Private Guided Tours of The Ancient East Ireland

In a one week long tour all or any of the following can be included:

For longer tours of more than 7 days any of the extended tour options listed can be combined depending on your time available and energy levels

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As one of Ireland’s very few fully approved national tour guides with all the required licenses to drive small private groups around all the sites it will be my pleasure to accompany you on your Irish adventure. You will see much more in your short time with someone who can give you all the information, background and understanding of the rich culture, landscape and history of Ireland while being right there beside you. No long queues in large buses. A real connection with the places you visit and tips for all the best places to eat and stay.

Tours are normally in my own Luxury Six Seat Mercedes Limousine with air-conditioning and complimentary water on board. For larger groups a bigger vehicle can be arranged.

  • The Dublin City Highlights Tour. A drive around Dublin’s historic city sites and sights.
  • The Wicklow Mountain’s National Park with its stunning scenery at Glendalough and the famous Sally Gap and Guinness owned lake.
  • Powerscourt Gardens. Voted the 3rd Greatest Garden in the World this is a very special experience and a must see on any Wicklow tour.
  • The National Stud & Japanese Gardens Co Kildare. The Muesum of the Irish Horse as Ireland is famous for its horse breeding and The Japanese Garden is a very beautiful garden designed by a genuine Japanese Master in 1904 .
  • The Rock of Cashel. The ancient seat of the Kings of Munster this stunning fortress site which was originally a monastery founded by St Patrick it has a ruined cathedral and the famous Cormac’s Chapel, the last remmanent of a Irish Kings Palace on top of a rocky hill in the central plain.
  • Waterford and the Copper Coast
  • Kinsale and the Old Head of Kinsale. One of the most historic towns and a spectacular landscape which hosts possibly Ireland’s greatest golf course creation.
  • Kilkenny Irelands best presevered medevial city.
  • Wexford and the Hook Penisula
  • Malahide Castle built by the Norman French in 1174 and occupied by the same family until they left in 1974 it still has it’s original contents in tact. Surounding the castle there are also wonderful gardens famous for exotic plants
  • Howth a little fishing town north of Dublin city and a great favourite for seafood  restaurants with a walk along the pier, There are spectauclar views over Dublin bay from it’s headland.
  • Newgrange  is a 5500 year old Passage Tomb and World Heritage Site older than the pyrimands at Giza.
  • The Boyne Valley, Irelands Royal Valley and heartland of the Irish Nation with its ancient passage grave tombs, the ancient capital at Tara and the largest Norman Castle built in Ireland.
  • The Cooley Peninsula home to the epic tale of the “Táin Bó Cúailgne” also known as “The Cattle Raid of Cooley”, which depicts Cúchulainn’s defence of Ulster against the invading armies of Maeve of Connaught in an attempt to covet “Donn Cúailgne” – “The Brown Bull of Cooley”. This epic tale alongside those told of Fionn MacCumhaill (who rests on the slopes of Slieve Foy) are among the best known stories from Ireland’s wealth of myths and legends among some of the best scenary in Ireland.
  • Monasterboice hosts two of Ireland’s most iconic High Celtic Crosses.


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Customer Reviews

Mark Donovan
Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at 10:10am

We are currently on a tour with John and are so fortunate to have chosen him to show us Ireland. Being our first trip here we had no clue as to where to go, what to see or where to stay. John has more than solved those issues. In addition to being a great person he is a walking encyclopedia of the history of Ireland.

You will find no one better than John to show you Ireland.

Antonio Carney
Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 8:15pm
Christos Floros
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 5:56am
Hermano Tavares
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 10:11pm

John was the first guide I ever been with and still I can say he's certainly one of the best! Not only an extremely wise mind about the entire history of Ireland, John is for sure a great friend as well! Thank you for the excellent time!

Gee Marie
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at 12:02pm

John is an amazing tour guide. His walking tour of Dublin was the 1st tour that my husband and I took when we first arrived in Ireland. He was extremely knowledgable and funny! The rest of our honeymoon we traveled the southern part of Ireland and everywhere we went we said "Thank goodness John told us about this or that..." We will definitely be signing up for more of his tours when we come back to Ireland in the future! Thanks John!!!

Shamshad Hussain
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 9:48pm

John have vast knowledge of Irish historical locations and also a vast knowledge of Irish families settled in America for good and their forefathers. I really impressed by his expertise.

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