Fáilte! Welcome to McKinney Shaw Travel. We are a full service boutique agency specializing in Private Guided Vacations & Tours throughout the island of Ireland. 


McKinney Shaw was named after my grandparents, John Shaw and Rose McKinney. The company’s origins ultimately began in 1964 when my mother emigrated to the United States from Ireland.  Many years ago I made my first journey “across the pond” and return several times a year to visit beloved family and friends who live throughout my beautiful country.

 Laura Hoover Lamb (1971) - Granny Shaw's House- 44 Swift Street, Belfast

My ancestry has allowed me the honor of being a dual-citizen, a fact that has given me unique perspectives and opportunities. This small island has an enormously rich and vibrant history that has not only influenced and shaped me, but the thousands of people who can trace their roots back to the Emerald Isle. Whether it’s the breathtaking landscapes, dramatic rugged coastlines or the warm & always hospitable people--there are so many reasons to visit time and again. 

Helicopter Tour of the amazing Causeway Coast - 2016

McKinney Shaw Travel is proudly certified by Tourism Ireland as a "Gold Ireland Specialist" and "Travel Expert" by Signature Travel Network. 

For two decades I have given numerous friends and collegues travel advice on Ireland & Northern Ireland --I have a passion for sharing my knowledge and love of this country with others. By working directly with our trusted Irish suppliers & experienced guides, hoteliers, private chauffeurs, restauranteurs and a long list of experienced tourism professionals, I provide my clients with outstanding customer service, unforgettable experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.

Céad Míle Fáilte, 
Laura - President & Founder