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Good news for all Ryaniar Christmas travellers. Ryanair have agreed to recognise the pilots union to stop the strike going ahead on the 20th Dec and over the Christmas holidays.

Ryanair has made a dramatic U-turn and agreed to recognise pilots' unions for the first time in its history, after it was threatened with a potentially-crippling strike just days before Christmas.

One day of industrial action had been planned for Wednesday December 20 and would have mostly involved captains.

Mr O'Leary said the pilots should call off the threat.

"Christmas flights are very important to our customers and we wish to remove any worry or concern that they may be disrupted by pilot industrial action next week," he said.

"If the best way to achieve this is to talk to our pilots through a recognised union process, then we are prepared to do so, and we have written today to these unions inviting them to talks to recognise them and calling on them to cancel the threatened industrial action planned for Christmas week."

"Putting the needs of our customers first, and avoiding disruption to their Christmas flights, is the reason why we will now deal with our pilots through recognised national union structures and we hope and expect that these structures can and will be agreed with our pilots early in the New Year."

The threat of industrial action in Ireland was issued through Impact, to which the Irish Airline Pilots' Association (Ialpa) is affiliated.

Impact had warned Mr O'Leary that the threatened industrial action would either ground flights or generate substantial losses for the company.

It had been expected that the number of Ryanair employees involved in next Wednesday's planned strike would be fewer than the total number of Irish-based Ryanair pilots.

But because it primarily involved captains it had the potential to cause severe disruption as planes cannot legally or safely fly without the senior pilot.


# Ryanair

# Strike

# Pilotunion

# Christmas Strike

# Cancelled flights

# Why does the world need Ryanair


Why Does The World Need Ryanair




Fifth Beatle to star in a play in Liverpool about John Lennon


Former Beatles drummer Pete Best is to take to the stage for the first time, playing himself in a new play about the late John Lennon in the birthplace of the Beatles - Liverpool

Lennon’s Banjo opens at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre in April. Best was referred to as the Fifth member of the Beatles and he is due to appear on stage on both  April 25 and May 5. 

Best was a member of the Fab Four in their early days playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg. He was replaced by Ringo Starr in 1962.

To check out prices for citybreaks to Liverpool and to visit the Cavern Club where the Beatles played almost 300 times click here


# the beatles - visit Liverpool

# beatles attractions in Liverpool

# Cavern Club Liverpool

# the beatles

# banjo

# Liverpool's Epstein Theatre

# Pete Best

# John Lennon

# Fifth beatle


Cavern Club Liverpool




Iceland - The Northern Lights Tour


Joe Tully is just back from a 3 day trip to Iceland and here is a fact file and highlights of his trip.

  • WOW fly daily from Dublin with fares from €49.99 each way
  • Icelandair will commence services from Dublin May 2018 and they allow stopovers en-route to USA, which is something to consider for the future
  • Easyjet and Icelandair fly from Belfast
  • Time zone same as Ireland
  • Flight time 2Hrs – 2.30 Hrs
  • Transfer time from airport to Reykjavik 45 minutes
  • Central Reykjavik is now a coach free zone, so you will be dropped off at a bus stop and will have to walk to your accommodation
  • Iceland is expensive so buying duty free alcohol on arrival is worth a thought.  There is a duty free shop at the airport on arrival
  • Currency is Iclandic Kroner but they accept Euro cash, credit and debit cards


Click here for more information on visiting Reykjavik



A must visit and visit it when you arrive, it is close to the airport and will save you further transfer costs.  You also must book it in advance and packages start from €100


Premium Package

Towel, 2 Masks, 1 Free Drink

Comfort Package

Towel, Robe, Slippers, 2 Masks

Dinner Reservation in restaurant (This does not include the meal, it is a reservation only)



We stayed in apartments called The Swan House which are right in the centre of Reykjavik.  Walk to the bus stop is only 2-3 minutes and about 10 mins walk from the harbour.  Apartments are nicely furnished and will accommodation 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 kids.  Prices start from €250 per apartment per night.  Breakfast is included and is delivered to your apartment.  It comprises of tea, coffee, water, fresh orange juice, bagels rolls, selection of cold meats and cheeses, muesli and yoghurt and some pastries.


Biggest surprise of the trip, the cuisine is outstanding


Most people who travel to Iceland want to see the Northern Lights and it is weather dependent.  Best time of the year for this is Sep – Mar.  There are three ways to see the Northern Lights, by Super Jeep, Coach or Cruise.  We did the super-jeep the night we arrived but didn’t get to see the lights.  It is best for everyone to book to try and see the lights the night they arrive, so they have other chances if they do not appear.  The jeeps are a great experience and great fun.  We did the cruise from Reykjavik harbour and saw a spectacular display of the Northern Lights on our last night.


This tour includes the Pingvellir National Park, Geysir, the erupting Strokker Geysir, Gullfoss Waterfall and a trip to the Glacier where you can experience driving a snow mobile in the wilderness.  It is a full day trip and takes 8 – 10 hours, cost is €250 or €50 excluding the glacier visit and snow mobile ride.


This tour includes visits to the Seljalandsfoss and Skogar waterfalls, the base of the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, and the basalt columns and lava beach at Reynisfjara.  Cost is €50

PLEASE NOTE A LOT OF EXCURSION ARE WEATHER DEPENDENT AND THEY MAY BE RE-ARRANGED OR CANCELLED.  Our whale watching trip (Cost €100) was cancelled due to bad weather and our northern lights cruise was changed by a day because there was a better possibility of seeing the lights the following day.  You need to make your customers aware of this, and they may also not see the Northern Lights

# Iceland Tourist Board

#northern lights

# blue lagoon

#in search of the northern lights

#golden circle tour

#south coast tour

#skogar waterfalls

#gullfoss waterfall


#pingvellir national park

#stokker geysir


#The Swan House

Northern Lights Aurora Iceland

Blue Lagoon Iceland




Disneyland Paris - Summer 2018

Up to 2 nights free & kids under 7 are free


🏰Aishling from our office recently visited Disneyland Paris as part of a fam trip.

Some lucky Travel agents from all over the world got to experience this amazing trip 🎢🎠

Aishling describes Disneyland Paris to be the most magical,fun,outstanding,memorable trip she has EVER been to!!❤️

If you are thinking of travelling to Disneyland Paris? Call into our office here at Tullys Travel, Newbridge we would be happy to help arrange a full package price which includes:
✈️Return Flights
🏢 Disney Hotel of your choice
🚍Return Transfers
🎢Park Tickets
💶ONLY €50 Deposit Per Person






#star wars

#the last jedi


Disneyland Paris - Christmas Parade 2017

Disneyland Paris - Illuminations



Black Friday Cruise Deals



We have amazing cruise deals with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, MSC, Princess Cruises and much much more so to book your cruise call us on 1890 447575 (Newbridge) 1890 361000 (Carlow) or visit us @tullystravel








Australia's Gold Coast

Fancy some eyeball paella, crocodile feet or emu stew - well then you will have to eat with the celebrities in the jungle !!!! Our preference would be Italian fine dining at the 'Vanitas' restaurant located   Well only at the Palazzo Versace Gold Coast, Australia.

To check flight and hotel prices contact us @tullystravel

We have amazing flight deals with both Emirates & Etihad so to book your trip to the Australian Gold Coast call us on 1890 447575 (Newbridge) 1890 361000 (Carlow) or visit us @tullystravel


#Palazzo Versace Gold Coast


Palazzo Versace Gold Coast



Aer Lingus fly to Philadelphia in Summer 2018

The new direct service from Dublin to Philadelphia is now on sale adding to the Aer Lingus transatlantic network. The inaugral flight takes off on the 25th of March 2018. There will be four direct flights a week.

Philadelphia is home to the famous Franklin Institute, the Benjamin Franklin Museum and the famous Rocky steps.

To book your trip to Philadelphia call us on 1890 447575 (Newbridge) or 1890 361000 (Carlow)  or visit us @tullystravel



Philadelphia Tourist Attractions




Cheltenham Festival 2018

Enjoy four days of fantastic racing at Cheltenham festival - it features several Grade 1 races including the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle and Queen Mother Chase.   The Cheltenham Festival is a famous meeting in the National Hunt racing calendar and sees many of the best British & Irish trained horses compete over the four days.

Cheltenham is renowed for it's atomsphere.....Contact us @tullystravel more details so that you too can hear the 'Cheltenham roar' or click on the following link to view our packages...



Cheltenham Racecourse Tour




Worldchoice Conference 2017

The Tullys Travel staff attended the Worldchoice Conference at the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Galway last weekend. A fantastic day and night was had by all.

We enjoyed amazing food and drink on the day that was sponsored by Royal Caribbean, Irish Ferries and Kelair Campotel.  The entertainment was amazing and we danced the night away to the 'Pop Gods' which was sponsored by Bookabed followed by the fantastic Today FM dj Phil Cawley.




Worldchoice Ireland Conference Galway 2017

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