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
James was very knowledgeable about the sites and history of Ireland. He was very flexible and accommodative to our wishes. We really enjoyed his commentary. We would recommend him to others.
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.