You’re in safe hands with Robert (Bob) Noonan, an ex-policeman, or Garda as they’re known in Irish/ Gaelic. Bob is from Ballyporeen in South Tipperary and came from a farming background – he has a huge interest in agriculture so will be able to answer any questions you may have about farming and rural development in Ireland.

Loving all things historical & cultural, he loves nothing better than sharing this knowledge & enthusiasm with visitors to our shores. With Bob, there is no doubt you will have a particularly memorable holiday while visiting Ireland. His top recommendations include staying at Hayfield Manor in Cork, where you’ll be greeted by the famous friendliness of an Irish welcome, in stunning surroundings. Killarney National Park is also one of his favourites, as it offers lots of cycling and hiking trails in beautiful, unspoilt scenery. Northern Ireland begs to be explored, with spectacular coasts and driving routes – not forgetting, of course, the Giant’s Causeway.

Bob recommends reading up on the history of Ireland, including its myths and legends, before you visit. It will really help put the culture into context. The legend of Fionn McCumhaill is Bob’s favourite.

“Our Private Driver Guide, Bob Noonan was just outstanding. He was extremely knowledgeable about the areas we visited and Irish history. He made great suggestions, and we always felt that our enjoyment was his number one priority.”