Our private Ring of Kerry tour by Mary W was a memorable experience. Mary changed our itinerary to include a very special artists' colony we wouldn't have known about without her. She is very efficient, knowledgeable, tireless and a real pleasure to be with. We are a couple of hard to please retired academics...and we are willing to recommend this tour and, especially, this tour guide without reservations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susana for your wonderful Review. I am delighted you enjoyed your Ring of Kerry, Skellig Ring & Valentia Island tour with me, I always try to find places of interest for everyone. I hope you will take home happy memories of your visit to Ireland. Best Wishes Mary
Brian N.United States
Mary was a great guide and we would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brian, I hope you enjoyed your day tour with me to the Cliffs of Moher and the surrounding Burren landscape and your onward journey of Ireland. Best Regards Mary
Larry KrollUnited States
Mary is a knowledgable guide with a great personality. She exceeded our expectations for our first visit to Ireland. A visit to and kissing the Blarney Stone was very high on our "bucket" list and Mary made sure we accomplished the task. She knows the countryside and with her assistance and guidance we accomplished a great deal in the time we had available. We highly recommend Mary. Best day every in County Cork. Sue and Larry
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful Review. It was a beautiful day and though our time was short we got in the main event of the day which was to kiss the Blarney Stone. I am glad you enjoyed your first visit to Ireland and hopefully we will see you again in the Emerald Isle to explore some more. Best Regards, Mary.
Michael B.United States
We had a delightful day today, thanks to Mary and her expert knowledge of the area, her experience as a guide, and an itinerary she custom tailored to meet our desires. We started with a lovely trip to and through Blarney Castle, and beat the crowds, thanks to Mary. Saw the countryside and many other wonderful sights, exactly per our request. A truly wonderful day. Thank you Mary!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful Review. I am delighted you enjoyed your day touring with me and I hope you have taken some happy memories of your tour and your trip to Ireland. Best Wishes Mary.
Terry JohnsonUnited States
Mary — thanks soooooo much for a wonderful day. Covered a lot of territory but in a fun, informative way. Really appreciate it Mary. Steve and Terry
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Steve and Terry, I really enjoyed our day touring and exploring the Cork region, it was great to fit in as much as possible and visit the many different aspects of Cork and its environs. Best Regards Mary
Ali AlSaadAbu Dhabi, ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates
Mary has been one the best tour guides we have had; punctual, kind, helpful, and positively informative. We certainly recommend her to anyone planning to visit Ireland and wishing to unlock its mysteries. Wishing you all the best Mary!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Ali & Saba, it was a great day and I hope you took some great memories of our wonderful country with you. Hopefully I will visit your country in the future too and I will look forward to that. Best Regards Mary
Joyce BauchnerUnited States
Mary was super. She quickly determines what you like and adjusts her stops accordingly. We went some wonderful places off the beaten track that were wonderful. Her driving is superb on difficult roads. She is knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend her
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful and kind review. I really enjoyed our day's touring and what a fine day it turned out to be. There are so many things to do and see on the Ring of Kerry & The Skellig Ring which has such spectacular scenery, it is definitely worth adding it on to the tour. Best Regards, Mary.
William MarcotteUnited States
Mary was fantastic. Waiting for us at the pier. A half block walk to her car, which was impeccable. She provided friendly insights into local customs while she drove. After the Waterford Crystal tour, she recommended a nice pub for lunch down the street; it looked like everyone else was a local. While we toured Jameson, she picked up a sampling of local cheese, pastries and candies about which we had heard. She ended with a tour of Cobh which maximized our time without concern of making the ship.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful review of your shore excursion tour in Cork, I am delighted you enjoyed the tour. It was a great fun day and the scavenger hunt list kept us on our toes which I think we mostly completed successfully. I hope you got home safely and I look forward to seeing you again at some stage in the future. Bye for now. Mary
Kathleen FrankovicUnited States
There is a lot of beautiful countryside in the Limerick area! Mary used every minute of our time ashore to make sure we saw as much of it as we could — the Cliffs of Moher, castles, Adare, the burdens, and more, ending with a visit to the Flying Boat Museum in Foynes, where our ship was anchored and the "flying boat" would land. The last is small but fascinating, and among all the flying details, contains a special exhibit about Maureen O'Hara. Much to see, and Mary was a great guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kathy for your great Review. It was fantastic to show you as much as possible of our country and give you a true taste of Ireland in the limited time available, there is much to see and do. Best Regards Mary.
Gayla FitzpatrickUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed Mary and all she provided. First rate.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Gayla, I am glad you enjoyed your adventure on The Dingle Peninsula, it was a wonderful day.
Kathie SouzaUnited States
Mary was delightful to travel with for the day. We had no firmly planned itinerary and we talked about what my husband and I had in mind and Mary built on that. She was very knowledgeable of the area and we talked endlessly about the present day Ireland to give us a better understanding of the lifestyle. Mary had a comfortable car and drove very safely. All in all it was a great day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kathie for your thoughtful and kind Review. I am glad you enjoyed your day and I hope you enjoy our country and your vacation in Ireland. Best Regards Mary.
Michael GarrityUnited States
Mary was excellent 5 out of 5. It was a day filled with greats sights and helpful knowledge. I would absolutely welcome referring Mary to anyone who is interested in touring this beautiful Country of Ireland. Thank you Mary for a great day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael for your very kind and thoughtful Review. I really enjoyed our day touring and hopefully you will get to return to Ireland again some day. Best Regards Mary
Michael ColdwellUnited States
Mary and our tour were both wonderful. Mary went above and beyond, making sure we were able to get a landing on Skellig Michael- a difficult feat so close to the date. The entire day she coordinated was peppered with informative and interesting details about the areas we drove through, and on more than one occasion she easily navigated new requests. The details of our tour were executed flawlessly. We highly recommend this tour and Mary who was outstanding in every way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Michael & Heather Thank you for your very kind and wonderful Review. It was a perfect day for a landing trip to Skellig Michael and I am delighted you enjoyed it so much. Best Regards Mary.
James CrowsonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 Star Rating, it was great touring with you, perhaps we will meet again in Ireland on your next tour. Best Regards Mary
Beth PauchnikUnited States
Mary was absolutely wonderful as our Killarney tour guide on our recent trip to Ireland! My 6 year old grandson was with us and Mary's personal touch and immediate connection with him was obvious from the start. Mary's knowledge of Ireland and recommendations greatly enhanced our experience. Definitely a five star recommendation from my family!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Beth, Thank you so much for your wonderful Review. I really enjoyed our hike through the Killarney National Park and our surprise visit to the Pet Farm for your 6 year old grandson, I think he really enjoyed it. Kids make the world go around and when he's happy, everybody's happy! Wishing you all the best. Mary.
Mary LuckUnited States
Mary was an amazing and wonderful guide! We were so lucky to find her. And we were sad to leave her and beautiful Ireland. Mary knows so much of the history of Ireland and took us places we never would have found on our own. We can't recommend her highly enough!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jim & Mary for your kind and fantastic Review. I am glad you enjoyed the two day tour and I hope you get back safely after your vacation. Best Wishes Mary
Fara Otterbeck O'SullivanUnited States
Mary went the extra mile, trying to make sure I got everything I needed. We had a lot of walking in graveyards to do, and she was great about explaining local history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Fara, I am so glad you got the information you were looking for and that you enjoyed the day. Best Regards Mary.
Katherine GeerdesUnited States
Mary is a outgoing, considerate, good-humored, and knowledgeable guide. Due to safety maintenance on Skellig Michael, we were unfortunately not able to land the day of our tour. Nevertheless, Mary arranged for us to take a boat to see The Skellig Rocks without the landing. Wow, what a beautiful experience! Mary went above and beyond to show us the spectacular views of the Ring of Kerry and Valencia Island. Thank you Mary for our amazing day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Katherine, Thank you for your brilliant Review, I am glad you got to do the boat trip around The Skelligs and that you enjoyed it. Unfortunately the boats have still not yet managed to do the landing tours but hopefully this week they should be successful. It is a very unique place to visit and hopefully you will do the landing tour in time to come.
Kelly SheaUnited States
Mary was warm and welcoming. She shared so much knowledge about the land and people. We were taken off the beaten path to places we would have never thought to travel. The landscape was breathtaking! I will definitely book another tour with Mary the next time I am in Ireland!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kelly for your wonderful Review. I am delighted you enjoyed the tour and it is always great to share our rural landscape where you will see and enjoy the natural scenery in the less touristy areas. Best Wishes Mary
Sarah Meadus BronsonUnited States
We were stuck in Ireland due to weather and had no tours for this day. I e-mailed Mary the night before we were to dock and she arranged an wonderful tour for the ten of us. She was there on time didn't rush us, was knowledgeable and catered to all of our needs. She made what could have been a nightmare into a wonderful for myself and my family
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful Review Sarah, I am so glad you and all your family enjoyed your tour and shore time in Cobh and Cork and we were allowed to give you a glimpse of life in our wonderful country, hopefully we will have the opportunity again in the future. Best Regards Mary.
Lisa S.United States
We spent three days touring the Wild Atlantic Way
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Lisa for your wonderful Review. I am delighted you enjoyed the tours and recommendations, it was fantastic touring with you and showing you the best our country has on offer. Best Regards Mary
Lisa S.United States
What a joy it was to tour with Mary! She was not only knowledgeable but exceptionally accommodating to our needs and wishes. She seemlessly prepared for all of our stops and excursions so that there was little if any wait time and planned for meals and photo stops at great locations. I recommend Mary's various tours without hesitation for a stress-free and wonderful vacation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Lisa, it was a pleasure to tour with you. I hope Rob and Lisa enjoyed their vacation in Ireland and that we will meet again in the future. Best Regards Mary
Bob BarlowUnited States
Our Ring of Kerry tour was wonderful and a highlight of our vacation. Mary is an incredible guide, she is extremely knowledgable and was able to take our family places we would not gone on our own. Mary was very accommodating, modifying the tour based on our interests learned from discussions we had while driving. I highly recommend exploring the Ring of Kerry with Mary, it will be an experience you will remember.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bob for your wonderful and fantastic Review. It was great to be able to locate your original family home and roots and I hope it was helpful to you and your family. Happy St. Patrick's Day, we will all celebrate our heritage today.
Allan CrockerUnited States
We are SO glad we booked Mary with Tours by Locals for our Blarney Castle & more tour. She was gracious, knowledgeable and interesting, making Irish history come alive for us. I highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very kind and wonderful review. It was a great day out and I am glad you enjoyed our days sightseeing and tour.
Brooke DeckUnited States
Mary was the perfect driver for the Ring of Kerry portion of our holiday. She is sweet and accommodating. Mary tailored our stops to our interests based on our conversations along the way. We had so many beautiful vistas for photos. Mary told us about each location so we learned a bit about the Irish countryside historically and socially. She gave us time to stop off for lunch on our own.! Overall,it was a fantastic way to spend the day. Thank you Mary.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Brooke for your wonderful Review. I am delighted you enjoyed the tour and the many places we visited. I hope you all had a great vacation in Ireland and someday you will come back again to revisit.
Karen VincentUnited States
Mary was wonderful. She is very knowledgeable about the area and shared interesting history and facts throughout the tour. Due to the roads being so narrow, taking the private tour made for a much more relaxing experience for us. I would highly recommend this tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen for your wonderful Review. I am glad you enjoyed the tour and your 'day off' from driving our often narrow roads. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip to our wonderful country.
David SalleanUnited States
This was the highlight of our trip to Ireland! Mary did a fantastic job of showing us the Ring of Kerry off the beaten path. We learned so much about the area, history, etc. Many of the places we stopped, it was as if we had a private audience to be there! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a special treat or looking for special treatment on their visit to Killarney/Ring of Kerry area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi David, Thank you for a fantastic Review, it was a great day out & I love to show the hidden parts many visitors miss out on. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to our wonderful country.
We had a lovely day with Mary. She is very knowledgeable and was very pleasant. She adapts to whatever your interests are and our day with her will definitely remain the highlight of our trip to Ireland.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Emilie for your great review. I am glad you enjoyed your excursion to Skellig Michael and you got to the top and saw the world heritage UNESCO site - the Monastery, it is a very special place. Enjoy the rest of your vacation in Ireland, there is so much to do and see.
Jini DavidsonUnited States
Mary was outstanding. We were unable to complete the Skellig Michael landing tour due to inclement weather, but Mary went out of her way to ensure were had a great time. She is knowledgeable and funny and we highly recommend her!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Jini for your great Review. It was unfortunate you were unable to go to Skellig Michael on this occasion but perhaps you will come back another time and the landings will be achieved with better weather.
Marcy RussoUnited States
Mary was prompt, friendly and safe driver.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Marcy.