Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Shannon-and-Ennis-Ireland by Tour Guide James R. (Guide #8595)


April Harrell Devine

United States
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Tour: #78881, Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Nov 5/19

Excellent day spent with James R! We accompanied James on a 4 hour tour to the Cliffs of Moher and through the Burren. We saw everything we knew we wanted to see and so much more! James is extraordinarily friendly, funny and full of history and fun facts and tidbits to share. He made the experience one we will never forget. Highly recommend you contact James if you are looking for someone to show you the area and entertain you all the way!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You April and Rob.

Mary Craumer

United States
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Tour: #81015, Shannon Airport Layover tour, Shannon, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 4/19

Fun, off the beaten track, full of surprises and information which made a day in Shannon delightful! James is knowledgeable, humorous, and a darn good judge of time and interests. Asked to see history, nature, and sheep herding demonstration. James covered it all and more! Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Storm or no storm, does not take from the beauty of the area. Your knowledge and enthusiasm, helped. Thank you Mary.

Knoxanne Bolton

United States
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Tour: #78881, Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 17/19

James was the best! After a flight delay, James was able to pick us up at the airport and give us a tour that seemed taylor made for our interests. Always fun and informative, we enjoyed it all and strongly reccomend James for any size or length of tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Knoxanne. Tis great to share the knowledge with such wonderful people.

Nora Cheek

United States
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Tour: #78881, Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 31/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nora. Another successful genealogical search. Hope to see you again soon.

Nancy Gray

United States
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Tour: #108637, One or more Day's out in The West of Ireland, Shannon, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 1/19

It's too bad we only had one day with James. He was a delightful and knowledgeable guide. We spent day exploring the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher. It's too bad we only had one day. There was so much more to explore.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nancy. Let's look forward to your next visit ;-)

Melissa Matos

United States
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Tour: #78881, Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 17/19

Our tour with James was fabulous. He picked us up from our hotel on time and tooks us around various well-known spots and other interesting sites that we wouldn't have found on our own. He was wicked funny and our family enjoyed our time together while driving through the picturesuqe countryside. Highly recommend his tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ladies for the "wicked" day. Emphasis on the modern meaning of the word, "wicked" ������

Tes De Leon Connors

United States
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Tour: #78881, Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 10/19

James is a very knowledgable tour guide. He knows the local history of County Clare. My friend and I love history and James was able to explain the historical background of each place where he took us. When he learned that my friend and I are going to Dublin, he even recommended historical places to see there. James is also knowledgeable about the area like where to go for good food, etc. He is super funny and friendly so not a dull moment during our tour. I will definitely book him again!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you my two damsels in distress. Even though it was an orange warning weather forecast, (Sleet, rain and strong winds) we dodged the clouds to do the highlights. See you on your next trip to Ireland. James.

Fred Petersen

United States
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Tour: #335651, Shannon to Galway, Shannon, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Dec 3/18

Very knowledgeable and pleasant guide. Highly recommended especially if you are looking for information and not just a driver.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You. Sharing is a most rewarding, especially with such good company. And, we were blessed with a clear crisp December day.

Deborah Grimmelmann

United States
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Tour: #108637, Daily Rate for Tour of Ireland, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 23/18

James was very knowledgeable about the sites and history of Ireland. He was very flexible and accommodative to our wishes. We really enjoyed his commentary. We would recommend him to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Debbie and Kurt. Your knowledge enhanced my job, making it a great Itinerary, and day out, for all 3 of us.

Jeremy Proffitt

United States
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Tour: #108637, Daily Rate for Tour of Ireland, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 17/18

James did an amazing job with our interesting request of getting a ride from Shannon to Dublin complete with a tour and lunch along the way. We had such an enjoyable ride, and his choice for a local lunch, was, simply, amazing! One of our best meals in Ireland!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Jeremy and Jamie. Come back soon :-) Lots more to show You !

Jeff Wienke

United States
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Tour: #78881, Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 16/18

James was fun & provided us a thorough history of Ireland. He customized the tour for us & even accommodated our dietary needs. Look forward to using him again next year for a tour. Thanks James, for a lovely day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan and Brooks. I look forward to meeting all of you, again, next year.

Jon Hart

United States
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Tour: #108637, The Hart Brothers Tour of Ireland, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 20/18

We booked a 10 day tour of Western Ireland with James. It was everything that we had hoped for. James entertained us with history, tales and local flavor and he went out of his way to direct us to music venues, pubs and restaurants during our free time. The highlight of our tour was four days in County Sligo, where James helped us find our family home from where our great grandfather emigrated 150 years ago, and to even meet distant cousins. Thank you for making our tour of Ireland a five star experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Jon and Brent. With your information and knowledge, and my little knowledge, it made it easier to find Townlands spelt differently. And, meeting the right people, to point us in the right direction.

Oni Freeman

Canada
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Tour: #335651, Shannon to Galway, Shannon, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Apr 9/18

James tour was terrific. I learned so much and saw a part of Ireland that was unexpected. He made special stops to accommodate my husbands desire to photograph unusual subjects. He was funny and knowledgeable, full of beans. Thank you James for an exciting and entertaining day in Ireland!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Oni and Ron. Don't I have a great Job. Especially when all are as nice as You ;-)

Christina O'Neill

United States
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Tour: #108637, Daily Rate for Tour of Ireland, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Nov 16/17

This was my second tour with James and we couldn't be any happier with the experience. James is a master story teller and tour guide. He was able to tell us the history of every nook that we explored. Don't bother renting a car or trying to see everything on your own because your day with James will be more than worth the money. He's informative, funny, and a great guide. My first tour with James was 4 years ago and we'll keep coming back to him as long as he allows. Thanks so much James!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Christina; again; and Andrew. We were blessed with good weather, and your good company. James

Michelle Giauque

United States
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Tour: #78881, Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 20/17

Last Friday the 20th October James was our guide! He was full of information, funny and accommodating. We all 3 enjoyed our tour because of him. Give this man a raise he's awesome. Thank you, Michelle, Judy and Cathie.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: With three knowledgeable, witty, and gorgeous Ladies, my day was made so much easier. Don't I have such a Great Job ! And next time, we will spend more time in The Perfumery :-) Thank you, Michelle, Judy and Cathie.

William Leinster

NORTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: #108637, Leinster Group Customised Tour, Shannon, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 30/17

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 why this tour experience appears to have fallen below our guides’ normal high standards.

Helayne Sweet

United States
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Tour: #108637, Daily Rate for Tour of Ireland, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 4/17

Just wonderful tour with James. Great stories and perfect surprise spots! Thanks so much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Helayne and Jim.

Robert Hickey

United States
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Tour: #78881, Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 31/17

James in absolutely the guy you want if you are looking for a guide in County Clare and beyond. He is knowledgeable in both Irish history and tradition. In my case, I was looking for the Clare places my grandparents came from when they immigrated to the US in the 1890s. When he picked me up he'd already made calls and took me right to the places. Within a hour I was talking to distant cousins who invited me into their homes. Amazing! Call James. Might not happen for everyone, but it happened to me.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robert. It was as much fun for me, knowing the right questions to ask, and with the information you supplied.

Michael Conca

Ireland
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Tour: Conca Family Tour, Ennis, Clare, Ireland
Date: Jul 5/17

Can't say enough good things abut our tour guide James. He was born for this job! Congenial, funny, and pleasant to be with, James is also a wealth of knowledge of the country and people of Ireland (and a good driver too!). We booked a 4 day customized tour. He worked with us from the beginning to help design our tour. James kept us on track but was also flexible to allow us to pursue things as they popped up. He also found hidden gems along the way. We highly recommend James!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mike, Cheryl, Julie and Jesse. It was great to have you, and share the knowledge. Next time we will find those relatives :-) Come back soon. James.

Clare Huspeni

United States
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Tour: #108637, Daily Rate for Tour of Ireland, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 21/17

James was our local tour guide for two wonderful days. James made sure we had a well rounded tour - from local favorites to meeting local people. He made adjustments along the way to meet our needs. He gave us local history along with many funny stories. His knowledge of the history, geography and local customs of Ireland was impeccable. Recommend James in a heartbeat .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: My memorable moment was photo ops "Clare from Clare" at signs saying Clare. Thank you Clare and Dennis. Come back soon :-)

Jay Decker

United States
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Tour: #108637, Jay Decker West Coast visit, Shannon, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 18/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You .

John R

United States
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Tour: #78881, Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 16/17

James gave us an excellent tour to the Cliffs, Burren, and other places we wouldn't have found on our own. We might have rented a car, but James' tour was far more relaxing, informative, entertaining, and fun. He found us a great place for lunch, was accommodating of our schedule, mobility limitations and luggage, and is a pleasant guy to spend a few hours driving around County Clare with. We'd never used Tours by Locals before. I'd definitely recommend booking with James and would do it again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You John, Nuala, and Elizabeth. Twas a pleasure as I awoke Nuala's memories from a previous visit. And showed you new things to bring it all together.

Pamela Shortreed

Austin, TX, United States
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Tour: #78881, Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 30/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Pamela, Blane and Angela.

Carol S.

United States
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Tour: #81015, Autumn Trip to The Cliffs of Moher, Shannon, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Nov 5/16

James gave my daughter and I a tasted of local history mixed with humor. He asked in advance what our "must see" list was and we were able to check everything off. James also took us to a hidden spot that only locals would know and was always professional and polite. Recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Carol & Marnie. And we were blessed with good weather.

Sherry Penfield

United States
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Tour: #108637, Sherry Penfield's Tour of Ireland, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 6/16

Exemplary defines James. He ensured my month-long journey was full of precious memories. He provided off the beaten path places of interest & made recommendations tailored to my traveling tastes. His inquiries tracked down my living Irish brethren, literally bringing me to the doorsteps of my family property & to cousins I had never meant, indeed, didn't even know existed! Talk about a memory that will last forever. As a result I will be referring both James & your service.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Sherry. Genealogy is my passion, and by knowing the right questions to ask, along with paperwork from you, made it a lot easier.

Carl Hylin

United States
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Tour: #108637, Daily Rate for Tour of Ireland, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 18/16

James took us on a fascinating day trip to the Cliffs of Moher and all around County Clare. His local knowledge is tremendous and we enjoyed is stories very much. We were very happy we booked this tour, and would do it again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Carl. Your and Matt's prior knowledge, where I was able to verify some detail, made my job a lot easier.

Arlyne Escobar

United States
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Tour: #78881, Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 15/16

James was awesome he gave us a great tour with a lot of background and fun facts! Despite the morning mist James made our visit to the cliffs a fun and wonderful experience! He's a great tour guide full of fun back stories and I would recommend him in a heartbeat!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Arlyne and Angie.

Lionel Medina

United States
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Tour: #78881, Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 13/16

We loved this tour! Yes, even with the rain (torrential at times) James was a terrific guide. He was so informative and his depth and breadth of knowledge was very impressive. Not only did we see the Cliffs of Morher but James took us to some hidden sites, including a hidden ring fort and a few off the beaten path establishments. We will definitely seek James out again on our next trip to Ireland!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Lionel and Martha �� Happy 16th Anniversary.

Melanie Schauwecker

United States
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Tour: #78881, Melanie Schauwecker Tour, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 11/16

James was awesome! Everthing from picking us up at the airport to taking us on a tour to walking with us into our hotel to make sure everything was ok, was just wonderful. He is very knowledgable and funny! I definitely recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Melanie and Steve.The pleasure was all mine :-)

Kathe Sickles

Bakersfield, CALIFORNIA, United States
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Tour: #108637, Ted Barnard's Tour of Ireland, Ennis, Clare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 5/16

Very knowledgeable!! James had interesting stories to share and knew not only history but current events. He was accommodating to our wishes and was very helpful when we wanted to make itinerary changes. You can't go wrong with James, especially around Shannon/Ennis area where he is a resident and knows everyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Kathe. I know a few characters alright. Part of the experience I try to share.


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