My name is Tony, and I have guided professionally in Ireland since 2009.
My tours have been rated for their depth, warmth and passion. As appropriate, relaxed and affable, then fiery and intense. The aim is to make the story of Ireland live through your imagination - to share a unique moment, to hear ancient stones speak, to feel the heart of our motherland beat in your chest.
The itineraries I provide are hand picked to provide an 'off the beaten path' experience that so many travellers desire. This is even possible, and has been noted in reviews, at the biggest attractions in Ireland such as the Cliffs of Moher, Giants Causweway and Newgrange. I have always listened carefully to clients requests, as every extra diversion from the standard has helped me grow into a well rounded and knowledgeable guide.
The experience of roaming rolling Irish hillsides and towering cliff faces will be embellished with the most engaging stories ever told. Love, loss, tragic romance, glorious battle and shameful exile: Ireland's beauty will always speak for itself, but the story of her people can only be told by a true Seanchaí.
My vehicles are a Luxury Touring Class Mercedez Benz Sprinter and a Mercedez Benz V Class. You can travel in style!
Outside of work, I enjoy hiking the mountains of Ireland and exploring caves in County Fermanagh. My father is a farmer in County Laois and so a lot of my free time is dedicated to working on the farm with my brothers. In the future, I plan to take care of land of my own.
Should you wish to personalise any itnierary, please let me know.
A Recent Review of this guide
7 of us visited from New York and spent a full day with Tony on a private bus going to the Cliffs of Moher. Tony was super accommodating, very knowledgeable about Irish history, local history, he sang songs, told great stories, and overall was an incredibly warm, friendly, and very interesting host. He took us off the beaten path to Brigid's Well where people have been leaving memorials for hundreds of years. The bus was very clean and comfortable. I highly recommend booking with Tony, if available.
Licensed National Tour Guide - Fáilte Ireland
The tours are published for maximum 10 passengers, however I can cater for larger groups... just ask if required!