Nanda VargasUnited States
Our tour with Kieran was superb! He was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The van he drove was clean, and comfortable. His lunch spot was quaint and delicious. We did this tour and he threw in a quick stop to cast a fly fishing line on the Boyne. Our time with Kieran was a highlight of our time in Ireland!
Rachel NugentUnited States
Our tour guide was Kieran. We had a customized tour that took us to Newgrange and then inland to Meath and Westmeath to see some genealogical sites of interest that my Father had identified. Kieran was as excited as we were because he had not been to a lot of this countryside. We found several ruins, had lunch in a small town, and had awesome conversations during the drive. Kieran is a great historical interpreter, commentator and overall a 5-star professional. We wish we could just do it again.
Paul WolmaransUnited States
Our group thoroughly enjoyed Kieran's tour. HIs deep knowledge of the Irish history and entertaining presentation style, made this tour a highlight.
Jonathan McCullersUnited States
Kieran is as advertised in the other reviews...extremely knowledgeable, funny, and opinionated (in a good way)! We did Boyne valley...2 stops that were big tourist sites and he sped us through seamlessly, and 2 off the beaten path that were equally great without other tourists. Highly recommended. We would do it again in a heartbeat.
Ken PetersUnited States
Kieran and the tour were great. He was very engaging and told wonderful stories. The one suggestion that I would make is that he add a mike and speaker to the van. With the road noise, the people in the far back seat had difficulty hearing him.
Christopher BerryUnited States
Kieran expertly guided us through 5,000 years of Irish history on a day-long tour through the scenic Boyne Valley. He thoughtfully focused our time and attention on five sites and delved deeply into their significance in Irish history and culture. We spent our time well, enjoying Kieran's interesting, informative and entertaining commentary. He listened well and answered our many questions with directness, candor and humor. We look forward to our return to Ireland and future experiences with Kieran.
Ty FordWoodland Hills, CALIFORNIA, United States
Kieran was outstanding! Passionate about history and expertly knowledgeable! Kieran was thoughtful and strategic on how to make the most of our day. We were the first to arrive at Newgrange (and got in for free because its visitor centre was under construction), and were able to see it without delay. He took us to many other Boyne Valley attractions (Hill of Slane, Slane Castle, Trim Castle) and customized the itinerary for us to include the HIll of Tara. Would definitely hire again!
Joanne NilandUnited States
Michael MitchellUnited States
We've often used Tours by Locals and I can honestly say Kieran has been the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable of any guide we've experienced. We spent a thoroughly delightful day exploring the history of Boyne Valley with him. And to top it off his sense of humor is truly a gift. We highly recommend him.
Renai FitzpatrickUnited States
On an amazingly beautiful day in Ireland, Kieran was the best companion and guide. He was extremely knowledgeable, attentive to our needs, and a great person to spend a day in the Boyne valley with. We learned so much, and had a delicious lunch on the patio of a castle to boot!
Naif Al-MutawaUnited States
Thank you for a friendly upbeat tour full of information and good cheer. We will be back and when we are you will be the first ti know.
Michael G.huntington beach, CA, United States
What a fun day! Kieran is a great person to spend time with. Super knowledgeable about Ireland's history and all the sites you will see. Also very willing to be flexible with the itinerary.
Cheryl ButlerUnited States
Kieran is an awesome tour guide! He has a stellar sense of humor while imparting the most interesting tidbits of history! Don't think twice about booking a tour with him. He picked us up at our front door in Dublin for the Newgrange day trip tour. It was nonstop smiles throughout the whole day. Just do it!
Jane McNamaraUnited States
We had two tours with Kieran during our vacation in Ireland. Both were fabulous! Kieran was an amazing guide, and had a vast and impressive knowledge of history. He even went out of his way to research sites having to do with our ancestry - taking us to places off the regular route. We definatey appreciated all he did for us. We learned so much, and definitely recommend him. We had six in our group, from ages 21 - 80 years old, and everyone loved him. Thank you Kieran from the mcnamara clan!
Michael HerrityUnited States
Kieran, was fantastic, fun and knowledgeable. We have used Tours By Locals in Portugal, Spain and France and always had great experiences and this was the best ever!
James L.VENICE, FL, United States
This was Day 2, and Kieran again planned the schedule perfectly. He has an incredible knowledge base which he imparts in a very human way that reflects his passion for his country and what he does. We went to Newgrange, Monasterboice, Slane Abbey and the Trim Castle - awesome! We cannot leave out the great pubs he brought us to for incredible fish and chips. Another outstanding day! We would HIGHLY recommend him and definitely use him again on a return visit.
Lewis FisherUnited States
A splendid guide—knowledgeable, considerate, efficient, enjoyable.
Diane NorthupUnited States
Our tour with Kiernan to Newgrange and the Boyne Valley was my favorite day in our week in Ireland. He imparted so much history of Ireland to us. I never realized that Ireland was such an ancient place. Newgrange gave me chills--to see such master construction in building 5000 years ago.
Kieran gave a comprehensive and informative tour where we visited various locations in the Boyne Valley - Newgrange, Monasterboice, Hill of Slane, Trim Castle & Hill of Tara. He is an engaging, intelligent and amusing host & I cannot recommend him highly enough. I don't believe you will find a better tour guide operating in the Dublin area. If you want to get out of Dublin into the Irish countryside & learn about a history that goes back 5,000 years this is the tour to book.
Michael M.United States
Kieran's tour was the highlight of our trip. Not only was he very knowledgable, he was also delightful to be around. The sights that we visited are amazing. Newgrange is spectacular, and if you're looking to visit a medieval castle, look no further than Trim. I couldn't recommend this tour more!!
Herbert McGuireUnited States
Michelle ChristensenUnited States
We had an absolutely perfect day with Kieran! He got us out early and ahead of the crowds,which made a world of difference at Newgrange. Kieran is very personable and knowledgeable, making our day even better than I expected. This is my 5th trip to Ireland and Kieran brought us to locations that still took my breath away. I am hoping to see him again on my next trip!
Richard B.United States
Molly BachUnited States
My boyfriend and I had an amazing time with Kieran on our Newgrange and Boyne Valley tour. We really enjoyed the scope of history and Keiran's extensive knowledge. He showed us sites we would not have found on our own and provided great context to the sites visited. I would highly recommend this tour to all visitors to Ireland.
Sandra HermanUnited States
Kieran provided a well organized and timed tour. His knowledge of the sites and areas we visited was excellent and gave us a better understanding of Irish history and of the sites we visited. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Kieran.
Terence KellyUnited States
The tour provided by Kieran was informative, fun, interesting and worth every penny. Our trip to Newgrange and the Boyne Valley was the most memorable part of our trip to Ireland, thanks to Kieran's deep knowledge of the history of the area and his style of presentation. We would encourage others to take advantage of this type of tour to make their trip as enjoyable as ours.
Beverly DePietropaoloUnited States
Kieran is very knowledgeable about Ireland and it's history. Very attentive to our interests, and made sure the tour was aligned with what we wanted to do. High energy. Willing to answer any questions. We enjoyed every minute.
Martin MacklinCleveland, OH, United States
Mike ReganPhoenix, AZ, United States
Newgrange is a must see simply because it is an interesting site that is older than the pyramids. It is hard to imagine stone age people building this. Kieran is extremely knowledgeable on medival history as well as the history of Ireland. Trim Castle is also on this tour and, as the largest Norman castle in Ireland is a complete tour in itself. I recommend both Kieran and this tour highly to anyone interested in Irish history. The Boyne Valley is a beautiful place.
Linda NishiokaUnited States
Kieran was a delight. He loves his Irish history and we loved our travels of Newgrange and the Boyne Valley with him. A highly recommended tour.