Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Shannon-and-Ennis-Ireland by Tour Guide Martina H. (Guide #11308)


Sarah Hayden

United States
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Tour: #342906, Cliffs of Moher, The Burren From Ennis - Sarah Hayden Group, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 1/18

We had a wondeful day. She was very easy and accommodating with whatever we all decided to do. Absolutely wonderful!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sarah, Lovely to meet you all! What a fun group you all are. I hope that the rest of your trip is going well. Slan, Martina

Helene Eberts

United States
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Tour: #342906, Cliffs of Moher, The Burren & Galway Day Trip, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 22/18

Martina was a wonderful guide. She knew all about everything we knew we wanted to see, including the great burren, the cliffs of Moher (which were overcrowded), and the Gallarus Oratory. She also took us to see a famine house (asking us to decide which one based on what she knew about each so as not to waste time). She also took us for a tour of the very old O'Dea castle, which was very interesting, though it was not something we had ever heard of. It was an extremely pleasant and informative day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Helene, Thanks for the lovely review. It was a pleasure, am glad that you have some nice memories. Martina

Cathleen Smith

United States
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Tour: #371459, 3 Days - A sample of everything Irish! Irish Castles, Ancient Sites, Cliffs, Pubs and Heritage - Kathleen Smith, Doolin, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 5/18

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!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope that you made is back okay and that Carson has gotten rid of the boot! It was a pleasure and I hope that you have some nice memories. Until next time! Martina

Corrina Mendell

United States
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Tour: #376538, Bunratty to Cliffs of Moher, Doolin & The Burren - Corrine Mendell, Shannon, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 28/18

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 Vickers

United States
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Tour: #295612, Galway to Killarney to Shannon, Shannon, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 17/18

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
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Tour: #342906, Cliffs of Moher, The Burren & Galway Day Trip, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 16/18

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'rourke

United States
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Tour: #342906, Ennis to Cliffs of Moher, The Burren with Drop Off in Galway, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 24/18

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 Goldstein

United States
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Tour: #371459, 4 Day Tour Best of County Clare, Castles, Ring Forts, Cliffs, Pubs and Heritage, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 4/18

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 Carlin

United States
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Tour: #295612, Shannon Airport via Cliffs of Moher & Wild Atlantic Way to Galway city or Doolin, Shannon, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Apr 14/18

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 Pons

United States
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Tour: #342906, Ennis to Cliffs of Moher and The Burren, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 29/18

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 Wessel

United States
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Tour: #371459, Doolin & County Clare, Doolin, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 12/17

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 Kerezy

United States
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Tour: #246054, Bunratty to Dolphin Watch & Churches, Shannon, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 21/17

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 Tindall

Austin, TEXAS, United States
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Tour: Foynes, County Limerick to Loop Head to Cliffs of Moher, Foynes, Limerick, Ireland
Date: Jun 3/17

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 Sockel

West Chester, PA, United States
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Tour: #253232, Cliff Walk and heritage tour, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 27/16

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
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Tour: #127860, Loop Head Tour part of the Wild Atlantic Way, County Clare, Shannon, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 29/16

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 Pennebaker

United States
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Tour: #127860, Loop Head Tour part of the Wild Atlantic Way, County Clare, Shannon, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 4/15

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
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Tour: #127860, Loop Head Tour part of the Wild Atlantic Way, County Clare, Shannon, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 18/15

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