Laura ArmstrongUnited States
We absolutely loved our tour of the RIngs of Kerry and Skellig Ring with Barry O'Rourke! Barry is extremely knowledgeable about Ireland's deep history and culture. What we particular liked was that he would offer as much information as we wanted. He kept us away from the tourists so we had a more private experience. He is quite personable and we highly recommend Barry of Tours by Locals. Thank you for a great day, Barry!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Laura I thoroughly enjoyed the day I spent with you and your group on the Ring of Kerry. Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to spend time with you and I enjoyed our discussions on history and modern politics. Please come back sometime! Best wishes, Barry
Lynn DelaneyMilton, VERMONT, United States
Barry was the second driver assigned to us by Tours by Locals when the first driver was unable to take my husband and I on a private tour of the Ring of Kerry. We felt as if we had won the lottery with Barry. He was punctual, well-read, a great conversationalist, knew his history and geography tying it in with current events, and chose an excellent restaurant for us to have lunch. The eight-hours we were together flew by. By the end of the trip we felt we had made a friend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. The eight hours absolutely flew for me too and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with both of you. We certainly discussed and dissected a wide range of issues!. I’m delighted to be able to call both of you my friends. Please come back again!!. We have much more geo politics to discuss!.
Charles T.United States
Barry gave us a very nice tour even though the weather was awful. Seeing Blarney Castle and the beautiful gardens around it was very nice. My wife has a mobility problem, but nevertheless she was able to climb up 5 flights of very difficult stairs and even kiss the Blarney stone. That was one of the highlights of our entire trip. Barry is extremely knowledgeable, personable and gave us an excellent tour. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to spend the day with both of you. Even though the weather was 'awful' you never complained and embraced all we could see on our route, and to top it all, you mastered the Blarney Stone. Thank you for choosing a Tours by Locals and myself for your tour of the Cork Area. Come back again!!
Chiara WrocinskiUnited States
Barry was an amazing tour guide. He was punctual, kept his vehicles pristine, friendly and informed without being overly talkative as some tour guides can be. He was incredibly easy to work with and responsive in setting up our tour. He was wonderful with my 8 year old daughter and was flexible throughout the day so we could spend more time in the areas we wanted to explore. On top of it all he was exceptionally pleasant and a testament to the famed Irish hospitality. We can't wait to go back!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chiara. It was a pleasure to spend time with the Wrocinski family, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you and our conversations about history, culture and indeed life in general. Please do come back..there is always a welcome here for you. Regards, Barry