Martha ShupingUnited States
Deirdre was a superb guide for our virtual tour of Dingle Bay, Ireland. She has great knowledge and love for this area where she lives; knows the plants, wildlife, history, local culture & more. Answered all questions; sent recipes & links after tour. Her camera man was amazing. We could see how clear the water was; could see the pebbles beneath the water. In broad views of bay, rocks, sky, colors were beautiful. Saw lighthouse & Hussey's Folly from distance and close up for detail. Great tour.
Christine LienertUnited Kingdom
Dee led us on a magical journey through the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. Her knowledge of the area, attention to comfort, pace and interests of her guests were impeccable. She provided more than a litany of facts - she provided stories, music, myths and context that made the area come alive.
Barbara Van DusenUnited States
Martin MayoUnited States
My husband and I spent a delightful 5 days with Deirdre, over mountain passes, along the tops and bottoms of sea cliffs , the Ring of Kerry, waterfalls, mountain streams, ancient ruins, holding lambs, eating great food. Deirdre is an incredible guide, so knowledgeable about Irish folklore and history and so easy to be around. We had so much fun.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Martin Great to hear from you and glad you both had fun ,that’s the main thing)We did have a good run of the country hope to see you both back again.Dream big Slan go foil Deirdre
Dhirendra PathakUnited States
Deidre was very knowledgeable,pleasant, good driver and punctual. We would definitely recommend her to others . Her plans for the day were well thought out.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Dhirendra it was really lovely to meet you all hope you come back again Deirdre
Lori LeGrand AllredUnited States
Deirdre picked up my sister, mom and I from our cruise ship near Cork Ireland. She was on time and very kind and friendly. We had a wonderful day with her, she took us to many beautiful places and was able to tell us all the history of them as well. I would highly recommend Deirdre, she was great! Thank you Deirdre!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lori Thanks so much for the lovely review it was really good to meet you all and make the most of the day together. Happy travel plans come back again) Cheers Deirdre
Cuauhtemoc ChamorroUnited States
Deirdre is absolutely amazing! She brought the warmth and charm of the Irish, intermingling history, folk lore, and personal stories to help us gain a deep appreciation for the places we visited. She literally broke into song and introduced us to traditional Irish music from a friend of hers that we now play on Apple Music to remind us of our time together. A day with Deirdre is a day you will cherish. Highly recommended. A+
Laura GoodspeedUnited States
Deidre was a spectacular guide. Her enthusiasm and knowledge were impressive. More than that, though, she is a totally charming person that anyone would enjoy spending a day with. It was pouring rain, yet she was ready with a cheerful smile and several revised plans to choose from. As we travelled around Dingle Peninsula, Deirdre shared facts, trivia, folk tales, beautiful authentic music and taught us some Gaelic to use in our evenings out! She charmed my 76 yr old mom, my 12 yr old daughter & me!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Awwwww Laura sucha sweet words it was a pleasure to travel with 3generations you all have a fabulous way about yee. It was a good girly giggle and hopefully we can do it again another time Una Og will bring yee all back yet) Happy travels thanks a mill for the sweet review and gratuity,much appreciated. Hello to the girls Kind regards Deirdre
Pat ReyburnUnited States
What a wonderful experience we had. She went beyond what the description of our tour was listed as. The best part of taking a tours by local is you can talk to a local, ask questions,tailor your tours to what you want. This was a really grand day. Pat
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Pat I really appreciate the kind words and review it was great to meet you all)
Caitlin MeagherUnited States
Our group had a wonderful day touring Dingle, which included a food tour and exploring many sights in and around Dingle. We traveled to Dingle through Conor Pass which was spectacular. When we arrived in Dingle we visited a number of delightful "foody" spots and had a very informative tour of the town. We drove Slea Head Drive and stopped at a number of spots along the way including Ancient Beehives where we held the baby lambs. The Day ended with a stop at Tom Crean's Pub. I would HIGHLY recommend this!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Caitlin,it was a pleasure to meet you all and make some memories for the Birthday girl too. Happy travel plans-go raibh mile ,D
Janet PaskerUnited States
Deirdre guided us to Kinsale, Blarney Castle, and Cobh in July 2019. We loved her accent & charming incorporation of music into our day of touring. She paced our time at attractions very nicely, took family pictures for us, found an air-conditioned pub for lunch, provided a little shopping & free time. When our daughter got motion sickness riding in the van with the warm weather and threw up, Deirdre was so kind & made an impromptu trip back to the cruise ship & then continued our tour like a champ!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Janet Thank you so much for your lovely review it means alot. I hope you are still smiling about your cruise excursion to Cork, it was great fun. Come back and visit Ireland again. Piles of smiles Kind regards Deirdre
Greg WeingartUnited States
We loved our private tour through Tours by Locals. Deirdre was a great guide - very knowledgeable and entertaining. She took all of the stress out of touring the countryside and seeing and learning about the history and sites. This made for a really enjoyable first visit to Ireland. We highly recommend touring with Deirdre.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Glen for the lovely words,means a lot Best of luck with everything,hope your sweet children bring yee back soon Kind regards Deirdre
Michael KendrickUnited States
Deirdre was an exceptional tour guide. We had a very fun and educational time. She accommodated our requests for the day of our tour and even a few recommendations for the rest of our trip. She is very knowledgeable and friendly and made our family feel comfortable from the moment we met her. I would highly recommend her for any future travelers.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the lovely review Michael it was a pleasure to make it unique for your sweet honest family who made the most of their time in Cork.If you ever decide to return it would be an honor to show you Ireland.Happy travel plans Thanks a mill,Deirdre
Audris KingUnited States
Deirdre is a wonderful guide. She has a depth of knowledge of Kerry and a huge contact network throughout Ireland. We had a fantastic day cruising the Dingle Peninsula with her and recommend her highly for personal tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Audris I really appreciate the lovely review. You have a wonderful family so polite and content it was a pleasure to show you the Kerry region. Safe journey,Deirdre
Sadie AdamsUnited States
Deirdre was awesome! Very knowledgeable, great with kids, and extremely easy going. We felt welcome from the moment our tour started. She accommodated our large group well, and took us to some amazing places that we surely wouldn't have made it to without this tour. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Sadie It was a pleasure to meet you all I felt like part of the family. Glad you liked Falveys too I raise a glass to you all,Slainte,Deirdre
Allan WatermanLake Forest, CALIFORNIA, United States
We had the pleasure of spending 4 wonderful days with Dee in Ireland. She is knowledgeable, personable, accommodating and in short a great guide. She took the extra time to assure we had reservations for evening activities and even took our bags to our hotel when while we toured the Guinness plant. As we said goodby to Dee, my wife accidentally left her purse in Dee's car. I called Dee and within minutes she had arranged for the return of the purse. Dee is a wonderful guide I recommend her whole heartedly
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Allan Thank you so much for the kind words I’m glad you all enjoyed your Irish adventure,we had some great fun together didnt we. Tog bog e ( take it easy) Dee
Nancy FeigUnited States
This guide was terrible and as much as I think the itinerary is a good one the guide made for an unpleasant day. I would have given zero stars if I had that option.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Nancy Sorry to hear you didnt enjoy your cruise excursion to Cork. We visited Blarney Castle, Blarney Woolen Mills, Kinsale town, Jameson distillery and Cobh. I did include the Jameson distillery as an additional stop when requested to do so and also started an hour early as requested 24hours before the tour date. I'm sorry you feel this was a 1 star experience as i felt the other passengers were happy with their experience departing Cobh with a warm handshake and a genuine thank you.
Marguerite VezinaUnited States
At Deidre's very first hello, her sincere smile and punctuality started perfectly.Full attention dedicated to professional driving skills while anticipating a grand adventure through the towns. Intrigued by her thorough knowledge while tradition Irish music played in background kept me engaged each and every day. Attention to details of my " whims" as I would describe as " white glove service". Deidre absolutely went beyond my expectations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the golden review Marguerite. I am really happy to hear you felt safe on board the Mercedez . We did clock up quiet a few quaint towns and villages on your multi-day tour. It was a pleasure to see your interaction with friends and work colleagues, you fit right in. I never heard of the term "White glove service" before but now I understand and aim to offer this service to all my clients on board. After 8 years in the Tourisim industry I take pride in my work. Thanking you, Deirdre
Marguerite VezinaUnited States
Deidre was awaiting my arrival in the early morning hours locating her outside Dublin airport with her bright green jacket and welcoming "hello" assured me that I have chosen the right driver to begin my journey to Cork. Her van was impeccably clean and she was well dressed too. Professional planning and driving skills she evaded heavy traffic areas during morning rush hour turned into a peaceful ride. Attention to my needing breakfast, she introduced me to a quaint town that she already had in mind.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Marguerite. So glad you had a comfortable airport transfer. It was a pleasure to meet you and ensure you had a positive first impression as you touched down to this ancient beauty of Ireland. Hopefully I will have the opportunity to do this again for you. Best of luck in you business affairs, you are a very impressive person too. Kind regards Deirdre
Maria MathisUnited States
Deidre was absolutely wonderful as our tour guide! Her kindness, professionalism & knowledge of the country & Irish heritage made our trip even more special. She made sure all of us were part of the Irish experience as well as involving our interests & hobbies into the tour & plans for the day. She exemplifies the caring, faith-filled & joy of the Irish culture. She became a part of our family for the week. We highly recommend Deidre. It was hard to leave her after our week together!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Maria Lovely review,thank you. Your words mean so much to me.Hope the family are keeping well.Up da rebels) glad you all had a great vacation I could see the smiles each day.Keep smiling and come back again,Kind regards,Deirdre
Michael AndrewsUnited States
Deirdre is the best. Knowledgeable, fun, friendly and eager to meet your needs. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Awww thanks so much for the kind words Michael,pleasure to meet you both, yee were a good giggle) Slan go foil (bye for now) Deirdre
Glen HayesUnited States
Our tour guide, Deirdre, made this a fantastic trip. This was our first anniversary and she went out of her way to arrange several special occasions for us to celebrate. Her knowledge of all things Ireland are unexcelled. She took us to many places to be sure that we experienced the country that she loves and of which she is so proud. Her stories, poems and songs were poignant, and informative. Her professional bearing and dedication made this a one of a kind experience. We thank Deirdre for a great trip!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Glen and Louise Thanks so much for the kind words. I am looking forward to recording plenty words in the beautiful you gifted me) Smiling about you both today here in Blarney,it’s great people are still visiting) I hope all the animals are happy and homed,keep up the good work. See you again I hope Big hug Piles of smiles Deirdre
Dana FinkelsteinUnited States
Deirdre was an amazing guide and made my trip to Ireland one I will always remember. Deirdre's passion for Ireland was evident in her ability to understand what we were looking to do, and in fact, she was the best part of my trip. From Rock of Cashal, to excellent food recommendations, to Blarney Castle, to Kinsale, to Dingle & Ring of Kerry - her rich knowledge was so generously shared, and she gave us so much time I am forever grateful. I want to go back and visit more areas with her in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Dana Thank you so much for the kind words. Yourself and Hillary were really very lovely. Have fond memories made and many more to come. Thanks a million ,Deirdre
Niberto MorenoUnited States
Deidre is a fantastic guide enjoyed the day tremendously!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Nimberto I hope you are enjoying the last few days of your well earned holiday. It was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family and friends. You are all very sweet people and good to each other which is always lovely to experience.I really appreciate the kind words,the tip and lunch. We had a good time and yee are glorious singers))I tried to send the photos but they would not upload so I’m going to try again. Sending you all piles of smiles Kind regards Deirdr
Lynn StaffordUnited States
Diedre is a great guide - knowledgable, professional, punctual, patient, and good-humored. She spiced up the 3-day tour with local history, stories, songs, myths, characters. We (an all male cast of three) appreciated her flexibility and adaptability: like suggesting interesting - but drier - sites to see when it rained. She shepherded us around for three days, somehow accommodating our individual preferences while hitting the highlights. She's also just plain good company. Thanks Diedre!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the kind words,means a lot to hear you had a great experience. My jacket arrived today so thanks for being so thoughtful. I really enjoyed touring with you gentlemen,happy travels,Bert your an amazing history teacher too,sending you all piles of smiles,hope to see you all back on this ancient beauty once again,slan go foil,Deirdre
Linda J. SmithUnited States
Dia duit! We all loved Deidre, our tour guide. She made our visit to the west coast a delight. We even learned some Irish phrases. Go raibh mile Deidre!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the darling review Linda I hope yee are having a great time on d east��Go raibh mile Deirdre
Allen SmithUnited States
Deirdre took us on two successful day tours in the Galway region. The first day was the Burren and Cliffs of Mohey. The second was Connemara region including Kylemore Abbey and Cong. Deirdre was amazing and made our holiday so wonderful! She is friendly, knowledgeable, funny, entertaining and made sure our every need was met. My wife, son and I could not recommend her more highly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Aww thank you so much for the glowing review Allen,means a lot.You all were a pleasure to tour with so glad yee enjoyed your trip and remember it with fondness. Safe journey home Slan go foil (bye for now) Deirdre
Brian PedrowUnited States
Deidre is the absolute best -- interesting, knowledgeable, and personable. We enjoyed every moment of our day together. And a skilled driver!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the kind words Brian ,means a lot. Sending you piles of smiles from Kilarney. Happy travels,come back again to see us) Slan go foil Deirdre
Adam GreenbergUnited States
Deirdre is very knowledgeable and personable. It was a pleasure to have her as our tour guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Adam, Thanks for kind words, you have a beautiful bunch of women around you. Hopefully they will bring you back to Ireland another time and we shall meet again. Safe journey, Deirdre
Linda RaganUnited States
Thank you Deirdre, You made our Ireland visit so special. Your knowledge and kindness made our day so special and we will forever cherish these memories. We look forward to reading your book and seeing you on our next trip.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Linda. Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to facilitate you and your wonderful family and friends. Give that man of yours a big hug for me . Happy travels untill we meet again, Slan go foil (bye for now) , Deirdre