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Paul O.

Galway, Ireland

I am a Failte Ireland approved Local Tour Guide based in Co.

Galway with extensive experience of touring in the west of Ireland.
As a member of the Association of Approved Tourist Guides of Ireland with a B. A. in Local History, I have significant expertise in the area of Family History and Genealogical Tourism.

I would be pleased to show you or your group, the magnificent and most beautiful contours of Connemara, including Kylemore Abbey, Clifden, the Twelve Pins, Leenane and Killary Fjord.
Dunguaire Castle, The Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Lisdoonvarna, Corkscrew Hill and Aillwee Caves are intrinsically part of any tour to the west of Ireland.
Galway City is an excellent base for touring the lowlands of east Galway where there are remarkable sites to visit, Clarenbridge, Kilmacduagh round tower, Coole Park Gort, St Brendan's Cathedral, Loughrea, Dartfield Horse Museum, Turoe Stone, Athenry Castle and town.
Walk through the medieval streets of Galway taking in both the old and the new from St Nicholas's Collegiate Church to the Cathedral to the Spanish Arch, Galway Museum, Lynch's Castle and Eyre Square while soaking up the atmosphere of the latin quarter of this university city.

I cater for groups ranging from 1 to 7 with 1 to 3 transported in my Volvo S80, which is classified as a limousine, and 4 to 7 persons in my Mercedes Vito minibus.
Tours can be designed to meet your preferences.
You may wish to visit your ancestral homestead. If you want to trace your Irish roots please ask and I can assist you.

Time and deadlines are not an issue, you are in Ireland so relax and enjoy your beautiful surroundings and the company of an experienced Galway based tour guide.

A Recent Review of this guide

We are beyond delighted by our experience with Paul! I shudder to think of all we would have missed had we opted to go to the Cliffs of Moher on our own. From the sites we saw to the people (and animals!) we met, Paul brought County Clare to life. We will never forget our experience, which is just the beginning. We can't wait to come back.
Rebecca Safon

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Credentials

Failte Ireland approved National Tour Guide.
Certificate in Agriculture 1974.
Founder of Western Family History Association based in Galway in 1996.
Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (T.E.F.L.) N.U.I., Galway - 2008.
Founder of Galway Tour Guides Association in 2009.
Occupational First Aid FETAC Level 5 2012.
Hon. Secretary of Association of Tourist Guides in Ireland (A.T.G.I.) 2017.
I have written two history books 'The G.A.A. in Mullagh 1884 - 1988 published in 1988 and 'A Mullagh Miscellany' Vol.1 published in 2003.

Restrictions

Some sites have in-house guides and I defer to them in that case.

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Tours by Paul O.

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Ecclesiastical Art tour of Galway

 unrated

Enjoy a full day private tour for 1-7 persons

599 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

7 hours

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Conemara & Kylemore

A Private Guided Tour for 1-3 persons in beautiful Connemara west of,...

479 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

6 hours

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Galway private tour

Discover the secrets of Galway City with a knowledgeable local guide.

150 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

3 hours

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Clonmacnoise and Birr

A Private Guided tour for 1-3 persons to the banks of the Shannon and,...

599 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

6 hours

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The Burren and Cliffs of Moher

A Private Guided tour for 4-7 persons to the karst landscape of the,...

599 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

7 hours

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Conemara & Kylemore

 unrated

A private guided tour for 4-7 persons to Conemara including the story,...

599 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

6 hours

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