Helene BeiseckerUnited States
Tadhg O'Brian was the best tour guide! He was very knowledgeable about the history of Connemara. It wouldn't have been as meaningful to us to just view the countryside without Tadhg's commentary. He always gave us options of where we wanted to go, and how long to stay. I was happy that he was navigating the winding, narrow roads instead of me! Thank you again for such a wonderful day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Helene, it was my pleasure meeting you both! Enjoy the rest of your holiday & hopefully see you again in Ireland! Tadhg
Kathleen CrippenUnited States
Tadhg was a great tour guide! He is so much information to share! We learned so much and enjoyed our day! We would highly recommend him! Thanks for a great day Tadgh!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kathleen, unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate today & the cliffs were foggy but I appreciate your excellent review. It was a pleasure to meet you & your wonderful family!
Denise MahenUnited States
Tadhg was a very kind, patient and knowledgeable. Tadhg waited patiently for us to go through customs and was helpful with our luggage, he was also very agreeable with last minute changes to our tour. Tadhg drives a Mercedes-Benz A 2200 that is new and in perfect condition. We were very comfortable with the vehicle and driver as well. Tadhg is very friendly and knowledgeable about the area and local history. I would highly recommend Tadhg for any tour or transportation in Ireland.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the kind words Denise. Im glad you enjoyed the new V220 MPV. It was absolutely lovely to have you & Kevin in Ireland. I must thank you for your incredible patience with the weather! I hope to see you in Ireland again soon!
Sally KirkendollUnited States
Ok, so truth be told I give a lot of 5 star reviews, HOWEVER, if I could give this man a 10 star review I would!! Tadgh was prompt, helpful, professional, resourceful, extremely knowledgeable, all while being so very personable. He showed us a great time, and enlightened us so much on Irish history, customs, and folklore. People knew him everywhere we went, and you could really tell he is passionate about the work he does. I can't say enough nice things about him. Thank you again my friend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Sally! It was such a pleasure to travel with you & your family. I would have loved to spend more time showing you Ireland! Big hello to Nicky & Daniel too!
Pat OlakowskiUnited States
A great tour guide, a teacher of the Irish heritage and guide to hidden treasures from pubs to abbeys to working farms you can never find on your own. Tadhg was our guide for a week. We were a group of six. Tadhg was continually informing and engaging us with personal and historic stories, lessons about Irish politics, religion and the heart of the people. He has a great sense of humor and puts 110% into everything he does. An authentic and entertaining man with a deep passion to convey the spirit of the
Julia MooreUnited States
Tadhg was a great driver and guide around Ireland. He is especially great if you want to learn a lot about Ireland's history, culture, lifestyle, and political landscape. He was very accommodating and helped us create customized itineraries as we traveled around the country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Julia! I really appreciate your review, I'm so happy you enjoyed the tour, it was my pleasure to spend time with you & your mom. You are really great people! I'm looking forward to your next visit to Ireland! Tadhg
Maura GladysUnited States
Our tour with Tadhg was one of the best travel experiences we ever had. The west of Ireland has some of the world's most beautiful scenery and Tadhg made sure we saw it all, often taking us on lesser accessible or well-known roads to ensure we could take in all of the area's breathtaking beauty. Beyond that, he took us to some truly unique traditional pubs for lunch, where we were welcomed by friendly faces and fantastic food, and his knowledge of the history and the region is tremendous!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Maura for the wonderful review! It really was my pleasure to travel with you & your family! I can't wait to see you back in Ireland!
Lucinda TischerUnited States
Lucinda TischerUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lucinda for the 5 star review. I really enjoyed your company & I apologize that you feel my commentaries were too political. It can be difficult to advance our histodical heritage as well as delivering an understanding of current Irish culture without hitting some political issues. I do beleive in safety & always drive with a safety belt but sincerely appreciate your concern for my welfare on this issue which I understand as heartfelt & honest.
Joseph PeckUnited States
Tadhg was an extremely We knowledgeable and experienced guide, a pleasure to travel with! We would definitely use his services again
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Joseph It was my pleasure to travel with you & Sue! Looking forward to seeing you again in Ireland
Linda M.United States
Tadhg was an amazing guide and this was a fabulous tour! Tadhg was smart and entertaining with fun facts about everywhere we visited. We started in Shannon, went to the Cliffs of Moher (incredible), the Burren, stopped for lunch at The Roadside Tavern (delicious fish and chips and salmon!), visited the Aillwee Cave Cheese makers, the Hazel Mtn. Chocolatiers, Doolin, Galway, and ended in Cong (Quiet Man and Ashford Castle). The car was spotless and comfy for our family of 6. We loved every minute of it!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Linda, I really appreciate your kind words! Let's do the rest of ireland on your next visit!
Aaron ColeWest Hollywood, CA, United States
A perfect way to see the country surrounding Galway. The tour was just what I was looking for -- a comfortable, personalized overview of the area, including all the impressive natural beauty, historical sites, and local culture, enhanced by Tadhg's extensive knowledge of Irish history, geography, politics and current events. A really pleasant and informative day -- peppered with moments of breathtaking natural beauty.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Aaron. It was a lot of fun to show you Ireland! I really enjoyed your company!
Mary M W.HOMER GLEN, ILLINOIS, United States
I highly recommend using Tours By Locals. Tag arranged a customized Aran Islands tour on Inis Mor, Ireland, via Thomas Faherty's Jarvey Tour. We had missed the Galway bus and Customer Support, Tag, and Faherty all were responsive to my calls and graciously found a solution. Our carriage driver was very informative and she gave us options to hike to Dun Arainn (a circular fort) and the Wormhole. I saw other Jarvey's where people sat looking bored, whereas we had great talks and some exercise on the tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary I really appreciate the feedback & look forward to seeing you again in Ireland!
Shawn DoyleGrand Rapids, MICHIGAN, United States
We had a lovely day with Tadhg. Having him do the driving, navigating and narrating made the day tremendous. We saw the beautiful west coast of Ireland as a local! The conversation was grand! A perfect day!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Shawn! It was lots of fun having all of you! I'm looking forward to seeing you all back in Ireland!
Nathalie TherienUnited States
We (4 people) had an outstanding tour of Galway with our driver Tadhg. We arrived in the port of Galway where Tadhg was waiting for us. Our tour guide gave us a great o review of Galway. Tadhg was extremely knowledgeable of the area and there was never a dull moment. We drove to the Cliffs of Mother and took a little known short cut that delivered us to the Cliffs will only a very short walk on a rainy, windy day. I would highly recommend booking a tour with Tadgh. You won't be disappointed.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Nathalie! I had a lot of fun showing you the cliffs & the Burren on a very blustery day! Thank you for the kind review & for letting me show you a little bit of Ireland! Tadhg
Lisbeth WeissUnited States
6 people hired Tadgh O. to drive/guide around Ireland for 6 days in June 2019. We had a blast with him. He was always on time and shared his love of Ireland and its people with us. He was very flexible and helped us have a great time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lisbeth, I had a great time showing you some of Ireland! See you next time Tadhg
Margaret MeehanUnited States
Our tour of the Aran Islands guided by Tadhg was incredible! Not only did he show us highlights of the island, but he shared with us his broad knowledge of the history of Ireland and the history and background of each site we visited. He also took us to see the "worm hole," a fascinating site that is out of the way, so not visited by all tourists. If you're looking for a tour with every detail taken care of (tickets, transfers, etc.) with a fascinating and humorous guide, I highly recommend this one.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Margret, it was my pleasure to share your trip to the islands! It's great to have an adventurous family willing to cross the very challenging landscape to find the hidden gems! Thank you again Tadhg
Susan NoonUnited States
We really enjoyed our tour with Tadhg We started in a beautiful garden and ended in Downtown Dublin. He even made a special side trip to the Harley Davidson dealer for one of our travelers. He really went out of his way to make sure he had great visit to Dublin, If you want someone who can give you the history of Dublin he is your man,
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks you Susan, it's great to hear from you again! I hope your all doing well! Tadhg
Diane BurkhartUnited States
Tadhg's willingness to take us on was especially generous given that he had to travel from Shannon and return to Shannon after dropping us off. We wanted to let you know that Tadhg was a terrific guide and companion. We enjoyed his company and learned much from his narration and tour. Even the rest stop he chose was interesting. And the local pub lunch stop was a grand part of our experience. We would likely go anywhere with Tadhg. It was a terrific day and has renewed our interest in pursuing TBL.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Diane for your kind words! It was truly my pleasure to get to know you! I look forward to seeing you in Ireland again! Tadhg
Edwin ChoyHong Kong
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Edwin It was a true pleasure to have you both! Tadhg
Mary Jo BurgoyneUnited States
Tadhg 's historical knowledge was vast- sprinkled with a tad of blarney-and finished with delightful energy. In addition, we learned about Ireland's politics and economics between stops. We would have appreciated a speaker system in the rear of his lovely Mercedes van and more advanced knowledge of our itinerary. Overall, our tour was excellent and a great value.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mary Jo! I sincerely appreciate your review which I know will help other travellers. I will look at the speaker issue actually as the van is an extra long wheelbase model, it can stretch me to be heard in the back. I'm looking forward to meeting you all again, I would have loved to spend more time with you all & get to know you better! I hope you enjoy the rest of your holidays! Tadhg
Maxine D.United States
Tadhg drove us on a tour from Cliften to Dublin. This was a great experience for all 3 in our group. Tadhg's knowledge of the area is excellent. He was able to show us the sites and take us to places regular groups don't visit. He explained the history of the areas, helped us meet some of the locals and gave us a real feel of Ireland! I would recommend Tours by Locals and Tadhg in particular wholeheartedly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Maxine! So good to hear from you & thank you so much for your kind words! I really appreciate them & look forward to seeing you again in Ireland maybe! It was my pleasure to spend some time with you & get to know you a little, your a wonderful & kind person with such an interest & curiosity for my local area that it was great to be the one to show you! Best Regards Tadhg
Mary CookeUnited States
Tadhg O. was wonderful! He was gracious and entertaining throughout of tour of the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher. He knew all the right places to take us and how to plan our time wisely since we ran into a bit of rain. We really enjoyed the artisanal perfumery and the chocolate shop and we loved the incredible seafood at the pub we stopped at along the way, which turned out to be one of my favorite meals in our 12-day trip. The car is quite comfortable and Tadhg had umbrellas, chargers, and water for us!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary! I really appreciate your very kind words & had a great time exploring Co Clare with you Mike & your son! You are a great family & it’s my pleasure to share the history & culture of this little corner of Ireland with someone so interested!
Mark DiGiambattistaUnited States
I booked the Connemara Private Luxury tour for a party of four (included my mother who isn't very mobile). Tadhg was all around amazing and attentive to my mother's needs. He was knowledgeable about the history of the area and answered all of our questions. This tour was a perfect addition to our agenda and provided the Irish history we were looking to get. I recommend Tadhg as a tour guide and will definitely use him again!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mark for your honest & complementary comments & wonderful rating! It was my pleasure to spend time with your party, it was so much fun! Your mom is a true Irish woman but what makes your group great was your curiosity about Ireland which makes guiding such a pleasure! I’m looking forward to welcoming you back for a national Tour of Ireland! ��
Susan LangUnited States
Tadhg art bed a few moments early and spent the entire day showing us the sights between Galway and Dingle. His knowledge of Ireland was astonishing as was his enthusiasm for sharing everthing he knows with us. It's apparentl that he loves his job and wants his patrons to get as much out of their time with him as possible.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Susan, I had such a great time with you that my job is a real pleasure! I would have loved to show you all of Ireland! Thank you for this wonderful review!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the 5 star review Nancy, It was a pleasure to have you & Rick on such a beautiful day in the Burren!
Martin KrallUnited States
Superb guide. Extremely knowledgeable and personal. Could not have been any more flexible and attentive to our particular interests. I unequivocally recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I sincerely appreciate your kind words & look forward to seeing you back in Ireland! Take care with those bears! Tadhg
Michael MacalusoUnited States
This gentleman is simply the BEST in the business. His prompt and extremely friendly service is eclipsed by his incredible historical knowledge of Ireland and it's plsce in world history. If you are looking for the true Ireland ride with a Tadgh. He is simply incredible and BEYOND the pale. A gentleman and a scholar. He treated each in our party uniquely and EVERYONE was given a taste of authentic Ireland. This gent is a NATIONAL TREASURE. There is NO other choice. Tadhg IS THE MAN. AMEN. A gent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mike, wow what can I say! Thank you so much! It was a real pleasure to have your beautiful family sample some of Ireland. Everyones enthusiasm & fun made my job a pleasure, I just wish we had more time! You are New York’s finest! Thanks again Tadhg!
Paul DoughertyUnited States
Had a great day with Tadhg going to the Aran Islands and am only sad that we didn't have enough time to book him for Connemara. The tour was great, and he organized a magnificent horse and buggy ride, and took us to the blowhole area that I wouldn't have known about and just had a great walk doing it. he has a lot of knowledge, and knew quite a bit about my wife's family lineage which impressed all of us! I would highly recommend Tadhg as a tour guide and he earned the 5 stars!
James FritzUnited States
6 adults in Ireland tour - Mid May 2018. Our guide was Tadhg. Our trip was nothing short of outstanding - over-the-top enjoyable. All six of us felt Tadhg contributed immensely to the high quality of our trip. Tadhg is knowledgeable in Irish geography, Irish history, historical and cultural sites, restaurants, pubs, etc. Tadhg is a safe, highly experienced driver. We would fully, recommend Tadhg and ToursByLocals. A vacation is meant to be relaxing and enjoyable - value gained per this service.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the wonderful review & your extreamly kind words, I can only say it was my great pleasure to have you in Ireland with me! I felt like I was on holidays with my own family!