Our History to date

Butlers Bus Tours have always been a close knit family business and have been in business since 1967.

Sean Butler set up in business with a VW mini bus in July of 1967 serving the local community, schools clubs and factories.
Sean officially retired from the day to day running of the business when his son Ian Butler took over in 1993.

When Ian took over the reins, he invested heavily in new tour vehicles and was one of the early advocates of using the internet as a business tool with his first self-built website going live in 1997.
From this date thanks to the power of the world wide web, the touring side of the business has really taken off to the point where it accounts for over 70% of all bookings today.

Today along with the day to day management of the business, Ian still manages and updates the company website, social media and email campaigns.

Kevin Butler joined the management team in 2003 and has played an instrumental role as transport manager ensuring all vehicles are in impeccable running order and comply with all legal requirements at all times. A key part of Kevin's role as transport manager is responsibility for hiring and training all drivers as well as directing their day to day duties.

Although we have gone from strength to strength over the years we still remain a family run operation with that personal touch.

Today we have one of the most modern fleets of tour coaches in Ireland with 14 vehicles in total.

Our plan for the future is to continue to advance our tour services and continue to be the first choice tour bus company in Ireland.