Janet MullinsUnited States
Our day spent with Derek exploring Ireland from Dublin to the Atlantic and back was one of the most enjoyable days of our trip! He is knowledgeable and was flexible with our schedule allowing plenty of time at each stop. Learned much about Ireland culture and history all along the way! Do not hesitate to schedule with Derek!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Janet. I am delighted you both enjoyed your tour to the Cliffs of Moher and Beautiful Burren. If you are ever back in the Emrald isle I would be delighted to show you around again. Best wishes. Derek
Beth AllenUnited States
Derek was wonderful! He went out of his way to be helpful and was so positive. It was clear he loved Ireland and wanted to share its beauty with us. He chose a fabulous place for lunch- best Irish Stew I've ever had. I used a wheelchair for part of the trip and he was good enough to push me and sit with me to have tea while the others finished exploring. Highly recommend Derek!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Beth for your very kind review of your tour with me. I am delighted you enjoyed the places we visited. If you are ever back please do not hesitate to contact me and I will help you in anyway I can. Kind regards. Derek
Anne HuberUnited States
We had a great time with our tour guide visiting the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Giant's Causeway, Dunluce Castle and The Dark Hedges. Touring with TBL gave us the opportunity to stop and take pictures along the way and tour at our own pace. Our guide even made reservations at an awesome little restaurant around noon so we could take a short break. Traveling as our own small group of seven with a tour guide all to ourselves was definitely the way to go. Thanks for a wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anne for your excellent review of your tour. I really appreciate your kind words about your tour. If you are ever back give me a shout. Kind regards. Derek
Bette BatsonUnited States
Karen GrossUnited States
Derek met the plan for the tour with promptness, courteousness and knowledge. We saw everything in a very enjoyable day even though traffic getting OUT of Dublin was a bear. I would book with Derek again to see a different area out of Dublin....in fact I will be contacting him again for a tour in 2019!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen. I really appreciate your feedback and I am delighted you enjoyed the tour. Kind regards. Derek
Roxanne KellerUnited States
As a lifelong resident, Derek knows the area. He planned around the crowds and traffic well, given the late ship docking. He is super friendly and made us feel welcomed. We loved the stories of his youth climbing around (and "having fun") at some of the sites. His van was comfortable and he's a great driver on those narrow, curvy roads.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Roxanne. I really appreciate your kind words about your tour with me. I am delighted you all enjoyed the places we visited on the day. If you are ever back please do not hesitate to contact me and I will help you in anyway I can. Kind regards. Derek
Absolute perfection: Derek is a delightful - and resourceful - host & guide. As a lifelong resident of the region, he knows it well, and was able to make spontaneous shifts to our day when crowds and weather intervened. His manner, obvious joy for the topics, and even his excellent vehicle made everything about our last day perfect.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Leanna. It was a pleasure to meet all of you. I am delighted you enjoyed the tour. Safe home. I am sure you will be back in Ireland again and if you are give me a shout. Kind regards. Derek
Stuart WatsonUnited States
Friendly, easy conversationalist, cautious driver, knowledgeable. He has lots of stories and could be a better storyteller without prompting. Tough tour, it being so long...good recommendations for strategizing our tour stops . Passengers in back of van had hard time hearing and seeing the road.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stuart for your very kind review of your tour with me to The Giants causeway and Antrim coast. I am delighted you enjoyed the tour. I did not realise that your wife and Daughter could not hear me in the back of the van. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Ireland. Best wishes. Derek
Bryan GreenUnited States
Derek S was our guide. We all thought that he was very professional, knowledgeable, kind and an extremely courteous man! He took us to Glendalough, Guinness Lake, and all of the surrounding areas. We ended our tour at Malahide Castle. It was an amazing day! We would highly recommend Derek trip anyone!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bryan. It was great to meet all of you and show you some of the beautiful sites that Wicklow has to offer. If you are ever back give me a shout and I would be happy to show you around again. Best wishes. Derek
Pauline BurkeUnited States
Terrific tour of sites a little off the main tourist traps. Derek was a terrific host in his own local area, giving us a wonderful mix of history and fun. The weather was great too!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Pauline for taking the time to write a review of your tour with me. I am delighted you all enjoyed your tour. Best wishes... Derek
Roxanne BUttsUnited States
He tailored the tour to meet my needs. His knowledge and ability to adaptation was astounding and formidable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very kind review of your your with me Roxanne. It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope you have a safe journey home. Kind regards Derek
Vicki ButlerUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Derek! He was fun and knowledgeable regarding the areas we were visiting. Definitely recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Vicki. Thank you for your very kind review of your tour with me. I am delighted you both enjoyed your day with me and she hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Best wishes. Derek
Todd ThompsonUnited States
Our tour with Derek was very informative and enjoyable. He grew up in the area, and you can tell, he isn't just interested in history, but really is engaged and takes pride in his heritage. The tour was a nice balance of history, beautiful countryside, great food, and Irish stories. He was very easy to work with, reliable, and it was great having someone else drive!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Todd. I really appreciate you taking the time to review your tour with me and if you are ever back I look forward to meeting you again. Kind regards. Derek
Dennis HigginsUnited States
You could not have asked for a more thoughtful, impactful, spiritual visit to Ireland than the time we spent with Derek. His personal history, researched history and just plain love of Meath made us feel a kinship to the land and the people of Ireland. We only wish we had more days to spend with this gentleman to further explore this beautiful land. Arrange your next trip to Ireland with Derek.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Dennis, Derek here. I am delighted both you and your Wife enjoyed your day with me around Co. Meath. It was a pleasure to meet you both and Show you around. I hope the rest of your trip went well. I am sure it Did. If you ever fond yourselves back in the Emarald Isle give me a shout and I would be delighted to show you around again. Best wishes, Derek
Megan C.United States
If you have only one opportunity to get out of Dublin, I would recommend you spend a day in County Meath with Derek. He has a genuine love for his home county and its history and we learned a tremendous amount during our tour. For my sister and I, spending time with him was a highlight of our trip and I now feel like I have a friend in Ireland.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Megan, Derek here. It was a pleasure to meet both you and your Sister. I am delighted you both enjoyed your tour with me. It was great fun to show you both around and if you are ever back in Ireland give me a shout. Kind regards, Derek
Dorothy ClarkUnited States
We spent our last day in Ireland traveling the favorite roads of the Wicklow Mountains of Derek's and the views were beautiful. Our favorite stop was the introduction to the Avoca Mill. The gardens at Powerscourt were lovely. It was the perfect ending to our 14 days in Ireland!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for taking the time to review your tour around the Wicklow Mountains. It was a pleasure to Show you both around and I am delighted you enjoyed your day Kind regards, Derek
Susan FinsterleUnited States
What a great, full day of touring beautiful County Meath. Derek did an exceptional job of making sure we took in all this high points, structuring our schedule perfectly and taking us to the best places. We especially enjoyed Newgrange, the Hill of Slane, and the Hill of Tara and Derek allowed us plenty of time to explore. His knowledge is fantastic and really allowed us to appreciate the depth and significance of Ireland's earliest history. Lunch at Maguire's was very good, too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan. It was a pleasure to Show both you and your daughter around the Boyne valley. Kind regards, Derek
Naomi WernerUnited States
My group thoroughly enjoyed Derek as he is thoroughly knowledgeable about the area and provided wonderful company on our tour. Derek was also flexible in allowing us to customize the itinerary. Glendalough was as beautiful! We loved the opportunity to shop at Avoca Handweavers as we had little time in the rest of our Ireland visit to shop for artisan crafts. I would recommend Derek and this tour without reservation. Hope to be able to do it again! Amazing!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Naomi for taking the time to review your tour around the Wicklow Mountains with me. It was a pleasure to meet all of you and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Kind regards, Derek
Jose FelipeUnited States
Derek w as exceptional and one if the best guides we have encountered. His knowledge of Meath is excellent and he took us to places we will never have found in other tours. This was an excellent beautiful tour with an outstanding guide. For me, this tour should be in everyone's bucket list.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jose for your very kind review of your tour with me. I really appreciate you taking the time to review your day with me and I am delighted you both enjoyed your day. Kind regards, Derek
Warren HolmesUnited States
Derek was terrific! He was prompt, knowledgeable, flexible, fun and an expert driver around the narrow country lanes and high hedges. We highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Waren for your very kind review of your tour with me. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in Ireland. Kind regards, Derek
Thomas KarschUnited States
Spent a terrific day with our guide, Derek. Incredibly knowledgable and a delightful guy to hang out with for the day. He customized our trip knowing our interests, got us right into theeattractions, and picked a great spot for lunch. The tour was the highlight of our trip. Highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your very kind review of your tour with me around the Boyne Valley. I am delighted you both had a great time. It was a pleasure to meet both of you and if you are ever back give me a shout. Kind regards, Derek
Frank OlearUnited States
Derek was prompt,knowledgeable,and professional. That said, he was also great company for the day. He showed us a side of Ireland not visible from the city. the moors,ruins and countryside came alive during our tour. He knew the places and the people and we really appreciate the way he shared them with us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Frank. Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with me. It was a pleasure to meet both of you and I hope the rest of your trip went well. Kind regards, Derek
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very kind rating of your tour with me Keith. I really appreciate it. Kind regards, Derek
Derek was fantastic very knowlagable personable and friendly there were four of us on the tour and we had a great day well done derek would definately reccomend you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You KARENE, Thank you very much for your kind Review of your day with me.. It was a pleasure to meet all of you and show you around.. If you are ever back give me a shout and I would be delighted to show you around again.. Kind Regards Derek.
Kevin CoanUnited States
Derek is one of the most genuine, nice, and passionate people we have ever met. He loves Meath, and now we can see why. It is amazing. Derek has probably seen these sites hundreds of times, but you can still see him at awe at every one. He knows the history, he loves it, and he does everything to make sure that you have the best possible tour. We wish we could give him 6 stars instead of 5. Derek, thank you so much for the tour. We will never forget the amazing sites and lovely company. Cheers!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kevin. It was a pleasure to meet both of you and bring you to some of the most beautiful and historical sites in Ireland.I hope the flights went well for you on the way home. Kind regards. Derek. .
Sue WeiermanUnited States
Derek is a knowledgeable and super interesting guide. He is from this area so he knows all the local traditions and stories with expertise. In fact, he is a great storyteller. We enjoyed his prompt and friendly service, his care in taking us to the fascinating sights, his choice in a charming and good place for lunch, and his help with taking pictures! Each of the ruins or passage tomb was a splendid experience. If you visit the Meath country, book Derek!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sue. It was a pleasure to show both of you around the Boyne Valley and I am very happy you enjoyed the tour.. Kind regards. Derek.
Mary GerlachUnited States
Drek did a wonderful day trip for our group of 6. We had neer heard of Newgrange and now will never forget it. We chose to see Trim Castle only from outside. Trip was perfect and would not chang a thing. It is the tour and guide for you if you have been to Dublin. Mary Ann, Milwaukee
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary Ann for your kind review, I really Appreciate it.. I am very happy you enjoyed your tour with me.. It was a pleasure to meet All of you and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your Cruise.. Kind Regards.. Derek.
Derek was very knowledgeable about the places we visited and made sure we saw all the things we were interested in. Our lunch spot was a delight and one of the best meals we had in Ireland. We would be happy to tour with Derek any time
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kim, It was a pleasure to Show you Both Around and I am happy you enjoyed your Lunch Stop. If you are ever back in the Area, It would be a pleasure too show you around in the Future..
Nancy L DeshetlerUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Derek. Our group of seven enjoyed it very much. He was very knowledgeable and pleasant.
Gregory MersolUnited States
This is a wonderful tour and Derek is a wonderful guide. We saw Slane Abbey (closely associated with St. Patrick), Newgrange (an amazing Neolithic site), the Hill of Tara, and Trim Castle (where they filmed much of the movie Braveheart). Some have only limited space, but we walked right in. Derek was a warm, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable host.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a MILLION for the very kind review Greg. I really enjoyed showing you and your family around.. It was a pleasure to meet All of you and I hope the rest of your stay in Ireland went well.
Derek was on time picking us up at the hotel. He was kind and respectful. He took us to our destinations as agreed upon. Everything went very well and we had a perfect day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was A pleasure to meet you and your Mam Michele and Bring you both Around and Show you some of the Beautiful Sites in Ireland..
David RikerUnited States
Derek was waiting for us as we left our ship. A very nice young man with so much knowledge of the area and was so accommodating with our group. He even pushed me in a wheel chair to one of the sites on our tour. He took us to a nice little Irish restaurant and filled us in on what had happened in the surrounding areas we had visited and the ones we were going to visit. He was very personable in his demeanor and we felt like he was family! If we ever get to go back we certainly will request him again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you David for your Kind Review, It was a pleasure to meet all of you and hopefully we get a chance to meet in the Future..
Michael PettyUnited States
Derek picked us up on time, drove us around to all the sites as described. Would use Derek again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and I am happy you all enjoyed your day in the Boyne Valley..
Sherrill TillgerUnited States
Great tour "off the beaten track" just how we like it! Great variety and amazing visits into,the past - - - info, scenery, history with a local flavor... We'd book again in a heartbeat! ST California
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind review Sherrill I really Appreciate it.. I really enjoyed your company and your passion for the history of the area..
Lindy ThomasUnited States
Derek had been answering my emails for months prior to our tour. He was astoundingly helpful in planning the day. He knew just what my favorite things to see were and had tailored the day to suit my wishes. The bad weather could have made the day disasterous, but Derek handled and rearranged things so that we were able to do the places important to us. He was so kind and understanding of our timing. Only a real pro could have made this day happen for us. We appreciate all that he did. Thanks, Derek
Irene SantiagoUnited States
Derek was a wonderful, knowledgeable guide. Perfect timing, great sense of humor for the young ones in our tour and a true gentleman. He took us to a lovely place for lunch where our table was waiting, and he even noticed that our bill was a bit expensive due to a mistake made by the waitress, which he fixed for us. I would truly recommend Derek for your tours in Ireland; he is great! We miss you, Derek!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the lovely comments Irene, It was a pleasure to meet all of you and Show you some of the Beautiful Heritage sites in CO.MEATH.. It was also great to Learn more about your familys Irish History.. Please God we will meet again in the Future.