One Of Ireland’s Best Known Travel Agents Joe Walsh Tours Closes After 60 Years In Business


Joe Walsh Tours, one of Ireland’s oldest and best-known travel agents, has announced its closure after sixty years in business.

In a statement today the Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) said Joe Walsh Pilgrimtours Ltd, trading under ten different brand names including Joe Walsh Tours, is unable to fulfil its obligations to customers and has ceased trading.

“The Commission operates a consumer protection scheme and, if you find you are out of pocket, you may be covered by this scheme,” the CAR said.

“The Commission also operates a Refund Credit Note Scheme. You may be covered by this scheme if your holiday has been cancelled due to Covid-19 and you have yet to receive a refund from Joe Walsh Pilgrimtours Ltd.”

Joe Walsh Tours was established in 1961 by Joe Walsh from Co Down and was family-owned.


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