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Barry O.

Killarney, Kerry, Ireland

Welcome to Ireland, and in particular South West and Southern Ireland.

Thirty nine years ago I was fortunate to find myself living in the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry. Killarney is set in a Valley surrounded by jaw dropping scenery from the lakes and mountains adjacent to the town. For hundreds of years it has drawn visitors from every part of the world. It is also a gateway to the stunning scenery to be found on the nearby Wild Atlantic Way, Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, Cork City and the totally unspoilt hidden gem of West Cork.

In 2017 I have been given the privilege of joining the ToursByLocals team, thus enabling me to show visitors to Ireland the unique scenery, history and culture this island has. After living in Killarney for 39 years I now consider my self 'a local' in the general South and South West Region. My aim is to give every visitor I guide a unique perspective of these pars of Ireland, and indeed Ireland in general.

My background is in policing. In late 2011, I retired as a senior police officer (Inspector Rank) from Ireland's National Police Force after 34 years Service. On retirement I trained as a Tour Guide and worked for local companies based in the Killarney area. After six years of Tour Guiding I have learned a lot. This new occupation also allowed me further pursue my life long passion for Irish History. Now as an experienced guide and I entering a new phase in my second career with the worlds most reputable and outstanding private tours provider - ToursByLocals.

My sample tours are designed to give you an experience of Ireland you will never forget. I will show you awesome scenery. I will tell you about Irish history - and we have a lot of it in Ireland. I will tell you about our culture, and about the modern Ireland. I will bring you 'off the beaten track' I will do my upmost to give you everything you want from a private tour.

But my tour options are not confined to the sample tours listed below. I can prepare a bespoke tour to suit you, and include what you want to see, what you would like to experience and what you would like to visit.

I can provide single day and multi day tours. On multi day tours I will give you something different each day. If you want to go beyond the south west and southern part of Ireland on a multi day tour, I can bring you to any part of Ireland you wish to go. Since 2012 there is not a corner or part of Ireland (north and south) that I have not been to.

As regards transportation, I can accommodate any size group from the single traveller to a group of fifty. I will provide a vehicle suitable to the size of group. Generally with smaller groups I provide either a Mercedes Luxury 'E' Class car, very suitable for 2 or 3 travellers or a larger air-conditioned comparable luxury executive vehicle. very comfortable for up to six or seven passengers. All the vehicles I use are fully licensed and insured in accordance with Irish Law for the carriage of fee paying passengers. I myself am fully licensed to drive public service vehicles, irrespective of the size of vehicle involved (car to large bus).

So as you plan your tour to Ireland, send me a message. Tell me what you want from your tour and I will construct a bespoke tour suitable for you. I will provide a tour at your chosen pace. We will stop where you choose and I will tell you all you want to know about my country. You will travel in a comfortable vehicle maintained to the highest standards. It will truly be a tour 'by a local'

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A Recent Review of this guide

Barry was AMAZING! So knowledgeable about Ireland's history and folklore!! He showed us the major tourist attractions as well as some places only locals know about and we loved every minute of it! We were 3 couples and everyone gave Barry 5 stars!! We won't hesitate to use ToursByLocals again in the hopes that ALL YOUR GUIDES ARE AS WONDERFUL AS BARRY!! Thanks for an amazing vacation!
Andrea Straffi

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Credentials

(1) Approved Guide/Driver by The Coach Tourism and Transport Council of Ireland.
(2) Retired Senior Police Officer (Inspector Rank) from Ireland's National Police Force.
(3) B.A. (Hons) Degree in Management.
(4) Appointed a Commissioner For Oaths by The Chief Justice of Ireland, Supreme Court, Dublin, on the 22nd of July, 2015.
(5) Member of The Trustees of Muckross House, Killarney.
(6) Member of The Institute of Advanced Motorists.
(7) Licensed by The National Transport Authority of Ireland to drive Small Public Service Vehicles.
(8) Licensed to drive Large Public Service Vehicles (EU Class D & D1).
(9) All vehicles used are fully insured for commercial passenger transport in accordance with Irish and EU Law.

Restrictions

All group sizes can be catered for.
Please email me through the Tours by Locals system for a quotation if your group size can or needs to be accommodated in a vehicle of a different category (i.e. Car, Viano, small Bus, Large Bus).

Guide Requirements for Ireland

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Tours by Barry O.

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Private tour guide Barry

Taste of South West Ireland 5 Day Private,...

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A luxury 5 day tour in Counties Kerry, Cork and Clare in South West,...

3036 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

5 days

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Ring of Kerry and Skellig Ring Drive

Full-day private tour across Ireland's most scenic route

714 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

8 hours

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Private Shore Excursion - Kinsale and,...

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A luxury Shore Excursion to Kinsale Town and Midleton Distillery Tour

714 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

8 hours

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Private Shore Tour to Killarney National,...

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A luxury Tour to the stunning scenery of Killarney National Park and,...

833 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

8 hours

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South West Ireland 3 Day Wild Atlantic,...

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A luxury tour on the Wild Atlantic Way in Counties Kerry and Cork

1786 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

3 days

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Beara Peninsula: the third major 'ring',...

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A Private Tour from Killarney to the Beara Peninsula

714 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

8 hours

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Group Shore Tour to Kinsale, Blarney,...

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A Tour to Kinsale, Blarney and/or Midleton for a Group of up to 10,...

1191 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

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Private Shore Excursion by car to Kinsale,...

Luxury Full Day Shore Excursion by car to Kinsale Blarney and Midleton

595 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

8 hours

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Full Day Private Car Tour - Dingle and,...

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A Full Day Private Car Tour for up to 3 Persons

595 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

8 hours

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Private tour guide Barry

Cliffs of Moher and Clare Coast Car Tour

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A Private Car Tour to The Cliffs of Moher and County Clare Coastline

595 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

9 hours

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Glengariff and Beara Peninsula Car Tour

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A Private Car Tour to Glengariff and The Beara Peninsula

595 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

8 hours

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An 11 Day Private Tour of Ireland

A Private Tour for up to 7 Visitors of the Island of Ireland, including,...

8215 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

11 days

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An 11 Day Private Tour of Ireland's Wild,...

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A Private Tour for up to 7 Visitors of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way,...

8215 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

11 days

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Private Tours From The Adare Manor Hotel

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Private Day and Multi Day Tours From The Adare Manor Hotel

655 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

7 hours

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