Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Dingle-Ireland by Tour Guide Ray W (Guide #5278)


Jack Bishop

United States
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Tour: #39379, Dingle and Slea Head Private Tour of County Kerry Ireland, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 2/18

Raymond is an outstanding guide whose friendliness is matched with thorough insights to the rich culture and history of Ireland! His sense of humor and easy mannerisms invite wonderful interactions with clients. His descriptive vocabulary and storytelling are quite captivating. As a bonus to his exceptional guiding skills, he transports in a spotless and roomy van that can still navigate the narrow roads toward less crowded sights! We felt safe and enriched beyond expectations! Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jack, Thank you most sincerely for your kind and thoughtful review of your recent tour with me to The Dingle Peninsula and The Ring of Kerry. You were all great company over the two days and please pass on my best regards to all. I hope that you are all continuing to enjoy your vacation in Ireland and being well cared for in that great Manor House. Bye for now, Ray.

Jack Bishop

United States
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Tour: #39661, Skellig Ring and Valentia Private Tour, Kerry, Ireland., Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 1/18

Ray was so very cordial and adept at leading our tour! His knowledge and wit were outstanding in our experience with the Ring of Kerry. He anticipated needs for breaks to stretch our legs and lunch or refreshments. We highly recommend his excellent services.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi jack, Thanks again for the great review of your recent 2 day tour with me. Much appreciated and please pass on my best regards to all. Slán Tamaill - Goodbye for a while. Ray.

Roberta Snedden

United States
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Tour: #39523, The Private Killarney Heritage Tour,Kerry,Ireland., Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 25/18

We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Ray. There were 7 of us in our group and we met with Ray in the parking lot of a hotel in Killarney and all loaded into his van. He is friendly, accommodating and and very informative about everything in the area. We toured Killarney Park, the gardens, the waterfall, Ross Castle, plus a drive around many of interesting and note worthy spots in Killarney. Including a stop for a great lunch and ice cream. He kept us all moving without feeling rushed. GREAT TOUR!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Roberta, Thank you for your very kind review of your recent tour with me of the highlights of Killarney. I'm pleased that you all enjoyed the day and took home some great memories of your visit to Killarney and Ireland. Bye for now, Ray.

Rita B.

United States
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Tour: #71157, Private Blarney Castle and Kinsale Ship to Shore Excursion Ireland, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 21/18

Ray is a fabulous guide! My husband and I had not been to this area before and Ray's itinerary was most enjoyable. His dialogue was very entertaining and informative as he has tremendous knowledge of the country. We appreciated very much our tour and time together. Thanks again Ray!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rita, Thank yo so much for your very kind review of your recent tour with me in the Cork area. I hope the rest of your visit to the coast of Ireland was enjoyable for you both and you took home some great memories. Bye for now Ray.

Dennis Bolling

United States
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Tour: Private 5 Day Tour of Ireland for Dennis Bolling Group September 9th - 13th 2018, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
Date: Sep 9/18

Ray was a very effective guide and very knowledgeable about the areas we toured and all of Ireland. He was also very well versed on many topics of interest around the world.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Dennis, Thank you for your kind review and comment on your recent tour with me. I'm glad that you all enjoyed your visit to Ireland and your time time spent touring with me. I look forward to meeting you all again in the future should you choose Ireland as a destination. Please pass on my best regards to all. Bye for now, Ray.

Michael Sarlo

United States
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Tour: #71308, Cork City & Blarney Castle Shore Excursion Tour Ireland, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 20/18

Winona Golden

United States
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Tour: #71157, Private Blarney Castle and Kinsale Ship to Shore Excursion Ireland, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 19/18

Ray was a delight! He was prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable about the area. We visited many areas in the Cobh and Kinsale area. We booked 5 private tours using Tours By Locals and highly recommend this company. We could not have had such a great tour using the ship excursions.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Winona, Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful review of your recent shore excursion with me which is greatly appreciated. I'm glad that you enjoyed the experience and tour of the Cork area. Bye for now, Ray.

Kim M

Canada
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Tour: #39661, Skellig Ring and Valentia Private Tour, Kerry, Ireland., Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 13/18

Our tour with Ray was wonderful, he was incredibly knowledgeable and took us to some great "off the beaten track" places. A few highlights included visiting the Tetrapod tracks and driving through Ballaghbeama Gap; we were thankful that Ray was at the wheel for that one! Although Ray runs his business out of Killarney, we kindly picked us up and dropped us off in Kenmare. If he wasn't a tour guide, he could teach history, I don't think we stumped him with any of our questions.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kim, Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful review of your tour with me to The Skellig Ring and Valentia Island. I'm pleased that you all enjoyed the day and especially that memorable drive through The Ballaghbeama Pass. Not for the faint-hearted but a great experience. Bye for now, Ray.

Patty Barton

United States
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Tour: #71157, Private Blarney Castle and Kinsale Ship to Shore Excursion Ireland, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 4/18

Fantastic tour! Raymond knew just where to go and when to go! We beat the crowd at Blarney Castle. Others on the ship never made it due to the long lines!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Patty and all the crew, Thank you for your great review and I am glad that you all enjoyed your day with me in Cork and at Blarney Castle. Bye for now. Ray

Robert King

United States
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Tour: #71308, Cork City & Blarney Castle Shore Excursion Tour Ireland, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 26/18

We were very pleased with Raymond. He went above and beyond in order to please all members of our tour. I would definitely use Raymond and Tours by Locals again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very kind review of your recent shore excursion with me. I hope you all enjoyed the rest of your cruise and returned home safely. Bye for now, Ray.

Lenora Boehlert

United States
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Tour: Private 1day Motor Tour for Lenora Boehlert July 3rd 2018 - Counties Kilkenny, Tipperary & Cork., Cork, Cork, Ireland
Date: Jul 3/18

Ray was an outstanding guide!!! He arranged for our group to see wonderful sites in Ireland and he provided us with excellent descriptions of the area and history. His driving is outstanding! We had 2 youngsters with us and was patient and kind with them. Ray's knowledge and personality created two memorable days for us! We highly recommend him for your next tour!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Lenora, most sincerely for your very kind and thoughtful review of your recent 2 day tour with me . It is greatly appreciated and I hope you took home some great memories of your visit to Ireland.

Maryellen Donnellan

United States
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Tour: #324024, Private Motor Tour of The Dingle Peninsula, Dingle, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 22/18

We had a WONDERFUL DAY exploring the Dingle Peninsula with Ray. He is warm, friendly, easy to be with, and so knowledgeable about County Kerry and Ireland. He showed us Dingle's stunning scenery and shared its interesting history and culture. At the end Ray drove us around town pointing out the best restaurants and pubs (spot on by the way!), which we relied for the rest of our stay in Dingle. I absolutely recommend taking a tour with Ray. It was a Great Day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Maryellen & Chris, Thank you most sincerely for your very kind review of your recent tour with me on The Dingle Peninsula. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the day and that your stay in the town of Dingle was all that you wished for during your visit to Ireland. Bye for now and long life and happiness. Ray.

Steve Sibner

United States
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Tour: #65320, Private Ring of Kerry Motor Tour Ireland, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 21/18

Ray was friendly, knowledgable, and very accommodating. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review of your recent tour with me. Bye for now. Ray.

Robert Stevens

United States
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Tour: #71157, Private Shore Excursion for Robert Stevens Group from Cobh Cork on June 20th 2018, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

Raymond was very knowledgeable about the areas around Cohb and Cork and made the most of our request to cover the sites we wanted to see. Unfortunately we were unable to get to the Blarney Castle which was one of our main areas of interest. We seemed to have wasted some time in the small fishing village but was nice to see the 9/11 memorial for the fire fighters lost at the world trade centers. The Jamison distillery tour ran a little long which cost us the time to see the Blarney castle.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The delay in Kinsale village was a result of members of the group not returning promptly from a restroom. It was obvious that the group had diverse views on a visit to Blarney Castle and some of the group were adamant that they did not want to visit Blarney Castle. This view was clearly stated in messages to me prior to the tour. The group were late coming off the ship, making a visit to Blarney Castle difficult due to 3 cruise ships in port that morning and a confirmed 2 hour delay in the line at Blarney

Jane Perla

United States
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Tour: #65320, Private 2 Day Ring of Kerry & Cliffs of Moher Tour for Jane Perla June 18th & 19th 2018, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

Our two day tour with Ray far exceeded our expectations. He was amazingly knowledgeable on many, many subjects, and knew the history of every town and building and ruin we encountered. Our days were a perfect mix of riding in his very comfortable vehicle, and walking in towns, castle grounds, ruins and scenic areas. We had convenient down time in the form of a lunch stop each day. We would highly recommend Ray for touring anywhere in Ireland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jane & Vince, Thank you most sincerely for your very kind and thoughtful review of your recent 2 day tour with me. I hope you both took some great memories of your time here in Ireland and you have a safe journey home. Bye for now, Ray.

Bing Carbone

Shelton, CONNECTICUT, United States
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Tour: One day Private Motor Tour of County Tipperary on June 15th 2018, Cobh, Cork, Ireland
Date: Jun 15/18

My girlfriend and I booked Ray for a Monday and a Friday excursion in June of 2018. We have never been to Ireland before, did not know much about it or what to do. Thankfully, we had Ray who picked us up at our hotel, Fota Island in County of Cork, and chauffeured us away in his luxury vehicle to the most amazing places and sites. I highly recommend Ray - he is a true gentleman and brilliant host for your tours of Ireland! Fantastic experience with Ray!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bing and Lynn, Thank you most sincerely for your very kind and thoughtful review of your recent 2 day tour with me in Counties Cork and Tipperary. I am pleased that you both enjoyed the tours and have returned home with some great memories of your stay in Ireland. Bye for now, Ray.

Bing Carbone

Shelton, CONNECTICUT, United States
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Tour: One day Private Motor Tour of County Cork on June 11th 2018, Cobh, Cork, Ireland
Date: Jun 11/18

My girlfriend and I booked Ray for a Monday and a Friday excursion in June of 2018. We have never been to Ireland before, did not know much about it or what to do. Thankfully, we had Ray who picked us up at our hotel, Fota Island in County of Cork, and chauffeured us away in his luxury vehicle to the most amazing places and sites. I highly recommend Ray - he is a true gentleman and brilliant host for your tours of Ireland! Fantastic experience with Ray!

Michael Radlick

United States
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Tour: #65320, Private Ring of Kerry Motor Tour Ireland, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

Ray was great. He tailored the tour to our specific interests taking us to several off the beaten track sites. Additionally, he went out of his way to help my husband get his glasses repaired. We highly recommend Ray.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael, Thank you all for your very kind Review of your tour with me to The Ring of Kerry in June, I hope you took back some happy memories of your time in Ireland. Bye for now. Ray.

Denise Hoffman-Cantrell

United States
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Tour: #58449, Cork's Titanic, Blarney and Whiskey Shore Excursion Tour Ireland, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 15/18

Ray was on time to pick us up and took care of us throughout the whole day. I would book him again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind Review of your recent Shore Excursion with me. Bye for now. Ray.

David Naehring

United States
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Tour: #97413, West of Ireland & The Wild Atlantic Way Private Tour, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 1/18

Raymond is a superb tour guide who did an outstanding job making our tour of Western Ireland highly enjoyable and worry free. He knows the roads, what to point out at every turn, where to park for the best photos, the best dining and hotels. Bottom line: Raymond Walsh is the real deal for an exceptional and memorable road tour of Ireland--always punctual and reliable. His vehicle is brand new, comfortable and easily handles seven.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David,Mary,Sal, Kathy, Charlie & Luanne, Thank you all most sincerely for your very kind and thoughtful review of your recent tour of the West of Ireland with me. You were all great company and a pleasure to be with on a memorable journey for us all. Bye for now and have a great life. Ray.

Benjamin Drosman

United States
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Tour: #65320, Private 2 Day Motor Tour of The Ring of Kerry & Dingle Peninsula for Ben Drosman February 17th & 18th 2018, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Feb 17/18

Janet Pope

Canada
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Tour: #39523, The Private Killarney Heritage Tour,Kerry,Ireland., Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 8/17

Knowledgeable and accommodating, a great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Janet, Thank you for your kind review. I hope you all got to Dublin safely and also returned home with good memories of your time in Ireland. Bye for now. Ray.

Stacey Christian

United States
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Tour: #65320, Private Ring of Kerry Motor Tour Ireland, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 3/17

Ray was super friendly and extremely knowledgeable of the area. He varied his normal tour to make sure we saw everything we wanted to see. We were never rushed and we would highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Stacey, Thank you for your very kind review of your recent Ring of Kerry tour with me. I'm glad you all enjoyed the tour and please convey my best regards to all. Bye for now. Ray.

Susan Person

Ireland
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Tour: 3 Day Private Motor Tour of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way for Susan Person 2017, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
Date: Sep 30/17

Three Days with Ray!!! From inquiring about a specialized tour to booking to getting all of my questions answered to our actual AWESOME three-day tour, everything about Ray was incredible and "spot on!" Ray was punctual, knowledgeable, funny, interesting, informative, helpful, and kind. Our tour was everything that I had hoped for and more thanks to Ray. He took us to all the interesting sites and many off-the-beaten path. We felt like we were saying goodbye to a friend. Thanks Ray! We'll be back!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan, Thank you most sincerely for your very kind and thoughtful review of your recent tour with me. I'm pleased that you all enjoyed the tour and got to see and experience some memorable places and sights in the South West of Ireland. I would also like to thank you for your very kind additional comments which are greatly appreciated and really go towards making my job so rewarding, knowing that you all had a great time on your vacation in Ireland. Please convey my best regards to all. Slán Ray

Jean Donato

United States
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Tour: #39661, Skellig Ring and Valentia Private Tour, Kerry, Ireland., Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 29/17

Ray was a fabulous guide,very knowledge. We had a fantastic day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jean, Thank you for your kind review and I'm pleased you all enjoyed the day on The Skellig Ring and Valentia. Bye for now. Ray.

William VanDeVusse

United States
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Tour: #58449, Cork's Titanic, Blarney and Whiskey Shore Excursion Tour Ireland, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 22/17

Raymond did an excellent job tailoring the tour to our interests and time schedule. He was extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer a wide range of questions throughout the course of the tour. This was our first "Tours By Locals" experience and we would not hesitate to book a future tour based on the great job Raymond did.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi William, Thanks most sincerely for your very kind review of your recent tour with me in Cork. Bye for now, Ray.

Sandra Wessel

United States
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Tour: #39379, Dingle and Slea Head Private Tour of County Kerry Ireland, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 14/17

Raymond spent the day with us, picked us up at our hotel and gave us a tour of the Dingle Peninsula. Very knowledgeable with the area, he was a great resource of information. He knew all the right places to stop and was always asking if there was anything else we wanted to see or do. He also recommended a great eating place in Dingle, The Grey Lane Bistro. If ever we need a local guide in that area, we would not hesitate to call Raymond.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sandra, Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful review of your recent tour of The Dingle Peninsula with me. I'm pleased that you both enjoyed your tour with me. Bye for now. Ray.

David Nexon

United States
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Tour: #324024, Private Motor Tour of The Dingle Peninsula, Dingle, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 8/17

Raymond was a fabulous guide. He gave us a grand tour of the Dingle peninsula, with special emphasis on gorgeous views and history. He was interesting, entertaining, and knowledgeable. I can't recommend him highly enough.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David, Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful review of your tour with me of The Dingle Peninsula and I'm pleased that you both enjoyed the day. Bye for now Ray.

Misti Uptain

United States
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Tour: Motor Tour of the West of Ireland for Misti Uptain September 2017, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
Date: Sep 2/17

Ray was prompt, professional, and very friendly. He was very accommodating to our 4 year old daughter who had a few bouts of car sickness. He provided a car seat for her and a Irish folk story book for her to take home. He is an excellent driver and knows all of the places to stop along the way.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Misti, Thank you for your kind review. I hope you all returned home safely from your vacation and I hope Holly is enjoying all those stories of the Irish legends! Best Regards Ray.

Anne Huber

United States
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Tour: #65320, Private Ring of Kerry Motor Tour Ireland, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 1/17

Ray picked us up in Dingle (7 people with luggage), and delivered us at our next destination in Killarney. We traveled the ring of Kerry and saw a sheep herding demonstration, viewed the Skellig Islands and ventured thru several small towns. Ray was very informative and allowed us to stop any time we wanted to take pictures. Using TBL to get from one destination to the next AND travel The Ring of Kerry was the way to go. No crowded tour busses and no public transportation and hauling our bags around!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anne, Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review of your recent tour of The Ring of Kerry with me. I'm glad you all enjoyed the day and the experience. Bye for now. Ray.

Jeri Karpinski

United States
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Tour: Private Motor Tour of East Cork's Food, Art, Whiskey and Lighthouse Trail, Midleton, Cork, Ireland
Date: Aug 31/17

Our day with Ray included a beautiful drive in the countryside East of Cork as we drove to Balleycotton and our tour of the charming lighthouse. Lunch was good but very slow which irritated Ray as he felt it held up our day. The Jameson guided tour at the Old Distillery was a high lite for our guys. Thanks Ray for a great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeri, Thank you most sincerely for your very kind review of your recent tour with me to East Cork. I'm pleased that you all enjoyed the tour. Bye for now, Ray.

Richard H.

EL CAJON, CA, United States
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Tour: #297609, Killarney's Classic Gap of Dunloe and Lakes of Killarney Tour, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 23/17

Ray really did a fantastic job! We would love to have him as our tour guide again! Great tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Richard, Thank you for your most kind review which I really appreciate. I hope you all returned home safe with great memories of your time in Ireland. Bye for now. Ray.

Arnold Fox

United States
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Tour: #71308, Cork City & Blarney Castle Shore Excursion Tour Ireland, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 11/17

Ray requested that we meet him from our ship as early as possible so that we could get to Blarney Castle early. Boy, was he spot on! We arrived there just before the tour buses and toured the castle and "kissed the Blarney Stone!" By the time we finished, the long lines had already formed. Great call, Ray! We visited a number of other sites. Ray allowed us to spend as much or as little time as we cared to at each one. He was an easy guide to be with and we had an enjoyable day with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Arnold , Thank you most sincerely for your very king review of our recent tour to Blasrney castle and other sites. I'm pleased you all had a good time and returned home safely. Bye for now, Ray.

James Crebbin

United States
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Tour: #65320, Private Ring of Kerry Motor Tour Ireland, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 2/17

Ray was very punctual, knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend the day with on tour. He took us to several points that were off the normal routes to take in scenic views. He has a warm personality and I would highly recommend touring with him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim, Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful review of your recent tour of The Ring of Kerry with me. I'm glad you all enjoyed it and I hope you had a great time in Ireland. Best regards, Ray.

Thomas H L.

Stavanger, Norway
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Tour: #65320, Private Ring of Kerry Motor Tour Ireland for Thomas H Lopez July 20th 2017, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 20/17

Raymond was a fantastic tour guide this summer. He clearly knows the region and the people / places to visit. Highly recommended. Thanks so much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Thomas, Thank you so much for your very king review of your tour with me last summer. Best regards, Ray.

Gregory Blaisdell

United States
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Tour: #324024, Private Motor Tour of The Dingle Peninsula, Dingle, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 18/17

Ray was the best part of our trip to Ireland so far! His vast knowledge of the history and understanding of the area was more than we expected. And even though we rented a car, having Ray drive was so relaxing. He knew where to go and when, and never worried about parking. We got so much more out of the experience because of Ray! Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Greg, Sue & Connor, Thank you most sincerely for your kind and thoughtful review of your recent tour with me. I'm glad you enjoyed your tour of The Dingle Peninsula with me . i hope you enjoy the rest of your time touring The West. Bye for now. Ray.

Bonnie Mollen

United States
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Tour: #71157, Private Blarney Castle and Kinsale Ship to Shore Excursion Ireland, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 14/17

Ray was an amazing, accommodating guide who astutely handled this large (8) family group. I would highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bonnie, Thank you for your kind review of your recent tour with me and I'm glad you all enjoyed your day with me touring in Cork. Bye for now, Ray.

David H.

United States
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Tour: 3 Day Motor Tour or Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way for David Hwa July 5th, 7th & 8th 2017, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
Date: Jul 5/17

Raymond was a terrific guide, and we recommend him to anyone who wishes to explore western Ireland. Fit as a fiddle, he took us on great hikes, always explaining the history and culture of this great landscape. He was a great communicator, from planning to execution. Timely, courteous, and knowledgeable. A great time enjoyed by all in his company.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David & Family, Thank you most sincerely for your very kind and thoughtful review of your recent tour with me of The West. I'm delighted that you all enjoyed the tour and returned home with happy memories of your time in Ireland. Slán, Ray.

Don Trimble

St Paul, MINNESOTA, United States
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Tour: #71157, Private Blarney Castle and Kinsale Ship to Shore Excursion Ireland, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 2/17

We enjoyed the tour and the detailed information provided by Raymond.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Don & All, Thank you for your kind review and I'm glad you all enjoyed your tour with me. Bye for now, Ray.

Carole Bagley

Stillwater, MINNESOTA, United States
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Tour: #58449, Cork's Titanic, Blarney and Whiskey Shore Excursion Tour Ireland, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 20/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for my 5 Star Rating, really enjoyed our day touring.

Judy Lumbert

United States
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Tour: #65320, Private Ring of Kerry Motor Tour Ireland, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 17/17

Raymond was an excellent tour guide for the Ring of Kerry. There were six of us touring with him for the day.The scenery on this peninsula is fantastic. I was most interested in the sheep herding demonstration. Ray knew exactly where we should stand to get the best view. I highly recommend Ray and this tour company.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Judy, Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful review. I am glad that you all enjoyed your day's touring with me on The Ring of Kerry and I hope you all arrived home safely. Bye for now. Ray.

Brett Hall

United States
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Tour: #39379, Dingle and Slea Head Private Tour of County Kerry Ireland, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 16/17

Ray is fantastic. We did both his Ring of Kerry and Dingle trip and enjoyed both so much. If you can I would highly recommend doing both if you can only do one of the tours and have younger kids like us I would do the Ring of Kerry because there is more for them to see and do. Thanks again Ray for 2 great days.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brett, Thank you for your kind review of our recent tours to The Ring of Kerry and Dingle. Bye for now and a safe journey home. Ray.

Brett Hall

United States
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Tour: #65320, Private Ring of Kerry Motor Tour Ireland, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 14/17

Ray is fantastic. We did both his Ring of Kerry and Dingle trip and enjoyed both so much. If you can I would highly recommend doing both if you can only do one of the tours and have younger kids like us I would do the Ring of Kerry because there is more for them to see and do. Thanks again Ray for 2 great days.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Brett and Family, Again, many thanks for your kind review of your recent tours with me. Bye for now. Ray.

Sally Yates

United States
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Tour: #65320, Private Ring of Kerry Motor Tour Ireland, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 12/17

Ray was wonderful. Very clever - very knowledgeable and very tolerant of my husband and his lengthy stories. He was willing to alter the tour to fit our requirements and knew the history of all that we saw. He engaged our 14 year old grandson with stories from his police days - and even showed my skeptical husband a few things he had not seen before. The high point was definitely seeing Brendan with his sheep and dogs. Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sally & Family, Thank you for your very kind review of your recent tour with me. I'm glad that you all enjoy the tour and especially Brendan with his sheep and dogs at Kells. Bye for now. Ray.

Christine Adler

United States
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Tour: #71157, Private Blarney Castle and Kinsale Ship to Shore Excursion for Christine Adler on June 11th 2017, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 11/17

Jane Castor

United States
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Tour: #71157, Private Blarney Castle and Kinsale Ship to Shore Excursion Ireland, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 8/17

Ray was an outstanding guide. He tailored the tour to our interests and timeframe. We were on a cruise and had only one day in Cobh. Having an experienced and knowledgeable guide made all the difference in our enjoyment of the area. We saw Blarney Castle and the amazing gardens on the property, the 9/11 memorial garden, the charming town of Kinsale and several points of interest related to the Titanic. Our group of 6 loved the tour. I highly recommend Ray while in Cobh!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jane & All, Thank you for your most kind and thoughtful review of your recent tour with me. I'm glad you all enjoyed the day in Cork and had a great time during the rest of your cruise. Bye for now. Ray.

Lenny Victor

United States
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Tour: #71308, Cork City & Blarney Castle Shore Excursion Tour Ireland, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Apr 27/17

Raymond made full use of our time in Cork with a side trip to Kinsale. Would highly recommend to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very kind review of your Shore Excursion with me in Cork and Kinsale last year. I'm pleased that you all enjoyed the day.

Michael McCluskey

United States
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Tour: #161724, Private Motor Tour of Shannon & County Clare Ireland, Shannon, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Apr 23/17

The Cliffs are the prime attraction near Limerick, so always enjoyable to go out that way. Ray knows the area well.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael Thank you for your recent review of your Cliffs of Moher tour with me. Bye for now Ray.

Connie Cruz

United States
Rating

Tour: #71157, Private Blarney Castle and Kinsale Ship to Shore Excursion Ireland, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Apr 22/17

Ray - thank you for everything. He was the greatest. He pushed our mom around in the wheelchair while us other five women took advantage of all the sites. Don't even question not booking him. It made time for everything we wanted to see plus areas of Cobh that we wouldn't have seen without him. Thanks for the great day!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Connie, Thank you for your kind Review, I am glad you and your family enjoyed your Shore Excursion Tour with me in Blarney and Cobh. Bye for now Ray.

Michael Schnitzer

United States
Rating

Tour: Cruise Ship Private Excursion for Schnitzer Party April 17th 2017, Cobh, Cork, Ireland
Date: Apr 17/17

On our private tour our guide Ray did an outstanding job. He took us to key sites & modified our itinerary as the day progressed to provide maxinum BENEFIT. Truly a 5 star job.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mike, Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful review of your recent your with me. I'm glad you all enjoyed your day with me and I hope you had a great time on your cruise. Bye for now Ray.

Gail Hartmann

United States
Rating

Tour: #39379, Dingle and Slea Head Private Tour of County Kerry Ireland, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Apr 6/17

Our entire group thoroughly enjoyed our time with Ray. He's very accommodating, patient, knowledgeable. I would definitely use him again

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gail & family, Just a brief message to Thank You for your kind and thoughtful Review of your recent tours with me of The Ring of Kerry & Dingle. I hope you all enjoyed the remainder of your visit to Ireland and returned home safely.

Gail Hartmann

United States
Rating

Tour: #65320, Private Ring of Kerry Motor Tour Ireland, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Apr 3/17

Our group of 8 really enjoyed touring Kerry with Ray. It was wonderful to see the famous and the lesser known sights. The sheepdog trials were a real treat Ray knows the area and the people and effectively provides a glimpse into the lives of the present and past residents- we loved every part of our tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gail & family, Just a brief message to Thank You for your kind and thoughtful Review of your recent tours with me of The Ring of Kerry & Dingle. I hope you all enjoyed the remainder of your visit to Ireland and returned home safely.

Daryl C.

United States
Rating

Tour: #39379, Dingle and Slea Head Private Tour of County Kerry Ireland, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 7/17

Ray is extremely knowledgeable! He knows all the ins and outs. Super friendly. Great driver! Couldn't ask for more! He turned a rainy day into a fun filled ��☘️Day! Thanks

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Daryl,Patrick,Bruce & Hannah Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful review of your tour of The Dingle Peninsula with me. It was unfortunate that the weather did not behave but I feel you all got to see and experience lots of what Dingle has to offer. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your visit to Ireland. Bye for now. Ray.

Ted Gallagher

United States
Rating

Tour: #39379, Dingle and Slea Head Private Tour of County Kerry Ireland, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 10/16

Great tours. Great guide. Very knowledgeable on a variety of subjects. Most enjoyable tours of both Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula. Would recommend him enthusiastically

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review which is greatly appreciated and I'm pleased that you all enjoyed your tours with me.

Francie Joseph

United States
Rating

Tour: #65320, Private Ring of Kerry Motor Tour Ireland, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 9/16

Ray was very knowledgeable, helpful and went out of his way to customize the tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and I hope you all had an enjoyable time here in Ireland and especially in the South West.

Jane Thomas

United States
Rating

Tour: #58449, Cork's Titanic, Blarney and Whiskey Shore Excursion Tour., Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 1/16

Excellent tour and very knowledgeable guide. Thank u Ray for a great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review. I hope you all have a great time in Galway and a safe flight home. Bye for now. Slán Ray.

Sheldon Wolf

United States
Rating

Tour: Sheldon Wolf Wild Atlantic Way Tour September 27th to October 6th 2016, Clifden, Galway, Ireland
Date: Sep 27/16

Awesome tour with Raymond. We saw much beautiful landscapes, learned a lot about Ireland, and made a good new friend. I am disabled and Ray was enormously kind and helpful with this problem. He also was hugely patient with my photography passion.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful review. I am happy that you both enjoyed your time here in Ireland touring the West and South West with both Paul and I. Slán tamaill - Goodbye for a while.

Claudia Redwitz

United States
Rating

Tour: #86235, Private Motor Tour for Claudia Redwitz of Kerry, Clare and Tipperary in Ireland's South West September 2016, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 21/16

Wonderful tour!! Ray was very knowledgeable about Irish history sharing many factors as we visited all the historical sites. And usually he had fun and interesting personal insights on Killarney that were great. He adapted the tour to our timing and to the weather making changes on the spotted if needed. When friends who were touring on their own showed up unexpectedly he was very gracious he letting them follow us around for half a day and giving them helpful driving directions. Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your most kind and thoughtful review of you recent tours with me during your visit to Killarney and Ireland. I hope you took away some happy memories of your visit.

Barbara Kelly

United States
Rating

Tour: #58449, Cork's Titanic, Blarney and Whiskey Shore Excursion Tour Ireland, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 3/16

Ray did a fantastic job of showing me the sights of Blarney and the Baycourt castles, Kinsdale, Cork and Cobn. We had a great time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful review of your recent tour with me, and I hope you had a good journey back home.

Lee Starnes

United States
Rating

Tour: #39379, Dingle and Slea Head Private Tour of County Kerry Ireland, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 1/16

We had a great time on our tour of the Dingle peninsula with Ray. He was everything we were looking for in a guide. He was full of knowledge of the area, supplemented his commentary with stories and history behind what we were viewing. He was very flexible with what we wanted to do with the itinerary allowing us extra time with the sights we wanted to linger in. If you book a trip with Ray it will be one of the highlights of your vacation!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you most sincerely for your very kind and thoughtful review of your tour with me of The Dingle Peninsula. You were all very enjoyable company and made my task very easy and good fun. I hope you enjoy the remainder of your visit to Ireland.

Jeb Burton

West Sacramento, CA, United States
Rating

Tour: #65320, Private Ring of Kerry Motor Tour Ireland, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 25/16

Outstanding tour, would not have seen nearly as much or in as much detail by ourselves or on a coach. Was great with the kids.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeb, Thank you for your kind comments and review of your tour with me last August. Wishing you and all your family a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2017.

Maritza de Armas

United States
Rating

Tour: #71308, Cork City & Blarney Castle Shore Excursion Tour Ireland, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 2/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for my 5 Star rating, really enjoyed our day.

Monica Kenah

United States
Rating

Tour: Skellig Michael & Valentia Island Tour for Monica Kenah July 31st 2016, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
Date: Jul 31/16

Fantastic Tour - Ray was the best!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again Monica. Slán go Foill agus Tóg Bog é.

Monica Kenah

United States
Rating

Tour: #65320, Ring of Kerry private motor tour, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 25/16

Great guide and lots of fun!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review. " Tóg Bog é "

Maria Bsumek

United States
Rating

Tour: #86235, Private Motor Tour of Kerry, Cork and Clare in Ireland's South West for Peter Bsumek July 2016, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 22/16

Good knowledge and pleasant personality. Provides good historic and geographic information. Flexible and very accommodating. Made very excellent suggestions about local restaurants and the hotel he recommended met our needs.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review.

Michael Brines

United States
Rating

Tour: Private Blarney Castle & Woollen Mills and Kinsale Ireland Tour, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
Date: Jun 22/16

Awesome

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michael for your Awesome review. You were both great fun and I'm sure you enjoyed the few days touring with me.

Michael Brines

United States
Rating

Tour: Private Tour of Dingle, Slea Head and Blasket Islands County Kerry Ireland, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
Date: Jun 21/16

Very good

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to you both for your review and 5 star rating.

Philip Dinets

United States
Rating

Tour: #71157, Private Blarney Castle and Kinsale Ship to Shore Excursion Ireland, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 15/16

Kathe Sickles

Bakersfield, CA, United States
Rating

Tour: Tour of Ireland - Tipperary, Cork, Kerry, Clare & Dublin for Kathe Sickles June 6th - 8th 2016, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
Date: Jun 6/16

Very knowledgeable, very friendly and accommodating, very helpful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and I'm glad you enjoyed your time in Ireland.

Clarene McCartney

United States
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Tour: Motor Tour of East Cork for Clarene & Mike McCartney May 29th 2016, Cobh, Cork, Ireland
Date: May 29/16

Ray listened to our wants, made appropriate suggestions and gave us a fabulous tour. Total thumbs up! Per his suggestion, we did a boat trip and guided tour of Ballycotton Lighthouse, lunch at Ballymaloe Country House and a visit to Jameson Distillery with plenty of sightseeing along the way. Wonderful tour. Highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review of your recent tour to Ballycotton, Ballymaloe and Midleton Distillery. I am glad both you and Mike enjoyed the day touring in East Cork.

Jacqueline Garrett

United States
Rating

Tour: #71308, Cork City & Blarney Castle Shore Excursion Tour Ireland, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 10/16

Ray was fantastic!! He molded the tour to fit what we wanted to see. He took us to wonderful places that only s local would know about. It was a perfect day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Ballymaloe House, Ballycotton and East Cork.

Majelle Yu

United States
Rating

Tour: The Ring of Kerry - Star Wars Tour, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
Date: Mar 30/16

Ray was an absolutely wonderful guide. He was very patient and didn't rush us at all. He customized the tour based on what we wanted to do for the day and was very knowledgeable about the area. He was entertaining and didn't bore us at all. My family loves to travel and he is probably one of the best if not the best guide we've had in years.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and I'm pleased that you and you family enjoyed your day with me touring The Ring of Kerry and The Skellig Ring.

James Murphy

United States
Rating

Tour: #161724, Private Motor Tour of Shannon & County Clare, Shannon, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 12/16

I booked a tour of County Clare with Raymond to propose to my girlfriend at the Cliffs of Moher. Raymond provided one of the most exceptional experiences I've ever had in my lifetime -- so much so that my fiance felt like Raymond was a dear friend by the end of the tour, and was saddened when he had to leave us back at our hotel. He provided us with an absolutely beautiful tour of the gorgeous countryside, and went above and beyond in making sure that every moment of our tour was magical.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim & Christina, Thank you both so much for your kind and thoughtful review of your tour with me on your very special day. My task was made very easy for me in what was a truly memorable day for all. You are both fine people and it was a pleasure to be in your company. All the very best for the future to you both on your path through life. Ray.

Caren Werlinger

United States
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Tour: Motor Tour of Clare, & Kerry for Caren Werlinger October 8th - 12th 2015, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
Date: Oct 8/15

Ray was fantastic - prompt every morning, friendly, very knowledgeable. He handled every question we threw at him - Irish history, politics, architecture, on and on. It was a relief to leave the driving to him, and we were able to just sit back and enjoy. He took us to some off-the-beaten-track places where the tour buses can't go. Altogether, a completely delightful experience. Will definitely use Tours By Locals again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very kind review and I'm pleased that you both enjoyed your tour of the South-West of Ireland.

Linda Anderson

United States
Rating

Tour: #71308, Cork City & Blarney Castle Tour, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 29/15

Raymond was wonderful to work with as we customized our day. He included everything on our list and more, yet, we never felt rushed. His choice of the Bodega for lunch was perfect! We loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious. He answered our many questions thoroughly. We only wish that we could have stayed longer!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind review and I am glad you all enjoyed your day touring in Cork with me.

Christine Tavel

United States
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Tour: Christine Tavel's Tour of Ireland September 18th to 23rd 2015, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
Date: Sep 18/15

Made every attempt to work in all the places I wanted to see & added some less known we would never have found. Very knowledgable & flexible. Courteous & friendly. Would highly recommend Ray to others. Made our trip special.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and also for the great few days we had together touring in The West.

Daniel Keating

United States
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Tour: #39661, Skellig Ring and Valentia Tour, Kerry, Ireland., Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 17/15

Nicely done. A great way to see Kerry and avoid the crowds. Ray was a wealth of knowledge and took us to see some great things we never would have found otherwise. Great job.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and I am glad that you all enjoyed your day on Valentia and The Skellig Ring.

Roger Heighton

United States
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Tour: #96340, Cliffs of Moher and The Burren National Park Tour, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 14/15

Excellent, knowledgeable, and friendly guide. Very accommodating about picking us up at our B&B even though it was a little out of the way

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and I am glad you enjoyed your day in County Clare.

Mark Warren

United States
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Tour: #39523, The Killarney Heritage Tour,Kerry,Ireland., Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 12/15

Ray was a very knowledgeable and enjoyable tour guide. He showed us the various attractions of Killarney National Park as well as some short hikes away from the crowds. He tailored the tour to meet our interests in the area and that was truly appreciated. We would highly recommend Ray!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all for your kind words and review. It is greatly appreciated and I am glad that you all enjoyed your day with me in Killarney and it's National Park.

Stephen Paraskivas

United States
Rating

Tour: 5 day Tour of Ireland for Steve Paraskivas, Galway, Galway, Ireland
Date: Sep 7/15

Touring with Raymond was a pleasure. He loves Ireland and it's history. He speaks from the heart. He works hard to get his facts straight. He has a great personality and sense of humor. He was always on time. He always included us in the discussion of our daily activities. We trusted his recommendations and benefited from his experience. He was an excellent driver. His van was comfortable and clean. We were fortunate to have known him and definitely will recommend him and your company to our friends

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both for your very kind review and comments. It is greatly appreciated. It was a pleasure to tour with you and you were both the very best of company.Long life and happiness to you. "Tóg Bog é" and Thumbs Up !!!!!

Linda S.

United States
Rating

Tour: Motor Tour of The West of Ireland for Linda Shorey 2015, Ennis, Clare, Ireland
Date: Sep 1/15

We spent a lovely two days with Ray. From the 13km walk along the Cliffs of Moyer to Ashford Castle, the tour was full of historical spots, beautiful scenery, sheep, and cattle. Ray met us at Shannon airport and we began a full day tour of County Clare. On day 2, we visited Galway City and drove through the Connomea. We learned a lot about Ireland, past and present. Ray is a very careful and courteous driver, as well as a personable guy. We had a great time and highly recommend Ray as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very kind comments and review of two really enjoyable days touring the West of Ireland with you both on. You were both great company and I sincerely hope that you enjoy the remainder of your vacation. Long life and happiness. "Slán Tamaill" - "Goodbye for a while".

John Gonnello

United States
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Tour: #71308, Cork City, Blarney Castle and Kinsale Tour Ellen Markus, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 12/15

Our time with Raymond was definitely a 5 out of 5. He was polite, knowledgeable and gave us a wonderful day in Cork. We couldn't have been more pleased. Thank you tours by locals.....will never do any other tour company.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I wish to thank you most sincerely for your very kind review of your tour of Cork with me and I am pleased that you all enjoyed the day.Long life and happiness to you all for the future.

Kevin Carmody

United States
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Tour: #65320, Ring of Kerry private motor tour, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 23/15

Ray was awesome! He took us on exactly the tour we were hoping for. If your looking for a local tour around Kilarney Raymond knows the area, history and great to spend the day with. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments and I am pleased that you and your family enjoyed the day. That you all got to experience some of the hidden and not so often explored gems of the south west of County Kerry especially the village of Cill Rialaigh, a unique and special place. Long life and happiness. Slán go Fóil.

Marvin Levine

United States
Rating

Tour: #71308, Cork City & Blarney Castle Tour for Aileen Stein July 22nd 2015, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 22/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Aileen, Thank you for your kind message and I'm pleased that everyone enjoyed the day.

Doris Smith

United States
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Tour: #97413, Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way Tour for Doris Smith 7th - 15th July 2015, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 7/15

Ray is a top notch tour guide and a wonderful lad. He is hard working, knowledgable, dependable, and fun to be with. He went above and beyond to accomodate any of our requests, and even worked far into the evening to get us back and forth where we needed to go. He went out of his way to make suggestions of things he thought we might like to do, especailly our 17 year old son. We highly recommend him, and throughly enjoyed our 8 days in Ireland with him. I would not hesitiate to recommend him to anyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Doris, Thank you for your kind words and I am glad you and your family enjoyed the tour. Best Regards, Ray.

Thomas Urbanik

Round Rock, TX, United States
Rating

Tour: #71308, Cork City & Blarney Castle Tour, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 6/15

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Best Regards, Ray.

Karla Louviere

United States
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Tour: Motor Tour of Ireland's South West for Karla Louviere 2015, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
Date: Jul 2/15

Wonderful 3 day tour of Ireland! Raymond was a true professional and went out of his way to show us an enjoyable time. He even helped with arrangements before the tour. Interesting stories and great knowledge of, not only the history, but the practical aspects of just getting around. Knows tthe local businesses and people to work with. Great time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karla, Thank you for your kind comments, I am really glad you enjoyed the tour and I hope you all returned home safely. Best Regards to you, Michael and Martha. Bye for now, Ray.

Mark Sundman

United States
Rating

Tour: #58449, Cork's Titanic, Blarney and Whiskey tour., Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 28/15

Truly enjoyable day ... Raymond provided excellent commentary as we toured the area, We enjoyed every stop along the way.

Rodney J.

United States
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Tour: #96867, Connemara's Wild Atlantic Way Tour, Galway, Galway, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 20/15

Wonderful tour and wonderful guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments, I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Best Regards, Ray.

Beverly Hendricks

United States
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Tour: #58449, Bev Hendricks Cork tour May 2015, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 15/15

Ray was waiting our arrival and we were off for a day of fun, adventure, and beautiful countryside complete with a history of the area. REGRETS - we did not have enough time to do all that we wanted but that was not Ray's fault as he certainly filled the time that we had. Would I recommend him as a guide. YES.

Russell Hughes

United States
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Tour: #71308, Cork City & Blarney Castle Tour, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 11/15

Even though Ray was a little late in picking us up from the cruise ship at our appointed time, his efficiency made up the time and provided us an excellent day tour. He was ultimately polite, his commentary was quite good, and he got us to all the sites that we wanted to see. I would recommend Ray without reservation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments, I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Best Regards Ray.

Joseph Beary

United States
Rating

Tour: #71157, Cork and Kinsale Ship to Shore tour, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 5/15

Rick Kenney

United States
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Tour: #71308, Cork City & Blarney Castle Tour, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jan 12/15

Ray is engaging, informative, adaptive, and professional. He worked to understand our interests and adapted the tour for us. He was prompt, brought a comfortable vehicle, and was an excellent guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments in your review of your recent tour in Cork with me. I am pleased that you enjoyed the day during your visit to Ireland.

Erik Peterson

United States
Rating

Tour: Motor Tour of Cork & Kerry Erik Peterson October 18th 2014, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
Date: Oct 18/14

A well-planned private tour that met our interests perfectly. Ray was personable, knowledgeable and a delight to travel with. A grand experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all for your kind comments. I am glad that you enjoyed the tour and got the opportunity to visit a little part of the "hidden Ireland" such as Gougane Barra, a special place. Bye for now and I hope you enjoy the remainder of your visit to Killarney and Ireland.

Jean Link

United Kingdom
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Tour: #96340, Cliffs of Moher and The Burren National Park Tour, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 6/14

Raymond is a great guide....lots of info and insight. We enjoyed our tour with him. It was a longer day than the original itinerary...but Raymond did not seem to mind. He even offered to drive us to Kerry airport the following day (we ended taking him up on the offer as our hotel was unable to arrange transport) and was reluctant to take any sort of payment.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments Jean. I am glad that you and your family enjoyed your tour and I hope you all arrived home safely.

Patricia Brakefield

United States
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Tour: #65320, Ring of Kerry Tour, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 21/14

Raymond was BY FAR the best tour guide we had in Ireland! Our group of 5 took 2 other "bus tours" and they couldn't measure up to the superb treatment we had from Raymond. He was attentive to each person's needs, and he was a font of information and history as we traveled. His van was roomy and comfortable. Tours by Locals is the only way to go! If you're visiting Killarney, tour with Raymond!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments which are much appreciated, I am glad you all enjoyed The Ring of Kerry Tour.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind comments, Patricia. That's why we're here - to help you get off the tour buses!

Merlina Tan

United States
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Tour: #71308, Cork City & Blarney Castle Tour, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 19/14

Ray W. drove us to Blarney Castle, Blarney Woolen Mill Shop. Because we have seniors we opted not to go into the castle(sigh) and just hang around/shop and use the WIFI (sigh)!!! River Lee is very interesting as well as St. Finbarre Cathedral with all the mosaic inside the church (there is a fee to go in). We were lucky to be in St. Coleman's Catholic Church during their flower festival. I prefer the symbolism of Titanic memorial in Cork, more solemn and meaningful...my personal opinion.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments, I am glad you enjoyed the tour and especially Barryscourt Castle. You can definitely include Blarney Castle & the Blarney Stone on your next visit.

Laura Danile

United States
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Tour: #96867, Clare & Galway's Wild Atlantic Way Tour for Laura Danile, Galway, Galway, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 8/14

Ray was a fantastic guide for our family, which included children ages 22 months, 4 and 6 years! He was very personable, knowledgable, and incredibly patient. His van was very clean and comfortable, and it held the 6 of us with room to spare. I highly recommend him to anyone wanting a personalized, relaxing tour in Ireland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review. It was a most enjoyable few days with you and your family touring the West of Ireland. I hope that you all returned home safety with good memories of your time in Ireland. Slan Tamaill " Goodbye for a while"

Kathy Crawford

Reno, NEVADA, United States
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Tour: Motor tour of West Cork for Kathy Crawford, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
Date: Aug 18/14

Wonderful day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kathy, I am glad you enjoyed it. Ray.

Mary Jacobs

Canada
Rating

Tour: #58449, Cork's Titanic, Blarney and Whiskey tour., Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 17/14

We had Raymond as our tour guide to the Blarney castle. He was extremely knowledgable concerning castles and very enthusiastic. He was willing to offer his opinions on Irish politics and was extremely courteous and organized. We had a great day with Raymond and would gladly recommend him to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments and I am glad you had an enjoyable day on your recent tour of the Cork area.