We are John and Mary Nolan owners of Tours Galore and Nolan’s Irish Pub in Cocoa Beach, Florida
John is an Irishman; a native of New Ross, Co. Wexford, and Mary is American born from Duluth, Minnesota with Irish roots also tracing back to Co. Wexford. We met in Florida, married and together started arranging Irish Tours in the early 1990’s. In 1995 we opened our first Irish Gift Shop and in 2004 our second gift shop. In June of 2008 we opened Nolan’s Traditional Irish Pub. So when it comes to all things Irish, especially Ireland, we are the experts.
Prior to coming to the United States John spent 22 years in the clergy in Ireland. His care and compassion from his past experiences carry over to the way he deals with the people on tour. John goes out of his way to make sure every person is able to do or see the things they talked about prior to signing up for the tour. He will gladly rent a car for you and split away from the group for a day and take you to the area where your ancestors came from. On several occasions he has knocked on doors and introduced people to their cousins from America. Nothing is impossible with John behind the wheel.
Mary is the organizer behind the scenes. Her past experience in the secretarial field and hospitality industry helps her with her planning and researching. Together with the Irish & American personalities and different backgrounds we feel we have so much to offer to each and every person that travels with us.