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James D.

Newtownabbey Belfast Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Hi I am Jim, your tour guide, I regard it as a privilege to present Ireland in all its splendour to his visitors.

I have extensive knowledge of its history, its myths and legends, I am sure I will be able to surprise and delight you my visitors during any of my tours - I am told I have an infectious enthusiasm. But don't just take my word on this please look at my feedback! I have an active interest in folk tales and stories of the shee and have many story poems and of course I try to have a story relevant to each venue
I have a vast range of experience and knowledge of my country with an active interest in Ireland's ancient history, castles and standing stones, archaelogy, local wild life and fauna, including fairies and leprechauns. I try where possible to travel by the back roads and byways giving you a look and a unique glimpse at the real ireland ! my tours they are a great insight to the history and people of Northern Ireland and something different
The profile picture - is the My new tour guiding , leprechaun whispering backroads visiting , lesser spotted ulstering , storytelling Ratty Tat Hat
Designed for me by local artist Karen Christie " I will not be hard to spot in this " " love it"
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History, folk tales, standing stones and castles
Experienced step on guide for large coach party's
Provider of back road tours for small parties of 2-6 people, with many venues not on any tourist map. Full day tour throughout the Glens to the Causeway where large tourists coaches cannot go (shore excursions). Provider of qualified step-on guides for coaches (shore excursions). Provider of tours, including coaches and qualified guide, for larger parties of 16-26 people (shore excursions). Picking up at any port/airport/hotel. Tours tailored to your specifications and interests.

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A Recent Review of this guide

Wee Jim's tour brought Northern Ireland to life for us. He was the perfect guide: brimming with local knowledge of the landscape, folklore and political history. He was gracious with his time and attentive to our particular interests. He took us to little known spots and managed to avoid the tourist hoardes, offering a very personalized and engaging experience. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking to tour Northern Ireland.
Steve Dudkiewicz

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Credentials

Exhibitor Holiday world show in Dublin jan 2011. Northern Ireland Tourist Board, past Member of the Belfast Visitor and Convention Bureau.
Member of the Newtown Abbey Tourist Forum. membership of the Causeway Coast and Glens Tourism Partnership.
trained tour guide.
The Hart of the Glens landscape partnership
Causeway coast and glens heritage trust
Ten years plus tour guiding experience.
Heritage tour guiding course provided by the heart of the glens landscape partnership scheme
And holding the following professional qualifications
OCN NI level 2 award in tour guiding OCN NI level 3 tour guiding
Qualified step-on coach guide
For giants Causeway Coastal route , glens , and giants Causeway, Belfast,
Qualified experienced coach guide
Accepted for membership of tour guides Northern Ireland
(TGNI professional tour guiding body)
World Host Amdassador
World Host Recognition award for excellent customer service
Tourism NI
National trust membership
Selected study for award OCN level two in public performance and story

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Giants Causeway Tour Plus More (shore,...

Giants Causeway North Coast , Glens of Antrim, Bushmills ( for party's,...

542 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

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Wee Jims Famous Road Unsuitable For Coaches,...

Antrim plateau to Carnlough and the glens / coast road .(for parties,...

542 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

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Multi-day Private Tour starting from,...

Discover the beautiful Northcoast, Causeway, Ropebridge and Londonderry,...

1625 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

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Giants Causeway COACH Tour Plus More,...

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Giants Causeway coast and glens for large party's of 22 to 26 visitors

2389 USD per tour

(for up to 22 people)

8 hours

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Newgrange Prehistoric Tombs From Belfast,...

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Full day tour to prehistoric tombs at Brú na Bóinne Co Meath ( for,...

745 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

9 hours

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