My name is Pat Buckley and together with my son Patrick we are Personal Irish Tours

When I retired from business a few years back, I decided to combine my three passions of golf, meeting new people and exploring every inch of Ireland, and thus was born Personal Irish Tours.

Since 2007 I have had the pleasure of planning and delivering in excess of 200 uniquely individual and different trips for guests from all over the world (but mainly from North America). I personally plan, organize and execute every single trip, from the moment of initial contact, right through to (and often beyond) saying goodbye at the Departure Gates.

Such has been the success of Personal Irish Tours that my son Patrick has come on board this year. We both have a vast knowledge and sheer enthusiasm for our beautiful green country that we will be a success together.

Our mission statement per se is that we don’t offer ‘standard’ tours because we have yet to meet a ‘standard’ person. Every trip is different, unique and personal, and that’s exactly how we treat them. When we receive a contact enquiry from someone, the first thing we like to do is phone them and personally introduce ourselves, and outline what we can offer them.

Once we get a feel for what type of trip is required in terms of duration, vacation type, accommodation preferences, attractions and budget, we come up with a suggested itinerary. Then we go back and forth with the guest(s) and ‘tweak’ the plan until they are fully satisfied. We then book everything (excluding the air) on their behalf, thus removing a lot of stress and hassle from them!

On the pages of this site, We hope you’ll get a small flavor of who we are and what we can do for you…


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Play the best Golf Courses in Ireland

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Visit the most spectacular sights!

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Travel in style to your destination!


If you feel I could help to create magical memories of Ireland, please just fill in the contact form and I guarantee you that I will be in touch wit you within 48 hours.