Let me guide you around my homeland and tell you about the magical mysteries of this beautiful island that will draw you in as I take you on a tour filled with myth, legends, folklore and local stories that like a pint of Guinness is opaque but heartwarming and will always quench a thirst.
I am a Failte Ireland (National Tourism Authority) Approved National Tour Guide which I qualified with distinction.
You will be collected in a luxury new Mercedes V Class, (6 seater) ideal for touring with its height and space I am certain it will meet all travel requirements. Large for your comfort but small enough to reach the hidden gems Ireland has to offer off the beaten track.
Although new to ToursByLocals, I am a guide with 17 years touring experience all over the island of Ireland. I love getting to know my customers and creating the best tour for each of them. You can be assured of an amazing break in Ireland should you choose to travel with me!
I am passionate about Irish history and culture and am keen to share with you this passion. However, all tours should be fun and enjoyable and it is of utmost importance that all passengers have a great time on tour with me. The beauty of a private tour is that you get to determine the itinerary. I am very flexible and entertaining guide with stories of Ireland that will ensure you are enthralled. Tell me what you would like to see/visit and I will arrange and adapt a tour to suit all your requests and requirements.
I live in Tullamore, County Offaly in the heart of Ireland. I grew up in nearby Ferbane where my parents live and farm a small holding and it is my plan to return to the land one day and continue this family tradition. I studied Law in Griffith College Dublin. I qualified with a Diploma in Legal Studies, an L. LB (Hons) Degree in Irish Law and a Postgraduate Degree in Corporate Law from Nottingham Trent University. Recently I returned to education to complete the National Tour Guide Course which I achieved with distinction.
Ireland is the land of Saints and Scholars and it would be my pleasure to take you on a journey which will confirm our famous welcome.
Is mise le meas
(from me to you with respect)
A Recent Review of this guide
Joe was knowledgeable and friendly. He went over and above to accommodate all age groups (14 to 82). The van was extremely clean and comfortable. We would definitely take a tour with Joe again and recommend him to all our friends. Great day touring the area we fell in love with the countryside.
Failte Ireland Approved National Tour Guide with Distinction.
Holder of SPSV (Small Public Service Vehicle) Drivers Licence - required under Irish Law.
Fully insured to carry passengers and vehicle registered with National Transport Authority.
Member of ATGI (Association of Approved Tour Guides of Ireland).
Occupational Trained First Responder (First Aid).
L.LB (Hons) Irish Law
National Diploma in Legal Studies
Published Tours Max 6 persons
However, should you require a private tour for a larger group or family please do not hesitate to contact me for your customised private tour using a larger vehicle. Fee's for such tours will vary.