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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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A trip of a lifetime in magical Ireland

Words can not fully capture the incredible experience we all had for the past 15 days touring... read more

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Reviewed 26 March 2022

We had Patrick Sr. for 3 days. These days were our favorite part of our entire trip. He had such personal knowledge of the area. Anything we wanted to see - he knew someone or someplace to take us. He took us into areas and to see sights that would not be seen on a large public tour. I highly recommend his service as our trip would not have been nearly as enjoyable without him!

Date of experience: March 2022
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pat b, Owner at Personal Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2022

It was a pleasure showing ye around the beaitiful area we live in. Thanks for the review. Hope ye have a safe journey home.

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Pat

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Reviewed 10 February 2022

We had a wonderful experience with Patrick on our recent tour based out of Killarney. He tailored the afternoon to completely meet our needs as travelers.

He has great communication throughout - from predeparture to arrival in Ireland. I gave him some possible sites/activities of interest to us, but ultimately relied on his recommendations as he is the area expert.

We prefer โ€œactiveโ€ tours, so we hiked through gorgeous Tomies Woods, then enjoyed a lovely drive through Gap of Dunloe, finally arriving in Kenmare and the stone circle there. He even managed a quick stop at Torc waterfall.

Patrick is personable, friendly, and knowledgeable. I wouldnโ€™t hesitate to tour with him again when we return to Ireland. Perfect!

Date of experience: February 2022
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pat b, Owner at Personal Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2022

Thanks for the great review. Glad ye had a lovely time and hope to see ye back again sometime in the future.

Kind Regards,.

Patrick

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Reviewed 4 August 2021

We had a wonderful all-day tour of the Ring of Kerry with Patrick Buckley . He co-owns Personal Irish Tours and he also operates on Airbnb Experience as "Personal Tours with Patrick". Reaching him is easy, and when you hire Patrick, you get a very personalized tour. He met with us the day prior to the trip to learn what we most like to do and then firmed up details. The next day, we travelled with him in his comfortable small van, beginning in Killarney and traveling through many seaside towns. When we neared our hiking departure point, the weather was rainy, so Patrick quickly rearranged the order of our activities. He showed us Valentia Island, including an interesting quarry and other sites. By the time we did start hiking, the weather was dry and even sunny at times. The hike allowed us a great view of the cliffs of Kerry, and we could clearly see Skellig Michael and several other islands. We returned by other seaside towns, including a great stop for lunch, climbed around an incredible ancient ring fort. and returned through Killarney Park. All the while, Patrick gave us fascinating historical, geological and cultural information. He is very well traveled, so we could compare with him what we were seeing to what we have seen in other countries. He made great recommendations for other excursions and even stayed in touch with us afterwards to make recommendations for other stops on our Ireland trip. His services are very reasonable, and you certainly get great value. We enthusiastically recommend Patrick if you want a top-notch tour of the Ring of Kerry.

Date of experience: July 2021
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Reviewed 27 April 2020

Unfortunately, we had a great trip planned with Pat Buckley and had to cancel due to the Corona virus. First of all, when I contacted Pat to cancel he happily refunded my deposit in a very timely manner. Impressive.
Pat also put alot of time and hard work into planning our trip and I am so appreciative.
The good news is that we are now planning to come next year and follow the awesome itinerary that Pat put together for us!
I would highly recommend Pat (Personal Irish Tours) to anyone!
He has been outstanding to deal with.
Even though we have not been there yet, we know that Pat will show us a great time!
We can't wait to take this trip next year!

Date of experience: April 2020
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pat b, Owner at Personal Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2020

Thanks Mike for lovely review. We will hopefully see you guys here next May and give you a great trip around the country. Hope all is well and keeping safe and healthy.

Kind Regards,

Patrick

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Reviewed 13 April 2020

My wife, stepdaughter and I spent a week touring the southwest of Ireland. We basically had no plan. Patrick showed us the best time and made sure we saw all the sites and learned all about Ireland. Our trip truly would not have been the same without him. In addition to making sure we saw all the sites, he went above and beyond by making dinner and tour reservations for us. It was like having our own concierge! I consider him a life long friend. I canโ€™t wait until our next trip!

Date of experience: August 2019
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pat b, Owner at Personal Irish Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2020

Thanks Michael for review and hopefully see you guys over in Ireland.

Stay safe and healthy

Kind Regards,

Patrick

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