I'm a fully approved Failte Ireland National Tour Guide and hold a full SPSV licence. I've been doing private tours of Ireland in my fresh luxury 5 Series BMW vehicle for over 12 months now (Up to 3 persons per tour).
I've a real passion for my country and the feedback I get from my guests makes doing my job all the more satisfying. I really like to go 'above and beyond' to make the experience extra special for all my guests.
I'm a country boy at heart and grew up on the family potato farm outside Ardee, in County Louth.
I travelled the world all over in my 20's and developed a true love for what I now do back then. Meeting new people and simply having the best fun.
I worked many years in the Food and Drink industries in various sales management roles before eventually been brave enough to set up my own adventure within the tourism sector.
I'm a major sports fan and in particular for our own national game 'Gaelic Football' which I played for many years and now a coach at senior level.
I'm extremely passionate about Irish History, Heritage and Culture and my tours really give you an insight into the real Emerald Isle.
A Recent Review of this guide
We only had 1 day in Dublin & we booked toursbylocals and used Barry for our guide. He is the best tour guide I have had. He customized our day in Dublin to everything we asked for & then exceeded all expectations. He personalized the day with his own life's experiences which provided a very personal connection. He made the most of our day and left us with a great desire to return to Dublin & call on Barry. We highly recommend Barry for any tour you have in mind for Dublin & throughout Ireland.
Failte Ireland Approved Tour Guide
QQI National Tour Guide
SPSV Licenced Driver
Member ITGA (Independent Tour Guides Association Ireland)
Member Boyne Valley Tourism
Member Slane Tourism
Published Tours max to 3 persons.