Christie PedenUnited States
Ann was FABULOUS! She picked our group of nine up at the cruise terminal and took us straight to Blarney Castle. She was amazing with my 79 year old mother who was in a wheelchair offering to help push her around and get her jacket from the van when she was cold. Ann made reservations for lunch for us, showed us a fort and church. Ann was personable, fun, informative, and had a great sense of humor. The three teenagers and 22 year old with us enjoyed Ann as well. GREAT tour and WONDERFUL guide.
Alfred DeesUnited States
Ann O Doud is a friendly, warm, fun guide with unlimited knowledge of the area having grown up there. She tailor-made our tour to fit our desires, plus gave suggestions to see other attractions we wouldn't have thought of that highly increased our enjoyment. She "read" us very well. It was a thoroughly marvelous day! We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for a lovely day. You both were such good fun. I really enjoyed spending the day with you and sharing our beautiful country with you . Kind Regards. Annie
Karen MosesUnited States
Unfortunately our driver was very nervous about getting us back to our ship on time, and we were not able to do the Blarney Stone or even see the castle, in the end we had plenty of time to spare and she cut our trip one hour short to get us back to the ship one hour ahead of time than we needed to be. This trip was planned months in advance and if there was any nervousness about the timing, that should have been discussed with his prior and we would have made other arrangements
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: This private tour was booked by you then resold on cruise critic . At Blarney Castle there was an opportunity to visit the Castle and Woolen Mills. Then a drive through the rolling hills of Cork to the fishing village of kinsale. lunch , free time kinsale . In Cobh a visit to St Coleman’s Cathedral Guests requested free time to explore Cobh . Your guests enjoyed their day and apologized for your behavior on the tour . I am sorry that you did not enjoy the day . Kind Regards Annie
Dacre StokerUnited States
From start to finish Ann O. went far beyond the call of duty to make our tour a wonderful experience. She is extremely knowledgable, personable and fun to be with. All members of my family loved her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you , I really enjoyed touring with you and your family. Annie .
D V.United States
Ann was a fantastic guide. She was very knowledgeable about the area, very flexible as to what we wanted to do and was very comfortable to travel with. I would highly recommend her without any reservation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review , it was lovely to meet you and your family. Annie .
Clayton KnappUnited States
We enjoyed our tour with Annie O. She was very accommodating and planned the order of our touring so we could best avoid waiting in lines at Blarney castle. My only recommendation would be to install a headset microphone so that she could speak directly into it so that those in the back of the van would not lose any of her presentation. Annie was great! Clay
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Clay , I am delighted you all enjoyed your tour with me . Kind Regards. Annie .
Gail ForshallUnited States
Ann was prompt, professional, funny and an incredible driver. She went above expectations to meet our individual needs. Since Ann was born in this area, she also gave us great insight into what it was like growing up here and what it is like now. I would highly recommend Ann as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. The Ring of Kerry and Skellig Ring a beautiful place to tour and I am delighted you enjoyed your tour with me. I hope you enjoy the rest of your hoilday in Ireland. kind Regards. Annie.
Reuben MurrayUnited States
We had some issues with traffic causing Ann to get to us (my wife & I) a bit later than expected, and we waited in the rain by the Cobh port for a bit. But once we got all settled in, we had a great time with Ann. Blarney Castle, Kinsale, Charles Fort, lunch, shopping! Ann was so friendly and fun and very willing to do whatever we felt like doing. She helped make our brief visit to Ireland memorable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Thank you for your review, It was lovely to meet you and share our beautiful country with both of you. Kind Regards, Annie .
Marilyn LindsayUnited States
Annie was fantastic. She went out of her way to suggest activities for us beyond our day long tour with her which exceeded our expectations. She knows the Ring of Kerry and surrounding sights like the back of her hand. She is a lively conversationalist, humorous and thoughtful. You can't beat a guide like Annie!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Marylin Thank you I really enjoyed the day so much myself. Enjoy the rest of your holiday Kind Regards Annie
Erica EstusUnited States
Ann was an outstanding tour guide for our first trip to Ireland! We were traveling as a family of four (two adults and two teenagers) and she helped plan a 3 day itinerary that appealed to everyone, especially the Star Wars fans. She suggested local sites along the way that we would not have known about and made sure to keep the pace as slow or fast as we wanted. As a local of the region her whole life, she knew the roads and area and we were able to see much more than if we had tried to do it on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review it was lovely to tour with you and your family. Kind Regards. Annie
Marcie GirolamoUnited States
What a great tour! It was an awesome day. Ann showed us more than we could've hoped for. She grew up in this area and so was extremely knowledgeable. We met some delightful Irish people and got to fully take in the beauty of this area of Ireland. I highly recommend a tour with Ann.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very kind review . I am very happy that you enjoyed your day with me . I hope you and your family will return to Ireland . Kind Rwgards. Ann.
Kevin PenwardenSouth Africa
This was a personalized tour of the southern part of Ireland. Our tour guide Ann was fabulous. She had wonderful, in-depth knowledge of the area, an interesting and engaging way of telling us of the history and other anecdotes, was very caring and went the extra mile to deliver amazing service.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kevin Thank you for your kind review. It was great to meet you both. I look forward to your return to Ireland . Kind Regards. Annie
Carol SchoeneichUnited States
We had a fabulous day with Ann who took us to the magnificent Dingle Peninsula with lots of stops along the way. She also drove on many roads less traveled and the entire day was absolutely wonderful. Ann is knowledgeable, charming and and great fun to be with. If it were possible to give more than 5 stars I would gladly do so.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I am very happy that you enjoyed your day with me . There is always something new to see on the back roads of Ireland. Kind Regards. Ann
Ellen P.United States
Our 9 day tour of Ireland was perfect! Our group of 7 family members were exploring Ireland for the first time, and enjoyed every minute! Thank you to Gerard S. for helping me plan a "custom made" tour, including the special interests of everyone. Barry, our first guide, was a wealth of historical information and we loved his commentary. He even found a village that we can trace our ancestors to! Ann O, our 2nd driver, kept us entertained with her quick wit, Gaelic lessons and a visit to her home village!
Tara McCannUnited States
Leonidas DowlenUnited States
She did a great job showing us the key spots in the Ring of Kerry. Not only is she very knowledgeable but an excellent driver on the narrowed roads. She is very personable and we enjoyed greatly our time with her. Lon D
Marie PeriuUnited States
Cynthia DixonUnited States
OH Ann.....she was one of the brightest highlights of our vacation....a lovely, friendly person and truly one of a kind tour guide....we had a beautiful day....I highly recommended touring with Ann..she is a "hoot"....funny, informative, knowledgeable....I wanted to adopt her....you have one exceptional person on our tour team.....thanks....
Cynthia MurphyUnited States
Ann was a fantastic guide and really customized this tour just right to make sure we got the best of these sites. We really felt that she wanted to make the experience just perfect even making reservations for us at lunch at an incredible restaurant she recommended. We never felt rushed in our days with her. I couldn't imagine seeing Ireland any other way.
Cynthia MurphyUnited States
I am a regular user of Tours by Locals so I have had my share of really good guides and some maybe not so. Ann was one of my very best and favorite guides. First she was very accommodating of our group of 8 with young kids and grandparents. She really made it just perfect for us all. Most importantly she is very knowledgeable about Ireland especially the two areas we saw of Cork and Kerry County. She went above and beyond in making sure we had information and suggestions outside our days with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review . I enjoyed touring with you all . I do hope that we meet again. Thank you . Best wishes Ann
Joe SheaUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Go raibh maith agat... thank you! It was lovely to meet you and your family. I was delighted to be able to give you a local's insight into our fabulous county and language. I enjoyed it so much myself. Thank you so much for your kind words. Slán agus beannacht go dtí an am ceann .
Lisa ColemanUnited States
Ann made our visit to the Wild Atlantic Way fun and exciting. She tailored our four plus day tour to meet our requests as well as adding some wonderful boat tours that she somehow intuited that we would love. She referred us to great eating establishments. Ann was very careful and considerate about our time schedule. She was very familiar with the routes. She went "above and beyond" to make our tour as stress free as possible. We would definitely recommend her to visitors to Ireland!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Lisa It was my pleasure to make sure that you got the most out of your trip. It was great to meet such fabulous people and share the beauty of my country to people who appreciate all it has to offer. Safe journey home Kind Regards Ann
Pamela RichardsonUnited States
Ann was Awesome! We had a comfortable coach, good audio Ann had great info! Will definitely use Tours y Locals in the future�� Thank You Ann! Loved the Irish music!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Pamela Glad to hear you enjoyed all facets of the tour even the music. Would love to help you see more of the country on your next trip Kind Regards Ann
Charlie DavisUnited States
Ann was extremely professional and knowlegeable. If we ever need a tour guide, we certainly would like to have a person like her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review . I enjoyed meeting you and touring with you. Kind Regards Ann
Gail HartmannUnited States
Great day touring Killarney and Kenmare with Ann! Very accommodating and knowledgeable- lovely day out for entire group
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to share this part of Ireland with you and I am glad that you enjoyed the maiden voyage on the windy roads in the new luxury coach which I use for group tours which can be used for groups of over 6. Ireland is a beautiful place and I do hope you will return to Ireland again. Kind Regards Ann
Sarah CarvalhoUnited States
The Ring of Kerry tour with Ann was the highlight of our trip to Ireland. She was so fun, thoughtful and concerned for our well being. The special places that she took us to were off the beaten path, amazingly beautiful and created great family memories. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this fantastic day, thanks to Ann. More than a five star tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review . I am delighted that you enjoyed your tour . Thank you . Kind Regards. Ann.
Glenn KreiderUnited States
Ann O is the best Ireland Tour Guide you will find. Her heart for Ireland, people, children, and us as a couple was so wonderful. Tour details and timing perfectly matches up with her kind heart that we shared. We were blessed with Ann as she took us in and around Ireland, giving us great insights, taking us places a local would only know such as places to eat, culture, adventures, and night excursions after full days to relax as a couple. She was Ireland, and should make Ireland proud to have her heart.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mile Buiochas ( thank you) for your kind review . I am delighted you enjoyed your tours with me . So until we meet again on Erin's green shores. Warm wishes to you both. Ann.
Ron GordonUnited States
Outstanding guide, knowledgeable, personable and great driver to boot; highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I look forward to your return visit to Ireland . Kind Regards. Ann.
Ron GordonUnited States
Outstanding guide, we really lucked out as we had no experience with Tours By Locals. Ann was wonderful in every way and added immensely to the enjoyability of our trip. If there were a 6 star rating we'd give her that. Great guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review. I am very happy that your enjoyed your tour with me. Kind Regards. Ann
Mary SwintUnited States
Ann was a wonderful and gracious guide. She was very efficient in getting us into Blarney Castle as quickly as possible! She also did an excellent job locating us at the correct port since the port was changed after we had set sail. Thank you Ann!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary it was a pleasure to tour with you. I hope you visit the green shores of Ireland again . Best wishes Ann
Kara McIntoshUnited States
Absolutely amazing tour....in our years of travel we have leveraged Tours by Locals and have always been pleased with the people we have worked with. Ann is the absolute best tour guide we have ever experienced. Ann is warm, charming, and inviting, knowledgable about the area and was able to navigate the trip helping us avoid long lines from travel groups. We look forward to our additional tours with Ann in the coming days.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words and spending time in our beautiful country. It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you. We look forward to having you come back and visit us again. Kind Regards Ann
Laurie FraszUnited States
Ann is a gem, and a highlight to our trip to Ireland! A great driver, full of knowledge, knows everyone! Was able to secure bookings for everything we asked, sought to provide for our every whim and comfort for our group of 11!! She made such a difference in our experience, even changing ideas midway was no problem! She loves her homeland and is eager to highlight it with a superb tour...spent an entire week with this great lady! Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I am happy that you enjoyed your tour with me. Ireland is a beautiful place and it was a pleasure to share my homeland with you all. Kind Regards Ann
Renee CoulterUnited States
Ann was enthusiastic and knowlegable, making our time and Blarney Castle and other sites interesting and worthwhile. She worked well with all ages - from 3 year old to grandmother. She wanted to make the tour work for our group - and tailored it that way. I would strongly recommend Ann's tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. I am very happy that you all enjoyed your tour at Blarney Castle and the surrounding site. Kind Regards. Ann
Laura HammonsUnited States
Ann was amazing. She took care of all nine of us ranging in age from 5 to 82, some with mobility problems with patience and grace! She modified the tour to accommodate a stop that we really wanted to make. Her bus (14-seater) made it extremely comfortable and she is an excellent driver. Enjoyed every minute and the chance to meet her. Would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. I was delighted to tour with you and that I was able to create the tour that best suited all your group members. We had a lovely day. Kind Regards. Ann.
Bettina K.United States
Ann was a delight! She met us promptly, timed everything so that we got to Blarney Castle before the long lines--and then the rest of the day was such a pleasure. We got to see so much more than we would have on a canned ship excursion, and the experience of having lunch in a fabulous locals-frequented seafood restaurant was icing on the cake. I would recommend Ann highly for any tour in Ireland--she loves what she does and that shined through. Thanks, Ann for a wonderful tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you also for a lovely day. Kinsale is a picturesque place to visit at any time of the year with many restaurants. I am very happy that you enjoyed your tour with me. Kind Regards Ann
Raymond RamseyUnited States
We had a great time in Cobh with Ann. She was on time, provided us with comfortable transportation and was very knowledgeable of the area. She provided us with great commentary as we toured The Ring of Kerry and a great suggestion for lunch in Kilarney. I would certainly recommend Ann for private touring while anyone is in Ireland.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review and for taking your tour with me. Killarney and its lakes are one of the many beautiful places in Kerry . It always gives me great joy to share its beauty. Kind Regards. Ann
Richard FairchildUnited States
Should we return to Ireland, we would go out of our way just for the opportunity to visit with Ann, and should we need a guide while there, she is the only one we want.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I look forward to your return visit to Ireland and we can tour the rest of Ireland. Kind Regards. Ann
Jeannie ColsonUnited States
Ann was friendly, knowledgeable, flexible. While she had ideas of what to show us, she listened, offered choices, and gave us control. She is a good driver, I felt safe with her. She gave us a very good day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review. I am happy that you enjoyed your tour with me. Best wishes. Ann
Ann is extremely nice. She stopped for us to take as many pictures as we liked, she explained all the sights and gave us plenty of time to look around in a couple of occasions. The drive was totally confortable. This tour is definitely worth the money spent, the county is marvellous, so many beautiful sceneries.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review . I hope you be back to see us soon again. I am delighted you enjoyed your tour with me. Kerry is a beautiful place. Kind Regards Ann.
Carmen D'AmicoUnited States
Wonderful tour. Anna showed us wonderful places in Cobh, especially the Blarney Castle and Kinsale. It was very nice meeting Anna and having her as a tourist guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, a lovely day with lovely people . Thank you for taking your tour with me. Kind Regards Ann
Ron TurnerUnited States
Ann customized this tour to explore the highlights of Killarney National Park in one day. The tour included Killarney Lakes, Ross Castle, Torc Waterfall, Muckross House Gardens, and the town of Killarney. It rained most of the day but Ann was able to use her knowledge of the area to accurately navigate around the rain. Amazingly, we were able to stay dry for most of the day. The tour was very well planned and I enjoyed exploring the park and the town. I highly recommend Ann as a tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ron for your review and for taking your tour of Killarney with me. I am delighted you enjoyed the tour. We were lucky to escape from the rain, even on a rainy day Killarney is a beautiful place to visit . Kind Regards Ann
Mark WarrenUnited States
Ann was a very knowledgeable and enjoyable tour guide. We enjoyed her enthusiasm and energy. She not only shared a vast amount of all her knowledge on the Ring of Kerry tour she also took time to take some short side trips as well. It was a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for you review. It was a pleasure to tour with you all and to share with you all the beatiful places on the Ring of Kerry and the Skellig Ring. Best wishes. Ann
Barbara WilliamsMiamisburg, OH, United States
Ann is WONDERFUL! If you have a chance to take a tour with her - DO IT!! Very sweet, knowledgeable, helpful, and kind. She was our favorite guide of all the tours we took in the British Isles!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barbara for your review. What a fun day we had with lots of laughter. Lots of lovely memories for everyone . Best wishes . Ann.
Jeffery McGlothlinUnited States
Ann O. was a wonderful guide, very personable and very attentive to all our needs. She really molded our tour to us, was always prompt when picking us up, and is an excellent driver to boot. She allowed us time alone when we needed it, and gave us guidance and sage advice when we needed that. We would do it all over again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review. I had good fun with you all on the hidden roads of Ireland. I happy that you all enjoyed your tour with me. Thanks again . Ann
Jeffery McGlothlinUnited States
We feel Ann took us to all the high points this part of Ireland has to offer. We felt incredibly blessed to be able to tour Skellig Michael, and am certain this could not have happened without Ann's arranging it. From Kylemore Abbey to the Hidden Ring of Kerry to the Gap of Dunloe, Ann steered us in all the right directions and made it all happen for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. Skellig Michael is truly a wonderful place to visit and I am delighted you were able experience it's natural beauty. Ireland has many beautiful places to see , and I thank you all for taking your tour with me and giving me the opportunity to share these Ireland's beautiful places with you. Ann.
Douglas BrodbeckUnited States
We recently had a wonderful trip to Ireland. This was due in large part because of our tour guide. Ann was a truly exceptional tour guide in every way! She out did herself in trying to meet all of our expectations,desires, and needs!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Douglas Thank you for your kind review. It was great to tour with you and your family. Kind Regards Ann
Nancy RoweUnited States
Ann's tour of Cork/Cobh was thoroughly satisfying, giving just the right amount of historical information coupled with insightful glimpses into the cultural and social aspects. She was sensitive to the limitations of our age and health and accommodating in every way, even taking us to a bank.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to tour with you all. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and I hope some day you will visit Ireland again. Best wishes. Ann.
Kira B.Rock Hill, SOUTH CAROLINA, United States
Ann was the perfect guide. She met us on time at our designated spot with comfy and spacious transportation. We were blessed with a sunny day and Ann made the most of it with her chosen itinerary (which we could modify, if requested) and commentary. The day was delightful (great suggestion for lunch in Kinsale!) and I would recommend Ann to all who are lucky enough to visit Ireland.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review, it was great to tour with you. I hope I see you all soon again here in Ireland . Best wishes to you all. Ann
Mary M.United States
We can't praise Ann too highly. She's a lovely, thoughtful person and it was a delight to spend the day touring with her. Her knowledge of the area and excellent driving ability were invaluable to us. Ann went above and beyond our expectations of the tour in every way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, we had a lovely day and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Ann
Tom KeoghUnited States
Ann was a great tour guide. We took a two day tour of the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula. We were a party of 10 that included four grandparents and four kids 10-22 years old. She did a masterful job of customizing the trips for the entire group. There were plenty of breaks, stops, entertainment, discussions, laughter...Ann is a very considerate, capable and compassionate guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our two day trip and would highly recommend Ann to anyone looking for a local Kerry guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. You were a great group to tour with and thank you for giving me the opportunity to tour with you all. Ann
Rick KenneyUnited States
Ann is definitely a committed professional. While there was snow and ice the night before the tour, and gale force winds during the day, she none the less showed up on time and offered great suggestions, adapted to the weather, and provided an entertaining and engaging tour. We highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. The weather wasn't on our side but we had a great day anyway. Best wishes Ann.
Ann is an excellent tour guide and had an in-dept knowledge of the area and conducted the tour in a very friendly and relaxed manner. The tour was planned to provide the most advantageous visiting times for the various locations throughout which we greatly appreciated. We would highly recommend Ann to anyone who wants a tour of the Dingle Peninsula.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments. Kind Regards Ann
My three days with Ann exploring Dingle/Killarney/Ring of Kerry was probably one of the best tours I have ever enjoyed. Her intimate knowledge of the area and her obvious delight in sharing it, and her caring and professional manner, made the tour an exceptional experience. It was a private tour since I was unable to find a group tour to fit my itinerary and I am so very happy that I made that choice. I will definitely be recommending Ann to others!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review. It was my pleasure to tour and share the hidden highways and byways of Kerry with you. Kind Regards Ann.
Laurie MuschelUnited States
Ann was a total delight to have as a tour guide. She went out of her way to give us a good time, adjusted the itinerary for the weather conditions and at the same time taking us to remote and beautiful locations. She was funny, playful, helpful and a safe driver. Overall, we had a truly wonderful day with her!
Franklin PropstUnited States
Based on our recent experience in Ireland, we can heartily recommend ToursByLocals.com and especially the guide that they provided to us. Ann O. was knowledgeable and a great treat for both of us. It was truly a wonderful experience. For those looking for a great Irish experience, grab her if she is available!! Frank & Barbara
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Frank and Barbara Thank you and it was a pleasure to meet you both. Kind regards Ann