Marna E.Houston, TX, United States
Great tour and Damian was punctual, friendly and very knowledgeable. This was so much better than riding a tour bus.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Marna, Delighted to have toured with yourself and Kevin. Thanks for all the questions. Hope to see you back in Ireland soonest. Enjoy the 21st. Thank you for your kind comments Damian.
Alice EttingerUnited States
We had a wonderful and very special tour today with Damian, who worked hard to get us to Newgrange on time for our scheduled tour. At Newgrange, the guides there take you to the site itself. Damian waited for our return. He is extremely knowledgeable about Ireland and is extremely proud of his heritage. He spoke eloquently about the country, its history, its geography, politics, and anything else that we wanted to learn about. We enjoyed ourselves and really learned about Ireland.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Alice, many thanks for your valuable custom. Thank you for all the questions, I was delighted to meet you and your fellow travellers. Enjoy the rest of your cruise. Thanks Damian
Hendra TanuwijayaUnited States
Damian is a very knowledgable guide. We all benefited from his vast knowledge of Ireland"s history.
Robert AckermanUnited States
Damian provided an excellent background as we prepared to tour Ireland with Tauck. Highly recommend him
Richard LopatinUnited States
Good tours of Howth and Malahide Castle. Enjoyed learning more about Ireland and its people on the drive from and to Dublin. Great recommendations for the rest of our trip. Highly recommend.
Robert AckermanUnited States
Damian was wonderful; enjoyed our time together....learned much about Ireland from him. Highly recommended.
Carole PetersonUnited States
Malahilde castle was the best of all the castles we visited. The tour guides were exccellent. And the restaurant by Avoco was also very good.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Delighted to have been part of your visit to Ireland. I look forward to welcoming you back to our Emerald Isle in the future. Thank you for your valuable custom and feedback. Damian
Andrew SeborUnited States
This was a very full day. Damian was delightful and a wealth of information, particularly of Irish history and lore. Added the hill of Tara to our tour which was well worth the effort.
Andrew SeborUnited States
Knowledgeable, friendly, prompt. Very nice tours.
Michael FontaineUnited States
Outstanding in all aspects! Damian was not only superbly knowledgeable, he was a delight to tour with. Expert analysis, great preparation and flexible attitude delivered a most memorable experience. Reservations made well in-advance provided a smooth and enjoyable full day of exploration. This was our second tour in as many years with Damian and he exceeded expectations on both occasions. When we return to Ireland, Damian will be our "go to" guide. Brilliant!
Tour was a hit! . Van was very comfortable for the long trip. Our guide Damian was very informative as we travelled up to Waterford. He took excellent care of us from beginning to end. Would definitely recommend. Nice meeting you Damian.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Daryl, delighted to have met you, Thank you for your custom. Great to hear you enjoyed your tour to Waterford Crystal. Folks have a great cruise, and I look forward to welcoming you back to Dublin some time in the future. Damian
Michael GilmartinUnited States
We highly recommend Damian. He had a great deal of knowledge not just about Newgrange but also Dublin and Ireland in general and a terrific delivery. He was very receptive to questions and usually had an amusing anecdote or two on various topics. He also provided excellent recommendations for other Dublin adventures (zoo, Glasnevin cemetery, Phoenix park, etc.). Overall, we really enjoyed our Newgrange trip with Damian.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow folks thank you so much. Look forward to seeing you in Ireland again soonest.
Catherine McKechneyUnited States
Damian was the perfect guide for my son and I to visit Wicklow Mountains National Park & Glendalough. He had invaluable information about the area, Ireland and its contributions to the world. I was so impressed with his depth of knowledge, courtesy and humor. My young adult son found him fascinating as well. Highly recommend Damian. He is a true five star guide in a beautiful county.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Catherine, Thank you so much for your valuable custom. I truly enjoyed touring with you both.
Anatoly BoshkinUnited States
Damian is a very nice man and a great guide. We landed on the first day of "snowmageddon" and were 3 hours late coming out of the airport to begin the tour. Because of the weather Malahide Castle was closed, so the original plan had to be scrapped. Damian waited for us and then worked with us to salvage the tour; in the end we feel we were given the best alternative that could be arranged under the circumstances. We recommend this guide to everybody who visits Dublin!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Anatoly, many thanks for taking time to review your experience. What a storm hey.... Emma turned into one to remember. I was delighted to meet you and your wife. I very much look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Ireland. Thanks again Damian.
Patricia LifrakUnited States
Damian is an Excellent, professional, very knowledgeable and accommodating guide. We truly enjoyed the tour, and had a fabulous time . We highly recommend it, it was a wonderful experience!
Patricia LifrakUnited States
Great time, great guide, excellent overall experience!
Kevin PenwardenSouth Africa
A wonderful tour - surreal to go back 5,000 years in time. Damian was a great tour guide, eloquent and knowledge and very attentive. Went out of his way to make our morning enjoyable.
Michael BehrensUnited States
Damian did an excellent job for us! He got us to and from the tour professionally and safely. Once there he guided us around for a bit and his knowledge of the site was superb. He then pointed the way and my wife and I got to explore on our own for a bit before meeting back at the car. At the end he even dropped us off in another location to explore and helped us with public transit help to get back to where we were staying. We would definitely recommend Damian for a tour.
Debbie GreenbergUnited States
We had a really great tour with Damian. He was prompt and very generous with his time. Newgrange was worthwhile visiting and Hill of Slane was just beautiful. We ended our tour visiting Malahide castle and felt we really got a feel of how beautiful Ireland is.
Brent WatsonUnited States
Damian did a fantastic job on the tour. Great perspective on the history of the region we visited and the country as a whole. To top it off very good recommendation on lunch and a little bit of music after the tour. I'd highly recommend him as a guide we would use him again in Dublin.
Elizabeth SheaUnited States
Damian was AWESOME!! very knowledgeable and extremely accomodating. He even dropped us off a few minutes from our next stop! Would highly recommend any tour with Damian. If we could have given him more than 5 stars we would.
James ChisholmJacksonville, FL, United States
Damian was waiting for us at the pier. Our drive to Waterford and back to the pier combined was about 3 hours, but didn't seem that long as Damian was informative and addressed each of our questions and comments. We learned a lot about the country and its commerce, government and politics. The city of Waterford was not large but we were impressed with how clean and beautiful it was. The locals were quite friendly and helpful as well. The Waterford Crystal operation was wonderful and very impressive.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Waterford. I very much look forward to welcoming you back to our wonderful island soonest ... happy sailing Damian
Thomas DoddUnited States
Damian was responsive to all our inquiries prior to the tour and was awaiting us when we exited the hotel. He provided us with his colorful insights and knowledge of the sites we saw. Overall, we had a most enjoyable morning tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Thomas Many thanks for your valuable custom, hopefully we will see you back in Ireland sometime in the future. Damian
Gail HartmannUnited States
Damien is very helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating. We made it to the first tour of the day at Newgrange in good time and avoided the crowds, plus got back in time for lunch at a wonderful pub recommended by Damien. A perfect day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gail, many thanks for your valuable custom, delighted to hear you enjoyed the first tour at Newgrange. The lunch option at the pub worked out well. Look forward to seeing you back in Ireland soonest. Damian
Deirdre LuckingUnited Kingdom
Wonderful, we had to constantly change our timings and Damian was super accommodating to all of our group of four. Damian is exceptionally knowledgeable, very witty, but also does not overwhelm you with too much information and responds to all questions with humour and grace. A really enjoyable day and we will definitely book Damian again when we return to Dublin. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good morning Deirdre, Many thanks for your valuable custom, delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. Look forward to seeing you back in Ireland soonest. Safe travels... Damian
Nancy SullivanUnited States
Damian did a wonderful job explaining what we were seeing. He is very knowledgeable and personable and I highly recommend this tour to anyone who may be interested in visiting one of the most beautiful and evocative sights in Ireland. Thanks, Damian!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Nancy Many thanks for your valuable customer recently. I was delighted to meet you, Wicklow and Glendalough are indeed spectacular locations. Thank you for all your questions during the tour. Hope to see you again in Ireland. Wishing you and your family s wonderful 2017.... Damian
Barbara KoenemundUnited States
Damian was very professional. He was On time, well dressed and very knowledgeable. He had good insight to his city. Best guide of our whole cruise. A credit to Tours byLocals. This is important since we were so disappointed in our guide in Edinbourgh. Tours by Locals was redeemed by Damian O'Reilly
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow! thank you so much folks, I am delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable visit to Dublin. Thank you so much for your kind comments, I very much look forward to seeing you back in Dublin soonest. Damian
Edwin LundhagenUnited States
Damian was a very knowledgeable and considerate guide. He was on time in picking us up and made sure we saw as much as possible in the time permitted. He took us to the Powerscourt Estate which we enjoyed very much and would recommend seeing on a visit to Dublin.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Edwin Many thanks for your kind comments, I look forward to seeing you back in Ireland again soonest.... Damian
Shannon TauschmanUnited States
Our tour guide was Damian…and he was amazing! He was funny, charming and very informative. His wealth of knowledge about Ireland and its colorful history was fascinating and insightful. He is very intuitive as to what me and my husband wanted to see, so in addition to the unbelievable tour of Newgrange, he showed us some off the beaten path gems. This tour was the perfect way to start our trip. Thank you very much.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Shannon, delighted to see you enjoyed your private tour to Newgrange, delighted we were able to also visit Hill of Slane. Look forward to seeing you back in Ireland soonest. Damian
Damien provided a very professional service. He is very knowledgeable on the history of Dublin and area and gave us great suggestions for our tour which we really appreciated. We decided instead to go to an old pre-historic burial area considered a World Heritage Site by Unesco on Damien's recommendations and were not dissapointed! Very unique and enriched our tour. We would recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Darlene, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour. Many thanks for your valuable custom. Fantastic that you enjoyed Newgrange and the Boyne valley, along Ireland's ancient east. Thanks Damian
Amy ScarboroughUnited States
Damian was absolutely fantastic. He made the day interesting and enjoyable for our entire family. He was flexible and so knowledgeable about the area. The tour was the perfect combination of countryside and city. We learned so much, all while having fun!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Amy, I really enjoy meeting your family. Really delighted to hear that everyone enjoyed the private tour. By the way i did send you the photos that i took of you folks on the tour. Did you get them? As the e mail address bounced back.... Please do not hesitate to contact me with an alternative address and I will send them again. I know that these photos meant a lot to you. I look forward to welcoming you back to our Emerald Isle again soonest. Damian
Kimberly PassarettiUnited States
A thoroughly enjoyable day, expertly guided. A great way to see Dublin's highlights in one day. Damian was a pleasure to be with...very knowledgeable, very interesting and entertaining. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kimberley, It was a pleasure, I am delighted you all enjoyed your visit to Dublin. Look forward to welcoming you back to Ireland soonest. Damian
Kay MooreUnited States
There were people in our group that were hard of hearing and he would not speak up where we could hear him. We asked him 3 times and he still would not do it. We asked him to go to a Doyle's corner so we could get a name of that establishment on a glass and he would not do it. We would ask questions and he either danced around the answer or told us he would tell us later. Overall the experience could have been better,
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kay, TKs for the feedback, as you are aware the PA system on the vehicle was turned up to the optimum level. Any higher it appeared that I was shouting at you folks. I am glad to hear that it was only the folks who were hard of hearing that had a problem. This is something I have no control over. You are correct, I did delay answering a number of questions until we were in areas were the answers would be relevant. Visiting a pub, was not on the itinerary. You wanted to return to return to your ship.
Janet MartinUnited States
We had a great experience with Damian on our one day to explore Dublin, Howth and Malahide Castle. Damian customized an itinerary for us and was flexible during the tour when we decided to skip Guinness Storehouse and have a nice pub lunch at The Brazen Head. Damian is very personable his knowledge and delivery of interesting historical facts make him a great choice for exploring Ireland!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Janet, Many thanks for taking time to review your experience while on tour in Dublin recently. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed our time together. Many thanks for your valuable custom, I look forward to seeing you in Ireland again soonest. It was a pleasure to work with you. Damian
Francesco MachiaUnited States
When visiting Dublin, you could not get a better tour guide than Damien. His vast knowledge of the history facts of Ireland in general and specifically about the past conflict between the north and the south will leave you speechless. I highly recommend Damien for all your Dublin tours.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Francesco, many thanks for your valuable custom and kind comments. I trust you enjoyed the remainder of your cruise. I look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Ireland soonest. Damian
Lori B.United States
This was the second tour we took with Damian in the week we spent in Ireland. We went to Avoca, Glendalough, and Powerscourt. To start, Damian was punctual as we had a full day. Always a plus! The town of Avoca was small but charming and Damian did not rush us in any way while we toured the weaving factory/gift shop. When in Glendalough we toured the site with Damian which was fun and in Powerscourt we were left on our own to wander the lovely gardens. Highly, highly recommend Damian for your tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Delighted to hear you enjoyed County Wicklow, I think it's one of the most spectacular Counties in all of Ireland. From the coast to the Mountains it has a bit of everything. Do not hesitate to contact me when you return. Thanks again for your valuable custom. Damian
Lori B.United States
Damian was a fantastic tour guide! He was at the airport on time to meet three tired travelers but within minutes had us anticipating our Malahide Castle tour. Damian made sure we knew the history of the area/castle and was close by if we needed him for anything. He also made restaurant recommendations that did not disappoint. We highly recommend Damian as he is very professional yet engaging and pleasant.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Lori I was delighted to welcome you to Dublin, many thanks for your valuable custom. I look forward to seeing you again soonest. Damian
Brian KaufmannUnited States
Damien did a wonderful job on our tour from beginning to end sharing information and answering questions from Dublin to Glendalough and back. He is incredibly well versed in the history of Ireland and its current state. Dont hesitate to book Damien as your guide if given the opportunity!!
Linda AndersonUnited States
We appreciated Damien's interest in our many questions and his thoughtful questions. Damien was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. It was the extra tid bits that the visit to the area so memorable. The natural beauty and geological history was unforgettable. If we are ever in the area again, Damien would be our choice to share the time with.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Linda, Many thanks for your valuable custom, indeed I look forward to seeing you on our Emerald isle again soonest. Thank you for your review. Damian
James PhebusAnniston, AL, United States
Wonderful tour! Damion was very knowledgeable about Newgrange, but shared with us an incredible amount of information about Irish history, most of which we had never known. Newgrange itself was fascinating, and the surrounding countryside only added to our enjoyment. It was a real pleasure to spend the morning with Damion. Highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi James Thank you for the review, Newgrange is a remarkable place. I do hope that you will return to Ireland in the near future. Please do not hesitate to contact me on your return. Damian
Amber ClevelandUnited States
Damien was communicated so well. The drive to Waterford was so entertaining and informative. He is really warm, friendly and knowledgeable. My mother and I would HIGHLY recommend this tour to ANYONE!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ladies Many thanks for your valuable custom, delighted to hear you enjoyed your vacation to Ireland. Waterford is a great location, it has a little bit of everything. Thank you for your review, I look forward to seeing you all again on our Emerald Isle. Damian
Charles MillerDallas, TX, United States
Damian was a true Irish gem. His knowledge and courteous way gave us a great history of Ireland while at the same time showing us all the great places to go while we were on our own in Dublin for the next day and a half. Thanks for a truly great time in Dublin. We will be back.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Charles Many thanks for your kind comments, I look forward to seeing you back in Ireland again soonest. Damian
Helena AlfonzoUnited States
Damien is a very knowledgeable gentleman who took us to the Hill of Tara and to Trim Castle. He gave us the information about the meaning Hill of Tara has for Ireland: the place to choose and crown the king of all Ireland, the political rally taken there by Daniel O'Connell, or as a Fairy Hill. He allow us to explore the site at our own pace. then we went to Trim castle and made us to explore the area. He then left us in Dublin near other site we wanted to visit. We enjoyed having him as our tour guide.
George ObstUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good afternoon George, many thanks for booking your Newgrange Boyne Valley private tour yesterday. I am delighted to see your 5 star rating. Enjoy the rest of your cruise, I hope the boys enjoyed their lunch stop..... look forward to seeing you in Dublin again soon. Damian
Sergei GrandoUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Sergei Many thanks for your valuable custom, I enjoyed the conversations we had during your private tour. I hope you enjoyed your trip to Belfast, and very much look forward to seeing you back in Ireland soonest. Damian
Janice MabeySummerville, SC, United States
Damian took us on a great tour of "Wild Wicklow National Park Plus 6th Century Glendalough Tour" departing from our ship. He did an excellent job of guiding us on a walking tour through the Glendalough monastic settlement, explaining the significance of the altar, font, headstones, etc. He also took us to Loch Tay Guinness Lake and hiked through the hills to see the Valley of Two Lakes. He pointed out sights as we went along the coast and Dublin Bay. We ended the day with a brief city tour.
Doreen KahnUnited States
We want to thank Damian for picking up our tour when our ships itinerary was changed. He took us to all the places we wanted to visit and was very friendly and knowledgeable. He made our day in Dublin very memorable.
Theodore CooleyBluffton, SOUTH CAROLINA, United States
Wonderful experience. Easy to work with and customized tour to our interests
Laura GomezUnited States
Damian was very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed touring with him. Since he knew the area we were one of the first tours into Newgrange before all the crowds showed up. He also provide us great tips for the rest of our stay in Ireland. Laura
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Laura Delighted to see you had a great visit many thanks for your valuable custom and I look forward to seeing you in Ireland again soonest... Damian
Caryn DurlingUnited States
Wow! Damian, you were a fantastic tour guide and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a fantastic day!!! Ireland is gorgeous! Many thanks again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Caryn, Delighted you enjoyed your private excursion with me, I look forward to seeing you on another one of my tours in the very near future... Damian
Nancy Van AlstineUnited States
Damian was a pleasure to tour with. He was prompt in his arrival, and timely throughout the day. His personal insights of contemporary Irish culture and demographics was helpful in understanding the relevance of the study of Ireland's ancient history. The Passage Tombs were fascinating, and made real the history and culture of ancient man who once called this island home. The tour of the greater countryside included stops at sites where once active monastic communities thrived. We will come again!
William JonesUnited States
Given our significant time constraints, we thought it might be prudent to acquire a guide for a brief look around...What a great decision! Damian packed so much information into our 4-5 hours that we were amazed. His knowledge of Irish history and great sense of humor made this outing a pure delight!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi William, Many thanks for your valuable custom, I look forward to seeing you back in Ireland soonest, happy cruising ... Damian
William JonesUnited States
Damian is very personable, knowledgable, flexible, and is highly focused on making our tour experience the best it can be. We truly enjoyed our day with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Folks Many thanks for your recent valuable custom, I was delighted to provide you with a tour into Wicklow Glendalough and Avoca. It was great to be in a position to work with you again on the Newgrange tour the following day. Thank you for choosing to visit Ireland. I look forward to seeing you again in the future. PS delighted to see we got the weather forecast completely wrong once again. Damian O.