K
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"This was a special birthday celebration, dreamed up by my wife. It was a wonderful trip, with an excellent itinerary, hotels, restaurants, and activities. There were two days of fly-fishing and one of malt whisky tasting. Karen, of Old Sod, was very easy to work with, carefully ascertaining our preferences as she proposed specific plans. All arrangements were made as agreed and our trip came off without a hitch. We had a wonderful time, and would be happy to recommend Karen and Old Sod."
- Eugene O
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The trip was fabulous. My favorite courses were Castle Stuart and beautiful Cruden Bay. Maybe Castle Stuart because I actually contributed 2 winning holes to our competition. (The rest of my game was somewhat forgettable.) But really, all of the courses were my favorite. I have never played links courses before; the scenary was amazing. You simply thought you were lucky just to be there. All my fellow golfers were friendly (and kind regarding my play). The Old Sod team did a great job of organizing the trip. Thus I want to do this again.
- James N
“We returned from Scotland yesterday evening. The whole trip was picture perfect and went exactly as planned. The vegan dinner you arranged for us at Oban was very delicious! Willie is one of the most mild-mannered, modest, accommodative, delightful drivers we could have ever had! All the hotel accommodations were fabulous and the ones in the Highlands were very stunning and picturesque!"
- Ravi S
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"Kerryann made planning and coordinating our Client Golf Trip so much easier (and enjoyable!) than I anticipated. She was incredibly patient with all of our questions and changes and helped us to create an AMAZING golf trip that our team and our clients loved and can't stop talking about. So much so that we are now working with Kerryann to plan our trip for next year! Thank you SO much Kerryann and everyone at Old Sod Travel for helping us create and execute this incredible experience!"
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"Our trip was amazing! We had thought about this trip for years and finally took it with our young adult children. Lisa and Tom at Old Sod worked our itinerary to meet our travel preferences. It was perfect. The sites we were able to take in, the places we stayed, the travel by car all was so enjoyable. It was so memorable. I would recommend everyone to Old Sod!"
- Matt K
"We can’t thank you enough for arranging our Ireland itinerary. We did so much in 10 days. We couldn’t have done half of it without Gerry Glynn! Our accommodations were wonderful and staying at the Waterford Castle was a real treat. Driving around with Seoirse on our last day was a pleasure. Thank you!"
- Joe H
“ Karen, you did a great job. The guides were wonderful and the hotels and trip planning was perfect. Thanks for everything and I could not be more pleased."
- John J
Pat Carney Family

A great trip all around. Wonderful hotels, great food, scenery, weather, and people. Our driver had great stories to share. We were not able to do everything on our itinerary, but it was great to have options. Maybe next time we’ll be able to see it all! Many thanks to Tanya and Old Sod for helping us plan a great trip!

- Pat C
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This golfing trip to Ireland, which was organized by Old Sod (Tom & Karen) was a "dream" come true. Every “I” was dotted and every “T” was crossed, as this trip went off without a single blemish. I would never look any further than Old Sod for a future trip!!!!

- Ben C
We traveled to Ireland for 2 weeks with a group of 16 cousins. Old Sod Travel planned a great trip, and our driver was phenomenal! Our itinerary included seeing the town where my great grandparents lived in the 1800s. We really felt we experienced Ireland. The trip ended with a lot of smiles. Thank You Old Sod Travel!
- Shirley F
We had such an amazing trip! The hotels were amazing. All very quaint and clean, and each had a fabulous breakfast. Dromoland Castle was a treasure and a treat. Jay, our driver, surely made our trip. He was so knowledgeable about history and the areas. We loved the private Guinness tour in Dublin. So glad we toured Waterford, Jameson, Rock of Cashal, and Ring of Kerry. If I had a favorite it was Dingle. Thanks again for helping us make wonderful memories!
- Christine P
“With­out a doubt this trip exceeded every expec­ta­tion I had; from the golf to the accom­mo­da­tions to the food to Mike, our dri­ver, and of course, the cama­raderie. My stom­ach still hurts from all the laugh­ing and good natured fun. Sim­ply the trip of a lifetime!”
- Michael M
“My daughter and I lucked out when we found Tom Casey and he made this trip the best one we ever went on, hands down. From horseback riding in Dingle to drinking in Galway and exploring the Skeligs, the whole trip was amazing. We stayed in the best accommodations, including at least two castles. I recommend letting Tom take the lead. Just tell him what you want to do and let him arrange the rest. You wont regret it."
- Lora W
“Our trip, went off without any problems. Old Sod Travel took the overwhelming task of trying see a whole country and made it manageable and fun. And with a group of seven that is not easy! We would never had seen so much on our own!”
- Paula O
“Returned home a couple weeks ago after 10 days in Ireland. It truly was the trip of a lifetime for our family. Stayed in great hotels, played a couple amazing golf courses, ate at fantastic restaurants and pubs, saw phenomenal countryside, and lots of local color. Susan and I simply cannot say enough about how much help Old Sod Travel was. There is nothing they cannot get done in Ireland and Scotland.”
- John L
“I just got back from what was clearly the best golf trip I have ever taken. Every course in Ire­land was fan­tas­tic (10 out of 10 or 9 our of 10 rat­ing), the food was incred­i­ble, the music unreal, the peo­ple as friendly as any on earth, and the com­pan­ion­ship excel­lent.”
- Graham C
“Our family of four just returned from Ireland, and I want to tell you how wonderful our trip was. We enjoyed every day we spent there. Some favorites were Galway, Dublin, the Cliffs of Moher, Killary Fjord, the Ring of Kerry, Skellig Island, Cobh, and the Waterville Golf Links. Every hotel reservation, restaurant recommendation, and sight-seeing excursion that Tanya organized was excellent, going far beyond anything we expected. Thank you for planning a trip that gave us memories to last a lifetime."
“We can't begin to tell you how AMAZING our trip to Ireland was!! It was a family (and 50th birthday) trip of a lifetime that will leave us with incredible memories that will last forever. Katheriona was incredibly easy to work with and listened intently about our interests delivering a spot-on itinerary. Everything was beyond expectations! Thank you!!!"
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“I would like to thank Old Sod for our terrific trip to Ireland this past August. Everything that you arranged exceeded our expectations. I'm so glad we followed your recommendations, our shuttle service, hotels and golf courses were exactly as you promised. I can't wait to go back and play more of the fabulous Irish gems. I will definitely use and recommend Old Sod to all of my golf buddies. Thanks again.”
- Mike
Every­thing that you arranged exceeded our expec­ta­tions. I’m so glad we fol­lowed your rec­om­men­da­tions, our shut­tle ser­vice, hotels and golf courses were exactly as you promised. I can’t wait to go back and play more of the fab­u­lous Irish gems.
- Mike T
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“First of all, we love Ireland. It is absolutely beautiful....everything you said about it was true!!  

I can't thank you enough for all of the guidance you have given us, it was truly priceless.”

- Michelle
“Would we change anything about our trip? Perhaps that we could have stayed longer. Otherwise, close to perfect! My measure of success for our Irish experience: everyone was smiling and still talking to each other at the end of the trip. Then, the question arose, " Where are we going next?" Who knows, maybe we'll travel to see the southern sights in Ireland. If so, we will definitely call upon Tom and Susan at Old Sod Travel again!”
- Helen U
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“Oh my heavens, what a fantastic time we had in Ireland! There was not a misstep during the whole week. Each of the hotels surpassed the one preceding. The beauty of the country was phenomenal and the warmth and friendliness of the Irish people, unsurpassed. Elizabeth, you were spectacular in planning everything. Thank you for being you and making our 50th-anniversary celebration everything we wanted it to be.”
- Sandy B
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“The phrase "Trip of a Lifetime" is often overused, but it's 100% appropriate to describe my feelings about The Coyne Cup adventure! Our 'spirit guide', the amazing author and golfer savant, Tom Coyne, infused every moment, both on and off the course. Seven courses in seven days – each was magical in different ways.
As for the tour itself, I was unfamiliar with Old Sod Travel, but now am a huge fan! Tour honcho Karen is the epitome of grace under pressure, and is a logistics genius. Tom, the owner defines "Genuinely Nice Guy".. The golf, lodging, meals, and transportation were all first rate, ensuring that the total experience was as perfect as humanely possible. So yeah, I am not exaggerating in the least by calling The Coyne Cup a "Trip of a Lifetime"! "
- David H
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