Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Cork-Ireland by Tour Guide Mary O. (Guide #28282)


Malone Plummer

United States
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Tour: #558320, Private Walking Tour of Killarney Town and National Park, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Nov 26/19

Mary was absolutely wonderful - she gave a great tour throughout Killarney, regaling us with history and personal stories that really gave the town color - and it was the highlight of our stay. Her recommendations were amazing as well!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Malone, I really enjoyed my time with you all, you were great company. I’m glad you enjoyed Killarney town and the National Park, It’s a wonderful place. Happy Christmas to everyone.

John Coughlin

United States
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Tour: #554782, Ring of Kerry Private Tour - Wild Atlantic Way, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 21/19

John & I toured the Ring of Kerry for our 30th anniversary on 10/21/19. Mary was our tour guide & she was amazing! Mary was extremely knowledgeable in the ROK history was very personable. The tour went off the beaten path & we saw things that could never be seen from a bus tour. We highly recommend Mary!!! John & Kerri

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kerri, thank you so much for taking the time to give such positive feedback, I very much appreciate it. I thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with you both, you were great company. I hope the rest of your trip went well and that John enjoyed the driving.....lol!

Mary Hurt

United States
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Tour: #554782, Ring of Kerry Private Tour - Wild Atlantic Way, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 16/19

Mary was an awesome guide for the Ring of Kerry. She was exceptionally knowledgeable about the area, history, flowers, culture and language. She went out of her way to fashion the tour to our needs. Thank you, Mary for a better than 5 star tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Mary for taking the time to review our ring of Kerry tour, I appreciate it. I enjoyed spending time with you all. Hope the bridge and the rest of your trip went really well. Take care, Mary

Susan Friend

United States
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Tour: #554782, Ring of Kerry Private Tour - Wild Atlantic Way, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 15/19

Very knowledgeable , flexible and works to please

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for taking the time to give such lovely feedback, I appreciate it and am glad that you enjoyed the tour. All the best, Mary.

Robin Helm

United States
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Tour: #554782, Ring of Kerry Private Tour - Wild Atlantic Way, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 21/19

I would have given Mary O. 10 stars if I could have. She is bright, cheerful, personable, and very, very knowledgeable. I learned lots —not only about the Ring of Kerry, but also about Ireland's history. She was endlessly patient with my dozens of requests to stop for picture taking. Mary tailored the tour to suit us, and took us to out of the way places that tour buses cannot reach. Her Mercedes was immaculate; her tour was the highlight of our 3 week Irish vacation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, I spent a thoroughly enjoyable day with you both. It was lovely to see such enthusiasm, despite our Irish weather on the day.....lol! I'm sure your photos will be amazing. Take care, Mary

Lynn Kurisko

United States
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Tour: #554782, Ring of Kerry Private Tour for Lynn Kurisko, Dingle, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 31/19

We had the best tour ever. The day flew by. With Mary's enthusiasm, knowledge and sense of humor we couldn't have had more fun. She took us off the beaten track to see amazing sites others don't get to see. Her love of Kerry and Country, along with her passion for her work is just amazing. She was so patient to let us take in sites at our own pace and was kind and caring to us through out. We are extremely grateful to have found her and lucky to seen Kerry from her perspective. Truly Awesome!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both so much, I totally enjoyed spending the day with you both. I was thinking of you today and hope you enjoyed the match! I’m so glad you enjoyed the tour and I hope everything goes really well for the rest of your holidays and beyond. Take good care. Mary

Michael O'Sullivan

United States
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Tour: #558320, Private Historical walking tour of Killarney Town and Killarney House and Gardens for Michael O Sullivan, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 20/19

We had a three hour private walking tour of Killarney with Mary O.. It was a high-light of our trip to Ireland. Mary is very knowledgeable; she is from Killarney and knows the town "like a native". She has a great communication style and did a wonderful job explaining the history of the town and describing key events and characters. She has a lovely sense of humour; she made the whole thing a lot of fun. We strongly recommend her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your fabulous review, I’m delighted that you enjoyed the tour of my native town. There is so much to see here and all those places off the beaten track that the vast majority of visitors never get to see. Maybe I’ll see you back here again one day! Take care. Mary

Laura Goodspeed

United States
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Tour: #558331, Cliffs of Moher and The Burren from Killarney, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 10/19

Mary was a fabulous and well informed guide. I gave her a particular challenge-get us from Killarney to Galway with sites along the way! Mary was well prepared and flexible in her planning. She knew loads about the region and shared history and trivia along the way. She was an impeccable driver and whether we were in pouring rain, windy road or busy traffic, her driving was perfect as she continued to share information and chat. She even recited Yates as we drove through the Buren! A truly great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Laura, I totally enjoyed guiding you and your family around for the day, you were great company. You certainly got to see our Irish weather at its best......lol! An Irish blessing : May you live as long as you want, And never want as long as you live.

Ross Lanzafame

United States
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Tour: #558320, Private Walking Tour of Killarney Town and National Park, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 9/19

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Mary. She did a great job showing us around Killarney and it's environs. The walk was well-paced and an added treat was a walk though part of the national park. We went places with Mary we never would have found on our own. Her knowledge of the area and history is exceptional - we really enjoyed learning from her. I most highly recommend Mary!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both so much, I’m glad you enjoyed the tour. I love going into those quiet areas of the park that are so full of history but it’s nice to see the hustle and bustle of the town centre too. Enjoy the rest of your trip! Mary

Donald Hebert

United States
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Tour: #554782, Ring of Kerry Private Tour - Wild Atlantic Way, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 7/19

My daughter and I spent a marvelous day with Mary exploring the Ring of Kerry. The places she showed us, many off the beaten track, were incredibly beautiful. Mary is very expert in the history of the area and made the entire drive very interesting. Mary is very friendly with a good sense of humor and is a pleasure to travel with. Also, not being accustomed to driving on the left it was a relief to let someone else do the driving on those alarmingly narrow roads. I highly recommend Mary!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both so much for taking time out of your holiday to write such a great review of my tour. It was my pleasure to spend the day in a such good company and I’m glad you enjoyed it. I sincerely hope that everything goes great for the rest of your trip and thank you for having chosen me as your guide. Mary

Jose Martin

United States
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Tour: #554782, Ring of Kerry Private Tour - Wild Atlantic Way, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 5/19

This tour was amazing! Mary is a happy, fun individual and very well informed on the history and current events of Ireland. Her knowledge of the area helped us go to places in the Ring of Kerry that tour buses cannot go and at our own pace. We highly recommend Mary. She made are day a very special one.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all so much for taking the time out to review my ring of Kerry tour, I very much appreciate it. You were fabulous company. ‘May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow & may trouble avoid you wherever you go’........an Irish blessing. Mary

Lonni Brill

United States
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Tour: Shore Excursion - Cork Port to Blarney Castle and Kinsale., Cobh, Cork, Ireland
Date: Jun 20/19

Mary was an amazing guide. She was very easy going was was very accommodating. She made us feel like family and was an amazing guide. Although it wasn't her original tour, she knew all the information and drove in a very nice car. Just advising you that if you are traveling with a group over 3, the back will be a little squeeze. Other than that Mary was an amazing tour guide and my grandchildren and I had a very great experience none the less.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you all so much, it was a pleasure to be in your company, we had a very relaxing, entertaining and enjoyable time. I look forward to welcoming you to Ireland again sometime in the future.

John Brooks

United States
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Tour: #554782, Ring of Kerry Private Tour - Wild Atlantic Way for Mr John Brooks on May 28th, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 28/19

Mary is a brilliant, engaging and delightful guide. Our group of family members from age 30 to 75, were all thoroughly entertained and enlightened. Mary is a native of the region, whose enthusiasm for the culture and history of The Ring of Kerry is delightful. She is knowledgeable of very interesting detail, and delivers with an engaging wit, with an Irish sparkle. She was very responsive to our own desires, and adjusted to suit our interests. We could not be more pleased.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much John, I totally enjoyed my day with you all, fabulous family! Take care and all the best. Mary

Kristy Hall

United States
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Tour: #558331, Cliffs of Moher and The Burren from Tralee for Kirsty Hall, Tralee, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 8/19

Mary was very accommodating to begin 30 min earlier than reserved. She drives a very nice car and kept us safe on the narrow roads around Dingle. Mary was delightful with knowledge of the culture, education and history of Ireland, specifically the Counties Kerry and Clare. Her enthusiasm and passion for sharing her country with us was obvious. One of our stops was at a very interesting shrine that large groups cannot see. We feel we've made a lifelong friend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both so much for taking the time to review your tour. We had a wonderful day.....just went too quickly. Maybe you will come back another time, there is so much more to see! Take care, Mary

Judy Ellis

United States
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Tour: #565236, Blarney, Kinsale & Cobh Tour for Cruise Passengers, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 3/19

Awesome and Funny! Very knowledgeable! Well worth the money!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both so much, it was a pleasure to be in your lovely company.........I can still hear Ed laughing in the back seat, he was highly entertained by us.......lol!

Marita O'Reilly

United States
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Tour: #565236, Blarney, Kinsale & Cobh Tour for Cruise Passengers, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Apr 14/19

Mary was a jewel. Very knowledgeable about Irish history, local color, friendly, on time, caring and a sparkling personality. We were there on a bad weather day, a North Atlantic storm, but Mary found places to visit and was flexible and helpful every step of the way. I give her my highest recommendation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Marita and Marty, it was such a pleasure to spend time in your company, I totally enjoyed showing you around. Pity about the weather but I guess we have to pay a price for our shades of green. I hope you had a very enjoyable cruise and maybe we’ll see you back here one day again.