From the moment I received our first email response from Eric at Ireland With Locals, I knew we had chosen the right company for a full day private tour of Dublin, Newgrange, Slane and the surrounding countryside. Every aspect of our tour was exceptional, including the vehicle, timeliness, destinations and the extensive local and historical information that was shared with us. Eric is top-notch, and his knowledge, connections in the community which enhance the experience, and his always friendly demeanor (even after a full day with my wife and I) was exemplary. We will be visiting Dublin again in May 2019, and we will arrange another private tour with Eric and Ireland with locals. Outstanding experience.

Fred Hipwell Las Vegas Nevada

Exceptional (Newgrange Tour) Feb 2019, ★★★★★

We engaged Ireland With Locals for two whole days and one half-day of private touring starting from our hotel in Dublin. Their vehicles were late model Mercedes (sedan and van) all immaculately maintained. Our driver and guide for all three tours was Andrew. He was a great driver who always had us at our next destination safely and right on time. He was also very knowledgeable, not only about our scheduled itinerary but provided a wealth of additional information, taking us to a number of interesting ‘unscheduled’ sights en route. We very much enjoyed our time with Andrew and would recommend Ireland With Locals to anyone looking for a private day tour out of Dublin.
Jeff Spiro, Connecticut

Great driver (Mulit day Tours) Sept 2018, ★★★★★

Great tour, would recommend it to anyone wanting to be informed about Dublin. Great vehicle too – Range Rover! ideal as all passengers whether front or in the back could see. Eric was friendly with a great Irish sense of humour & thoroughly professional. I have no hesitation in giving this tour 5 stars.
B Barker, USA

Great tour , ★★★★★

Thank you for arranging our transportation on our recent trip toIreland. We were very pleased with everything you provided.
Your son Eric was outstanding, extremely helpful and the most attentive person I have met in years.
Thank you again for everything you did to make our stay inIrelandmost enjoyable.
J Crowe

Extremely helpful and the most attentive, ★★★★★

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for the outstanding service you provided my family & me during our visit to Ireland last week. You were constantly prompt, dependable & helpful throughout our stay.

Tom & Jill, PA

prompt, dependable & helpful, ★★★★★

Dear Frank, The time you spent with us enhanced our visit immeasurably. It was particularly valuable in our case because of where we were staying, you know how to make anyone’s stay first class

D Wright

You know how to make anyone’s stay first class, ★★★★★

Hello Eric, I must apologize—I was under the impression that I had sent you an email letting you know how thrilled the Linens & Lyons were with your knowledge of your country. They truly enjoyed their time with you in Ireland

thrilled, ★★★★★

I’m not sure where to begin to thank you for your contribution to making our trip to Ireland so special. ….. We feel we were able to see so much more of the country because you knew all the ins and outs of getting us to places…… I have written down several of your ‘pearls of wisdom’ and will put them in my memoirs….
Thanks for your contribution in making our trip a true highlight in our lives.
K Sandquist

highlight in our lives, ★★★★★

Hello Eric,

First of all it was a pleasure meeting you and we would like to extend to you a huge thank you, for a fantastic day in Ireland!!!

We enjoyed the tastings, the drive and the park was so beautiful. Your a great guide to have with all of the different facts of Ireland that you gave us. It was a terrific day!

Thank you for a fantastic day, ★★★★★

Hello Eric,

Thank you very much for taking such good care of my clients! They had a terrific trip thanks to your efforts and, or course, the beauty of Ireland!

I certainly appreciate all of the extras that you provided. They had a lot of fun!

I hope to work with you again in the near future.


I certainly appreciate all of the extras that you provided, ★★★★★

Hi Eric

I just wanted to write you a note to say thank you for one of the best vacations I have ever had, you made everything extra special

I feel like I truly know so much of Ireland that I am in love with the country and its people

Tons of good wishes to you, your family and your business

With great appreciation

Rosa V And the Harts

Thank you for one of the best vacations I have ever had, ★★★★★

I wanted to thank you so much for all that you did to make our family trip so memorable—you are the consummate pro plus a terrific guy—everyone had a fabulous time with a lot of that thanks to your exceptional efforts—maybe you’ll see Sarah again soon and hope we see you in June 2017—again our warmest thanks–G

We just returned from our day with Bernard and all we can say is wow! What a great day and an incredible way to see Ireland highlights that we would have never seen. Bernard was excellent and very knowledgeable not to mention passionate about his job and history.
I was remiss in not tipping him directly as we clearly felt he earned a tip but I did not know the protocol. Can you please add 100 euros to our bill and give it to Bernard with our extended thanks.
We will add some comments to your page on Trip Advisor as well. Thanks again.

Joe Bartoletti

What a Great Day!

When we returned home from our trip friends and family asked how it was. The food, the people, the scenery and landscape were all incredible…but we had by far the best experience because of Eric. He knew where to go, where to eat and drink, and truly gave us the local experience. Highly recommend to anyone traveling to Ireland!

Moani Baumfalk USA

Highly recommend (Extended Tour) Oct 2018, ★★★★★

What a fantastic time we had with Bernard. A great tour guide and very knowledgeable. We even treated him to ice cream at the end! Would highly recommend Ireland with Locals. A 5-star experience. We will be back!
Claire UK

Great tour, ★★★★★

I had a completely enjoyable trip on my drive from Cork to Dublin with Andrew. Totally professional, very knowledgeable about the area and a great conversationalist! He gave me just enough space to enjoy the time to myself while also being attentive and courteous. I would highly recommend Ireland With Locals for any tour.

Annette Bloom California

Totally professional (Multi Day Tour) July 2018, ★★★★★

The owner Eric from the start was very efficient in his communication and our driver Andrew was prompt at 9AM! Beautiful Mercedes vehicle that was very comfortable for the day..

Andrew was very accommodating with my two girls , ages 9 and 11. The trip’s itinerary focused on Newgrange and then a few stops throughout Meath, Louth and through north Dublin! Would definitely recommend and use again….
John Duffy Maine, USA

Would definitely recommend (Newgrange Tour) April 2018, ★★★★★

This Tour exceeded all expectations the guide Bernie was so knowledgeable, charming, helpful and nothing was too much. He listened to us and took us to places he knew would be of interest to us. There is no way you would be able to see as much of Dublin as we did with Ireland with Locals. I would recommend them to anyone.
Paula Hamilton UK

Tour exceeded all expectations (Dublin City tour), ★★★★★

From start to finish and then some the service was excellent, the car was top luxury Mercedes. They did a great job of blending what we wanted to see and what we could/should see. They went beyond as well, excellent food recommendations after the tour as well. Use them, you will not regret it.

Gary Gruen, USA

(Newgrange & Wicklow Tour) Sept 2018, ★★★★★

Dear Frank, The time you spent with us enhanced our visit immeasurably. It was particularly valuable in our case because of where we were staying, you know how to make anyone’s stay first class
D Wright

You know how to make anyone’s stay first class, ★★★★★

Thank you very much for making our “Holiday” so special. You have a special talent that you offer on a daily basis that made our trip extremely memorable. Your knowledge (and love) ofIrelandhelped bring our dream trip into reality. You are very good at your profession. Your humor and wit made the days pass by quite pleasently. Thanks to you we had a fabulous time – We wish you and your family the best in the future Thanks again!
P Sandquist

Extremely memorable, ★★★★★

My husband and I both enjoyed our tour with Eric. He is very knowledgeable and thorough. We spent a couple of hours in the city, giving us a very good tour of Dublin. We drove out to Powers court Gardens and the Wicklow Mountains. We were unable to get over the mountain because of snow covered roads, but Eric maneuvered the Range Rover and we went through Glendalough and back to Dublin. After a long day, Eric asked if there was anything else we still wanted to see in Dublin.

Laurie W, New York.

Careful driver, great guide!, ★★★★★

Eric was there waiting for us when we left the ship. His vehicle was clean, new and spacious. He was extremely professional and VERY well-informed about everything we saw in Dublin. And he went the extra mile by looking up the movie times for Harry Potter, which we wanted to see (we are huge Harry Potter fans) while our ship overnighted in Dublin. Thanks for a great day, Eric!
C Goode

extremely professional, ★★★★★

Hello Eric, Jeff and I wanted to extend another special thank you to you for all that you did to enhance our trip to Ireland!!!
We ate at Langtons Pub and Oscars – WOW was Oscars AWESOME!!! OUR BEST MEAL IN ALL OF IRELAND.

Thank you for taking the time to give us such great recommendations! If you ever in WI – email us and we will return the favorJ

Take Care

Jeff & Wendy Rainer

Another special, thank you!, ★★★★★

Hi Eric:

Just a short note to say a special “thank you” for the very nice tour you gave us through the Wicklow mountains. Denny and Sherry thoroughly enjoyed it and loved their first glimpse of Ireland and the beautiful seaside and the hills…….great scenery. Your professionalism yet friendliness makes for a very nice tour.

You certainly did a great job of giving us some nice history, beautiful views, and covered a lot of ground in our short time frame. We also enjoyed the conversations and sharing ideas related to current affairs, education, family and youth. Needless to say we enjoyed your Irish wit!

I will be placing a comment on your new website when it is up and running (be sure and let me know), and we would not hesitate to recommend you to any of our friends who may be making a trip back to Ireland. Just the short time there gave Pat and myself some other thoughts about wanting to make another trip to Ireland again next year. We will see how it goes.


A special “thank you”, ★★★★★

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