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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 15 August 2019

Patrick was an absolute pleasure!! He gave us the trip of a lifetime and I’m eternally grateful. After traveling the world I’m thoroughly impressed. The places he helped us experience and the way he rolled out the red carpet for everything made me feel like a queen. My family enjoyed beautiful golf and fishing experiences not to mention the many other fantastic activities and outings. If you have the opportunity to tour w/ him, do it! You won’t regret it.

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

Thanks for review. It was my pleasure driving your family around for the wk. Delighted you enjoyed the fishing and golf and other activies.

Kind Regards,

Patrick

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Reviewed 9 August 2019

This was my second trip with Pat Buckley. First trip was nine-years ago, second trip was July/August 2019 with my immediate family. Trip included rounds of golf, fishing and cultural tours. You will not find a better guide or person to share Ireland with you. I would give a rating of ten if available. Best Regards Pat - Ron Bubar

Date of experience: July 2019
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Patrick B, Owner at Personal Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2019

Thanks for review Ron. Glad ye had a good time.

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Pat

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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.

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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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