Kieran is a personable, and knowledgeable guide with a great sense of humour who showed five ladies a wonderful day while on a shore excursion from the QEII. I must travel with a mobility scooter, and he was totally aware of my limitations and had pre-planned alternate venues for me if the itinerary proved too challenging. A true professional; I highly recommend him.
Dave AddisUnited States
There is nobody with whom I'd rather spend a day or two in Ireland than Kieran. He's a terrific guy — friendly, outgoing, and a walking, talking encyclopedia on all things Irish: history, culture, literature, geography, archaeology, politics, you name it. Kieran knows every crook and cranny of Dublin, the wild cliffs of the west coast, the stunning countryside of Wicklow — and which little wayside pubs serve the best fish-and-chips you'll *ever* taste. Did two tours with Kieran, loved every minute!!
Joan K.United States
What a wonderful day with Kieran. He was funny and very knowledgeable. Even the security guard at the port told us we were lucky to have him as our guide. We were never rushed and he added some things for us to see that he thought we would enjoy. As others have said he is the best!
Mary LundinUnited States
Great guide. Knows all the little special harbors and places to go around Dublin. Very delightful.
Kevin K.BOULDER CITY, NV, United States
Kieran was an amazing guide. So funny, knowledgeable, & personable. We enjoyed his extensive knowledge of Ireland's history and how he helped us navigate around large crowds from tour buses. Our van was very comfortable and was the perfect way to travel around Ireland.
Terry EdwardsUnited States
It is said that travel broadens the mind...inspiring a new perspective of somewhere familiar, or a treasure hidden in a place currently unknown. That is exactly what Kieran accomplished during our Wicklow - Private Tour. Kieran customized the tour so that we could see and experience a varied bit of Wicklow. We went to Dublin Bay - Lough Tay - Glendalough - a Sheepdog Demonstration and enjoyed a fantastic lunch together. His knowledge and insight is incredible. How fortunate we were! Highly recommend!!
Robert TunmireUnited States
Great guide and wonderful day !!
Pat MillerBluffton, SC, United States
Kieran was a delight and very knowledgeable about Dublin and the countryside. He customized the tour to our wishes, plus suggested sights we did not know about which made the tour even more interesting. Would use him again when in Dublin. Seeing the countryside in the Wicklow region and the Russborough House also a treat. The Tavern near the ruins built by the monks was superb. Order their bangers and mash and have Irish coffee.
Douglas RedfieldUnited States
Knowledgable. Easy going. Choose fun and interesting stops. Great lunch. Stop. Safe driver. Highly recommend. Thank you.
We had a great day with Kieran. All 5 people in our party were very pleased with the day and the things we saw. We will be coming back for more. Thanks Kieran!
Debbie LundCALIFORNIA, United States
Kieran was absolutely wonderful! He was really able to show us some of the countryside that most people don't get a chance to see on tours. Kieran is super funny and knowledgeable about his homeland and kept the day well paced and interesting for everyone. I highly recommend taking a tour with him!
Betty RhinesUnited States
BEST day tour on our British Isles trip. Kieran knows Dublin and the Wicklow area and he treated us to an unforgettable adventure. Stopping for photos of the sheep on the countryside...no problem. More time at the Avoca weaving sheds,,,,not to mention the shop...take your time. Dublin and the Wicklow Moutain area is best seen through the eyes of a local guide in a small group. We hope to return to Ireland and will definitely check out Tours by Local first.
Gayle GarryUnited States
We toured Dublin and the nearby countryside over two days with Kieran. He clearly demonstrated his knowledge of Irish history (obtained through a Master's Degree in Medieval History) in a conversational, often humorous manner. It was a pleasure to spend the time with Kieran during which he made every moment enjoyable. He clearly loves his work and made every effort to make our tours interesting, fun and memorable.
Shelia MoormanHarrisonburg, VIRGINIA, United States
Kieran is an exceptional guide. He is knowledgeable, interesting and has a great sense of humor. We have fallen in love with Ireland and Kieran is a big part of why we feel that way.
Karen McDonaghUnited States
We had a wonderful time seeing the sights of Wicklow with Kieran. Spending the day seeing part of a beautiful country, with someone so knowledgable and nice, was the highlight of our trip. Would definitely take another tour in the future with Kieran.
Diane NorthupUnited States
Our Wicklow tour with Kieran was great. It was our second day to tour with Kieran, and he made the day really special. Even though we had a bit of rain during the day, our tour did not suffer. The countryside was so lovely, and Glendalough was inspiring. We are now great fams of tours by locals.
Shirley R.United States
Excellent tour and even better tour guide! I highly recommend Kieran as a tour guide. He explained everything we visited in great detail, a lot of very interesting! He answered all my questions, has a great sense of humor and is a polite gent as well! I loved this private tour to Wicklow, the gardens at Powercourt were amazing (even in the rain!) the beautiful drive through the rolling green hills of Wicklow, beautiful vistas. Really enjoyed the Avoca Weavers Mill. Thank you Kieran!
Barbara SchautUnited States
This tour was the highlight of our trip after watching the TV show Ballykissangel for many years. The town of Avoca was so charming. Kieran was just exceptional and met all our needs. He has great knowledge and is a pleasure to listen to. Please take the time to see this beautiful area if able. You will not be disappointed.
Herbert McGuireUnited States
We had a great time with Kieran on each of the three full day tours we took with him. He is a fount of knowledge and not at all scripted. He was always on time and flexible as we went along. We could not have been more pleased with the tours.
Kieran was great he made our trip all that much better
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.
Jack PankeyUnited States
I changed the date to 9/22/2013 and Jimmy Morooney was our guide. I cannot say enough about how much all of us enjoyed Jimmy's knowledge and helpfulness. I was great to talk to him about the history of Ireland during the day. Jack Pankey
Stephen BreuerUnited States
Kieran is a personable, knowledgable and friendly young man, who made our day in the Wicklow Mountains very special. Steve Breuer, Los Angeles
Barbara WolfortUnited States
Bernadette HarbourUnited States
Kieran is knowledgable, funny and patient. Only suggestion is to use microphone when in large van so folks in back can hear.
Martin MacklinCleveland, OH, United States
Mike ReganPhoenix, AZ, United States
If I had to take one tour in Ireland, Wicklow would be it. If this isn't the most beautiful place on earth, it certainly is a contender. I have used a lot of private tour guides and Kieran ranks at the top. He knows facts about every nook and cranny. The drive down the coast takes you through a lot of Irish history as well as having some suprises. Kieran has a great sense of humor and a wealth of knowledge about Irish history. I would recommend him highly and intend to use him again on my next trip.
Eileen O'NeilUnited States
If you really want to see Ireland as you've always imagined it, then book this tour with Kieran! He was prompt,courteous,informative and a down-right gentleman. The tour started out quite nicely and built to a spectacular crescendo as we finished up at one of Ireland's, or may I say,the world's most beautiful vistas! Do your Pub and shopping thing first and then settle back and enjoy a marvelous day with someone that truly cares about Ireland and is more than willing to share it's history and legend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my absolute pleasure to show you some of our fine country. You were enthusiastic interesting and funny. Makes my job so much easier and enjoyable meeting nice people. Thanks for the kind comments.