Lisa PersonUnited States
The BEST tour guide in all of Dublin! Matthew! I look forward to hiring him again on my next trip to Dublin. Pints & Sights Thank you for sharing some Irish sensibility, history, culture and friendship.
Patricia ColemanUnited States
Matthew was an excellent guide. We only had one night in Dublin, and we were able to see and experience so much more than if we had been on our own. We went to three pubs — the food and pints were wonderful, and the traditional music was fantastic. Walking in between pubs were learned a bit of history, and I saw some of the sites I had been reading about. The dancers in the last pub made our night! I'm so glad we skipped the places packed with tourists, and got a taste of the authentic.
Linda A.Mechanicsville, VA, United States
We had a great time with Matthew. So informative, talented (he sang!), multilingual, and all around fun to talk with during our tour. Recommended highly!
Shankar RaoUnited States
He is very friendly, knowledgeable about Ireland's history, spontaneous, great singing voice, great fun, literally became part of our family. We highly recommend Mathew. Love him!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Shankar, I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip. I would have loved to come for dinner but I was already running late. I had a great time with you guys. Was so funny :)
What a great day out with Matthew! Well prepared, very knowledgable, very fun and able to adjust to the different levels of English knowledge in our group. I hoped for a lot after having chosen Matthew after reading prior reviews, but he clearly topped our expectations. Would pick him again - 100%
Michele Suito-OliveraWeston, United States
We had the BEST Irish Tour guide -Matthew!!! We were constantly laughing as he showed us his beautiful city of Dublin, stopping to teach us about its rich history of vikings, Catholicism, Protestants.. and the Scottish. He pranced through the streets dancing with my 13-yr old son and I even saw my husband dancing a couple times!! Through song he made the streets of Dublin come alive teaching my 16-yr old daughter (who loves to sing) a few Irish songs and singing as a duo. Matthew is AMAZING, book him now!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey it was a pleasure. La voz de Sammie es un encanto. Was a joy to meet you guys :)
Garnett HaubeltUnited States
Matthew is an exceptional communicator who can take a less than perfect situation and make the most of it. What do I mean by this comment ...... starting a PUB Crawl at 4 in the afternoon when PUBS don't wake up until 9 at night is not the ideal way to experience PUB night life in Ireland. But Matthew overcame this obstacle and provided us with a well rounded instructional historical view of Dublin PUB life. I would rate this PUB Crawl a 3, at most, but most definitely Matthew a 5! Respectfully garnett
Jack LittrellUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Jack That you for your review. It is my first 4 star review. The rest are all 5, so this will help keep me on my toes. I guess because you had a car I tried to be a little different, and I realised early on that it didn't work. It is something I will take into account for the future. I always try to make my tour different to previous ones, and unfortunately here it just did not work. I would normally also go to more churches, however as we had gone to Glasnevin I thought you might find it a bit much.
Paul ToddUnited States
My husband and I had a wonderful time on our walking tour of Dublin. Matthew is extremely knowledgeable of Irish and Dublin history. He tailored our tour to our personal tastes, and he managed to obtain fast passes to Trinity College Library. A must see! We walked away from our tour with a greater knowledge of Ireland, and we had a blast in the process.
Arnold AllenUnited States
Matthew was a great guide. His knowledge of local history and the folk lore was superb. My family and I enjoyed his stories and song. We feel we have a better understanding not only of the city, but also of the Irish culture. If you ever have the opportunity to tour with Matt you can not go wrong with Tours by Locals and we highly recommend this tour and tour guide!
Paige HuttoUnited States
Matthew was amazing! Unbelievably knowledgeable of Dublin and super friendly! We became friends immediately and wanted to take him home with us! We only had 2 days in Dublin and he got us to all the top spots in just 4 hours ! I wish we had another day with him! I highly recommend Tours by Locals! I have never been disappointed!
Bryan JesterUnited States
Mathew was a great guide. Took the time to give us a great tour with the right level of detail. Highly recommended!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank Bryan How was the rest of youre trip ?
Caryn HeadleyUnited States
The tour with Matthew was wonderful! He is very knowledgeable about everything that Dublin has to offer. We had a great time with him and we loved that he took us to some places more frequented by locals, rather than only tourists! Next time we come to Ireland, we will definitely get in touch with Matthew! He really made our short trip unforgettable.
Marcie GirolamoUnited States
What a fun evening! Matthew was awesome! We learned a lot, saw parts of Dublin we otherwise wouldn't have seen and got to pop into some fun pubs. We highly recommend his tours!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marcie Thanks very much, it really was so much fun to spend time with you guys :)
Eric AndersonUnited States
Matthew is fun, smart and has a great sense of humor! We learned a lot and he made it interesting. Ask him to sing a bit he is really quite good. Thanks Matthew for a fun night!
Terina WilliamsUnited States
Matthew was a delight! Very knowledgable about the history of Dublin & very personable!! We had so much fun with him & would not hesitate to use him next time for another tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Terina Thank you very much for your review. I hope you keep well and I will see if I take you up on that tour of Washington :)
Hope BanicUnited States
Matt was probably the most personable and friendly guide we've ever toured with, private or group. We loved his flexibility and insight of Dublin that manifested his love of the city. This was a wonderful way to experience the city.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Hope I hope you are well, and that it is not too warm where you are :)
Steve PalmerUnited States
Matthew had an incredible knowledge of European history
Mark LeeUnited States
Matthew was terrific. Knowledgeable, personable and accommodating. Very highly recommended
Carin S.United States
What a charming experience and guide! We had the most amazing time with Matthew.
Ann Elise S.United States
Thank you, Matthew, for a terrific day and sharing Dublin through your eyes. We very much appreciate you adapting to the specific needs of our unique project and showing us sides of Dublin we would undoubtedly not have seen without you. Really enjoyed your singing of Irish tunes.
Larry FreckUnited States
We really enjoyed our time and tour with Matthew, not only was the tour informative but Matthew is very knowledgable and talented. You can tell his passion for what he does and knows all the top local pubs to take you to
He is funny knowledgeable and a great singer. Amaizing
Matthew was great, he was so knowledgeable, but most of all very entertaining. We enjoyed our walk around Dublin with him.
Judi P.United States
Matthew was great very knowledgeable. Had a blast
An outstanding afternoon! Matthew is a very knowledgable, energetic and delightful tour guide who knows the city really well and had excellent tips for places that I would have never been able to find on my own. The whole tour was a lot of fun, entertaining and informative and perfectly paced for me. I enjoyed every minute of it. Couldn't have made a better choice!
Robert HickeyUnited States
Matthew is the guy you want in Dublin if you are looking for knowledgeable, flexible and fun. He was great for our group of professionals (in town for a conference), but I can see why he'd be perfect for a family (on vacation). We all felt we ended up with a well-rounded overview of the life, history, and traditions of Ireland in general and Dublin in specific. We got dates, issues, and names for sure, but we also got a list of which pubs served (in his opinion) the best pints of Guinness in the city!
Mark RoseUnited States
Matthew was excellent. He sang, told history, stories - all in a most enthusiastic and friendly manner. He knows Dublin in side and out and loves it. He walked us around in a well organized way but without it being a stock tour - he hit all the highlights and tailored everything to our group (5). He answered all our questions and kept it lively. He is genuinely a great guide. He made many recommendations for following days for places to go, eat, or drink. I'd recommend him to anyone. Lots of fun!
Anupam KamalUnited States
Matthew is an excellent guide for Dublin. He has a friendly charming personality, has high energy level and is very informative.
Amy MerseUnited States
We loved our tour in Dublin with Matthew! It was the best thing we did. He is a great guide and we learned so much from him. We were traveling with two small children. A 4 year old and a 1 year old, and he was great with the kids! Very patient. :) We enjoyed spending our morning/early afternoon with him and we highly recommend this tour.
Joan JungUnited States
Matthew delivered everything he said he would--he was fun, flexible, and very knowledgeable about Dublin. If this is what all of the Tours by Local tours are like, we will only use them when travelling on cruises--the tours are so much better than what the cruise ships can offer!
Tommy BeadelUnited States
We couldn't have had a better time!! Matthew was knowledgeable, fun, and great with every age on our tour :)
Matthew was great ... knowledgeable, off-the-cuff, a lot of fun, a little "off-the-beaten-path" ... the sort of guide you can easily enjoy spending a few hours and a drink or two with. Perfect guide for Dublin.
Barry ClaytonUnited States
We had an awesome time with our tour guide Matthew. He was knowledgable,fun and full of energy. We only had one day in Dublin and he made it a wonderful day for us. We highly recommend him to anyone. Loved his singing of Irish songs.
Roxanne BUttsUnited States
Matthew was a fun and exciting tour guide! He was accommodating to change in schedule and change and how many people we were going! I would recommend this to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Thanks very much. I hope you enjoyed your other tour.
Fun, informative and friendly is how I would describe yesterday's tour with Matthew. From the beginning to the end we were riveted in his description of Dublin's evolution through time peppered with humorous antidotes. Between sites, we stopped at many historic pubs where you could absolutely feel the fun, authentic atmosphere. It was without a doubt, the highlight of our weekend escape to Ireland. Thank you so much again from your "Florentine" friends!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Georgette. Thanks very much. You guys were amazing craic. ��
Would recommend this tour to anyone. Matthew was incredibly knowledgeable and so much fun. I would do this again just to hang out with him more.
Peggy CappielloUnited States
Fantastic tour! Matthew is wonderful!
Karl GolnikUnited States
Matthew was very informative, pleasant and amenable to modification of the schedule. My wife and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see the highlights of Dublin an a fairly short time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karl Thank you so much for the review. I hope you both had a safe flight, and that you managed to get a few pubs in before your early flight. :)
Fantastic afternoon with our singing guide :-)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey See you again man. Hope you guys enjoyed thevrest of the night. Nobody got lost I hope.
Michele PereiraUnited States
Mathew is amazing - I have had SO many Tours by Locals throughout the EU and he was our favorite! We had to make last minute changes and he was very accommodating. We learned so much in four hours it was unbelievable how knowledgeable he is. He was fun, and sang Irish songs - when at the Molly statute he sang the "Molly Song" and drew a crowd! He will alter the tour to meet your needs/wants. He is perfect for all age groups - I can't imagine anyone not falling for his Irishness.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Michele thank you so much. I hope you are enjoying the rest of your trip.