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We have arranged wonderfullly successful and unique tours to Ireland over the last number of years. The response we have got from our guests has always been very positive.

Noted Clients who have enjoyed our private guided service in the past include Actress Priscilla Presley ,Oscar Composer Bill Conti, Renowned Chef Bobby Flay,Business Leader Jim Barksdale, Designer Christian Louboutin, Actor & Comedian Bill Murray, Fiction Writer Guy Gavriel Kay and many many more...

 

Ireland Trip with Bob Noonan

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On behalf of the four of us, who traveled through your agency from 9/7 to 9/20/2018, we cannot express our appreciation for the wonderful service, lovely accommodations and most important the pleasure of driving with Bob Noonan.

We had a wonderful experience.  Bob was very knowledgeable about the history of Ireland.  We learned quite a bit about the history and the culture.  Bob has a great sense of humor. If it wasn’t for his persistence we never would have found the house and farm my grandfather was raised in.  He left Ireland sometime around 1918. This meant so much to my sister and I as we were raised in the same house as my grandparents.   What a pleasure it was to be able to travel all of Ireland with him.

We will definitely recommend your tour company to anyone we come in contact with…..they should be so lucky to get Bob as a driver !!!!

All the best

Patty Foley

Ellen and Frank Daley

Ken Caulfield

September 2018 - Patricia Foley - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Tom - Our Favourite Tour Guide

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A couple of days into our tour I asked Tom whether he was the number one tour guide in the company. He demurred and said oh no ,we have some legendary tour guides that have been doing this for many years, they are quite amazing. Well, I’m not so sure that could be true. I really don’t see how you could improve on Tom. He was wonderful in every way. Bright,easy to talk to, gracious, patient. He went out of his way to accommodate all of our desires. And in the only hiccup during the trip (due to my oversight) he instantly managed to fix it.He even taught my wife, daughter and I how to hit a hurling ball on the banks of the river Shannon, on the day of the All Ireland Hurling championship day. He said that he wanted us to have the memories – and we do, because of him. It was sad to part ways. I thought that being at the world class Adare Manor for the remainder of our trip would brighten things up. And it certainly did. But not even they could live up to the “Tom” standard. We missed him. We can only hope that we get him again for our next trip, because, in our book he is the absolute best.

September 2018 - David Axmann - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Trip of a lifetime

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I cannot say enough great things about this company and it’s staff. Aoife did such an amazing job guiding us through our options and setting up our trip. Robbie was our driver/tour guide/guardian angel. He went above and beyond throughout our entire trip. He not only educated us on Ireland’s history, his delivery was so entertaining for our multi-generational group. He took us to the coolest restaurants and attractions that we would never had discovered on our own. After we told him we were there to spread our grandfather’s ashes over our great grandfather’s grave, he went out and bought a bottle of Bailey’s as a gift so we could toast to our deceased loved ones during the impromptu ceremony. He also had the funniest leprechaun costume for us to capture some of our funniest/most treasured moments of our trip. This was truly a trip of a lifetime, and Robbie will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

September 2018 - Shawna Kovach - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Our travels in Ireland

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Hello Aoife,

It’s been a few weeks since our return from Ireland and we are still raving to all our friends about what a great trip we had.   And, the weather really co-operated!

Most importantly, Frances O’Callaghan was fabulous. Touring with her made our visit almost magical. She was professional at all times, and also personable, funny and accommodating to our needs. Not only did she provide all the expected information about about the places we visited, but much more, including personal stories from her many generations of Irish natives.   She also took us to a few special places that we would never have found on our own.  Everywhere we went she knew the locals, and we had some very interesting conversations with them.

We truly came to love Ireland and hope we have an opportunity to return. There is so much more to see.

As for the itinerary you designed for us, it worked out very well. We could provide another entire message about the various hotels and restaurants, but will save that for another day. We mostly wanted you to know how pleased we were to have Frances as our guide.

Best regards,

Susan and Tom

September 2018 - Susan & Tom Bowman - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Best vacation ever

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Michelle,

We want to follow up on the six days our family just spent with Camillus Croke.  

We met Cam in Galway, which was the first city we visited in Ireland.  From start to finish Cam was delightful, professional and just a genuine pleasure to be around.    His love for his country was obvious and his enthusiasm was contagious.  Because he knew the various areas so well, he showed us sites that we may not have been able to navigate to on our own.  We were so thankful that he was driving and not us!  But more than that was his attention to the details that made our dream trip to Ireland our best vacation ever.  I’m sure you already know this, but Cam is a tremendous asset to your company.  

There are not enough words to express how grateful we are to Cam for everything he did for our family of four as we visited Ireland for the first time.  Cam was always punctual and miraculously got us to all of our many destinations when all the crowds of tourists were gone.  His timing was amazing. He totally went above and beyond being a driver, anticipated our needs and was incredibly thoughtful when it came down to the big and small details of our trip. Cam as our guide truly made our trip the success that it was. We would be happy to serve as a reference for Cam or feel free to use our review as testimonial for him.  

When we return to Ireland, we will be sure to specifically ask for Cam to be our driver and tour guide.  

Thanks to Cam for making our trip to Ireland the very best experience!

Sincerely,

Pat, Greg, Kelly and Scott Beach

Newtown Square, PA

USA

September 2018 - The Beach Family - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Warm Regards from Mexico

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Just a note to thank you very much for the beautiful trip you helped us organized. We had a great time in your country. Everything was perfect (except for a couple of rainy days…but we learned that is the typical Irish weather). The Hotels were very good and Paul was the best chauffeur and tour guide. He made us love Ireland. My compliments to him! He was always on time, waiting for us with a smile on his face, he had the van super clean everyday, with water bottles and chocolates always ready, very polite, discrete, gave us our time as a family, never hurried us, a very entertaining talker but specially super knowledgeable about Ireland. 

 

August 2018 - The Martinez Family - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: familytour-of-ireland

Experience Ireland

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Hello Shane,
 
We’re back in Dubai now. I just wanted to thank you for the exceptional service you and your team provided us with. Everything was just perfect. My family and I all really enjoyed the visit and fell in love with Ireland and it’s people (so much so, that we are considering to purchase a home there). We even proved to my siblings that they were wrong about Ireland! Now that’s an achievement! 
 
The drivers/ tour guides were all very kind, knowledgeable, professional, timely and extremely helpful, as so were your office staff. We loved all the hotels you chose for us, and the itinerary that you set up for us… it was exactly what I wanted for my family and I. 
 
I was extremenly lucky that I caught you on a Saturday morning (even though you were closed), and the fact that you were agreed to, and was able able to conjure up such a trip for us at such short notice is evident of your professionalism and passion for what you do. 
 
Trip advisor ratings give up to five stars, but you and your team definitely deserve a seven!
 
We’ll be back to Ireland and we’ll definitely be in touch. 
 
Thank you!
 
Manar
August 2018 - Manar Aburish, Doha , United Arab Emirates - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: luxury-tour-of-northern-ireland

The Hagan family trip to Ireland

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I am writing to thank your company for setting up a wonderful trip to Ireland for me and my family. 

Although my wife Susan and I had previously been there, it was a first time for the rest of our crew.

Ireland Chauffeur Travel did a fine job in arranging our trip and conducting it. 

I would particularly like to recognize Aoife Ryan for her work in putting it together and communicating with me.

She was friendly and cooperative at all times. 

I also would like to give a very big thank you to our Tour Guide Damian McKenna who did an outstanding job. He was accommodating, very informed on Irish History and had a wonderful sense of humor. We truly enjoyed having him as our guide. 

I will be happy to recommend Irish Chauffeur Travel to any of my friends who are considering a tour of Ireland.

Thanks to all involved.

Richard Hagan

July 2018 - Richard Hagan - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Fabulous Ireland Trip

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Hi Alison,

It was a great pleasure meeting you and putting a face to an email!

Our trip was fabulous – you did an outstanding job suggesting the itinerary, hotels and driver/tour guide.  We couldn’t have been happier.  Michael was more than we could have expected.  He was delightful to be with and had an unbelievable knowledge of Ireland and history of all the places we visited.  He gave us outstanding suggestions on places to dine and made reservations for us.  He used his charm to get us to places others could not go (ie drove into the gate at the Rock of Cashel to drop off my wife so she didn’t have to walk the incline, got us access to Old Head golf, etc).  He was always ready to go at the indicated time each day.  Our grandchildren love him.  When we got home we separately listed our 10 most favorite things about the trip and Michael was the #1 on everybody’s list.

Alison, you can be assured that if we come to Ireland again (and we want to) we will definitely want you to make the arrangements and we will recommend you and Michael to any of our friends that are planning a trip to Ireland.

I also understand that you arranged the beautiful weather that we had the whole time we were in Ireland!!!

Thanks again,

Eugene Baines Manning

July 2018 - Eugene Baines Manning - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Amazing vacation, can't wait to come back!

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Omigosh!

We cannot say enough good things about Ireland Chauffeur Travel or any aspect of our vacation with this business. We have already recommended you to several people who are considering travel to Ireland in the next year. Michelle was a delight to work with. Every email was responded to as soon as time differences allowed and she really bent over backwards to make sure that our itinerary, hotels, restaurants and other details (laundry services, smoke-free car and room, etc.) were addressed and in place, making nearly all of our dinner reservations for us as well. She fussed over us as she would have her own family.

We had time each day for our top priority sites and activities and our driver, John O’ Sullivan, was able to guide us through things we needed to skip and to suggest places that would be more interesting (such as Dingle Crystal vs. Waterford). We feel extremely lucky to have been paired with John. Truly a gentleman, extremely professional and considerate/thoughtful, and so knowledgeable. By the time we arrived at a site, he had given us so much history and background information that we were well prepared to fully appreciate what we were about to see. That added so much to our trip and was really invaluable. Such a treat for Bob to be able to relax and enjoy each day & leave the details and driving to John.When he picked us up each day, he had already double-checked on our room and dinner arrangements to see that those were all in order. The car was immaculate and very comfortable. I think if John had been able to control the weather, he’d have taken care of that, too! Bob likes to tease and joke around.  I’m not sure John quite knew what to do with him the first day or so.  But, Bob is very well read and knowledgeable about a wide variety of subjects, so I think they enjoyed talking to each other.  John is such a nice man and made sure that our trip was everything it possibly could be for us.  We feel like we’ve made a good friend!

Even rainy days can be fun. And our final day at Ashford Castle with the falconry experience & lovely afternoon tea were a perfect way to put a bow on the whole vacation. People have asked us what our favorite thing about our trip was but that would be like trying to choose a favorite child. We loved everything — the gorgeous scenery, historic sites, culture and heritage, food (and Irish whiskey, fresh Guinness and my new addiction…..Dingle gin!!). The days flew by and we were so sad to leave.

We were delighted to meet Alma, Orla and Joe in the office.  What a great group of people and a fun place to work.  

The music!  I forgot to mention the music.  We loved going to the pubs after dinner and listening to that.  So GREAT!  You absolutely cannot listen to it and sit still — have to be drumming on your legs, tapping your heels or toes.  And we laughed about “speed Mass.”  We went to Sunday Mass at St. Mary’s in Killarney and were finished in 35 minutes!  That would be a weekday Mass here.   No Creed, no Sign of Peace, no music.  Just the basics, a quick homily, and get on with your day.  Hahaaa!!!!  The Celtic Steps show in Killarney was awesome! We managed to get front row seats!  Our faces were about 5 feet away from the dancers’ feet.  Amazing to see how fast they move.  Everyone was so very talented, whether musicians or dancers.

Anyway, we are still pinching ourselves that we were so lucky to be able to see some of your beautiful country and that we stumbled onto a podcast interview with Shane and found all of you!  What a difference you made in our vacation.  Truly, the only negative was that we needed at least another week. So, we have to come back! And, when we do, the first call we will make will be to Ireland Chauffeur Travel. If we’re lucky, John will still be driving with them and willing to put up with us again.

Thank you so much for everything!  Hi to Michelle for us.  And congratulations, too!  She will be a beautiful bride and we wish her all the very best.

 At Ashford Castle with our driver, John O’Sullivan

 Flying with Putog, Harris Hawk at Ashford Castle

 Dingle town from the Pier

Sincerely,

Patt and Bob Colon

July 2018 - Patt and Bob Colon - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Awesome trip of a lifetime

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There are no words to describe how perfect this trip was for us and our driver Maeve Kelly made it incredibly awesome! We are still talking about how much fun we had and the places we ate and the places we stayed and the educational places we visited and the awesome people we met along the way. We truly couldn’t have asked for anything better for our first time to Ireland. We traveled as 3 generations and it was the trip of a lifetime!

Kind regards,

Caren McCarrie

June 2018 - Caren McCarrie - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Delightful Trip to Ireland!

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Hello Aoife,

We so enjoyed our trip to Ireland and saw exactly what we wanted. Mary O’Leary was delightful and so knowledgeable about all the things that interested us. 

We loved the castle stays. We have lasting memories of this trip and thank you so much for all you did to make it so special.

Mary Ann Esposito

June 2018 - Mary Ann Esposito - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Perfect Birthday Trip exceeded every expectation!

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My sister, niece, mother, and I just returned from a 2-week trip to Ireland celebrating my mother’s 88th birthday, and the trip was perfect in every way. Ireland Chauffeur Travel coordinated a trip for my husband, three sons, and I two years ago, and we had a wonderful experience then, so I returned to them to plan this very special trip for my mother. Joe was my contact in the office, and I have to say he was one of the most patient and organized people I have ever worked with. I am a perfectionist and attention to detail is very important to me, and Joe did not disappoint. The trip was planned on relatively short notice, and I was very particular about the hotel accommodations and requested advance admission tickets whenever possible. It was not easy, but Joe worked extremely hard to make it all happen. I could not have been more pleased with the hotels he selected and the perfectly coordinated and organized itinerary.

Mike Prendergast was our driver/guide, and he exceeded our expectations in every way. My husband said he must have been a saint to spend 13 straight days in a van with four women! I don’t even know where to begin to tell you all of the wonderful things about Mike. First of all, Mike is such a gentleman, and his love for and knowledge of Ireland is so extensive and impressive. I noticed a pin on his lapel one day and asked him about it, and he said it represented extra training he received and his distinction as a guide from Failte Ireland. Even though I had been to Ireland before, I learned so many new things from him on this trip. He was one of the best guides I have ever had anywhere in the world. He was also a very safe driver, which made all of us feel good about being in his care.

His Mercedes van was immaculate and extremely comfortable! It was spic and span every morning when he picked us up, and he touched it up throughout the day whenever we were not in the vehicle. He was always prompt, and had our luggage loaded and fresh bottled water waiting for us when we finished breakfast each morning. But the best part about Mike was how he truly cared for us and how he put his heart and soul into making this trip one of happiness and joy for all of us. Mike was especially kind to my mother. He made her feel like a queen and made every day her birthday. On the morning of her actual birthday, his van was filled with balloons when he picked us up, and he drove us to the Cliffs of Moher for a beautiful surprise birthday celebration he had planned for her. He helped us make dinner reservations many nights and called ahead to let them know it was her birthday – I think she had a birthday dessert every evening we were there, thanks to Mike.

Although we had an established itinerary, as Mike got to know us better, he made extra stops along the way at points of interest he thought might appeal to us, which were all wonderful additions to the trip. He also quickly realized that my mother did better in the mornings and made minor adjustments to the itinerary to help make things easier for her. He was wonderful about helping us make good decisions and coordinating those changes. He even called ahead to make wheelchair reservations for her whenever they were available, which was extremely helpful. He went the extra mile, above and beyond, every single day in every way, to make this an absolutely perfect trip in every respect. Because of Mike, our days were full and rich, and my mother’s dream of visiting Ireland was fulfilled in a way that far exceeded every expectation. I can honestly say we now consider Mike to be a part of our family. He was the best! If you are lucky enough to have Mike as your driver/guide, you will not be disappointed.

Rebecca Jones

June 2018 - Rebecca Jones - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Heritage, History and Hanging out - incredibly special!

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My trip to Ireland was everything I hoped it to be. My trip consisted of discovering my heritage as well as checking out various historical sites of Ireland (castles, churches, etc). I worked with Joe Murphy and Camillus Croke and now consider them as friends. Joe was in constant contact with me prior to my trip and was able to give me a personal tour of Cashel. It was magnificent. To put that much effort into making sure a client enjoys his or her trip shows how much this business goes above and beyond. Thank you so much Joe! You knew exactly what I wanted to do. It is clear to me that Shane, the owner, has developed a family climate at Ireland Chauffeur Travel. He was fantastic to talk to as well.

I stayed at the Ladyswell House and found it to be incredibly charming. The owner and her help were incredibly kind and thoughtful. The breakfast was outstanding. My genealogy trip would not be a success without Camillus Croke. Not only was his driving impeccable, he was easy to talk to and extremely knowledgeable of the history of Ireland. With Camillus’ help, we were able to find pictures of my last relative alive in Ireland from the 1950’s hanging in a local community center. Incredible! I was able to visit my great grandfather’s school, my family cemetery, and see where the family farm once stood. We talked to many community members of Cashel and New Inn – all to Camillus’ credit. He truly made my trip.

My point is this….Ireland Chauffeur Travel makes your trip to Ireland very special BECAUSE of the office staff, the drivers, and the owner. They truly want your time in Ireland to be memorable and will do everything they can to make sure you make special memories. I know I will be returning to Ireland because this trip was that special to me. Thank you!

Chad Lonergan

June 2018 - Chad Lonergan - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Exceptional Trip from Ireland Chauffeur Travel

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Everything was exceptional, from the initial contact with Michelle, through planning and execution! We found your company to be extremely reliable and flexible, with a focus on accommodating our wishes. Our driver, Bob Noonan, was professional and personable; and we always felt that our comfort, safety and enjoyment were the most important things on his mind. We are so happy that we chose Ireland Chauffeur Travel!

Kind regards,

Amy Heinz

June 2018 - Amy Heinz - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Thanks for making memories of a lifetime

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Hi Michelle,

This is a long overdue note of thanks for your assistance in putting together our tour. As I told you when we met, the entire experience could not have been better for our family and we did not even have to pay extra for the beautiful sunny days! Of course Martin was the reason it was all so enjoyable and stress free. He did a marvelous job of shepherding his charges around the country seemingly effortlessly. He was really exceptional and we are grateful to have enjoyed his company and his expert guidance.We have memories to last a lifetime and Michelle, Martin and the all the folks at Ireland Chauffeur Travel to thank for it.

I have attached a picture of his biggest fan, as well as the family picture he took of us near Dingle. Please pass them along to him with our warm regards.

Many Thanks!

Bob Snediker

 

Our driver guide Martin Wilde and his biggest fan!

 

The Snediker Family near Dingle

 

 

June 2018 - Bob Snediker - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Thank you for an amazing vacation!

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Michelle,

Thank you so much for everything you did to help organize our trip. Your suggestions were very helpful. We loved the visit with Sean Daly and are so glad you suggested it. He really is a master.    Assigning Paul Williams as our driver was perfect. From the first day, we were all comfortable with him. He was wealth of knowledge about Ireland and happily answered all of our questions. He knew places to stop that I never saw in travel books, particularly along the Dingle Peninsula. And with every stop, he went ahead to make sure we would be accommodated. We all felt well cared for the entire week.

Thank you for making my dream of seeing Ireland a reality.

Best wishes,

Michele Newman

March 2018 - Michele Newman - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Nine Days in Ireland and Northern Ireland with John O'Sullivan

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We recently spent nine days in Ireland and Northern Ireland under the guidance of John O’ Sullivan.

We have been traveling internationally for eighteen years and John was among the very best of the guides we have had.  He observed what appealed to us and what did not, and along with many questions, he was able to tailor the trip to our complete satisfaction.  Few guides make the effort to meet our requirements as well as John.

We asked John to evaluate our itinerary and make suggestions to add or delete.  We realize that puts pressure on a guide but John handled it well and we quickly learned to trust his judgment.

We were impressed with John ‘s professionalism.  He was courteous, always on time, always opening the car door, handling our luggage.  He was personable, had a good sense of humor and told us interesting stories and history of the area.

Please extend our appreciation to John.  Tell him he gets a “Gold Star”.  He will understand.

Best Regards,

Bonnie and Scott Morton

October 2017 - Bonnie and Scott Morton - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

A Terrific Visit to Ireland

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Hello Eibhlis,

After returning to the USA and unpacking, I wanted thank you for planning such a terrific visit to Ireland for Doris and me. Every detail was covered including fans in all the rooms.

In addition to your planning, I wanted to be sure to let you know what an asset Mary O’ Leary is to your company. In all of our travels we have never had a better experience than our week with Mary. She is professional in every way and extremely caring that the customer has a great experience. She was a true delight to be with.

We expect to return to Ireland soon and will definitely use Ireland Chauffer Tours again and hopefully Mary O’Leary will agree to be our guide again.

Thanks again,
Robert Woods

August 2017 - Robert Woods - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Our Tour of Ireland was Wonderful

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Just a quick note to let you know that our tour of Ireland – thought too short – was just wonderful.  Lorcan McEvoy was a great driver, he felt like part of the family,  he was very accommodating, operated the vehicle safely and shared some of Ireland’s history along the way.

August 2017 - Rita Hughes & Family - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Dream Vacation 2017

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We just returned from a 12 day dream vacation of Ireland with Ireland Chauffeur Travel. What a fabulous company to deal with. Alison was our contact and her attention to our wants and needs were perfect. The itinerary that she helped us plan was perfect. Dermot Kelly was our guide and he is a true professional as well as a warm and friendly guy. His knowledge of all things Ireland is quite impressive and his driving skills are second to none. We covered almost 2000 miles in our 12 days and we made memories to last a lifetime. I highly recommend Ireland Chauffeur Travel to anyone planning to visit Ireland.

August 2017 - Robert G - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

A Very Memorable Trip!

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There were 3 couples, and we did a 8 day chauffeur driven tour of Ireland. We started in Dublin and went north to Belfast and continued around the island and back to Dublin. I was very pleased with the way the tour was set up and managed by Veronica. We had made many changes along the way, and she responded promptly and always gave us information and prices according to our new ideas and wishes. She was incredibly patient and we were confident with her suggestions.
Our driver Lorcan was spectacular!!! He was a very skilled driver, and his knowledge of Ireland made him a wonderful ambassador for his country. He accommodated our wishes, and made some great suggestions for our itinerary. He even suggested restaurants that we may like to try and then would phone to reserve them for us. We were never disappointed! He taught us about ‘hurling’ and regaled us with stories. We had lots of laughs, and we all wanted him to come and visit us in OUR country!
We had talked about this trip, and saved for a few years to be able to fulfill this dream from our ‘bucket list’. There is always a worry when you send money away to a vacation company, and you hope it is actually as you envisioned it, however; I would not hesitate to recommend Lorcan McEvoy as a driver, and Ireland Chauffeur Travel to fulfill someone else’s dream. We lived the dream, and are very grateful for it!!!!

August 2017 - Paldersey - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Well-organized trip, Great hiking throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland, Fabulous guide

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Four of us worked with Ireland Chauffeur Travel to organize a one-week tour focused on the western and northern parts of the island. We wanted to see as much of Ireland as possible during our limited time, and to do plenty of hiking. We also wanted time in Belfast.
Eibhlis did a great job of helping us transform our over-ambitious plans into a workable itinerary. Because of our interest in hiking, she linked us with Maeve Kelly, who has extensive experience guiding hiking and other outdoor adventures. Maeve was fantastic. She has a huge fund of knowledge about Ireland, Irish history, archaeology, botany, geology…you name it. We took spectacular hikes along well-traveled routes (the Giant’s Causeway) and some less-traveled (Carrowkeet).
Our itinerary required a lot of driving, and Maeve did a fabulous job. The vehicle we used were very comfortable, and we felt completely safe in Maeve’s hands.
If you get a chance, I’d strongly recommend taking a black cab or other tour of Belfast with someone who has lived through the Troubles. It was eye-opening to hear first hand about what it was like growing up in Northern Ireland during the Troubles and see the tangible evidence of continued tension.
We had a few small glitches.
Most of the hotels were fairly centrally located. A few were 20 or more minutes’ walk from areas where there was a selection of restaurants. For example, our Belfast hotel, the Malone, was in a university area. There were only a couple of restaurants nearby. Luckily, one was fantastic — the Barking Dog. But if you are interested in having a wider choice or exploring nightlife, the Malone Hotel is not the place for you. Of course, you could take a cab to go downtown, but it is really nice to have easier access to a range of options.
Overall I think Ireland Chauffeur Travel did a great job, and I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again if I return to Ireland. And Maeve is a superstar.

July 2017 - TeenFoodiesMom - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Thank you for Everything

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Thank You for everything.

The chocolate chip cookies were wonderful and a nice surprise for Drew.
The card was so appreciated and we’ll thank Shane for the chocolates and wishes.

The city hall tour was so interesting. I got to sit in the Lord Mayor’s chair and model their robes.

Your book will be a great aid to our memories.
All the ‘little’ things you did made our trip perfectly.
You know we loved all the information and your stories.

July 2017 - Mish & Drew - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Thank You for the Trip of a Lifetime

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On behalf of my sisters, Victoria Piantedosi and Judith Ramsey, I want to thank you and Ireland Chauffeur Travel for the trip of a lifetime.
From my first contact with Veronica to my interactions with Aoife and Chelsea, everything was handled professionally and expeditiously. The hotel selections for each night of our July 6-14 experience added a delightful dimension.
I want to thank you, especially, for pairing us with the marvelous Mary O’Leary. She took our vague ideas and shaped them into a trip that far, far exceeded our expectations.
Her knowledge of Ireland and her mastery of the roads (we thanked heaven about a million times that none of us was driving) plus her great good humor made our trip easy, interesting and fun.
But what really set her apart were her intuition and ability to listen with her heart. Because the purpose of the trip was to honor our late mother’s roots, our journey was intensely personal, and as such, we couldn’t fully articulate what we wanted from our time and, just as important, what we needed.
She could and she did and in doing so, she introduced us to an Ireland that our mother could only dream of but that we now know.
We are beyond grateful.

July 2017 - Catharine Hamm Skolnik - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Exquisite Attention to Detail

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Alison Lonergan and Michael Prendergast of Ireland Chauffeur Travel were as much a part of our family tour as each member of our family.  We had a list of things, a family of ten, wanted to experience while visiting Ireland. Alison and Michael transformed this list into a reality through her exquisite attention to detail of our hopes and dreams for this trip and through their love and knowledge of their beautiful homeland, Ireland. We sensed we were one family as we felt Alison and Michael had the same joy and excitement as we did.  Michael also brought the gift of sensing who we were and what our special interests were and brought that to life for us. Often there were elements that brought surprise and added pure joy.

One of our high focuses was a celebration of family; those with us and those before us, and our fiftieth anniversary. This anniversary celebration was wrapped around a small village church of my husband’s ancestors, after a gracious welcome and the blessing ceremony at the church we visited the ancestral home sight.  Michael suggested we celebrate with a toast in front of the family home. Michael provided gold champagne glasses and champagne and was very open to taking photos of us. Also, high on the list was experiencing the culture and meeting the people and enjoying the beautiful countryside and visiting the many archaeological sites, the stones, the labyrinths and so much more. With the expert planning it all happened. Our days were full and rich, the entire trip was packed with joy and peace with the ease of experiencing all the things on our “Hope and dreams’” list and much more. We fell in love with Ireland.

I would highly recommend the tour company, Ireland Chauffeur Travel and recommend Alison Lonergan and our guide Michael Prendergast. They turned our “trip list” into a magical, spiritual and joyful adventure.

July 2017 - Jim, Bea and Family - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

4 Days in Western Ireland!

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Wonderful tour of Galway, Connemara, Burren, Cliffs of Moher and points between Dublin! Tom was an excellent guide and driver, full of information, stories and insights! The van was plenty comfortable for 8 adults. Our days were busy and full (by our choice!) and we were able to experience the true Irish culture and landscape. Highly recommended way to see the country!

July 2017 - HKTravelersBoston, via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

We had the trip of a lifetime!

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We had the trip of a lifetime! I wanted to show my sons, niece, and their spouses where my parents were from and hopefully show them enough of ‘home’ that they would want to go back on their own. Our itinerary accomplished that and more. I do not think we could have had a better time.

June 2017 - Alma Hayes-Belmont - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The ultimate in Customer Care and Service

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I wanted to let you know how very pleased we were with our most recent
trip to Ireland. Eibhlis and Breda are responsible for that! They made
our three weeks in The Emerald Isle truly wonderful.

Once again, Eibhlis worked with us to craft the perfect itinerary.
As you know, there are so many accommodations available, and it
does say something for the reputation of ICT that the places Eibhlis
recommends show the true welcoming Irish hospitality. It was so
thoughtful of her to surprise us in Kinsale, just to say hello! She is
the ultimate in Customer Care and Service!

The real shining star of our trip was Breda, our driver guide. She is the
consummate professional – always punctual (with an immaculate car),
delightfully pleasant, and so willing to take us where we wanted to go
and share all her knowledge with us. Her willingness to “make it
happen” if we mention a place we’d like to visit makes her so very
special. We have seen some amazing sights, met some wonderful people
and had some wonderful fun. We are looking forward to coming back
again, and we are hoping Breda will be our “Ambassador to Ireland” once
again.

Thank you again for all your staff have done for us. We are very satisfied customers,
and we look forward to coming back to Ireland next year.

June 2017 - Carol and Monroe Lane - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

High Praise for Services of Ireland Chauffeur Travel

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Dear Shane,

Our trip to Ireland May 25-June 3, 2017 was the fulfillment of months of planning with Eibhlis Maher of your staff. The trip far exceeded our expectations due to all the care and attention that Eibhlis put into our arrangements. She always responded right away to any questions or concerns we had, and she patiently helped us sort through the decisions needed to perfect our itinerary. A major highlight of our trip was the day we spent on family genealogy in County Longford, not a normal tourist destination. Also, as we learned more about the family roots in Longford, we needed to be able to adjust our plans accordingly, and we appreciated Eibhlis’s assistance. Eibhlis was also very helpful in developing a cost effective approach for arranging hotel accommodations for a party of three. In addition, the hotel accommodations that Eibhlis recommended were all first rate, especially the Brooks Hotel in Dublin and the Greenmount in Dingle. All of Eibhis’s expert planning was flawlessly executed from the moment we arrived in Ireland to the day we departed.

On the first day of the tour, which we expected would be the most challenging since it was the genealogy visit, we met our driver guide Eric Lye. We immediately knew we were in good hands. This day involved meeting with people who had generously agreed to share their time with us to provide unique information concerning our family’s roots. On this rainy day that required outdoor activities, Eric made sure that these meetings occurred and that we visited the sites that we planned. We very much appreciated his flexibility, interest and engagement in these activities, which made this special day the success we had hoped for.

As we traveled with Eric over the rest of the week, every day was special. In addition to visiting the specific sites we had planned, we will always remember the special places Eric took us to that we did not expect to see. These covered a wide range of Irish history and culture. Eric’s knowledge enriched our understanding of Irish life, and he did so in an entertaining manner. He was totally focused on making sure that we had a great time, and he extended himself on many occasions to make sure we did. The ownership of Ireland Chauffeur Travel should know that Eric is an excellent representative of the company. He always conducted himself in a most professional manner, drove safely and skillfully, assured that the Mercedes van was clean and comfortable, and kept us on schedule.

As we tell our family and friends about our wonderful trip to Ireland, we will highlight the services of Ireland Chauffeur Travel and will give you our highest recommendation.

Sincerely,

Janice, Bill and Christine Kennedy

June 2017 - Janice, Bill and Christine Kennedy - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

An Amazing Ireland Vacation

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Thank you for an amazing Ireland vacation. Our driver, Martin Wilde was perfect for our group. He got us on the back roads, avoided the “touristy” spots and helped us to see the real Ireland. The planning was painless and the accommodations were spectacular!
I will highly recommend Ireland Chauffeur Travel to anyone wanting a fabulous Ireland vacation.

June 2017 - - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

We will recommend Ireland Chauffeur Travel

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Thank you for assisting in making our tour most memorable. Mike is a master at what he does, spotless vehicle, excellent driver, endless source of knowledge, great sense of humor and has the capability of adding some of the extra little touches that make the day special. His knowledge of how to optimize our time, get to the right spot for a photograph, and explain Irish traditions greatly enriched our trip. Mike and all of us will remember Donal, the Cavan man, and the beauty of Northwestern Co Mayo and Connemara. His recommendation to view Cliffs of Moher from the sea was greatly valued. Be assured we will recommend Ireland Chauffeur Travel to anyone that is looking to book a tour in Ireland

May 2017 - Bob Rader - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Excellent Service

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We just returned from a 10 day trip Ireland for 22 family members ranging in age from 8 months to 91 years. We had a very detailed itinerary for this large group, including side trips for our golfers. During the planning process, Aoife Ryan was professional, responsive and attentive to detail. Our driver, Tony Lynch, was fantastic, knowledgeable and felt like one of the family by the end of the trip. Ken Tubridy also drove some of our smaller transfers and was also excellent.

May 2017 - eileenalanna2017 - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Trip of a Lifetime

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We have planned and saved for this trip for a while. We originally had planned to drive ourselves, but by some divine intervention those plans were changed. It was absolutely the best decision for our family. We were taken care of in a very professional but at the same time friendly way. Our guide Mike Prendergast was wonderful. He took the time to get to know us and was able to recommend things that would be good for our group. He really seemed to go above board to make sure that our family was well taken care of and had a wonderful time. He made recommendations that very much contributed to the success of our family vacation. All 9 of us were very comfortable in the van and had plenty of room for our luggage. We all thank you for the best vacation ever!

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May 2017 - VolFan1959 - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Family trip of a lifetime!

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From the day we reached out via email we were treated with total professionalism! Michelle Lee responded quickly to all our emails and helped us set up a trip for 8 adult family members traveling to Ireland. She worked with us as we changed our dates and itinerary several times! She found us beautiful hotels and assigned us a memorable driver!
Ita O’Mahony was our first class driver! She went above and beyond daily to cater to our very need. She provided historical information along with friendly conversation which made our drive go by fast! On more than one occasion she took us off the beaten path and outside our stated itinerary! One side trip helped us find a turn of the century farm house my grandmother was born in– 3 miles off a main road deep in the countryside.
The bus was comfortable, clean and new. We had plenty of room for day bags inside and all our luggage fit! A mini fridge made bringing a few waters possible.
We felt like VIPs every day of our trip! If you want first class service you should check out Ireland Chauffeur Travel.

May 2017 - travelwags - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The driver was so terrific Martin Wilde and our sales person Alison Longergan was so unbelievable.

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The history from Martin Wilde made the trip so memorable. It was very emotional to leave Ireland and Martin made it so special. In addition Alison took care of everything for our group. There was not a detail or request that she did not handle quickly and professionally.

May 2017 - rwillauer - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Top notch service and attention to detail.

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Top notch service and attention to detail. We would not hesitate to use ICT again and would recommend ICT to friends and acquaintances.

May 2017 - Walter Stachura - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Planned and delivered the perfect trip

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We gave Ireland Chauffeur Travel an overview of the vacation we had in mind. They planned and delivered EXACTLY what we were looking for. They picked quality lodging and a well paced and interesting itinerary. Our driver/tour guide was amazing – wonderful personality and very informative. Ireland was beautiful, of course, but our trip was extra special because of their efforts. And all for the right price. Would definitely use them again!

May 2017 - TravelDreamerMA - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The way to see Ireland!

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We just returned from our family vacation in Ireland and it was amazing, thanks to Ireland Chauffeur Travel! I am the vacation planner for our family and this is the first time we did a private guided tour. It was just what I had hoped. Eibhlis was our tour coordinator and she was wonderful to work with. Over the course of about 3 months we tweaked the tour to our preferences. Eibhlis responded promptly to both phone calls and emails and we communicated many times. With us and our adult children, we are 4 couples who needed 4 rooms, and my sister and her husband with also with us for 5 days. Just trying to book that many rooms online was daunting, especially in the smaller towns, so we let them book accommodations for us. If you have a particular place in mind, like a certain castle, they can do that as well. We received email itinerary with the hotels booked. She even booked dinner reservations for 2 nights.

We arrived at the Dublin airport in 2 groups about 1 hr apart. We had booked airport transfer and our diver Tom was there with a sign with our name well before the second flight. He actually gave us a mini tour of Dublin on our way to the hotel.

Maeve Kelly was our driver and she was amazing! Just the way she maneuvered the van was a feat so we always felt safe and comfortable. Her knowledge of the country and sights made the trip. After the first few days she learned our personalities and was able to tailor the tour even more to us. We were able to see so much more with her knowing places to stop for food and restroom breaks. She also helped us with dinner recommendations and reservations. The best thing was, we could make last minute changes to our itinerary and she would call ahead and get us to sights just in time for the next tour. We really had no waiting in lines. I highly recommend ICT and ask for Maeve !

May 2017 - rgallamd - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"Everything we hoped it would be!"

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Eibhlis was very helpful and efficient. Our guide John Daly was great and instrumental in making the trip everything we hoped it would be!

May 2017 - Peggy Lasater - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Great Experience

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Beautiful country, great experience. Breda did a great job as guide and driver. We are planning to return to see the southern part and will definitely use your company again.

May 2017 - Joel Goonough - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Lorcan McEvoy was the perfect driver/tourguide for our group of eight dear friends!!

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Our group could not have been happier with Lorcan for the eight day tour of Ireland we completed last week. Lorcan was not only an excellent and careful driver, but was always on time or a little ahead of schedule to pick us up. We all enjoyed hearing the infomation he presented about the history of Ireland and the various sites we visited.
Lorcan was always attentive to detail and making sure that each of us was well taken care of with rest stops and meal breaks when needed. The restaurants he recommended were all quite wonderful!
Lorcan was very accommodating of our playing guitars and singing as we drove through the spectacular Irish countryside too, and even sang along on songs that he knew – that’s what people do in Ireland after all!
All in all, we would like you to know that Lorcan is a very kind, caring and competent man with a great sense of humor. We could not recommend him more highly!

May 2017 - jeremegan111 - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

We had a wonderful time

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Michelle was very helpful and responsive to our needs, questions and wants on the tour. Paul was an AMAZING driver -we had a wonderful time. By the end of our trip, he felt like family.

May 2017 - - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The Best Travel Service We've Ever Experienced

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ICT is among the best travel service we’ve ever experienced! Alison Lonergan, who helped us plan and coordinate our trip is gracious and courteous, and always made herself available for questions, recommendations, and assistance during the planning phase and throughout the trip. ICT manager, Paul made a special effort to meet us on our first night in Ireland! We were met at the airport by John Farrell. John is a very personable gentleman with a great sense of humor. In the evening, John even joined us briefly for a cold pint and a few laughs. Our driver/guide Maeve Kelly was amazing! She is a gracious and courteous host who employs her knowledge of Ireland and her experience in guiding tours to provide the best experience possible for her clients. Maeve takes the time to get to know her clients and their interests, tailoring each day’s activities to maximize the client’s travel experience. Her knowledge of Ireland, made each day interesting and educational. Maeve also knows all the best stops for tea, lunch, and an afternoon pint.
The entire team at ICT is a “first class” team who will work with you to personalize your travels!

May 2017 - Lori DeBolt - Via Facebook - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

We loved traveling with Ireland Chauffeur Travel

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We loved traveling with Ireland Chauffeur Travel. Everything was up to our expectations. Thanks so much!

May 2017 - Lily Lorbes - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Great People, Great Service!

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Having used chauffeur travel services in the U.S. and Europe, Ireland Chauffeur Travel is absolutely among the best we’ve ever experienced! Alison, who helped us plan and coordinate our trip is gracious and courteous, and she always made herself available for questions, recommendations, and assistance during both the planning phase and throughout the trip. We got off to somewhat of a difficult start because our incoming flights were delayed one day, and finally upon arriving in Dublin, our baggage was lost for two days. Alison went out of her way to reschedule parts of our itinerary to ensure we didn’t miss key attractions, and she worked diligently to help find our lost luggage. This review is not sufficient to express our appreciation for her efforts.
We must also extend our appreciation to Paul (the Manager) who we met on our first night in Ireland. Paul knew of our difficult start and made every effort to make us feel welcome and at home. He was also very instrumental in helping us find our luggage and ensured it would be delivered to us wherever we were going to be during our tour.
During our first day in Ireland, our chauffeur travels were hosted by John. John is a very personable gentleman with a great sense of humor… just exactly what we needed after such a rocky start to such a highly anticipated trip. Not only did John educate and entertain us helping us forget our misfortunes during our tour, but he also made time to visit the local mall and pharmacy late that afternoon allowing us to pick up necessities that were missing with the luggage. In the evening, John even joined us briefly for a cold pint and a few laughs.

The next morning, we met Maeve with whom we spent the rest of our week in Ireland. I simply cannot say enough about Maeve. She is a gracious and courteous host who employs her knowledge of Ireland and her experience in guiding tours to provide the best experience possible for her clients. Through conversation during road trips and at lunch, Maeve takes the time to get to know her clients and their interests, and then she tailors each day’s activities maximizing the client’s travel experience. For example, when visiting the Cliffs of Moher, she suggested a walking tour instead of the visitor overlook which we found to be much more scenic, fun and interesting. Her knowledge of the sites we visited, and the history of Ireland, made each day both interesting and educational. Maeve also knows all the best stops along the way for coffee, lunch, and afternoon glass of wine or Guinness.

The entire team at Ireland Chauffer Travel is a “first class” team who will not only work diligently, but also work with you to personalize your travels providing special memories for you, family and friends. Thanks to all… we genuinely hope to see you again!!

May 2017 - Michael D - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"One of our best vacations ever"

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Our sales agent, Eibhlis, responded promptly to all out communications, answered all our questions, and showed great skill in helping us plan and book a trip that precisely fit our needs and interests, Our guide, Dermot, was prompt, reliable, friendly, supportive and tremendously knowledgeable about Irish history, culture, geography and archaeology. His skills helped us explore a number of our interests in greater depth that would otherwise have been impossible, and his kindness and good cheer showed us the bast facets of the Irish character. We were blessed with extraordinarily good weather, the accommodations were superb, and we saw, and we saw multiple scenes of awesome beauty and peace. All in all, this was one of our best vacations ever, and everything we did more than lived up to the expectations we had when we planned it.

May 2017 - Davis Schlossman - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The best trip EVER! One year later I am still in awe

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I am one year late in posting this so as we are coming up to the anniversary of what we call ‘The Best Trip EVER’, it seemed fitting to finally post a review.

It would take a novel to hold all the words of thanks and appreciation that we feel for Ireland Chauffeur, Martin our amazing driver/guide and Alison Lonergan.

When the time came to actually formulate the trip, Alison was there every step of the way, tweaking routes and hotels as I continued to add or delete things from the itinerary. Even Alison’s email to me once we arrived in Dublin giving me our driver’s name , Martin, and contact information gave me complete confidence that THIS trip was going to go smoothly. Later that night Martin phoned me through the hotel switchboard and introduced himself. These sort of ‘little details’ made a HUGE impact and put Ireland Chauffeur at the head of the pack for customer service.

Martin Wilde–are there any words left to describe him that haven’t been used already in his many testimonials?
Quite simply, he likely is the nicest man we know. He was professional in his appearance and demeanor, friendly, warm, always jumping to grab our suitcases before we even thought about it, every morning had fresh water in our cup holders and the fridge was full with more, and his many suggestions of off the beaten track places to visit and meal suggestions were 100% perfect.

Martin’s knowledge of Irish history, culture, humorous stories and just the world in general both entertained and educated us. Martin had the patience of a saint and we never felt rushed even though at times it was like herding cats when you travel in a group of eight.

I have been on a few ‘bus tours’ and for the most part, they stick to a schedule that is not all that flexible. But with Martin and Ireland Chauffeur, we could make our own decisions and for example, stay longer, go later, show up early, or leave if it was raining, I may not be able to travel any other way in the future!

We were SO thankful to have Martin and his expert driving skills handling the, at times, very narrow roads, busy motorways and roundabouts, traffic in the big cities and we always felt 100% safe in his capable experienced hands. Martin’s idea to mark our Blarney Mill maps with a highlighter to mark our trip’s journey was brilliant and something we would never have thought of. Likewise when Martin would suggest a place for a good group photo, he being the photographer. He truly made us feel pampered.

“Thank You’ just doesn’t seem like enough words but I wanted Ireland Chauffeur, Alison and Martin to know how very much we appreciated all you did for us to make our trip unforgettable. Ireland is a wonderful country full of the most friendly people we have ever met. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

April 2017 - Remydiva - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Must Use- Absolutely Honest, Safe, and First Class Service

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I had never used a chauffeur to travel a country before as we usually drive ourselves. However, my family (husband, 2 sons (19 & 21), and son’s girlfriend) were limited to 4 days in Ireland, and did not feel comfortable learning to drive on the opposite side of the road. We were referred to Ireland Chauffeur Travel by a friend.

Michelle was our booking agent that I called from the US on the 800# and emailed, and she was wonderful. When I needed to trim the cost a bit, she suggested we may save a bit if we took a taxi from the airport rather than use Ireland Chauffeur as we were only going 15 minutes. I certainly respected her honesty and that she cared about me and my needs.

Lorcan was a true professional, providing entertainment along with safety as we traveled the windy roads of Ireland. We typically are not museum people, and love seeing the sights. Lorcan quickly started adding things to our itinerary that he thought we would enjoy, and would make recommendations of things that we may want to skip. We appreciated and trusted his honest advise, and his concern that we get the most out of our limited time in Ireland. In addition, my sons loved hearing his stories, the history of the land, and we even got him to sing to us. (he has a lovely voice!).

It’s hard to describe personalities on a website, but we travel A LOT, both for business and pleasure and have high standards. We are not tour people as we like to wander into a town, eat at a local pub, and talk to the locals. We like to Feel the Culture of a Country and Lorcan was such a part of the culture that I don’t know if our experience in Ireland would have been as complete without him.

Finally, the vehicle was a Mercedes Sprinter and it was immaculate. Plenty of space for our family of 5, and again, Lorcan was completely safe with his driving. He could maneuver into the tiniest of spots without a scratch and we were glad that we weren’t the ones driving. It took a lot of stress off of our trip.

Bottom line, a chauffeur service adds financially to your trip, but if you can work it into your budget, you would be lucky to use Ireland Chauffeur with Lorcan as your driver!
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March 2017 - Laura S - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"Simply the best trip ever...we felt very pampered throughout!"

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From Nancy, from Dallas, Texas:
My daughter went on vacation to Ireland for eight days and asked Ireland Chauffeur Travel to plan the entire trip. It was without a doubt the best trip we have ever taken.

The hotels were top notch, and our driver-guide, Maeve, was fantastic!

She was knowledgeable about Irish history and took us to many out of the way places that the common tourist does not get to see. She was flexible to our needs and suggested options which we were extremely happy with. We felt very pampered the entire trip!

I have many friends that have toured Ireland, but after comparing notes, I think there is no better way to see Ireland than with Ireland Chauffeur Travel.

Nancy toured with us in September 2016. She wrote this review on TripAdvisor.

January 2017 - Nancy - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Absolutely the Best!

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My sister and two cousins wanted to visit northwest and northern Ireland. We had been to Ireland many times but had not visited that area. I contacted Alison Lonergan at Ireland Chauffuer Travel and she provided us with the most amazing itinerary for our trip. We had our own driver,Eric and he escorted us through so many amazing sites. Our accommodations were varied yet awesome. We had an amazing trip but felt along the way we had input into our journey. I can not sing the praises of Ireland Chauffuer Travel enough, Alison and Eric also. We would happily and confidently use Ireland Chauffuer Travel again for another trip! Patricia Zielinski

January 2017 - Celticgal12 - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

We Simply Didn’t Want It To End

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Our 25th wedding anniversary brought us to Ireland for the first time in late October. Dublin on our own for the first few days, and then into the care of the punctual Mr. Dermot Kelly and the lovely black Mercedes MPV, complete with chilled bottled water, large clean windows, and comfy leather seats.
Visiting cemeteries without boring my patient husband, who much prefers the living, was my goal. Ancestral towns (Mountbellew, Moylough, Galway City, Annaghdown, Sligo, Donegal, Belfast) had no activities scheduled, but Dermot conjured up memorable adventures for the drive! He chatted with locals, discovering a pub that once carried our family name, complete with old photos! Borrowing my camera, Dermot snapped away while we shared a chat and a Guinness with the bartender and patrons.
Without the nearby heritage center’s address (my oops), he doggedly kept an eye out with good humor and found it! In the craziest of coincidences, the center’s director, his coworker and the local school principal all turned out to be my distant cousins! He tracked down and plodded through rural cemeteries, finding more family names than me!
But Dermot never forgot my husband, making great suggestions on what to visit and where to eat, as well as engaging him with his droll wit and substantial knowledge on local history, politics, sports, business, and his own family stories. He suggested a stop in Cong, County Mayo, filming site of The Quiet Man. With a gorgeous rushing river and idyllic bookstore, it was not tourist-riddled nor Disney-fied as I had feared. It was Dermot’s idea for us to tour Bushmill’s Distillery in County Antrim, where we secured a special commemorative whiskey for an upcoming wedding gift, as well as our own anniversary!
All the while, he hugged the coastline, showing off the Wild Atlantic Way to Giant’s Causeway, another tourist site I was sure I didn’t need, but it was AMAZING and my husband absolutely loved it, especially the walking trails.
We finished up in Belfast, where Dermot arranged a political history tour with a local guide specializing in gently and evenhandedly educating outsiders about The Troubles. This should be on the itinerary of every visitor to Ireland.
Each stop, Dermot armed us with tips and suggestions, and then graciously left us to explore and shop. But he was always nearby, ready and waiting to ferry us on. I cannot express how much he made our special trip truly fun and memorable. Every gift and treasure I purchased was due to his guidance and spot-on recommendations. We simply didn’t want it to end.

January 2017 - - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Experience Ireland with Ireland Chauffeur Travel!

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I cannot say enough about Ireland Chauffeur Travel. If you are considering this company to plan your tour do not hesitate. Our entire experience from beginning to end with Ireland Chauffeur Travel was great.

I sent an email advising of the number of people in our group, the duration of time and that our trip was to start and end in Dublin. We received a response with the recommended cities, along with tours we could do and suggested hotels. All of this is provided through a web portal so you can view all the details of the hotels….so organized! Of course they are very flexible in putting anything you wish to see into the itinerary and working with you on your needs.

Once we arrived in Ireland we were greeted at the airport by our transfer limo who gave us an orientation tour of Dublin so we could spend our first day exploring on our own. We checked into our hotel where we received our itinerary package and confirmations for all the hotel bookings for the trip. Our driver Paul made our trip wonderful. We had some good conversations while driving around the countryside. He was knowledgeable and offered great suggestions for dinners and pubs. We saw lots in a week.

We can’t say enough about how Ireland Chauffeur Travel made our entire travel experience easy. Not only would we recommend them to friends and family but if I make any future trips to Ireland I will definitely be in contact with them. These days it’s great to deal with a company that is organized and cares 100% about servicing their clients needs.

December 2016 - Cindels - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

A Grand Vacation

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There were seven of us traveling together. A friend recommended Ireland Chauffeur Travel. Our sales executive, Eibhlish Maher, could not have been more helpful. Our driver, Ita O’Mahony, was very entertaining and our accommodations were a lovely mix of hotels & B&B’s. This is truly the way to see Ireland. We will definitely be contacting ICT on our next visit. It was a great experience!

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November 2016 - - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The Most Wonderful Travel Experience of our Entire Lives

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First and foremost………Two words sum up the most wonderful travel experience OF OUR ENTIRE LIVES: Michael Prendergast. I\’m not sure if you at Ireland Chauffeurs know how wonderful this man truly is and what an asset he is to your company. Mike defines the words: respectful, hard working, loving and genuine. At the end of our trip, it felt like Mike was a part of our family, from the beginning of our trip. Our gratitude goes well beyond Mike\’s knowledge of the area and information he readily gives regarding all aspects of the local Irish history, people and countryside. He made us feel like locals, like real Irish, by taking us to places like my grandfather would have gone to. We(the ten of us) were taken to some off the beaten path spots that most tourists don\’t get to go to and at the same time we were able to customize our trip to fit in family visits as well. Your employment of Mr. Michael Prendergast is the best move you could have EVER made to enhance the value of the services you provide. I would recommend Mike Predergast to anyone going to Ireland looking for a personal driver and as long as he is with your company I would recommend you as well. Secondly, your choices of accommodations, the vehicle provided and the personalized service were outstanding. Eibhlis Maher was a delight to deal with and all the admin stuff went very well. Thank you for making our trip memorable in every way!!

November 2016 - - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Great service

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A proffesional service from first contact with booking, until we were finally dropped off after our visit. Veronica took care of the details and organised exactly as planned, Paul (our driver) was then efficient with collections and drop offs, while also providing a very friendly accomodating service.

The transport was also great so I would highly recommend

November 2016 - Matt C - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Great Memories

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From beginning to end, friendly accommodating people to deal with. Wonderful knowledgeable guide and return home making many friends and fabulous memories.

October 2016 - Raca137 - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Ireland chauffeur travel

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Recommend this company and our driver Maeve Kelly. So professional,knowledgable and flexible! We saw and learned things in a way that would be impossible on a bus trip or self drive and completely stress free. A bit pricey compared to alternative trips but worth it. Do it if you can and you will have a wonderful Irish experience. Beautiful country and the nicest people you will ever meet. Ask for Maeve Kelly as your driver.

October 2016 - Idagroovy - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Absolutely the Best!

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We just finished a nine-day family trip for seven (mid-30’s to late 80’s) around Ireland that we did with Ireland Chauffeur and I can’t praise them enough. Starting with the planning Alison Longeran did putting the trip together and making all of the hotel reservations to the time we spent traveling with our driver/guide Martin Wilde, everything was perfect (except for some typical Irish weather!).
The trip took more than a year to plan during which time Alison responded promptly to numerous emails with suggestions and recommendations while we were figuring out what to do and then making sure to provide that.
With regards to our driver/guide Martin Wilde, I can’t say enough about him. It’s obvious he loves what he does and we were the lucky recipients. His knowledge of history as well as of current Irish affairs made our days together both interesting and enlightening. Throughout our travels Martin made suggestions about places he thought we might enjoy that weren’t on our itinerary, including some that were more accessible to an elderly traveler in our group. He also willingly adjusted his schedule a couple of days to accommodate a late return to our hotel because of scheduled events.
In a world where customer service is too often secondary, Ireland Chauffeur is clearly world class.

October 2016 - Virginia22205 - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Making our stay in Ireland so enjoyable

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I wanted to thank you for your part in making our stay in Ireland so enjoyable by providing such wonderful service through Ireland Chauffeur Travel. Duane and I loved the personal touch of getting to know our drivers and getting to go to so many interesting places. We fell in love with Ireland’s beauty and with all of the people. They were so helpful and friendly.

Thank you for choosing both John and Paul to be our drivers for the early trips. They were both so knowledgeable, courteous, and helpful and are certainly assets to your business.

October 2016 - James Bolton - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: experential-tour-of-ireland

A truly memorable visit to Ireland

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I just want to thank Ireland Chauffeur and especially you and our driver/guide, Martin Wilde, for a truly memorable visit to Ireland. I can’t emphasize enough how much we appreciated your attention to our needs throughout our very long planning process and how much we enjoyed traveling around your beautiful country with Martin. Martin absolutely made the trip for us. He was a consummate professional who often anticipated our needs and wants before we even did ourselves. He obviously loves what he does and it shows. He made Irish history come alive in a way that truly made us appreciate our own heritage and the beauty of Ireland. We are so glad that he made suggestions along the way for sights we wouldn’t otherwise have seen and that we were able to adapt our itinerary as we wanted. Believe me it was a trip we will all remember fondly forever.

October 2016 - Maureen Kenney - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Brilliant Experience

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Alison,
I wanted thank you and your team for the entire process from the beginning until we left Ireland. Your patient’s and quick response to all of our pre-vacation questions was great. The final itinerary plan was very nice as where the beautiful hotels you had arranged. All top class.
As for Martin, He is a special guy ! we could not find anyone that did not know Martin.
His knowledge and guidance throughout the entire week was exactly what we were looking for. The castles, churches, pubs and restaurants were all great. I can say with confidence he made our trip an experience we will never forget.

Thanks again until we return,

Regards,

Craig Zutz

September 2016 - Craig Zutz - Wisconsin, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Outstanding Vacation!

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I did not want to let too much time go by before I thanked you and your wonderful company for the fabulous time my daughter and I had in Ireland. We were thrilled with Maeve, our driver/guide. She was so knowledgeable about Irish history and so flexible to our needs that we couldn’t be more pleased. Maeve showed us not only important attractions, but also many marvelous out of the way places that the average tourist does not see. Ireland is a gorgeous country and we found everyone we met to be kind and go out of their way to be hospitable. Many many thanks for everything you planned.

September 2016 - Nancy Levitch - Texas, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Take The Stress Out Of Travel

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Our family of 4 adults only had 2 days to see Ireland-based on the excellent reviews about ICT, I contacted their office and shared that we wanted to see the countryside and not the “typical” tourist attractions. Eibhlis Maher was wonderful-she listened and booked our itinerary perfectly! Shane, the owner, picked us up at the airport and whisked us off for a 2 day adventure that we will always remember with fond memories for years to come. Any future travels will Definitely include ICT-they take the stress out of travel and replace it with fun, excitement and adventure! I can’t say enough about their wonderful, hospitable service!

September 2016 - Tracey Koch - Via Facebook - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The ONLY way to tour Ireland!!

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Our family of 4 adults only had 2 days to tour Ireland-had read great reviews about Ireland Chauffeur Travel. Shane, our guide, exceeded our expectations on showing us the countryside-Cork, Tipperary to name a few. Scenery was breathtaking! Any future trips back to Ireland will be booked thru Shane and his great staff!

September 2016 - 123RollTide - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

This is the Only Way to Travel

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From the beginning ICT worked with us to carefully plan our trip. Alison followed up immediately with us when we had questions or wanted to make changes in the itinerary . Shane Leahy the owner ended up as our driver/ guide because of an issue with a driver. Shane made our trip great. He was very professional, knowledgeable and just fun! He kept us informed regarding time and distance to next spot. Made recommendations for places I don’t think anyone else would have made. I never knew a salmon smoke store existed. Had no idea about marble factory. Our hotels, B&B’s and castles were perfect. This is the only way to travel. We look forward to more trips using ICT and hopefully travel with Shane.

September 2016 - - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The BEST way to tour Ireland

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I can say enough about our excellent experience with Ireland Chauffeur Travel. Prior to our arrival in Ireland, we worked with their home office to plan an itinerary along with tours, hotel stays, dinners, etc. Thank you so much to Ireland Chauffeur Travel for the most amazing trip!!! We HIGHLY recommend them if you plan to come to Ireland! All we had to do was pack our bags and they made the trip of a lifetime come true!! It was an absolute incredible experience.

And Paul our driver, was fantastic! He kept us safe, showed us the country, along with some of the locals spots. Paul recommend places to stop (whether eating or shopping or photo shoots). We always talked Paul into taking our pictures as well (that was helpful!). Paul would pick us up at our hotel at an agreed time and we’d start our day. He usually stayed in the van or close by while we toured castles and areas. At the end of the day he would drop us off back at the hotel and we’d follow the same routine throughout the week. It was a great stress-free way to tour. Would definitely recommend!!

September 2016 - larissagreen1 - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"Absolutely the best tour of Ireland"

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From Virginia:
“We just finished a nine-day family trip for seven (mid-30s to late 80s) around Ireland that we did with Ireland Chauffeur and I can’t praise them enough.

Starting with the planning Alison Longeran did putting the trip together and making all of the hotel reservations to the time we spent traveling with our driver/guide Martin Wilde, everything was perfect (except for some typical Irish weather!). The trip took more than a year to plan during which time Alison responded promptly to numerous emails with suggestions and recommendations while we were figuring out what to do and then making sure to provide that.

With regards to our driver/guide Martin Wilde, I can’t say enough about him. It’s obvious he loves what he does and we were the lucky recipients. His knowledge of history as well as of current Irish affairs made our days together both interesting and enlightening.

Throughout our travels Martin made suggestions about places he thought we might enjoy that weren’t on our itinerary, including some that were more accessible to an elderly traveler in our group. He also willingly adjusted his schedule a couple of days to accommodate a late return to our hotel because of scheduled events.

In a world where customer service is too often secondary, Ireland Chauffeur Travel is clearly world class.

Virginia toured with us in September 2016

September 2016 - Virginia - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The Very Best Way to See Ireland

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We spent 3 glorious weeks in Ireland, and Ireland Chauffeur Travel provided us with a great tour. Eibhlis Maher worked with us, arranging an itinerary that was tailor made for us. Our interests were heritage (finding where grandparents were born and lived before emigrating to the US), photography (general scenery,gardens, flowers, and castles) and culture (music, food, historic sights and great pubs). We thoroughly experienced all of these!!
Our driver/guide, Breda, was the reason for this. She drove us around Ireland, sharing her wealth of knowledge. Every county was different, and she described them in detail. We travelled from County Donegal, along The Wild Atlantic Way, over the Burren, into the Dingle Peninsula, on to Killarney, Kinsale, Cork, Cashel, and Kilkenny, We started and ended in Dublin. ICT provided the “trip of a lifetime.” Thank you Eibhlis and Breda! The “craic” was fantastic! A very classy company to deal with, and we recommend them highly.

September 2016 - SAPhotogal - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Impeccable, Flexible Service

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Our driver and guide, John, was professional, helpful, prompt, courteous, and accommodating. He’s also funny as well as humble. We had a great time traipsing around the Irish countryside with him. He learned our wants and needs and knew exactly how to fulfill them. He made our trip memorable.

September 2016 - CanRocksLover - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Great way to see Ireland

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Just returned from an Ireland vacation with 3 other couples, and we used Ireland Chauffeur Travel to book a driver for 4 days. Eibhlis Maher handled our booking and was a pleasure to deal with, completely answering all of our questions.
We could never have seen all we saw without our driver, Tony. He was terrific! We covered so much ground in those 4 days, and he knew what he was talking about. He was also a lot of fun and definitely adapted the trip to our preferences. I would highly recommend both ICT and Tony!

August 2016 - Traveler2829 - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"Thank you for enhancing our experience in Ireland"

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Dermot Kelly – July 2016
Dermot drove us from July 24 to July 27th. I was travelling with my son Emmett, and Brother Mark and his son Mark. Our sons are college age. He picked us up in Dublin and we traveled to Northern Ireland to golf and sight see. He immediately picked up on the purpose of our trip. It was a father/son trip to enjoy time together thru golf and enjoying the natural beauty of Ireland. Dermot provided great in sight the local culture and customs. He explained things in a manner that engaged the boys and we all enjoyed the banter. His knowledge of Northern Ireland provided great depth to help us understand the history of the country and the interaction with Ireland. He enjoyed the fact that we were golfing and even made sure to watch our final hole at each course we played. I cannot thank him enough for the time and energy he gave to us. His demeanor and manner truly enhanced our trip and experience. Well Done Dermot! Thanks again

Martin Wilde – July 2016
Martin picked us up at Lahinch after we golfed and then drove us for 5 days to our last stop in Dublin. We were a group of 12 on a Father/Son Golf Trip. We played 5 courses in 6 days and Martin provide us transportation from course to course. While driving, he provided the group with great insight to the local customs and sights. At each hotel and course, he took command of our baggage and clubs and made sure our items were secure. Several of the days it rained and Martin worked in the damp, wet weather to pack all of our belonging. Martin also had great insight to food and restaurants. He provide great tips and helped book and adjust reservations. When we returned to the bus after each round, he made sure we had food and beverage to hold us over during the ride to our hotel or next location. The group truly enjoyed his company. In fact, one of our travels toured Ireland in 2002 and he immediately recognized Martin as his driver from that trip…….that exemplifies the impression martin makes on his customers. Thank you again Martin for enhancing our experienced in Ireland.

Eibhlis Maher – September 2015-August 2016
I contacted Ireland Chauffeur Travel in September of 2015 to book a Father/Son Golf Trip for July 2016. I was assigned to work with Eibhlis and that proved to be my lucky day. From the start of our discussions, she provide great insight and advice on booking our trip. We had a group that on different days of a 10 day span numbered from 4 to 7 to 14 to 12. With the constantly changing group, we needed separate transport, additional and varying tee times, extra rooms, and a variety of dinner and lunch reservations. She worked thru all of these demands and booked us an excellent trip. Her demeanor and professionalism were apparent on each phone call and email. I believe that I spoke with her over 20 times to work thru the changes and demands of our trip. Each call was met with a pleasant hello with no indication of any frustration with the demands our group. With such a large and changing group, we needed accommodations up to our departure date and once we arrived. She helped us at each juncture and made sure we had a smooth and enjoyable trip. I recommend that you seek out her help when you work with Ireland Chauffer Travel. Thank you again for everything Eibhlis.

August 2016 - Andy LeFevour - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The Perfect Family Trip to Ireland

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We booked a 5 day trip for 14 family members on the west coast of Ireland. Our tour was handled by Eibhlis Maher from ICT and she could not have been more helpful in every way. We had a wonderful tour driver named Mike Guerin who was part Irish historian and part Irish entertainer. We could not have asked for a better person for the job.
We began in Galway for two nights at the Park house hotel which was very nice and centrally located. We toured all the best sites in the area including a visit to our Grandmother’s home in Sligo. We then went to Killarney for two nights at the Killarney Royal which was exceptional. We saw the Dingle Peninsula and the Lakes of Killarney before he drove us back to Dublin to the Northwood Hotel near the airport for our last night.
When we had to say goodbye to Mike in Dublin, we all felt as if we were leaving a dear friend. After planning this trip for so long, we all remarked that it could not have been any better. The five nights in the hotel, including full breakfast, and five days touring was very reasonable and I strongly recommend using ICT for your tour of Ireland. Thank you Eihlis, thank you Mike and thank you ICT.

August 2016 - Allan G - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Superb Tour

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Dear Alison,

We have just returned back to the US after our trip to Ireland. I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the trip and what a superb job ICT did. Starting with your quick response to my request for a proposal, everything went perfectly for us. Our itinerary worked out perfectly. We got to see a great mix of historical sites, beautiful countryside, amazing natural landmarks, large cities and small towns. The hotels you booked for us could not have been better. We were simply blown away by the beauty and cleanliness of the facilities as well as the incredible, high level of service. The Merrion in Dublin, Killarney Park in Killarney and Hayfield Manor in Cork were true standouts, perhaps the best hotels we’ve ever visited.

And then there is out dear driver/guide Kevin Murphy. What a pleasure it was to spend our trip with him. He was always prompt, always informative and always cheerful. As you know, Kevin is very knowledgeable about all parts of Ireland and its history, and the stories of his own life are fascinating by themselves. Having a driver/guide made our trip so easy. Kevin was always prepared with a suggestion for sites or dining spots, but also amenable to changing any piece of our itinerary to suit our needs. If you wanted to create a perfect driver/guide from scratch, it’s hard to believe you could do better than Kevin Murphy.

I will surely recommend ICT to any of my family and friends whose travels take them to your wonderful country.

Thanks,
Robert Clement

August 2016 - Robert Clement - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Simply Perfect...The Only way to see Ireland

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I share here my note back to Alison at ICT…
We have just returned back to the US after our trip to Ireland. I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the trip and what a superb job ICT did. Starting with your quick response to my request for a proposal, everything went perfectly for us. Our itinerary worked out perfectly. We got to see a great mix of historical sites, beautiful countryside, amazing natural landmarks, large cities and small towns. The hotels you booked for us could not have been better. We were simply blown away by the beauty and cleanliness of the facilities as well as the incredible, high level of service. The Merrion in Dublin, Killarney Park in Killarney and Hayfield Manor in Cork were true standouts, perhaps the best hotels we’ve ever visited.

And then there is out dear driver/guide Kevin Murphy. What a pleasure it was to spend our trip with him. He was always prompt, always informative and always cheerful. As you know, Kevin is very knowledgeable about all parts of Ireland and its history, and the stories of his own life are fascinating by themselves. Having a driver/guide made our trip so easy. Kevin was always prepared with a suggestion for sites or dining spots, but also amenable to changing any piece of our itinerary to suit our needs. If you wanted to create a perfect driver/guide from scratch, it’s hard to believe you could do better than Kevin Murphy.

I will surely recommend ICT to any of my family and friends whose travels take them to your wonderful country.

August 2016 - clembob - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Truly a Vacation for the Entire Group

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In August and late July of 2015, our family of 6 adults spent 8 days being escorted by two different drivers from Ireland Chauffeur Travel. Both Trish and John were professional, punctual, and personable; each possessed good “people” skills and were able to pick up cues from us as to when we wanted commentary and when we simply wanted to enjoy the scenery.
We covered area from Dublin through southern Ireland to the peninsulas of the southwest, then up to the wilder regions of the west coast. Both drivers were very willing to indulge us in our requests for camera stops and since they knew their countryside very well, they were able to tailor our drives to capture some astounding landscapes.
Planning the tour went well; I remain convinced that the quality of our hotel rooms far exceeded what I would have achieved without ICT assistance, even had I booked at the very same establishments. For example, we spent a full day and night at Dromoland Castle and had lovely, large rooms in the castle itself, including a round one in a castle tower for one of my daughters and her husband. We had only minor communication issues that are not worth describing because the overall experience was fabulous. With Trish and John at the wheel all of us could relax without concerning ourselves about directions, schedules, or often narrow roadways. I highly recommend this service and only wish I had taken time to do it many months ago.

July 2016 - RiverWatcher - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Exceeded our Expectations

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We are in the middle of our trip. Our driver Mike Prendergast is the man! We came over hoping to experience the “real” Ireland. Our experience has exceeded our expectations in every way. Mike has been incorporating our hopes to track family history into our daily itinerary bringing amazing local knowledge and enthusiasm into our travels! This forum doesn’t allow enough space for me to sing his praises!

July 2016 - Fran Lowther - Via Facebook - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Great week and a half

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We booked a 10 day tour with ICT for family trip with 9&10 year old, as well as my 75 year old mother. So clearly different interest. Veronica at ICT did a great job of booking luxury accommodations, which is what we asked for.

In respects to our driver Eric, cannot say enough good things. He was prompt, courteous, a fantastic story teller and managed our different needs exceptionally well.

I would recommend ICT to anyone.

July 2016 - MKCM2005 - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Once again amazing!!

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We booked our second trip with ICT and insisted John Daly be our guide. Last year was an 8 day trip..this year was 12 days and 10 of those with John. He is so well versed in Irish history and is so accommodating. We cannot wait for a future trip. Ring forts, castles, amazing beaches, views, conversation, friendship! You can’t go wrong with this booking! He even writes a book on the history of Ireland! Our man forever ☘

July 2016 - Beth Q - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Look Forward to Future Trips

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Alison,

Thanks for your help in arranging a wonderful trip. Everything went exactly as planned and the accommodations were fantastic.

A special call out for our driver, Eric Lye. Eric was absolutely fantastic! His knowledge of history was amazing, and we visited many sites that were off of the beaten path (as requested). We loved his stories and his jokes. He was very professional, yet personable.

We look forward to future trips to Ireland and will highly recommend your company to others.

Mike & Shannon Rose

July 2016 - Mike & Shannon Rose - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Why did I travel any other way?

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Just spent 8 days with Mike D. of ICT. I wonder what took us so long to vacation this way. We had an itinerary that became fluid after the first day as Mike discovered our interests. He was knowledgeable, easy going, and just kept us relaxed throughout the trip. Every hotel was wonderful and we saw all the “must see” items on our itinerary. Everything Mike suggested was phenomenal and I can’t recommend he and ICT enough.

July 2016 - Tom S - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

So Worth It

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Hesitant about spending that much money but so worth it. Driver/guide Patrick was very patient and a great driver. Did four days and hotels booked worth every penny. Would definitely recommend. Added plus is contact information for booking agent so you can get in touch with the same person every time.

July 2016 - Marg Anne Locke - Via Facebook - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Knowledgeable and Respectful Drivers Guides

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Utilizing the travel services of Ireland Chauffeur Travel for our first-time visit to Ireland (south half of the island) was money well spent. The professional drivers were interesting, knowledgeable, and respectful of our needs and desires as tourists and guests in their homeland. The recommended hotels were cozy, clean, and very friendly. Our breakfast buffets each morning were fresh and healthy. We shared our travel experience with three different drivers that were professional, intelligent, yet entertaining. When we changes drivers, each time I felt like we were losing someone from our family. We hope to re-visit Ireland and see the northern half. Hopefully, Ireland Chauffeur Travel will be available for our next adventure.

July 2016 - Rachel, Thomas, & Emma Wolf - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Exceeded Expectations

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No other way to see Ireland!! From the first contact to the end of our tour everything was perfect. The level of professionalism and attention to detail exceeded our expectations at every level. Our driver guide, John Frawley was a pleasure. He knows Ireland and was able to seamlessly adjust to our requests. He was a true gentleman!! He surprised us each day with inventive ideas to enhance our experience. My wife was so spoiled. Thank you John. Ireland Chauffeur Travel is a class act with absolutely no disappointments!!!

July 2016 - Dr. Richard Taylor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Wonderful 10-Day Tour

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Eibhlis,

We all want to thank you for the great service during our 10-day tour with Breda, including the wonderful set up by yourself in advance and throughout the trip.

You were a joy to work with, providing good advice about our itinerary, helping with the payment and understanding our every need. It made us feel very comfortable about our upcoming trip.

Breda was an absolute delight: very knowledgeable, helping us to see things which we otherwise would have missed; providing options aligned to our interests; and having a great sense of humor, which made the trip all the better.

Please pass this on to Breda and your management, so that they can know what a terrific job you both do.

Best wishes

June 2016 - - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Great 10 day trip

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Just returned from outstanding 13 days in Ireland. Four of us (two couples) spent 10 days with Breda Kieran from Ireland Chauffer Travel. Started in Dublin, then to Kinsale, Ring of Kerry, Dingle peninsula, Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, the Burren, Galway.
While we set most of the itinerary ourselves and made our own hotel reservations (which they could have done as well), Eibhlis Maher helped us round it out and gave us great advice and suggestions. Very easy to work with, extremely helpful.
Breda, our driver, was delightful. We saw many things we would otherwise have missed. She was knowledgeable, flexible, and had a great sense of humor. We loved sharing stories about the US as she shared hers about Ireland and her background.
Really outstanding all around, made our trip much less stressful than driving ourselves, and more productive. A terrific experience.

June 2016 - mike s - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Irish hospitality at its best!

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My family and I just returned to the States after seven days in Ireland on a trip planned by Ireland Chauffeur Travel’s Eibhlis Maher ( Pronounced “IE-L-ee-sh”). Eibhlis created the perfect itinerary for our family to make the most of our time in Ireland, and we had the trip of a lifetime!

We were very pleased with her choice of hotels and B- and- B accommodations. All of the accommodations were of truly excellent quality. Eibhlis went the extra mile to make this trip just perfect for us, and she was such a pleasure to work with! We were excited to get to meet her when we visited Cashel and to tell her in person how much we appreciated her assistance.

Our driver guide was Michael and we enjoyed his company, his knowledge of Ireland’s history and pop culture, and his attention to detail. He went out of his way to make sure we got to do everything we wanted to do, and he was such a gracious host. He recommended several great places for us to eat, and even made reservations for us. He was fun to spend time with (great Irish humor!) and we all felt like he was part of our family by the end of the trip! We will request him for our next trip to Ireland, and certainly recommend him.

My experience with Ireland Chauffeur Travel has been 100% positive. I will be recommending them to anyone I know who is traveling to Ireland. I stumbled across them on the Internet as I was researching Ireland as a destination. We didn’t want to drive ourselves and initially we were concerned that getting a driver might be out of our budget. Ireland Chauffeur Travel is reasonably priced and is an excellent alternative to group travel on a coach with 40 other people or renting a car and trying to manage those bends in the Irish countryside. Meeting new Irish friends like Eibhlis and Michael was an added benefit, too.

Ireland Chauffeur Travel should receive ten stars for their excellent professionalism and most of all, for their warm Irish hospitality!

June 2016 - MDavisT2414 - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Awesome

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Our guide Eric Lye, met us at shannon airport at 6:00 am and we were off for an entire week of sight seeing. We were five people ranging from 19 years old to 80. The tour bus was spotless and new and each seat had a water bottle (with a new one each day). Eric regaled us with Irish history (which we asked for) as we traveled. He was a superb driver and made excellent suggested changes to our itinerary based on our conversations ( the office had had originally helped us plan the itinerary and they did a great job).
Eric recommended places for us to eat and made reservations for us as well as arranging for some side tours. He took us to a few places off the beaten track also. We were totally spoiled. By the end of the week, Eric was family! Totally recommend this company. From my initial contact with them, throughout planning and then the actual trip, they were professional and friendly.

June 2016 - Tara M - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Thanks For Making This Trip A Memorable One

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We just returned from our trip and are happily reminiscing about the care, thoughtfulness and great sense of humor of our driver, Michael. Thanks so much Eibhlis and Michael for making this trip a memorable one!

June 2016 - Kentuckyy Withoney - Via Facebook - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Awesome Day Trips with Robbie!

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My wife and I recently visited Dublin and hired Ireland Chauffeur Travel for two day trips. We were extremely lucky to have Robbie McGrane as our guide! He was awesome and accommodating, customizing our tour and teaching us history along the way. On the second day Robbie brought along his camera and took beautiful pictures of the scenery and shared afterwards. Travel in style in Ireland! A+++

June 2016 - Tom R - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

PERFECTION!

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I can’t say enough about Ireland Chauffeur Travel and how they help make your trip to Ireland perfection. From the moment I contacted them, Alison Lonergan was attentive to every detail, always positive and true pleasure to work with. She made sure every aspect of our itinerary was exactly to our liking and no task given was a problem to address. She was so lovely, and checked in even on our trip offering any assistance needed for changes.
The highlight was our driver Martin! He was a true gem that added so much to our touring. He knew all the hidden secrets, quickly adjusted things as he begin to discover our likes and kept us thoroughly entertained with history, information and a sense of humor that kept us laughing throughout our trip. If you are looking for a top notch professional company to take care of all of your needs, as well as guarantee that you are happy ever minute of your trip then it is a must to use Ireland Chauffeur Travel! It is not possible that any other company could beat them!!

June 2016 - bestmomles - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Best carefree vacation ever!

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When thinking about traveling to Ireland, we stumbled upon the Ireland Chauffer Travel website. We were dreading driving in unfamiliar territory, especially on the winding narrow roads, and on the “wrong” side of the road. So, together with our long-time friends (another couple) we booked a week with ICT. The moment we exited customs at the Dublin airport, we were met by a friendly driver who gave us a good overview tour of the city before taking us to our hotel. The next morning our new best friend and driver/guide for a week Breda picked us up at our hotel and we then began the least stressful road trip ever. She was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and eager to do whatever we wanted to do. I am sure that most people arrive knowing exactly what they want to see and do. We did not. We were clueless and so we basically followed the itinerary that the company had proposed for us. Breda was terrific about turning on a dime if we did or did not want to do something. She changed routes and plans on the fly and was so good natured about it. Her obvious patriotism and love of all things Irish was contagious. She told us many stories and gave us lots of facts as we rode through the countryside. ICT provided Heritage Cards for the four of us, which was good for admission to many interesting sites — some of them popular with other tourists and many of them in quiet out of the way places. Before our trip, we did not understand the value of those cards.

On our day of departure, another ICT driver fetched us from the hotel and delivered us to the airport.

The hotels that ICT booked for us were all excellent. The full Irish breakfasts that were included each day were so substantial that we skipped lunch several days.

Summary: This was our first trip to Ireland and Ireland did not disappoint. Beautiful. Clean. Friendly. Safe. We really just wanted an overview, a taste if you will, and we came away wanting more. Breda’s guiding and chauffering made it perfect.

June 2016 - Mary B - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Personal Attention and Recommendations

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Dear Eibhlis,

I wanted to take a minute to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip to your beautiful country. Our original intent was just to find a driver so we didn’t have to deal with driving on the other side of the road. Then we came across your website and were excited about the itineraries available. After a few emails, we learned that we could make any tweaks we wanted to AND you did all the hotel and restaurant bookings. Thank you so much for your prompt, personal attention and recommendations. We loved everything!

I cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed our driver/tour guide, John Daly. After a couple of days, we felt like he was family. I’ve told people since we’ve been home that it was like traveling with your favourite cousin. I loved that we immediately got off the main road and were visiting places that most people don’t see. He knows everything worth knowing about Irish history! I feel like we got a great overview of the last 5000 years! John is also a very good listener, so not only did he choose placed he knew we would like, we also had fun and wide-ranging discussions in the care while we were getting there. He’s very entertaining! He even arranged the most perfect picnic ever. From the time we were greeted at the airport until we were delivered back to its door, our trip was relaxing, beautiful, fun and stress-free. We are recommending Ireland Chauffeur Travel to everyone we know that is interested in traveling to Ireland.

Thanks for everything!

Jim & Nanette Osborne

June 2016 - Jim & Nanette Osborne - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Best Vacation We Have Taken

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Shane,

I want to thank you and compliment your team for making my family’s first trip to Ireland the best vacation we have taken. It was a memorable trip for my wife, Karen, our adult daughter, Katy, and myself. We put it together fairly quickly as I had booked a trip with SWING golf with a buddy. Then my wife and daughter said…”Why don’t we join you when you’re done…we’ll save an airfare!”. Seeing great reviews for your company, I contacted Eibhlis and she worked through all the details to put together a fantastic 8-day private tour. She was very professional and patient with my many worries and changes. In the end, she came through with great recommendations and accommodations.

I also need to give high praises to Dermot for his excellent touring knowledge and his skillful driving. He was a delight and such an informed resource. He was the perfect match for our family and my wife and daughter fell in love with him! He taught us so much about the history of Ireland, the geography and of course the sights. He worked diligently to get us into the places we desired; often running ahead of us to secure places/tickets. We enjoyed his company, his spirit, and his humor. He’ll have to tell you about getting in the middle of a bicycle race on the way around the Ring of Kerry. It was a riot of fun. We consider him now a family friend and have plans to correspond with him with pictures and cards.

Please pass on our most appreciative thanks to both Eibhlis and Dermot for exceeding our expectations. Thank you.

June 2016 - Michael Buoscio & Family - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Tour of a Lifetime

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I must apologize for letting so much time pass before thanking the staff of Ireland Chauffeur Travel and in particular Martin Wilde, our amazing guide. As part of the private Metheny Family tour we had the great fortune to be guided by Martin from March 25, 2016 to our departure on April 1, 2016.

I realize that the staff had helped our host, Wes Metheny, with a detailed master itinerary that would allow us to see as much of our ancestral homeland as we could in the time allotted. Martin’s on-the-go suggestions and advice was a welcomed part of our journey. Suggestions that only a well informed and caring Irish native could provide. Martin was able to give us the back story on many of the people and events we were interested in. Especially, the significance of the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising.

I personally could have listened to his stories and explanations all day. Toward the end of our travel, I asked the group at dinner what they thought their favorite part of the trip was. Along with myself, they all felt the time in the bus as we traveled to each destination with Martin’s clear, interesting and humorous stories along the way was our favorite. The last full day on the bus I told Martin of their feelings.

If anyone I know is planning a trip to Ireland, I will be the first to recommend they contact Ireland Chauffeur Travel. If there ever comes a time that you need personal references, please feel free to contact me. Again, thank you for the incredible service and advice.

With my sincerest thanks,

Bob Brady

May 2016 - Bob Brady - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Best money spent in Ireland

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We decided to spend the extra money for a chauffeur on our family trip to Ireland recently because we wanted to see as much as possible and not be stressed out with the details of driving and navigating. What an understatement. Ireland Chauffeur travel provided us with the experience of a lifetime. We went places and did things only an expert guide would know about. Michael Pendergast, our driver, exceeded all expectations with his professionalism, knowledge and utmost attention to making our trip epic. Oh yes.. and he was so fun to travel with! HIGHLY recommend! You will not regret!

May 2016 - Melaine Z - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

World Class!

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After spending 7 days in Ireland, I couldn’t imagine any other way to see this beauty country than with Ireland Chauffeur Limousine. A special thanks to Alison Lonergan for developing an itinerary that was perfect for our family. The professional / personal attention she provided over the several months of planning was fantastic.A very special thanks to Michael Prendergast our driver/guide. It feels funny writing about Michael as a driver/guide because right from the very moment we met him at the airport, we felt like we were traveling around Ireland with family. You couldn’t find a better ambassador of Ireland than Michael.

We were a family of 5 (traveling with mom who is almost 90) and we chose the 12 passenger van for our trip. Getting in/out of the van was quite easy for all of us and we had extra room to stretch-out during our day trips. Nice large windows for viewing the countryside. Each morning the van was spotless, stocked with water and ready at the appointed time (typically 15-20 minutes early). The van was always locked and secure at each stop. We felt very comfortable leaving personal items onboard if we didn’t want to carry them on our tours. Having the larger van was also nice to bring along extra clothing in case of any change in weather. Fortunately the weather was perfect and we never even needed the umbrellas provided on the van.

Our itinerary had us at Ashford Castle for 3 nights and The Malton, in Killarney, for 3 as well. Our last night was at Bunratty Castle Hotel because it was close to Shannon airport for our Sunday morning flight. 3 nights each at Ashford Castle and The Malton set a nice comfortable pace for our trip. Michael has a great deal of experience with all the major touring sites and scheduled our days so we would be one step ahead of the larger tour buses. We typically started each day at 9:00. His timing throughout the week was spot on and we never had to wait on other touring groups. He also had a number of “surprises” for us, which added to the overall 5-star experience. As he said, no “traps” on this trip – “no tourist traps!” He delivered!!

Thanks again Alison and Michael for a very memorable trip.

May 2016 - - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Tip of a Lifetime

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We had the most amazing trip!! We highly recommend!!! Paul our driver was incredible!!! Thank you for the trip of a lifetime.

May 2016 - Megan McLaughlin Lumley - Via Facebook - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The Ultimate Host & Guide!

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Dear Veronica,

Where do I begin to describe what an outstanding time we had in your beautiful country. It began at the airport where the cheerful Toni Collette picked us up and only got better with our superb driver/guide Martin Wilde. Martin was the ultimate host and guide! His knowledge of Ireland, Irish history and the highways and byways was most impressive. He made us feel very comfortable from the minute we met. His cheerful nature and sense of humor kept us entertained as well. He seemed to sense what we were interested in and went out of his way to make our trip memorable. Our trip was very relaxed, allowing us time to spend as much time as we wanted at the various sites. From the little villages, small cafes to the out of the way spots and the numerous photo opportunities he made our trip a once in a lifetime adventure. I think everyone in Ireland knows Martin! We are so very happy that your agency was recommended to us and we will surely recommend it to our friends and family.

There is no other way to see Ireland than with your company!

Plus, we had great weather with only one afternoon of rain!

Please pass our thanks on to Martin for a once in a lifetime trip!

Happy travelers,

John and Kay Cary

May 2016 - John & Kay Cary - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Fantastic Trip!

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Hi Alison! Well, we have been back in the States for over a week now and haven’t stopped thinking of our fantastic trip to Ireland. The trip was everything we had hoped for and more. Much of that is attributable to you and your company. Our driver/guide, Dermot, was terrific. By Wednesday we thought of him as one of us…just driving and with more knowledge of Ireland than the four of us!! He took us places that I’m sure most tourists on bus tours would have never seen. He recommended routes that were not on our original itinerary. And he was very accommodating. When we had enough of the van and just wanted to “pub it” he found just the right pub for us. Unfortunately he had to leave us after Wednesday for a personal matter but Eric picked right up and took us the final 2 days. Ireland is amazing and we would have liked to spend more time in the towns we visited…Dingle and Dick Mack’s!, Kinsale and the White House Pub, and Killarney and the Treacy’s Lodge…but your service was the pass to that amazing adventure. The lodging you arranged for us was spot on. Clean, ideally located, and owners as gracious and welcoming as you’d expect from the Irish. Wanted you to know and for Dermot to get a shout out. We’ll be back and next time for more than a week! Tom

May 2016 - Tom Dempsey, Hanover, PA - USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Thank You!

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Dear Alison,

Thank you and the rest of your staff for helping us create a wonderful Ireland adventure.

The services through ICT were exactly as advertised and executed as planned, that is most appreciated.

Paul was wonderful and we wish him much success. He was professional, safe, courteous, responsive, personable and overall fun and easy to spend our time with.

Thank you and have a wonderful day.

Amy and Michael Shannon

May 2016 - Amy and Michael Shannon - North Carolina, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Thank You and a Snapshot of our AMAZING Trip!

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It would take a novel to hold all the words of thanks and appreciation that we feel for Ireland Chauffeur Travel, Martin our amazing driver/guide and you Alison.

YOU made the process so smooth and simple from the initial contact two years ago when you quickly answered my very vague inquiry with a sample itinerary and cost.

When the time came to actually formulate the trip, YOU were there every step of the way, tweaking routes and hotels as I continued to add or delete things from the itinerary. From the very first personal contact with Ireland Chauffeur, John who did our airport pick up and Dublin orientation tour, we knew we were in good hands. Even your email to me once we arrived in Dublin giving me Martin’s name and contact information gave me complete confidence that THIS trip was going to go smoothly. Later that night Martin phoned me through the hotel switchboard and introduced himself. These sort of ‘little details’ made a HUGE impact and put Ireland Chauffeur at the head of the pack for customer service.

Martin Wilde–are there any words left to describe him that haven’t been used already in his many testimonials?
Quite simply, he likely is the nicest man we know. He was professional in his appearance and demeanor, friendly, warm, always jumping to grab our suitcases before we even thought about it, every morning had fresh water in our cup holders and the fridge was full with more, and his many suggestions of off the beaten track places to visit and meal suggestions were 100% perfect.

Martin’s knowledge of Irish history, culture, humorous stories and just the world in general both entertained and educated us. He was intuitive and quickly figured out when a shopping stop was needed (we had a few shoppers in the group), a rest stop, a food stop or, because it was lambing season, a photo op stop! We joked that of the 8 million sheep in Ireland, collectively we photographed at least half of them! Martin was patient as a saint and we never felt rushed even though at times it was like herding cats when you travel in a group of eight.

I have been on a few ‘bus tours’ and for the most part, they stick to a schedule that is not all that flexible. But with Martin and Ireland Chauffeur, we could make our own decisions and for example, stay longer, go later, show up early, or leave if it was raining, I may not be able to travel any other way in the future!

The accommodations were amazing. Mount Falcon in the countryside made us feel like we were in a country estate. The dinner in their restaurant, recently voted #1 in Ireland, was fantastic. Thank you for looking out for us by making dinner reservations. The quaint B&B Killarney Lodge was also perfect from the warm welcome by Mary to the absolutely sumptuous breakfasts both mornings. The location made it difficult to decide where to eat both nights due to so many great choices! And of course, Ashford Castle was the highlight and we all felt like royalty. Two couples dined in George V (we were one) and two dined at Cullens down the road. The ambiance, service and of course the food was memorable.

“Thank You’ just doesn’t seem like enough words but I wanted Ireland Chauffeur, you and Martin to know how very much we appreciated all you did for us to make our trip unforgettable. Ireland is a wonderful country full of the most friendly people we have ever met. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

Warm regards
Patricia and Doug Gordon

Patricia Gordon Party

May 2016 - Patricia & Doug Gordon - British Columbia, Canada - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Ireland Chauffeur Travel is WONDERFUL!

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My family of four (2 adults, 2 twenty-somethings) and my mom (a senior in her 80’s) traveled to Ireland, May, 2016. We wanted a comprehensive tour away from the busyness and noise of conventional tourism. ICT (specifically Veronica Dunne) helped us map out a trip from Dublin to Galway, Doolin, Kenmare, the Beara Peninsula, Kinsale, and back to Dublin. Veronica constructed a proposal for us of recommended lodging and attractions, working with our preferences, and they handled all of the booking.
Our driver, Paul Farrell, was friendly, knowledgeable, flexible, and funny! He was with us for the whole trip, educating us on this wonderful country, and helping to make appropriate changes to the itinerary if needed due to weather or our energy levels. He was also able to make excellent recommendations on restaurants and pubs, and gave us lots of direction on where to find good Irish music. We expected a driver and came away with a new Irish friend – so awesome! We also found ICT to be very responsive with any questions or issues we had from the road which I’m glad to say were minimal. Overall, a fantastic experience with a fantastic company and I would use them again!

May 2016 - Susan G - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Thank You!

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Good Evening Alison!

We did not want to let much more time slip away before we thanked you for everything you did to make our trip to Ireland truly magical! Your professionalism and expertise were evident every step of the way! The hotels, tours, food suggestions were amazing!

The icing on the cake was Mike! We could not have asked for a better tour guide! So accommodating, pleasant, knowledgeable and patient as we changed our minds every hour on the hour! We truly loved him as a professional and a person! Our trip was perfect! Thank you soooo much Mike!Laffertys

May 2016 - Robin Lafferty - New Jersey - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Great Tour

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Great tour. Very well constructed. Dermot was wonderful; very attentive and his mastery of Irish history was very helpful. We provided a 4 for the vehicle as there was a consistent door issue. Not a huge deal, and the Mercedes van is a great vehicle for these sort of tours.

April 2016 - Jeff Squires - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

We Had the Best Trip

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We had an absolutely fabulous driver, John Daly. He was extremely knowledgeable, respectful and kind. He modified our planned itinerary to better suit our needs and was very flexible. He was a safe and conscientious driver. Made wonderful dinner recommendations. He taught us so much about the country and it’s history, we left our tour ready to come back for another trip. I wish we had known it was an option to fly out of Shannon, that would have allowed us more time at the end of our trip. Perhaps you could suggest that to clients? Otherwise, we had the best trip and can’t wait to return!

April 2016 - Kristin Quinn - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Amazing Family Memories

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Every aspect of our trip was planned and executed with perfection. Veronica worked closely with us to develop the itinerary that all ages of our family would enjoy. The highlight was truly touring Ireland with our guide Martin. His knowledge and passion of Ireland was contagious. We are lucky to have met him. Special thanks to the team at Ireland Chauffeur Travel for creating some very special family memories.

April 2016 - Hughemetheny - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

I Highly Recommend This Company

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I usually don’t write reviews for anything, but I highly recommend this company to anyone going to Ireland! Eric Lye was our driver guide, and between Shane, Eibhlis, and Eric, our family trip to Ireland went smoothly, even with three young kids. We had a great time, thank you!

March 2016 - Hanna Kim - Via Facebook - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Perfect in Every Way

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Thank you so much for making our trip to Ireland perfect in every way! All of the hotels you selected for us were beautiful and perfectly located, the vehicle we traveled in was extremely comfortable and provided excellent viewing for all of us, and the itinerary was a nice combination of scenic driving, historical sites, and fun activities. The best part of our trip was our wonderful driver/guide, Martin. He was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. He was also extremely knowledgeable. We asked so many questions, and he always knew the answers. In addition to the pre-determined stops on our itinerary, he took us to many out of the way, quaint places that were so much fun for us. He really went above and beyond to make sure our trip was perfect. We can\’t wait to visit again and explore more of your beautiful country.

March 2016 - Rebecca and Steven Jones - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

We have so many wonderful memories from our trip

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We had a fantastic time in Ireland because of ICT. Veronica developed an amazing itinerary for our family trip for all ages both young and old. She worked closely with us to plan every aspect of our journey. The highlight of the trip was our tour guide and driver Martin. His knowledge and passion for Ireland was contagious. We have so many wonderful memories from our trip. Thank you ICT for all your work.

March 2016 - Wes Metheny - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

We Would Definitely Recommend this Service

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We had a wonderful day touring the sites on the itinerary, as well as other suggested locations from our driver. He was very flexible in terms of how our day progressed, knowledgeable about all of our stops, and very pleasant overall. We would definitely recommend this service to others interested in get ting out of Dublin city center without needing to rent a car.

March 2016 - Rebecca Higman - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

A Wonderful Time

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We had a wonderful time with Eric as our driver. He made every effort to make us feel comfortable and safe and he was very entertaining. We were re-tracing our roots and he would often throw in stories or information that pertained to our reason for visiting Ireland. We had a fantastic time and the hotels were amazing. We simply walked in and Eric told them that we were with Ireland Chauffeur and Travel and everything was simple. When I set up this trip I had to find activities that appealed to every age because I was traveling with my mother who was in her 70\’s and my daughter who was 9. Eric hit the spot with a great balance of entertainment, history and fun. We all had a wonderful time. Using Ireland Chauffeur Travel we were able to set our own schedule and so we were not nearly as tired as we were the last times we toured Ireland. Eric took us places off from the major roadways that we would have never seen if we were with him. It was a wonderful experience and we appreciate everything that Ireland Chauffeur Travel did for us both before and during our trip. I am hoping to coordinate a new tour to Ireland for friends who are interested in going to Ireland for the first time and I hope to use Ireland Chauffeur Travel to help me with all of the arrangements.

February 2016 - - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Wonderful trip

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We enjoyed a wonderful 10 day trip through southern Ireland for my husband, me, and our adult son. The tour company was wonderful in helping through the planning stages of the itinerary and accommodations. We had two different guides- Dermot for the beginning of the trip, and Patrick for the end. We liked both so much it would be impossible to say which we liked more. Both were knowledgeable, fun, and engaging. We saw so many interesting places- Dublin, Trinity College and the Book of Kells, Kylemore Abby, ancient castles, The Famine Memorial, the Dunbrody famine ship ,Kinsale, Doolin, Dingle Town, Galway…

Each morning the driver picked us up at our hotel at the time of our choosing, drove us to interesting sites and provided fascinating facts and narrative, and dropped us off at a new hotel at the next destination town. We traveled in a comfortable mivivan. We enjoyed every aspect of the trip and I highly recommend this company.

February 2016 - Iamnameless - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Touring Galway to Kerry and lots in between

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We just returned from our first visit to Ireland. In total, it was for seven days, primarily spent in the Galway area. However, my wife, my granddaughter and I wanted to visit the Kerry area during our stay. Since our schedule was tight we could only allocate two days to this. I contacted Ireland Chauffeur Travel and was fortunate to get Eibhlis Maher as their representative. Everything went like clockwork. The Van was great and the hotel in Killarney was magnificent. The Burren Plateau, the Cliffs of Moher and Bunratty Castle were great as well as the Ring of Kerry highlights. Our driver and tour guide, Eric Lye was awesome. He exhibited a fantastic knowledge of the areas toured, was a great story teller and just a joy to be with. He went out of his way to make our experience special. We saw places in Kerry that were magnificent and beyond the normal tourist spots. He went off course to take my wife to the town where her father was raised and actually got us there in time to attend mass in the church he attended. It was very emotional and special for my wife. We can’t thank Eibhlis and Eric enough for making this trip so memorable. You guys are a real asset to Ireland Chauffeur Travel.

February 2016 - Robert - Via Trip Advisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Wonderful Trip of a Lifetime

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I intentionally planned our trip trip to Ireland in the winter months and on short notice because we had done the “big tours” of Ireland in the past. I was traveling with my mother who is in her 70’s and my daughter who is under 10 who was seeing most of Ireland for the first time. I wanted them to see both major tourist attractions and small hidden secrets of Ireland. Ireland Chauffeur helped us make all of our hotel and travel arrangements. I only had a few places that I absolutely wanted to go and left the rest up to the company. Eric was our drive and guide. Our hotels were fantastic and beyond anything that I had expected . We had an absolute ball. We toured burial sites of kings, toured castles I had never seen and had a showdown with a sheep (no sheep were harmed). Our trip was amazing and I would highly recommend this company.

January 2016 - Kyotlaw - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The Best Way to Experience Ireland

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We were two couples wanting to see Ireland but more importantly experience the Irish people. We also didn’t want to drive ourselves…the left lane driving and a few pints led us to that decision! From our first inquiry fielded by Alison to our last good bye in Ireland to our drivers Dermot and Eric everything was first class. While we had an itinerary we were able to modify it as we wished. We made our first 2 nights lodging on our own and the other 5 nights were arranged by Ireland Chauffeur Travel. the guest houses (our requests) were clean, friendly, comfortable and in great walking location to the towns of Killarney and Kinsale. The best part of Ireland is the people…warm, friendly, and great story tellers. We definitely saw areas and events we would not have seen in a group tour or on our own. When we return, and we will, this is the service we will use.

January 2016 - Tom D - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Top Class Tour Company

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A top class tour company that is a credit to Ireland.
5 stars without doubt for tour guide Michael – any tourist will be very lucky to get him, simply one of the best!

January 2016 - Grainne Murphy - Via Facebook - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Best time in Dublin

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We had the pleasure of having Dermot Fogarty as our expert guide in Dublin on our recent ireland vacation. Dermot was the consummate gentleman with a quick wit and intense knowledge of the Dublin area. Dermot met us at the airport and right from the get go we knew we had made a wise decision to work with Ireland Chauffeur Travel. Dermot was always on time if not early, and went out of his way to cater our vacation to our needs. Our expectations were truly exceeded and we look forward to our next trip to Ireland.

December 2015 - Elisa G - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Family Trip of a Lifetime

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Just wanted to drop a note to thank Ireland Chauffeur travel for our awesome vacation . Our guide/ambassador to South Ireland was John Daly who was both Knowledgeable, courteous and quite entertaining ! John was a true professional and it was obvious he loves what he does and takes a lot of interest and pride in being the best in the business . We showed John some information from our family history and he went out of our way to do further research and guide us towards discovering our family routes. John was also quite helpful and knowledgeable in guiding us to best places for food and drink and saved us a lot of time in trying to figure it out ourselves. It was truly a trip of a lifetime and we thank John Daly and Ireland Chauffeur travel . We will certainly recommend your services to anyone that may be visiting Ireland in the future!

December 2015 - Elisa G - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Awesome Vacation

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Thanks to Ireland Chauffeur travel for our awesome vacation . Our guide/ambassador to South Ireland was  John Daly  who was both Knowledgeable, courteous and quite entertaining ! John was a true professional and it was obvious he loves what he does and takes a lot of interest and pride in being the best in the business . We showed John some information from our family history and he went out of our way to do further research and guide us towards discovering our family routes . John was also quite helpful and knowledgeable in guiding us to best places for food and drink and saved us a lot of time in trying to figure it out ourselves .  It was truly a trip of a lifetime and we thank John Daly and Ireland Chauffeur travel . We will certainly recommend your services to anyone that may be visiting Ireland in the future !

We also had the pleasure of having Dermot Fogarty as our expert guide in Dublin on our recent Ireland vacation   . Dermot was the consummate gentleman with a quick wit and intense knowledge of the Dublin area . Dermot met us at the airport and right from the get go we knew we had made  a wise decision to work with Ireland Chauffeur travel . Dermot was always on time if not early, and went out of his way to cater our vacation to our needs. Our expectations were truly exceeded and we look forward to our next trip to Ireland

Thank You,

P.G

December 2015 - - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

John Daly a Truly Amazing Driver Guide

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“John Daly, our driving guide and also handled the transfers in Dublin was a special treat for us as well. He was truly amazing!”

December 2015 - - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Dream Come True

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I finally got to experience Ireland, a dream come true! I could not have asked for a better way to experience Ireland then with Ireland Chauffeur Travel. Our driver Paul was with us for 6 days and we had a blast with him. So much fun. Highly recommend this company! From start to finish they were fantastic.

November 2015 - Caddycfw - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The Trip of a Lifetime!

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On behalf of the Williams/Finneran family, I’d like to thank our guide, Martin Wilde, and Ireland Chauffeur Travel for planning and executing a FANTASTIC trip!

 

Martin was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating, with a calm nature and great sense of humor. As we traveled the scenic Country of Ireland, he knew a great deal about local history and culture, but also Ireland’s ancient history. He knew the best restaurants to grab a quick bite, or the best angles for the perfect picture. Martin was always on his toes and working towards enhancing our experience. We never felt pressured or rushed and the pace of the trip was perfect.

 

Thank you Martin for going the extra mile to make our stay in Ireland the trip of a lifetime!

October 2015 - Williams/Finneran family - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Personal Guide that was Extremely Knowledgeable

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Wow, what a trip. We had toured Europe with my husband driving and this time we were looking for a driver and a small van for 9 of us to see Ireland. What happened was we got a personal guide that was extremely knowledgeable and he did the driving. The company makes the hotel reservations. Off we left from Dublin and got our first history lesson, Martin knew Irish history and we were ready every day for him to expand on the lesson. We would discuss the plan of the day to see Backroads not tourist attractions with bus coaches lined up and long lines. Amazing, small lakes, monastery’s, waterfalls, sheep, stops to walk a bridge, hippie nurseries, a stained glass window in a church with the sun shining correctly. Martin had suggestions for lunch, a favourite Mannings in Ballickey for sample trays, a taste of Poitin at Molly’s, the chocolatier. At day’s end, he would recommend restaurants for dinner and we would plan our next day adventure. We heard Irish music and had Jaunty Horse carriage pick us up at the hotel. We saw out of the way waterfalls, tasted a banana chocolate pie, ate a potato chip sandwich and stayed in a castle. The van was comfortable with water available. Whenever we saw a photo opportunity, Martin stopped for the best angle. He is knowledgeable, with a sense of Irish humour and a gentleman. Six nights later and back in Dublin, we had seen the beauty of Ireland (no rain, sunny skies helped) and the company sent a driver to drop us off at the train station.

October 2015 - Theresa B Via Tripadvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: small-group-tour-of-ireland

Thank you for making our tour the experience of a lifetime!

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I cannot thank you enough for arranging our wonderful tour. We were met promptly at the airport in Dublin and given the city tour, then dropped off at The Merrion. We had a lovely room and enjoyed our stay. The highlight of the trip was our wonderful guide and driver, Eric Lye. His knowledge of Irish history and of every place we visited was beyond belief. What wonderful memories were brought back from my previous visit and new ones added. He was witty as well as a gentleman in every regard. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting the best possible experience. Also, our hotels were very special, and we enjoyed our stays in each one. Then when it came time to leave, our Dublin driver arrived promptly at 6:30 a.m. and we arrived at the airport in good time for our international flight.

Thank you for making our tour the experience of a lifetime.

October 2015 - - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Ireland has to be a Destination Stop!

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Gerald Burke, our personal guide, was outstanding. He was patient, considerate, and really a knowledgeable resource, and outright fun! He made things happen when we went a different direction, quickly and with apparent ease. We had the opportunity to meet Shane, from Ireland Chauffeur Travel too. He did an excellent job. Probably the most incredible opportunity presented itself, simply because Gerard was a member at Ballybunion, one of the oldest, and highest ranked golf course in the world. He also was a previous Captain there too. He asked if I wanted to play. Next thing you know, we had a tee time at 1.45pm the next day. The course was simply incredible, gorgeous, and freakishly devilish! I loved it. To top it all off, my wife almost started crying in excitement, as we pulled up to the Dromoland Castle resort. I had the chance to play another awesome golf course there at Dromoland! We had one incredible stop after another. Ireland has to be a destination stop for anyone who loves Golf, history, beautiful landscapes, bird watching, and Guinness! The small town people were the best of the best. What a trip. Also,. I’d hate to end this note without giving a shout out to our friends at the horse stables, Johnny and Tanya turned a 1 hour ride into a 3 hour event! Magnificent!!

 

October 2015 - P. Watson - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The Company bent over backwards to make the trip a dream

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The company bends over backwards to make the trip a dream. They made sure we got to every attraction we desired (and that was monumental). The drivers, Paul and Dermot, gave us a depth of culture and history that we would not have gotten on a large tour. We were pampered with outstanding hotels.

One of our group had a medical emergency and members of the company went above and beyond the call of duty to facilitate treatment and get us around for hospitalization. They were genuinely concerned.

We would highly recommend touring Ireland with this company.

October 2015 - Mmorley - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Ireland Chauffeur Travel Tour Exceeds all expectations. a truly phenomenal trip and brilliant way to see Ireland the first time around!

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Ireland Chauffeur Travel and Martin Wilde – July 2015 – a truly phenomenal trip and brilliant way to see Ireland the first time around!! Tripped onto your website by sheer luck (as only the Irish can), contacted your company, worked with Grainne on all the wonderful details, booked the trip for 13 family members and the rest is history. Eight nights, over 220 km, great accommodations, amazing sites, good food and the best time was had by all – ages ranged from 17 to 57! We knew that a lot would hinge on our tour guide and we couldn’t have been more pleased –  Martin was and is exceptional. Very welcoming and professional and he quickly read our interests and adjusted our tour accordingly. His recommendations were appreciated and he did not lead us astray. We were happy to sit back, in comfort, relax and have a worry free, busy but not hectic trip. He was flexible on pick-up and drop-off, he catered to us, making bookings for shows and golf, taking us off the beaten path and keeping us away from the crowds of the tourist traps. His knowledge of Ireland, the countryside, the towns, the people, it seemed endless. He has a love for the history of Ireland but his humor was not lost either. Thank you Martin, you made our trip exceptional. In closing, Ireland Chauffeur Tours exceeded all of our expectations and we highly recommend your company and Martin to everyone who shows interest in a guided tour. Great job! We hope to be back!

 

October 2015 - The O'Reilly Gang: Kevin, Neil, Teresa, Marion, Connie & Sharlene & Co - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Ireland Chauffeur Travel is THE company to book with!

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This is the third time my sister and I have used Ireland Chauffeur Travel and once again we could not have been happier. From start to finish, everything was perfect! We had a great experience planning our trip with Alison, Joseph met us at Shannon airport and delivered us safely to Galway. Our guide for the week was Paul Williams, who we cannot say enough about. Paul was absolutely fantastic! Knowledgeable, funny, interesting, a complete pleasure to be with. We could not have asked for a better person to show us around. We were even able to locate the farm land that our grandfather was raised on! We went off the beaten path and saw some truly amazing sights. Each day with Paul was better than the next. We were in Galway for a day on our own before flying out and truly missed having Paul with us!!! Billy picked us up and drove us to the airport and he was a pleasure as well. Ireland Chauffeur Travel has a knack for hiring topnotch people in all aspects of their business. There is no reason to look anywhere else. Ireland Chauffeur Travel is THE company to book with!

October 2015 - K. Foster - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Great Company!

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We used Ireland Chauffeur Travel to go from Dublin to Cork. We spent 3 nights in Dublin on our own after they dropped us off from the airport. Then went to Kilkenny, Tralee and Cork for 2 nights each then we were dropped off at the airport. They arranged our hotels with breakfast included in all the cities. They suggest a hotel/B&B/castle for you after you tell them what you are looking for. Our driver was Mike and he was wonderful! There were 4 married couples in our group (we arranged the group) and all said we loved the whole experience. We will use this company again because they were very friendly and thorough. We had no issues with anything!

October 2015 - - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

'Martin Wilde you're the best!'

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Praise for Martin Wilde from the W. Wallace Party:

Martin you’re the best! I never expected such great service from our guide! You made our holiday unforgettable. Thank you very much. Thank you for this wonderful time – beautiful country – beautiful people

We have never traveled with a driver guide before and didn’t know what to expect. BUT…what we discovered was you – a total professional with an in-dept knowledge of Irish history and a bottomless amount of Irish humor.

 

There are not enough thank yous to describe how much we appreciated and enjoyed our time with you. You are such a smart, kind and thoughtful gentleman. Our trip was spectacular due, in a very long part, to your attention and kindness. We can only say thank you – but know that it means so much more!

As we put this whole trip together, it was hard to imagine how it would all work out with the expectation that we, as a group, would have a great time. You have provided a seamless and significant interaction with us as a group and as individuals and we all sincerely appreciate it.

You brought so much to the tour. your knowledge and love for your country is infectious. Thank you so much for showing us you beautiful country, rich in history.

You have made this time in your beautiful country a time we will always remember and cherish! Thank you for all you have done to make this a wonderful holiday!

Amazing sights, beautiful scenery and a knowledgeable guide made the perfect vacation with friends even better! Thanks for all you did to accommodate all our wants and needs and for making our trip unforgettable.

Such a wonderful guide and gentleman. While showing us around your beautiful island, you always showed us the best and your suggestions were always outstanding. We enjoyed your history lessons, mixed with your wonderful wit. Thank you for all of your kindness and thoughtful consideration for all of us during the tour!

 

 

October 2015 - W. Wallace Party - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The Whole Tour was Fabulous from Beginning to End

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Words of Praise for Paul Williams:

A month ago my husband and I, along with our daughter and son-in-law, were enjoying the last couple of days of our adventure in Ireland. We’re still thinking about our time in that beautiful country and wishing we were there. One of the reasons our trip was so enjoyable was due to the excellent driver/guide who accompanied us on our tour. Paul Williams was the perfect person to show us Ireland! We had a never been there so everything was new and we wanted to see and learn about everything. if we had attempted to drive ourselves cross country and from place to place, we enjoyed the scenery and listening to Paul’s fascinating stories about Irish history and what it’s like to live in Ireland today. He seemed to know something about every place we drove through or visited! It was great. We can’t thank him enough for everything he taught us – it really helped us to appreciate the beauty of the island as well as the challenges that arise from landscape and circumstances.

As well as guiding us, Paul also listened well and discerned our particular interests: my husband was interested in discovering more about his family’s Irish ancestors from Galway and Paul guided him to several useful and interesting books about the area.

Paul was great at pointing us towards pubs we’d enjoy or restaurants we might like. He was unfailing friendly and helpful. Every day he greeted us with a cheerful face and excitement for the day ahead.

The whole tour was fabulous from beginning to end – we enjoyed everything we saw and all the things we did. But I have to say having Paul Williams as our guide and driver made it even better. He’s all I would have wanted a guide to be: friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, patient, cheerful and fun!

 

October 2015 - J. Kuehl - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

'The best trip of our lives'

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Our family of 11 had the best trip of our lives September 2015 thanks to Alison and Ireland Chauffeur Travel! John Ryan was absolutely awesome, and we feel like we made a friend for life! All the accommodations were in the perfect location in each town we traveled to, and we liked the freedom to be able to change things up a bit as we toured your beautiful country. We will definitely use and recommend your company again.

 

October 2015 - D. Johnson - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

7 day car tour of Ireland for the two of us...first trip to Ireland

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Ita O’Mahoney, our driver guide, was the best thing about our tour! While the tour was absolutely fabulous, she was even more so! Her history knowledge was a great addition to the trip on a constant basis, as well as her choice of places to eat! Her unique sense of humor kept my wife and I highly entertained throughout the trip. The office staff had set us up with a great itinerary and Ita constantly tweaked the visits to best suit us….first trip to Ireland and she made us feel right at home. We recommend Ireland Chauffeur Travel and HIGHLY recommend Ita for your guide!

October 2015 - - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

An Unforgettable Trip of Ireland

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Eric,

Thank you so much for a wonderful tour of Ireland!! Your knowledge and driving skill made this an unforgettable trip!

 

September 2015 - Steven & Nancy Arter - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

A Wonderful Tour of Ireland

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From September 01st to 08th we were privileged and delighted to enjoy a wonderful tour of Ireland, which included very fine accommodations at the Merrion Hotel, Dromoland Castle, Sheen Falls Lodge and Fitzpatrick Castle. Our itinerary was fantastic! We wanted you to know how very much we appreciated and enjoyed or professional, versatile, and kindhearted Driver Guide, Paul Williams. We couldn’t image a better Driver Guide. Not only did we have safe travels, but Paul’s vast knowledge of Irish history, culture and historical sites enhanced our journey beyond our expectations. Paul’s recommendations to us regarding dining and shopping were superb and very much appreciated.

We would like you to know that our Ireland holiday was truly the very best experience of our lifetimes! Ireland is very beautiful and enchanting. We would love to return someday.

 

September 2015 - Rob and Peg Gibson - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Best stress free vacation!

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Our trip was amazing, we spent three weeks with Ireland Chauffeur Travel. The knowledgeable and experienced drivers made the trip! Each driver had something new to add, which was great. They handled everything from picking us up from the airport, booking all hotels and attractions, booking dinner reservations, everything. The company was also very sweet in sending a bottle of champagne to our room because they heard we got engaged! Very sweet of them.

We toured all of Ireland and Scotland in three weeks in September and we did not want to leave. I almost cried leaving Ireland 🙁 and wanted to stay another week, but then we got to Scotland and was amazed at the beauty of the landscapes. Especially Isle of Skye!

This was the first time we have hired a company to setup our vacation, and we did tell them what we were interested in seeing and they nailed it! We actually were in contact with a couple other travel companies in Ireland, compared notes and decided Ireland Chauffeur Travel was the best option without a doubt.

September 2015 - Dawn P - From TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The only way to see Ireland!

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We are coming up to the end of our wonderful holiday in Ireland. We have been here for two weeks and started in Dublin and will end there too. Our guide Paul from Dublin through Wicklow to Cork was terrific! So knowledgeable and interesting. Then, John Sheridan picked us up in Cork and has taken us everywhere since then. He is fantastic, so knowledgeable, interesting and a true Irishman! Having him escort us and drive is wonderful. This truly is the best way to see this beautiful country. Amazing! Thank you John and Paul for making our trip so memorable and stress free! Wouldn’t want to drive the skinny roads without you and we have learned so much.

September 2015 - WTA - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

A trip to remember

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Both Dermot Fogarty and Patrick McCarthy were outstanding. They were knowledgeable on the history, culture, geography, pubs & restaurants of Ireland and made this a trip to remember. Seamus picked us up Day 1 but we only saw him a very short time. Nice man. Alison was very good to work with too. Office was very helpful during the visit, (Jessica). We could not have done and seen what we did without your group. It was great to be able to do some things “on the fly”. Thanks so much.

September 2015 - Paul Quealy - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Very pleased with the whole experience

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Very pleased with the whole experience. If anyone is wondering if hiring a chauffeur is worth the money… the answer is a resounding YES. If you do hire a chauffeur, this is the company to use.

September 2015 - Janice L. Russo - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The top of the list of the numerous trips we've taken

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We’re a group of 8 couples who’ve been friends for over 30 years. Our tour with Ireland Chauffeur Travel would have to rank at the top of the list of the numerous trips we’ve taken together previously. The hospitality, humor and wit of the Irish are without equal and pictures cannot accurately convey just how lush and beautiful a country it is. But what really elevated this trip above all the rest was our guide, Martin Wilde. As someone in our group observed, it was such a joy to experience somebody who is at the absolute top of his game and represents the pinnacle of his profession. With a group as large as ours, decision making (where to dine, which destinations to visit, etc.) can sometimes be a very time consuming and frustrating process. Martin eliminated this source of stress by gaining our trust immediately with his vast knowledge and intuitive sense of what would be most appealing to our group. His recommendations were always spot on. We never waited in a line because he always knew the best time to go and seemed to know somebody at each of our destinations. He led us to some stunningly beautiful places that were not in any of the guide books. We were touched by his kindness in always finding a way to accommodate the needs of two members of our group who were experiencing mobility limitations due to recent knee surgeries. I could go on but will simply close with a story that I think encapsulates our experience with Martin. Several of us were queued up in a long line at the Aer Lingus check-in counter at the Shannon airport when one of the agents came out and instructed those without boarding passes to form a separate line. Since we all had our boarding passes, we went to the head of the line and were checked in first. Although we have no evidence to support this, we couldn’t help but feel that Martin was somehow behind this reversal of fortune.

September 2015 - William Wallace - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

No Reason to Look Anywhere Else

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This is the third time my sister and I have used Ireland Chauffeur Travel and once again we could not have been happier. From start to finish, everything was perfect! We had a great experience planning our trip with Alison, Joseph met us at Shannon airport and delivered us safely to Galway. Our guide for the week was Paul Williams, who we cannot say enough about. Paul was absolutely fantastic! Knowledgeable, funny, interesting, a complete pleasure to be with. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to show us around. We were even able to locate the farm land that our grandfather was raised on! We went off the beaten path and saw some truly amazing sights. Each day with Paul was better than the next. We were in Galway for a day on our own before flying out and truly missed having Paul with us!!! Billy picked us up and drove us to the airport and he was a pleasure as well. Ireland Chauffeur Travel has a knack for hiring topnotch people in all aspects of their business. There is no reason to look anywhere else. Ireland Chauffeur Travel is THE company to book with!

September 2015 - Katie Foster - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Overwhelming Joy

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There is simply not enough space on this form for me to express my absolute joy over our trip’s experience. From the initial planning with Grainne and Jessica to our time spent with our driver Paul Farrell, I cannot put into words my overwhelming sense of joy. Ireland is indeed a treasure, not merely from a historical aspect but it is to the land and to the people which make Ireland indeed special. I was at first a bit hesitant to “hire” a driver as I am use to plotting and planning my own adventures but everyone said if you go to Ireland, the best way to see it is by car and you really don’t want to be driving, something about that opposite side of the road business 🙂 How blessed we were to find Ireland Chauffeur Travel and what a gift from God it was to have Paul as our tour director/driver. Paul made our trip what it was as he shared with us the love he has for his home, after 11 days on the road, we became more than friends, more like family. It is an experience that I will carry with me for the rest of my life and my prayer is to one day return. My deepest gratitude to Irish Chauffeur Travel and to Paul for giving me a lasting and precious gift.

September 2015 - Julie Cook - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

A First Rate Holiday

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Ita O’Mahoney, our Driver Guide was a great joy to be around and very helpful. As “first timers” to Ireland she made sure we were comfortable throughout the whole experience and provided little “extras” to help us have a first rate holiday. All the B&B’s were a bit different (we stayed in a different one each night)and each gave us a little different view on your great country.

September 2015 - Freddie Ligon - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

We would use ICT again for sure!

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There were 8 of us on the tour, 4 married couples. We had Mike for our driver and he was wonderful! The vehicle was always spotless inside and outside and looked brand new. Mike was always so helpful and knew so much about everywhere we went, he gave us a lot of great tips for when we were on our own. We would use s ICT again for sure!

September 2015 - Kelly Budnick - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The trip of a lifetime

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This trip was planned with the assistance of Alison Lonergan. She was a delight to deal with – responsive, respectful of my budget, and helpful with itinerary suggestions. The hotels we stayed in were beautiful and well located in each town. When we parted with our driver each day, we were always within walking distance of restaurants and pubs.

Our drivers, Martin Wilde and Paul, were knowledgeable and great story tellers. Though we had our itinerary, we added and subtracted things along the way. Martin suggested a stop at the Avoca Woolen Mill, and we were captivated by it. He also took us to Knockavilla, and the ‘kids’ got to see where their grandparents were born and raised. Definitely worth skipping other bits of the itinerary.

Paul helped us find a dinner show with Irish song and step dancing in Killarney, and it was simply spectacular. Also, thanks to Paul, we got to tour the heritage center in Cashel, and see J. Hayes (my father) listed as a member of the Third Tipperary Brigade.

Every service provided by Ireland Chauffeur Travel was top notch. I would gladly use them again, and gladly recommend them.

September 2015 - - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The Ultimate Personalized Touring Experience

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Look no further than “Ireland Chauffeur Travel”, if you dream of having the most glorious trip of a lifetime in Ireland! After reading nothing but extremely positive reviews on TripAdvisor, I felt completely confidant that our 9 day tour would be in the best of hands- and it far surpassed my expectations! Shane Leahy and his crew could not have been more professional, and thoughtful in putting together our trip which began at Dublin, then headed south through Cashel, Cork, Dingle, Killarney and ending up in Doolin (my favorite town of all). They worked with us in shaping an itinerary that most fit our needs. The best part of using a private touring company is the flexibility that you have to make changes along the way (whether it be because of rain, a special event in a nearby town, etc). These things are next to impossible when using a mega-bus touring company and extremely large groups.
I am leaving the best for last when I say that our small group had the privilege of riding with Michael Prendergast. He was an absolute joy to be with, and by the last day, we all felt like he was part of our family. Every morning when he greeted us, his shirts were always neatly pressed, shoes shined, etc .- a man who takes great pride in representing himself, his company, and his beloved country. His knowledge and passion of Ireland’s history, folklore, and modern day culture was endless. Of course, all of this was peppered with that notorious Irish wit and humor, which left us with never a dull moment especially, on some of our longer treks! The icing on the cake, was every now and the, when Mike would break out into a song- usually a beautiful Irish ballad that would leave us all mesmerized. Thank-you, Ireland Chauffeur Travel, and especially, Mike Prendergast for making our Ireland dream vacation a reality. We will be back again, most definitely!

September 2015 - Maureen - From TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

East coast to west coast

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Just returned from an amazing trip put together for us by Ireland Chauffeur Travel. I have been several times to Europe , on our own and with respected tours as Perrillo and Tauk but nothing compares to what Ireland Chauffeur Travel offered us. Thank you Shane for giving us memories of a lifetime for a well thought out tour with wonderful hotels and B and B’s. Lucky us that we had the good fortune to have Mike Pendergrast as our driver. A fine , talented, witty and passionate gentlemen who made every day extra special with laughs and thoughtfulness and wonderful knowledge of his homeland. This is the only way to travel and to see Ireland. Miss you Mike.
-Cookie

September 2015 - - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Money well spent

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We were hesitant, at first, to spend the extra money to hire a driver when a group of us went to Ireland for 8 days. We are all so glad we did! From the golf reservations to the suggested itineraries, Ireland Chauffeur Travel handled all the details in a professional and efficient manner. Everything went so smoothly. Our Driver, Kevin F was knowledgeable, friendly, courteous and punctual. He went out of his way to make sure that we were having the vacation that we wanted. He drove, pointed out things we would have missed along the way, while we marveled at the magnificent scenery. He was also extremely flexible. If we deviated from the suggested itinerary, he was more than willing to accommodate us if he could. Overall a wonderful experience. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this company to family and friends and hope to see Kevin again when we return. Great job!

September 2015 - - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Fabulous time, Great tour and wonderful guide

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8 family and friends embarked on 8 day tour of Dublin, western , southwestern and west coast of Ireland. Things we were most impressed with include:

Mercedes Van: It was as good as you can get for a tour . Outfitted with 9 luxury seats we rode in comfort everywhere in Ireland. Storage in the back for more than ample for luggage for 8 and golf clubs for 5. Water available on board and big windows to see the countryside. Clean beyond belief!!! Mike our guide cleans it every morning before departing.

Senior Driver Guide Mike Prendergast
Your driver guide is key to a good experience and Mike gets a 10 plus for taking care of us. Mike got to know the group very quickly and we had great communication on what was important to us. He tailored our trip to make sure the things we wanted to do were done timely and comfortably.
Mike helped us with restaurants, lunches , local dance shows, and recommendations on what to do in the evening by ourselves.

If anything exceeded our expectation it was Mike and the care and insight he gave the tour to make in memorable for the entire group.

Hotels:
Brooks… good location ,very nice staff but the rooms were on the small side. If you are in for one night it works but extended I would explore others.

Hayfield Manor Cork
First class all the way!!

Killarney Park Hotel
First class and great location to walk in the evening or have dinner

Dromoland Castle
Very nice and beautiful grounds …first class staff

Ashford Castle:
Well they saved the best for last … World renown beautifully restored castle. A real jewel. Rooms were large and views of the water. Highlights we did at the castle .Harris hawks with trainer in the woods . We carried the birds and they would swoop back to us for food. Really a treat.
Boat to tour of the lake… Largest lake in Ireland and 55 minutes tour on small boat. Met a the pair of Irish wolf hounds in the lobby every morning for socialization with the guest. Walked the grounds and relaxed in the beautiful tranquility of years ago memories.

All in all it was a perfect trip that left all of us with a great feeling for Ireland and great work the tour company did to make our trip fun, relaxing and informative.

September 2015 - - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Amazing 3 day tour!

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We booked an amazing 3 day tour with Ireland Chauffeur! We were 6 girls from the USA. From the start they were easy to work with, they replied quickly with a suggested itinerary and we were able to book through the website. We had Martin as a tour guide (HE WAS AMAZING! HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND). He had a great sense of humor and tailored our tour to us. Including wine & chocolate & shopping! What more could girls want?

We explored castles, kissed the blarney stone, enjoyed the town of Cork, drove through Killarney national park, Kenmare, shopping in speciality irish shops, visited Kilkee cliffs, etc, etc etc. They booked our accommodations each night and they were always wonderful and were within walking distance to the local pubs/restaurants.

The pricing was very reasonable for a private tour. The bus/car was in great condition (even had outlets for charging) and was always stocked with water.


September 2015 - Tina S - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Really Enjoyed Ireland

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We really enjoyed Ireland and having Breda as our guide made all the sights come to life. I would love to return to Ireland and stay in some of the towns for longer periods of time. The days flew by.

August 2015 - -Dave Fowler - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Very Accommodating and Informative

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The driver was very accommodating and informative. John adjusted the itinerary to account for inclement weather, and special requests as we made our way through Ireland. He valued our privacy and allowed ample time for us to explore on our own while providing excellent venue recommendations that allowed us to maximize our enjoyment. John was an excellent fit for us, and we highly recommend him as a driver, guide, and friend.

August 2015 - William Jump - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

You can't go wrong with Ireland Chauffeur Travel!

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We had an amazing time on our 6 day tour with Ireland Chauffeur Travel and our driver, John! This was the second time my husband and I used Ireland Chauffeur but the first experience for our adult sons (28 and 25) who had an incredible time also! All of our accommodations were excellent with Ashford Castle being the highlight. John was extremely knowledgeable about all of the places we visited from Dublin to Athlone to Cong and Galway, and was very flexible when it came to switching up the itinerary a bit. The special historical sites he showed us were very interesting and the food and weather made it a perfect trip! You can’t go wrong with Ireland Chauffeur Travel!

August 2015 - John and Kathleen Rindt - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

One of Our best decisions

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One of our best decisions was to hire a chauffeured van with a driver for a few days. Patrick was an amazing tour guide and so much fun. Thanks for making our first trip to Ireland a very memorial one.

August 2015 - -Sue Redmond - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

We could not have chosen a better way to see and enjoy Ireland

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We just completed a 10-day trip to Ireland and thanks to Ireland Chauffeur Travel, we feel we did it with perfection! Our Guide for the trip, John Daly, is like none other. All that needs to be shared is this quote, “I feel I found my lost cousin”. John made our first Ireland experience truly fantastic! John not only directed us to all the sights, but takes a close and personal interest in ensuring that we had a complete experience. He is exceedingly knowledgeable, caring, and appreciated our unique desires and goals. He took us places not traveled by the tour buses and mass population providing a complete and full perspective of the beautiful country.
Ireland Chauffeur Travel and John Daly specifically did not miss a beat and we would recommend them and John to EVERY person visiting the beautiful country!!!!

August 2015 - Todd - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Quality Customer Service Focused Company

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Flanagan July 2015I am very pleased that I chose Ireland Chauffeur Travel for my family trip to Ireland. From the moment that Shane answered my initial e-mail, I knew that I was dealing with a quality, customer service focused company. Michael Prendergast was our drive/guide. He arrived promptly every morning. I don’t know how he did it, but his recommendations were always perfect for my family. The bus was spotless and exceptionally comfortable. We had a wonderful travel experience with him. His professionalism coupled with his love for Ireland made our trip most enjoyable.

All of Michael’s recommendations suited our personalities perfectly. We especially loved the tour of Dingle and visiting Dingle Crystal. Seeing Sean cut crystal was one of the highlights that our children are telling their friends about. Of course, the spontaneous trip to Ashford Castle delighted my daughter, Kelly, who had her heart set on seeing a real, working castle.

Thank you for arranging such a lovely trip for my family, and for choosing Michael as our driver/guide.

August 2015 - Flanagan - NJ, USA - Toured in July 2015. - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Excellent Irish Experience

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This driving service was excellent to say the least. Our driver Kevin, was truly excellent in all respects. He was an experienced, highly personable and very knowledgeable about the country. I would highly recommend him to anyone traveling to Ireland. Great job to the organization overall as well!

August 2015 - IFJ12 - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Driving through the countryside with a unique twist

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Just finished a quick four day tour of south central Ireland with Ireland Chauffeur Travel. The driver met us at Dublin Airport and confirmed that we would be starting the tour in the morning. Even though the driver’s duties in the first day was to drop us at our hotel, she suggested numerous day tours that we could do on our own that afternoon. We agreed to taking the Guinness Store House tour and she waited for us to sign in to the hotel, freshen up and return. Off we went under her guidance as she dropped us off in front of this temple to beer! The next three days was a great blend of touring, history and immersion in Irish culture…and food and drink. Three castles, ancient ruins and quaint towns were all on the agenda. Our driver, Breda, brought a unique twist as our travel group was three females and two males. She guided the family past the tourist traps and to local merchants that charged honest prices for their products. Her recommendations for food and drink in every town we visited were all home runs. Great local dominated establishments. The history lessons that went along with our touring the countryside were informative and not overwhelming. Unfortunately, the tour went too fast and leaves us with all five saying that we would definitely go again with this touring company and definitely asking for Breda!

August 2015 - Captyack - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Great time had by all

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Thank you Ireland Chauffeur for everything you did to help out in our family vacation. We were a group of 11 and were renting a house in Dublin, but we wanted to make a few day trips out into the countryside to see some sights. Ireland Chauffeur was great to work with. Orla was quick to respond to my numerous emails and answer any questions I had. She put together a great itinerary and one that was affordable for everyone in our group. Our driver, Robbie Roche was fantastic. He really made our trip. He was informative and entertaining, and we always felt comfortable with him. Robbie even took pictures for us so we never had to worry about taking our own photos. That was a nice touch. We left with a flash drive with loads of pictures. We were lucky to have Robbie as our tour guide. A few weeks after getting home we asked our 4 year old what he liked about Ireland and he said that he misses Robbie’s bus. Thank you Robbie and Ireland Chauffeur for a wonderful experience.

July 2015 - Jefeleaf - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

8 Day Tour

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We have just completed a wonderful 8 day chauffeur drive tour of Ireland. We had an excellent driver cum guide – Breda who made our whole trip enjoyable. The company provided a local cell phone to enable easy coordination with our guide. Thanks Alison. We saw all the highlights of Dublin, Cork & Galway always hindered by the Irish weather. One minor complaint is that we could have used more professional advice from Alison for our choice of cities & stayed in Killarney instead of Cork but that’s a minor complaint. We recommend this company for Chauffeur Drive Tours.

July 2015 - Senior1001 - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Our family trip to Ireland was wonderful

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We were a group of ten family members touring for seven days. Ireland Chauffeur Travel arranged the tour which included our amazing tour guide/driver Patrick. Having Patrick “look after us” and guide us made the entire trip fun and relaxing as well as informative. We were able to enjoy the beautiful scenery and towns while Patrick took care of every detail of this carefully planned escorted tour of Ireland. We traveled in style in the comfortable 12 passenger Mercedes Sprinter bus and each night we received a warm and friendly welcome at superior accommodations. I would highly recommend the tour company Ireland Chauffeur Travel and especially recommend our guide Patrick.

July 2015 - Mart - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Such a great trip in Ireland

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Outstanding. Booked for my 5 grown granddaughters and myself. Our driver-guide, Eric, was passionate about Irish history and the small van was able to go places where larger vehicles couldn’t go. Out hotel bookings were most satisfactory and it was a pleasure to work with this company.

July 2015 - rvsherry - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Our trip to Ireland was wonderful.

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Our trip to Ireland was wonderful and was enhanced by the tremendous job Patrick did in showing us around. Once Patrick got to know our small group of 8 he did a great job of showing us things we had planned to see along with other things he thought we would enjoy. If you are thinking about a trip and want to have a great guide ask for Patrick.

July 2015 - T J K - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Request Patrick!

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We began our travels from Dromoland Castle with a group of 12 people. We were in Ireland for 10 days and it was one of the best trips I have ever taken. Thanks to our driver Patrick, we toured the countryside and got a first hand look at the Irish culture. Patrick was so delightful and funny. We laughed the whole ten days. He never ceased to go the extra mile for our two families and catered to each person to make sure we all had a great time. Patrick’s motto is to make it “our trip” so he is very lenient if we wanted to stop and take a picture or change the schedule a little. Awesome, awesome trip!

June 2015 - Lex2366 - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Our 10 day trip in Ireland was fantastic!

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Our group of 7 friends had a wonderful trip to Ireland with Ireland Chauffer Travel. The trip was put together by Orla Leahy who booked us into great hotels and B&B’s. Traveling in the Mercedes Van with our driver Mike couldn’t have been better. He made our trip combining golf and sightseeing work for everyone, golfer and non-golfer alike. He had an extensive knowledge of the country and went out of his way to make sure we found good pubs and restaurants and saw all the best of Irish history and culture. You could not do better than this company.

June 2015 - Gary R - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Fond Memories

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We saw most of the things/places we wanted to see. We were up and out early most days! We really enjoyed the “bed & breakfast” places! Paddy was an excellent guide and driver! The van was comfortable and easy to get in to; the seats were high so we could see very easily. We have fond memories of our “home land” and especially Alison Lonergan!

June 2015 - Katherine O'Neil - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

A Wonderful and Unforgettable Experience

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The experience with your driver/guide and itinerary was a wonderful and unforgettable experience. We especially appreciated Eric’s driving skill and suggestions to avoid the crowds and experience the many small villages and pubs along the way. We thought the hotel accommodations were exemplary, especially the Merrion and Ashford Castle, both of which provided a whole new level of service.

June 2015 - Steven Arter - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Trip of a lifetime with the best possible guide!

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We traveled all across the beautiful countryside with Patrick. Our family, infant included, booked a 5 day tour with the company and from the moment we arrived at our first stop we knew we not only had the perfect guide, we were going to have an amazing trip.

Patrick was able to show us breathtaking sights along our tour that we would never has known about or imagined. We visited fresh markets, famine cottages, ocean front beaches and great restaurants. He truly got to know us and what we were wanting from our trip , which was nature, relaxing and local food. If we had rented a car on our own we would have missed so much, stressing about directions and driving. This is THE BEST way to travel and see Ireland. Can’t wait to go back!

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June 2015 - Stith - KY, USA. Toured in May 2015. Testimonial via TripAdvisor. - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Trip of a lifetime with the best possible guide

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We traveled all across the beautiful countryside with Patrick. Our family, infant included, booked a 5 day tour with the company and from the moment we arrived at our first stop we knew we not only had the perfect guide, we were going to have an amazing trip. Patrick was able to show us breathtaking sights along our tour that we would never has known about or imagined. We visited fresh markets, famine cottages, ocean front beaches and great restaurants. He truly got to know us and what we were wanting from our trip , which was nature, relaxing and local food. If we had rented a car on our own we would have missed so much, stressing about directions and driving. This is THE BEST way to travel and see Ireland. Can’t wait to go back!

June 2015 - DeAnna M - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Great Family Memories

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I am so happy that I chose Ireland Chauffeur Travel to help us create new family memories. Working with Shane and his staff was easy and helpful and his choice of Breda Kieran as our driver/guide was a perfect match for my family consisting of my adult son, Mike; daughter, Pat;wife, Norma and me. My children’s mother, Mary(deceased), was of Irish decent, but we never explored her roots in South West Ireland. This trip was a present to them. Unlike some trips I’ve taken everything was great! Norma said she is spoiled and will use this trip as her benchmark.

The accommodations were great in Dublin, Dingle Bay and Ennis. The food was fresh, varied and delicious. We loved The Farm and Fade Street Social restaurants in Dublin. We met friendly people and loved the pubs and music.

Breda was great in modifying the itinerary. My son has friends in Lowell Massachusetts from Ireland. We visited the Kanturk McCarthy Castle or the Old Court in Kanturk. The Old Court Pub in Lowell is named after the castle. We also visited Nora Murphy’s Pub in Brandon Bay on the pier. These were new places for Breda! My daughter wanted to see the Cliffs of Moher from the sea. The weather was not cooperating. On our last day with Breda, she greeted us in the morning with the news that she had booked us the boat tour, with our approval. It was a fantastic sunny day. She went out of her way to to make everything work for us. In Dingle she took us on the Brenner Pass, a one lane road with a spectacular lake above the pass. Everything about this trip was 5 stars. We will use Ireland Chauffeur Travel in our return trip to Ireland

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June 2015 - Walter B - NH, USA. Toured in May 2015. Testimonial via TripAdvisor. - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Our Dream Wedding

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Dream Wedding in IrelandThank you so much for your support & guidance as we planned our dream wedding in Ireland. I apologise for the delay in sending, but wanted to ensure that you know how grateful we are.

Every recommendation from flowers to music to hair & photographs was incredible & you really made it the best day of our lives.

We all know that Mikes heart and soul went into it, & we love him like family, but the professionalism, support & logistics of your company will keep us coming back again & again.

Everything was beyond our dreams & we are so appreciative.

Till next time,

p.s. Shane, popping some champagne for us en route to the church in that fabulous car, I’ll remember forever

June 2015 - Jodie & Jon Hiveley - USA. Married in Ireland December 2014 - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

An Experience To Remember

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Our tour of Ireland was outstanding. Thank you to all in your company who made it an experience to remember.

The itinerary was excellent, just the right mix of places to see and things to do in the time available.

What set the trip well above our high expectations was AJ. A great driver – we always felt safe and comfortable whether on the motorways or narrow mountain paths. A great guide/logistician, keeping us comfortably on schedule, adapting to changes from weather, letting us know where to go and what to expect at each stop (and introducing us personally), timely “comfort” stops, great suggestions for lunch, recommending reasonable amounts of time to spend in various visits, and excellent advice on shopping. But best of all, he was Professor of Ireland for our journey, telling us so much about the geology, history, agriculture, politics, economy, culture, and much more. We learned a lot about your beautiful country, and in a most enjoyable way. He was terrific.

Ashford Castle was a wonderful place to stay. Our room was roomy and luxurious (though with a view of the carpark), the food, service, and overall atmosphere in both the main dining room and in the Dungeon were excellent. Our falconry hawk-walk was perhaps the highlight of our visit to Ireland, truly an experience of a lifetime. And what a beautiful setting and grounds.

Our favorite hotel was The Merrion. They had a room ready when we arrived late morning for our first day, and upgraded us to a luxurious full suite for our last night, a real treat. We ate in the Cellar early our first night, and enjoyed it so much that we also ate there our last night; excellent food, service, and ambience. The hotel is so very comfortable and dignified in spite of being in the midst of the city and quite busy. The staff is simply a cut above in friendliness, helpfulness, and efficiency. Not to say the other places we stayed weren’t also top-notch, but The Merrion was a notch above.

Hard to pick a favorite thing/place, as there were many we will remember. Thank you again to everyone who contributed to our wonderful experience, and especially to AJ for his most important part.

June 2015 - BG - Outside Boston, MA, USA. Toured in May 2015. - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Wonderful Adventure

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Bee Hive Huts
Bee Hive Huts, Slea Head, Dingle – May 2015

How do I begin? Wow, outstanding, awesome, exciting? Superlatives cannot describe how we felt about the entire experience.

Martin Wilde was absolutely brilliant as our chauffeur and guide, we couldn’t have had a better person based on our desire to not only see the standard tourist attractions but things off the beaten path that never could be experienced with a large tour group or even individually without lot of detailed research.

Martin’s detailed knowledge of the highways and byways of Ireland coupled with his in depth insight on the history of the country made our trip totally memorable.

Thank you for setting this wonderful adventure up. We will not hesitate to recommend Ireland Chauffeur Travel to any and all who ask about our trip.

June 2015 - Walt Stachura - NC, USA. Toured in May 2015. - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Fabulous way to see Ireland

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My husband and I went to Ireland with another couple. We did not want to drive (I don’t recommend it) and didn’t want to travel with a huge group. I researched several agencies and selected Ireland Chauffeur Travel.

They made our 10 day trip a delightful experience. We had a driver/tour guide who took just the 4 of us through delightful villages, beautiful scenery, and to the best known Irish landmarks.

Our driver was Michael. If you can, request him as a driver. He knows the history, traditions, and life style of Ireland. But was his friendly, easy going manner that made the trip extra special. He became part of the family by the end of the trip.

Ireland Chauffeur Travel booked all our hotels and suggested a 10 day itinerary. We asked for 4 star hotels and got them. We wanted to deviate from the set itinerary. No problem. We rode in a very comfortable Mercedes van. We were able to adapt the itinerary daily if we wanted to. Michael took us to local village pubs for lunch and suggested dinner restaurants (and made reservations as well). I cannot say enough about the entire experience. It was delightful.

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June 2015 - Jane - OH, USA. Toured in May 2015. Testimonial via TripAdvisor. - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Really Great Experience in Travel

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This is for a ten day, guided and driven tour. from planning through trip completion, the team did a bang up job of making sure our first trip to Ireland was fabulous. four of us (in our late 60’s) travelled, for our ten day holiday. my wife worked with Grainne (sp?) in doing the planning, providing expectations from our end, and receiving suggested itinerary with hotels and sites in return. a little bit of back and forth, and the trip was on.

We were met at airport by Michael L. , our guide and driver and all around wonderful man. He saw us through all the trip, made sure our accommodations were correct and good, chose the lunch spots, made dinner reservations, shared information of the various locations and history, and spent many hours discussing lives and similarities. THANKS Michael.

We chose not to drive, avoiding the right side seat and left side driving of Ireland, and making all site seeing available to each of us, the right choice for out group. the van was quite comfortable, three row seating, with luggage room in back, rally nice. all hotels were great, met our expectations, large rooms, very comfortable beds, great breakfasts, and a couple with really nice bars/pubs in the building.

Work with these folks, you will not regret your decision, and you will have a really great experience in travel!!

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June 2015 - James - OH, USA. Toured in May 2015. Testimonial on TripAdvisor. - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Our Favourite Highlight

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Hi Kevin,

Thank you so much for guiding us safely on our journey through your beautiful country. We so enjoyed your warm and generous spirit and infectious laughter. Of all the amazing sights in Ireland, you were our favourite highlight.

Warments Regards,

Charles & Brooke

June 2015 - Charles & Brooke Grisham - TX, USA. Toured in May 2015. - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

We couldn't have asked for a better guide than Patrick!

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We were picked up from the airport and immediately started our awesome tour! Patrick took us to everything we had told him we wanted to see and so much more! He knew all sorts of secret spots that had the most beautiful scenery!

He was very accommodating when we needed to take bathroom breaks and stop for food. We were also traveling with a 7 month old baby and Patrick handled it like a pro! He would take us to great pubs for dinner and stay out socializing with us, it was a great way to really experience Irish culture.

He was very open to all of our questions about Ireland and we even taught him a little about American culture! He went out of his way to take photos of us and make sure he always got a great shot. We are all very impressed with him and were very sad to have to leave him when our trip ended.

He has since sent us some of the photos he took on the trip and we will all have a friend if we ever get to go to Ireland again. I would definitely recommend him as a tour guide!

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June 2015 - Kendra - KY, USA. Toured in May 2015. Testimonial via TripAdvisor. - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

One of the Best Holidays we've ever had

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After a long day of travel we are back home in Texas.

We LOVED our trip to Ireland: It was one of the best holidays we’ve ever had. There are a couple of reasons for that that I wanted to share with you:
    1. The accommodations were superb. All locations were excellent and there was something uniquely special about each hotel. We especially liked the Killarney Guest Lodge: Great service,
great location, great breakfast, spacious rooms, well-appointed bathrooms.
    2. Breda Kieran was an excellent driver and guide. She used the itenerary you proposed and built off of that. She quickly determined what we liked seeing and added things that made our trip even more special. She was informative, entertaining and efficient. We could not have asked for a better driver. Breda made our Holiday one we’ll never forget.
    3. The Irish people. We did not run into any grumpy people our entire trip. People were friendly and funny and very helpful.
    4. The food. EXCELLENT. We didn’t have one bad meal. Two favorites: Darwin in Dublin and Dough Bros in Galway.

The trip far exceeded any expectations. THANK YOU!

David

June 2015 - David & Family - TX, USA. Toured in May 2015. - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Very personable, knowledgable and accommodating

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My mother and I had the good fortune of two days of touring Ireland with two different drivers. The first day we were picked up at the Tralee train station by John. We arrived earlier than we had planned, but Shane and John were both very flexible and put us at ease immediately. John drove us to Dingle and because we weren’t sure about the next days weather, he suggested we take a drive that afternoon. Jon was very knowledgable about the the countryside and clearly loved what he does. Shane picked us up in Dingle and took us to Ashford Castle, stopping at the Moher Cliffs and for a fantastic lunch at Moran’s Oyster Cottage. It was a glorious day. Shane knows a lot about many aspects of his country and was extremely warm and friendly. I would recommend this service highly! It definitely made our trip memorable!

May 2015 - Julia Kling - Urbana, IL, USA. Toured May 2015. Testimonial via TripAdvisor. - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Beautiful Country

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TestimonialJohn,

Thank you so much for a fabulous tour. You went above and beyond to make sure we had a chance to see a great deal of your beautiful country, and we are very grateful.

Sincerely,

David Duhaime & Claire Flanagan

Come visit us in Boston!

May 2015 - David Duhaime & Claire Flanagan - Mansfield, MA, USA. Toured May 2015. - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

An Unforgettable Experience

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TestimonialDear Kevin,

It has been a brilliant week travelling with you. We have learned so much about the history and beauty of your wonderful land and shared many laughs in the process!

This has been an unforgettable experience for us – we thank you for your skilled driving and bottomless knowledge of Ireland.

Go raibh máith agat,

Susan & Will Hoyt

May 2015 - Susan & Will Hoyt - Powell, OH, USA. Toured in May 2015 - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

We had the Most Wonderful Time

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Hi Alison,

I just wanted to let you know that we had the most wonderful time! Our driver, went way over and above what I expected. His driving skills made us all feel very safe the entire time, he recommended wonderful places to eat that we might not have known about otherwise, and his historical and anecdotal knowledge gave a depth to our visit that we would not otherwise have had. He also got us to the sights right on time for tours, ahead of crowded tour buses, and kept us (mostly) on schedule, no easy feat with three librarians who love to look at every little thing and read every reader board! He is a gem and our tour would not have been nearly as enjoyable without him.

Thank you to you, too, for making the booking process so easy. It was nice to be able to be flexible on the trip, too. We’re already making a list of things to see on our next visit!

Thanks again,
Tish Manley

May 2015 - Tish Manley - Rogue River, OR, USA. Toured in May 2015 - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Amazing tour Company

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Amazing tour company .. Loving Ireland with these guys !!!

May 2015 - Joanna Kling - Via Facebook - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Amazing Ireland Vacation

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TestimonialMy daughter (23) and I booked our short 8 day trip to Ireland through Ireland Chauffeur Travel. I was impressed with the ease of booking what we wanted to see for our first Ireland experience, and types of lodging we would favor. John Daly was our driver for the trip. What a joy he was! He is such a knowledgeable, happy, friendly man. He made sure we saw things that we no knowledge existed. My daughter and I loved every minute of our trip. John not only shared the history and sites, but was able to offer suggestions for food, shopping and pubs; his love of Ireland comes through and is heartwarming. He has an wonderful sense of humor and made us feel at ease especially since we were two females traveling to a different country for the first time.

I happily suggest looking into ICT if you are planning a trip to Ireland. The office staff responds to emails quickly, you just let them know what you really would like to see while in Ireland and the type of lodging you prefer. They send an itinerary back for you to look over. Because I had been planning this “bucket list” trip for 6+ months, Roisin and Olga made adjustments to our “must see list” several times. They did so with such charm and grace. ICT really treats you like you are special and they make Ireland the trip of your dreams.

The only bad part – was we were only there for 8 days due to my daughter’s Spring Break schedule! We were sad to leave but we have so many wonderful memories of Ireland, John, conversations, sites, history, good hotels and so much more.

We have decided this was our first trip to Ireland! We will be back and we will ask for John Daly to be our driver! Thank you ICT for your wonderful service.

May 2015 - Beth & Jenny Quaintance - Atascadero, CA , USA. Toured in April 2015 - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Our Private tours with a Guide

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We like to travel on private tours with a guide. Six of us traveled with Bill our Chauffeur and tour guide. First of all when making the arrangements with the office Grainne was very easy and pleasant to work with. We think our trip was an excellent value. They booked all of our accommodations and they were outstanding. Everywhere we went the people were friendly and welcoming. Bill went out of his way to make every day interesting and fun. We learned so much about Ireland and its history. The van we traveled in was very comfortable. It came equipped with a sound system so we heard every single word Bill said, joke he told, and song he sang. It also had a refrigerator for our cold drinks. I highly recommend Ireland Chauffeur travel for any touring in Ireland.

December 2014 - Joanne Bush, Denver , Colorado, Via TripAdvisor, Traveled October 2014 - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-group-tour-of-ireland

17 Day Clockwise Tour of Ireland

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From the start of our planning with Orla till the end of the trip with our driver guide Mike Prendergast we received outstanding service. Communication with ICT is excellent as all emails were answered quickly. Working with Orla on our itinerary was very smooth. We took a 17 day clockwise tour around Ireland starting and ending in Dublin with Northern Ireland included. There were 7 of us and we had an 11 passenger van which was very roomy and had very comfortable seats. Every morning Mike would pick us up with the van sparkling clean inside and out. His cheery disposition made our mornings something to look forward to. Mike, like I am sure all driver/guides are with ICT, are walking, talking encyclopedia’s of all things Irish. He was able to “read” our wants and needs of things to see and do in Ireland and every day there seemed to be a surprise visit somewhere which exceeded our expectations. Our preference was to stay in B&B’s and every one that we stayed in was wonderful and well run. Mike recommendations on restaurants were spot on. We enjoyed every meal we had in Ireland…really. Our biggest and best surprise was a visit to Leo’s Tavern which is now run by Enya’s brother. It is a pub started by Enya’s Dad and has memorabilia of all the talented family members. Her brother came to our table and explained how Enya and Clannad all rose to their position in life. It was such an exciting experience and one of the highlights of the trip. Their food was also excellent I might ad. I really can’t say enough about Orla and the rest of the staff at ICT. They go above and beyond in customer service and after advising Orla as to what cities/sights we wanted to see she put together a wonderful itinerary that worked out well. She works with you to perfect the ideal trip for you. Your just can’t go wrong with this Company for an informative and enjoyable trip around the many beautiful sights of this country with warm and friendly people. Highly, highly recommended.

December 2014 - Carol Waybright , Sedona, AZ, USA - Toured May 2014, Testimonial Via Tripadvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-group-tour-of-ireland

Everything we expected, and more

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Our trip to Ireland was special due to the great service received. From the beginning contract with Roisin Carrol and her guidance, information and planning our agenda to its execution was professional and first rate. Roisin was very patient with some adjustments we had to make and ably satisfied our requirements. Our two drivers, Mr. John Sheridan and Mr Martin Wilde were courteous, professional and extremely knowledgeable of Ireland and its history. We saw more and learned more about the country than we could have in four years of schooling. Both drivers led us to meet many people along the way which we would not have been able to do on our own. Since all of my family ancestry goes back to Ireland, it was a real pleasure to experience first hand all the places and make real all the tales and music and history I had heard from relatives over the years. It should knot have taken me 7 years for my first visit. Once again a special thanks to our drivers who made adjustments along the way when asked. We had a special treat when Mr. Wilde took us into Galway for Mass a the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St. Nicholas. We extend once again our gratitude to them for q wonderful experience. We leave recommended your wonderful service to several of our friends. Thanks and best regards, Joe and Lynne Kennedy and Dr. Carole K. Ivey.

December 2014 - Joe K - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Fabulous tour of Ireland with ICT

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We toured with ICT in May of 2014. From the start of our planning with Orla till the end of the trip with our driver guide Mike Prendergast we received outstanding service. Communication with ICT is excellent as all emails were answered quickly. Working with Orla on our itinerary was very smooth. We took a 17 day clockwise tour around Ireland starting and ending in Dublin with Northern Ireland included. There were 7 of us and we had an 11 passenger van which was very roomy and had very comfortable seats. Every morning Mike would pick us up with the van sparkling clean inside and out. His cheery disposition made our mornings something to look forward to. Mike, like I am sure all driver/guides are with ICT, are walking, talking encyclopedia’s of all things Irish. He was able to “read” our wants and needs of things to see and do in Ireland and every day there seemed to be a surprise visit somewhere which exceeded our expectations. Our preference was to stay in B&B’s and every one that we stayed in was wonderful and well run. Mike recommendations on restaurants were spot on. We enjoyed every meal we had in Ireland…really. Our biggest and best surprise was a visit to Leo’s Tavern which is now run by Enya’s brother. It is a pub started by Enya’s Dad and has memorabilia of all the talented family members. Her brother came to our table and explained how Enya and Clannad all rose to their position in life. It was such an exciting experience and one of the highlights of the trip. Their food was also excellent I might add. I really can’t say enough about Orla and the rest of the staff at ICT. They go above and beyond in customer service and after advising Orla as to what cities/sights we wanted to see she put together a wonderful itinerary that worked out well. She works with you to perfect the ideal trip for you. You just can’t go wrong with this Company for an informative and enjoyable trip around the many beautiful sights of this country with warm and friendly people. Highly, highly recommended.

December 2014 - ArizonaTravelers02 - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

A Wonderful 11 days in Ireland thanks to Ireland Chauffeur Travel

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We like to travel on private tours with a guide. Six of us traveled with Bill our Chauffeur and tour guide. First of all when making the arrangements with the office Grainne was very easy and pleasant to work with. We think our trip was excellent value. They booked all of our accommodations and they were outstanding. Everywhere we went the people were friendly and welcoming. Bill went out of his way to make every day interesting and fun. We learned so much about Ireland and its history. The van we traveled in was very comfortable. It came equipped with a sound system so we heard every single word Bill said, joke he told, and song he sang. It also had a refrigerator for our cold drinks. I highly recommend Ireland Chauffeur travel for any touring in Ireland.

December 2014 - Joannrose - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Our Recent Trip to Ireland was Everything we expected and more!

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Itas success was due to your great service. From the beginning contact with Roisin Carroll and her guidance, information and planning our agenda to its execution was professional and first rate. Roisin was very patient with some adjustments we had to make and ably satisfied our requirements. Mr. Martin Wilde was courteous, professional and extremely knowledgeable of your country and its history. We saw more and learned more about Ireland than we could have in four years of schooling. Both drivers lead us to meet many people along the way which we would not leave been able to do on our own. Since all of my family ancestry goes back to Ireland, it was a real pleasure to experience first hand all the places and make real all the tales and music and history I had heard from relatives over the years. It should not have taken me 77 years for my first visit. Once again a special thanks to our drivers who made adjustments along the way when asked. We had a special treat when Mr. Wilde took us into Galway for mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St. Nicholas. Please extend once again to them our gratitude for a wonderful experience. We have already recommended your service to several of our friends.
Thanks and Best regards,

November 2014 - Joe and Lynne Kennedy and Carole K. Ivey, Alexandria, VA, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Thank you for arranging a wonderful trip for us!

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Good Day Alison,

I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for arranging a wonderful trip for us. Everything was perfect. The accommodations were fantastic. We loved the Killarney Royal Hotel in particular!
Our guide, Aidan Murphy (AJ) was terrific! He is incredibly knowledgeable. I felt like I knew more than the tour guides at each attraction as he gave us such an in depth introduction to each place before we went. He also told us the highlights to look for at each place. I will certainly recommend your company if anyone I know is planning a trip to Ireland.

Thanks again,

Lory Santos

November 2014 - Lory Santos, MA, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"If you are looking for the trip of a lifetime ..... "

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Shane and his team have organized two week long trips for us in the past 5 years. First, my brothers and I took my dad to Ireland for his 70th for a golf and family heritage tour. Shane and all his guides are top notch–in this case, a former Ballybunion Men’s Captain. To say his team knows their stuff is an understatement.

I brought my family back two years later for a family heritage and nature trip. Horseback riding, Cliffs of Moher, Irish Football finals tickets and lots more.

Hotels, dining options, attractions are all customized as you design your trip in advance or on the fly. Shane is well connected and just a consummate pro. You won’t go wrong here. If you are looking for the trip of a lifetime and need advice on pulling it off–look no further.

November 2014 - Wandering Irish via Tripadvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-tour-of-ireland

Love Ireland. So beautiful!

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Just returned home from a three week European trip, four days of which were in Ireland. Love Ireland. So beautiful! The people are so friendly and just great! Used Ireland Chauffeur Travel for our tour, which was an excellent decision. Everything went perfect. Alison, in the office, helped set up our itinerary and was very flexible, helpful, and just excellent to work with. Michael, our tour guide and driver was simply the best. We can’t say enough good things regarding him. He made the trip even more special. What a guy! We would definitely use this company again and would highly recommend them to anyone. They’re outstanding from start to finish!

November 2014 - Jim Crowley, Blue Springs, Missouri , October 2014. - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The only way to truly see Ireland

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We just returned from a 5-night tour with ICT. There were 6 of us…my husband and I, our three grandsons (15, 13, 9) and our son (their uncle.) Initially I had planned a rail tour but that just wasn’t working out and then I came upon this tour company out of Cashel. I worked with Grainne and with her suggestions and the little bit of tweaking it took, we were able to see the sights we wanted to see…and then some. Our guide/driver was Martin Wilde and within the first day, it was as though he was a member of the family. The children adored him and because my husband and I are not as able on our feet, Martin stepped right in and took the kids to the little nooks and crannies that we wouldn’t have been able to hike to. We walked as much as we could and then he was there to help. When the last day came, we were all quite saddened to say goodbye but we all hope we can return one day. And, without a doubt, ICT is my first call in planning and my first request will be Martin Wilde.

October 2014 - Nancy - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Wonderful Trip!

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Dear Alison,

This email is long overdue !!  I just want to say THANK-YOU for arranging a wonderful trip for us and our friends, the Edwards. We had a wonderful time in Ireland, and have memories to last a lifetime. I do want to also, send a special THANK YOU to Seamus Bergin, our driver. He was great and we really enjoyed the fact that he added valuable and interesting pieces of information about Ireland, it’s history and it’s people.  Seamus went out of his way, and drove extra miles to locate the church in Kilgobnet, where my great Grandmother was raised and baptized. I tried to email him to thank him properly, but I’m not sure he received it, so please pass along our sincere thanks and greetings from his United States passengers.

Once again, thank you  for your fine services and we will highly recommend Ireland Chauffeur Travel to our friends and family.

Sincerely,

Melody Hoy

Eldora, Iowa, USA

October 2014 - Melody Hoy, Iowa, USA - Travelled in May 2014 - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

How very Much We Enjoyed Our Trip

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The Sullivan Boys with Martin Wilde

Dear Gráinne,

My family and I just returned from our trip to Ireland and we wanted to let you know how very much we enjoyed it.  We toured with Martin Wilde and he “made” the trip for all of us!  My grandsons took such a liking to him, as did we, and were saddened when the trip came to a close.  We felt he had become part of our extended family and hope you will convey to him our gratefulness and unending gratitude for all he did, going above and beyond on so many occasions.  He is a gem as is your beautiful country of Ireland!  If you would like to me to write recommendations, please let me know as I would be delighted to do so.

And feel free to use my comments as you see fit. I’d be happy to sing the praises of Ireland Chauffeur Travel and should we return, we most certainly would arrange with you.

Yours very truly,

Nancy and James Sullivan

October 2014 - Nancy & James Sullivan (Indianapolis, Indiana) - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"Martin MADE our trip exceptional!!"

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Hello Alison,

I just wanted to write you a quick email to let your company know how great our trip was last week.

Our driver, Martin, went above and beyond what I had expected.  His knowledge of Ireland and his warm personality was wonderful! Martin MADE our trip exceptional!!!

Martin’s ability to find the “off the beaten path” was great!! That’t exactly what we wanted!!!

I will be recommending your company to all that asks.

Thank you,

Sheila O’Sullivan Elsbrock

October 2014 - Sheila O'Sullivan Elsbrock, Ohio, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Best Decision Ever!

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Just home from the most interesting and relaxing full tour of Ireland ever with Ireland Chauffeur Travel. As we sat in the back seat of our Mercedes with Billy driving us along the country roads, we kept looking at each other and saying BEST DECISION EVER!!! While there were some things we wanted to be sure we saw, we left it to Orla to help plan the trip, and Billy, our driver, as he got to know our tastes, was able to suggest to us venues of interest along the was as we moved about at a leisurely pace. The accommodations were all wonderful as was the food, but best of all was our time with Billy Connelly and the irish people themselves everywhere we went. We cannot thank you all enough!

October 2014 - Lynn Wilson - Via Facebook - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Wonderful Tour - Outstanding Guide - Outstanding Company

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Just returned home from a three week European trip, four days of which were in Ireland. Love Ireland. So beautiful! The people are so friendly and just great! Used Ireland Chauffeur Travel for our tour, which was an excellent decision. Everything went perfect. Alison, in the office, helped set up our itinerary and was very flexible, helpful, and just excellent to work with. Michael, our tour guide and driver was simply the best. We can’t say enough good things regarding him. He made the trip even more special. What a guy! We would definitely use this company again and would highly recommend them to anyone. They’re outstanding from start to finish!

October 2014 - Jim C - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

We have traveled all over the world with private tour guides/drivers and John Daly is one of the best.

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John was very quick to pick up on what we would like and what we wouldn’t like and he modified our tour each day to make it something we would love. He must have driven every road in the country! He took us to places where there no buses went as well as to the best other sights. His knowledge of history and archaeology is amazing and he knows the best places to eat as well. I can’t say enough good things about how he made our trip great. Take a look at his website – he has written a book on things to see and do in Ireland. It will help in planning your trip.

October 2014 - Mary Hamre, Madisson, Wisconsin. USA - Via Tripadvisor , Toured September 2014 - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

James & Carol Chippas 50th Wedding Anniversary Ireland

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50th wedding Anniversary Celebration in Ireland.
October 2014 - James & Carol Chippas, Illinois USA, Toured October 2014 - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

John Daly was one of the best tour guides/drivers we have had

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We have traveled all over the world with private tour guides/drivers and John Daly is one of the best. He was very quick to pick up on what we would like and what we wouldn’t like and he modified our tour each day to make it something we would love. He must have driven every road in the country! He took us to places where there no buses went as well as to the best other sights. His knowledge of history and archaeology is amazing and he knows the best places to eat as well. I can’t say enough good things about how he made our trip great. Take a look at his website – he has written a book on things to see and do in Ireland. It will help in planning your trip. johndalyirelandtours.com.

October 2014 - MJMMadisonwi - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

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Dear Bill,

Thank you so much for making our trip to Ireland so memorable. Without your fabulous knowledgable dialogue about Ireland and each place we visited we would have been lost puppies. We also loved your sense of humour punctuated with many jokes.  We wish you Gods speed with your knee and general health.

May God Bless and Keep You,

Larry & Ellen Johnson

 

 

October 2014 - Larry & Ellen Johnson (California, USA) - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

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Grainne,

I wanted to thank you for helping to make our trip to Ireland so wonderful.  We all had such a super time.  It was so great to be able to make the last minute change to visit Galway.

Gerard was fabulous.  He is charming, witty and knowledgable about all aspects of Ireland.  It was a pleasure to have him manage the roads and make the decisions for us.  My husband and I have already referred Ireland Chauffeur travel to a few people.  All in all, our trip to Ireland was just perfect.  We love all that Ireland has to offer.  No doubt we will be back for another visit.

All the best,

Mallory

October 2014 - Mallory McGrath (Connecticut, USA) - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Wonderful Time While In Ireland

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Hi Gráinne,

We are home and rested from our vacation. Unfortunately we all came back sick. But better now.

Thank you for arranging our transfers and touring. We had a wonderful time while in Ireland. Our bus driver/ tour guides were great.

Day 1 with Mr. OReilly, we were all a little tired, but Tony took us to a wonderful county pub for breakfast. It was perfect, just what we needed!

Day 2 with Larry Last, Larry was most accommodating. We went to Kilkenny Castle, and stopped at New Bridge along the way. Great Day!

Thank you! Sincerely,

Nancy Sackman & Group

October 2014 - Nancy Sackman (Florida, USA) - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-day-tours-

Wonderful 5 Day Tour of Ireland

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Dear Gráinne,

Thank you for all your assistance – everything was perfect!

My sister, Kathy, and I just returned from a wonderful 5 day tour of Ireland that was arranged by Ireland Chauffeur Travel.  It was a great experience!

The itinerary was well planned by Gráinne and included the best of what Ireland has to offer.  The success of the tour was greatly enhanced by our driver, Paul Farrell.  Paul was everything one could ask for in a driver/tour guide.  He was kind, patient and helpful as well as being professional. He made useful suggestions about scheduling, shopping, restaurants, etc that made our experience more enjoyable.  We grew to see Paul as our friend, and felt sad to say goodby on the last day.

I am happy to recommend this organization to anyone considering a private tour, and hope you are as lucky as we, to get a driver like Paul!…Carol Ball

October 2014 - Carol Ball (Massachusetts, USA) - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Fond Memories

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Grainne,

We have been home a couple of weeks now and have been very busy and have not had a chance to write until now.

Driver, Guide, Historian and Comedian:  Paul was an excellent driver. He adapted quickly to our needs and wants and took us to many places that we would not have visited on our own or with a bus tour. Our sheep farm visit was one of our highlights of the trip. His knowledge of Ireland and its hIstory was very helpful and appreciated. He had a great sense of humour. I hope he enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed his.

All in all we had a great holiday and had a chance to sample many of the Irish dishes and of course many of the Irish whiskies and beers. Thanks again for organizing our itinerary and our trip in a most professional way. We will have fond memories of Ireland and our trip for years to come. If you are ever in Canada for a visit don’t hesitate to look us up.

Your Canadian friends

Tom and Ellen Sonier

October 2014 - Tom & Ellen Sonier (Ontario, Canada) - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

So Much Fun

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Dear Bill,

Thank you for making our trip to your beautiful country so much fun, you are an excellent Tour Guide!

Your very happy passengers,

Rob & Dianne Wilson

October 2014 - Rob & Dianne Wilson (California USA) - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

A Wonderful Experience

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Just a quick note to tell you we had a wonderful experience during our stay in your beautiful country.  Bill Coyne is an excellent driver and a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide.  Bill thank you so much for our safe travels and informative tour in Southern Ireland! We enjoyed your narrative Humour and the “Craic” even if you had to explain a couple of the jokes to a couple of dense yankees.

Our accommodations were all outstanding. We will certainly recommend your tour service to our friends and we plan to come back soon to start renovation on the castle Bill bestowed to Joann.

I plan to write a review on Trip Advisor and highly recommend Ireland Chauffer Travel.

It was very nice meeting Shane.  I am sorry we did not get to meet you Gráinne and I hope Shane gave you our regards.  You were so very helpful

Take care & Best Wishes,

Joann Bush & Bill Beckley

 

 

October 2014 - Joann Bush (Denver Colorado, USA) - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Most Memorable of Trips

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The Reilly sisters would like to thank Ireland Chauffeur Travel Company for making our visit to Ireland the most memorable of trips. Our driver and tour guide Larry Last made a good trip GREAT. Your company and Ireland could not ask for a better ambassador. His love of Ireland and the Irish people was infectious! Besides showing us the beautiful countryside and all of the tourist attractions he made sure we experienced Ireland’s music, dancing and of course, Guinness!

Thanks again for a trip we will never forget Larry Last, you will always be Larry First with the Reilly sisters.

Phyllis Reilly Markin

 

October 2014 - Phyllis Reilly Markin (Florida,USA) - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

A Warm Thank You

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Carol Green PartyHi Grainne,

Sorry it has taken so long but we all wanted to say a warm thank you for our tour of Ireland. We were pleased with our accommodations, the places we visited and especially our driver Dermot. All six of said we could not have had a better trip. And no rain which was awesome. I especially liked the reliability and promptness of our drivers.  Dermot was so great on the tour and made everything easy for us and fun as well. There was not a problem with anything you arranged.

I would highly recommend both your company and Dermot to anyone who would like to travel in Ireland. Again, thank you for everything, especially your patience in all our preparation.

Carol Green

Georgia, USA

October 2014 - Carol Green, Georgia, USA. - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Our Trip Was Most Enjoyable!

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Dear Alison,

Wanted to thank you for working with us on our vacation to Ireland.  Our trip was most enjoyable and the hotels and itinerary were great.  Paul, our driver was very knowledgeable and entertaining and we all enjoyed his company, quick wit and guidance.  We would certainly recommend your Company to anyone.

Best regards,

Cathy

October 2014 - Catherine McGuire, New York, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Very Memorable Experience!

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Hello Alison,

Kent and I just wanted to touch base with you and tell you what a wonderful time we had in Ireland 2 weeks ago.  We very much enjoyed our driver/guide, Paul Farrell, who made the trip come alive for us with his knowledge and humor (and fantastic driving skills!!)  We could never have covered as much of the country as we did if we had tried to self-drive… and would have missed out on the spectacular scenery if our eyes were focused on a road map!  This was a perfectly relaxing way to experience your beautiful country.   The accommodations you suggested were all unique and quite lovely.

We were very pleased overall, and have already recommended your company to other friends who are thinking of travelling to Ireland.  Thank you again for helping create a very memorable experience!

Sincerely,

Kristin and Kent Powley

October 2014 - Kris & Kent Powley, WI USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Wonderful Trip!

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Hi Alison,

I just wanted to reach out and thank you very much for having put together such a wonderful trip for me and my parents.  We couldn’t have asked for a nicer time in Ireland — the hotels were absolutely stunning (we even got complimentary upgrades everywhere!), the sights included on the itinerary provided a comprehensive look at a good portion of the country, and our guide, Billy, was an excellent driver and guide.  We also had great weather the whole time!

I would highly recommend Ireland Chauffeur Travel to any friends or family who are planning a trip there in the future.  Thanks again for your help in making this a great vacation for us.

Cheers,

John

September 2014 - John Kachichian, New York - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Fantastic Trip!

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Dear Shane,

Our chauffeur was fantastic we can’t praise him enough for his gentlemanly manner, and for his wealth of knowledge that blew us all away, and for his great sense of humour, what a great asset to have in your company. We would definitely strongly recommend your company to our friends.

All of the hotels chosen for our stay were all really good, and we thank you and your team for making it such a special trip for us all.

Many thanks

Kind regards

Wendy Sant

September 2014 - Wendy Sant - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Only way to tour Ireland

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If you are planning a trip to Ireland, Ireland Chauffeur Travel is the best choice. I went 7 years ago and am planning a return trip in the future. You receive excellent and informative service and Shane and his company make it a trip of a lifetime. I have referred friends to them in the past and everyone has had high praise for their trip.

September 2014 - dkaycee - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Ireland Chauffeur Travel to the Rescue! - 6 Day Guided Tour

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My daughter (15), mother (66) and I (46) recently (August 2014) took a 6 day guided tour using Ireland Chauffeur Travel. This tour company far exceeded our expectations. I will start with the booking process:
Roisin and Orla provided us with a suggested itinerary that far surpassed anything we would have been able to put together ourselves. Next, our driver (Dermot). I don’t even know where to begin. He went above and beyond in making sure all of our needs were met which isn’t easy when dealing w/ three woman. He was a wealth of information, always positive and upbeat and willing to modify or adapt the itinerary (or the driving) to accommodate any of our requests. He provided recommendations on things to do, places to see, where to eat, etc. He had no problem accommodating an early morning pick-up, a late afternoon ride, the multiple phone calls letting him know we were running 15 minutes late, etc. Literally, he made himself available to us any time day or night. He (and the Company) even made themselves available to us after our tour ended, let me explain. The day after our tour ended, our flight back to the US ended up getting canceled (after spending 10+ hours in the airport) due to a mechanical problem. The airline communicated to us and the other 200+ passengers that due to a Gaelic football game there were NO hotel rooms available in all of Dublin. All passengers would be bussed to a nearby hotel and while the hotel had no rooms available they would find us some sort of “accommodation” for the evening (i.e., a cot on the floor of a conference room shared w/ all 200+ passengers). I phoned both Ireland Chauffeur Travel and Dermot leaving both a message explaining our situation. At this point in time, it is well after office hours on a Saturday evening. Within minutes, I received a phone call from Dermot telling me to hold tight he was coming to get us. Shane also quickly returned my call; he explained that he would do everything in his power to find us a room for the evening. And they both did just that; Dermot picked us up from the airport, dropped us at a restaurant in Dublin to grab a bit to eat while Shane and he tried to find us a hotel room. I think Shane contacted 50+ hotels before he finally found us a room. The airline was not kidding when it said there were no rooms available in all of Dublin. Ireland Chauffeur Travel did not charge us a dime for this extra work/service (in fact, Shane insisted on buying our dinner that evening) and Dermot refused to take anything for the 3+ hours he transported us around Dublin. I am still in awe at their kindness. Both Shane and Dermot went well above what one would expect to assist us and I, my mother and daughter will be forever grateful. I am quite sure if we had used another company, we would not have received such assistance (and we would have been sleeping on a cot in a room w/ 200+ strangers). I would highly recommend this company to anyone considering a tour of Ireland. Ireland Chauffeur Travel thank you again for a wonderful trip!!!

September 2014 - dcohutchnord - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Fabulous Time!

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Dear Allison and Shane,

We had a fabulous time during our time in Ireland. Dermott and Billy were wonderful. They were safe drivers, friendly and shared so much  information. Billy in short time was able to understand what we wanted and enjoyed and tailored the trip to insure that we maximized our time in your wonderful country!   He had great recommendations especially for restaurants. We just wish we had had more time.

Thanks again for planning such a wonderful trip.

Sincerely,

Margot, Claire and Lauren Rodriguez

August 2014 - - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Wonderful tour, terrific guide!

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We booked a 2 week tour with Ireland Chauffeur and it proved to be a great move. I decided to pick my on hotels after building an itinerary with the company. Our guide was John Daly and we couldn’t have asked for a better choice. John took us all around the country safely in his beautiful Mercedes and we visited both the regular tourist sites and places no tour busses could find. John made the trip fun and interesting, always on time with a spotless car. He put up with our excess luggage with humor and recommended restaurants that were all great. We were sad to see the tour end and said goodbye to our new Irish friend. While we rarely revisit a country, we’d love to spend more time in Ireland, perhaps the north, with John as our guide. Believe me, the cost of the private tour was worth every cent. Thanks to Ireland tours and John for giving us a lifetime of wonderful memories.

August 2014 - mkd53 - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

OUTSTANDING!

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We spent a week in Ireland….every bit booked by Ireland Chauffeur Travel. It was a great decision! Kevin picked us up in Shannon and toured four days doing Cliffs of Moher, Dingle Peninsula, Ring of Kerry, Killarney, and Kinsale/Old Head. He was very accommodating and tailored our days to exactly what we wanted to do.
Shane took over and transported us to Dublin from Kinsale….touring along the way. Very nice and easy to spend the day with. Nick took us from our hotel in Dublin to the airport.

Every vehicle was a top of the line Mercedes…spotless and roomy. Every Guide was top notch.
I arranged everything with Alison after accepting proposals from 7 different companies. Alison was easy to work with by e-mail and the least expensive. I picked one 5 star and 3 4 star motels. We got upgraded to a suite by every single property.
This company is a family run company that cares about your vacation. If you want a great tour of Ireland, book with them!

August 2014 - - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Our Family "Dream Vacation" to Ireland

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Kevin & Pam Kauffmann Vacation to Ireland July 2014
August 2014 - Kevin & Pam Kauffmann, Cumberland MD, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

5 day guided tour

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We had a wonderful 5 days in Ireland with Kevin & Liam showing us the sights. We were very impressed with the extra lengths Kevin went to ensure our trip was enjoyable. We loved his enthusiasm and story telling. He was the star of the show for us. Another highlight was when we stopped off at Ashford Castle on our way back to Dublin and would recommended staying here as it has been beautifully refurbished. We were very happy we chose to use a driver to take us around Ireland as apart from being highly entertaining we learnt a lot about Ireland and met so many interesting people through our drivers. The car was very comfortable and the service between our hotels was excellent. We would highly recommend booking a tour with Ireland Chauffeur travel – John & Peggy Carter, New Zealand

August 2014 - John & Peggy Carter - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"The service was excellent, professional and stress free"

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My family and I recently had the opportunity to be guided through Ireland by this wonderful company. The service was excellent, professional and stress free. After a long night of flying we were met at the airport by a friendly face, Paul Feehan, that made us feel at home. We were chauffeured to our hotel and for the next five days were treated as family by the staff. For the majority of our trip we had the privilege of being escorted by Robert Roche (AKA- Robbie). Robbie showed us the most wonderful sights and explained the history of the country. He suggested sites he thought would interest us as he learned our family dynamic. The service was personalized and beyond words. Then to top off the trip, Shane Leahy made reservations for a tour of Normandy, France with a friend the following week. Great Service!!!!

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August 2014 - Bleming Family - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

They will make sure you have the trip of a lifetime!

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Shane and his team have organized two week long trips for us in the past 5 years. First, my brothers and I took my dad to Ireland for his 70th for a golf and family heritage tour. Shane and all his guides are top notch–in this case, a former Ballybunion Men’s Captain, Gerard Burke. To say his team knows their stuff is an understatement.

I brought my family back two years later for a family heritage and nature trip. Horseback riding, Cliffs of Moher, Irish Football finals tickets and lots more.

Hotels, dining options, attractions are all customized as you design your trip in advance or on the fly. Shane is well connected and just a consummate pro. You won’t go wrong here. If you are looking for the trip of a lifetime and need advice on pulling it off–look no further.

August 2014 - WanderingIrish - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Private Guided Tour of Southern Ireland

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We recently completed the Luxury Castle and Manor Tour offered by Ireland Chauffeur Travel. We enjoyed traveling around the country, seeing the beauty of the land and learning about Ireland and Irish culture, both current and past. Our driver guide, Aidan Murphy, was a delight to be with. He was a perfect gentleman at all times and very professional. He was an excellent driver and navigator and was very knowledgeable about the places we visited as well as about Irish history and current events.

One of the most pleasant surprises we received was the excellent meals we enjoyed in all of the places we visited. Every castle or manor house we stayed in had wonderful restaurants and served delicious meals, whether we dined in the fine dining room or the bistro or pub. Aidan was very good at suggesting wonderful dining spots for us for our midday meals. We ate a variety of foods, all well prepared and delicious.

Our tour was well planned, offering us some days of quite a bit of driving and other days more leisurely with time to enjoy the lovely, picturesque towns and countryside. Our private tour afforded us a lot of flexibility that we could not have received in a larger, structured tour. We asked for a couple of stops at sites that were not on the itinerary, but were of personal interest to us and our requests were gladly accommodated. Our guide was very good about keeping us away from large tour bus groups and crowded venues.

August 2014 - EmmaandElle - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

A trip of a lifetime

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My family and I recently had the opportunity to guided through Ireland by this wonderful company. The service was excellent, professional and stress free. After a long night of flying we were met at the airport by a friendly face, Paul Feehan, that made us feel at home. We were chauffeured to our hotel and for the next five days were treated as family by the staff. For the majority of our trip we had the privilege of being escorted by Robert Roche (AKA- Robbie). Robbie showed us the most wonderful sights and explained the history of the country. He suggested sites he thought would interest us as he learned our family dynamic. The service was personalized and beyond words. Then to top off the trip, Shane Leahy made reservations for a tour of Normandy, France with a friend the following week. Great Service!

August 2014 - - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

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Hi Alison,

My friends and I toured Ireland on June 25. Our driver was Mike Prendergast. I would like to let you know how much I enjoyed Mike driving me around Ireland. First of all what a wonderful way to travel. The bus that was provided was great. It was nice to have tables and leg room.  We all were very comfortable. All the towns that we visited were so exciting to see. Every bend of the road and there was something else to awe at. Your country is just beautiful.  I was able to sit in the seat closet to the front most of the trip and “WOW” what a view. The small narrow streets were a little scary for me, but I felt very confident with Mike behind the wheel. His humor, wit and quick come backs are fantastic. He added his flavor. His special treat of “song” is so memorable. His recommendations for meals was always spot on. He is an amazing tour guide. He knows his country. Thank you Mike for helping  make my Ireland experience a wonderful memory. The hotels that were chosen were great. The Killarney Lodge were perfect. What a great place to stay. The owner was so sweet. We all loved the tea room.  The views from the hotel in Kinsail were fantastic. Our room overlooked the harbor full of boats. I really enjoyed myself. Your company has been a pleasure to take a vacation with. I hope to visit again soon.

Thank you

Susan Ankrom

August 2014 - Susan Ankrom - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Wonderful Experience!

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Dear Alison,

A very late thank you for helping our group arraign a more then wonderful tour. Everyone was thrilled and could not be more happy with the experience. One of the main reasons, had to be, Mike Prendergast. He gave us the very best tour possible. Ireland is so beautiful and the people we met were the nicest and most friendly people in the world. I have to say, Mike made the tour so memorable, even singing irish songs to us while driving. I can’t imagine the tour being so great if he wasn’t our driver and guide. I will highly recommend Ireland Chauffeur Travel to my friends, only way to see Ireland!

Many Thanks, Barbara Young

August 2014 - Barbara Young, Naples FL - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"Wonderful Weather And Wonderful Accommodations"

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Dear Alison

I was one of the tourists with my mother touring Ireland with Robert Roche. Ireland is spectacular and we had wonderful weather and wonderful accommodations.  I think one of the highlights for me was getting to know our Tour Guide Robert Roche.  He is a fascinating man, gentleman and so interested in doing everything in his power to provide us a great time.  He made the trip exceptional.

Thanks Kenneth McKenzie Captain

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August 2014 - Simpson Family Tour - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Allgauer, Quinn & Jacobson Tour of Ireland

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We had a wonderful trip and probably the easiest way to
read about it is to see my TripAdvisor write up.
Old Head golfcourse was a fitting last day.  Saw the relics
from the Lusitania and the fairways of the golfcourse were
spectacular.  

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But what really made it all the best, was Shane's driver, Michael
Prendergast.  I truly appreciated how hard this man worked to make
sure that every facet of our trip was smooth and uncomplicated.
He even took me and Rick (with Joan that day) up to Ballina so that
I could explore my family geneology.  Mike sang old Irish ballads
to us while driving the van.

If you're only going to go to a special country once in your life,
this private van is the only way to do it!

Best wishes,
Janet

July 2014 - Janet Quinn, Frank Allgauer & Martin Jacobson, Illinois USA, - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Great Time!

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Just a short note to thank you for your efforts in organizing our trip.

The hotel accommodations were first class and the check in process worked very well.

A special mention to our drivers Tom and Paul.  They “made the trip” with their informative and humorous banter.

Will highly recommend your services should our friends inquire about touring Ireland.

July 2014 - Michael Finck, New York - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Magnificent!

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Thank you, Alison, for your assistance in planning our recent first visit to Ireland.  Your expertise was at the core of the success of our trip.  Both your country and its people are magnificent.  I have never met people who were – across the board – more friendly, warm and accommodating.  It is inappropriate to refer to Gerard Burke as our driver or tour guide.  From the first day, he was our companion and friend.  We are three sisters, aged 76, 78 and 80.  Gerard’s understanding of our unique needs, his patience and helpfulness were remarkable.  His introduction to Ireland left us breathless and speechless.  He seemed to know everyone and opened many doors for us to enjoy unique Irish experiences.  And, his knowledge of your beautiful country seemed without limitation.  As a bonus, he was also charming and witty.  Laughter was a huge part of every day.  It was clear to us that the expertise or lack thereof of a personal guide can make or break such a trip and we were lucky that we happened to draw Gerard.  If we are ever blessed with another trip to Ireland we will definitely plan it for a time that Gerard is available.

Again – Thank you.  Leta McCurry, Margie Zamzow and Millie Nunes, Oregon/California USA.

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July 2014 - Leta McCurry, Margie Zamzow and Millie Nunes, Oregon/California USA - Travelled May 2014 - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Best Vacation!!

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This was a family vacation. There were 11 of us, we have traveled together on many vacations: Colorado mountains, Italy, Russia, Florida, Spain to name a few. This vacation was one of our all time favorites and it was due to Ireland Chauffer Travel, Alison and Martin. Alison helped us plan the best trip ever, Martin was fantastic and holds a special place in our hearts. This is the way to see Ireland!

July 2014 - Deborah Nunn - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: family-tour-of-ireland

Wonderful Ireland Vacation

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Alison, I just wanted to take this time to send a quick email to let you know how wonderful our Ireland vacation was June 23 through July 1st. And for that we have to thank Mike Prendergast. He was a phenomenal tour guide.  Don’t ever let him go!. He tailored our trip to perfection. I cannot imagine one thing that would have made our stay any better. He is well informed, made excellent suggestions and went the extra mile for us. I can’t wait to return again and would definitely request Mike as our driver/guide. Thank you so much for pairing us with Mike. He exceeded any expectations we had for this excursion. We cannot rave enough about Mike, Ireland and the people in general. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

July 2014 - Shari Rubin, Georgia - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Best tour ever!

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I would like to thank you for setting up the most wonderful vacation tour I ever had,Paul Feehan our friend (chauffeur)was and is the best ,he was very informative about everywhere we went and very professional,I felt like I knew him for a long time,I miss seeing his smiling face at 10:00 am.

Thank you again

Pat McAninley

July 2014 - Pat McAninley - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

7 Days with Michael

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We were three couples for 7 days with Himself, Michael the tour guide from Ireland Chauffer Travel. From Dublin to Killarney and many points between, we never had a less than excellent meal (too much good food in fact!) and every point of interest was presented with great knowledge and enthusiasm. Michael even SANG some of the old Irish songs for us (and he has a GREAT voice!). It was the trip of a lifetime for us and they made it so smooth and enticing, we’ll want to come back soon. Shane and his staff in the office are truly outstanding at their jobs and thinking ahead and organizing the activities. Not one blip on the radar! Don’t see Ireland without them!

July 2014 - Bella_Italia_9 - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

One of the best vacations they ever took

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Hi Shane,

Mr. Molony just called me to tell me it was one of the best vacations
they ever took and that Martin was just great, and that he helped to make it one of the best.
Please tell him thank you especially for me.

Carol Vettel
The Travel Authority

July 2014 - Molony & Mullane family - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"Thank You" again for putting together such a wonderful trip

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First let me “Thank You” again for putting together such a wonderful trip.
From start to finish we enjoyed EVERY minute.  The cities we picked out
to travel to all worked out well and we really covered what we wanted to see.

Mike did a “SUPERIOR”  job and his personality couldn’t have suited us
better.  We all clicked with him instantly and we had the most marvellous
time with him.  We had a lot of fun but his professionalism was always
present.  The coach was spotless clean inside and out every day.  He was
always on time (early really).  The suggestions he made for restaurants
were always on target.  He is a true asset to Ireland Chauffeur Travel and
we all agreed you have a treasure in Mike.  There are not enough adjectives
to describe the wonderful job he did.  It was very hard to say “Goodbye” at
the airport.  His knowledge of Ireland is unsurpassed.  We learned so much
and there was not one question that he could not answer.  My niece did
extensive research on Ireland and found Mike to be spot on with every
answer.  Where does he store it all in his brain????

We all agreed this was the only way to tour Ireland.  The comfort and convenience
of the coach with only 7 of us was truly relaxing.

 

Sincerely,

Carol and all the “Gang”

July 2014 - Carol Waybright - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Wonderful Experience

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I just wanted to share our wonderful experience with your driver and guide A.J.   My husband is a history fan and A.J.  provided a wide range of history during our tour to peak his interest.  His driving was great as I am back seat driver and I totally felt comfortable with him.  We looked forward to spending our day touring with him.   He is a great ambassador for not only your company but for your country.  He made us feel like royalty every morning he picked up up.  We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with him and all the planning that Allison provided for us.
Both employees are an asset to your company.

THANKS
Debbie and Brian McEnaney

June 2014 - Debbie & Brian McEnaney, Ontario Canada - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The best Vacation! We had a marvelous time!

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Dear Alison

Thank you so much for arranging the best vacation.  We had a marvelous time.

Our driver John was great: prompt, polite, and professional .  Somehow we always managed to arrive at sites before the coaches or as they were just leaving !

We learned a lot of Irish history from him and a few good Irish jokes.

We  wholeheartedly recommend your company for a stress free way to see Ireland.

Christine MacDuff

May 2014 - Christine MacDuff, Los Angeles - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Every expectation and beyond expected was met!

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Dear Alison,

Your beautiful country and the superbly professional and kind guidance by John enabled us to have a most fulfilling travel experience. The hotels were wonderful. We enjoyed the small size of Brooks and Royal Killarney for the informality and comfort of their public areas and the Park House for its more urban sophistication and larger staff. Nice choices.

John strikes the ideal note of both a professional demeanor and solicitousness for our comfort and welfare. As we had hoped, marvelous recommendations for dining made a huge difference as we would have not landed in the best places. Gabys and Foleys in Killarny were a joy to the palette. I had a baked sole in Foleys that was to die for.

Howard Freedlander (Small)

As we had anticipated, the experience of the country with someone so knowledgeable greatly enhanced our visit and understanding of Ireland past and today. We have a new sense of relationship and admiration for the Irish people. We would recommend Ireland Chauffeurs to everyone who expresses an interest in traveling here.

Thank you for all your help to pull this trip together so nicely.

Warm wishes,

Liz

Liz Freedlander (Small)

 

 

 

May 2014 - Liz & Howard Freedlander, Easton MD - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

How to tour Ireland with a driver

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We (two couples) wanted a week- long tour of Ireland, but were reluctant to drive ourselves, so we hired Ireland Chauffeur Travel. It turned out to be a great decision. For a reasonable price we had a Mercedes van, a courteous and knowledgeable driver/ guide, excellent accommodations and the ability to customize our tour however we wanted. Without fail, the people with whom we dealt were responsive and agreeable. Best of all was Dermot, our guide for the week. His knowledge of history and politics is impressive, his flexibility and sense of humor, unsurpassed. We did Dublin on our own, but spent a week traveling the southern loop and saw a beautiful country and learned a great deal.

May 2014 - Bella_Italia_9 - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

12 Day Tour of Ireland

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Dear Alison

The trip went well and we are more than pleased with the arrangements, the planning by Ireland Chauffeur, and especially our driver John.  Nick picked us up at the airport and showed us briefly around Dublin and we explored on our own the next two days.  John picked us up on schedule and it was grand.  He was so gracious and informative and we cannot speak too highly of him.  We will definitely recommend your firm and him to anyone interested.

Best regards, Bob Munroe and Jane Hedges

May 2014 - Bob Munroe, Dallas Texas - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Absolutely Fantastic Trip!

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Dear Orla,

We are finally settling back in at home after an absolutely fantastic trip! I just wanted to thank you for all of your efforts and planning to make our visit to Ireland so special and magical.

We were celebrating my father in-law’s 70th birthday and retirement on this trip.  My mother in-law and father in-law truly had a wonderful time and were so relaxed throughout our travels.  So much of that was due to Martin.  We all enjoyed traveling with Martin so much.  He was energetic, informative and very attentive to all of our needs.  Our boys in particular loved hearing Martin’s stories as we moved to each new location.  Meeting and working with Martin in particular was one of the highlights of our trip – he was amazing!

Thank you again for all of your assistance for a truly spectacular visit to Ireland.  We cannot wait to return!

 

 

 

May 2014 - Carrie Ann Cusack, Philadelphia USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: family-driven-tour-of-ireland

Thank You for Orchestrating such an incredible vacation for us

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Hi Grainne,

Well, sadly we are home.  I just would like to thank John for orchestrating such an incredible vacation for us.  It was my husband’s first trip to Ireland and he really wanted to see the usual highlights (which John accommodated).  But with his rich knowledge of history and local lore, John was able to keep me very interested and I even gained some extra appreciation for these sights.  When my husband was called back to the states for business, I decided to stay and finish our trip.  John was able to re-tailor the trip to suit my wishes to see some “backstage” Ireland – off the beaten path.  Truthfully, the entire trip felt as though we were part of the “real Ireland” and not just the tourist stops.

Kimberly & Michael Hayden in Ireland

Our trip was so memorable that we are already talking about coming back for a visit, but only with John as our guide.  I don’t know how he navigated the hair-raising roadway system all the while answering our questions about history and culture.  We are rather adventurous about travel, but I wouldn’t suggest to anyone to drive on Irish roads.  Not only would one miss all the lovely scenery, but the roads are difficult (to put it mildly) and the true beauty of Ireland is in the places that only a local would know.

You have a national treasure with John Daly as an ambassador for Ireland Chauffeur Travel.  Please let him know how much we appreciated him and the amazing trip he made for us.

April 2014 - Kimberly & Michael Hayden, Washington, MD, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-tour-of-ireland

Great Time!

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Dear Alison

We had a great time on our trip!.   Martin was a great driver and travel guide.  He was very patient with us and the babies.   Thank you for planning this trip with me.  We will definatly recommend you guys to our friends if they decide to go to Ireland.

Take care

Pratik

April 2014 - Pratik Patel - Alexandria, Virginia - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: family-tour-of-ireland

12 Days touring the whole island of Ireland

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My wife and I are in our late 70s and have done a number of coach tours, but wanted to pick our own itinerary, places to stay (or approve them) and to decide how long we stayed at a specific attraction. We worked with Ireland Chauffeur to develop an itinerary (largely their suggestions). They picked us up at the airport in Dublin and gave us an introductory tour of the city. The next 2 days we toured on our own and then our driver/guide John picked us up and what a wonderful 12 days. He not only took us to the “tourist” must sees he took us on back roads and places a coach could never go. All the time he was educating us on the history of sites and the people. My wife is a history major and did her masters thesis on “the troubles” in the 1970s so there was a lot to talk about and to learn. I took a lot of pictures which I could not do very well from a coach (ever run for a window seat?). We cannot praise John or the firm enough. It was a fantastic trip and we could not be happier. It beat all expectations and we are fortunate enough to have traveled extensively in Europe and in the US.

April 2014 - Robert - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Thank you for the trip of a lifetime

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Returned a week ago from a private tour with Kevin Leahy, can’t stop telling people what an amazing trip we had and that’s all because of Kevin, Grainne and Shane. When Kevin dropped us off at our final destination we all felt like we were saying goodbye to a family member. He addressed every question, concern, need, request with the utmost professionalism and more importantly care. This was the first time that we traveled where we kind of let someone else handle all of the details and it could not have gone better if we had planned it ourself.
For someone considering this type of traveling, please do not hesitate to book a chauffeured tour. It was well worth every euro. We never had to worry about a thing travel wise. Kevin took care of everything. It was especially nice to travel in a nice big Mercedes van and just take in the sights, leaving our stuff in there for the length of the trip. Several times we diverted from our original itinerary and that worked perfectly for our group (there were 4 of us). Kevin took us to a few places that the average traveler wouldn’t be privy to. It would be accurate to say that we felt like royalty for those 6 days.
Thank you Kevin and Ireland Chauffeur Travel for the trip of a lifetime. We will be back.
Sincerely,
Melissa Beck-Cox

April 2014 - Melissa Beck-Cox - Via Facebook - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Expert Planning

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Beginning with the integrity with which this business is run (Thank You Shane), to the expert planning, customization and desire to make your trip one of the most memorable you’ve experienced (Thank You Grainne), to the quality, friendliness, professionalism and thoughtfulness of the drivers (Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Kevin) there is no better venue to go to for planning a truly wonderful trip!
Their desire to please doesn’t end until you are completely satisfied! You are all the best and we’re grateful to have found you!
We will be planning a return trip with you soon!

April 2014 - Dianna Laraiso - Via Facebook - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Thank Your for A Memorable Trip

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April 2014 - Patel Party , Alexandria VA, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: family-tour-of-ireland

Trip of A Lifetime !

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Hi Alison,

My sisters and I had a fantastic trip planned by you and your company last November. It was truly the trip of a lifetime, as none of us had been to Ireland before. Your itinerary was great and really gave a wonderful view of the country. We had the luxury of being able to tailor it to our needs because it was very flexible. The hotels we stayed in were lovely with very nice staff to assist us. You were also able to give us good weather,a special thanks for that!

Now, about our driver. Dermot was the best! He was knowledgable, very helpful and also flexible with the itinerary.We always felt very safe while he was driving so we could enjoy the surroundings and scenery. We really enjoyed his conversation and banter while traveling. He sang songs and told stories that reminded us of our father, who we loved very much. He made the trip an experience we will never forget.

Please tell him that Susan, Jane, Lorraine, Gretchen and Elspeth Murphy send our warm regards, and thanks for a wonderful trip.

Thanks again to you Alison, I will highly recommend your company to anyone making the trip.

Warm Regards,

Elspeth Palmer

Needham,MA.

April 2014 - Elspeth Palmer - Needham,MA. - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Our Best Tour Yet !!!

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Bernadine-De-Souza

Hi Orla, Shane and Paul, Thank you for our best tour yet.  We do travel a fair bit and this tour was outstanding. Keri and I loved our time in Ireland. Orla, thank you for working with me in putting the tour together, for the many emails and telephone conversations. Shane, thank you for giving us a very good first impression of Ireland. Paul, you were amazing. Your patience with two demanding women, your vast knowledge of the history of Ireland through the ages and your knowledge of legends which you kept us entertained with was very much appreciated. Also, we would like to thank you for being so accommodating and going out of your way to focus on our  likes and wishes. That was what made the tour such an outstanding one for us.

March 2014 - Bernadine & Keri D''Souza, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, March 05th 2014. - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-tour-of-ireland

Wonderful Time !

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This past 11 days have been great! We are home with lots of great pictures and memories. Martin was a great part of our time in Ireland with his knowledge and although the  winter weather closed many things we saw much and had a grand time.  I can not say enough how Martin made this trip a standout time for all of us – he is a real asset to your company! We plan to refer anyone that’s asks to your travel company and look forward to our next trip.

Don Cosner

 

February 2014 - Donald Cosner - Bremerton WA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Excellent Experience !!

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I just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with our recent trip to Ireland with Ireland chauffeur Travel. From our pickup at the airport to the very end this was a first class trip. Our driver, Pat O’Brien had the most patience of anyone I’ve ever met, he would wait for hours as we took our time at whatever we were exploring, he didn’t talk all the time but had answers for us when needed and was excellent at time management, never late. These qualities made our trip very enjoyable.  He took us places most travelers don’t get to see, as the Black Hedge in North Ireland, his surprise for us on one of our travel days.

The accommodations were outstanding, from 5 star Hayfield Manor and Ashford Castle where we were treated like royalty to the bed and breakfasts where we felt like we got to see the villages and countrysides to the best advantage without giving up service and the ever friendly Irish people.  The food was very good and plentiful, enjoyed every meal, we would stop for pub grub everyday for lunch as we were on the road in a comfortable van all day, a nice way to sample the local atmosphere. The included breakfasts were amazing, we ate so much we could wait to have lunch till 3:00 or so and skipped dinner except for special meals as at Ashford Castle.

All in all I would highly recommend Ireland Chauffeur travel, we travel extensively and feel we had the best of the best from Alison at booking to our shuttle to the airport at the end of our trip.

Feel free to ask Alison for my email address if you have any questions about our trip.

You won’t be disappointed!!

Gloria from Missouri

 

 

November 2013 - Gloria Davis - Missouri, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

A Journey That We Will Remember for Many Years

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In September 2013, my wife and I took a terrific six day tour of the south and west coasts of Ireland with ICT – Kilkenny, Cork, Killarney, Dingle, Doolin, Galway, Connemara, and all the beautiful countryside along the way, including some gale force winds on the Cliffs of Moher! This was the first vacation we had taken with a chauffeur service, and it allowed both of us to thoroughly enjoy the trip together.

Grainne arranged our itinerary and lodging to nicely fit our schedule. Seamus was our driver guide, and he made the trip everything we had wanted it to be. He was professional, friendly, courteous, and we greatly enjoyed his stories and historical insights. He made recommendations that well matched our interests.

Just one line from a poem by your great poet Seamus Heaney – “It was a fortunate wind that blew me here.” 

 Thanks again to you, Seamus Bergin, for all you did to make our journey one that we will remember many years from now. Ireland is certainly a place that we will return to on a future trip.

November 2013 - Bob & Linda Bergholz, Ohio - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Thank you for An Enjoyable Tour

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Thank you Grainne and Patrick O’ Brien for making our tour of the North of Ireland so enjoyable.

The itinerary was flexible and that worked well for us. Hopefully it won’t be another five years before we travel with you again. Thank you!

November 2013 - Aileen Carriere, California - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

I Toured Your Amazing Country

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Maryann ParkerI toured your amazing country, with my sisters, daughters and friends all 7 of us… we had planned our trip with the help of Grainne, who worked attentively to give us every single thing we asked for! Ireland Chauffeur Travel was recommended to me by a friend who works in the travel business in the States, and as I worked with Grainne, I knew that we were in the right hands. She carefully determined what our needs were, worked up the itinerary to include all the spots we wanted to visit, including just the right accommodations and quoted us a very reasonable price. She made adjustments for extra people as the number of women involved grew from 5 to 8 and then back to 7, and always maintained a very courteous, friendly and very competent business persona. She answered all our questions in a very timely manner, sometimes even the very same day. I always knew she was paying close attention to our purposes and even though I was sure she was handling other clients I never felt she was even a bit distracted by that. Even after we booked she continued to be a vital resource to us, answering questions and making suggestions to help us plan well.

We did not want to part of a large tour, we wanted help with the driving as not familiar with driving on the left and a guide to fill us in on historical information about what we would see, this led us to Colm Fitzsimons… We would not have found a more agreeable, pleasant, fun, accommodating, knowledgeable or informative guide if we had chosen the guide ourselves. He worked tirelessly to give us the perfect trip and drove the bus expertly. We enjoyed all his stories and the historical information he was able to share with us, he was extremely patient and allowed us as much freedom to our schedule as he could and still stay on track! He consulted with us every morning on our daily schedule and made excellent recommendations to allow for weather and of course shopping! Under his guidance we dined and drank pints in wonderful and interesting pubs and cafes. We are completely indebted to him and will never be able to recall the memories of this trip without remembering our really spectacular guide and friend, Colm….

We stayed in really lovely homes and B&B’s in Kinsale, Killarney and Doolin and two very elegant hotels in Dublin but by far our favourite stop was at Ladyswell House in Cashel at the base of the ancient and impressive Rock of Cashel. Under the very capable and gracious care of Beatrice, we felt so very welcomed and at ease, we were all completely charmed by Beatrice and her lovely house.

In closing, I will say that a business is only as good as the people who work there, so be assured that we can only give Ireland Chauffeur Travel and all the people we came in contact with, very high praise for a job perfectly done.

November 2013 - Maryann Parker, Florida - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

October Tour of Ireland with Martin Wilde

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I wanted to send you this email regarding your company’s tour guide Martin Wilde.

We got back to the U.S. yesterday, and I felt so strongly about him that I had to email you this morning.

Our group of 4, which included my wife and my next door neighbors, the Ryan’s, could not have been more pleased with Martin.

From our 6 AM arrival on October 20th, until the drop off in Dublin on Friday,  Martin made us feel most welcomed.  That 1st morning,  he asked us what we were most interested in and adjusted our tour where it was needed.

He was always prompt and professional.  He offered suggestions and showed us some truly amazing sights.

At no time did we feel rushed and pushed, and yet the tour flowed smoothly.

It is very rare that a vacation goes off without a problem.  This one did, and it was because of Martin.

Granted, he could do nothing about the weather, but boy did he make the best of it.

He answered the countless questions from us (some duplicates) with great knowledge and care.

Hopefully you know, what a great employee and ambassador you have in Martin for your company and Ireland.

Please let him know we really appreciated him ( and his pastry locations) and will recommend him and your company to anyone we know.

Thanks for a great tour of your country and a great guide in Martin.

October 2013 - Mike Priette, USA, Via E-mail - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-tour-of-ireland

Fantastic Experience !

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We spent about two weeks in Ireland from May 16 – May 29. In one word, the experience was fantastic.  It began with my original contact with Alison via e-mail after reading previous reviews on their website.  Alison was extremely helpful in setting up an itinerary and making suggestions as to where to stay,  what to see and where to go. We had never been to Ireland before and relied on Alison’s expertise and experience to set out an itinerary.  As my wife has mobility issues, she took that into consideration in making suggestions and everything that was suggested was spot on.

Dermot was our driver/guide and I cannot put into words how helpful he was as it relates to my wife’s disability, not to mention his engaging personality and knowledge of Ireland ad all aspects Irish.  We stayed at the Merrion Hotel in Dublin at Alison’s recommendation.  There could not have been a better suggestion.  The staff was extremely accommodating and provided a wheelchair to use the entire time we were in Dublin.  Everything about the hotel is first class and we took the opportunity to eat at each of the restaurants and spent many an hour in the Cellar pub.

For our first tour, Dermot took us north of Dublin to Newgrange and the Boyne Valley, Trim Castle, Kells and the Hill of Tara.  Dermot’s commentary along the way, as well as describing each of the sites was invaluable, and my wife was able to enter Newgrange and see it in all its splendor.  Our second tour headed south to Powerscourt Estate, Glendalough and the Wicklow mountains.  The trip back to Dublin through the back roads of the Wicklow mountains is something I will never forget.  It is impossible to describe the isolation and the beauty combined at the same time at the same place.  Our third trip out of Dublin was again to the north, this time for genealogy.  On the way to County Cavan we stopped at Monasterboise, and until you see the high crosses in person you cannot appreciate their impact.  My father’s family was originally from County Cavan, the townland of Lear.  We stopped in Bailieborough, had lunch at the hotel, and found out that there is an annual family reunion in August – we were three months too early –  and that the person who runs the reunion was on vacation.  Without Dermot never hesitating to engage people in conversation, I never would have found this out.

After the week in Dublin we headed southwest and stayed at the Killarney Park Hotel, another great suggestion by Alison.  They were as accommodating as the Merrion Hotel in Dublin, again having a wheelchair available for our entire stay.  The room at the Killarney Park Hotel was fantastic, as was the food and the pub.  My wife and the staff were soon on a first-name basis.  On the way there we stopped in Kilkenny and enjoyed the castle and the craftsmen and craftswomen and also the Rock of Cashel.  As I said before, Dermot’s commentary along the way and at every stop was invaluable.  Killarney is a wonderful town and was our base for a trip around the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle peninsula.  All the great things that you have heard or read about the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle peninsula is true.  I will always treasure the picture of Dermot, my wife and me taken overlooking Slea Head as the reminder of our trip to Ireland.  On our last night in Killarney we had a great dinner with Dermot – we have found a friend for life.  I cannot tell you how well he and my wife hit it off – they were like old long lost friends.  Every suggestion he made – where to stop, when to see something, where to eat lunch, was always perfect.  On our last day going back to Dublin for our trip home we stopped at Bunratty Castle and Park.

While the vacation ended all too soon, this was the best vacation we have ever taken and it was in no small part due to the help and direction provided by Alison and the great time we had with Dermot.  I would not hesitate to recommend Ireland Chauffeur Travel to anyone thinking of taking a tour to Ireland and we are already talking about setting up our next trip, this time to Northern Ireland and the west coast.

Richard Hall

October 2013 - Richard & Meline Hall - New York - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Great Time

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I wanted you to know how wonderful Gerrard was on our tour. He really gave us a sense of the history of Ireland, took us to beautiful locations, was flexible, and very proud of his country (besides being very funny).

Thank you very much,

Holly and Scott Calig

October 2013 - Holly & Scott Calig - California - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: day-tour-of-the-ring-of-kerry

Thank You For A Wonderful Tour

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We just wanted to pass on our thanks and gratitude for your services, in particular, providing us with Colm and my family were completely taken in by his charm, knowledge and considerate nature.  Mike also went above and beyond all of our needs throughout the rest of the trip.  They both epitomize service with a personal touch and we’ve adopted two new members to our family.

Soden Party touring Ireland with Mike Prendergast
Soden Party Touring Ireland with Mike Prendergast

It took a lot to make this trip happen, with my kids giving us this as a Christmas present, and then advising us they were coming to.  My daughter had the good fortune to happen on your service.  Please know we will never forget our moments in your homeland and the people that made it so.

 

October 2013 - Brendan Soden - Arlington, Virginia Driver Guide: Colm Fitzsimons - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"Our Trip was all around amazing !! "

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Alison,

Just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know how great our experience was with Ireland Chauffeur Travel.  Our trip was all around amazing! We couldn’t have asked for a better guide. Pat was absolutely perfect!  He was so knowledgeable about Ireland and the many places we visited.  We really felt at ease with him and were happy not to drive ourselves, because we probably wouldn’t have made it out of Dublin!  You were a great help getting everything setup including the fishing trip that the guys went on to adjusting our itinerary as we saw fit.  Thanks again for such a great experience.  We have definitely told everyone who asks that Ireland Chauffeur Travel is the only way to see Ireland!

Thanks,

Kassidy

October 2013 - Kassidy Snyder - Illinois, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Our Trip was Wonderful

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Hello Alison,

All of your hard work getting all the details of our trip together resulted in a great trip…one of the best I’ve ever taken, (although the running around from 7am to midnight every day has taken its toll. I’m still recovering)  Michael, our driver, was perfect in all ways: great sense of humor, tons of knowledge, (we quizzed him relentlessly), perfect suggestions for sights to visit, restaurants and pubs,  serenades every day of Irish songs, AND he stopped for donkeys and other photo opportunities.  And when we were all depressed and quiet on our last day, just hours from Dublin, he took us to one more great sight as a sweet surprise.

The bus was roomy and comfortable, and the hotels were ideally situated right in town with great staff. The Killarney Lodge was unanimously our favorite. And you were wonderful as well, patiently answering all of my questions professionally and promptly.

Thank you for everything.  I will continue to recommend your company to all of my friends and acquaintances. And of course, I hope to return myself one day.

Birgit Gruenberg

October 2013 - Birgit Gruenberg - Maryland, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Our Tour of The North was so Enjoyable

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Thank you to Grainne and to our driver Patrick O’ Brien for making our tour of the North of Ireland so enjoyable. The itinerary was flexible and it worked really well for us. Hopefully it won’t be another 5 years before we travel with you again! Thank you!

September 2013 - Aileen Carriere, Glenn, California, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"10 Day Tour was truly remarkable"

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We wanted to express how much we enjoyed our recent 10 day tour with our driver guide, Robbie.  He was so thoughtful of our every need and especially so of our son, Michael who has limited mobility.  The places he showed us and the history he recounted of those places was truly inspiring.  We have almost 2000 photos and Robbie was so willing to stop and help us capture those moments.  Part of our itinerary was visiting my Grandmother’s town of Tubbercurry to trace my family’s roots.  Robbie took the initiative in aiding me on my quest and made it a truly unforgettable experience.  His great personality and love for his work made our tour a memorable experience.  Thanks to Grainne, as well, for making some special arrangements for us at the Rock of Cashel and Cahir Castle as well as our hotel accommodations.  We especially enjoyed Harvey’s Point in Donegal, where they upgraded us to a spectacular Premium Suite and were so thoughtful and helpful.  Park House in Galway was another favorite as well as Killarney Royal for their great hospitality.  This was our second trip to Ireland with ICT and this tour was truly remarkable, thanks to our guide, Robbie.  He is an asset to your company.

Sincerely,

Otto, Elaine and Michael Anuth

Elaine Anuth

 

September 2013 - Elaine Anuth - New York - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

" Thank You ! "

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Dear Alison,

Thanks again for your helpfulness, professionalism and promptness with the details coordinating Serendipity Traveler’s first Ireland jaunt.

Martin Wilde is an exceptional driver and enriched the tour beautifully with his “bits & pieces.” We will specifically request him again for 2014.

September 2013 - Peggy Coonley - Serendipity Traveler - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"Thank you for making our trip so memorable"

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I just wanted to send a brief note to thank you and your company for making Nadine and my trip to Ireland so memorable.

Our driver, Mike Prendergast was fantastic!!! He made everyday an amazing adventure. He knew all the perfect places to take us and was equally informative about the sites and history of Ireland. Nadine is an amateur photographer and Mike made sure she had great places to stop and shoot. His personality was so gracious and humorous that by the end of our trip we felt we had made a great new friend for life! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great tour guide!

 

September 2013 - Cliff Eisenberg - Chicago, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Wonderful Vacation

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Orla,

On behalf of the Milin & Tyler families , thank-you for all your help on a getaway we will never forget. It was simply a great and wonderful experience. It was first class from accommodations to schedule, first rate!

Our driver Trish was fantastic. My wife and her sister’s grandmother was baptized in Letterfrack , when we talked to Trish if we got nearby and she asked why , after hearing the reason , her reply ,” I guess we have to go there!”. She even found the church.

Anyway , thanks again and if any perspective clients would like to talk to someone about your tours, I would be glad to speak to them.

Thanks for all you did,

Joe Milin

 

August 2013 - Joe Milin - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

" Thank you for being such a great Driver Guide "

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AJ,

Thank you so much for being such a sensitive and caring driver guide, and not least such a knowledgeable one keeping us safe and imparting your extensive knowledge of Ireland. We have had a fabulous holiday in Ireland. Thanks again for everything !

August 2013 - Elizabeth & Andrew Stacey - Colaton Raleigh - UK - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"Thank you for such an enjoyable trip "

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Our driver AJ was excellent. He helped us explore the limits in Ireland, while guiding us to the best eateries, giving us the history and colour of the countryside and  introducing us to the laughter and music of the local people. We really really had fun thanks to you. It has been great!

 

 

August 2013 - Connie & Richard Stacey - Boston USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

" Incredible Honeymoon Experience in Ireland ! "

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Hi Alison,

Amanda and I truly enjoyed our honeymoon tour of Ireland (July 22-29th 2013)! Thank you so much for your help with arranging and scheduling the events we experienced on our adventures in your great country!

On a scale of 1-10, our driver Shamus (“Shem”) was a 12! It was a pleasure to have him guide us throughout our excursions; not to mention he was always prompt and courteous. His stories and wealth of knowledge with regards to his country were incredible. For our next trip, Amanda has already indicated that we will request Shem as our driver.

Our lodging (i.e., Brooks in Dublin, Ashford Castle, Cahernane Manor House, Cashel Palace,River Lee-Cork) and dinner reservations were fabulous! Dinners at Ashford Castle, Chez Hans and Cornstore were 5 star.

I started researching our surprise honeymoon six months prior to our wedding. My wife had no idea until we arrived at the airport; only told Amanda to pack her passport, the type of clothing she’ll need, and oh yeah a light raincoat. I am a long standing member of a US travel agency known for their international travel packages, so I figured that they would have or know of the best deals. This was not the case after I found Ireland Chauffeur Travel. In comparison to what my US agent could provide; Ireland Chauffeur Travel saved us about four thousand US dollars without in anyway reducing our wonderful experience. There are so many things that made our honeymoon fantastic, but the value, beauty of Ireland, stress free travel, and friendships we made along the way will be unforgettable and hard to beat! Thanks!

Ireland Chauffeur Travel- 5 stars on ALL accounts!

Slán go foil,
Sean and Amanda

 

Ireland Honeymoon Collage - Sean McGarry (Small)

August 2013 - Sean McGary - Auburn, Alabama - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: honeymoon-tour-in-ireland

" Great Experience ! "

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Just wanted to follow up on my husband’s email about my experience of our driver, Gerry Ginnifer, during that end of July and the beginning of August. I thought Gerry was a great driver! He was incredibly careful and polite on the road to all the drivers around us.

He was –always punctual, yet very patient with late-comers in our family; he showed up with a clean car with a full tank of petrol each morning; he was dressed meticulously; was incredibly polite in his speech and always opened our doors for us. He was happy to honor our family’s wishes to change the schedule and even offered ideas that were much better than ours! (Our sons were interested in taking boat trips to islands, so Gerry called to arrange the rides for them cheerfully.) He was happy to take photos of our family and provided some of the best snaps that we have of all of us!

Gerry was extremely informative about the places we saw … and he has a great sense of humor!

He always encouraged us to see short videos whenever available, in case my family was eager for supplemented information , which my professor husband and lawyer son always enjoyed.

Gerry is dignified and a true professional.

He is enthusiastic and has a deep love of Ireland that is contagious!

**When we return to Ireland, I will request Gerry every time!

Josetta Owen

August 2013 - Josetta Owen - Travelled in July/August 2013 - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

" Thank you for such a wonderful Trip "

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I’d like to thank you all for a wonderful trip that you arranged for us.  Helena was a perfect choice for us.  She was so helpful and informative about everywhere we went.  We had a wonderful time with her and we couldn’t have asked for a better guide to see us around Ireland.  Helena was not only pleasant to work with but a delightful person. If we ever come back to Ireland we would choose her to take us around again.  No matter where we were she always knew the answers to our questions and was more than willing to go above and beyond when we asked for anything.  We so enjoyed having the one on one and being able to go to places that were out of the way.  It was a truly memorable trip.

All of you made the trip wonderful, from our initial inquiry to the very end of our trip.  We would highly recommend using you to plan a trip to Ireland.

Thank you again for such a wonderful time.

Cyndi and Roy Daniel.

August 2013 - Cynthia Daniel - Tracyton, Washington - Travelled April 2013 - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Thank You for everything !

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Orla,Thank you so much for taking the stress out of our trip. Paul Feehan was a real gentleman with so much knowledge of Irish history.We probably drove him NUTS with questions.Our accommodations especially the B&B’s were so much better than the hotels.We will always recommend your company, it’s the only way to go.We will probably be back in a couple of years.Tell Paul to be prepared.LOL

Marcy tomaselliMarcy Tomaselli

August 2013 - Marcy Tomaselli - Florida - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Day Tour from Cruise Ship at Dunmore East

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Our group of ten ( 5 adults and 4 teens and one child) wanted to make the most of our cruise stop in Dunmore East. We had a short day ( arriving at 8 , needing to be back at 3:15).

I wrote to Allison , who was very professional , about our needs.

Vital Brazil party in Cashel
Vital Brazil party at Cashel Palace

Shane ( our driver) met us punctually at the port in a modern van, with bottles of water for each passenger. He was knowledgeable and personable , an excellent driver and. Guide.

We stopped briefly in Waterford , then stopped for a visit at Cahir Castle , which was enjoyed by all. Few tourists and an opportunity to explore the nooks and crannies of a real castle.

We continued on to the Rock of Cashel ( with a stop to photograph Hore Abbey) …just incredible. Such a powerful and beautiful place. Shane had reserved a table at the Guinness Pub for lunch , which supposedly was where the first pint of Guinness was served. The food was excellent as was the service.

On our way back to the ship , we traveled through horse country and saw an example of a tudor castle ( Ormonde Castle). We arrived just in time to tender back to the ship.

A memorable day , will be back to Ireland!

August 2013 - Kimberly Vital Brazil, from Brazil, July 2013 - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Memorable Day

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Our group of ten ( 5 adults and 4 teens and one child) wanted to make the most of our cruise stop in Dunmore East. We had a short day ( arriving at 8 , needing to be back at 3:15).

I wrote to Alison , who was very professional , about our needs.

Shane ( our driver) met us punctually at the port in a modern van, with bottles of water for each passenger. He was knowledgeable and personable , an excellent driver and. Guide.

We stopped briefly in Waterford , then stopped for a visit at Cahill Castle , which was enjoyed by all. Few tourists and an opportunity to explore the nooks and crannies of a real castle.

We continued on to the Rock of Cashel (with a stop to photograph Hore Abbey) …just incredible. Such a powerful and beautiful place. Shane had reserved a table at the Guinness Pub for lunch , which supposedly was where the first pint of Guinness was served. The food was excellent as was the service.

On our way back to the ship , we traveled through horse country and saw an example of a tudor castle. We arrived just in time to tender back to the ship.

A memorable day , will be back to Ireland!

August 2013 - brazilgirl - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

" Wonderful week in Ireland "

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The Grady’s are all home safely after a wonderful week in Ireland. I just wanted to tell you how much we appreciated and enjoyed our time with Colm Fitzsimons.

He was all to our family throughout the week, a tour operator, a safe and trusted driver, an educator a guardian and a friend… all wrapped up in one “lovely” package.

You are “two for two” this year in providing us with the best that Ireland has to offer in Mr Daly and Mr Fitzsimons.

Thanks again
Michael Grady

 

 

August 2013 - Michael Grady - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Great experience in Ireland

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We hired Ireland Chauffeur Travel for our shore excursions in Waterford and Dublin. Allison, in the office was always responsive to my questions pre-cruise. Our driver/guide on both days was Colm. He was an excellent driver and gave us great commentary on both areas. My friend’s family was from Drogheda which is outside of Dublin and Colm found the town, the parish church and the street where her grandmother lived. It was very exciting for all of us to discover our friend’s roots. The van accommodated the nine of us very comfortably. The sound system was excellent and we all could hear the commentary. We were very pleased with all aspects of this company.

August 2013 - Janice - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

" Back home with so many fantastic memories of Ireland! "

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Matrice SchaffersHello Alison,

We are back home with so many fantastic memories of Ireland! Our driver Robbie is to be highly recommended. He literally made the trip a huge success.  He was an excellent driver, spoke clearly and distinctly, patient, flexible, told great stories, and could pull a joke out at just the right moment!  He was respectful of us all. We could not have asked for more.

We thoroughly enjoyed touring the breath-taking Coast of Antrim, The Giant’s Causeway, the Carrick-a-Rede site, and the Glens.  Wow!  Absolutely gorgeous and I was ever so glad we were not driving those roads! As we headed West we really enjoyed the spectacular drive through the Connemara, Kylemore Abbey, Clifden and Cong.

On returning to Dublin we enjoyed three stops – Galway for some shopping, music and food, Kilbeggan Distillery for a later lunch, and our ancestral connection and photo-opportunity in the little village of Stradbally, Co. Laoise, before arriving at the airport hotel, again around 18:00.  The times seemed to work rather perfect, which I attribute to your planning and suggestions and Robbie’s guidance.

The mini-bus the company sent was amazing!  There was room for us to move about and the windows were big and broad, so we were really immersed in the scenery.  Lucky us.  Our luggage fit well, but perhaps even more impressive, as the souvenir shopping continued, finding space was no issue!

I am very happy to give your company a big recommendation!  We are totally satisfied and it exceeded our hopes!

August 2013 - Matrice Schafers - Minnesota - USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

" We truly enjoyed our tour of Ireland "

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We truly enjoyed our tour of Ireland. Kevin made our trip even more special. We appreciated all the work you did as we enjoyed all our hotels and our itinerary.

We are already discussing a 2 week trip to Scotland next summer ( of course with Kevin as our driver)

Thank you again!

July 2013 - Ann Wiggins - Burlington, Ontario, Canada - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

" Fantastic Experience! "

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Just wanted to let you know that the tour went great.  There was a bit of rain mid-week, but the overall itinerary and accommodations were fantastic.  Best of all was our guide, Seamus.  He was superb in every respect, and by the end of the tour he felt like more of a friend than a guide to all of us.

I look forward to coming back; Ireland is a wonderful country to visit, and we had a great time.  You and everyone in your company did a wonderful job, and we will recommend you to anyone we run across that is thinking of visiting.

July 2013 - Tim O'Neill - Marietta, Georgia - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"Thank you for such a delightful trip"

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Hi Alison,

Thank you for your efforts in planning such a delightful trip.

Everything went off like clockwork and Martin was a delight to be with!

July 2013 - Philip Klaus - Richmond, Virginia - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

" We left a piece of our hearts in Ireland "

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Hello Alison,

We are back home but most of us left a piece of our hearts in Ireland. Thank you for all your cooperation in planning our trip; from start to finish everything was so well done and exceeded our expectations. Our driver, Robbie Roche, was a wonderful guide & chauffeur. We will recommend your company as the best way to tour and see the best of Ireland.

All the best to you and kind regards to Robbie,

Joan Shea & family

June 2013 - Joan Shea - Brentwood, New York - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

" An unforgettable Adventure! "

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Hi Alison, Our trip to Southern Ireland with your delightful driver Gerard exceeded our expectations.  From the moment we met him at Dublin Airport until he dropped us back to Dublin, it was an unforgettable adventure.  He was engaging, informative, and competent.  We could not have been more pleased.

We want to thank you for your assistance and patience with planning our trip.  I will be certain to recommend you and your company to any ‘fellow travelers’ who would like to have an experience of a lifetime.

Thank you again for all of your efforts.

June 2013 - Teresa O'Donnell, Saint Petersburg, Florida - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"the trip of a lifetime! "

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The nine days we spent with our tour guide Helena Nugent exceeded our expectations. She made the countryside come to life as she filled us in on Ireland’s rich history and mythology. We loved going off the beaten path, while still making stops along the way at some of Ireland’s most beautiful natural wonders, like the Cliffs of Moher and Giant’s Causeway.

 

Helena was fun, informative and professional, making our time in Ireland very enjoyable and relaxing. Our accommodations, often at a local bed and breakfast, were wonderful. Everyone was very inviting and the rooms were comfortable.

It was also very easy to work with Alison at the offices of Ireland Chauffeur Travel. We arranged everything via email and she was always responsive to our questions and requests.

We would highly recommend Ireland Chauffeur Travel to anyone interested in experiencing the real Ireland!

 

June 2013 - Kristin Runyan & Michelle Cathey, Topeka, Kansas, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-tour-of-ireland

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Nine family members toured Ireland for nine days and had a wonderful experience. Our driver, Robbie, was flexible, friendly, & full of info about all place we visited. It is my ninth trip to Ireland but the first with the family. I highly recommend this way of seeing Ireland: stress free, hands free, direction free, map free. This company exceeded all of my expectations and I would do it again and again.

June 2013 - Shannon - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"The Most Delightful Trips / Travel Experiences Ever"

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We cannot thank you adequately for one of our most delightful trips/travel experiences ever.  We traveled Ireland with Michael from April 25th through the 29th and are already planning our next visit!  We were certainly fortunate to have been assigned Michael as our guide and driver.  He understood immediately what we were looking for – unlike the average tourists, we wanted the history, folklore and magic of Ireland and he delivered.  He also perceived that we were not on “vacation” but were traveling to learn and enjoy what Ireland has to offer, and that we were willing to push through jet lag to get the most out of our rather short visit.

He shared his joy of history with us and made the one reticent traveler among us realize the value and benefit of travel.  Pete, husband and father, was a little unsure of our trip plan and is already on board for a return trip because there is so much more to see and do.  Thanks to Michael’s positive energy and great sense of humor and personality, the four of us all have fabulous memories and fond recollections of our days in Ireland.

Sincere thanks.  We look forward to our next trip.

 

June 2013 - Peggy Lieffring, Chicago, IL, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: small-group-tour-of-ireland

"The experience of a lifetime"

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You, Patrick and Ireland Chauffeur Travel gave us the experience of a lifetime. We can’t thank you enough and please tell your owner that Patrick was a wonderful driver/guide and that your choices for our accommodations and itinerary were fantastic!

June 2013 - Connie Willan, Justin, Texas, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Wonderful Tour!

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We did two full days of touring out of Dublin. Our driver was MARTIN & he was fantastic. A wealth of knowledge & showed us everything we had ‘scheduled’ and more! Unforgettable trip! Highly recommended.

June 2013 - Donarc17 - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

An Excellent Honeymoon!

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In 2006, my mom and I did a week-long tour of Ireland with Shane at Ireland Chauffeur Travel. We were amazed and impressed with his breadth of knowledge of both “touristy” things to see (i.e. the Blarney stone) and hidden gems in the villages we drove through for great shopping, dining, and of course, drinking.

This year, it was a no-brainer to return to Ireland for my honeymoon. I’d told my husband about the fantastic trip that mom and I took and we knew it would be a perfect destination for our first week as husband and wife. We had a couple of different tour guides on this trip, starting out with Dermot, then Kevin, and then Shane again. Each shared his own passion for their country and suggested wonderful activities for us to be sure not to miss. Whenever we decided to change our plans (for example, take a lesson at Ireland’s School of Falconry or go on a day trip to the Aran Islands) they took care of all the reservations for us so we didn’t have to worry for a moment about scheduling or arranging transportation – it was truly a worry-free, carefree experience all around.

We couldn’t have been happier with our choice to return to the excellent guides at Ireland Chauffeur Travel. Every member of their staff that we encountered was quick to cater to our needs and ensure that our honeymoon was as magical as their beautiful country.

June 2013 - Stephanie - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"The Experience Exceeded our Expectations"

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I just want to thank you for helping us put together a fabulous vacation. The experience exceeded our expectations.  Our guide Colm, went above and beyond to make our vacation spectacular.  We will certainly recommend your company to all our friends.

We will send some photos.

Thanks again,

June 2013 - Karen Perry, Colleen Noe, Jan Faulkner - Johnson City, TE, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"Mike was very knowledgeable, A great driver & Fun to be around"

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I wanted to let you know that my clients had a wonderful time on their Ireland trip.  They loved every minute of it.  They were very impressed with your services, the van and they especially adored Mike.  They said he was very knowledgeable, great driver and extremely fun to be around.

Thank you so much for having the beverages waiting on them.  It was a huge treat!

Hussey Party enjoying a drink in Lahinch on Their Golf Tour of Ireland.
Hussey Party enjoying a drink in Lahinch on Their Golf Tour of Ireland.

I will definitely use your services again next time I have a group or if someone wants a private car.

June 2013 - Anita Lundkovsky, Travel Source Inc, Alpharetta GA , USA - Client - Thomas Hussey Party - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: golf-leisure-tour-of-ireland

"Every step of our Personalized Irish Tour was carefully planned"

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Hello Alison, we are finally home in Nanaimo arriving into town yesterday a bit jet lagged but having come back with wonderful memories. Many of those gained whilst touring Ireland and loving every minute of it.

“One of the best adventures of our lives – We found Ireland Chauffeur Travel to be, a rare, family owned, professional company, dedicated to its clients personal needs and preferences. Every step of our personalized  Irish tour was carefully planned. The icing on the cake was Aiden, our driver/chauffeur tour guide, who, through his unique story telling, vast knowledge of history, lore and culture enriched our experiences beyond our expectations not to mention his polite attention to every detail of our trip.

Mary& Dave Holte with Aidan Murphy
Mary & Dave Holte with Aidan Murphy Driver Guide

We are now planning to tour Scotland with this company.

Our deepest thank-you to Alison, Shane and especially Aiden.”

Again our warmest thanks.

May 2013 - Mary & Dave Holte, Nanaimo, Canada - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: personalized-tour-of-ireland

"Thank you for making our dream of an Irish vacation come true"

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We have been home a couple of weeks now and still have not tired of telling everyone what a wonderful time we had.  From the start, Alison was wonderful to work with.  She helped us make choices that made the trip affordable yet first class.  We were especially impressed with the ability to make last minute changes that meant we could visit with relatives in Kilkenny.

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Comerford Party Homestead, Kilkenny ( Love The Dog !!)

Our driver Colm was “Grand”.  He was so professional and informative, and always able to answer our endless question.  Colm made sure our every request was met.    You can tell he loves what he does.  The tour coach was perfect for our party of 6.  We all had a great view and lots of room. It was so nice to be able to stop whenever we wanted to take pictures or get a cup of tea.  Colm alway seemed to find the perfect place to stop.  It is amazing all that we were able to see and do, but not feel rushed.

We will  (and have) recommended Ireland Chauffeur Travel to friends knowing they will get service above and beyond what is expected.

May 2013 - Comerford Family , Indiana, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: family-genealogy-tour-of-ireland

"Thank you for a wonderful time"

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We just completed an 8 day trip with Mike, and I would be remiss if I did not let you know what an outstanding driver, tour guide and most importantly, person Mike is.

Mike was never satisfied with simply doing his job. He was exceptional at anticipating needs and problems, and using initiative rather than waiting to be asked when we needed help.

I have already passed his name on to one other person considering a trip, and would definitely us him again on any future visits.

I feel mike is a credit to your firm, and want you to know he represented you well.

Thank you for a wonderful time.

May 2013 - Thomas Hussey , Savannah GA, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: guided-golf-tour-of-ireland

"Dermot & Christy were excellent company, engaging and knowledgeable "

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The four of us greatly enjoyed our 10 days in Ireland. We were happy with the arrangements and  Dermot and Christy were excellent company, engaging and knowledgeable.

Hopefully, we will have the chance to return, and if we do I’m sure we’ll contact you for another great experience.

I talked to Paul G***i last night and he said he enjoyed his trip.

Be on the look out, I’m telling everyone about you and Ireland.

May 2013 - Mike & Janet Edwards Dunwoody, GA, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: small-group-tour-of-ireland

"He took care of every detail and allowed us to completely relax and enjoy our vacation"

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Hi Shane,I just wanted to take a few minutes and write to you about our recent visit to Ireland.  We had a wonderful time visiting your beautiful country, in large part due to your fabulous personnel!

Alison was very easy to work with, she always got back to us in a timely fashion and was very flexible in allowing me to tweak the agenda that she provided.

Colm was a wonderful tour guide, driver, historian and comedian.  He provided a thorough tour of Ireland that went over and above our expectations.  He took care of every detail and allowed the four of us to completely relax and enjoy our vacation.  His attention to detail, while exhibiting an easy going manner, was very much appreciated.  He made our visit to Ireland a picture perfect memory.  By the end of the vacation, we all considered Colm to be a friend.

We will happily recommend your company to all of our friends and family.

May 2013 - Patty Libardi, Franklin TN, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-tour-of-ireland

"The most memorable time of all the trips we have ever taken"

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When I first started to plan a trip for my 75th Birthday with my four sons I

contacted your company. It was the most memorable time of all the trips we

have ever taken. The accommodations were in locations that we could walk to

dinner and the PUBS, the tee times at the golf courses were perfect and the

suggestions of Martin, our van driver who was very knowlegeable, to see some

of Ireland’s country side were in some areas where the regular tourist buses

cannot go. When we look at the pictures and think about the experiences,  we

could not have planned a trip any better with any other company. I will

recommend Ireland Chauffeured Travel for any travel in Ireland.

 

Alison, Shane, Martin, Thank You for a very special time.

May 2013 - Michael Kane, FL, USA, - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"incredibly knowledgeable about the history of Ireland"

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I wanted to let you know what a great asset you have in Colm Fitzsimons.  I was in the Libardi party and Colm was our driver over the course of 12 days.  He is incredibly knowledgeable about the history of Ireland and took us to places we would have never found on our own.  He’s a great driver and was very accommodating to our group.  We enjoyed his company tremendously and we’ve invited him to come to the US and stay with us.  Not only did we have a great trip but we made a new friend in the process.  Please let Colm know how much we enjoyed his company and that he made the trip so enjoyable.

 

May 2013 - Roger Conner, Nashville, Tennessee., USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"Customer service is the most important business asset.. You guys have done this Art to perfection!"

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Sometimes life gets in the way and taking care of other important things to do like THANKING you all for such a wonderful trip to Ireland!!!! I cannot believe that it has taken me so long to express our appreciation for the FIRST class treatment we received from everyone involved with your company and especially Martin!

Martin is such a sweet, gentle and caring man who went out of his way to make the trip easier for my husband and his limited mobility.   We were fascinated to share in his depth of knowledge of the history and current affairs of your enchanted land, its people and the back roads and byways.  I know that without Martin our trip would have been one dimensional.

The surprise gift of the Falconry experience we received on the last day of our trip was the icing on the cake!   We cannot thank you enough.

Believe me, we have told all our friends about your company as well as our Travel Agent Cousin in Australia.  Hopefully this will lead to more business for you.   We wish you much luck in the future and I know you will be VERY successful!

Customer service is the most important business asset and you guys have done this art to perfection!

Best wishes to you all,

 

May 2013 - Paula and Gabe Hauer, Montville, N.J, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-tour-of-ireland

"It was a fabulous trip and one that I would recommend to anybody !!! "

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it was a fabulous trip and one that I would recommend to anybody trying to do the same thing.  Having your own driver really takes a lot of the headache away from the traveler, especially us Americans who can’t seem to make heads or tails of driving on the other side of the road!  Everybody we bumped into who was managing their own travels really was regretful of not being able to “enjoy” it – somebody had to be constantly working as a Navigator while the other was Driver, which cut down on their enjoyment immeasurably.  We didn’t feel that way at all.  It was so relaxing for us and well worth the lack of stress!  Friends who traveled with us to Ireland but took their own driver also felt the same way!  None of us could’ve imagined doing it any other way!

 

Thank you again so much for everything and please pass a hello from me onto John Daly!  He was the best!

 

Thanks!

Lindsay & Justin Teller

San Jose, CA, USA

May 2013 - Lindsay & Justin Teller, San Jose, CA, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"Thank you very much for the wonderful experience we enjoyed on the trip."

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We just want to thank you very much for the wonderful experience we enjoyed on the trip that you had made for us. Everything was more than the eye could see, but did see a lot. We had a great time with Helena our driver who made the trip even more special with her  sharing of knowledge of Ireland. Could not have ever expected what we saw and learned. Thank you again and please give my Name as a reference to anybody that you made need to.

May 2013 - Charles & Sandra Rabens, Indian Trail, North Carolina, USA. - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Revilla Private Tour of Ireland

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Dear Kevin,

Thank you very much for a great time.  You truly made our stay in Ireland a memorable one.  We appreciate your keen insight which really enhanced our wonderful experience.  Thanks again for being a valuable source of answers for our incessant questions.

We wish you and your family the very best.

May 2013 - Antonio G. Revilla III, Esq. Revilla Law Firm, P.A. USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Mary & Dave Holte Tour of Ireland

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May 2013 - Mary & Dave Holte, Vancover Island, Canada, May 15th 2013. ( Note was from Europa Hotel in Belfast ) - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

" Thank you All for such a Top Notch operation "

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We booked with Ireland Chauffeur Travel weeks out from our trip after deciding driving on the wrong side of the road may be more than what we wanted to take on. Alison was wonderful in working out the details of our week visit and worked all of our requests into a perfect itinerary. We had 4 in our party. Myself, my husband, my daughter and husband. I had been to Ireland back in 1985 and wanted to see all the special sites off the usual tour routes. We were especially interested in Dingle and the smaller coastal towns.

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The week turned out to be more than we could have ever imagined. Wonderful weather, a bus that seated 12 ( only 5 of us) and the most gracious driver that Ireland has!! We had Michael as our driver, he took us along back roads thorough the most beautiful parts of Ireland, to hidden treasures, sacred sites and he even sang to us!!! He was a true gem and left us with a memory that will last a lifetime.

 

Thank you all for such a top notch operation!!

May 2013 - Sandy Brewer & Family, Santa Rosa, California, USA. - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Michael Prendergast

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Michael is one of Ireland’s most respected touring driver guides and hails from the Kingdom of Kerry. Mike has a passion for ensuring every tour he does reaches the highest standards of perfection. To this he gives all his energy, charm and wisdom. There is not a single area of Ireland that Mike is not familiar with and he is as comfortable on a leisure tour as he is with a group of golfers. Michael has also been known to burst into song from time to time. Has an amazing ability to take you to the most beautiful parts of Ireland.

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In the simplest words THANK YOU!!!!

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Hi Grainne,

The Klaum Party were extremely happy with their tour with you.

As well as your wonderful drivers and guides.

I have this wonderful smile on my face and it’s all because of you.

Thank you again for all your hard work.  I look forward to working with you again

And have recommended you to just about anyone who would listen.

 

Karen  Siefer – Micris Travel, Commack, NY, USA

April 2013 - David Klaum, NY, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-tour-of-ireland

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April 2013 - Bob & Jean Ryan, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Megan Hammers Destination Wedding

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Megan Hammers Destination Wedding in Ireland Testimonial
March 2013 - Megan Hammers & Family - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: destination-wedding-in-ireland

HoneyMoon Testimonial from Rob Overton

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March 2013 - Rob Overton, Milford, CT, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: honeymoon-tour-of-ireland

Thank you for planning our wonderful weekend getaway in Ireland

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We wanted to thank you for planning our wonderful weekend getaway in Ireland.

 

Our tour guide, Dermot Fogarty, was outstanding.

 

He was the perfect guide:  informative, accommodating, kind, and fun!    We could not have asked for a better guide.

Dermot Fogarty with the Palay Party
Dermot Fogarty with the Palay Party

 

We will certainly recommend your company to our friends.

 

Thanks again,

 

David.

March 2013 - David Palay, Atlanta, GA, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-tour-of-ireland

GREAT TRIP, GREAT PEOPLE, GREAT COUNTRY.

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When our new daughter Megan Hammers DeMara chose your company, little did we know that we were in for the trip of a lifetime!! After flying over night, getting off the plane (at 7am) and finding Martin Wilde’s smiling face to greet us, our fun was just starting! Martin was a gem the whole time, the knowledge of history, area, people,sites…I know this is his job BUT…..we (all 15 of us) were and are still talking about how well we were treated. As this was a destination wedding,Martin made sure that needs of the guests, Bride and Groom and Photographers were all met…what a challenge!!! What a guy for that challenge!! Our extreme thanks go out to Ireland Chauffeur Travel, Orla, and Martin, Anyone we talk to is surly going to get your name and number from this group, we will see to that!!! We miss Martin already. GREAT TRIP, GREAT PEOPLE, GREAT COUNTRY. Thanks for the memories.

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Springfield Castle in Limerick, Hammers / De Mara Destination Wedding Location
March 2013 - Michael De Mara , Michigan , USA , ( Via our Facebook Page ) - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: family-tour-of-ireland-/-destination-wedding

Squires Family Private Guided Tour of Ireland

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I am finally getting around to sending you some pictures from our fabulous trip to Ireland this past summer.

Please feel free to have a prospective client call for a recommendation-I would happily give a glowing review.

 

If you want to do more than see Ireland and you want to experience Ireland, call Ireland Chauffeur Travel. Alison was amazing at planning out trip, giving us suggestions and ultimately making our travel plans perfect. She made everything so easy. And, I cannot say enough great things about our driver, Dermot.

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He knowledge of Ireland was amazing and so interesting. And his card tricks entertained my parents and my children! He definitely took the time to get to know us and brought us “off the beaten path” to some fabulous locations. I would highly recommend Ireland Chauffeur Travel to ANYONE going to Ireland. You will not find a more entertaining, personalized tour anywhere.

 

I framed the map we used in Ireland and gave it to my parent’s for Christmas-it reminded me what a truly fantastic trip we had. Thank you again.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

-Beth Squires, Norfolk , MA, USA

January 2013 - ElizaBeth Squires, - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: family-tour-of-ireland

This Was A Trip Of A Lifetime!

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Best family trip ever, so many memories to cherish, this was a trip of  a lifetime. Thank you for a wonderful experience you provided us with an unforgettable and special trip to Ireland.

December 2012 - Kevin,Scott & Stacy Harrington & Seana & Michael Moore, Washington, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Just As Fabulous As Our First Trip With You Guys!

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Our second trip in October 2012 with Ireland Chauffeur Travel was just as fabulous as our first trip with you guys in the summer of 2009!!  Kudos to both driver-guides John Daly and Tricia Austin for navigating us around SW Ireland safely and most efficiently.  I learned so much Irish history from John and both he and Tricia were just delightful to be with.  The weather was so incredible that I have near perfect photos.

If I have my way in this life, there will be more tours with Ireland Chauffeur Travel…Northern Ireland, Scotland and if you launch into England we will be on that list, too!

Kevin, thanks again for a most delightful dinner in Cork – it was so very good to see you again.  We wish you all a most prosperous and joyous future.

Until the next time (and there will be one!)

November 2012 - Julie & Billy Turner, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Excellent Participation & Preparations for our Recent Trip to Ireland

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I wanted to follow up with you and thank you for your excellent participation and preparations for our recent trip to Ireland.  We found the hotels marvelous and Paul was just delightful.  He fit right in with our self-proclaimed “witty” crew and humored and educated us throughout the trip.  Not only was Paul a fun guide; he was flexible and professional at all times – we would highly recommend him as well as Ireland Chauffeur Travel over and over again.

 

October 2012 - Kimberly Gerber, California, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

A Truly Memorable Trip

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Thank you for your wonderful guidance! You gave us a truly memorable trip!

Drive Safely, God Bless!

October 2012 - Shirley & Greg Wold - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

We truly had an amazing time!

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Thank you for making our trip to Ireland the most memorable it can be. We truly had an amazing time!

We hope to see you again!

October 2012 - Steve,Anne,James,Frances,Joe & Sue Fieler, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Thank you for our Wonderful Trip

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Just wanted to thank you for our wonderful trip with your guide John Daly. We had a fabulous time and John did everything to make our trip enjoyable and interesting, especially when we hit a few days of rainy weather. We have told several people about your tour company and heartily recommend our decision to go with a chauffeur guide.  It is definitely the best advice we can offer to anyone thinking of visiting Ireland.  Thanks again and maybe we will make another visit someday.

October 2012 - Kathy and Mike Botti & Bill Reynolds, Massachusetts, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Thank you so much!

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Our ten day trip through Ireland was everything I had hoped and more.  Our guide, Eamon O Dwyer was an expert driver and guide.  We so enjoyed his humour during our time with him and how he always asked if the vacation was all that we wanted.  Our different B & B’s were so much fun and gave us an opportunity to see many of the so friendly people in Ireland.  The castle experience was wonderful and so much fun.

Thank you so much !

October 2012 - The Gag Party, Minnesota, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

An amazing experience!

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Thanks ever so much for making this our most memorable holiday and showing us the beauty of Ireland, it has been an amazing experience! Your knowledge of Ireland helped make a great trip even better!

October 2012 - Diana, Bob, Faviola & Bryan - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

You Helped Make Our Family Trip So Wonderful

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Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful country with us !! You helped make our family trip so wonderful.  Martin your knowledge of Irish History is impressive and quite astonishing, we thoroughly enjoyed meeting you.

We had a blast and we look forward to seeing you on our next trip !!

 

October 2012 - Maria & Bill O’ Brien, LA, USA (Toured Sept. 2012) - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Our Visit to Ireland was Magical

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We can’t express enough our gratitude for everything you did for us during the last week. Our visit to Ireland was magical and we can’t thank you enough.

October 2012 - Joy Powell, California, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-tour-of-ireland

A Wonderful Trip To Ireland

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My sisters and I  just returned from a wonderful trip to Ireland and needed to send a thank you to our driver, Paul Feehan. Paul, you made the trip to our Great Grandfather’s homeland beyond special. The history and insight you shared with us helped us bond with Ireland and its’ people. You have a gift and we thank you for sharing it with us.

October 2012 - Wendy KInsella, New York, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type:

Just as fabulous as our first trip with you guys!

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Our second trip in October 2012 with Ireland Chauffeur Travel was just as fabulous as our first trip with you guys in the summer of 2009!!  Kudos to both driver-guides John Daly and Tricia Austin for navigating us around SW Ireland safely and most efficiently.  I learned so much Irish history from John and both he and Tricia were just delightful to be with.  The weather was so incredible that I have near perfect photos.

If I have my way in this life, there will be more tours with Ireland Chauffeur Travel…Northern Ireland, Scotland and if you launch into England we will be on that list, too!

Kevin, thanks again for a most delightful dinner in Cork – it was so very good to see you again.  We wish you all a most prosperous and joyous future.

Until the next time (and there will be one!)

October 2012 - Julie and Billy Turner, South Carolina, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

You must call Ireland Chauffeur Travel for the best experience ever!

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What a GREAT trip we had to Ireland and Scotland in Sept 2012. Right from the beginning, I knew this company was the right choice. Shane, the owner, helped us with all the plans and suggestions to make this a trip of a lifetime. The driver whom we had in Ireland, was terrific. He too went out of his way, not only to show us places on our itinerary, but suggested other stops on the way. I can’t imagine that we missed anything in Ireland.  Shane picked us up in Belfast and we ferried over to Scotland, where he was our driver/guide. I do believe we saw all of Scotland as well.   He was amazing and we were so blessed to have him. Their knowledge of both countries was amazing. We certainly formed a bond with both our drivers. All the hotels, Castles, Bed and Breakfast places we stayed at were top of the line. What a wonderful company this is.

Ireland Chauffeur Travel really needs to change their name. They are so much more than just Ireland tours.  We are ready to book with them for next summer to see more of Europe. If anyone wants to travel in Europe, you must call Ireland Chauffeur Travel for the best experience ever!

What a Blast we all had !

Thank you for the trip and new friendship !

October 2012 - Sue Fowler, Tampa, Florida, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland-scotland

A very memorable trip to Ireland!

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We enjoyed our time with you.  A very memorable trip to Ireland!

When you come to the Midwest just let us know.  We’ve got great food and lots to see as well.

Drive safe!

October 2012 - Cheryl & Don Clayton Hauser, Florida, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Thank you for making our experience a great one !

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My family just returned from our trip to Ireland, we were completely satisfied with our trip and accommodations. Dermot took over the tour on the 2nd day, we absolutely loved Dermot!  He was comical, very knowledgeable, we grew to love him over the week.  Although our stay was short, we really enjoyed the Damerstown Farmhouse. The couple that owned the farm were very courteous and we enjoyed their company.  We loved the fact that we were able to make our stops and schedule as we chose, a great selling point for us.  We did the Kells sheep dog herding tour and would recommend that to others.

We would highly recommend your company and services to anyone.

Thank you for making our experience a great one!

October 2012 - Jeanne Motte - Iowa, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

We had the most incredible Irish Tour

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We had the most incredible Irish tour with John Daly! He was amazing! He was so knowledgeable about everything around Ireland, showed us everything we wanted to see in 2 wonderful days, and personalized it so we could see Mitch’s family roots ! It was the most incredible tour for our family, one that we will always cherish!

We got to see so much of your wonderful country in 2 days, beautiful! And John was amazing with his knowledge of all the history and geographic wonders of each area! He personalized our tour to do everything we wanted to in 2 days, he was awesome!  If or when we come back to Ireland, we would love to have John show us around again! He was the perfect chauffeur! Please tell him thank you so much again for our Irish tour, It was probably the highlight of our European vacation! Thanks again!

October 2012 - Rita, Mitch,Thomas, and Alyssa Gallagher - Montana, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The tour you designed was wonderful

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The tour you designed for the Depke party was wonderful.  Since I returned home I can’t rave enough about Ireland, its people and your service.  Your staffs are very cooperative. The location of the accommodations you choose for us allowed us to easily walk around and see the town. The combination of B & Bs and hotels gave us a great feel for Ireland. We enjoyed the tastiest breakfasts. They were so big.

The coach was so roomy.  It was so nice to be able to change around in the comfortable seats and not be all squeezed together.  Its size certainly helped us enjoy all the spectacular scenery. Ireland is so picturesque, beautiful and green. Everyone me met were friendly and helpful. Mr. Paul Feehan helped make our tour even more fabulous.  He is so knowledgeable about Ireland, its history and the people.  I wish I had brought a recorder with me, but I had no idea he would be so informative.  We all enjoyed his sense of humor and appreciated his concern for our well being.  You are so fortunate to be able to have him as a tour director.  It was so nice having some time to explore and not be scheduled to do something every minute.

Thank you for a most wonderful tour of your beautiful Ireland.

September 2012 - Darlene Callanan, St. Louis, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Historical Tour of Ireland

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Now that we’re back from Ireland and almost recovered from jet lag, I wanted to tell you how pleased John and I are with your service.  A friend of a friend had recommended Ireland Chauffeur Travel, and I can’t imagine a better way to see Ireland. John Daly did an outstanding job of taking care of us and guiding us to the places we’d most enjoy.  Since I’m a historical novelist, his special expertise in Irish history was a huge bonus.

There’s still a lot of Ireland we haven’t seen, so we may well be back!  Thanks again for providing this service–

September 2012 - Mary Jo Putney & John Rekus -Baltimore, MD, USA. - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: historical-guided-tour-of-ireland

Cindy & Don Goettling Ireland Testimonial

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Don and I would like to extend a whole-hearted THANK YOU for an incredible trip.

You guys do a fabulous job.  We not only got our pub crawl in but saw SO much of your beautiful country.  Martin was awesome, knowing the ins and outs of a lot of places we didn’t even know about seeing.  We learned quite a bit, too.

We have nothing but wonderful things to say about you guys and will not only refer you but will call you guys on our next trip.

September 2012 - Cindy and Don Goettling - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

John Daly Chauffeur Tour

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Mary and I want to record with you how much we enjoyed having John Daly as our guide touring Ireland August 27> September 5.  He was knowledgeable, witty, considerate and had a great narrative skill.   More so than on any of our many chores in the past (riverboat, self-drive, bus), John  brought sites to life for us.    The fact that we could ask follow-up questions to clarify our understanding added significantly to our satisfaction: over days, and from site to site, the pieces fell into place.

John was also very considerate.  He got to know each of us quickly and what our interests were and tailored his presentations to them.  I particularly benefited from his consideration; he understood my limited mobility and made every effort to reduce the amount of walking and climbing I needed to do and helped me avoid rough surfaces which are caused serious problems for me in the past.

Many people have asked us before we left to report back on chauffeured  touring.  We can do so very positively and will specifically recommend ITC and, also specifically, if he is available, John Daly.

September 2012 - Mary and Darden Chambliss, Ashburn VA, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Dear Ireland Chauffeur Travel

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Hats off to you for providing us with a most delightful driver, Willie, and a beautiful itinerary of places to see near Dublin.  We enjoyed every minute of both of our day tours, and Willie did so much to make the “Irish” experience so outstanding.

Since this was the second time we used Ireland Chauffeur Travel, we were so confident that your driver would be at the airport for pick-up when we arrived.  The Mercedes van was comfortable, and we didn’t want each day’s journey to end.

Please feel free to contact me if anyone has any need for a recommendation for your company.  Thank you for all that you did to make this vacation for our family group so special.

 

September 2012 - Lucille McKenna, Arlington Heights, IL, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: guided-tour-of-dublin

Thank you so very much

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Thank you so very much.  The Dunfees and Vrotsos had a wonderful time!  Paul Feehan is a saint!  Or, at least he has been “sainted” by The Dunfees and Vrotsos’.   Please be sure that we will use you in the future.   Thanks again.  I love happy clients!!!

September 2012 - Beverly Musilli, Uniglobe Ohio Valley Travel, Wheeling, WV, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

We Had an Excellent Time

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We were particularly pleased with everything associated with the touring itself particularly with our guide John Daly.  You had told me you receive rave reviews on him and we now see why.

It was my family and my first touring type vacation so we didn’t know exactly how we would adapt or what the experience  would be like.  We had an excellent time and we all agree John had  lot to do with it.  His knowledge of the geography and history was amazing.  With his sense of humor, great story telling ability and great personality we were immediately comfortable and our relationship(s) grew from there!

He should be considered a great asset to your company.

August 2012 - Patrick Barnecut, Trabuco Canyon, Calfornia, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: guided-tour-of-ireland

Professional Service

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We feel compelled to send a note of thanks for the professional service we received from Alison, Eamon and Martin Wilde.

Martin was outstanding in every way. We can’t imagine how our trip could have been any better thanks to Martin. He is simply “THE BEST”

August 2012 - Charles Augustine, Brielle, New Jersey, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The Trip Could Not Have Gone Better

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Hi Shane,

I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our time with Martin.  The trip couldn’t have gone better and we are very anxious to return for a trip around the southern portion of Ireland!  Martin was sweet, charming and very knowledgable.  We miss him and your beautiful country already!

August 2012 - Joy Powell, Petaluma, California, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Above Par Excellence Service

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We thoroughly enjoyed the Guide Shane Leahy. He was professional at all times and took us to stunning areas and lookouts. We were amazed at the beauty of the Country and Shane kept us fully informed of the historical relevance and points of great interest.

The hotels that he booked us into were of the highest quality and honestly we would recommend him anytime to be utilised by other tourists looking for privacy and their own tourist guide.

He also does specialised private tours in Scotland as well.

Altogether a beautiful country and above par excellence service by Shane.

August 2012 - Renee du Toit, Fontainebleau, South Africa - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Great Experience

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Shane and Alison,

Thank you both for setting up such a great tour for Tommy and Judy Kidd.

They both loved it and said Paul was excellent. They so enjoyed their time with him and his suggestions along the way. They couldn’t say enough about the overall experience.

Thank you again

August 2012 - Karen, Covington Travel, Richmond, VA, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: family-guided-tour-of-ireland

A Successful Trip to Ireland

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Just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for all you did to make our trip to Ireland so successful. You were so wonderful handling our requests and modifications. Everything was fantastic. I especially wanted to mention how great our driver Martin Wilde was. He was positively the best person we could have hoped for. He knew all the right places to take us and was expert at helping us see the real Irish country side and culture. He was so accommodating and pleasant and he knew so much about Ireland, its history and its culture – perfect for our interest. He had a true love and pride for his county and this came across and was quite contagious. We really enjoyed the country and hope to return again. When we do we will certainly use Ireland Chauffeur Travel.

Many thanks,

Mario Acerra

August 2012 - Mario Acerra, Bethleham, Pennsylvania, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Our Trip Was Absolutely PERFECT!!

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Hi, Martin, Allison, Kevin and team

Our trip was absolutely PERFECT!!  Many, many thanks to Allison for all of the scheduling help and to Martin, to whom we owe such a debt of gratitude we don’t know where to start.

My 3 adult children (25, 23 and 18) and I just returned from a spectacular 8-day private guided tour throughout the entire continent, including Northern Ireland. Our trip was booked through Ireland Chauffeur Travel (Allison Lonergan), and was the perfect combination of our wishes and their suggestions. ICT is quite easy to work with and very responsive, via email and telephone. They provided us with a 12-passenger Mercedes mini-bus, which was quite comfortable.

Our driver, Martin Wilde is the BEST guide we have ever had, in our many worldwide trips! He is extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of the entire continent and he constantly took us “off the beaten path”, where we were able to see sights and meet local people (I think he knows everyone in Ireland!), which we never would have been able to do on a group tour or driving ourselves. And speaking of driving ourselves, we would have missed most of the beauty of this gorgeous land and its people had we had to bother with the narrow, curvy roads, driving on the “wrong side”. It was perfect to be able to leisurely have our breakfast and walk out to the waiting vehicle and smiling Martin, ready to take us on our next day’s adventure. He truly went above and beyond every day, exceeding our every expectation.

August 2012 - Liza Urso, Dallas, Texas, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: guided-tour-of-ireland

Our Visit to Ireland Surpassed Anything We Could Have Anticipated

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Dear Alison,

We are back to work and reality, however we often find our thoughts wandering to our recent visit to Ireland, which surpassed anything that we could have anticipated. In particular, our driver/guide John Daly was absolutely wonderful, and his engaging presence and dedication to a job well done was instrumental in ensuring a relaxed and carefree vacation. As a group who has always traveled independently, it was an unexpected pleasure to have an immediate resource available to manage every aspect of the tour, and also answer any and all questions pertaining to past and present Irish culture, historical sites, proposed activities, etc.

John has an encyclopedic knowledge regarding Ireland’s history, and his enthusiasm and ability to effectively convey information make him a natural teacher. Having him provide context/perspective around the areas we visited certainly enhanced the experience, and we learned a great deal along the way. Equally important, John is kind, professional, thoughtful, and a highly skilled driver. We would have been quite anxious had we attempted to drive/navigate some of the routes we traveled, which were exceptionally beautiful and best appreciated as a passenger (!!) John also has a quick wit with a wry sense of humor, and during lengthy drives we enjoyed an easy camaraderie of talking, laughing, and telling stories. Our group included two children (ages 9 and 10), and their assessment of John is that he is “Fabulous!” and “Made the trip fun for kids too!”

Thank you for helping to create a fantastic adventure, and most of all for introducing us to a new friend. John is forever ingrained in the many happy memories of our travels, and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to share our first trip to Ireland with him.

August 2012 - Gorman/Dauphinee Family - Minnesota/Michigan, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: group-tour-of-ireland

A Successful Trip to Ireland

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Just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for all you did to make our trip to Ireland so successful. You were so wonderful handling our requests and modifications. Everything was fantastic.

I especially wanted to mention how great our driver Martin Wilde was. He was positively the best person we could have hoped for. He knew all the right places to take us and was expert at helping us see the real Irish country side and culture. He was so accommodating and pleasant and he knew so much about Ireland, its history and its culture – perfect for our interest. He had a true love and pride for his county and this came across and was quite contagious.

We really enjoyed the country and hope to return again. When we do we will certainly use Ireland Chauffeur Travel.

July 2012 - Mario Acerra, Bethleham, Pennsylvania, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-tour-of-ireland

Our Ireland Trip. Everything was PERFECT

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We can not thank you enough for our trip! Everything was PERFECT!! The weather, the sites and the company we kept. We enjoyed our day with you and at your moms.

We had a great time with Dermot, his knowledge and history of your country was wonderful. And we got to see his humorous side as well!  This was the trip I had dreamt about and you make it come true!

Thanks a million!! We will definitely recommend you to our friends!

July 2012 - Maggie Colligan, Baldwinsville, New York, NY, USA, - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: guided-family-tour-of-ireland

A Wonderful Tour

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We had a wonderful tour.  Kevin met all of our needs and listened to us.  He gave us options and suggestions to consider as we did a whirlwind tour, and he wanted to help us make the best of our time.

Kevin was also aware of the weather, and digressed from the itinerary at times to take advantage of the limited sun.

We want to thank you for all the help in the initial planning and providing us with a great vacation, making the most of your beautiful country in a short amount of time.

July 2012 - Diane Ault - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Our Trip to Ireland Was An Amazing Journey

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I would like to express my deepest gratitude to your staff and our tour specialist Martin Wilde in particular for everyone’s efforts in making our recent trip to Ireland an amazing journey.  From the moment we met Martin at the airport, until we arrived back at the airport for our departing flight, our every need was met with the highest level of performance and execution.

Martin should be considered and incredible asset to not only your organization but also to your country.  He was able to bring the rich history and traditions of Ireland to life everywhere that we visited.  His passion for teaching and providing knowledge about your great country was intoxicating and we were entertained with his conversation during the entire trip.

Our days were filled with just the right amount of travel and sightseeing and we were able to experience many activities and incredible restaurants in addition to our amazing itinerary at the recommendation of Martin.  He called ahead everywhere we went to make sure we had a reservation or were going to be able to make a tour and as a result our entire trip was flawless.

Thank you again for a wonderful experience.  You have a great team and in my opinion a true national treasure in your Tour Specialist Martin Wilde.

July 2012 - Michael Moore, Washington, USA , July 2012 - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The Most Memorable Trip

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Dear Paul,

We would love to express our gratitude to you for making this trip the most memorable. Your thoughtfulness and humor were truly appreciated. The trip seemed specially designed for our family, and we were able to see many great things about Ireland. We are hopeful that our paths will cross once again in Ireland.

July 2012 - Freehill Family, Minnesota, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-tour-of-ireland

An Unforgettable Trip

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Dearest Shane,

I just wanted to let you know how very much we appreciated your efforts and the thoughtfulness and consideration you exhibited throughout our tour. It was a blessing from above that you were the one to pick us up from the airport and that you stayed with us throughout. We have had guided tours on 5 continents but never have we invited anyone to visit our home. You have made this an unforgettable trip.

July 2012 - Nancy Ras, California, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: guided-tour-of-ireland

Wonderful Tour of Ireland with our Tour Guide, John Daly

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Dear Shane,

We wanted to express our thanks for a wonderful tour of Ireland with our tour guide, John Daly. We also enjoyed our first day with you as our guide.  We are still talking about that seafood chowder at Monk’s Pub in Ballyvaughan.  We thoroughly enjoyed every minute with John.  We wished we had a longer stay in Ireland, but we hope to return some time in the future, if John can be our guide.  He made the history of Ireland come alive and gave us his book of the Irish Tour Locations and Historical Guide.  He truly loves his work and it shows in his manner and knowledge of Irish history.  We will always remember the wonderful places that we visited.  Our special favorite was the Dingle Peninsula and John knew every detail about its history.  Most of my ancestors came from Ireland and we were able to visit the town of my Grandmother’s birth, Mooncoin.  We enjoyed all our hotels, especially Killarney Park Hotel.  John took care of all aspects of our itinerary and was warm and friendly.  We have gone on many tours in many places and John is the best tour guide we have ever had. We look forward to returning to Ireland in the near future.  We will recommend your company to our friends and family, as well as on Trip Advisor.

July 2012 - Otto and Elaine Anuth, New York, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-ireland

Visit to Ireland Thoroughly Enjoyable

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Our trip to Ireland could hardly have been more perfect !!!  I say “hardly” because we did have quite a bit of rain, but I must admit we hardly noticed because John was so creative in making it not matter.  We learned so much from him about the history and beauty of Ireland…he made our first visit to Ireland thoroughly enjoyable !!!  He is also very kind, considerate and courteous.  Thank you for making him our guide…which absolutely “made” our trip.  We also really loved our hotels !!!

June 2012 - Marty Snyder, Delaware, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-tour-of-ireland

Great Travel Experience

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All went perfectly. Don is absolutely terrific.  We had a great travel experience. Thanks again.

June 2012 - Michael Zucker, California, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-tour-of-ireland

"Yak Yak Tour Of Ireland" A Trip Of A Lifetime….

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We could not have asked for a better trip to Ireland-largely in part to Shane and Ireland Chauffer Travel!  My Mom and sisters had been dreaming of taking a trip together for several years.  After marriages, babies and life halted our plans a bit, we finally decided on May 2012!  After figuring out how to get us all there from all over the US, it was time to figure out HOW to do everything we wanted to do.   After speaking to Shane about what we were interested in and what this trip was about, he put together an itinerary that was exactly what we were looking for.    And then shortly after he redid the entire thing to accommodate people coming and going out of different airports from our party.  I usually feel like I need to know every detail about the planning, but Shane gave us all a feeling of confidence that he understood what we were looking for and “had it covered”.   I think I spoke with Shane twice before booking our entire vacation and waiting to leave!

What can I say about Shane?  Beyond being a true gentleman and  consummate professional with a great sense of humor and BOUNDS of patience-I can say he gracefully survived a 9 day tour with 4 women who RARELY stop talking.  Enough said!  He took all of the planning, worry and ultimately “thinking” out of the trip for us….allowing us all a TRULY relaxing and fun vacation.  The knowledge he has of his country (and ours) was boundless.  Hanging out with someone who grew up in the places we were visiting was priceless….seemed so much more like a visit home than a tour.

We were able to see SO much we never would have been able to see by driving ourselves-all while we were relaxed and having a lot of fun.  It truly allowed us to forget about time, appointments, etc. and just ENJOY.  Such a departure from our everyday lives-it was wonderful!  Having a private guide who we quickly regarded as our friend was the PERFECT way to see and experience Ireland.  I wish everyone was able to explore Ireland in this way.

Because of Shane and Ireland Chauffer Travel, my Mom and sisters and I had a trip of a lifetime….every memory firmly planted in our minds because we were able to sit back and enjoy.  THANK YOU!!  Our tour far exceeded our expectations.  My work colleague will be taking a very similar trip with Shane and Ireland Chauffer travel next year (pretty sure my incessant ramblings may have swayed him).  He will not be disappointed.

All the best!  You rock, Shane!

June 2012 - Kerri Hoffman and Family, Michigan, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

"Yak Yak Tour Of Ireland" A Trip Of A Lifetime….

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We could not have asked for a better trip to Ireland-largely in part to Shane and Ireland Chauffer Travel!  My Mom and sisters had been dreaming of taking a trip together for several years.  After marriages, babies and life halted our plans a bit, we finally decided on May 2012!  After figuring out how to get us all there from all over the US, it was time to figure out HOW to do everything we wanted to do.   After speaking to Shane about what we were interested in and what this trip was about, he put together an itinerary that was exactly what we were looking for.    And then shortly after he redid the entire thing to accommodate people coming and going out of different airports from our party.  I usually feel like I need to know every detail about the planning, but Shane gave us all a feeling of confidence that he understood what we were looking for and “had it covered”.   I think I spoke with Shane twice before booking our entire vacation and waiting to leave!

What can I say about Shane?  Beyond being a true gentleman and  consummate professional with a great sense of humor and BOUNDS of patience-I can say he gracefully survived a 9 day tour with 4 women who RARELY stop talking.  Enough said!  He took all of the planning, worry and ultimately “thinking” out of the trip for us….allowing us all a TRULY relaxing and fun vacation.  The knowledge he has of his country (and ours) was boundless.  Hanging out with someone who grew up in the places we were visiting was priceless….seemed so much more like a visit home than a tour.

We were able to see SO much we never would have been able to see by driving ourselves-all while we were relaxed and having a lot of fun.  It truly allowed us to forget about time, appointments, etc. and just ENJOY.  Such a departure from our everyday lives-it was wonderful!  Having a private guide who we quickly regarded as our friend was the PERFECT way to see and experience Ireland.  I wish everyone was able to explore Ireland in this way.

Because of Shane and Ireland Chauffer Travel, my Mom and sisters and I had a trip of a lifetime….every memory firmly planted in our minds because we were able to sit back and enjoy.  THANK YOU!!  Our tour far exceeded our expectations.  My work colleague will be taking a very similar trip with Shane and Ireland Chauffer travel next year (pretty sure my incessant ramblings may have swayed him).  He will not be disappointed.

All the best!  You rock, Shane!

June 2012 - Kerri Hoffman and Family, Michigan, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Wonderful Experience And Unforgettable Memories

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Thank you very much for giving us wonderful experience and unforgettable memories. My mom vas very happy every single moment she spent in Ireland. Needless to say, I fell in love with Ireland.

We will definitely come back. Thank you again!!!

June 2012 - Ariele Hur, New York, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Thank You For An Amazing Tour

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Thanks for an amazing, and i mean AMAZING travel package!!! Martin (Wilde)  made it so very interesting and wonderful !!

 

May 2012 - Stacia Patterson Sweeney - Gonzales, Texas, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-tour-of-ireland

Apostol Pentchev Testimonial

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I wanted to thank you for the fantastic holiday we’ve had in Ireland. The organization was flawless and we could not have found better guide and driver other than John. His punctuality and professionalism were essential for a care – free vacation. We would absolutely recommend your services to our friends that might be interested.

In the course of last week we have learned so much for your country and your history that now we feel almost experts. All the places we have visited will become part of a truly memorable and positive experience.

Once again – thank you for a life time experience and please, forward our very best wishes to John, which indeed is a prime asset to your company.

 

May 2012 - Apostol Pentchev , BTV Media Group , Bulgaria - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-tour-of-ireland

Had an "Awesome" Time in Ireland

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Dear Alison,

Had an AWESOME time!!!!

Hugs to all!!!!!

Your friend in music,

Rick Devin

 

May 2012 - Rick Devin, Silverthorne, CO USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: musical-tour-of-ireland

Wonderful & Memorable "Trip of a Life Time"

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I just returned home from Ireland after having one of the most wonderful and memorable trips of a lifetime. Thanks to your dedication and your attention to detail, my clients can’t stop talking about all the fun they had.  From the hotels which were quaint, well-appointed and very well-located to Dromoland Castle, it was a truly a fantastic time.  As a travel agent, it meant so much that you really listened to what my group wanted and made the suggestions that worked. It was also a pleasure to speak to Allison as she was always very gracious in answering all our questions.

I must say that one of the things that made this holiday so special was Dermot Fogerty, our driver guide.  As you know, he was with us all week and he combined his professionalism with his wonderful sense of humor to give us the best time.  His guidance was invaluable in helping us get to see your wonderful country.  I have met many chauffeurs in many countries, but I can say with all honesty that Dermot stands out as one of the best! What sets him apart is his sincerity in wanting to make sure our every need was met. He conducted himself in a manner any company would be proud of.  Our week ran so smoothly and without worry.

I would not hesitate to recommended Ireland Chauffeur Travel to any client or family member wanting to see and experience Ireland. 

I look forward to working with you again and thank you all for this wonderful experience.

 Susan DiPisa, Emerald Travel, USA

May 2012 - Susan DiPisa, EMERALD TRAVEL - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Beautiful Tour of Ireland

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Thank you so much for all you have done for us. We could not have had a better driver. We saw so much beautiful Ireland thanks to You.

April 2012 - Dave & Jackie Kennedy - Palm Desert, CA, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The Eylers Memorable week with Ireland Chauffeur Travel & Dermot!

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I wanted to share that you made my wife & I’s trip to Ireland for my 50th Birthday celebration extremely memorable!!!!

Let me share with you the beginning process that was made wonderfully enjoyable and easy by your employee Alison…You could NOT have a better person that represents your company than Alison, her skills, communications, emails & calls were extremely professional and warming! We appreciated her efforts very much, thank you!!! :)))

We both must admit to you that your tour was The Best One we have ever taken. We originally were planning on renting a car ourselves and taking on the travels by ourselves…..we are very happy we did not do this for a lot of reasons ( driving on the left hand side of the road, the steering wheel on our passenger side of car, A LOT of Roundabouts, Speed limit signs in Kilometers, etc…)

Your tour was Extremely wonderful on all the history and functioning’s of Ireland…also Dermot – Lets see how can I explain to you…there aren’t enough kind words to say how wonderful he was to us and his knowledge of Ireland exceeds ALL others!!!! And he was extremely passionate about his role with your company.

I work in customer service in the USA for the last 32 years and know how important Great Customer Service is made boldly for that lasting impression.

We truly loved our experience with you and will remember it for many years due to your services!!! 🙂

Thanks again for your treat of Lunch for us, very kind and appreciated!!!!

You & your staff & Ireland will be truly missed… ;(

March 2012 - Scott & MaryBeth Eyler, Mount Joy PA, By E-mail 28th March 2012 - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Our Guided Christmas Tour of Ireland

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you guys must be doing something right because our families had a wonderful stay in Ireland mostly due to your wonderful driver Paul.    He was most knowledgable and made some wonderful planning changes/suggestions…but most important he is a true gentleman and a very nice guy….your company is certaimly very fortunate to have him as an employee!!!  Look forward to our next trip to the Emerald Isle.

January 2012 - Edward Mc Dermott, Shrewsbury, MA, By E-mail - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

Our Small Group Tour of Ireland

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It is hard to believe that over a year ago we started planning our trip to your beautiful country with your company. Now it is hard to believe that it is almost Christmas and the memory of our visit is still vivid in our hearts. We had a great time and your chauffeur/guide Paul did an excellent job of showing off his native land. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide to help us explore the  country. He was an excellent guide and an extremely charming host. All 8 of us had an excellent time and love revisiting and resharing our memories. I have recommended your company to friends who are interested in visiting Ireland. I hope they follow through, because if all of your drivers are as knowledgable and charming as Paul then  they couldn’t miss having the  same wonderful  time that all  of us had. Sorry it took so long to write expressing our pleasure with you company

January 2012 - Greg Kalisz , Anderson, Indiana, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: small-group-tour-of-ireland

The Best Vacation to Ireland Ever

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My vacation with your company (Kevin Leahy) remains the best vacation ever. Thank You !!!

January 2012 - Anne Murphy, Suttons Bay, Minnesota, USA. - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland

The Trip of a Lifetime

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We just wanted to thank you and our guide, Kevin Leahy for the trip of our lifetime. We were able to go to out of the way places that are not seen by the big tour groups and in some cases probably not on the map. Kevin’s unique knowledge of each village and place of interest made our vacation that much more enjoyable. We wish all of you the best and look forward to using Ireland Chauffer Travel again.

October 2011 - Mark & Mary Backes Edgerton WI USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-tour-of-ireland

Our Private Tour of Ireland

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Dear Alison, Just a quick note to thank you all, and especially John Daly for a trip experience that exceeded our expectation. John went far beyond the call of duty to make our trip educational, very enjoyable and graciously eventful. Please pass our compliments along to your management.

October 2011 - Joe Polantz, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-tour-of-ireland

Our Wonderful Driver Guided Tour of Ireland

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Dermot was great; as a driver, as an historian, as a guide, and as a person. I loved his stories and explanation of life and times in Ireland. I am sure we tested his patience, but he came through every time. He was always on time or early, and willing to do all he could to make our trip successful and enjoyable.

September 2011 - Ed Anderson, Midland, TX, USA, By E-mail - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: chauffeur-guided-tour-of-ireland

Thank You So Much for Our Wonderful Trip to Dingle

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I just want to thank you for the wonderful trips you arranged for us. And thanks also for the beautiful bus we got to take to Dingle Bay- it made it so comfortable!

September 2011 - Carol Aiken, USA, - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-coach-tour-of-ireland

I would love to recommend your services to anyone wanting to go to Ireland.

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Just wanted to say thank you for the absolutely wonderful trip to your fabulous country! We found all the arrangements beyond our expectations! The people are some of the friendliest we’ve ever met. We ended up eating in pubs (recommended by Christy) which was very much up our alley. I would love to recommend your services to anyone wanting to go to Ireland. Thanks again, and we hope to visit again in the future.

September 2011 - Janet La Rue, Los Osos, California, USA, 20th - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-small-group-tour-of-ireland

Wonderful, Fantastic Tour of Ireland

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My passengers The Mooney Party just got home to Chicago. They called me before they were out of the airport to say what a WONDERFUL time they had. Everything was fantastic and they fell in love with Paul. Thank you and I look forward to sending more business your way!

September 2011 - Joe Mook, Great Destinations Travel, Chicago - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: luxury-small-group-tour-of-ireland

Wonderful, Fantastic Tour of Ireland

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My passengers The Mooney Party just got home to Chicago. They called me before they were out of the airport to say what a WONDERFUL time they had. Everything was fantastic and they fell in love with Paul. Thank you and I look forward to sending more business your way!

September 2011 - Joe Mook, Great Destinations Travel, Chicago - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: luxury-small-group-tour-of-ireland

The Best Trip we ever Had !!

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I Just wanted to thank you for your help in making our trip so wonderful. It was the best idea we ever had. Christy was great. He was such a gentleman,so pleasant,helpful, accommodating,can’t say enough good things.

August 2011 - Elaine Toomey, Altoona, PA, - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: family-tour-of-ireland

Wonderful Time we had in Ireland

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Hi Shane, we just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had in Ireland. Our driver,  guide and new friend, John Daly was great!! He worked well with our family and made us all very comfortable. He had an incredible knowledge of Ireland and its history. All in all we had a great family trip!

August 2011 - Margaret Larkin, Houston, TX, - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: driver-guided-tour-of-ireland

A Relaxing Vacation in Ireland

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Patricia was a great guide. I would recommend you guys to anyone who wants to have a relaxing, carefree vacation in beautiful Ireland.

August 2011 - Sheila Seery, Delmar, New York, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: family-tour-of-ireland

A Terrific Guided Tour of Ireland

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Seamus was a terrific guide and showed us all the places that we requested and a lot more. We have some great memories from the trip and will highly recommend it our friends.

August 2011 - Pat Sullivan, Keller, TX, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: driver-guided-tour-of-ireland

A Terrific Guided Tour of Ireland

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Seamus was a terrific guide and showed us all the places that we requested and a lot more. We have some great memories from the trip and will highly recommend it our friends.

August 2011 - Pat Sullivan, Keller, TX, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: driver-guided-tour-of-ireland

It truly was the trip of a lifetime!!!

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It truly was the trip of a lifetime!!! Ireland Chauffer Travel was clearly the best way to see Ireland in a short period of time. It took the guesswork out of figuring out where to go and we were PAMPERED the whole way. The accommodations lined up for us were amazing, each unique in it’s own right, castles, manors and bed & breakfasts.

July 2011 - Beth & Paul Jansen, OC, CA, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-tour-of-ireland

I would recommend this trip to anyone

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I don’t even know where to begin or how to describe the trip—there were so many things that were wonderful. The coastline, the cliffs, the villages, the sheep, the rolling hills, etc. – it was all absolutely beautiful! We chose to use Ireland Chauffer Travel and having Seamus as our driver was a wonderful way to spend our vacation. He was able to take us places that a big tour bus could not go, and he knew facts and trivia that we would not have gotten otherwise.

July 2011 - Beth Herlihy, Springfield, OH, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: small-group-tour-of-ireland

Thank You for My Family Trip

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Thank You so Much for making My Family Trip so enjoyable. This whole trip would not have happened without you and your wonderful team. I will never forget my first time going to the races.

July 2011 - Morgan Ann Fleming - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: small-group-tour-of-ireland

We always Felt safe with You at the Wheel

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Thank you for giving us such a wonderful time in Ireland. Your recommendations were great, you always listened to us and planned the days around our wishes. Thank you for all you did to make our trip so special.

July 2011 - Sue Ellen & Bill Michl, Gainsville, VA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-tour-of-ireland

Memorable Experiences of Our Tour of Ireland

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I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our tour of Ireland. There were so many memorable experiences. Ireland’s beauty was showcased from coast to coast! Your knowledge and expertise of the history and culture were invaluable. We got to see so much of Ireland in a short time thanks to your guidance and skills. Your intuition and adaptability to individual and group needs and dynamics were amazing. Your love and pride of your country is evident. Thanks for all the stories and personal touches. It really made a difference.

Thanks for your professionalism and adaptability to our individual needs. It is my pleasure to recommend your company and services to others.

July 2011 - Carolyn Engleson, Washington, MD - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: driver-guided-tour-of-ireland

A Very Happy Traveller in Ireland

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I just want to let you know that the recent trip with my niece and nephew that you set up with the HELP of Diane, was fabulous I will say that our driver, Kevin Leahy made it very enjoyable for us with his comments,  jokes and witty sayings. His advise on things along the way were very valuable and true. I work in a luggage store and have for many years and am in the position to give you some references and will do so. I thank you.

July 2011 - Jacqueline Mosher - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: gourmet-tour-of-ireland

Thanks For Being a Great Driver & Guide in Ireland

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It was such a pleasure to see your beautiful country and meet the wonderful people that live here. We have enjoyed our experience and hope one day to return.

July 2011 - Susan & John Adams, Jeannie & Barry Harris & Phyllis Veillon - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-tour-of-ireland

Thank You For Making Our Trip to Ireland Most Memorable

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Thank you for introducing us to Irish Hospitality- Irish History & Irish Humour! You have indeed made our vacation most memorable. You provided us with a remarkably smooth ride on some amazing roads to some breathtaking views indeed. Kevin was very entertaining and we had a wonderful time touring with you.

July 2011 - Robert & Diane Collier, Grand Rapids, MI, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-tour-of-ireland

Thank You for Being Such a Great Guide

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The important thanks are to you for being such a great guide. You went out of the way to be sure that we saw ALL of Ireland even tho’ it extended your day with us almost daily. Your story telling and historical facts made the trip all that more interesting.

July 2011 - Jessie Yee, CA, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: small-group-tour-of-ireland

The Best Tour Guide Ever in Ireland

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Hi John…..Ray and I arrived home without incident. As far as we’re concerned you are best tour guide ever. Wish our time with you had been longer. Thank you so much for offering us the depth of your knowledge, your kindness, consideration, efficiency and excellent driving skills…..Superior! I appreciate your efforts to get us to Kilglas as well.

Will be talking and writing to Shane to thank him for bringing us together.
Rest assured- we’ll be spreading the word to potential travelers to Ireland.

Will write again shortly….

July 2011 - Anne Ruff , Lessburg, VA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-tour-of-ireland

Wonderful Adventure in Ireland

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I want to thank you and your company for helping my family plan a wonderful adventure in Ireland. Our accommodations were great and they were located within walking distance to many shops, pubs, restaurants and other attractions. Of course the scenery is spectacular and our guide Paul was gracious, knowledgeable and lots of fun. He was very accommodating to our wishes to explore areas that were not originally on our itinerary. If we are ever lucky enough to return to Ireland, we hope Paul will be our guide once again. We wish all of you at Ireland Chauffeur Travel the best.

June 2011 - Susan Davies, Raleigh, NC - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: family-tour-of-ireland

One of the Best Vacations we have Ever Had

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Thank you for putting together a wonderful trip and experience in Ireland. The trip exceeded our expectations and is one of the best vacations we have ever had. Both Shari and I came away with a love for Ireland. We got a taste of everything from the city experience in Dublin to the remote rural life on the Dingle Peninsula. We met terrific people and Kevin seemed to know nearly everyone and quickly made friends with those he didn’t. Seamus took us to his lovely city of Kilkenny and places on the south coast that were so remote that the road had grass growing between the lanes for which he had a special Irish name. Shari kept a diary that runs over 40 pages for a 10 day trip. As you had told me the itinerary was a master plan for lodging and the days were very flexible. We clearly proved that true and both Seamus and Kevin were great to work with.

June 2011 - John & Shari Steadman, Greenville, NC - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-tour-of-ireland

Our own Chauffeur trip to Ireland

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Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed our trip to Ireland in May, John Daly was an excellent guide. We were all interested in the history of Ireland and stories of yore. John was able to provide the back story for the places we visited. We felt very safe with him driving and appreciated having our own chauffeur.

All in all, it was a great trip.

June 2011 - Betsy Mertens - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: historical-tour-of-ireland

How wonderful you made our trip to Ireland

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We wanted to let you know how wonderful you made our trip we had a fun filled learning experience. Thanks for all your patience in changes made daily and showing us such a more personal side of Ireland.

June 2011 - Rebecca Antonacci, New Jersey, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: guided-tour-of-ireland-scotland

Ireland Chauffeur Travel Service

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Our compliments for your fine travel services. We particularly enjoyed having Paul as our driver. His quick wit and knowledge of Ireland’s history made our trip most enjoyable.

June 2011 - Stan & Barb Eggemeyer, Chester, IL, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: small-group-tour-of-ireland

Trip of a Life Time in Ireland

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We Just want to thank you for all the time you invested in making our Ireland Trip the Trip of a Lifetime! Our itinerary could not have been any better and we owe it all to you.

We wish we could tell you what our favourite day was, but that is not possible. Every day was different, but all were excellent. Thank you again for your effort and input.

We also sincerely want to provide our input on our guide Paul. He not only is the perfect gentleman, but showed everyday his class and total pride for his country. By the end of the trip, he was not a guide or a driver, but a member of our vacation family. He added so much to our trip, especially on what was to be our BIG sight seeing day around the Dingle Peninsula, when visability was minimal. Paul talked to us about our options  and we added other stops that were so interesting to us. His history and knowledge of your country was vast and we just loved it.

June 2011 - The Ford & Gellrick Party, Lititz, PA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: family-guided-tour-of-ireland

Our Private Tour of Ireland

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It was beyond a pleasure to have Dermot as our driver for our trip to Ireland this May. Dermot was definitely one of the major highlights of our trip and would not have been as wonderful if he hadn’t been included. Everyday when Dermot came to pick our group up he had a smile on his face and made all of us feel welcome and taken very good care of. Dermot continued for two weeks to accommodate everyone is our group to make sure that we were happy and got to see what we were interested in. One of the greatest gifts Dermot gave me on my trip was taking me around to find some Irish Wolfhounds dogs that I have wanted to see since I learned of this breed. Thank you again Dermot! We will never forget you and we hope to keep in touch!

June 2011 - Jenny Winchell, PA, USA - Driver Guide: Tom O’ Toole     Tour Type: private-guided-tour-of-ireland