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  • Barbara S
    33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing day! I took this tour with Paddywagon Tours. Kevin was our guide. He was knowledgeable and interacted with the passengers in a playful way. This experience was a highlight. I absolutely loved the horse and cart ride through Killarney National Park. Kevin highly suggested this and was glad he did! The views throughout were gorgeous. We went to Watertown for lunch. Kevin suggested a great place that was set up for tours, but he kept reminding us it was our holiday! 💚. We also had stops to look at Dingle Bay, Cahhersiveen, and to see the Torc Waterfall. Kevin engaged us in a sing along too! It was really quite a fun adventure.
    Written 14 July 2024
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  • Anna R
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great trip. Would recommend to anyone, not too demanding physically. The your guide was especially knowledgable and entertaining. The only downside was lack of air conditioning on the bus.
    Written 10 July 2023
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  • crudolfo
    Waddell, AZ7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an amazing day and Derek was a fabulous guide! He was personable, professional, and knowledgable. He was a safe driver and his vehicle was nice and clean. We had great conversations, learned about the area, culture and visited some amazing sights. He was very good at tailoring the day to our interests. We saw everything on our list without feeling rushed. Both Cork and Kinsale were beautiful places and the Blarney Castle was magnificent and the grounds were impressive! We even stopped at a 9/11 memorial which was very touching. Thanks Derek for a fabulous day!
    Written 7 July 2024
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  • Alayna C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tour is focused mostly on Nature/Sightseeing but has some great tidbits about history as well. It was exactly what I was expecting after reading the itinerary - there are no surprises and the Guide Keith was incredible.
    Written 4 January 2024
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  • Elena D
    Decatur, GA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The host was amazing! We had a great time!

    We had 4 adults and 3 children. It was wonderful learning about not only Cork’s history but also history about Ireland in general. Highly recommend.
    Written 11 June 2023
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  • Julie Sullivan
    Livonia, MI19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ted Kennedy, my personal tour guide for the Ring of Kerry all-day tour, created a life-long memory that I will treasure forever. Ted is a local who has been doing the tour for over 30 years. He tailored the tour to ensure my personal interests - ruins, castles and cliffs - were prioritized and I had as much time as I wanted to explore and experience them. The Kerry Cliffs are even more spectacular than the more famous (for now) Cliffs of Moher! In addition to knowing all the historical background for the entire area, Ted seemed to know everyone who lived and/or was present along the tour route, whether along a remote road, at a stop or in a restaurant along the way! Knowing I was seeking information on my ancestors, he offered advice on where to find official records, based on my family name, and then even introduced me to a local woman who may be related to my great-great grandmother. Ted broke up the drive with opportunities to get out and walk and climb through gorgeous scenic locations, many off the main Ring of Kerry road. I have pictures that are breathtaking and will always think of Ted when I look at them! Thank you, Ted, you are a perfect representative for Ireland and its people🍀!
    Written 20 November 2019
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  • Snoopy
    Hong Kong, China5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We, a group of 4, had a private tour with Munsterbus for 3 days from Kildare to Dingle covering the Rock of Cashel, Castle Cahir, Cobh, Ring of Kerry, Killarney National parks, Slea Head Drive, and Dingle.

    We had a wonderful tour with Ian our driver and guide. Ian is a very professional and knowledgeable guide. He gave us a very good overview about history of Ireland and various historical places. He is passionate about tour services and we all had a very enjoyable time with him. Also his recommendations for restaurants are very very good.

    Thanks Munsterbus and Ian.
    Written 22 June 2024
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  • Mlauriault
    2 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were excited about this private tour as this was our family’s only stop in Republic of Ireland. Unfortunately the guide was not local, could not offer us the immersive experience we wanted for our tour. He was also not willing to accommodate our requests, preferring instead to follow the tour script. As a result, we spent time in locations where we were bored and rushed through other places where we needed more time. On the positive side, the Charles fort and Jameson tours were both excellent. Moreover the tour operator seemed disinterested in our feedback of the tour, so my recommendation is to look elsewhere as this was a rather expensive tour for the experience we received.
    Written 7 July 2024
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  • Sinead H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In the past I have travelled to Ireland with family, but this time I decided to make the journey with friends. We were staying in Cork for three days and wanted to make sure we saw all that Cork City had to offer. Sean was perfect for the job. He was able to show us all of the historical landmarks and unique spots in the city that we would've otherwise missed had we been left to our own devices. He frequently stopped the van so that we were able to get out, walk around, and explore on our own. We made stops at St. Fin Barre's Cathedral, Blackrock Castle, and the Blarney Stone and the Woollen Mills to name a few. Sean is truly so knowledgable about all things Cork and did not hesitate to capture the perfect photo for us. These photos are some of my friends and I's favorite pictures from the trip to look back on. I would highly recommend booking with Sean if you want a proper tour and are looking to gain incredible insight into the beautiful history that is Cork.
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • Lorena S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We recently returned from a 10-day cruise around Ireland and the high point of the entire cruise was our day spent touring Cork and the vicinity with Brian Boru. We had a few places that we wanted to see and then took his recommendations for the remainder of the day. He was friendly, it was easy to ask him questions, and he had a wealth of knowledge of the area and of the history of Ireland. We definitely recommend him and at some time in the future, would like to book a land tour with him. Thanks, Brian, for a great day.
    Written 14 October 2023
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  • S S
    Austin, TX4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome tour and Derek was an excellent tour guide. Derek was super knowledgeable, friend, and easy going. He even took us to a couple places not on the tour. Outstanding job Deeek!!
    Written 14 May 2024
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  • Resort38698272410
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour with Sean. Kinsale was beautiful. He took us to the Cathedral, Titanic experience, Kinsale and the 9/11 Memorial. I highly recommend him. If we ever return we will definitely hire him again!
    Written 11 May 2024
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  • DQOT
    Sunnyvale, CA3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Having been to Ireland before, I did not want to do the Blarney Castle/Woolen Mills tours being offered by our cruise line. Doing some research, I found Derek's website and emailed a request to do a bespoke tour of Cork and surroundings. Derek got back to me immediately and arranged a tour that was off the beaten path. We did see a couple of tour buses, but aside from the Jameson Distillery, we were never anywhere that were crowded with other sightseers. Derek was friendly, knowledgeable and a great representative of Irish hospitality!
    Written 12 May 2024
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  • Sally H
    Paris, France28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow! I feel so lucky to have found Derek! Initially, we hired Derek for Cliffs of Moher Tour one day and another the Blarney Castle tour.

    We were so blown away by Derek’s knowledge and the pure joy and laughter he brought- we hired him to take us to Belfast and included some important sights including Derry, the Peace Bridge and the Giant Causeway, to name a few. Best decision ever!

    Derek is a very rare gem! I can’t recommend him enough. I am leaving Ireland feeling I have experienced the rich and heartfelt history of this country. And more importantly- its heart.

    Derek is the Michelin Star of Tours!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Jenny p
    New York City, NY2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing day. We travelled from a city Hotel in Cork to beautify Killarney and the lakes was amazing. I’m back in Cork with my husband and having grown in Cork Before moving to America many years ago this was extra special. Derek was kind and funny and had us laughing the time. For some reason the horses in the park loved him and we managed a few selfies. Walking down by the lakes was very special. We went to Kenmare for lunch and had proper Irish food. We had a walk wind the town and Derek was like the Mayor with people stoping to say hello. I loved the way when people asked who are we and his answer with a smile was, Good friends from America. I can’t thank Derek enough and he promised he will keep in touch as we will come back next year with my parents and will use this service for a few days. Thank you so much Derek, As you said at the start of the tour, A stranger is a friend we have not met yet and leaving you today it really did feel like saying goodbye to a friend for a while. Anyone thinking of this tour, just book it as it’s amazing with Derek.
    Written 1 June 2023
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