Ireland West Tours
Ireland West Tours
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Historical & Heritage Tours • Private Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Ireland West Tours provides the perfect solution for those that do not want to have the restraints of a Coach Tour but don't want the strains of a self drive tour. We provide private personalised tours where the customer gets to choose the timetable, itinerary and pace of the tour. We bring you to see the real West of Ireland and we bring you to places where the tour buses don't go.
Galway, County Galway, Ireland

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Susan McNally
Mesquite, United States6 contributions
May 2023
If it were possible, we would give a 10 star review!! From the time of booking until we were dropped off back at our hotel--we experienced highly profession, yet personal service from Jim and Martin Feerick (our personal tour guide) who picked us up at our hotel. Martin began our tour with The Cliffs of Moher. Throughout our 13 hour day tour, Martin was always concerned with being certain that we were comfortable and pleased with what we were seeing and experiencing. The country side was just incredible. He also took us to County Mayo to explore my husband's Irish roots. With Martin being a former resident of my husband's "old home town" we visited some very personal landscape dating back over 100 years. Martin actually connected us with a "long-lost cousin". This was a very personal experience--much, much more than we ever expected. Thank you, Martin, for ALL THE SPECIAL MEMORIES!!
Written 31 May 2023
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PirateMum
South Lyon, MI3 contributions
Nov 2022
Jim, the owner, was very friendly and easy to work with. Our driver, Peter, gave us an outstanding tour of the Cliffs and the surrounding Burren, all at a nice, leisurely pace. It was like being driven around by an old friend who showed us many beautiful places and told us so many interesting facts throughout the day. I would highly recommend this private tour service!
Written 15 November 2022
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Lynda C
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Nov 2022 • Couples
Last week my sister and I took an excellent tour of West Ireland with our tour guide Derek and his driver Maiko. Derek offered all the participants a very interesting and entertaining experience. Additionally, the driver handled the tour bus through all the roads very safely and smoothly. Derek made each person feel very special. He even made sure that I would be warm during our excursion by providing me with a beautiful scarf. Derek even offered the guests a list of places to dine in Galway and raffled off a leprechaun hat at the end of the trip. His advice at each stop was on point to make our first trip to Ireland totally memorable. Thanks so much for sharing all your knowledge with us and making our day so much fun!!
Written 10 November 2022
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GeckoGirl1025
Manchester, NH66 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Booking this tour was the single best piece of advance planning I did to prepare for our trip to Ireland. Jim was quick to respond and courteous, and we had Patrick for a driver. We didn't really give them a plan of what we wanted to do - maybe Connemara marble, or Kylemore? Patrick was incredible. I can't say enough good things about him, honestly. First he offered to bring us to a crystal factory and then off-the-beaten path ruins of a castle tower. I've been researching my trip for a while and I had not stumbled upon either of those tours - but they were fascinating, fun, and some of the best parts of our whole trip. Patrick walked us up to the guides in each situation and passed us off. He was always waiting patiently for us, opening the taxi doors and off we went again. He even had water bottles for us, which we needed for how much talking we all did. I asked a ton of questions about everything and he knew the answer to all of them. Also his stories about his grandkids are adorable and his adventures as a driver are hilarious. Besides Patrick, it was so relaxing being driven around safely in a clean, spacious car, looking out over the Irish landscape. This is what I picture when I think of Ireland - kind people, beautiful scenery, and rich heritage. Thank you Ireland West Tours!!!
Written 20 October 2022
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grhokie
Bon Air, VA129 contributions
Oct 2022
Patrick picked us up early at our hotel in Galway for a trip to the Cliffs of Moher. Without any type of plan other than that, we didn't really know what to expect. What we got was a fantastic tour given by someone who was less tour guide and more like an uncle proud to show you around his neck of the woods (or rocks, as the case is with the burren). The highlight was the awesomeness of the Cliffs but we stopped in many places for excellent pictures and fantastic history lessons from Patrick.
Back to the Cliffs, Patrick took us into an alternate entrance on someone's private property and we paid half of what we would have had to pay at the main entrance and we got a lot closer to the Cliffs, allowing us to spend a lot more time in awe of the scene.
Of course, a hidden bonus is not having to drive. It was such a relief to have someone else do the driving while telling us about everything around. A fine day all around.
Written 13 October 2022
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Amy S
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Sep 2022 • Couples
Our tour with Phil was hands down the best tour experience I have ever had! I highly recommend booking with him if you have a chance!
Written 10 September 2022
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pstewartist
Colorado Springs, CO76 contributions
May 2022
1. You won't get lost.
2. If you're American, you won't have to drive on the wrong side car and on the wrong side of the road.
3. No one will miss viewing the beautiful scenery and sights because of having to watch the road.
4. No one will miss viewing the scenery and sights because of having to pay attention to the map.
5. Everyone in your party will be able to relax and enjoy the tour.
6. You'll be able to visit the places you want and spend as much time at each as you like.
7. If you're lucky enough to have Elva as your driver/guide, you'll find her very knowledgeable because she's spent her whole life in the area.
8.Elva is fun to be with, thoughtful and eager to please.
9. If you enjoy taking photos, Elva knows all the special places to stop.
10. You'll travel very comfortably in Elva's beautiful new BMW SUV.
Written 23 June 2022
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lolabana
Omaha, NE361 contributions
May 2022 • Family
We had an amazing time driving around the Connemara area with Darren. He was informative and entertaining, a perfect mix. He suggested some stops that were more impressive than a few of the places that I had picked out. We are so lucky to have gotten Darren for our driver and guide. I also love that this company does not stick to a strict schedule. There is a lot of flexibility in what to see, including our suggestions with amazing suggestions by our guide.
Written 29 May 2022
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Traveller376
Toronto, Canada224 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
I did two full day tours, the ultimate Burren and the ultimate Connemara, with Elva. I had an amazing time. Elva was fun, knowledgeable and designs the tours around your interests. The Burren tour highlights included Poulnabrone Dolmen, Caherconnell Fort, Kilfenora Church & celtic crosses, the Burren, Black Head Drive, the Cliffs of Moher and visits to an artisanal chocolate and cheese manufacturers. The landscape was spectacular and lunch in a Doolin pub was excellent. The Connemara tour also had highlights, such as Kylemore Abbey, Inagh Valley, Leeane and Killary Harbour, but the focus is primarily the wild beautiful scenery. Elva also gave me very helpful suggestions for my trip to the Aran Islands. Thank you Elva for two very memorable days.
Written 9 November 2021
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Tom F
Clermont, FL38 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Ireland West provided us a fantastic tour of The Connemara area in beautiful western Ireland. Our driver, Patrick, met us promptly at our apartment, and took us for a wonderful ride in a very comfortable small van and explained the history and details of this breathtaking countryside. We had indicated places we wanted to see and he customized the time and locations for us. He even recommended an awesome restaurant for lunch which we thoroughly enjoyed. We would utilize Ireland West again should we have the opportunity to visit.
Written 11 September 2021
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