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“Wonderful Personable Tour of Dingle Peninsula”
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Dingle Tours
Ranked #5 of 25 Tours in Dingle
Certificate of Excellence
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Chandler, Arizona
1 review
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“Wonderful Personable Tour of Dingle Peninsula”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

Denis brings true local knowledge to his Dingle Peninsula tour. His laid back approach fits right in with the beautiful scenery. He took us to all the historic and scenic sights that would be hard for a non local to find. Denis and I also had some common musical interests which added to the conversation throughout the 4 hour tour. He is an accomplished musician and singer and told us some stories of some of the local well known musicians living in the area.
This tour is very, very recommended and well worth the money!! Thanks Denis.. We had a great day.. one of the highlights of our trip.. Roger and Tracy

Visited October 2011
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central NY
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“Denis' tour is one of a kind”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2011

What can one say about a tour that begins in a rather "beater" car with manual windows other than "book this tour quickly." Nothing fancy or gimical about Denis or his Slea Head Tour. What one gets is 4 hours of sheer pleasure and a combination of a brilliant mind mixed with more than a tad of Irish humor. The four adults who took this tour together will never forget that day nor the man who showed us historic Ireland at its best.

Simply put, Denis has a knack of explaining the area simply, but in depth. He relays stories of ring forts and beehive huts, local lore and ancient history, combined with more than a smattering of politics. Although Denis is clearly a brilliant man, he is easy-going, gentle and humorous. He'll never tell you he is one of the leading local experts on the Blasket Islands, but local books note his name with honor. Denis is also a top notch musician.

The day we spent with Denis was far too short & the four of us will forever continue to talk about that day. as one of our best ever. Two of us intend to return in another year and I'm afraid Denis will be stuck for 8, not 4 hours the next time.

If you want glitz, a comfy van, a fancy lunch and all the sites that the big bus tours visit, this may not be your tour. If you want a quality tour with a wonderful, knowledgeable and top notch guide, Denis should be at the top of your list. 5 Stars + and tipping our hats to you Denis.

Visited July 2011
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Marion Station, Maryland
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“Loved this experience - Knowledgeable tourguide”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

Denis Ryan arrived on time and kept true to his promise to offer an interesting, in-depth look at many sites hidden to most Dingle visitors. In a city full of touristy attractions, this tour uncovered things the tourist would never see in Dingle. We learned read Ogham writing, the Blaskets, the secrets of an ancient fort and the lifestyle of the Irish people for centuries. The views on back roads were wonderful. Most appreciated was Denis' humble demeanor, breadth of knowledge and pure Irish sense of hospitality. Would highly recommend for anyone visiting Dingle.

Visited May 2011
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“Wonderful Tours!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

We toured Slea Head and the Conor Pass with Denis. On both trips he was very knowledgeable, had super communication skills, and was enthusiastic. He took us to "off the beaten path" locations and had some really great stories to tell. Denis's prices are quite reasonable and he is an excellent driver. We never felt rushed in our tours. We would highly recommend his tours. John and Moira O'Connor

Visited July 2011
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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“4 hours with Denis Ryan is journey through Ireland, Dingle, History, and he may even sing you a song.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2011

My wife Kelly and I booked Denis' tour though a wonderful Guest House called Castlewood House. Denis took us on an Adventure that we wished would never end. He is knowledgable, wickedly entertaining, and fun. We talked as if we were old friends and ended up deep in conversation. We talked politics, Irish history, archeology, and music. When he discovered I was a radio announcer in Philadelphia he eyes lit up and we talked music for hours. It was magical part of our journey, and he gave me a copy of a cd he made that I will cherish forever. Thanks Denis.....

Visited March 2011
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