Donegal Chauffeur Travel

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Donegal Chauffeur Travel
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Donegal Chauffeur Travel provide tailor made tours to suit individual or group requirements from coastal drives along the Wild Atlantic Way, to visiting Hertiage sites or finding your Ancestors. Donegal has one of the longest coastal lines along the Wild Atlantic Way with Signature points including Sliabh Liag and Malin Head and Attractions such as Glenveagh National Park. Your Tour, Your Way!
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j k
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Our day-long guided tour of the Donegal area with Marie was by far the highlight of an extended trip to Ireland. Marie is a rockstar among tour guides; she is remarkably knowledgeable of the history of the area, exceptionally pleasant to be with and highly entertaining. She truly went out of her way to provide a very memorable experience on the beautiful West Coast. She knows all of the best spots to go to if your time is limited and is familiar with all the side roads and scenic views one might normally miss with a less experienced guide. On top of that, Marie also researched my ancestry and took us through the town my great grandparents hailed from. Truly an awesome day.

We were very fortunate to have found the Gallagers during a search for tour guides in the area. Michael and Marie communicated with us early and often leading up to our trip which was much appreciated. Their service is highly recommended.
Written 2 August 2022
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Rosemaryphotos
New York City, NY6 contributions
I was fortunate to discover this wonderful tour who can be found online at toursdonegal.ie. Marie Gallagher is an amazing host, she and her husband Michael customize each tour to suit the wishes of the customer. I said that I was interested in photography especially along the beautiful Donegal coastline and Marie went to amazing lengths to drive to out of the way places that were just beautiful. We spoke about our common interest in photography and she also provided a great deal of ancient Irish history and sources for looking up your ancestors if they came from Ireland. She was also unfailingly kind and considerate during our two tours to Slieve League and the Inishowen Peninsula. Wonderful experience!
Written 22 July 2022
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Molly M
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Couples
This was a definite highlight of our trip! Thank you Micheal for showing us the beauty of Donegal, for keeping us safe on the roads, answering my dozens of questions, & sharing your chocolate! We cannot recommend Micheal and Marie and their services enough - when we return, we will definitely be calling!
Written 17 July 2022
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Daniel K
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My cousin, sister, and wife and I staged a small family reunion in Donegal, celebrating our great grandparents’ emigration from West Donegal during the Great Hunger. In advance of our arrival, Marie Gallagher researched our family tree and sought local connections for us. The highlight of our trip was not the views and history – more on that shortly - but sitting in the kitchens of newfound relatives and sharing our lives. With Marie’s introductions, we experienced Irish culture firsthand -- especially “craic,” the Irish love of shared fun and the pleasure of good company.

Marie knows Donegal. As she drove us, and breathtaking cliffs and lagoons and rolling green hills opened around every bend of the road, Marie filled us in on subjects ranging from historical Donegal names to challenges the EU created for local commercial fishing. She answered countless questions, big and small, like “What was the Great Hunger like here?” and “Why are the sheep spray-painted like that?”

Marie and her husband, Michael, could not have been more responsive to our needs. On the first day, one of us missed connections in Dublin and arrived much later than the rest of the group at the Donegal airport. Marie dispatched a second driver in the early evening to pick up the late arrival. As another example, we wanted to visit Inishkeel, a tidal island near Portnoo that holds an ancient cemetery with the remains of our ancestors. After researching the tide table, Marie led us across a sandbar to the island, and while we roamed the headstones, she kept an eye on the water, ushering us back to shore as tides converged around the island. Shoes off, pants rolled up, we tiptoed back as cold water – not too cold – lapped at our ankles. It was a family memory we all took home.
Written 13 July 2022
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Bill G
Peyton, CO41 contributions
My family originally came from Donegal. We were traveling on a cruise, and I wanted to see more than the cruise excursions offered. I coordinated with Donegal Chauffeur Travel for a car and driver. We had a productive exchange of emails and settled on a plan.
When we arrived at the pier, we were met by Marie who was driving a very comfortable Mercedes sedan. We completely edited the plan on the spot, and Marie took us on a seven-hour tour of the Galway region.
She is a great guide. We had her local expertise for all the sights - such as The Wild Atlantic Way, and her local knowledge was a boon that enhanced what I needed to know about my family roots.
The price was affordable. (Especially if you know what it costs for an impersonal all-day excursion from a cruise ship.)
Written 9 July 2022
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oddfellowh
Springfield, IL20 contributions
Couples
We had been to Ireland in 2018 to satisfy my husband’s bucket list. He decided that he wanted to go to Rodden’s bar in Buncrana. We went with a tour group but sat out a day so we could use Donegal Chauffeur. Marie planned the day out for us and it couldn’t have been more perfect. She is so knowledgeable about the area. And we loved personal stories she shared. We would be giving 10 stars if we could. She went above and beyond and was the icing on the cake that day. We look forward to hiring them again.
Written 27 June 2022
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Sightseer601940
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There are not enough stars in the world that could possibly describe and convey the incredible time we spent with Marie. She picked us up at our hotel for a private tour in a gorgeous Mercedes. Top class all the way at an incredibly reasonable price.

I had spoken with Marie before the tour by email. Talked a little about my connection to Donegal and that it was my husbands first time there and she took that and put together the most unforgettable experience and the best day out of my entire life (and that’s a lot of days out at my age).

Marie gave us a perfectly personalized tour and added a very special unforgettable stop related to my family and it was very moving and meant a lot to my entire family. I’ve never met anyone like Marie. She’s wonderful.

If you go to visit Donegal and you miss seeing it with Marie, you just haven’t truly seen Donegal. I am heading back to Donegal in October with other family and I will absolutely book her for another tour or two. Such a gem. If you miss out on this opportunity, you are missing out on what could be one of the best days you’ve ever had.

Sinead H.
Written 24 June 2022
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Regina L
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Marie was EXTRAORDINARY. My son and I were fortunate to have Marie as part of our railtours of Ireland package...not only taking us TO Harvey's Point from Derry but also taking us FROM Harvey's Point to Sligo. What a wealth of knowledge. As a retired teacher I was so struck with the passion she has for the history, lore, and breath of knowledge of the areas we visited. Truly a professional! She personalized our time together and made our trip memorable. Thank you, Marie!
Written 19 June 2022
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T B
Phoenix, AZ4 contributions
We hired Donegal Chauffeur Travel for a combination genealogy and photography tour. It was a wonderful experience! Beforehand Marie communicated with us to customize our trip and provided excellent help with my genealogy search to help narrow down our locations. We were picked up on time in a spotless Mercedes. Marie had found additional mapping information on my family that took us to the acreage they most likely lived at. We covered several scenic locations for photography and during the drive Marie provided a lot of historical insight to the areas we saw. ...an overall great experience!
Written 7 June 2022
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Cynthia D
Newberry, SC14 contributions
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Marie Gallagher provided a wonderful tour of Donegal along the Wild Atlantic Way, sharing history, stories, culture.
Written 7 May 2022
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