Camelin BlackstoneUnited States
Roghan is fabulous! He knows every little inch of Laois, as well as the surrounding counties. He did research ahead of time on what we wanted to do and see, and greeted us with a fully customized day of siteseeing. And even though he had a tour completely planned, he cheerfully changed it up when asked. It was such a treat to be driven around the midlands by someone so knowledgeable and charming. Roghan's passion for the culture & history of Laois is infectious, and now we love Laois too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Cammy it was my pleasure!! Your very welcome Regards Roghan
Adele DelisiUnited States
Roghan was an excellent 'teacher" and very flexible with our requests. It was a totally delightful day and we would certainly love to go on another tour with Roghan again! The Delisi family: Don, Adele, Bergen, Amanda.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Your very very welcome Adele I am glad you enjoyed the day. We certainly did have fun , I hope you enjoy the Blaaaaa's!!
Dorothy ClarkUnited States
What a wonderful day had exploring Galway and the areas in and around Cong, Ashford Castle and Kylemore Abbey and the beautiful gardens, all the while having the best history lessons given by Roghan. We enjoyed exploring this area of Ireland with a gentleman who made sure we were comfortable with stops for tea and scones, lunch and our first ever Guinness in the exact pub where John Wayne filmed The Quiet Man. A great introduction to Ireland!
Roghan did his homework and planned well to give me the tour I hoped for. In six hours, he showed me two villages my ancestors came from and helped give me introductions to locals. It was a terrific day I'll never forget.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My pleasure Nancy
Justin NolanUnited States
Roghan is as good as it gets when it comes to knowledge of Ireland and especially our beloved county Laois. We took one day to take a chance on finding where my family came from and it turned out better than I could have ever imagined. Roghan picked us up in Killarney (hours away from his home in Timahoe) and took us everywhere picking up more and more information on my family as we went. We ended up connecting with living relatives! I couldn't have asked for a better guide (and he's a Garda too!)
Declan MaharUnited States
Spent a many days with Roghan and he was a fantastic guide. We had a great time, he took us off the beaten path to show us Ireland that is beautiful , fun and undiscovered. He knows his Irish history very well. We even got to pour a few pints at his moms Pub, great experience. He also can take you into the locals singing circles and has a hell of a voice, with some originals, ask him to sing the "egg song" I would use him again without question, I consider him my Irish friend
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Declan for the kind words, you certainly have an Irish friend in me I felt leaving you that we will share a Guinness somewhere again someday!! As for my singing I don't think I'll be quitting the day job just yet but I thoroughly enjoyed your company and the rest of your group. All the very best from Eire Declan and regards to all.
Ruth EllNew Zealand
We had two days with Roughan. We had specific sites to see connected with family history. Roughan had done his homework and had done some exploration of sites before we came which was very impressive. He picked us up and returned us to Dublin safely. He was very interested in Irish history and what we were trying to do which made the trip much better. We got to see all the things we wanted to, and were very happy. He is great company and told us a lot as we drove about Irish history and society.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ruth I really enjoyed the "adventure" and I hope you had a great time in the Emerald Isle, delighted I could make the family connections for you.
Gary DurlerUnited States
What a great idea, fly with Aer Lingus and during your stopover in Ireland, extend it by a few days so you can see Ireland with Roghan! We did this tour with Roghan for the day. Roghan was wonderful. He is very accommodating and knowledgeable. His passion for Ireland and it's history become apparent. The only thing I would do different is extend our time in Ireland. It is a beautiful country with many things to see. Have Roghan give you a tour of Ireland!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks very much Gary it was my pleasure and I hope you can visit our Emerald Isle again sometime. Kind regards Roghan
By far our best day in Ireland was the day we spent with Roghan! He took us places that we would have never been able to see on our own. His knowledge and love of Ireland are second to none!! The Waterford Crystal factory tour is a MUST do! And if you love the story of JFK, then this is the tour for you! I highly recommend Roghan if you are traveling to Ireland! It will be a day you will not forget! We are now friends for life! So glad I booked this tour!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jolinda and co thanks very much for your kind words my aim is to ensure people leave this country dying to come back!!! Thanks again Jo I really enjoyed the day and your company, take care Slan Roghan
Nancy CashenUnited States
Prior to our trip to research family heritage Roghan asked if there was anything he could do ahead of time.When he picked us up he had completed research & made an appointment for us at the Heritage Center. He had great ideas as to what our next steps could be based on the info we acquired. The results were outstanding & the day proved to be both productive & fun. He worked hard to ensure we had the best day possible.I highly recommend him for his skills,knowledge,& desire to provide outstanding cust.serv
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to ensure that your seat was Fun I am delighted that we made contact with your new Family connections in Mayo. I hope you will always remember your stay in the Emerald Isle, it's what I pride myself on ensuring a good fun memorable time was had.
Barbara LeeUnited States
Roghan's tour was the highlight of our 21-day trip. He made Ireland come to life for us, because he obviously loves Ireland, history, and people. What a delightful tour guide! He was so flexible and accommodating to our needs and interests, and his car was so quiet and comfortable. I honestly can not say enough wonderful things about him and the tour. Every sight we saw on this day seemed magical (Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, scenery), thanks to Roghan!
Barbara LeeUnited States
We did 3 tours in a row with Roghan, and he met us each day at each port of our cruise. It meant he had to travel long distances, but he was willing to do that to make sure we had an incredible experience, which we did! He is the best tour guide I have ever met in my life! He even sang a song to us about one of the Irish patriots when he showed us the Kilmainham jail in Dublin. Very touching. My sisters and I are trying to plan a trip back to Ireland for more of Roghan's amazing tours!
Barbara LeeUnited States
I would give Roghan 20 stars for this tour if it were possible! I have been on a lot of tours in my lifetime, but I have never enjoyed one as much as this! Roghan has extraordinary skills as a tour guide. He gives great attention to every detail, and he has a wonderful sense of humor! He took us to his hometown of Timahoe and showed us around the amazing sights. It is evident how much he loves Ireland and Timahoe. He even introduced us to important people in the town. We felt like we were Irish for a day!
Michael BaileyUnited States
Roghan was an excellent guide for our family, we traveled with my wife and I and our 6 year old son. Roghan was very amenable to our needs and adjusted well to our requests as the 2 days went on. He was able to share a large amount of personal as well as historic information. I would highly recommend him for any tour and especially with kids involved.