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About Us

Welcome to Grenham Travel the multi award winning travel agency.

Licenced by the Commission for Aviation Regulation TA 0360

Winner of:-

ITAA Best Marketing Campaign 2017

ITAA TRAVEL AGENCY of the Year 2016

Athlone Chamber Best Family Business Award 2016

Established in 1911 Grenham Travel is one of the oldest travel agencies in Ireland, the business having been in family ownership for three generations. We continuously bring a wealth of experience and expertise along with personalised, friendly service to our loyal clientele. This has allowed us to thrive in an increasingly competitive industry.

 

Knowing the challenges we face in an ever evolving business, we have constantly embraced and updated every new technological development available to us.  As we move with the times we are constantly rewarded by customer satisfaction, feedback and referrals. It remains for us a very exciting industry that we are privileged to be part of.

 

Our sales consultants are highly experienced, widely travelled and provide a personalised and friendly service which is second to none. Customer satisfaction and quality of service remain to the fore of our business. This is what sustains and nurtures a deep sense of pride in what we do.

"To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity”

                                                                                Don Alden Adems

Fully bonded and licensed with the Commission for Aviation (License No TA 0360), Grenham Travel is a member of ITAA and IATA. We are very proud to have our business and service recognised by our peers at local and national level. 

Most recent prestigious awards include:

 

ITAA Best General Marketing Campaign 2017

ITAA TRAVEL AGENCY of the YEAR 2016

 Best Family Business Award 2016 - Athlone Chamber Business Awards

 Midlands Gateway Business Awards - Finalist in Best Midlands Retail Business 2016

   (Included counties Westmeath, Longford, Offaly and Laois)

The Best Shop Front Award - Tidy Town Awards 2016

Sunway Worldchoice Agent of the Year 2016 Long-Haul Winner

St Patrick’s Day Window Display Award 2014/2015/2016/2017

Best Overall Worldchoice member 2012/2013/2014

Best  Individual Consultant – Rachael Donnelly 2012/2013/2014

RTE Drama Festival Window Display Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

History

Grenham travel is steeped in history and has a very interesting tapestry of the social, cultural and economic changes over the decades

John Grenham purcured a licence as a shipping agent in 1911. He was an agent for the White Star and had passengers on the ill fated - Titanic 1912.

When passengers booked for their passage to New York, there was a going away party which became know as the 'Wake' . This was due to the fact the majority did not expect to return because of the distance and money constraints.

To this day, we have customers who call in to share their recollections of members of their families who travelled to the States in the early 1900's - it is fascinating to listen to their stories.

John also had a bar, grocery and hardware store during this period. An interesting aspect of the business was the fact that the bar had a snug which was used for match making purposes. Indeed, some wonderful stories were told over the years of how marriages were arranged and long conversations of who was related to who etc... One can fully understand where the infamous John B. got his stories from.

Our premises is located on the circle of the left bank area in Athlone - this part of the town is renowed for its historical background and old world ambience. You are greeted by the stone castle which dates back from 1210 and was built for King John by his Irish Justiciar.

 Other areas of historical and cultural interest on or in close proximity to the left bank circle are:-

Sean's Bar  - reputed to be the oldest pub in Ireland and plays host to visitors from all around the world

Dean Crowe Theatre

John Broderick (Writer) lived in Connaught St where his parents had a bakery

Hannah Greally ( Writer) lived here also.

This is a great location for our business - we extend  a warm welcome to you !

  • Thank you for taking time to visit us.

 

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1-3 Connaught Street
Athlone, Ireland
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