Bob BarlowUnited States
Our Ring of Kerry tour was wonderful and a highlight of our vacation. Mary is an incredible guide, she is extremely knowledgable and was able to take our family places we would not gone on our own. Mary was very accommodating, modifying the tour based on our interests learned from discussions we had while driving. I highly recommend exploring the Ring of Kerry with Mary, it will be an experience you will remember.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bob for your wonderful and fantastic Review. It was great to be able to locate your original family home and roots and I hope it was helpful to you and your family. Happy St. Patrick's Day, we will all celebrate our heritage today.
Brooke DeckUnited States
Mary was the perfect driver for the Ring of Kerry portion of our holiday. She is sweet and accommodating. Mary tailored our stops to our interests based on our conversations along the way. We had so many beautiful vistas for photos. Mary told us about each location so we learned a bit about the Irish countryside historically and socially. She gave us time to stop off for lunch on our own.! Overall,it was a fantastic way to spend the day. Thank you Mary.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brooke for your wonderful Review. I am delighted you enjoyed the tour and the many places we visited. I hope you all had a great vacation in Ireland and someday you will come back again to revisit.
Karen VincentUnited States
Mary was wonderful. She is very knowledgeable about the area and shared interesting history and facts throughout the tour. Due to the roads being so narrow, taking the private tour made for a much more relaxing experience for us. I would highly recommend this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen for your wonderful Review. I am glad you enjoyed the tour and your 'day off' from driving our often narrow roads. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip to our wonderful country.
David SalleanUnited States
This was the highlight of our trip to Ireland! Mary did a fantastic job of showing us the Ring of Kerry off the beaten path. We learned so much about the area, history, etc. Many of the places we stopped, it was as if we had a private audience to be there! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a special treat or looking for special treatment on their visit to Killarney/Ring of Kerry area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David, Thank you for a fantastic Review, it was a great day out & I love to show the hidden parts many visitors miss out on. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to our wonderful country.
Catherine MaloneyUnited States
I spent the day smiling from the moment Mary met us at our hotel. She is the consummate tour guide: full of knowledge, wit, and accommodating of every sudden stop for a photo op, toilet, or suggestion for lunch. Touring with Mary afforded my daughter and me with the opportunity to venture where the buses aren't allowed, as well as special treatment when places were flooded by bus tourists. "Het, Mary, how's your day? Go upfront" was a common refrain. Perfect.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your fantastic Review, I really appreciate that you enjoyed the day and could see so much on our tour. Going off the beaten path is always the best part! Many thanks and take care, Mary.
Michelle MartinUnited States
Mary is amazing! I think she knows everyone (and everything) on the entire Ring of Kerry. Every stop we made, people were saying "hi Mary" and bumped us to the front of lines to make room. She was able to fit the tour around our tight time frame, so we felt like we didn't miss anything.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michelle & John, Thank you for your very kind Review of your recent tour with me, it is greatly appreciated, I hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation in Europe. Best Regards Mary.
Jami EggoldUnited States
Tour was very enjoyable and scenic. Mary (tour guide) was very friendly and informative, beyond expectation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind and lovely comments, hope you enjoy your trip to Ireland, it was a pleasure touring with you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 star rating, I really appreciate it!
Mary SenesacUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5* Rating.
Eden FederUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Eden.
John GockeUnited States
Mary was absolutely delightful. She is extremely knowledgeable and the tour she provided was the high point of our Irish trip. We could not ask for a better day. Thank you, Ginny and John Gocke
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ginny & John for your fantastic and kind comments. The tour is always a busy and varied day and I try to show everyone as much as possible. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your vacation in Ireland.
Dennis SweeneyUnited States
I have done many private tours over the years and Mary was the best tour guide ever! Totally charming, very knowledgeable, and extremely attentive to what we were most interested in. We would choose Mary for a tour any where in the south of Ireland!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Dennis for your fantastic comments, I really enjoyed our day together and it was a pleasure to show Megan the Kenmare Lace selection - it might appear on a catwalk on her designs some day! Best Regards Mary.
Linda KemmererUnited States
My husband and I took the Ring of Kerry full day tour with Mary. It was a spectacular day. Mary showed us so many sights I know we would have missed on our own-or with a larger group. She pointed out so many things and picked out perfect places to stop for photos. By the end of the day, we felt as though we had known Mary for a long time. Mary was prompt, professional and very knowledgeable. I am a travel agent and will recommend Mary and Tours by Locals with total confidence to my clients.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Linda & John, Thank you for your kind words in your review of your tour of The Ring of Kerry with Ray & I. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Killarney and I really enjoyed showing you the many sights and 'off the beaten path' attractions on Valentia Island. Best Wishes to you both, Mary.
Wendy McLeanUnited States
Mary made our day! This is the first time I've used a private tour guide. I wanted to give my husband a break from driving on our 12 day Ireland road trip. I'm so glad I did. Mary was charming and a wealth of knowledge on our Ring of Kerry tour. She totally spoiled us and now we'll be wanting private tour guides for every trip. Thanks Mary. I wish we could have used you for the whole trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful comments, it was a pleasure to show you around and I love showing off our wonderful country to everyone. You can see so much more with a private tour guide especially the 'off the beaten track' gems! Best Regards, Mary.
Joanne Z.United States
Mary was a super tour guide. She provided a fabulous introduction to west Ireland, Killarney and the Ring of Kerry. She was knowledgeable about Irish history and culture and answered all our questions very clearly. She customized the tour to our particular interests and she appeared to be well connected to folks at all stops on our tour. The experience was truly memorable and added greatly to our experience of Ireland.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joanne for your wonderful comments. I am glad you both enjoyed the tour and all the different aspects to our country - the history, culture, food and scenery but most importantly the people, I really enjoyed our day. Best Regards, Mary.
Pam SpeerUnited States
Mary went to great lengths to customize our 2 tours. Every detail was was taken care of and all we had to do was relax and enjoy! Mary was very informative and a delight to be with.....
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Pam, I really enjoyed being with your wonderful family and planning the alternative activities. I hope it left you all with wonderful memories of being together as a family and of Ireland. Best Regards, Mary.
Wonderful experience. Tour guide was very knowledgable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments, I really enjoyed my tour with you & hope you got a good insight from me about Ireland, it's history, customs & people. Best Regards, Mary.
Richard ShafferUnited States
She is personable, and knows what she is talking about. We would do it again in a flash!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really enjoyed my wonderful day out with you and your family on The Ring of Kerry. Thank you so much for your kind comments, and I hope you are enjoying your vacation in Ireland. Best Regards, Mary.
Barbara BannisterUnited States
Mary was very knowledgeable about the sights along the route including a few we asked her to add to our day like finding Irish lace. We appreciated her flexibility and her insightful commentary. As we would pass a bus full of people on a tour who could only look out one side of the bus to see the sights, we enjoyed being able to stop and look around for as much or as little time as we liked. A wonderful way to see the Ring of Kerry!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful kind comments. Private tours are the best way to go, it is more personable and interesting, and I really enjoyed our insightful day.
Monica Keogh WhiteNew Orleans, LA, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Monica for your 5 star rating. I hope you & your Dad enjoyed your trip to Ireland & England & got home safely.
Michael FinnUnited States
Mary is very personable and knowledgable as this is her local area. She was very considerate of one member of out party who had mobility issues. Our group particularly enjoyed the sheepherding demonstration -- which we would not have seen if on our own. As we were new to Ireland we had a lot of questions that were not specific to the Ring of Kerry and she gave good answers to these.
Kathy CrawfordReno, NEVADA, United States
Mary was a delightful companion. She was very nice and showed me some very interesting things? The sheepdog demo was fantastic!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kathy for your kind comments, I enjoyed the day's touring and look forward to Dingle on Wednesday. Mary.
James PhebusUnited States
Five star, "thumbs up" rating for Mary!! My wife and I took this tour today, and are still talking about it! Of course, the drive was beautiful, but Mary's knowledge, commentary and wonderful personality made the trip. It was so flexible, we could chose where, and for how long, we spent at each spot. It was a day well spent! Enjoyed it so much, we are going on another tour with her tomorrow.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much James, I really enjoyed the day too. There's another action packed day in store for you today so have loads of stamina and energy ready for a day of exploration and variety on our tour in Killarney today.
Arthur HeitzlerUnited States
Mary was a friendly, knowledgable guide for the Ring of Kerry drive. I drove a van with 7 US tourists and Mary as our guide. She received no extra hazard pay for allowing me to drive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Art, it was a wonderful day and we certainly packed in a lot of sightseeing in it. I was very impressed with your driving - the Irish roads posed no problem for you.