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Sean O.

Skerries, COUNTY Dublin, Ireland

I am a Dublin native and fluent Irish speaker with years of experience in developing and running tours all over Ireland.

I have lectured broadcast and published on all aspects of Irish history. For many years I have been bringing guests on tailored tours to niche areas specified by clients. I have unearthed a network of special venues on the Island that are completely out of the ordinary and always provide my guests with the real but hidden gems.

Many of my guests will indicate a particular interest or connection and this will as far as possible be incorporated in the tour. Each one is special within the parameters of the tour. There maybe a family connection from the distant past, an interest in Gaelic music, sports or literature. Or indeed a connection with a particular locality. Together we will focus on any aspect that interests my guests.

I am qualified to Masters Degree level and has full Public Service Driver accreditation. I speak Gaelic and basic Italian and French. I love sailing and have a special affinity for the gems of coastal Ireland.

Ireland has been described as " a landscape painting surrounded by a golden frame". While this is the traditional contrast between the coastal and inland Ireland my tour experience will introduce my guests to real locals with unique and authentic stories.
Whether your interests lie in music, history, archeology, genealogy, gardening, the maritime world, literature or sport or indeed Game of Thrones or Star Wars, we will fashion a unique experience . . . together!
Most guests spend time in contact before hand discussing and refining their particular requirements. In this way they hit the ground running and maximize their precious time with us.
Essentially this is a private and unique experience for every guest for less than the per person cost of being shuttled (and shuffled!)around in a set menu fashion in a coach of up to 50 persons

I am a dramatist by profession and guests will be introduced to native Gaelic speakers and re enactments of events on location so as to provide a unique experience and further enhance my guests' encounter with this wonderful "Smiley Isle" called Ireland.

A Recent Review of this guide

Sean was an absolute jewel of a tour guide. Our Whistle Stop tour was fantastic - we had limited time and he showed us all the highlights. He had a wonderful knowledge of history, the area, and was a storehouse of wonderful stories about Dublin and the country. We couldn't have had a better tour guide, and as always, we are grateful to Tours by Locals for providing such wonderful guides.
Hallie Yanno

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Credentials

- Public Service Driver Cert
- Lecturer in Irish History
- Masters Degree in Journalism
- Tour Designer
- Yachtmaster Offshore Cert
- Solicitor

Restrictions

I do not have restrictions in relation to my guiding. I am able to provide the full range of experiences

Guide Requirements for Ireland

Private tour guide Sean

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Tours by Sean O.

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Private tour guide Sean

Irish Famine Tour

 unrated

The Great Hunger in Connemara - 3 days tour from just €385 per person

345 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

3 days

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Private tour guide Sean

Geocachers Tour of Irish Sites and Sights

 unrated

Customised Tours in Ireland for Geocachers

577 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

7 hours

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Dublin Meath and Skerries Private Tour

 unrated

Private tour North Dublin, Royal Meath and Skerries.

571 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

7 hours

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Dublin Kildare and Clonmacnoise

 unrated

An Intimate Tour of West Dublin, Kildare and Clonmacnoise

571 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

7 hours

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Dublin's Secret Isle of Saints Pirates,...

 unrated

Day tour of South Dublin, Bishops, Bono and Bold Boys.Dalkey Island .

583 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

7 hours

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Garden tour of Dublin and Wicklow

 unrated

One day tour of Dublin's Botanical Gardens and Wicklow National Park

655 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

7 hours

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Ireland's "Smiley Isle" Designed by You.,...

 unrated

Bespoke tours of Dublin and beyond designed by guests for guests

333 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

4 hours

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Private tour guide Sean

Tour Ireland's Smiley Isle

 unrated

An all in exclusive and personal tour of Ireland

574 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

8 hours

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Ancient Castles of Fingal

 unrated

The ancient castles of Fingal near Dublin with the option of B&B 20,...

500 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

7 hours

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Golfers' Irish Idyll

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A four day tour of ancient Fingal taking in some of the world's finest,...

1173 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

15 hours

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