As an experienced Private Tour Guide, I love arranging tours to meet the needs of my guests. On my private tours I will treat you like a friend, and will show you as much as I can in the time we have together. I am a fully qualified guide, and hold the Tourism Authority National Guide Badge. You can be assured of a top quality tour if you choose to travel with me!
I live and work in beautiful County Cork, and studied at the University in Cork City. I live close to the beautiful town of Killarney & am lucky enough to be on the doorstep of County Kerry! I qualified with a BA(hons) at the National University of Ireland - University College Cork. By studying History and Geography locally, I have lots of extra local knowledge to share with guests on my tours.
The most important thing for me is that everyone who joins my tour has a great time. The great thing about a private tour, is that you can decide how much information and commentary you wish me to share with you, but I am equally happy for us to relax and listen to some great Irish music! I am happy to adapt the tour to reflect your interests and requirements!
As we travel together on the tour, I am always happy to make as many stops as you wish, for photos or to just to get out and stretch the legs! I find it is the stops that were not planned that are often the most enjoyable! My local knowledge means I can often recommend hidden gems along the route, making your tour even more special!
Tell me what you would like to see, and I will plan a tour to meet your requirements! I am a flexible and fun guide, and would love to meet you during you vacation in Ireland!
Slainte - Good health to you!
A Recent Review of this guide
In a word, Michael was perfect. Right on time for our pick up. Familiar with Cork (our accommodation) and very familiar with Beara. Well-informed on everything we wanted to discuss, and happy to adjust the schedule in an easy-mannered way. Our tour exceeded the time allotted, and we appreciated his flexibility. We would not hesitate to recommend Michael. Very professional in every way. Cheers
*Failte Ireland Approved National Guide (official Irish Government Tourist Board)
*Holder of SPSV (Small Public Service Vehicle) Drivers Licence - required in Ireland.
*Qualified Driver Guide (Government Tour Guide badge)
*Fully Insured for carrying passengers and vehicle registered with the National Transport Authority.
*Member of ATGI (Association of Approved Tourist Guides of Ireland)
*BA(hons) History & Geography from National University of Ireland - University College Cork.
*MSc Tourism & Heritage Management - Dublin Institute of Technology
*Occupational First Aid.