Cathleen SmithUnited States
Martina was a fabulous guide! From the minute she picked us up from the Ennis railway station, our whole trip was planned. It was perfect! We saw so much and learned a great deal about Ireland and its history. Martina took us off the beaten path and showed us places we never would have found on our own. She is a joy to be with. Very considerate and extremely knowledgeable. Thank you Martina!
Corrina MendellUnited States
Martina was a great guide. It was nice to see things I'm sure we would have missed on our own. She was very willing to let us take the time we needed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Corrina, It was lovely to meet you and the family. Have a great rest of your trip. Martina
Lee VickersUnited States
We could never have gotten around Ireland without Martina's expert driving ... it was a great Ireland "sampler" and we will definitely plan another trip and will stay longer next time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lee, Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your trip. For Ancestry: Paddy Waldron 55 Ard Coillte Ballina Killaloe Co. Clare Ireland Skype: pwaldron353872547230 Telephone: +353 87 2547230 (Meteor mobile) No text messages or facebook messages please. The Please read my guidelines on e-mail etiquette <http://www.pwaldron.info/email.html> Women's Group http://www.womenwelcomewomen.uk Hope to see you again! We are having a heatwave here, it is 30 degrees, almost unheard of! Take care, Martina
Rick L.United States
Martina was an excellent guide for our tour of the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. Martina knew of a privately-owned viewing point for the Cliffs of Moher that allowed us to avoid the crowds at the visitors center and, best of all, was just a short walk from the parking lot. She was knowledgeable about the geological and historical sites in the Burren such as the Caherconnell stone fort and the Poulnabrone megalithic tomb. Martina was good at asking us what we had already seen and what we'd like to see.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Rick. It was a pleasure. You would not believe but we have highs of 30 degrees these past few days! Hope that you had a safe trip back to the USA and enjoyed your extended trip to the UK. Slan, Martina
Thomas O'rourkeUnited States
Martina was an excellent travel guide from the very beginning. She worked with us to customize our trip to Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, Galway etc. including a requested stop at Father Ted's Parochial House. She was very knowledgeable about all the areas we visited and offered a lot of insights/local flavor - the type you wouldn't know if driving yourself. When I asked my family at the end of our 10 day Ireland trip what their favorite part was, they all said Martina's tour. She was simply the best!
Joel GoldsteinUnited States
Tour far exceeds expectations. 4 days in west Ireland, expertly led by guide Martina. If weather was off a bit, she found a marvelous cave to explore. Ever flexible, she followed the tour plan, but digressed whenever it suited us. With expert local knowledge, she found the friendliest and most delicious pubs and cafes. Included all the big 'must sees', but also less known gems, like Kilkeen, a sacred well and tiny church of the ark. Friendly and intuitive, she seemed to grasp precisely what was needed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Joel & Dale, Thanks so much for everything. The pleasure was mine! I do hope that you had a great trip back to the US and that all is well on your end. Until next time! Martina
Daniel CarlinUnited States
Martina was an absolute joy to spend time with. Her local knowledge was terrific and her engaging sociable manner made for great conversation. Our hours together flew by and we felt we had made our first friend in Ireland. Great job!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The pleasure was mine! I hope that you enjoy the remainder of your time here and I am sure that our paths with cross again. Safe travels. Martina
Gregory PonsUnited States
Our family (with kids ages 10 & 13) spent a really nice day touring County Clare (Ennis, Cliffs of Moher, Dysert O'Dea Castle, The Burren, Doolin, & Poulnabrone dolmen). Martina was very accommodating and tailored our day's tour based on our interests and the time we spent at each of the stops along the way. This type of tour allowed us to see and learn so much in a short period of time, without the stress of renting a car and navigating the roads. Thanks for supplying the sunshine too - well done!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Greg and Dawn, What a lovely comment. Thank you! I am delighted that you shared the information on your great grandfather. Am also delighted that you enjoyed your day out at the Cliffs. Now that you know where your great grandfather hailed from, maybe we can visit there on your next trip to Ireland! Take care and don’t hesitate to contact me again if and when you come to Ireland (touring or no touring), All the best, Martina
Sandra WesselUnited States
From the moment we landed in Shannon, Martina took care of our every need or request. She was delightful to be around adjusting our schedule at a moments notice allowing us to be flexible and change our minds at the last minute. In addition to all the great scenery, we saw the Cliffs of Moher, the Burrens, Galway, and Doolin Cave. If I ever need a guide for that area again, I will request Martina!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sandra, The pleasure was mine! I am delighted that you enjoyed your trip. Hope to see you back in the part of the work again. Martina
Kay KerezyUnited States
Martina deserves 10 stars out of 5! She is so incredible I would hire her again if we return to Ireland. My mother is in a wheelchair and she treated her as if she were own mother, with dignity and respect. Her knowledge of the local areas, as well as Ireland's history, is impressive. She is fun, very relaxed, and has many ideas to help tourists get a true local feel. She tailored our tour for us based on my mother's limitations and my interests. She made our trip memorable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kay, What a pleasure it was to be with you and your mum. I am delighted that you both enjoyed your stay in Ireland and I do hope that you time in Germany was equally enjoyable. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you come back to this side of the world again. All the best, Martina
Bryan Steven TindallAustin, TEXAS, United States
She's vastly intelligent and incredibly passionate about her work. Absolutely could not have gone better. An ideal custom tour with adjustments to keep it perfect. You could not be in better hands.
Karen SockelWest Chester, PA, United States
Spending 8 hrs w/ Martina was a pleasure & a good way to start my Ireland vacation. From airport pickup to hotel dropoff, it was a leisurely but jam-packed drive to various sites. I esp enjoyed the Kilkee Cliff walk & Loop Head lighthouse. But my fav had to be the many graveyards that we stopped to photograph & the Holy wells!! Once Martina found out that I liked them, she found more for me to see. I really enjoyed my time with Martina & loved her sense of humor. And the lady can drive those tiny roads!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karen, I really enjoyed our day in County Clare and hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your time in Ireland. Maybe we will see you again one day in Ireland! Martina
Shannon L.United States
Martina was an excellent host! She toured us around and customized it further once she got to know our interests while chatting! She also rescheduled an appointment we had to maximize our tour time accordingly. Highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to show you Ireland. Hopefully you will be back. ;o)
Allen PennebakerUnited States
Martina was prompt, a conservative driver, very pleasant. Provided the agreed upon itinerary. Helped with dinner recommendation and reservation as well as transportation needs through someone else for the following day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi there, Hope that you both had a good trip back to the US. It was lovely to meet you both and perhaps we will see you back on the west coast of Ireland in the future (with a blue sky and no wind ;o) Take care. Martina
Rodney J.United States
Great tour with lots of local detail and information. Martina is a delightful and knowledgable guide. She will customize the tour to your preferences if you wish. We followed her lead and saw way more than we could have on our own.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Robney, Thanks a million for the feedback! I hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday and it was a delight to spend time with you both for the day. Cheers, Martina