Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Dublin-Ireland by Tour Guide Barry R. (Guide #29669)


Rosely W Singer

Brazil
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Tour: #446610, Private Belfast and Titanic Experinace Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 26/19

Great person, great guide, great time! I definitely recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rosely for your very kind comments greatly appreciated. Delighted you enjoyed your day.

James Doyle

United States
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Tour: #447547, Full Irish Day Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 4/19

Barry was courteous,professional and on time. weather was very "iffy" because of hurricane Lorenzo. Barry contacted us. offered alternative times and destinations for the day.he also offered a surprise side trip to malahide castle since we were in the area. all around great experience..definitely recommend Barry to any visitor to Ireland..job well done. thx again Barry. Jim and paula doyle

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jim & Paula for your very kind comments. Delighted you enjoyed your day.

Scott Gochnauer

United States
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Tour: #446610, Private 2 Day Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 29/19

We did a private two day tour with Barry and he was great. His car was spotless and he was on time every time. Extremely knowledgeable , professional and best of all just fun to be around. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for your kind comments Scott. Delighted you both enjoyed the few days touring Dublin and Wicklow.

Ronald Nelson

United States
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Tour: #447180, Private Ancient East Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 28/19

What an enjoyable tour. The sights were wonderful - the neolithic tomb at Newgrange was fascinating, as was Monsterboice. We enjoyed also just chatting with Barry and learning about life in the Boyne Valley area. He was charming and informative, and made us feel that we had learned something about the Irish people and their life. We gladly recommend Barry and would look him up again if we ever return to the Dublin area.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Ronald, Tina & Bob. Delighted you enjoyed your day tour with me. Hope you got back to the States safe and sound. Keep in touch.

Michelle Kovecs

United States
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Tour: #445828, Private Cliffs of Moher Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 19/19

Barry was knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating! We love him! He planned the perfect day for us including quaint stops along the way. He gave us interesting alternatives and options to help customize our tour. He was very responsive prior to our trip and made me feel assured that everything would go well! He was on time for the start of our day and from there it was just perfect! We even had a beautiful sunny day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Michelle delighted you all enjoyed your day. Safe travels home.

Mary Jo Lopez

Oceanport, NEW JERSEY, United States
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Tour: #445828, Private Cliffs of Moher Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 13/19

Our day with Barry was 10 Stars. What an incredible experience to see the sites surrounding Dublin. We had asked Barry to see places few people travel & that is what we did. We went to an incredible place called "Annagassan" and there we had lunch at a true Irish pub. The food was incredible but the history of the Viking landings on this Shore was spectacular. We also visited a location with the two highest Celtic crosses in all Ireland; a field Pope John said Mass; & a Castle we had tea & spirits.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for your kind comments Mary Jo very much appreciated. For sure get in touch whenever your back this direction. Thanks again delighted you all enjoyed the day.

Elissa Rosenthal

United States
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Tour: #445828, Private Cliffs of Moher Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 31/19

Barry is fantastic!! Great vibes!! A great human to spend a lot of time with- my family and I highly recommend. Excellent driver! Funny! Kind!

Elissa Rosenthal

United States
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Tour: #447180, Private Blarney Castle Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 30/19

Barry is fantastic!! Great vibes!! A great human to spend a lot of time with- my family and I highly recommend. Excellent driver! Funny! Kind!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Elissa for your kind review. I had a super 2 days travelling with you too. Very enjoyable company and hope to see you back in Ireland sometime soon.

Lorrie Eiers

United States
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Tour: #445828, Private Cliffs of Moher Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 28/19

Barry has been our favorite tour guide to date. We saw all the magnificent sites we wanted to and had a very enjoyable day while learning about beautiful Ireland. Would absolutely recommend this tour and Barry 100%!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Lorrie. It was a pleasure. Delighted you enjoyed the day. Wishing you & your wonderful family the very best for the future.

Cuauhtemoc Chamorro

United States
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Tour: #445828, Private Cliffs of Moher Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 16/19

Our epic day with Barry covered castles, cliffs, chocolate and more. He tailored the agenda to our interests to make the best use of time, literally going from one end of Ireland to another. His calm demeanor and positive attitude let us know we're in good hands; not to mention his comfortable and elegant car. Our whole family had a great day together and I will definitely book a tour with him again on a future trip. One of our best days in Ireland! A++

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much Tom & Lisa it was an absolute pleasure to host you & the boys. Delighted you enjoyed your day trip to the Cliffs of Moher.

Craig Ballard

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, United States
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Tour: #445828, Private Cliffs of Moher Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 30/19

Barry was an amazing and informative guide for me and my family. He adapted the tour as we needed. He was cheerful and truly made the day the best experience of our vacation. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn about the culture and history of Ireland. When we come back to Ireland Barry will be our guide!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Craig for your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed your trip. Hope to see you & your family back soon.

Eugene Licht

United States
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Tour: Cliffs of Moher and The Spectacular Burren Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jul 23/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Linda & Gene it was my pleasure. Glad you enjoyed your day. Best wishes, Barry.

Susan Brydie

London, ONTARIO, Canada
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Tour: #445828, Private Cliffs of Moher Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 11/19

We booked the Cliffs of Moher tour starting from the Dublin cruise port, which is a bit of a drive, but totally worth it. My senior mother is in a transport wheelchair which Barry was made aware of prior to the tour, however we didn't anticipate that Barry would actually push my mother up a fairly steep hill so she could see the cliffs. He was fantastic, very kind and flexible with our time during our tour, and I would definitely recommend Barry.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind comments Susan. I'm just glad your mum enjoyed the tour and got to see Ireland’s most famous attraction. She's a fantastic lady. Definitely give me a call on your return to Ireland Susan. Thanks again. Take care.

Jeffrey Packer

Phoenix, ARIZONA, United States
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Tour: #445828, 3 Day Ireland Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 8/19

Barry is a genuinely nice man. He is knowledgeable and knows what only locals can know. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him.

Rocky L.

United States
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Tour: #448114, 2 Day Private Irish Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

Barry is an outstanding tour guide, with a strong knowledge of Irish history. We spent two days with Barry on a Galway, Kilkenny, and Waterford tour, and he catered to our interests and he stopped multiple times for local photo opportunities. The tour and our time with Barry exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend him to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Rocky. Really enjoyed showing both yourself and Tracy around and glad you enjoyed your time with me as your tour guide. Hope you got back home safe & sound. Thanks again & stay in touch.

Herbert Coussons

United States
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Tour: #447180, Private Ancient East Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

Our day with Barry was wonderful. He was on time, very friendly and accommodating. Late model BMW was clean and comfortable. He followed the plan and was on time to all the booked attractions. He deviated the trip due to one site being closed and added on some extra time at the end. He was so nice and we loved all the local info, we extended and invited him to dinner. Great Day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Herbert for your kind comments. I hope yourself and Anna truly enjoyed the rest of your stay in Ireland. Was lovely meeting you both and a pleasure to show you around. Stay in touch. Thanks again

Lonni Brill

United States
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Tour: #445828, Private Cliffs of Moher Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 21/19

Although Berry took us to great places and drove us 3 hours across Ireland, he is NOT a tour guide. Throughout the entire tour he never once explained about what we were seeing. He would always sit in the car and never said a word. Although he was fairly priced and had a nice car, the fact that he didn't say one word makes me give him this rating. Other than that he was a nice person and drove us for an extended amount of time over the 10 hours. If you are looking for a chauffeur this is the man for you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lonni I'm disappointed you feel I didn't deliver this tour to your satisfaction. As a fully qualified Failte Ireland tour guide, it's always in my interest to go 'above and beyond' to ensure my guests have the best possible experience while on tour with me in Ireland. I did feel I did deliver the tour to the best of my ability and explained in detail each of the sites we visited on the day. However, I'll take on board your feedback and thank you for choosing me as your guide for the day. Regards Barry

Ben Ma

United States
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Tour: #446610, Private Giants Causeway Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 28/19

Ben Ma

United States
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Tour: #445828, Private Cliffs of Moher Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 26/19

Barry accompanied us for two full days and was cordial throughout the journey. Our pleasant experience in Ireland was due large part to his planning as well as flexibility to adapt to our needs. We highly recommend anyone who looks for exploring Ireland in comfort and style.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind comments Ben. Very much appreciated.

Maureen Mercier

United States
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Tour: Private Tour of The Ancient Celtic Boyne Valley, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: May 24/19

What a fabulous day! Barry picked us up from our AIRBNB in Dublin and took us on a well-planned full day of historic sightseeing. He arranged guided tours at the Knowth tombs, Trim Castle and the Hill of Tara; and he shared his personal knowledge of Monasterboice. The icing on the cake was when he took us to Clonmellon in search of long-lost Irish ancestors. Barry went WELL BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY to give us a highly memorable and personal experience in the Meath area. We are most grateful for his care!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your kind comments Maureen. Much appreciated. I was just glad you both enjoyed your day out on tour with me.

David Murray

Canada
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Tour: #445828, 3 Day Ireland Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 9/19

Safe Punctual Adaptable Comfortable car Considerate Good lunch venues

Helene Saponaro

United States
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Tour: #447180, Private Ancient East Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 22/19

This tour is a must when visiting Ireland. We had one of our most enjoyable days not only because of the sights we were seeing but because of our tour guide Barry. This was the fourth tour we did with Barry and at the end of the trip we considered him a family friend instead of a tour guide. To this day my 15 year old son hasn't stopped talking about all he saw and learned and that was all thanks to Barry. We will definitely be going back to Ireland and planning our trip before we leave with Barry.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your lovely words Helene, Joe & Joey I too had such an enjoyable week with you. Hope you got back to New York safe & sound. Keep in touch. Your friend Barry.

Helene Saponaro

United States
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Tour: #446610, Private Giants Causeway Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 21/19

We were fortunate enough to go to Ireland and at the suggestion of our tour guide Barry we went to the Giant Causeway. It turned out to be the most exciting and wonderful event of our trip. Not only was Barry knowledgeable and informative but he was accommodating and super friendly. He suggested pictures that will extend the memories of Ireland for a lifetime and went above and beyond to take them. We highly recommend him to everyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your wonderful comments Helene !

Helene Saponaro

United States
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Tour: #445828, Private Cliffs of Moher Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 20/19

If you are visiting Dublin this is a must. The views are magnificent but what really made this tour incredible was our tour guide Barry. He was one of the most knowledgeable, kind, funny I could go on forever. We used his services several times and if I know anyone that is going to Ireland he is the tour guide I would recommend. He went above and beyond for us.

Helene Saponaro

United States
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Tour: #447547, Full Irish Day Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 19/19

This is one of the best tours we ever had. I'm always concerned when we travel that my 15 year old son won't enjoy the tour as much as my husband and I. Well, Barry our tour guide made this day amazing. He was knowledgeable, and willing to accommodate our every request. If you ever go to Ireland Barry is the guide you should use.

Amy Hoyt

United States
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Tour: #445828, Private Cliffs of Moher Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 14/19

If I could give more than 5 stars I would. My daughter and I had a wonderful time with Barry. He's a great tour guide and he truly exceeded expectations. Book him and you will not be disappointed.

Doris Chen

United States
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Tour: #448114, 2 Day Private Irish Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Nov 9/18

Barry is a courteous and professional tour leader who is passionate about his Irish culture/heritage and respectful of clients' interests. We visited many sites and had opportunities to interact with the locals to gain the most experience in a 2-day tour plan. With that, we thank Barry for his well-organized schedule and flexibility. It was indeed a grand and cheerful time!!

Tammy French

United States
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Tour: #448114, 4 Day Private Irish Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 4/18

I highly recommend choosing Barry to be your tour guide in Ireland! My husband and I wanted to see as much as possible in a relatively short period of time. Barry put together a four-day customized tour from Dublin to Killarney and on to Galway ensuring we optimized our journey with the beautiful sites of Ireland we had dreamed of experiencing! He made the trip very enjoyable with his accommodating, friendly and upbeat nature. His recommendations of restaurants,, pubs, shops, etc. were reliably great!

Roy Marroquin

United States
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Tour: #447547, Full Irish Day Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 15/18

We only had 1 day in Dublin & we booked toursbylocals and used Barry for our guide. He is the best tour guide I have had. He customized our day in Dublin to everything we asked for & then exceeded all expectations. He personalized the day with his own life's experiences which provided a very personal connection. He made the most of our day and left us with a great desire to return to Dublin & call on Barry. We highly recommend Barry for any tour you have in mind for Dublin & throughout Ireland.

James Durden

United States
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Tour: #447547, Full Irish Day Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 4/18

I didn't think that starting the tour at a football stadium was going to be interesting. What an eye opener. Finding that football and hurling were part of the fight for Irish Independence was amazing. Barry did a great job and we had a wonderful tour. Erin Go Braugh!