My name is James; (born about 50 years ago ;-), in Ballina, County Mayo. Well travelled, and now living, for over 20 years, in Ennis, County Clare; the Home of Traditional Irish Music.
My early career was in Hotels/Tourism, in UK and Ireland. Then in 2000 I started in the Corporate Chauffeur Business. This then led to Touring all over Ireland, with couples, families and golfers, visiting famous sites, Golf courses, viewing beautiful scenery, and sharing the Culture and the "Craic" (an Irish word; I'll translate when you are here ;-).
I'm totally passionate about Irelands History and its culture.
Most interestingly, I have done genealogy detective work for some grateful Clients.
(Many US President's have visited Ireland to trace their roots. Barack Obama came to Ireland in 2011 to find the apostrophe in O'Bama and met his cousins in Moneygall County Offaly ;-)
With Shannon International Airport at our doorstep, (20 minutes away) Ennis is an Ideal location to base yourself and visit famous sites in the area, and other day trips a little further.
Some Main roads are possibly smaller than you are used to, so don't be in a hurry.
Larger Vehicle available for small family's/groups (up to 15 people). I can suggest an itinerary to match your interests and time frame.
I look forward to seeing you in Ireland.
A Recent Review of this guide
We booked a 10 day tour of Western Ireland with James. It was everything that we had hoped for. James entertained us with history, tales and local flavor and he went out of his way to direct us to music venues, pubs and restaurants during our free time. The highlight of our tour was four days in County Sligo, where James helped us find our family home from where our great grandfather emigrated 150 years ago, and to even meet distant cousins. Thank you for making our tour of Ireland a five star experience!
Chauffeur/Tour Guide since 2000, with Knowledge of all Ireland. Fully PSV (Public Service Vehicle)licence.
I defer to Local Guide in Historical Monuments and Castles.