My Favourite Tour Guide Ever
Absolutely the best Guide I have ever had, and I have been travelling the world for 40 years. I’ve always loved Ireland firstly for the people . Then for the history , the golf, as well as for the food . Well Pat is my favorite people !!! Always with a smile trying to make the best of your trip. I hired Pat as a driver for transort for our 8 day couples golf trip and did not expect anything but driving. Pat made the trip so much more than I ever imagined. Whilst driving he was sure to point out all of the history and meaning of things as they passed , and we did a lot of driving from town to town and course to course. Pat also arranged our dining destinations and did so with perfection. He also added in many off the beaten track Ireland experiences including carriage rides, boat trips, castle tours and the list goes on .. Do not hesitate to hire Pat Buckley for your next trip to Ireland. He will make it so much more than if you do it any other way ! Finally I want to thank Pat for treating us like family , always with a smile embracing us along the way as the Irish always do.
Trip of a lifetime
Words can not fully capture the incredible experience we all had for the past 15 days touring Ireland with Pat Buckley . This was our second time in Ireland with Pat who has become a dear friend . Pat’s passion for ensuring that each person he is touring is able to embrace the culture , beauty and history of this magical place – Ireland . We pushed the experience a bit long this time ( we are forever grateful to Pat on this ) as we wanted to do as much as we could savoring every twist and turn traveling over 3300 miles from Dublin to Belfast , Bushmills , the magnificent Giant Causeway , relaxing at the LoughEske Castle in Donegal all around the west coast ending in the beauty of Killarney .Our hearts and minds were pleasantly filled with the spirit of Ireland through the passion that Pat brings everyday with those he tours . He will take you places others will never go .. book you into the most glorious accommodations and help you to savior the delicacies of Ireland . And of course you will go to pubs .. have a taste of Irish music / dance and a few pints along the way ! There is no other way and no other touring company to hire than Pat Buckley’s Personal Irish Tours . He and his son Patrick will exceed your expectations. Thank you Pat . Mike , Kathleen, Michael , Debbie , Cyndi and Jim
Patrick is the Best
I could not imagine a better tour guide than Patrick. He is patient, kind and knows everything about Ireland. Our trip to Ireland was amazing in itself, but to have Patrick guide us through this journey was a difference maker. Patrick went out of his way to make everything convenient and informative for us and it genuinely enhanced our trip. Would recommend Patrick to anyone traveling to Ireland.
Best Tour Service Ever
We can’t say enough about how special the son Patrick’ s assistance is…..he really made our trip to Ireland an experience we will never forget. He was standing there smiling when we got off a long flight from LA, welcomed us to Ireland, and took care of our every need. Each day he planned for us was perfect – Ring of Kerry, Donlough’s Gap, Dingle Peninsula, Sheep Dog runs, Holding a Baby Lamb, the Abby, Muckross, and many more. Patrick was so considerate and helpful and noticed that we liked Diet Coke and brought some along and even thought of bringing ice! He really knew his country, was knowledgeable about history, and was both delightful and fun. He made us fall in love with Ireland. This is a tour service we highly recommend !!!
The Best Guide in the Business
Where do I even begin? We were lucky enough to have Pat as our driver and it was such an unforgettable experience. He took us off the beaten path and taught us a lot about Ireland. He is driving history lesson. More importantly, he is wonderful gent and goes out of his way to accommodate. Also, he is hilarious. You may have set plans, and that is not a bad thing, but be open to what Pat can show you. You’ll miss out otherwise. If you fly into Shannon, be sure to have that first Guinness at Durty Nelly’s. I’ve been on Irish tours before, and while the previous one was great, it did not compare to being with Pat. I loved Ireland before this recent trip but now it is on a new level. You’d be a fool to book elsewhere. I did not get to meet Pat Jr., but if he is anything like his dad, you’ll be in good hands. I really can’t recommend Personal Irish Tours enough!
Best Trip ever!
We spent 10 days with Patrick of Personal Irish Tours. There were four of us (2 couples). Patrick and his Dad Pat worked with us for 7 months planning the trip to make it exactly what we wanted. We were not disappointed. From the clean comfortable Mercedes van Waiting for us every morning, the great knowledge of our guide to personal dinner bookings. Everything was great! Patrick knew all the places to take us to stay away from the tourists to see the beauty of the country. He was also flexible to find places and activities that we were interested in. He went above and beyond to accommodate our schedule. After the second day we were satisfied that it was well worth the cost !! We even got Pat involved in finding geocashes. I highly recommend them!!
The best way to experience Ireland
One of the best decisions I have ever made was to choose to experience Ireland with Personal Irish Tours. We had Mossie as our guide and driver for 3 days and I cannot thank him enough for making our visit so enjoyable. Our tour included the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula and a drive from Dingle to Doolin taking in the Burren. The Mercedes van was incredibly comfortable and Mossie was so accommodating in stopping if we asked him to and taking us places that are not on any regular tour but simply magical (and some delicious lunch stops). Having the smaller van allowed us to travel on some roads that the big tour buses cannot travel on. Pat was so helpful before we left Canada in recommendations and finding out what we were looking for in the trip. Communication was flawless and ongoing. We would not have enjoyed the beauty of Ireland and its people as much if it had not been for Pat and Mossie. A big thank you from Canada.
A great way to tour the countryside and visit the must-see sights.
This was our first experience travelling with Personal Irish Tours and it was everything we had hoped for and more. Patrick was an excellent, caring and flexible guide who went out of his way to accommodate us. A very good driver who provided a comfortable and relaxed journey. Patrick made our vacation a very special and memorable experience.
Everything you’d want in a tour guide for an extraordinary and personalized experience
My wife and I visited Ireland for the first time and had been recommended Personal Irish Tours by a friend. We arranged for a 4 day tour from Kinsale around the Wild Atlantic Way to Killarney then around the ring of Kerry to Galway, and then being dropped in Dublin for us to explore on our own and watch the Gaelic Football All-Ireland final championship rematch. Patrick Jr. served as our tour guide and he was delightful, knowledgeable and provided us with a customized sightseeing experience. He took us to stone circles, pubs, castles, cathedrals, restaurants, monastic sites, and other historical sites that made the trip fun, interesting and a truly an unforgettable experience. Paddy Jr. became our friend and history teacher…. and I would recommend Personal Irish Tours to anyone that wants to have it all while touring Ireland. Brilliant!
Best. Trip. Ever!
I have just returned from another great trip to the beautiful country of Ireland and it was amazing. This was my second trip with Pat Buckley. The first was about 6 years ago with my sisters and mom. This time I took my husband and a friend. We had 8 days with Pat. He picked us up in Dun Loaghaire and took us around the southern and western coast line. The Mercedes van is comfortable and spacious. He figured out our whole itinerary and booked our hotels. He was open to changing anything on any day. As usual, spending the days with him was very enjoyable and he is extremely knowledgeable about all the places we visited. He even through in some lovely “secret drives” and really showed us all the most beautiful places. I highly recommend a trip with Pat Buckley on Personal Irish Tours.
Krissy – September 2019 View More Testimonials on TripAdvisor