Joseph PeckUnited States
Tadhg was an extremely We knowledgeable and experienced guide, a pleasure to travel with! We would definitely use his services again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joseph It was my pleasure to travel with you & Sue! Looking forward to seeing you again in Ireland
Aaron ColeWest Hollywood, CA, United States
A perfect way to see the country surrounding Galway. The tour was just what I was looking for -- a comfortable, personalized overview of the area, including all the impressive natural beauty, historical sites, and local culture, enhanced by Tadhg's extensive knowledge of Irish history, geography, politics and current events. A really pleasant and informative day -- peppered with moments of breathtaking natural beauty.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Aaron. It was a lot of fun to show you Ireland! I really enjoyed your company!
Mary M W.HOMER GLEN, ILLINOIS, United States
I highly recommend using Tours By Locals. Tag arranged a customized Aran Islands tour on Inis Mor, Ireland, via Thomas Faherty's Jarvey Tour. We had missed the Galway bus and Customer Support, Tag, and Faherty all were responsive to my calls and graciously found a solution. Our carriage driver was very informative and she gave us options to hike to Dun Arainn (a circular fort) and the Wormhole. I saw other Jarvey's where people sat looking bored, whereas we had great talks and some exercise on the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary I really appreciate the feedback & look forward to seeing you again in Ireland!
Shawn DoyleGrand Rapids, MICHIGAN, United States
We had a lovely day with Tadhg. Having him do the driving, navigating and narrating made the day tremendous. We saw the beautiful west coast of Ireland as a local! The conversation was grand! A perfect day!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Shawn! It was lots of fun having all of you! I'm looking forward to seeing you all back in Ireland!
Nathalie TherienUnited States
We (4 people) had an outstanding tour of Galway with our driver Tadhg. We arrived in the port of Galway where Tadhg was waiting for us. Our tour guide gave us a great o review of Galway. Tadhg was extremely knowledgeable of the area and there was never a dull moment. We drove to the Cliffs of Mother and took a little known short cut that delivered us to the Cliffs will only a very short walk on a rainy, windy day. I would highly recommend booking a tour with Tadgh. You won't be disappointed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Nathalie! I had a lot of fun showing you the cliffs & the Burren on a very blustery day! Thank you for the kind review & for letting me show you a little bit of Ireland! Tadhg
Lisbeth WeissUnited States
6 people hired Tadgh O. to drive/guide around Ireland for 6 days in June 2019. We had a blast with him. He was always on time and shared his love of Ireland and its people with us. He was very flexible and helped us have a great time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lisbeth, I had a great time showing you some of Ireland! See you next time Tadhg
Margaret MeehanUnited States
Our tour of the Aran Islands guided by Tadhg was incredible! Not only did he show us highlights of the island, but he shared with us his broad knowledge of the history of Ireland and the history and background of each site we visited. He also took us to see the "worm hole," a fascinating site that is out of the way, so not visited by all tourists. If you're looking for a tour with every detail taken care of (tickets, transfers, etc.) with a fascinating and humorous guide, I highly recommend this one.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Margret, it was my pleasure to share your trip to the islands! It's great to have an adventurous family willing to cross the very challenging landscape to find the hidden gems! Thank you again Tadhg
Diane BurkhartUnited States
Tadhg's willingness to take us on was especially generous given that he had to travel from Shannon and return to Shannon after dropping us off. We wanted to let you know that Tadhg was a terrific guide and companion. We enjoyed his company and learned much from his narration and tour. Even the rest stop he chose was interesting. And the local pub lunch stop was a grand part of our experience. We would likely go anywhere with Tadhg. It was a terrific day and has renewed our interest in pursuing TBL.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Diane for your kind words! It was truly my pleasure to get to know you! I look forward to seeing you in Ireland again! Tadhg
Edwin ChoyHong Kong
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Edwin It was a true pleasure to have you both! Tadhg
Mary Jo BurgoyneUnited States
Tadhg 's historical knowledge was vast- sprinkled with a tad of blarney-and finished with delightful energy. In addition, we learned about Ireland's politics and economics between stops. We would have appreciated a speaker system in the rear of his lovely Mercedes van and more advanced knowledge of our itinerary. Overall, our tour was excellent and a great value.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mary Jo! I sincerely appreciate your review which I know will help other travellers. I will look at the speaker issue actually as the van is an extra long wheelbase model, it can stretch me to be heard in the back. I'm looking forward to meeting you all again, I would have loved to spend more time with you all & get to know you better! I hope you enjoy the rest of your holidays! Tadhg
Maxine D.United States
Tadhg drove us on a tour from Cliften to Dublin. This was a great experience for all 3 in our group. Tadhg's knowledge of the area is excellent. He was able to show us the sites and take us to places regular groups don't visit. He explained the history of the areas, helped us meet some of the locals and gave us a real feel of Ireland! I would recommend Tours by Locals and Tadhg in particular wholeheartedly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Maxine! So good to hear from you & thank you so much for your kind words! I really appreciate them & look forward to seeing you again in Ireland maybe! It was my pleasure to spend some time with you & get to know you a little, your a wonderful & kind person with such an interest & curiosity for my local area that it was great to be the one to show you! Best Regards Tadhg
Mary CookeUnited States
Tadhg O. was wonderful! He was gracious and entertaining throughout of tour of the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher. He knew all the right places to take us and how to plan our time wisely since we ran into a bit of rain. We really enjoyed the artisanal perfumery and the chocolate shop and we loved the incredible seafood at the pub we stopped at along the way, which turned out to be one of my favorite meals in our 12-day trip. The car is quite comfortable and Tadhg had umbrellas, chargers, and water for us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary! I really appreciate your very kind words & had a great time exploring Co Clare with you Mike & your son! You are a great family & it’s my pleasure to share the history & culture of this little corner of Ireland with someone so interested!
Mark DiGiambattistaUnited States
I booked the Connemara Private Luxury tour for a party of four (included my mother who isn't very mobile). Tadhg was all around amazing and attentive to my mother's needs. He was knowledgeable about the history of the area and answered all of our questions. This tour was a perfect addition to our agenda and provided the Irish history we were looking to get. I recommend Tadhg as a tour guide and will definitely use him again!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mark for your honest & complementary comments & wonderful rating! It was my pleasure to spend time with your party, it was so much fun! Your mom is a true Irish woman but what makes your group great was your curiosity about Ireland which makes guiding such a pleasure! I’m looking forward to welcoming you back for a national Tour of Ireland! ��
Susan LangUnited States
Tadhg art bed a few moments early and spent the entire day showing us the sights between Galway and Dingle. His knowledge of Ireland was astonishing as was his enthusiasm for sharing everthing he knows with us. It's apparentl that he loves his job and wants his patrons to get as much out of their time with him as possible.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Susan, I had such a great time with you that my job is a real pleasure! I would have loved to show you all of Ireland! Thank you for this wonderful review!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the 5 star review Nancy, It was a pleasure to have you & Rick on such a beautiful day in the Burren!
Martin KrallUnited States
Superb guide. Extremely knowledgeable and personal. Could not have been any more flexible and attentive to our particular interests. I unequivocally recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I sincerely appreciate your kind words & look forward to seeing you back in Ireland! Take care with those bears! Tadhg
Michael MacalusoUnited States
This gentleman is simply the BEST in the business. His prompt and extremely friendly service is eclipsed by his incredible historical knowledge of Ireland and it's plsce in world history. If you are looking for the true Ireland ride with a Tadgh. He is simply incredible and BEYOND the pale. A gentleman and a scholar. He treated each in our party uniquely and EVERYONE was given a taste of authentic Ireland. This gent is a NATIONAL TREASURE. There is NO other choice. Tadhg IS THE MAN. AMEN. A gent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mike, wow what can I say! Thank you so much! It was a real pleasure to have your beautiful family sample some of Ireland. Everyones enthusiasm & fun made my job a pleasure, I just wish we had more time! You are New York’s finest! Thanks again Tadhg!
Paul DoughertyUnited States
Had a great day with Tadhg going to the Aran Islands and am only sad that we didn't have enough time to book him for Connemara. The tour was great, and he organized a magnificent horse and buggy ride, and took us to the blowhole area that I wouldn't have known about and just had a great walk doing it. he has a lot of knowledge, and knew quite a bit about my wife's family lineage which impressed all of us! I would highly recommend Tadhg as a tour guide and he earned the 5 stars!
James FritzUnited States
6 adults in Ireland tour - Mid May 2018. Our guide was Tadhg. Our trip was nothing short of outstanding - over-the-top enjoyable. All six of us felt Tadhg contributed immensely to the high quality of our trip. Tadhg is knowledgeable in Irish geography, Irish history, historical and cultural sites, restaurants, pubs, etc. Tadhg is a safe, highly experienced driver. We would fully, recommend Tadhg and ToursByLocals. A vacation is meant to be relaxing and enjoyable - value gained per this service.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the wonderful review & your extreamly kind words, I can only say it was my great pleasure to have you in Ireland with me! I felt like I was on holidays with my own family!
Joan JarvisUnited States
If you want to learn about the history of Ireland and have a fantastic, memorable day - then Tadhg is the guide for you. We have done a lot of travel and found Tadhg to be one of the best guides we have ever used. The day on the Aran Islands was exceptional - he even provided sunshine and a clear day. We will use Tadhg on future trips to Ireland. Thank you Tadhg for going above and beyond.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joan You are too kind & I want to say I really enjoyed my time with you here in Ireland! Im looking forward to seeing you soon again in aireland! Tadhg
Beverly A.United States
An absolutely fantastic tour! We would give Tadhg 10 stars. He was so knowledgeable, so helpful, and so accommodating. Two of our party used walkers (one being 94 years old) and he made the trip enjoyable for all us. We learned so much about Irish history as well as Ireland today. We would all like to go back and tour the rest of Ireland. Thanks so much for a marvelous trip, Tadhg!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Beverly thank you so much for the review, I appreciate it so much & it really matters. It was my great pleasure to spend time with you & your family, I felt like you made me part of your family holiday which is so kind & really hart warming. All my best to you all!
Mark HufnagelUnited States
Tadhg was an absolutely superb guide! Our family of 6 toured with him privately for several days and we had a wonderful experience. Tadhg was extremely knowledgeable about every location we visited and gave us great background to help us understand what we were seeing. He was very flexible, making last-minute adjustments to accommodate our needs and our interests. It was clear that his priority was ensuring we had the time of our lives! Tadhg is the best guide I've had in my 10 trips to Europe.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mark! I’m so delighted your trip was wonderful! I really enjoyed having you & your family. It was my absolute pleasure to have people interested in Ireland, and more special to get the opportunity to show you a little more of Ireland across a few days! Please tell your family I am asking after them & wish you all the best! Tadhg
Amanda Drossel WallochUnited States
Amazing! You MUST choose Tadhg as your guide he is awesome! He showed us so much that we never would have seen on a tour group bus. The highlight was the entire day it's all fabulous! The chocolate factory was decadent, the perfumery was excellent and the cliffs breath taking! Tadhg is incredibly knowledgeable about SO much history! He even took us to a castle bar for a drink before taking us home! The day flew by and left us wanting more! He made each experience so incredibly memorable. Thank you Tadhg!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: OMG, Thank you so much Amanda! I'm so delighted that you enjoyed the day! You were all great! Thank you so much for your wonderful review!
Ying ZhangUnited States
My husband and I were very pleasure having Tadhg given us private tour guide along west coast line of Galway. He is very friendly, professional, and took care us very well. He introduced many stories/culture. He brought us to all the major sites, and also arranged very interesting local activities, visiting chocolate stores, nice local bar, afternoon tea in big castle hotel, local seafood restaurant, etc. We felt we were treated by an old friend, very comfortable. I will definitely recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind & wonderful words! It was truly my pleasure to show you a little of my country! I had a lot of fun with you both too!
If you are looking for a great guy who wants to make sure you have a fantastic day look no further. Tadhg was wonderful and has a great knowledge of Irish history. The best day tour we have ever had the pleasure of going on. Thanks so much. Catherine, Brett and Georgina (Australia)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Catherine, it was truly my pleasure to spend a wonderful day showing you & your family the Arran Islands! Your interest & enthusiasm for Ireland makes my job a real pleasure! Thank you! Tadhg
Anne HuberUnited States
Tadgh picked us up in Galway and delivered us to our next destination in Dingle. Along the way we toured a chocolate factory, cheese factory, several ruins, The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, went over the River Shannon on a Ferry and ventured thru The Conor pass (a road so narrow that tour busses can't travel on it). Tadgh was very informative and offered to stop any time we wanted to take photos. Using TBL to travel from one destination to the next was definitely the way to go. Thanks Tadgh!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the great review Anne! It means so much to me! I really appreciate it & it was really my pleasure to show you some of Ireland! Thank you Tadhg