Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Cork-Ireland by Tour Guide Liam S. (Guide #14345)


Dawn Bigelow

United States
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Tour: Kinsale and Drumbeg stone circle tour with your private guide, Cork, Cork, Ireland
Date: Sep 24/19

On Sept 24 my 2 friends and I were picked up by Liam and taken on a wonderful tour south of Cork, down to Drombeg Stone Circle. Liam is an excellent driver/guide, and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed our time with him and learned a lot along the way. I would highly recommend Liam!

Lynne C.

Minnetonka, MN, United States
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Tour: #403553, Shore Excursion Tour Cobh.Blarney,Kinsale, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 15/19

After careful consideration we selected Liam for our day in Cobh/Cork. Liam is an excellent driver, knowledgeable and aims to please. Not only did we have a lot of laughs, we saw and did so much more than we could accomplish with a cruise ship tour option. He navigated our day perfectly and got us to the Blarney Castle before the crowds. He took lots of photos for us (in 'thin' mode) ha ha and ended our tour with a nice surprise! Don't hesitate to invest your time and $ with Liam.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lynne, thank you for your lovely words. You know sometimes its not like a job it's just as if im going for a spin with friends. Yourself and Mark made it such a great day. Thank you. Dont forget to frame that photo. :)

Charles Maxwell

United States
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Tour: #403553, Shore Excursion Tour Cobh.Blarney,Kinsale, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 12/19

We had the greatest day with Liam. His incredible attention to detail and knowledge of history surpassed everything we could imagine. He picked us up from our cruise ship.We saw and learned so many new things as we toured around the beautiful areas of the Blarney Castle and gardens,Cobh and Kinsale. His recommendations for a delightful lunch in Kinsdale were one of the best meals we've had on the trip.We couldn't have imagined our day would be full of so many wonderful experiences we will never forget.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Charles, I'm delighted that you all enjoyed your day out in Cork today. Say hello to Eric, Linda and Lisa , i must admit I really enjoyed your company. Charles I do hope that you'll get the opportunity to watch the All Ireland Football final It's Saturday it's on I got my day's mixed up. Im sure your going to have another great day in Dublin. Thanks again Charles and enjoy the rest of your holiday. Liam

David Weigle

United States
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Tour: #403553, Shore Excursion Tour Cobh.Blarney,Kinsale, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 14/19

Liam was an excellent guide. We saw the highlights and got detailed explanations of the history and culture of Cork and Ireland. Liam is an excellent conversationalist and quite interesting. From an American's perspective, the Memorial Garden was quite moving. Because we were by ourselves, we could spend as much or as little time at each stop. Blarney Castle was wheelchair accessible to the base of the Castle and was a delightful visit.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David im delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day out in Cork. It's great when you've got a small group just like yourselves. Its so much easier getting around . Tell Mark I said Hello . David thank's again for your kind words. Liam

Jaime Nasajon

United States
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Tour: #404607, Ireland's Ancient East, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 31/19

Liam was one of the best tour guides we ever had. He was very knowledgeable and took us to the best places in the short time we had. We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jaime thank you, yes I think we had we managed to fit alot in . We were lucky not so much rain. I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your cruise and have a safe journey back home. Thank's again, Liam.

Laurie M.

United States
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Tour: #404607, Ireland's Ancient East, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 14/19

Our tour with Liam was very relaxed and enjoyable. He was able to show us some fun places to visit that were 'off the beaten path'. We were cruising and wanted to visit something other than the Blarney Stone -and the places that the buses all visit- we saw Declan's Hermitage, well and grave .... and a delightful couple of costal towns. Liam did a great job communicating prior to our tour as well. Thank you Liam we all enjoyed our day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Laurie that you for lovely review, one of the advantages of touring on a Sunday is you can see so much more with so little traffic on the road and i think we managed to see quite alot. I think what made our day together so interesting is that we were flexible with our time on the day. Thank's again Laurie tell the gang I said hello. Liam.

Rudy Sanabia

United States
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Tour: #403553, Shore Excursion Tour Cobh.Blarney,Kinsale, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 5/19

Liam has a great sense of humor and is extremely knowledgable. He took us to amazing locations such as Blarney Castle, Finbarr's Cathedral, Kinsale, Charles Fort, Memorial Garden, Cobh, Memorial of Titanic. We were amazed at everything we experienced and learned! Thank you Liam for an unforgettable tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rudy thank you for your kind words. Yes I think we had a good day together we got to see quite alot. I hope you all got back home safe. Thank you again . Liam

Peter Martin

Canada
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Tour: Peterdouglastomallow, Cork, Cork, Ireland
Date: Jul 4/19

Liam was a great guide in every respect. Knowledgeable, humorous and helpful. Highly recommended for anyone doing an ancestor search!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Peter thank you for your kind word's. Yes it was one of those day's that everything went right for us. I think someone must have being looking down on us from above. I hope you got back home safe and sound. Thank's again , Liam.

Rocky L.

United States
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Tour: #403553, Shore Excursion Tour Cobh., Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 2/19

Liam is an outstanding tour guide, with a strong knowledge of Cork and Cobh history. He catered the day to our interests and he stopped multiple times for local photo opportunities. The tour and our time with Liam exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend him to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rocky, thank you so much for your kind review. Yes our day together went well for us, it was one of those day's that everything fell nicely into place . I'm delighted that you all enjoyed your visit to Cork and you got back home safe and sound. Thank you again, Liam.

Catherine Metzger

Cincinnati, OHIO, United States
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Tour: #403553, Shore Excursion Tour Cobh.Blarney,Kinsale, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 21/19

We had a wonderful day with Liam going to Blarney Castle, shopping at the Woolen Mill, seeing Cork & Cobh, Kinsale, and finally a stop at an amazing memorial garden for the first responders who lost their lives on 9/11. Liam was very willing to discuss any topic with us and share about life in Ireland. Highly recommend this tour operator.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Catherine thank you for your lovely review. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour of Cork . I hope today in Bantry was as enjoyable. Catherine say hello to everyone and have a safe journey back home. Thank you again, Liam.

Donald Robbins

United States
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Tour: #403553, Shore Excursion Tour Cobh.Blarney,Kinsale, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 19/19

Liam was very knowledgeable about Cork and the surrounding community. We went to Blarney Castle which was the highlight of the tour. He accompanied us through all the sights that day. There was however a lot of driving needed. We saw where an Irish nurse who treated first responders in NYC on 911 had acreage on a hill overlooking the harbor. She developed cancer and used her acreage to plant a tree for each of the dead responders with their name on each! Went to cemeteries where grave robbers had worked.

Nancy T.

Gilbert, AZ, United States
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Tour: #403553, Shore Excursion Tour Cobh.Blarney,Kinsale, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 8/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nancy, yes I think we had a great day together. The 9/11 memorial garden is something special , im glad that you liked it. Tell everyone I said Hello, I guess you must be getting ready for Jim's 70th birthday bash that will be another great night. Nancy thank you so much for your lovely review I really appreciate you taking the time to right it . Thank you, Liam.

Helen Ryan

United States
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Tour: #403553, Shore Excursion Tour Cobh.Blarney,Kinsale, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 2/19

Liam was exceptional ! It was the best private tour we have been on. He was very knowledgeable about the areas and took us to a few out of the way places that were amazing ! Ask for Liam and you wil be guaranteed a fabulous day,

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Helen im delighted you enjoyed your day, to be honest so did I. The only down side was that the time went so quick. I think you'll have a great time travelling along the west coast , stunning views you wont be disappointed. Say hello to john ,Wayne and Betty-lou . Thank's again for your lovely review. Liam.

Oksana Melnyk

United States
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Tour: #473572, Ring of Kerry tour, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 25/19

Liam is an exceptional guide! Very attentive and accommodating! Highly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Oksana, Thank you so much for your kind review, it was a pleasure for me to you around Cork. I'm delighted you enjoyed your tour. I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your holiday and have a safe journey home. Liam.

Michael Corey Hatton

United States
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Tour: #403553, Shore Excursion Tour Cobh.Blarney,Kinsale, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 15/19

Liam was everything we could ask for and more. We were off the ship early and he was ready for us which allowed us to beat the line to Blarney castle. We visited many off the beaten path sights as well as the popular ones including the 9/11 memorial that we didn't even know existed. It doesn't get any better in Cobh!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael , thank you so much for the kind review. Im delighted to hear that you all enjoyed your day. I certainly enjoyed been given the opportunity to show you all around. I hope the remainder of your holiday will go as good as it did in Cork ,the weather and everything else. Say hello to everyone ,and have a safe journey back home. Liam.

Ansen On

Canada
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Tour: #403553, Shore Excursion Tour Cobh.Blarney,Kinsale, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 5/19

Liam was a very fun and insightful tour guide. He took us to a lot of different locations and areas that we would not have known about if it wasn't for him. His knowledge of the area's history was a huge plus, as we learned a lot about Cork and Ireland. Overall, a great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ansen, just like to thank you for your lovely review. Yes we had a very good day together, but you know what makes a great tour is the people your with. I could not have met nicer people than yourselves. I was the lucky one. Liam.

Dennis Armstrong

Belgium
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Tour: #403553, Shore Excursion Tour Cobh., Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 8/18

Liam is not only an exceptional tour guide but likewise as a person. I changed the itinerary but it was no problem for him. He took my wife and I down to West Cork and we had a whale of a time. Nothing was too much trouble. A restaurant, a pub, sightseeing he willingly obliged while all the time keeping his beady eye on his watch so we had time enough to make our cruise ship before it sailed. The weather was not the best but that is no fault of Liam. After all it is Ireland. All in all a great day out.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Denis , good to hear you got back home safe and sound. Tell Tina i said hello. I've got to get on to Tours By local office for your new e-mail they just pass on your message to me . No e-mail address. That was certainly a great day out ,it was great to see all your old friends in West Cork. I hope I'll get your new e-mail as I've got some photos to pass on to you. Denis thank for your kind words, much appreciated. Liam.

Vikki Huntimer

United States
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Tour: #403553, Shore Excursion Tour Cobh., Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 6/18

Liam was a fun and charismatic guide. He took time to show us things that he felt we would enjoy based on conversations along the way. Coming in on a cruise ship, there are so many people and standard tours. We felt spoiled when Liam took us to hidden treasures like a local candy store where we could see the owner creating confections right in front of us. Definitely not a standard tour, very personal and catered to ones own desires. We would definitely tour with Liam again. Top notch driver too.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Vikki, it was a pleasure to be with you ,its great when people like yourselves are flexible i think that what makes the day.I hope you all got back home safe. Thank you so much for the positive feed back, believe me it's much appreciated. Tell all the gang I said a big hello. Regards, Liam.

Rhonda Hedden

United States
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Tour: #404607, Ireland's Ancient East, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 4/18

Liam gave us an excellent tour! We saw so much more than we would have on a ship bus tour. He took us out to see the countryside around Cork and we stopped at many locations to see the sights and take lots of pictures! I highly recommend Liam as a tour guide! I also suggest following his recommendations as he knows where and when to go places and you will see so much more if you are flexible.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rhonda, Thank you so much for your kind words, deeply appreciated. Yes we had a great day, you know Rhonda it's a two way street. I think we worked well together. I hope you all got back home safe, And i thank you again. Liam.

Jeffery Sills

United States
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Tour: #403553, Shore Excursion Tour Cobh., Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 4/18

Absolutely 5 stars. If you're fortunate to find that Liam is available on your date, do not hesitate to book him. Worth every penny. He communicated with us from start to finish, offered to pick us up even earlier than we originally planned (if we wanted), kept us ahead of the crowds so we were never made to wait anywhere, adjusted the day according to our needs, drove us safely and comfortably, , and simply is a wonderful, knowledgeable, kind person. We enjoyed our day together THOROUGHLY.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jeffery, Thank you for your kind word's. Yes I think we both enjoyed our day out together. We even got lucky with the sun coming out!!. I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your holiday. Tell the (da) girls I said hello. Liam.

James Gallman

United States
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Tour: #403557, Walking tour Cork city., Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 16/18

We had a wonderful walking tour of Cork City, and Liam was friendly and very knowledgeable. Our group enjoyed having him guide us around the city. We would recommend Liam highly for anyone considering a tour of Cork City.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim, Thank you so much for your kind word's. I must be honest I enjoyed your company and the rest of the group. You learned something about Ireland, but I also learned so much more about your own home town and state. Thank's again Jim, All the best , Liam.

Vicki Cook

United States
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Tour: Mitchelstown Cork City and Cobh, Cork, Cork, Ireland
Date: Jul 8/18

I thoroughly enjoyed my tour with Liam and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a tour guide in that area. Liam is knowledgeable, well read, entertaining and has a flair and an obvious love of his Cork City and his job!! Liam was prompt, attentive and interested in what I was trying to accomplish in my visit!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Vicki you were a dream to be with. I'm just so happy that you made contact with your long lost family. Now , they are lost no more. Oh yes I made you a promise, I will send for the kit and let you know the results. Of course if there's travellers, ha we'll have to keep that to ourselves . Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Liam.

Martin Krall

United States
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Tour: #403553, Shore Excursion Tour Cobh., Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

Liam was as good a guide as we have ever had. Extremely personable and knowledgeable about Irish history, politics and social issues. Took us wherever we wanted to go at our own pace. Spent almost 8 hours with us and would have kept going, except that we were worn out. We give him the highest possible recommendation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Martin , Thank you very much for your kind word's. It was my pleasure to show Ruth and yourself around Cork . I also enjoyed the day , although it was 8hrs it only seemed like 2or 3hrs.They say time flies when your having fun, it's all down to the company your with. Martin,Ruth. I hope the rest of your cruise you'll have a wonderful time. Thank's again, Liam.

Robert Herzig

United States
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Tour: Ring of Kerry tour, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
Date: Jun 6/18

Liam was outstanding! We only had a short time but he helped us make the best use of our time. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. He took time to get to know us. Although we took the tour to see the sights, the best part for us turned out to be getting to know and spend time with Liam. Thanks!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rob, Thank you for your kind word's. To be honest Bob yourself and the ladies made it a great day for myself. My Taxi is like my university,you might have learned something from myself but this time I learned so much more from you about the state of Arizona . Thank you again and I hope you'll all get back home safe. Liam

Jimmy Coolidge

United States
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Tour: #404607, Ireland's Ancient East, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 7/18

We hit a home run with Liam as our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable of Cobb and Cork. As we got to know each other he was able to adjust the itinerary of our tour to make it most enjoyable and productive. He took us to some of the places that all tours go to, but then was able to customize the visit with some of his in depth knowledge of the area and its history. All in our party give Liam six out of five stars, an A++.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Jimmy, Thank you very much for your kind words. I have to be honest it was a team effort, I think we all worked well together. I hope that the rest of your cruise was as enjoyable as your day in Cork and that you all got back home safe . Thank's again , Liam.


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