Sharon OConnellUnited States
We had a wonderful walking tour with Garvan of the city of Dublin - highlighted by stories and songs! Garvan is very knowledgeable of Ireland and you can tell that he is very passionate about his homeland. He made history come alive with his stories (OK, some of them may have been slightly exaggerated - but who lets the truth interfere with a good story?!) We also learned about famous Irish musicians and had a wonderful guessing game of "Who sang this?" We only wish the tour had been longer!
Karla D.Asheville, NC, United States
What a special treat! Garvan kept us captivated from the moment we met him until we had to reluctantly say goodbye. His knowledge of Irish history and lore is limitless. Even our granddaughter was enraptured with his stories and we all thoroughly enjoyed the addition of music. Garvan even tailored our tour based on the other areas we would be traveling to later in our trip so that when we got to each of those destinations we already had a sense of place. He was exceptional in every way.
The most amazing experience given by an unmatched skillful guide, Garvan. It was our first trip to Ireland. We came with the impression, that the conflicts between the Irish and the English were of a religious nature. But it came to our attention that there are completely different cultural conditions behind the tensions during the years between the two peoples. We are very grateful to Garvan
David BaumUnited States
We have used Tours By Locals for many tours and we can say with certainty that Garvan was within the top two guides we have ever used. Our day with him was magical, informative, full of songs, stories, food all delivered exactly as we had asked for it by a gentleman with fantastic depth of knowledge, passion and enthusiasm for what he does. He could teach classes on how to guide tours. Our look at Dublin was fun-filled and inspired. Thank you Garvan. You are the tops