Shawn DoyleGrand Rapids, MICHIGAN, United States
Sean was grand and loads of fun!!! He is a historian and has many witty tales to tell. There were four in our party and we all had an enjoyable day!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shawn Many thanks for your kind words and your generosity.I hope you enjoyed the 1592 restaurant. Go dte sibh slan mo chairde Sean
Elizabeth LehmannUnited States
Sean was a great guide who has a wealth of historical knowledge. The tour was very informative and enjoyable. He was very prompt and reliable. He went above and beyond for us and gave our group a wonderful experience. Thank you!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elizabeth Many thanks for your kind words.It was a pleasure and the day went too quickly. Bon voyage to you Gary, Pam and Carol. Go dte sibh slan. Sean
Tiffany DavidUnited States
What a wonderful tour our family has today provided by Sean. His historical knowledge about the areas we visited is unsurpassed. He made it interesting and exciting even for our young adult we brought with us. To do that you have to be great at what you do. It was like taking a tour with a close friend who knows EVERYTHING you would want to know about the area. We HIGHLY recommend Sean.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tif, Mike and Cass Many thanks for your kind words and generosity.Yes it was a pleasure and privilege to show you Wicklow and see it through your fresh perspective. I particularly liked hearing about your lives in Tampa and Classes exciting sail break in Honduras before concentrating on her medical career. You are a wonderful, gentle together family and I wish you Good speed. Go dte sibh slan mo chairde Sean
Richard MooreUnited States
Sean was incredibly knowledgeable and simply a pleasure to spend the day with. We toured all of Dublin from Guinness to Dublin Castle. A quick blast through Dublin tunnel took us to the Final area where we toured 2 monasteries, Viking ruins even gaining incredible access to a midevil round tower in Lusk. I highly encourage you to book with Sean. He picked us up at the Port on time and we were at Ha'penny bridge within minutes while the giant buses were still loading. Sean's great, book with him NOW! ��
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You n that Dawwn girl were fecking pleasure to be with.As I said to you at the tour end....Giorin truir bother...an ancient Gaelic saying meaning three shorten the road...Dawn get him to do tours in Carolina.Hes a natural.Bon voyage my friends and don't forget about the Killybegs jobbie
Sean O'Gorman did a very good job for us. I would give him a rating of 10+. He went more than we expected by setting up a meeting with my relatives and also taking us to Tyrrells Pass Castle & Restaurant and also Tyrrells pass town
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John Many thanks for your kind words.I had a wonderful time revisiting you Irish roots and I hope you are making progress with the family tree. Go dte sibh slan mo chairde Sean
Denise GrondinOAKVILLE, ONTARIO, Canada
Sean was very knowledgable and provided good "historical" insights. The tour could have been better planned to cover all "7 wonders"
Kathleen RuddyUnited States
Sean shared the spirit and joy of Ireland in a well-paced itinerary through which we learned and explored the history, culture, and wonder of the country and its countrymen. Thank you to Sean. Best wishes to all you explorers reading this review...enjoy your tour in magical, mystical Ireland!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathleen Many thanks for a great day with plenty of fun as well.I hope you got the info on the Corrigans and Ruddys I sent.I look forward to seeing you soon and launching you in your own car into the West. Give Doug my fond regards Go dte sibh slan mo chairde Sean
Nancy T.Gilbert, AZ, United States
Sean was very knowledgeable and we covered a lot of ground in a short period of time. He filled in for us at the last minute when our scheduled guide had an injury. He got us promptly into the Book of Wales and Trinity College without waiting in lines. He provided some treats and took us right where we needed to go when we were shopping for a particular item. We recommend Sean. His knowledge can't be beat!
Terry SullivanUnited States
Sean gave us a great tour of Dublin on our shore excursion. Saw virtually all the sights including the medieval quarter,cathedrals,secret sites of the revolution,got us into trinity college for the book of KELLS. Sean even made an extraordinary stop at the public park so we could see and pet some of the deer. He is very animated and has a great love of his city and his country. HE found a great authentic restaurant for lunch. A great tour by an extremely likeable gentlemen. Would highly recommend Sean.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judge Many thanks for your kind words.It was a pleasure to show you around and I have fond memories of you and your wonderful family. Go dte sibh slan mo chairde Sean
Seth M.United States
Sean is not only a great guide, he's a fantastic guy -- filled with good cheer, disarmingly comfortable and funny as hell. However, this is a graduate of Trinity College who teaches history during the winter. I don't think I've ever been so brilliantly bathed in a country and cities history as Sean provide us today in Dublin. We leave Ireland feeling not just a love of the country, but a genuine connection to it as American cousins. That's all thanks to Sean. Share a pint with him for Seth!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You still are an outrageous rogue! As I send this message you two are steaming northwards past my village towards Norway.I hope to meet you again. Agus idir an da linn go dte sibh slan
We had a pleasant tour with Sean. He had complete knowledge of the history and We all had a great day.
Margaret GarnettWest Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sean is brilliant! He is extremely knowledgeable about Irish History and is able to convey his information clearly. He was enthusiastic and very much enjoys life. He is a very good driver and time manager as well. We had a superb day with him and learned so much. The only reason he missed the fifth star was that his vehicle could have used cleaning and he was late but none of that detracted from our great enjoyment of the day.
Valerie H.United States
Spent the day with Sean. He is fun and uniquely entertaining. Very knowledgeable of Irish history and presented it as if he had experienced it himself. Sean is very passionate of Dublin today and its future. Experienced a great local pub. Would highly recommend .
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Valerie I recall a fabulous day and a pleasure to show you around my city.Your interest in its history and your kind indulgence of my occasional rants were much appreciated.Go dte tu slan mo chairde Sean
Kristy HallUnited States
He was prompt, kind, friendly, funny, informative and knowledgeable about the city of Dublin and the sites along the route to Killarney. He gave excellent advice regarding tourist traps and tourist must sees. He took us off the beaten path and knew the history of all the sites. We highly recommend Sean as your private guide in Ireland. If we lived in Ireland we would be friends with Sean.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kristy Many thanks for your kind and supportive words.I thoroughly enjoyed our couple of days together and am thrilled you liked the tour. Le gach dea ghui Bhur Cara Sean
Barbara SteinUnited States
Sean is a great and very personable tour guide. He has superlative knowledge of history, and as a result will take you to visit important sites that you ordinarily would not know about. We had a wonderful day touring ancient sites and learning the history of Ireland. I would give 5 stars plus if I could.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara Many thanks for your kind words. I had a fab time wandering around Fingal with Mark and you. There is an old Gaelic saying: Giorin beirt bóthar. Ór Two shortens the road. But in our case the banter and chat between the three of us made the day fly. Bon voyage. Le gach deá ghui Sean
Hallie YannoUnited States
Sean was an absolute jewel of a tour guide. Our Whistle Stop tour was fantastic - we had limited time and he showed us all the highlights. He had a wonderful knowledge of history, the area, and was a storehouse of wonderful stories about Dublin and the country. We couldn't have had a better tour guide, and as always, we are grateful to Tours by Locals for providing such wonderful guides.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Hallie Many thanks for your kind words. It was a pleasure to show you my native city and I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. Many thanks for remembering me. Sean
Sharon BiceUnited States
I had an excellent tour, customized for me by guide Sean! He is a knowledgeable historian and was so generous with information and tips for enjoying the rest of my time in Ireland. The day was thoroughly enjoyable and I would recommend ToursByLocals and especially Sean for anyone seeking a tour of Ireland.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sharon Thank you for remembering me. I certainly recall that lovely day we spent together up north. I hope you are well. Go n-éirí leat Sean
Jean ReedUnited States
We enjoyed our day out of Dublin into the countryside. Sean has a nice sense of humor and loves his country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jean I'm thrilled you remembered me. Thank you very much for your kind words . Le gach deá ghui Seán
Nancy JonesUnited States
Sean O gives an amazing tour of sites of the Irish Rebellion throughout Dublin and is very passionate and knowledgeable about Irish history. Before the tour we didn't understand much about Irish history so we had a very interesting day touring places that are significant to the Rebellion as well as other sites in Dublin. Lunch was even in a historic place called the School House. All in all, a great day! Thanks Sean O!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks Nancy... A pleasure and very enjoyable to swap great banter. Thanks for remembering me! Le gach deá ghui Sean
Joseph ShafferUnited States
Best tour of my life Sean is incredible
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Joseph You are so kind...is was a pleasure to spend the day with yis. the prescient comments and questions are part of my learning process Safe home to ye both Go dte sibhs slan Sean
Helena DeyoungUnited States
Sean was very knowledgeable, the tour around Dublin could not be better. We learned a lot about none tourists locations and were fascinated with stories. We will highly recommend Sean.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Helena and Ivana It was lovely to meet you two...I hope you had a good days shopping..I have no doubt Ivana will be fantastic when she finally breaks free. Le gach dea ghui Sean
Aviva BaerUnited States
Sean is very knowledgeable of Dublin's art, architecture and history. In our afternoon together he gave us a very thorough overview of the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Aviva Many thanks for your kind words. I hope your Dan is on the mend. Sean
Michelle KingGRAPEVINE, TEXAS, United States
Beyond the pale...I've heard that phrase my whole life. Sean built this 5 hour tour for us to get out of the Dublin city center & see the countryside to the north. We visited Mellifont Abbey which is right at the dividing line of English controlled Dublin & the area to the north that was "beyond the pale. We then travelled to Monasterboice which has 1100 year old engraved crosses which told stories of the Bible for Irish converts. Finally it was on to the Fourknocks Passage Tomb which is 5000+ years old.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Michelle I am really very flattered by your kindness.Please send me a few fjord pics.Ive a feeling they will be stunning. Sean
Michelle KingGRAPEVINE, TEXAS, United States
Sean was outstanding! It was as if our old friend picked us up & was showing us around his favorite places in town. Sean is knowledgeable of Irish history, very familiar with navigation of the area & pointed out lots of unique spots that were off the normal tourist routes. His recommendations for other activities during our stay were well suited to our interests and our time available in the area. Take advantage of our new Irish friend Sean.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michelle and Drew...a privilege to make your acquaintance....and a pleasure to hang out with you. Go dte sibh slan Sean
Jimmy CoolidgeUnited States
Sean was most knowledgeable of Dublin. We had a couple of unique requests that he was able to accommodate. One was my request to visit a big alley, a 30X60 four wall handball court. The modern game of four wall handball was originated by the Irish on the 30X60 court. My wife visited an Irish quilt store. Highlights of the tour were our lunch at the historic Schoolhouse Hotel Restaurant and The Tom Johnson House where Mike Collins led the signing of Anglo-Irish Treaty creating the Irish Free State in 1922.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jimmy Thanks very much for your kind comments.I hope your lovely gang had a great tour.A privilege to serve you. Slan abhaile Sean