Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Dublin-Ireland by Tour Guide Sean O. (Guide #26583)


Julianne Harp

United States
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Tour: #493543, Ancient Castles of Fingal, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Dec 8/19

Sean was great! When I booked the tour, I asked him to put together something that would appeal to a thirteen year old boy as well as be entirely wheelchair accessible. He more delivered with what I asked. He was able to provide stories about places that you would not find on a normal tour. We also took us to an ice cream place that was delicious! My whole family enjoyed this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Julianne Thanks for the nice comments.I had a grand time with you and your family.I hope you had a great Christmas. Le gach dea ghui Sean

Marc Avallone

United States
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Tour: #536656, Dublin Seven Wonders in a Half Day Walking Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 29/19

Sean was great and I recommend using him. He was very talkative (in a good way) as he was informative about the areas and sites and filed in the history with stories that painted a complete picture for us. While I am not sure we saw 7 wonders of Dublin, we enjoyed what we saw and he took us to some additional places based on what we our interests and comments. If in Dublin, you cannot go wrong hiring Sean for the day

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Marc and Christina Many thanks for your kind words.I had a very enjoyable afternoon with you.I hope you enjoyed Grogans and found a nice place to eat....and secured that ring! Le gach dea ghui Sean

Barbara Fulmer

United States
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Tour: #493543, Ancient Castles of Fingal, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 15/19

We had a great day with Sean. He customized the tour based on our interests. We found his knowledge and background of the area very interesting & enjoyable.

Margo Turner

United States
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Tour: #399962, Dublin Kildare and Clonmacnoise, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 12/19

Mary Allen

United States
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Tour: Ireland West East and North, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Sep 5/19

We loved Sean, he became one of the family. We had some airline/travel troubles and he stepped up to help us out. He is very knowledgeable about the sites we visited. He set up lodging at the most beautiful places and wonderful hosts. Sean was a wonderful mix of humor and knowledgeable guide. He knows everyone and can make things happen. Can't go wrong with Sean as your guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary Many thanks for your kind words.I enjoyed every minute with your lovely family.I had a ball and the time with you flew.I hope you had a less frenetic time in Scotland and encountered all the sights and sites.Love to all especially Jimbo. Go dte sibh slan mo chairde Sean

Michael Mattos

United States
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Tour: Dublin Wicklow Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Sep 1/19

Sean was an outstanding guide from beginning to end. He was knowledgeable, professional and efficient. Sean gave us the best possible 8 hour day plus in Dublin, in the countryside and in seeing many sights that we would not otherwise have been able to see. He was hospitable, bringing us snacks and drinks, and took into consideration a very busy day in Dublin to efficiently navigate the time and needs of the day. We all were extremely pleased. You can't go wrong with Sean as your guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi there It was an honour and a pleasure to be with you yesterday.I had a great time that I will long remember and I'm delighted you also enjoyed the day. Many thanks for your kind words. Go dte sibh slan mo chairde Sean

Frances Schulman

United States
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Tour: Ireland In Five Days, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Aug 24/19

My tour included one day in Dublin and four day trips. The tour included visits to private sites that Sean had access to through his work as a historian. Sean told me a lot about Irish history and why he selected the sights for the tour. It was well rounded - medieval and Neolithic ruins, landmarks of the Troubles and the beautiful Irish countryside. Wonderful five days. Highly recommend a tour with Sean.

Lisa Baynham

United States
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Tour: Magical Wild Wicklowand Dublin Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Aug 20/19

Our group gives Sean 5 stars. He was engaging and informative. His knowledge of Iris history is vast. We had a wonderful day with Sean as our guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lisa Many thanks for your kind words.I really enjoyed the day and the time we spent planning the tour. Go dte sibh slan mo chairde Sean

Marilyn George

United States
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Tour: #493543, Ancient Castles of Fingal, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 19/19

We had a fantastic day in and around Dublin with Sean. He was a fantastic guide who's love of Dublin and Irish history was evident all day long. He was very flexible in how we spent our time with him, and made sure we were pleased with what we seeing & what we were doing next. He is a super nice person full of so much local knowledge that it was a tremendously enjoyable day. Thank you Sean - you made it a special time for us !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Folks Many thanks for your kind words.It was a pleasure to show you two around the city and the northern outskirts. I hope the rest of the voyage goes ok and wish you God speed. Go dte sibh slan mo chairde. Sean

Ben Lynster

United States
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Tour: #588013, Northern Ireland, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 11/19

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Harris Whitt

United States
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Tour: #399967, Dublin Seven Wonders in Seven Hours, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 10/19

Patricia R.

N Richland Hills, TX, United States
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Tour: #588013, Northern Ireland, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 25/19

We traveled to Dublin as part of a cruise around the British Isles. Sean was our guide for an excursion to Northern Ireland. It was a great day, and Sean was the perfect guide. He is the consummate Irish history professor, who showed us fabulous sites out of the main stream. The tour was a very nice mix of important sites, local culture, and a taste of local cuisine. Our lunch at a local village restaurant was very enjoyable & memorable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patricia Thank you so much for remembering me.I certainly had a great day with you.I hope the rest of the voyage was enjoyable .By now you are safely home and have many treasured memories of your Odessy around our shores. Go dte sibh slan mo chairde Sean

Shana White

Gales Ferry, CT, United States
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Tour: The best of Wicklow in a day - with a private Guide, Wicklow, Wicklow, Ireland
Date: Jul 22/19

My mother and I had a superb day with Sean! He picked us up on time from airport, took us on a quick tour of Dublin before leaving the city. We then went to Wicklow and he showed us the BEST of the region. His understanding of the history of the area was exceptional! If we had any questions, he'd explain whatever we'd like to know! He has quite a sense of humor and my mom and I laughed and laughed! When we became weary he dropped us off at our hotel. Definitely recommend him! He was a wonderful!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shana Many thanks for your kind words.Yes we did have a ball in the day and I'm glad I managed to get a bit of history over to you among the hilarity! Le gach dea ghui Sean

Linda E.

United States
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Tour: 2-day Private Tour for Eld Group, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jul 15/19

Shawn Doyle

Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN, United States
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Tour: #536656, Dublin Seven Wonders in a Half Day Walking Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 1/19

Sean was grand and loads of fun!!! He is a historian and has many witty tales to tell. There were four in our party and we all had an enjoyable day!!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Shawn Many thanks for your kind words and your generosity.I hope you enjoyed the 1592 restaurant. Go dte sibh slan mo chairde Sean

Elizabeth Lehmann

United States
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Tour: Private Dublin "Coast, Countryside, City" tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jun 21/19

Sean was a great guide who has a wealth of historical knowledge. The tour was very informative and enjoyable. He was very prompt and reliable. He went above and beyond for us and gave our group a wonderful experience. Thank you!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elizabeth Many thanks for your kind words.It was a pleasure and the day went too quickly. Bon voyage to you Gary, Pam and Carol. Go dte sibh slan. Sean

Tiffany David

United States
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Tour: Wicklow - Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jun 19/19

What a wonderful tour our family has today provided by Sean. His historical knowledge about the areas we visited is unsurpassed. He made it interesting and exciting even for our young adult we brought with us. To do that you have to be great at what you do. It was like taking a tour with a close friend who knows EVERYTHING you would want to know about the area. We HIGHLY recommend Sean.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tif, Mike and Cass Many thanks for your kind words and generosity.Yes it was a pleasure and privilege to show you Wicklow and see it through your fresh perspective. I particularly liked hearing about your lives in Tampa and Classes exciting sail break in Honduras before concentrating on her medical career. You are a wonderful, gentle together family and I wish you Good speed. Go dte sibh slan mo chairde Sean

Richard Moore

United States
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Tour: #493543, Ancient Dublin and Fingal, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 15/19

Sean was incredibly knowledgeable and simply a pleasure to spend the day with. We toured all of Dublin from Guinness to Dublin Castle. A quick blast through Dublin tunnel took us to the Final area where we toured 2 monasteries, Viking ruins even gaining incredible access to a midevil round tower in Lusk. I highly encourage you to book with Sean. He picked us up at the Port on time and we were at Ha'penny bridge within minutes while the giant buses were still loading. Sean's great, book with him NOW! ��

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You n that Dawwn girl were fecking pleasure to be with.As I said to you at the tour end....Giorin truir bother...an ancient Gaelic saying meaning three shorten the road...Dawn get him to do tours in Carolina.Hes a natural.Bon voyage my friends and don't forget about the Killybegs jobbie

John Tyrrell

Ireland
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Tour: A Tour of Tyrrellspass Castle, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jun 14/19

Sean O'Gorman did a very good job for us. I would give him a rating of 10+. He went more than we expected by setting up a meeting with my relatives and also taking us to Tyrrells Pass Castle & Restaurant and also Tyrrells pass town

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John Many thanks for your kind words.I had a wonderful time revisiting you Irish roots and I hope you are making progress with the family tree. Go dte sibh slan mo chairde Sean

Denise Grondin

OAKVILLE, ONTARIO, Canada
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Tour: #399967, Dublin Seven Wonders in Seven Hours, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 12/19

Sean was very knowledgable and provided good "historical" insights. The tour could have been better planned to cover all "7 wonders"

Kathleen Ruddy

United States
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Tour: #399967, Dublin Seven Wonders in Seven Hours, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 10/19

Sean shared the spirit and joy of Ireland in a well-paced itinerary through which we learned and explored the history, culture, and wonder of the country and its countrymen. Thank you to Sean. Best wishes to all you explorers reading this review...enjoy your tour in magical, mystical Ireland!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathleen Many thanks for a great day with plenty of fun as well.I hope you got the info on the Corrigans and Ruddys I sent.I look forward to seeing you soon and launching you in your own car into the West. Give Doug my fond regards Go dte sibh slan mo chairde Sean

Nancy T.

Gilbert, AZ, United States
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Tour: Dublin Fair City, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jun 9/19

Sean was very knowledgeable and we covered a lot of ground in a short period of time. He filled in for us at the last minute when our scheduled guide had an injury. He got us promptly into the Book of Wales and Trinity College without waiting in lines. He provided some treats and took us right where we needed to go when we were shopping for a particular item. We recommend Sean. His knowledge can't be beat!

Terry Sullivan

United States
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Tour: #482397, Dublin's Heart. A leisurely stroll, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 28/19

Sean gave us a great tour of Dublin on our shore excursion. Saw virtually all the sights including the medieval quarter,cathedrals,secret sites of the revolution,got us into trinity college for the book of KELLS. Sean even made an extraordinary stop at the public park so we could see and pet some of the deer. He is very animated and has a great love of his city and his country. HE found a great authentic restaurant for lunch. A great tour by an extremely likeable gentlemen. Would highly recommend Sean.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Judge Many thanks for your kind words.It was a pleasure to show you around and I have fond memories of you and your wonderful family. Go dte sibh slan mo chairde Sean

Seth M.

United States
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Tour: Dublin Private Driving Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: May 26/19

Sean is not only a great guide, he's a fantastic guy -- filled with good cheer, disarmingly comfortable and funny as hell. However, this is a graduate of Trinity College who teaches history during the winter. I don't think I've ever been so brilliantly bathed in a country and cities history as Sean provide us today in Dublin. We leave Ireland feeling not just a love of the country, but a genuine connection to it as American cousins. That's all thanks to Sean. Share a pint with him for Seth!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You still are an outrageous rogue! As I send this message you two are steaming northwards past my village towards Norway.I hope to meet you again. Agus idir an da linn go dte sibh slan

Peter J.

Panama
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Tour: Tour of Wicklow South Dublin and Kilkenny, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: May 24/19

We had a pleasant tour with Sean. He had complete knowledge of the history and We all had a great day.

Margaret Garnett

West Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Tour: Dublin to the Garden of Ireland Wicklow - Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: May 21/19

Sean is brilliant! He is extremely knowledgeable about Irish History and is able to convey his information clearly. He was enthusiastic and very much enjoys life. He is a very good driver and time manager as well. We had a superb day with him and learned so much. The only reason he missed the fifth star was that his vehicle could have used cleaning and he was late but none of that detracted from our great enjoyment of the day.

Valerie H.

United States
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Tour: #399967, Dublin Seven Wonders in Seven Hours, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 15/19

Spent the day with Sean. He is fun and uniquely entertaining. Very knowledgeable of Irish history and presented it as if he had experienced it himself. Sean is very passionate of Dublin today and its future. Experienced a great local pub. Would highly recommend .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Valerie I recall a fabulous day and a pleasure to show you around my city.Your interest in its history and your kind indulgence of my occasional rants were much appreciated.Go dte tu slan mo chairde Sean

Kristy Hall

United States
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Tour: DublintoKerrytour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: May 7/19

He was prompt, kind, friendly, funny, informative and knowledgeable about the city of Dublin and the sites along the route to Killarney. He gave excellent advice regarding tourist traps and tourist must sees. He took us off the beaten path and knew the history of all the sites. We highly recommend Sean as your private guide in Ireland. If we lived in Ireland we would be friends with Sean.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Kristy Many thanks for your kind and supportive words.I thoroughly enjoyed our couple of days together and am thrilled you liked the tour. Le gach dea ghui Bhur Cara Sean

Becky Allman

United States
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Tour: #588013, Northern Ireland, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 6/19

Barbara Stein

United States
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Tour: #399958, Dublin, Viking, Royal Meath and Skerries Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Feb 17/19

Sean is a great and very personable tour guide. He has superlative knowledge of history, and as a result will take you to visit important sites that you ordinarily would not know about. We had a wonderful day touring ancient sites and learning the history of Ireland. I would give 5 stars plus if I could.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Barbara Many thanks for your kind words. I had a fab time wandering around Fingal with Mark and you. There is an old Gaelic saying: Giorin beirt bóthar. Ór Two shortens the road. But in our case the banter and chat between the three of us made the day fly. Bon voyage. Le gach deá ghui Sean


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