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Wonderful tour of Connemara!

We hired Jim from Ireland West Tours and were totally delighted with both him and the suggestions... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2015
Robin S
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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
Once in a lifetime week long trip with Ireland West Tours!

My husband and I had the incredible good fortune to have hired Jim Parslow as our guide for five... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2015
Karin1952
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North Carolina
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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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179 Castle Park, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 13 November 2015

We hired Jim from Ireland West Tours and were totally delighted with both him and the suggestions he gave us as to what route to take through Connemara! The highlight of our day was seeing the wild Connemara Ponies! Jim had come prepared with apples...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2015

My husband and I had the incredible good fortune to have hired Jim Parslow as our guide for five and a half days in October 2015. When people ask what we enjoyed most about our trip, we unhesitatingly respond, “Jim, our amazing guide!” From the...More

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Jim P, Owner at Ireland West Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2015

Many Many Thanks for your review. I too was very sad leaving both of you as we had built up a great rapport in a short time and it was a joy to have you. I enjoyed working (not sure if that's the right word)...More

Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Without a car, my three friends and I wanted to see Connemara, but not on a big bus. We booked Ireland West Tours and were so glad we did. Our guide was , Paul, who as someone else said, does look a bit like Steve...More

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Jim P, Owner at Ireland West Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2015

Many thanks for your review and we are very happy that you enjoyed your tour with us and we hope to see you again for a tour of the Cliffs of Moher or maybe Kerry. Paul send his regards and also says thank you.

Reviewed 6 October 2015

We looked into renting a car, but for about the same price, Jim and Paul from Ireland West Tours showed us that touring with them was the ideal way to experience the Emerald Isle. Jim gave us great advice about what to see and do...More

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Jim P, Owner at Ireland West Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2015

Many thanks for your review. We are happy that you were pleased with our service and that we were able to facilitate you when the the weather was not so good. Paul asked me to give you his best wishes and express his gratitude. Jim

Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

My sister and I just returned from our first trip to Ireland. I cannot say enough about how pleased we were with Ireland West Tours. My sister did not want to drive ourselves and I wanted no part of a large tour bus. Ireland West...More

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Jim P, Owner at Ireland West Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2015

Thank you for your review, it is much appreciated. I'm glad that you found your relatives in Roscommon. Pat said the you were great customers and sends his best wishes. We look forward to seeing you in the West of Ireland again some time. Jim

Reviewed 17 September 2015

Having visited Ireland twice before, this time we were interested in a less “touristy” and more authentic experience for our first excursion into the west counties. Based on some excellent Tripadvisor reviews of Ireland West Tours we engaged the company for a week. Working with...More

2  Thank KareninKansas
Jim P, Owner at Ireland West Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2015

Many thanks for your review, I really appreciate it. Thanks to both of you for being such wonderful customers and being a joy to work with. I too feel that I started with customers and finished with friends. Looking forward to meeting you again sometime,...More

Reviewed 6 July 2015

Our family of four had the most wonderful time touring Ireland and would highly recommend using Ireland West Tours. We considered bus tours but, based on previous experiences, decided to look for a private tour guide. We found Ireland West Tours through Tripadvisor. Jim Parslow...More

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JimPars, Owner at Ireland West Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2015

Many thanks for your kind review and for choosing Ireland West Tours. We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit to The West of Ireland. Paul has asked me to thank you and your family for being such wonderful customers to work with and...More

Reviewed 10 June 2015

We just returned from a 10 day trip to the UK. We only had one day in Galway and I really wanted to see Kylemore Abbey. Since we were taking the bus from Dublin to Galway and wanted to do a little shopping, Jim suggested...More

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JimPars, Owner at Ireland West Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2015

Many thanks for your review. It was a pleasure to tour with you and your daughter. I love the photo of the the Rhododendron with Kylemore Abbey in the background that you included. I hope to see both of you in Ireland again.

Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

We recently spent four days touring the Connemara region, the Burren, the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula. Availing ourselves of the services of Jim Parslow's Ireland West Tours to explore this most beautiful part of the country was the best decision we could...More

2  Thank TakeTheJourney
JimPars, Owner at Ireland West Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2015

Many thanks for taking the time to do the review. It is very much appreciated and I'm glad you enjoyed your time with Patrick.

Reviewed 25 May 2015

I cannot begin to explain how much our four days with Jim meant to us. My daughter and sister accompanied me on my first trip to Ireland and Galway. I was hoping to get a "feel" for the homeland of my great great grandparents who...More

1  Thank redclayhill
JimPars, Owner at Ireland West Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2015

Thank you for your kind comments. It was a great four days for me too and I also consider you as a new friend.

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Sorry.I only became aware of your query now and it's probably too late. You can call me at +35391751910 if it's not too late. Jim
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I do apologise but for some strange reason. I don't seem to have received an enquiry from you. If you don't mind, can you send me a copy and I'll reply immediately? Jim Parslow
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