Neil RobinsonUnited States
Brian is a real pro. His vehicle developed a problem and he immediately contacted Tommy, who came to our rescue and completed the Tour in his new vehicle with distinction and good humor. Both gave our party Excellent service and were very well informed. Highly recommended.
Jim HendersonUnited States
Brian was charming, informative and relaxed. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him. We saw a large part of the surrounding area of Dublin in an informational but very enjoyable manner. His humor complemented the history he shared with us. We would definitely recommend him a guide in the Dublin area.
Nelson HuangUnited States
Brian was a fantastic tour guide, customizing our experience based on what we were looking to do. Our one day tour included a quick intro to Dublin city, the mountains, the coasts, the lakes, the works! Brian's knowledge of the area was priceless and the stories about each of the regions provided the 4D depth of what we were seeing, hearing and doing. A natural guide, courteous and playful; the Irish humor in all things made for this trip to be amazingly craic indeed! Highly recommended!
Ludo FransenGoirle, NOORD-BRABANT, Netherlands
had a great time with a great man!
Ed CarhartUnited States
Brian's escorted tour of Dublin's outskirts and countryside was unique and breathtaking. We weren't looking for the standard tourist stops. Brian understood that and showed us things many tourists don't see. He has an exhaustive knowledge of the area and his humor made the drive even more delightful. Our group would highly recommend Brian Kelly.
Thomas MoriartyUnited States
AWESOME. Just completely AWESOME. Our tour was like spending the day with an old friend: fun, entertaining, thoughtful, pleasant in every way. Six plus stars on your 1-5 scale. Thank you.
Joan ParenteUnited States
Brian took us around in his taxi for a day long tour of Dublin. We had been to Dublin twice before and wanted to see non-traditional sites. We had a great day touring the countryside, having a bite of lunch and an ice cream cone near the ruins of a monastery. Highlight of the day was holding a baby lamb! Our tour took us to places others might not see and Brian's stories were fun and informative. We had a great day together.
Dennis K.United States
Brian was one of the very best tour guides we have ever had. Friendly, knowledgeable, full of energy, fun — a real Irishman. I highly recommend Brian if you are considering touring in Ireland.
Harry B.United States
Brian is the hidden treasure of Dublin! He is an unbelievable character, a grown "Leprechaun" who made our day most enjoyable. Having been to Dublin twice before, Brian provided us with an out-of-way tour of the south coastline and the Wicklow Mountains. He stories & knowledge of the countryside and its people was unsurpassed and most delightful. Would have loved to have dined at Johnnie's Fox's but the visit was great. A super day.
Jim DevineUnited States
We were laughing before we even left the dock. Brian is a very funny guy who also knows Dublin inside and out. He took us to see things we would never have found on our own. It was a wonderful day. Thanks Brian!
Ron SwansonUnited States
Brian is very enthusiastic and enjoys his work. He made best use of our limited time in Dublin and provided an excellent personalized itinerary.
Tamarah WalesUnited States
Brian was a superb guide!!! Our family of six was greeted by Brian at the airport after traveling all night from the US. He took care of getting us settled into his van and then on to a wonderful day- long excursion to the Wicklowe Mountains. Nothing was missing from our day under Brian's careful expertise. He was kind, informative, and patient with our travel-weary group. We saw and heard of all the beauties of the Irish countryside.
Christopher MooreUnited States
Thank you for your wonderful tour of Ireland. You really gave me a flavor for the area, the culture, the gossip :), politics, history; your candor in all, and local experiences in such a compressed timeframe that I had. I would highly recommend your services to others, whether for longer or similar stays as the one I had today. All the best! Chris
Mike LuceroUnited States
Brian is a top notch tour guide and covers country side that nobody else would. He took us on a day we will never forget. He is fun, full of incredible knowledge of the area and you definitely want to spend the day with this guy. He was great. We enjoyed every minute of our tour and our photos will be the best memories we could ask for. Spending our day in Dublin with Brian was amazing and unforgettable. He is the best.
Arthur SteinUnited States
Brian was a wonderful guide who was able to structure and customize our day in and around Dublin very easily. He was very informative about local culture. He guided us to a great pub for lunch out in suburban Dublin away from the tourist places. He was even able to take the ladies to a shopping area while we men went to Guiness. A full, enjoyable day !
Brian is one of the best tour guides we've had in our many travels. So warm and friendly. He planned the perfect day for our family and was very attentive to making sure the trip was fun for our kids. Don't hesitate and book with him. You won't regret it! Thank you Brian!!
Robert YoungUnited States
Our tour was very enjoyable from the beginning. Brian was at the ship and waiting upon our arrival and took us on a great tour of Dublin and the surrounding area which lasted 8 hours. He was very pleasant, funny at times and very thorough on showing us the sights. We all enjoyed his company. Thank you for a nice day which I would rate as the best of our vacation.
Nadwa MoudedUnited States
Brian is the best tour guide we ever had
Nelida FlatowUnited States
Brian is an excellent tour guide who took us around Dublin and up to the mountains and seaside too. We had an excellent day with him. He is very enthusiastic about his country and knowledgeable too. We saw some very magnificent countryside and even a peek at where Bono lives. Brian is quite the character and kept us entertained for eight hours. I heartily recommend him to everyone.
Laura KayTampa, FLORIDA, United States
Words can not describe the amazing beautiful unforgettable adventures we had with Brian. Best tour & guide we have ever had. We are a family of 5 with 3 girls ages 17, 14 & 6 so it can be hard to keep them all entertained but Brian had it covered. He took us to the places we requested and several we didn't even know about. He knows his IRELAND! We loved that he went at our pace stopping for bathroom breaks, snacks whatever we wanted he took care of it. Cant wait to come back and see more!
Sal Cammarataaurora, COLORADO, United States
Our day with Brian experiencing Dublin was phenomenal. At the end of the tour, we felt like we had just spent a great day with a knowledgeable friend who went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and happy with the tour. We highly recommend Brian to anyone who wants to learn about the Irish countryside and culture.
Edmond P.United States
Brian was informative, witty and had a real Irishman's gift for stories. we thoroughly enjoyed our day with him!
Julie BarnettUnited States
We found the perfect guide for our day in Dublin. Brian took us to the houses of the rich and famous, but he also showed us how "real" people lived. When I told him I wanted to shop for Waterford crystal, he took me to the exact department of the perfect store and I was finished in 15 minutes. And he even sang for us! He made it an interesting and memorable day.
Connie CruzUnited States
Wow - what a great day we had. Brian was awesome. You could have not asked for a better way to see Dublin and the surrounding area in one day. We went to places that tourists would have never seen in a week. You know Brian is good to keep six women happy (one being 87 years old) at all times. Laughing the whole way. So Brian - if you see Kay on one of your next tours, tell her we love her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheer Ladies, Thank you for your great review, I am so glad you all enjoyed our day in this beautiful country. You were all such good fun to travel with and I enjoyed showing you some of the off the beating track locations. Hope to see you again at the P.S. I love you bridge. Ha Ha.
Robin MurphyUnited States
I knew when Brian waved to me and said, "Welcome home!" that it was going to be a great tour. It was fantastic packed with sights and facts but also a personal tour- as if being given by a long lost cousin or uncle who is filling you on what's been happening. I could have gotten the Book of Kells with any tour group, but I would not have gotten any insights into the history of Ireland and it's impact on individuals. Brian worked around my interests- plus even bought me a candy bar to keep me going!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robin, It was a joy to spend the day with you ,it reminds me of why I love what I do. Thank you for your kind words and generous review it means a lot to me.
Ann JonesUnited States
Brian was a great guide, the tour gave us a great understanding of Irish history as well as the beautiful sites of today. Brian made us feel comfortable and was considerate of our needs. Great sense of humor too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers Ann Thank you very much for taking the trouble to forward your kind comment it is much appreciated. I too very much enjoyed meeting you all. Best Wishes Brian
Bellarri A.United States
Absolutely fabulous tour guide. He made us love Dublin and his information was enriching. Brian's personality was endearing and his knowledge made out trip to Dublin very special. Special day in Dublin!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Cheers Bellarri, Many thanks for your appreciation. I was more than happy to share my knowledge. I am very glad you enjoyed the tour. Say hello to everybody. Best wishes Brian.
Charles CohanUnited States
Brian was an excellent guide for my family's first visit to Ireland. I would strongly recommend him to anyone. He's funny, knowledgeable, entertaining, and a pleasure to be with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Charles, it was apleasure to host you and your family and share some of this great country with you. Once again thank you and I hope our paths will cross again.
Beverly SantilliUnited States
Brien shared his love of Ireland and life with us for 8 wonderful hours! We loved meeting his 84 y o friend Mick as he came out of the Irish sea. We wanted a tour of the country, rather than the city and we saw amazing beauty.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Beverly. Thank you very much for your positive comment. I am very happy to know that you all enjoyed the tour, it makes my work very rewarding. I also enjoyed your company. Wishing you all the best, Kind Regards, Brian
Bob KoondelUnited States
It is with great pleasure to rate our tour guide BRIAN OUTSTANDING WITH 5 OUT OF 5 STARS! He was extremely knowledgeable of Dublin's history, told marvelous stories, very entertaining and a joy to be with for the entire day. Sincerely, Betty & Bob Koondel
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Betty & Bob for your wonderful review, It was a pleasure to entertain and share some history and storys of Ireland with you. Best wishes Brian.
Eric BowlesUnited States
Brian was Great! He was very knowledgeable about the history of Dublin and Ireland in general. Brian really is a very funny guy and squeezes in a lot of humor in during your tour with him. He was also able to accommodate our various interests on the fly [there were 5 of us] with sites to see and places to visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Eric, thank you so much for such a superb review. You really made my day! I am so glad that you enjoyed your trip to Ireland and trust that you have returned home with memories to cherish forever
Jeanne TribleUnited States
Brian was our guide for both Dublin and Waterford. Our Waterford tour was cut short due to our ship changing plans due to weather, however Brian did the best he could with our time restrictions. Our Dublin tour was just great. Brian was a delightful person and took us to many interesting sights we would never know existed. He was knowledgeable and flexible and covered all we wished for and left us wanting to return. We would recommend him highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeanne, Thanks a million for taking the time to review your tours, I am delighted you all had a great time; it was a pleasure to meet all of you and show you what Ireland has to offer. If your come back to Ireland I would be delighted to do it all again.Best wishes Brian O.
Lyde HusseyUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lyde for your 5 star rating ,It is much appreciated . Best wishes Brian O.
Sandra KaplanUnited States
Brian could be the Mayor of Dublin, a leprachaun, an actor, or historian.We had a sensational day with a tour of local haunts, the stars homes, and the magnificent country side. He peppered history with magnificent vistas to back up his stories. His personality made for an unforgettable day of stories, jokes, laughter, and fun. If you want to learn about Dublin as well as undertsand the fantatic Irish, Brian is the guide for you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sandra for taking the time out to write a lovely review. I am delighted that you and your husband enjoyed the tour so much, this kind of feedback means so much to me. I do hope that you will return again for another great day.
Brian O provided us with the best tour of Dublin/Wicklow area. (We were a group of 6 ages 50-88). The sites were breathtaking but Brian added to the experience with his warm, friendly and most knowledgeable presentation. He was both informative and interesting in his guiding and his sense of humor totally made the day for us. We would recommend Brian for any tour to any group of all ages!! If I could give him 10 Stars I would!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lesli, I am overwhelmed by your amazing comments it means a lot to me. It was a great honour and pleasure to be your guide, you were very special and genuine people. If your back in this part of the world dont hesitate to give me a call. Best wishes Brian O.
Anita HeapUnited States
Brian is an extraordinary tour guide. He met us (a group of 4) as we disembarked our cruise ship. We spent the morning following the east coast of Ireland visiting great spots along the way and had lunch in the 'Highest Pub in Ireland". We finished with a whirlwind tour of Dublin.Brian is full of energy and gave extra attention to my physically challenged husband. He designed a tour with that in mind. He had us laughing and singing while enjoying his beautiful Dublin and countryside. It was the best!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Anita, Nigel and friends for you wonderful review. You made it so very easy. You are a remarkable couple and I will always remember you. Brian.
Seth ShermanUnited States
Brian was an excellent guide & did everything imaginable to make an excellent tour for my disabled mother & me. His knowledge of Ireland is excellent & he would be highly recommended to others.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Seth for the very kind words I am so pleased you and your mom enjoyed your day in Dublin I hope to see you soon. Cheers Brian.
Evelyn J.Suffolk, VA, United States
Brian was simply a delight. Coming off a cruise ship with only one day in Dublin, we were able to see so much we were amazed. Brian kept us entertained the entire day. His wit and excitement for Dublin is awesome. There were four people in our group and we cannot say enough about Brian and Tours By Locals. Calvin and Evelyn Jones and Carroll and LaRoyce Nixon.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to entertain you Evelyn and your party , I am so happy that you all enjoyed the day. thank you for your kind words. Best wishes Brian.
Richard I.poway, CA, United States
Brian is a very entertaining guide! Our whole family thoroughly enjoyed the day in Dublin with Brian. He did an amazing job educating us and keeping the three teens happy as well!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard for your wonderful comments and 5 star rating it was a very enjoyable day I spent with you and family best regards Brian.
Lisa SuennenUnited States
A wonderful, lovely day in so many ways. Brian is a terrific person to tour with and made our group comfortable and kept us engaged and happy for an entire day. The sites were well worth seeing and we would never have found many of them ourselves. Would recommend this 100% to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lisa, Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your tour and look forward to seeing you again should you be back in Ireland.
Howard EvansUnited States
Brian was the consummate tour guide! He was knowledgeable, funny, energetic and was very responsive to what we did or did not want to see. We covered a lot of ground in our short 8 hours. I would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Howard Good to hear from you, What a great day weather at it best your are all teenagers at heart. It was apleasure to be your guide for the day, come back some time and say hello. Best regards Brian.
Brian was a terrific host for the tour. He was very knowledgeable about the various sites. He had a most agreeable personality and wit. He was very accommodating to our wishes to see and visit particular places (i.e. Book of Kells and St. Patrick's cathedral). My companions and I all agreed that it was a very enjoyable and informative day with Brian. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Don, Sorry for the delay in replying it has been a very busy season here. I am so glad you got to see so much on your short visit to Dublin. Please send my best regards to all the gang; it would be great to see you back in Dublin sometime in the future.
Vonda H.Mooresville, NC, United States
We had a single day in Dublin and wanted to get in as much as possible, while still getting a real flavor for Ireland. Brian had a great tour planned for us. We saw more than we ever could have seen on our own and had an absolutely fabulous time! Castles, the coast, waterfalls, landmarks, pubs :) His personal stories were entertaining & informative. Brian was also super accommodating, taking us on two personal side trips that we had not planned in advance. I highly recommend Brian and Tours by Locals.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Vonda, Thanks you so much for your kind words and for taking the time out to put them down. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the trip so much, as indeed did I. Best Regards To Your whole group. Brian
Judith OvittUnited States
Brian is very informed, courteous, and enthusiastic. The scenic tour of Wicklow county was enjoyed by all. He took us to a fun restaurant, Johnny Fox, which we really enjoyed. Brian was considerate and offered several times to take pictures of the four of us, while still keeping his eye on the clock. He did a great job in time management, and we saw most of Dublin in the time allotted and informed us of the historical significance of things. I would definitely request Brian again.Top rate
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Judith, Thank you for your kind words, I am delighted that you enjoyed that day. If you are in town again don't hesitate to call me for some guidance, remember there are no strangers here, only friends who never met. Brian
Joseph BlantonUnited States
We toured with Brian and it was a wonderful tour. We saw many planned sites and a few that were not scheduled. Brian was delightful and helpful. And he was very prompt picking us up and bringing us back to our ship.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joseph. Many thanks for your kind words and five star rating. I'm glad you enjoyed your tour and your time spent in Dublin. I was delighted to be your tour guide for the day and show you the wonderful sights that Dublin has to offer.
Bob ShulmanUnited States
Brian did a great job! Learned a lot of history with amusing anecdotes and stories! Comfortable day with a lot of local flavor. He is a great dancer and singer, also!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bob, thank you for your review and your kind words. There were a few good singers and dancers among your group also! I thoroughly enjoyed your company and showing you the wonderful sights of Dublin and Wicklow. Hopefully we can do it all again someday