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Patrick is the best

I could not imagine a better tour guide than Patrick. He is patient, kind and knows everything... read more

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Seven day tour of Ireleand

We spent eight days in Ireland. From the time we landed until we were dropped off at the airport... read more

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Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

We reserved Pat’s services on recommendation from our B&B proprietor (@ Killeen House) and they were spot on as Pat was so easy to work with in advance of our trip - We spent 7 days touring from near Lahinch (Doonbeg) down to Kinsale and Old Head and back to Shannon airport hitting 6 courses in between the 7 days. Coordinating and aligning schedules with Pat was seamless, it was easy to pay deposit (via Zoom) and he provided a ton of great advice and suggestions in advance to make the trip more efficient.

As we arrived we spent 1st night in Doonbeg, Pat met us at our first resort early in the morning and shuttle us for
Courses to hotel, he was a charm - knew the country, roads like back of his hand, cities and their history magnificently. Also, at every stop and course along the way we Pat knew someone working or at the restaurant/courses as he had a “connection” that made things just flow.

Outside of being a gem of a man, with great sense of humor, without doubt all of us would use Pat again for a tour with my lads or my family - can’t go wrong with this choice and all 4 of us that travelled with Pat for the week are seasoned world travelers (all ex consultants) so we know great service levels.

From the lovely and comfortable Mercedes van (had 3 guys over 6’4”), the hospitality, seamless service, the learning and education lessons.... would recommend Pat for your next trip to the emerald island. 5*****

Thanks Pat! Joel, Jeff, David and Christian!!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Patrick B, Owner at Personal Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

Thanks for the Kind words. Enjoyed our week together.

Kind Regards,

Pat

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Reviewed 29 June 2019

I did a ton of research looking for the right option/tour company for our family of three's eight day trip to Ireland. When you come across 50+ five star reviews for a company, such as this, it tells you something. Patrick was nothing short of wonderful, from the small gestures he made toward our 9-year old daughter and ourselves, to getting up earlier than usual so that we could see Skellig Michael, to making a special trip a little out of our way so that I could connect with my best friend, and more! I cannot rave enough about our experience. Patrick was always providing us with facts and information about things that we passed by or were planning on seeing, he was flexible with our itinerary, he helped to make reservations when needed, and he never rushed us to finish up what we were doing. Thank you so much, Patrick - you helped us cross something off of our bucket list, and we are forever grateful and will miss you!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Patrick B, Owner at Personal Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2019

Thanks Rischelle for the review and I couldn't have done it without my great co-pilot. Hope all is well.

Kind Regards,

Patrick

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Reviewed 10 June 2019

I booked Patrick for our group of 8 for 4 days. I used to be a travel agent and have traveled all over and I am very picky about things. Patrick did not disappoint at all. I was little over the top with my many emails to him but they were always answered very quickly he was just a doll to work with. I am not sure he will ever have as much luggage in his van as we give him. But he got it to fit. His van was new and comfortable. We start our journey off in Galway and ended in Dublin after being based out of Killarney. Everything about the experience was Fantastic!!. Patricks random facts about just about everything and everything. His knowledge of all the places. His restaurants suggestions.. it was all spot on!!. We packed in a lot in a few days and probably kept Patrick out a little longer then was expected but he said no problem always with a smile. No need to look any place else in Ireland for a private driver. Patrick is the Man:)! We hope to be back and visit "our friend" again in the future.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Patrick B, Owner at Personal Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2019

Thanks Karen for the fantastic review and thoroughly enjoyed my time with you guys and.hopefully see you back here in the future.

Patrick

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Reviewed 31 May 2019 via mobile

Just returned from several days in County Kerry with the Buckley’s . We combined a 7 day Notre Dame Ireland tour with several extra days where Pat Jr and Sr each helped us . Whether golf at Waterville , Ballybunion , a fabulous visit to the Beara peninsula or a visit to the Fields of God in the Ardfert area where my grandfather was baptized at St. Brendan’s in 1870 ( and we were in hot pursuit of “ relations” ) , the Buckley’s insured a very smooth , fun time.

Also had a great time on the Notre Dame tour , but I now realize we could have joined with our 3 Notre Dame companions for an even better , more personalized tour and at a lower price . Pat Jr is an emerging tour legend !

Date of experience: May 2019
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Patrick B, Owner at Personal Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2019

Hi Tom, Enjoyed spending time with you guys and glad ye enjoyed your trip. Thanks for the great review and hopefully see you guys back here again maybe for the Notre dame game.

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Reviewed 20 May 2019

I often think I can do anything so when my wife suggested that we have someone accompany us through Ireland to make sure we enjoy ourselves and don't miss any of the highlights, I told here she was crazy. Surely I could navigate the wrong side of the road all over the countryside while forgoing the pints of Guinness my wife and our two college age sons were enjoying...I have never been so wrong! Patrick Buckley treated us like royalty and made sure we did everything we wanted as well as a number of things we never would have thought of. He did some research before we got there and was able to find a pub our family used to own in the tiny town of Banteer where we actually exchanged hugs with some newly discovered family from the old country. He made sure we saw Jameson's & Guinness and all of the highlights but he also knew enough to allow us to enjoy a pint at the Snug Bar and had a less traveled path into the Cliffs of Moher saving us hours of frustration and waiting in line. Who knew there was a beach in Ireland and that the Irish Open would be played at Lahinch, two more stops on our dream vacation thanks to Patrick. I will never forget Sean's of Athlone, the oldest still functioning bar in the world! Patrick also came to realize we were a family of junk food junkies and went out of his way to surprise us with candy we all wrestled for. Don't make the mistake of using one of those big tour companies. Reach out to the Buckley Family and Personal Irish Tours to ensure you will have a trip you will remember for the rest of your life! it will be GRAND...as long as you MIND YOUR HEAD!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Patrick B, Owner at Personal Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2019

Thanks for the great review John. Glad could help out with your trip and make it memorable. Give my regards to the family.

Patrick

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